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Memorial dedicated to killed Pc
Ged Walker memorial
The memorial stone was unveiled in front of a crowd of 400 people
A memorial has been unveiled in Nottingham to honour a police dog-handler killed in the line of duty.

Pc Ged Walker was dragged to his death by a stolen taxi as he tried to arrest the driver.

Former drug addict David Parfitt from Nottingham was jailed in 2003 for 13 years for manslaughter.

The memorial stone was placed at the junction of St Albans Road and Cantrell Road in Bulwell in front of a crowd of 400 people.

Pc Walker's widow Tracy and Notts Chief Constable Steve Green were joined at the unveiling by film director Michael Winner, founder of the Police Memorial Trust.

Pc Walker died in hospital two days after he was dragged down a street and hit a concrete bollard.

Mrs Walker said: "We lost everything that day, we lost our happiness, our security and the future we had planned.

"I lost a husband and friend and Rebecca and Matt lost a dad they adored and loved.

"Today is not an easy day for us - it is yet another confirmation that we will never see Ged again."

Pc Ged Walker
Pc Walker died trying to capture a thief

Convicted robber Parfitt had been on licence at the time when Pc Walker died.

Mr Winner, who founded the Police Memorial Trust, described Ged Walker as "a man who, like all the police in our nation, had an extraordinary job description.

He added: "When someone says 'the police are never there when you need them' tell them about Ged Walker."

Chief Constable Steve Green said: "Today is a day of enormous pride because of everything that Ged did. He's a hero as far as I'm concerned.

"But equally massive sadness - I still find it hard to come to this place because of the memories of that day."


SEE ALSO:
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