Thames Valley Police to hold virtual service to commemorate the lives of those lost on the roads

A virtual remembrance service has been recorded and will be available to view online to commemorate the lives of those lost on the roads in Thames Valley.

Friday, 6th November 2020, 2:03 pm
Updated Friday, 6th November 2020, 2:04 pm
Thames Valley Police to hold virtual service to commemorate the lives of those lost on the roads

Held by the Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, two services have been pre-recorded to support the family and friends of those who have lost their lives on our roads as a result of road traffic collisions.

The services, dedicated to each force area, will be available to view online on Sunday 15 November. This coincides with the United Nations World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims, which is recognised across the world.

The Thames Valley Police service, recorded at St Mary the Virgin Church in Thame, was led by Force Chaplain Reverend Helen Arnold and Assistant Force Chaplain Graham Choldcroft.

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Chief Constable John Campbell attended the service alongside police officers and representatives from the ambulance service and the NHS.

In the service is an act of commemoration to remember the names of those who have lost their lives in road traffic collisions.

Superintendent Colin Hudson, Head of the Roads Policing Unit for Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary said: “Sadly, in 2019, 56 people lost their lives on the roads in Thames Valley and another 43 people in Hampshire.

“During the ongoing pandemic it hasn’t been possible to hold our services as we usually would however it is important that we remember those who have lost their lives, provide support to their family and friends, and recognise the professionalism and courage of the emergency services.

“Therefore we will have two services available to watch online from Sunday 15 November and I would encourage the public to take a few moments to join a service.”

Any families who wish to receive an invite to attend future Road Death Memorial Services may contact [email protected]