First Minister honours RUC's fallen heroes
First Minister Arlene Foster has described a visit to a memorial garden to fallen police officers as an “incredibly poignant and personal experience”.
The DUP leader received a tour of the Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation Garden at Brooklyn in east Belfast.
It was created as a tribute to policing in Northern Ireland and in particular to the service and sacrifice of RUC officers.
Mrs Foster said she found the experience “truly humbling”.
“To see at first-hand the names of those officers who served for the RUC and sacrificed their lives was an incredibly poignant and personal experience,” she added.
“This garden provides a place of reflection and serenity for family members and the public to come and pay their respects to the service and sacrifice of RUC officers over many decades. I commend the hard work of all the volunteers to keep their tranquil retreat as special as it is.”