Killed Ilford Pc Phillip Walters remembered 17 years on

Police officers lined the road to remember the life lost by Pc Phillip Walters while answering a routine call out.

Pc Phillip Walters was remembered today by family, friends and colleagues to coincide with the 17th anniversary of his death.

He was shot dead in Empress Avenue, Ilford on April 18, 1995, after being called to a domestic disturbance.

Met police commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe, speaking at the memorial, said: “I am really happy everyone is here today to remember Phillip and pay their respects.

“He didn’t know what he was getting into and we are all proud of him. Thank you for being here.”

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Pc Phillips’ father, step mother, sister and nephew as well as his colleagues placed wreaths beside the memorial and a minutes silence was held.

Pc Phillip Walters’ father Colin said: “It is really nice that Phillip’s colleagues still commemorate the anniversary of his death 17 years on and they have come out in force today.

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“I think it is important for officers and the public to come along and recognise the risks the police make to keep our streets safe and it is important for them to act cautiously.”

Borough commander Det Ch Supt Sue Williams added: “We would like to work with the family to do something special to commemorate the 20th anniversary.”

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