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Malvern Mayor to dedicate Civic Ceremony to hard-working blue light services across Worcestershire

Craig Gibbons 9th Apr, 2018 Updated: 9th Apr, 2018

THE HARD work of the blue light services in Malvern and across Worcestershire will be celebrated at the annual Civic Ceremony.

Mayor of Malvern Coun Cynthia Palmer will lead the service at Malvern Priory on Saturday, April 14 at 3pm.

There will be speeches and reflections from representatives of each blue light service as well as performances by the Malvern Hills District Brass Band and the Malvern Rock Choir.

In addition to this, PC Howard Overton will be remembered during the ceremony.

He was an officer with 25 years service in the Worcestershire Constabulary and sacrificed his life in May 1928 when he rushed into Worcester Road to save the life of a child standing in the way of oncoming traffic.

The child survived but PC Overton was struck by a vehicle and sustained fatal head injuries.

He died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.

The memory of PC Overton has been lost and members of Malvern’s police force seek to remedy that.

His grave is going to be fully refurbished by a town stone mason and a stone of remembrance will be laid within the kerb of the grave.

This will be completed by next Saturday and before the Civic Ceremony, a service of rededication will be held by the force chaplain, Tony Whalley, at the grave within Malvern Cemetery on Madresfield Road.

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