PC Nick Carlisle was the medic who rushed to PC Keith’s Palmer’s aid during the Westminster attack on 22nd March 2017 that tragically saw PC Keith Palmer lose his life.
PC Carlisle received a Queens Policing Medal for his heroic efforts in trying to save PC Palmer and for his brave actions when confronted by the attacker.
He will be riding in Keith’s name this year in aid of police charity ‘UK COPS’ (Care of Police Survivors) which looks after the loved ones of officers who have died in the line of service.
PC Carlisle told Emergency Services News:
“I’m a serving Met PC retiring in July.
“Keith Palmer and I had been TSG Medics together and both served in the Royal Artillery prior to joining the police.
“Keith and I were on the gates at the time of the Westminster Attack.
“The attacker emerged from a crowd armed with two large knives and although looking me in the eye from 5 metres as he ran through the gates dipped his shoulder and turned left launching a frenzied Attack with two knives on Keith driving him backwards until he stumbled and fell.
“The attacker rained blows upon him.
“I ran at him intending to
“He saw me coming and came at me with two large knives raised.
“This brief distraction enabled Keith to scramble to his feet and we ran towards approaching armed officers who engaged him and put him down.
“Keith was already fatally injured.
“He collapsed and despite valiant efforts and the prompt arrival of
“Keith left behind a wife and young daughter.
“The COPS Unity Ride is a 180 miles pedal cycle charity event.
“This year 120 riders will take park raising cash for relatives of police officers who have sadly died.”
COPS is a UK registered charity dedicated to helping the families of police officers who have lost their lives on duty, rebuild their lives.
It aims to ensure that survivors have all the help they need to cope with such a tragedy, and that they remain part of the police family.
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