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- COMMEMORATIVE AVENUE OF TREES NAMED "THE BEAT" WITH ASSOCIATED BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE. AVENUE CONSISTS OF 61 CHESTNUTS, EACH DEDICATED TO AN INDIVIDUAL FORCE. HALF WAY ALONG A PATH WILL LEAD TO A MEMORIAL GARDEN WHERE A BUSH WILL BE PLANTED FOR EACH OFFICER WHO HAS LOST THEIR LIFE IN THE COURSE OF DUTY. A WOODEN STATUE OF A POLICE MAN OVERLOOKS THE AVENUE
- "THE BEAT" / "THE BEAT" IS AN AVENUE OF TREES DEDICATED TO THE POLICE SERVICE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, / EACH TREE REPRESENTING AN INDIVIDUAL POLICE FORCE. / AT THE ENTRANCE TO "THE BEAT" LIES A MEMORIAL GARDEN DEDICATED TO ALL POLICE OFFICERS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF OTHERS. / THE INSPIRATION FOR "THE BEAT" CAME FROM THE POLICE MUTAL ASSURANCE SOCIETY BASED IN LICHFIELD, / WHICH OPERATES SOLELY FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE POLICE FAMILY AND WAS SUPPORTED BY / DONATIONS FROM EACH POLICE FORCE. / "THE BEAT" WAS OPENED ON 8TH SEPTEMBER 1997 BY THE RT HON JACK STRAW MP, HOME SECRETARY / POLICE MUTUAL / (OFFICIAL NAMES)
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