Normally I keep my blog for wood turning and related subjects.
However having previously been a serving Police officer, the recent murders of PC Fiona Bone aged 32 and PC Nicola Hughes 23 of Greater Manchester Police is a dark and very sad time.
PC Bone and PC Hughes were murdered attending a routine call of a burglary in Manchester, unarmed and died serving their community, in an act that none can comprehend.
The cameraderie felt by people that serve in such a close unit such as the Police cannot be explained, it remains part of your core long after the uniform is taken off, I don't think it ever goes away.
A sad time for all but no more so than for the parents, children, family, friends and colleagues of these brave souls.
My thoughts are with them all in this terrible time..
Their sacrifice will ever be forgotten.