A BRAVE police officer who died chasing burglars in Twickenham 10 years ago, was proudly remembered by friends, family and colleagues this week.
PC Kulwant Singh Sidhu was 24 when, late at night on October 24 1999, he fell through a glass skylight while chasing suspects across the roof of a workshop in Colne Road.
Borough commander Rick Turner, Detective Sergeant Gurpal Virdi - the longest-serving Sikh officer in the Met - and representatives from the Home Office and Richmond Council joined dozens at the memorial event.
"Tragically, PC Kulwant Sidhu was killed in the execution of his duty while chasing suspected burglars in October 1999," said Mr Turner.
"All staff who remember Kulwant remember his professionalism and commitment to protecting the community and the great sense of respect from all who knew him. He is sadly missed but never forgotten."
A wreath was laid at the existing memorial stone in Mereway Road, where prayers were said in Punjabi before the group made its way to Twickenham police station, where a plaque was unveiled by his parents.
DS Virdi said: "Kulwant made the ultimate sacrifice at such a young age. His memory will outlive all of us. We must always stand proud of him and others who gave their lives."