The funeral of a police sergeant killed in the line of duty in Croydon will be live-streamed today to friends and family around the world.
Please see the live video feed courtesy of the Met Police below:
Matt Ratana’s Funeral Service
Join us to watch the live broadcast from the service of celebration and thanksgiving for Metropolitan Police Sergeant Matthew ‘Matiu’ Ratana
📺 11:30 GMT Wednesday 4 Novemberhttps://t.co/PEd86x7VJS
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) November 3, 2020
Sergeant Matt Ratana, 54, of the Metropolitan Police, was fatally shot at Croydon Custody Centre in south London in the early hours of September 25 as he prepared to search a handcuffed suspect.
Police colleagues will pay their respect at today’s funeral service, held in Sussex.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick will be among the speakers representing colleagues, friends and family paying tribute to the New Zealand-born Sgt Ratana.
It will be led by Prebendary Jonathan Osborne MBE, senior chaplain at the Metropolitan Police, and Maori speaker the Ven Jo Kelly-Moore, Archdeacon of Canterbury.
Previous tributes paid to Sgt Ratana following his death remembered the police officer of almost 30 years as a “gentle giant” and “irreplaceable figure” who was part of the “police family”.