A KIND-HEARTED youngster from Delph has received a special Certificate of Appreciation from GMP Saddleworth and Lees after he wrote to them about the death of their colleague.
Connor Howard, 12, sent the card to the policing team, which is based on Uppermill High Street, to express his sorrow at the loss of PC Keith Palmer.
PC Palmer was killed in the line of duty by terrorist, Khalid Masood, at the Houses of Parliament on March 22.
GMP Saddleworth and Lees posted on their Facebook page to express their appreciation at receiving the heartfelt, hand-written note from young Connor.
They said: “It was a lovely card in which Connor expressed his sorrow for the loss of PC Keith Palmer, adding that he really appreciated what the police do and he wanted us to know that he supported us.
“For a young man of 12 years old to come forward with such heartfelt words really touched the team and we wanted to recognize his support by presenting him with a certificate.
“He was thrilled, as was his mum, and he looked justifiably very proud.”
PC Lee Cullen and members of the Saddleworth policing team stood in two minutes’ silence in memory of PC Palmer outside their station on April 10.
They were joined by members of the public, local shop keepers, members of Oldham Mountain Rescue, and Councillor Pam Byrne, chairman of Saddleworth Parish Council.
PC Palmer’s funeral took place today on the same day, and thousands of colleagues lined the route while other poignant silences were held around the country.