Prince Daniel pays tribute to fallen police officers – Royal Central
Elisabeth Toll, Kungl. Hovstaterna
A total of 121 people have lost their lives in the service since the nationalization of the Swedish police. This weekend, Prince Daniel of Sweden attended a ceremony in honor of the police officers who died in the line of duty. The memorial service of the police authority in Kungsholm church took place in Stockholm last Saturday.
During the memorial service in the church, the 121 police employees who have lost their lives in the service since the police nationalization in 1965 were honored. The police marching band began the memorial service with a trumpet marching band. The ceremony included music by the Police Musical Corps, Police Choir and soloists, as well as speeches. Regional Police Chiefs Klas Johansson, Carina Persson and Micael Säll Lindahl each delivered a speech on an incident in which a colleague died in the line of duty. During the ceremony, a minute of silence was also observed.
Swedish Police Memorial Day was established in 2019, and it always falls on the first Saturday in October, with a ceremony taking place every two years.
The Prince expressed his strong support for the Swedish police, and earlier this year the Prince gave a speech in which he said: “The Crown Princess and I have had the privilege of visiting many police stations in several regions of our country. We are always filled with admiration and respect for the police officers we meet. We know the public is very demanding of you, but we also know that you are at least as demanding of yourself.. “
The Swedish Police Authority is Sweden’s national police force responsible for law enforcement, general social order and public safety in the country. The agency is headed by the national police commissioner, who is appointed by the government. It is one of the largest government agencies in Sweden, with more than 28,500 employees, of which police officers made up around 75 percent of the staff. It takes two and a half years to become a police officer in Sweden.