The funeral of Met Police Sgt Matt Ratana will take place tomorrow at 11:30 hours, Emergency Services News has confirmed.
The event will be live-streamed via the Met Police Facebook page as well as on the Met’s website and via their Twitter account.
The highly respected and well-liked veteran Police Sergeant was shot and killed on 25th September as he went to check on the welfare of a prisoner. He had been due to retire in the next few months, having completed 30 years of dedicated service.
Due to current COVID restrictions, the Met were unable to provide a force “service” funeral.
However, a full-service memorial will be planned for when COVID restrictions have been lifted.
The service will be led by the Reverend Prebendary Jonathan Osborne MBE, Senior Chaplain, Metropolitan Police Service and Maori speaker the Venerable Jo Kelly-Moore, Archdeacon of Canterbury.
Also speaking during the service will be Matt’s family and friends, including Matt’s friends from the Rugby club where he volunteered as a coach, and from the gym where Matt spent many hours mentoring up-and-coming sports enthusiasts.
Following the service, there will be a private cremation service.
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