23rd August 1971 will forever be remembered by members of Lancashire Constabulary, Rotarians & the wider community of Blackpool.
23rd August 2021 marks the 50th Anniversary of the tragic death of Superintendent Gerald "Gerry" Richardson.
He was one of the highest ranking officers to be murdered in the line of duty in Great Britain. Posthumously awarded the George Cross.
The Superintendent Gerald Richardson Memorial Youth Trust was set up in his memory to support local youth & continues to this day.
The National Association of Retired Police Officers paid tribute to Gerry at Layton Cemetry
Palatine Club member Ken MacKay and Chief Constable Chris Rowley spoke about Gerry and the incident, and a prayer was said. Floral tributes were then laid by the Chief Constable, Superintendents Association, Blackpool Division, Police Federation, NARPO along with flowers from Tony Collum, [Maureen’s brother] Mike Leary, Tony Rae, and the Rogerson family.
There were approximately 50 to 60 people present at Gerry’s graveside and it good to meet up with many friends and colleagues.