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Prince Charles meets fallen officers’ families

PSNI members who died on duty were remembered at a reception in London hosted by the Prince of Wales yesterday.

The prince and the Duchess of Cornwall welcomed the families of 10 officers killed on duty to Clarence House where the warm weather allowed them to greet their guests in the garden.

The prince met Kate Carroll, the widow of PSNI officer Stephen Carroll, who was murdered in Craigavon, Co Armagh, on March 9, 2009, after being called out when the window of a home on a quiet estate was smashed.

Mrs Carroll first met the prince when he visited police HQ in Belfast in May.

Also among the guests were the families of four officers killed when their vehicle crashed in Co Down in 2008 as they responded to a call for assistance from other officers.

Kevin Gorman (24), Declan Greene (39), Kenneth Irvine (30) and James Magee (27) were all based in Kilkeel.

Constable Gorman's partner Debbie Morrison was expecting their second child when he was killed and she took Shannyn, two next week, and one-year-old Abigayl to the reception.

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