A man has been handed a life sentence for the killing of Julia James on April 27 last year.
Callum Wheeler, 22, will serve a minimum term of 37 years.
The PCSO died after a "brutal and vicious" sex attack as she walked her dog in Snowdown, Kent.
Wheeler was seen roaming the countryside armed with a large metal bar the day before he murdered Ms James.
"[The sentence] clearly never brings my mum back... what it does do is keep women safe from him," Ms James' daughter Bethan Coles said.
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