Pc Palmer's family pay emotional tribute to 'our Keith' and thank those who tried to save murdered cop

Chloe Chaplain
'Our Keith': The statement thanked the public for its support: Will Robins/Tyler Chatterley-Russell

The family of murdered police officer Keith Palmer have thanked those who were with him in his last moments, saying: "There was nothing more you could have done."

In an emotional statement, they said they had been “overwhelmed” by the “outpouring of love” for Pc Palmer who was stabbed to death by terrorist Khalid Masood.

The statement reads: “We have been overwhelmed by the love and support for our family and most especially the outpouring of love and respect for our Keith.

“We want to thank everyone who has reached out to us over the past few days for their kindness and generosity.

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“The police have been a constant, unwavering support and this very difficult time.

“It has made us realise what a caring, strong and supporting family Keith was part of during his career with the police. WE can’t thank them enough.

“We would also like to express our gratitude to the people who were with Keith in his last moments and who were working that day. There was nothing more you could have done.

“You did your best and we are just grateful he was not alone. We care about him being remembered for his selfless bravery and loving nature.

“We miss him so much, but we are also incredibly proud of Keith.”

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