POLICE officers from forces around the UK flanked the funeral cortège of PC Keith Palmer, on Monday, in tribute to their fellow officer, who was stabbed to death in the Westminster attack last month.
His coffin was driven from the Palace of Westminster (having rested overnight in the chapel of St Mary Undercroft) to Southwark Cathedral, led by the Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons, Prebendary Rose Hudson-Wilkin (left), and the Senior Chaplain of the Metropolitan Police Force, Prebendary Jonathan Osborne.
The Dean of Southwark Cathedral, the Very Revd Andrew Nunn, said in his sermon: “Though we may not see it now, that supreme act of love that, in a split second, led Keith to act as he did, for each of us here, will bear fruit, fruit that will last. For evil to succeed all it takes is for a good man to do nothing. This good man did something, gave everything. Evil will not succeed — it has already been defeated.”