Westminster attack: Slain police officer was married with kids
The unarmed police officer who was killed trying to stop the terror attack on the British Parliament on Wednesday has been identified as 48-year-old Keith Palmer, the Guardian reported. Palmer was a member of the Metropolitan police's parliamentary and diplomatic protection command for 15 years, and was married with children.
"He was someone who left for work today expecting to return home at the end of his shift and he had every right to expect that would happen," Acting deputy commissioner of Metropolitan police Mark Rowley was quoted as saying about Palmer.
Tributes poured in for the police constable, who was stabbed with two knives by the attacker as he tried to stop him from entering Westminster. James Cleverly, a Conservative MP, was one of the first to pay tributes to Keith Palmer, with whom he served in the army.
Foreign Office minister Tobias Ellwood even attempted mouth-to-mouth resuscitation of Palmer.