Murdered police officer Keith Palmer laid to rest in London

Murdered police officer Keith Palmer laid to rest in London
By Christopher Cummins with Agencies
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Murdered police officer Keith Palmer laid to rest in London

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The funeral of murdered police officer PC Keith Palmer has taken place in London.

Thousands of his colleagues lined the route of a funeral cortege,starting at the Palace of Westminster.

The solidarity from colleagues across the country who #standforkeith today has been overwhelming #pckeithpalmerpic.twitter.com/T1wHlzMd4v

— The PDTrust (@thepdtrust) April 10, 2017

PC Palmer leaves a wife and five-year-old daughter.

Rest in peace, PC Keith Palmer #cafc#StandForKeithpic.twitter.com/pDNgWEgUaP

— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) April 10, 2017

He was stabbed to death by Khalid Masood as he attempted to prevent the killer entering the Houses of Parliament.

Masood had already driven his vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge an was intent on continuing his killing spree.

Thoughts, prayers and a hero's salute to #PcKeithPalmer today; at 2pm I will stand still in a small corner of Wales for you RIP in Sir #heropic.twitter.com/VxcT8fYj7A

— David Morgan QPM (@daimogssoapbox) April 10, 2017

Masood was shot by police.

World #PoliceFamily pays its respects at PC Keith Palmer's funeral. Officers from SCPDHq</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Chicago_Police">Chicago_PoliceNYPDnews</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/StandForKeith?src=hash">#StandForKeith</a> <a href="https://t.co/Ssa2yNEQ4n">pic.twitter.com/Ssa2yNEQ4n</a></p>&mdash; Police Professional (PoliceP) April 10, 2017

Keith Palmer’s name has already been added to the National Police Memorial in London.

For those officers unable to attend a two-minute silence was observed outside police stations across the country.

Four people were killed in the terrorist attack and more than 50 injured.

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