Community will turn out to remember town’s murdered police officer

The Frank Mason memorial is held annually in Bank Court, Hemel Hempstead.

The Frank Mason memorial is held annually in Bank Court, Hemel Hempstead.

  • PC Frank Mason was shot by bank thieves on April 14, 1988
  • Each year Herts Constabulary presented an award in his honour to an outstanding police officer
  • The community can attend the public wreath laying in Bank Court from 12.30pm
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The community will turn out on Tuesday to remember Hemel Hempstead’s fallen police officer Frank Mason.

Every year, on the anniversary of his killing, Hertfordshire Constabulary comes together privately with PC Mason’s family to present an award in his honour before a public service in Bank Court - the scene of the murder.

PC Frank Mason

PC Frank Mason

PC Mason was just 27 when his life was cut short as he attempted to stop an armed raid in the town centre. He had been off duty and was walking his dog when he came across the crime in action and bravely stepped in.

The cowardly thieves shot him in the back as he attempted to arrest one of the robbers outside Barclays bank in 1988.

Each year the force presents an award in his name to an outstanding serving officer who has been deemed to have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

The public can pay their respects to PC Mason during the public wreath laying service in Bank Court from 12.30pm on April 14.