Following the tragic death of two Police Officers in Manchester, Derek Barnett, President of the Police Superintendents' Association of England and Wales said:
“Today once again we have seen how police officers pay the ultimate price in losing their lives to protect the public. Whilst we still don't know the full circumstances, this tragic situation demonstrates the uniqueness of the Office of Constable, a duty not to walk away from danger. It also serves as a reminder of the risks that officers face on a regular basis. At the beginning of their tour of duty these two officers would have had no idea what lay ahead of them.
I'm sure few words will offer true comfort to the families, colleagues and friends at such a difficult time, but our thoughts and prayers are with them.”
The Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales is the sole representative body for the senior operational leaders in policing in the ranks of Superintendent and Chief Superintendent.