The event, which took place with reduced numbers this year in line with Covid-19 secure regulations, is attended annually by families, friends and colleagues of those whose loss is being marked, giving them a chance to remember their loved ones alongside the Met Police Commissioner and invited guests.
Home Secretary Priti Patel was a guest of honour at the event.
Met senior chaplain Jonathan Osborne conducted the service, which started with a short address by the Commissioner and concluded with wreaths and flowers being laid at the base of the Memorial Stone in the Met’s dedicated memorial garden at Hendon.
The dedication shown to the Met by the two officers who died most recently, Matiu ‘Matt’ Ratana and Christopher Miller, was also recognised.
Commissioner Cressida Dick said:
“We will always be indebted to those who have died, for the service they gave in support of others, and it is important that we gather every year to honour their contributions. We will never forget them.”