Devon & Cornwall Police cover cars in poppies for first time

Devon and Cornwall Police have made a fantastic gesture to show respect for those who have sacrificed their lives for British freedom, covering their two patrol cars in poppies in the run up to Remembrance Sunday.

The force tweeted that that they wanted “remember the 34 D&C police officers who died during the First World War and show our support to the #PoppyAppeal”.

Devon and Cornwall Police Chief Constable, Shaun Sawyer, said: “The two poppy cars this year are part of our Remembrance Service where we continue to support our armed forces in a public way, particularly as we mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

“Around 360 police officers from the two counties served in the armed forces during the war with 34 losing their lives.  This year we have invited members of their families to join our service at HQ to learn about their stories and remember their sacrifice.

“We hope that the car will remind people of the sacrifices that were made and encourage people to go out and buy a poppy ahead of this year’s Remembrance Day and actively engage with the Royal British Legion’s campaign.”

Sgt Harry Tangye was among those welcoming the move. He tweeted: “Proud of my force for doing this. Great effort and so important to remember all those that gave their lives.”

Tremendous to see such respect shown. More of this please.