‘Sombre and moving’ guard of honour outside Chorley Police Station for senior officer Peter Lawson

Posted on - 29th December, 2023 - 9:05pm | Author - | Posted in - Fylde News, Lancashire Police, People, Preston News, Ribble Valley News, South Ribble News, Wyre News
Assistant Chief Constable Peter Lawson Pic: Lancashire Police
Assistant Chief Constable Peter Lawson Pic: Lancashire Police

Hundreds of police officers created a “sombre and moving” guard of honour outside Chorley Police Station ahead of the funeral of Assistant Chief Constable Peter Lawson.


The service followed the tribute today (Friday 29 December) at Charnock Richard Crematorium.

Dozens of friends, colleagues and officers joined ACC Lawson’s family after his death on 10 December.

Read more: Natural causes confirmed in death of senior Lancashire Police officer Peter Lawson

Peter Lawson's funeral Pic: Lancashire Police
Tributes were paid to ‘great leader’ Peter Lawson Pic: Lancashire Police

Senior officers attended the service, including Chief Constable Chris Rowley, members of Lancashire Constabulary’s chief officer team, representatives from regional forces and former Lancashire Constabulary Chief Officers.


A Lancashire Police spokesperson said: “The loss of such a popular and well-respected colleague has affected all of us, especially those closest to Peter, and we’d like to share our gratitude and admiration for the incredible strength and resilience officers and police staff have shown over the past couple of weeks.

“As well as being a great leader, his quick wit, compassion and reliability were just a few of the things that made Peter the incredible person that he was. The sheer number of positive comments about Pete upon the news of his death are testament to the individual that he was.

“As a force we will continue to support Peter’s family and honour his memory.”

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