Two minute silence for PC Palmer

The funeral of PC Keith Palmer, who was killed in the Westminster attack, will take place in London's Southwark Cathedral later.

Two thousand Met officers will be on duty for the funeral in policing and ceremonial roles, while many others from forces across the United Kingdom are expected to attend.

SILENCE fell at police stations across the county and country as comrades paid tribute to fallen officer PC Keith Palmer.

Suffolk's Chief Constable Gareth Davies and Darren Harris, chairman of the Suffolk Police Federation, will be among those attending the funeral representing Suffolk police.

Before attacking PC Palmer, Masood drove his auto into crowds on Westminster Bridge, killing four people and injuring dozens more.

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His funeral procession - led by the Metropolitan Police Colour Party and a "Black Guard" of mounted officers - travelled from the Palace of Westminster along Millbank before crossing Lambeth Bridge.

Officers wearing dress uniform with white gloves and medals stood with heads bowed during a two-minute silence at the start of the service.

As PC Palmer's family and colleagues gathered for his funeral in Southwark Cathedral, speakers broadcast the ceremony to those outside.

Palmer had not hesitated to act when confronted by a terrorist, she said.

"Officers from all over the country are coming to London to join their Metropolitan Police colleagues to line the route".

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Police Chief Inspector Neil Sawyer said in his eulogy that the entire force is proud of Palmer.

During the funeral procession Monday, it was covered with a floral tribute that read: "Number 1 Daddy".

Masood had already driven his vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge an was intent on continuing his killing spree. He was shot dead by an armed officer.

PC Palmer's was taken to a chapel inside parliament on Sunday, where a private service was held after Queen Elizabeth II granted special dispensation.

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