On 5th October 2015 a PC Dave Phillips was killed by a car speeding off the motorway towards Wallasey. The news broke while we were having breakfast and it was shocking. It happened just down the road from where I live. It’s not every day that a police officer is killed here. In fact the last police officer to be killed in a criminal act was in 1981. PC Phillips death made the national news.
On the morning of the funeral I was sat in a cafe thinking “If I go, why am I going?” I have to remind myself why I take photos of events such as these some days. Why did I go? Its important to show what happened. It’s important to show how many people were there. It’s simply important.
To that end I created a video because photos alone can’t capture the mood on the day.