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TOUCHING TRIBUTE: Memorial bench installed in Bushey to honour heroic police officer

 Published on: 13th January 2023   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A memorial bench has been installed in memory of a Bushey police hero who was tragically killed in a road incident.

Spencer Bell was tragically killed almost nine years ago after he stopped his car on the M1 and heroically ran to aid an individual who jumped off a bridge onto the carriage.

A true hero, Spencer was struck by another vehicle whilst carrying out first aid and risking his life to save another.

Spencer’s widow Wendy has always wanted a permanent memorial in North Bushey where the family lived and enlisted county councillor Laurence Brass to help.

Cllr Brass said he was determined to get the bench installed to honour spencer who had been a distinguished police officer for 31 years and received several awards for his bravery.

He said: “I was determined that Wendy’s wish should be granted, and Bushey should have a permanent reminder of her late husband’s bravery. I wouldn’t take no for an answer, and I’m delighted that our campaign succeeded.”

The bench has been installed on the Green by the shops in Bushey Mill Lane.

Speaking about the installation of the commemorative bench, an emotional Wendy expressed her gratitude.

She said: “I’m so grateful to Cllr. Laurence Brass and his Borough Council colleagues in North Bushey for ensuring that there is at last some recognition in our local community of my late husband’s sacrifice.”

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1 Comment

  1. David Rees January 17th, 2023, 9:22 pm

    And there is also a tree with a plaque in commemoration of Spencer at Metropolitan. Which is still owned and managed on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service where Spencer was well known.

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