Policeman's widow chokes back tears at new 40ft-high national memorial for ...

Policeman's widow chokes back tears at new 40ft-high national memorial for ...
Policeman's widow chokes back tears at new 40ft-high national memorial for ...
Policeman's widow chokes back tears at new 40ft-high national memorial for officers who died in the line of duty - a week before the £4m structure opens The 40ft memorial recognises the sacrifice of police who died in the line of duty It will be unveiled in a ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum next week The £4million memorial is the result of a huge seven-year fundraising campaign The arboretum is found just outside the village of Alrewas in Staffordshire

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Standing proud at the head of the tree-lined Millennium Avenue, it is visible to everybody visiting Britain's national centre of remembrance.

This stunning 40ft memorial recognising the sacrifice of police who died in the line of duty will be unveiled in a ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum next week, and the Daily Mail has been given an exclusive first look.

The £4million memorial is the result of a seven-year fundraising campaign and represents an open door to symbolise the dangerous places police officers sometimes have to enter.

The breathtaking structure left widow Gillian Wombwell fighting back the tears when she visited for the first time this week.

This stunning 40ft memorial recognising the sacrifice of police who died in the line of duty will be unveiled in a ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum next week, and the Daily Mail has been given an exclusive first look

This stunning 40ft memorial recognising the sacrifice of police who died in the line of duty will be unveiled in a ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum next week, and the Daily Mail has been given an exclusive first look

Mrs Wombwell's husband David, 25, was one of three police officers shot dead in cold blood

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