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Our heroes - PC Ged Walker

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On 7 January 2003, PC Ged Walker, a Nottinghamshire Police dog handler, was dragged 100 yards and fatally injured by a stolen taxi as he attempted to remove the keys from the ignition.

The brave and determined officer was on duty in Bulwell at the time.

He died in hospital two days after the incident from serious head injuries.

He is survived by his widow Tracy and their two children.

In December 2003, 26-year-old David Parfitt was convicted of PC Walker's manslaughter and sentenced to 13 years in prison.

He had been on licence at the time of the incident for a previous robbery offence.

In September 2005, a memorial stone for PC Walker was unveiled at the junction of St Alban's Road and Cantrell Road in Bulwell, close to where the incident happened.

Present at the unveiling was PC Walker's widow; Michael Winner, the founder and chairman of the Police Memorial Trust; and the Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police.

A dog show has been held annually in Long Eaton in memory of PC Walker since his death.

The police station in Bulwell close to where the incident happened has been named the Ged Walker Building.