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Elizabethofseasons Report 22 Sep 2013 23:26

Dear All



"Lord I ask for courage

Courage to face and
Conquer my own fears...

Courage to take me
Where others will not go...

I ask for strength

Strength of body to protect others
And strength of spirit to lead others...

I ask for dedication

Dedication to my job, to do it well
Dedication to my community
To keep it safe...

Give me Lord, concern
For others who trust me
And compassion for those who need me...

And please Lord

Through it all
Be at my side... "

--Author Unknown


A Metropolitan Police traffic officer who was hurt in a hit-and-run incident
in south London has died.

PC Andrew Duncan, 47, was on foot when he tried to stop a car in Sutton.

A 25-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury while
dangerous driving has now been arrested on suspicion of murder.


Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, said:

"On behalf of the Metropolitan Police family,
I would like to offer my sincere condolences to his wife and children,
parents, family and friends.

"Andy was a hard working and courageous policeman.

He served the community as both a police officer and as a scouting volunteer.

"The night he was injured, he was doing a job that he loved and we all had every right to expect he would return safely to his home and family - tragically that was not the case."


London Mayor Boris Johnson said:

"His death is a tragedy and a reminder of the courage and sacrifice shown daily by the men and women who keep London safe”


Take very gentle care
Sincere wishes
Elizabeth, EOS


RolloTheRed Report 23 Sep 2013 08:08

"The Final Inspection"

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell.

( This is a US poem but closer to reality. Several of my rellies are/were London coppers.)


AnnCardiff Report 23 Sep 2013 09:01

condolences to his family and let's hope the punishment fits the crime for this heartless driver

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 23 Sep 2013 09:17

That brought tears to my eyes
My late husband who died 2 years ago was a Met policeman for 25 years and it is his 79 th birthday today
It is so sad,we owe an awful lot to the police and sometimes they get a lot of unnecessary critism.
Condolences to his family.


Harry Report 23 Sep 2013 10:35

Very good and apt postings.

Happy days


OneFootInTheGrave Report 23 Sep 2013 11:19

Another policeman killed doing his job, his family, friends, and colleagues must be devastated, despite some of the bad publicity the police get, our police, on the whole, do a marvellous job and one which is fraught with danger.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family at what must be a very difficult time for them.

I hope that when those responsible for this ghastly crime are brought to court that the judge passes a sentence that sends out a message that says - if you kill a police officer you will go to jail for a very long time.

R.I.P. Andrew Duncan


ChrisofWessex Report 23 Sep 2013 11:40

Am thankful for our police force. My thoughts and condolences to his family.

I do hope the offender gets a real sentence.


Chrissie2394 Report 25 Sep 2013 06:00

That brought tears to my eyes too.

As a retired police officer, when I hear of an officer being killed on duty I do think there but for the grace of God.

Unfortunately I don't think the punishment ever fits the crime. Too much concern for the criminals rights.

R.I.P Andrew Duncan and condolences to your family.


Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 25 Sep 2013 06:11

Rest in Peace, Andrew, life's work well done.

My thoughts go out to his family, friends and colleagues. What a waste of a good man, why isn't it the criminals who suffer? I hope that moron who killed PC Duncan is locked away for a very long time, altho his family might miss him they won't have lost him forever.