Members of the police force from across the country are to meet in Glasgow today to remember officers killed while on duty.

More than 4,000 fallen officers are commemorated and remembered each year as part of National Police Memorial Day.

This year, officers will travel to the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Sunday, September 29 to meet with friends and family of those who have 'made the ultimate sacrifice'.

The day's co-ordinator, Canon David Wilbraham, said the event will serve as a timely reminder of the sacrifices made by officers.

“I think it’s important to remember them, that we remember officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the course of duty," he said.

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"I’m always mindful that when we do that, other officers who are there and their families will be thinking, ‘it could have been me’. So it’s very poignant for those.”

National Police Memorial Day was founded in 2004 by Joe Holness, a Kent Police officer whose colleague had been killed on duty.

David said the event also offers officers, friends, and family the opportunity to pay their respects to their colleagues and loved ones.

“There will be ordinary officers there who just want to be there who have lost a colleague, officers who want to support the day because they see it’s important and, increasingly, a good number of officers from overseas," he added.

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“We’ll be joined by senior Government ministers, by senior officers from forces across the country, and by members of the service, and most importantly, the real VIPs – the families of those who have died on duty.

"And in the course of that service, we will remember them, call them to mind.”