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13 June 2017

PC Jon Henry

Bedfordshire Police remember hero PC Jon Henry


Bedfordshire Police officers held a minute’s silence for PC Jon Henry on Sunday 11 June, ten years to the day he was tragically killed shortly after starting his shift. Officers and staff gathered at PC Henry’s memorial in George Street, Luton, to lay flowers and wreaths and to remember their fallen friend and colleague.


On 11 June 2007 PC Henry was murdered in George Street, Luton whilst responding to a report of a man attacking members of the public with a knife. Jon was the first officer at the scene and upon arrival he immediately placed himself between the suspect and members of the public to prevent further harm. He paid the ultimate price when he was stabbed twice, sustaining fatal wounds.


Jon was an extremely effective police officer, well liked and popular with colleagues. He left behind his wife Mary and daughter Maggie, who was only 11 months old at the time of his death.


Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police, Jon Boutcher said: “We must never forget the brave actions of PC Henry ten years ago, and Sunday was a chance for us to spend time remembering him and to pay our respects.


“We remain incredibly proud of him, of the bravery he displayed, and of the sacrifice he made for the safety of his community.”

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