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Monday, April 10, 2017

Thousands of police line the streets of London to pay respects to hero Westminster PC Palmer before he is laid to rest Monday April 10,2017

Thousands of police officers from across the country have lined the streets of central London as Britain pays their respects to hero PC Keith Palmer

In stirring scenes, more than 5,000 rank-and-file officers from every force in Britain spread their way along the two-mile cortege route from the Palace of Westminster to Southwark Cathedral, where the constable's funeral is taking place.

They were joined by an estimated 50,000 members of the public, as well as around 50 members of the PC's family, who gathered in sombre silence to pay their respects to the fallen officer.

The 48-year-old, a loyal Charlton Athletic fan, was murdered by Khalid Masood last month as he carried out his duties on the cobbled forecourt of the Palace of Westminster. Minutes earlier, the knife-wielding terrorist had mown down scores of innocent pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in an 82-second rampage.

Colleagues are pictured carrying PC Keith Palmer's coffin into the hearse ahead of the funeral this afternoon. The hearse was adorned with flowers which read: 'No 1 Daddy'. PC Palmer, 48, was a father of one from south London 

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