Westminster assault: Jo Cox widow pays moving tribute to murdered police officer Keith Palmer

Westminster assault: Brendan Cox pays tribute to PC Keith Palmer

The widower of Jo Cox paid his respects to the fallen police officer (Credit: Twitter @breakfastinabag)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The widow of MP Jo Cox has paid tribute to the police officer murdered in yesterday's attacks on Westminster in a moving interview with Paul Ross

PC Keith Palmer was one of the four people - including the attacker - who died after a car mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge.

PC Palmer moved to apprehend the attacker when he moved into New Palace Yard, and was fatally wounded. A number of paramedics attempted to save his life, assisted by Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood, but to no avail. 

Brendan Cox said: "It brought it all back for me, that sense of complete disbelief and shock you go into when something like this happens. 

"One of the reasons terrorists commit acts like this is because they want publicity, but the most important thing is to remember the people who died are.

"I'm trying to think about the people who lost their lives - people like PC Palmer who died defending Parliament. I'm remembering the heroes like Tobias Ellwood who went to give first aid. 

"The impact is ripping the heart out of families. It's parents, wives, husbands who didn't come home. Today, I'll be thinking about PC Palmer, his family, the others who died, and not the person driven by hate."

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