The Essex Police Memorial Trust has overseen the development of three separate memorial items at Police Headquarters to commemorate officers killed on duty.
The first to be completed were the Roll of Honour and Memorial Stone which were unveiled at Police Headquarters in Chelmsford by the Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Lord Braybrooke, on Wednesday 7th October 1992. He was accompanied by the Bishop of Chelmsford who conducted a Service of Dedication.
For many people connected with Essex Police, the day was tinged with sadness as thoughts turned to those who had died. However, there was also satisfaction that after months of effort by many people at last Essex Police had fitting memorials for those officers who had paid the ultimate sacrifice in the course of their duties.
The ceremony was attended by members of the Police Authority, the judiciary, Members of Parliament, the current and past Chief Constables, 123 relatives of those remembered, and was open to all serving or retired police officers and support staff.
Around the same time a commemorative booklet on the Roll of honour was produced by staff at the Essex Police Museum as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Police in Essex.
The third and final phase of work by the Trustees was the hand-scripted Book of Remembrance. On Sunday 30th November 1997 the Chief Constable, John Burrow, announced the inauguration of the Book in a dignified ceremony attended by many of the relatives who had been present for the earlier events.