It is sad to report two female police officers have been killed on duty.
The news story and their tributes are included below:
Fiona Bone And Nicola Hughes, Unarmed Female Police Officers, Killed In U.K. LONDON — Two unarmed officers were gunned down by a wanted fugitive in the Manchester area of northern England on Tuesday, police said. The dramatic shooting shocked the country, but a top officer dismissed calls to issue his force with more firearms.
Chief Constable Peter Fahy told a news conference that Fiona Bone – a 32-year-old who was planning her wedding – and Nicola Hughes, 23, died shortly after the gunman opened fire and set off a grenade in Hattersley, a suburban area about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from central Manchester. Read more
Greater Manchester Police pay tribute to murdered policewomen (story & video) – Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, were in the Mottram district of Greater Manchester when they were gunned down.
Shortly after the incident Dale Cregan, 29, who was being sought in connection with a gun and grenade attack in the city, walked into a police station and was arrested on suspicion of murder. Read more and view video