PC Andrew Harper’s family say their ‘lives and hearts are torn apart’ in new tributes to Berkshire police officer | UK News

PC Andrew Harper’s mother has said “our lives and hearts have been torn apart” by his killing last week while responding to a reported burglary.

She said her son had “always lived with dignity, honour and calmness” and “everything he did was with a smile”.

“A big part of me has gone with you, I cannot imagine our lives going forward but we will do so with Andrew in our hearts,” said PC Harper’s mother, Debbie.

The family have released new tributes and pictures of the 28-year-old, who died after he was dragged along by a car in Berkshire.

PC Harper with his brother Sean
PC Andrew Harper with his brother Sean

His brother Sean said the officer “always had my back” and was the “funniest, bravest, most compassionate person” he’s ever known.

He wrote: “I’m praying that one day I am going to wake up and see you, that I will hear your voice and you will tell me you are alright. I will tell you that you are the best brother and will ask if I ever told you that I love you.”

Colleagues of PC Andrew Harper will lead a minute’s silence for him at 11am today and police officers across the country are set to join in the act of remembrance.

PC Harper and his wife Lissie
PC Harper and his wife Lissie

Jed Foster, 20, has been charged with PC Harper’s murder and is in custody following a court appearance earlier this week.

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