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Salute for stabbed Pc at funeral
Jon Henry
Representatives of the UK's police forces attended the funeral
Relatives, friends and colleagues of a police officer who died while on duty have paid their final respects to him.

Members of the public also joined the congregation for a funeral service for Pc Jonathan Henry, 36, at the Holy Ghost Roman Catholic Church in Luton.

The service, taken by Monsignor Kevin McGinnell, took place on the second anniversary of his marriage to his wife, Mary.

Representatives from all 43 UK police forces were also in attendance.

Funeral cortege

Pc Henry's coffin had been received into the church with full police honours on Sunday night when his daughter, Maggie, who was a year old last Thursday, attended.

Mrs Henry entered the church alongside the priest, followed by Pc Henry's mother, Dina, father, Alex, and his brothers and sisters.

Pc Jon Henry with his baby daughter Maggie (Police handout)
Pc Jon Henry, from Luton, leaves a wife and daughter

Nineteen police officers, in full uniform, formed a guard of honour for the family as they entered the church.

Pc Henry was stabbed in June after responding to 999 calls reporting an attack on a window cleaner in Luton, Bedfordshire.

After the service, Pc Henry's funeral cortege stopped outside Luton police station so colleagues could pay their last respects.

Bedfordshire Chief Constable Gillian Parker took the salute, before a private burial in Stopsley cemetery.

Tennyson Obih, 27, of Winsdon Road, Luton, has been charged with murder.


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