Behind one dead policeman are thousands of other public servants – all prepared to put their lives on the line to keep you, me and our families safe.
Perhaps those in power should remember, we vote to send our representatives to Westminster. Yet once in the corridors of power they forget. They continue to cut spending on essential services. They walk past the men and women who,as we have seen, are prepared to die to uphold peace and security in our streets.
Prayers and vigils will not return someone’s husband, wife son or daughter. Recognition of their value should NOT mean government cuts in staff numbers. It should NOT mean a wage freeze or paltry payrises of less than the cost of living .
The prayers should turn into meaningful demands for higher salaries for those who live on the front line every day of their lives.