Issued on 26/7/17 at 11:40 a.m.

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The search for the families of fallen Leicestershire police officers has been boosted thanks to the efforts of heir hunting firm Finders International. The professional probate genealogy firm successfully located two of the families, enabling them to attend an annual police memorial service in July.

Christopher Archer, brother of Police Constable Nicolas Archer and Elizabeth Irwin, daughter of Detective Constable Edwin Trump, have both been found in time for the service.

Benevolent Fund Administrator for the force, Dominique Allen, said: “Finders International has kindly helped us trace relatives and I am very pleased that it has found family members for two of our officers. This is wonderful news. It is so important to remember those who have lost their lives serving their communities.”

PC Nicolas Edward Archer, Leicestershire Constabulary, died in April 1984, aged 28. He was killed when struck by a car while escorting a large crowd at night.

DC Edwin George Trump, Leicester City Police, died in November 1940, aged 26. He was killed while on duty by the direct hit of a bomb during an air raid.

As part of the UK Police Unity Tour (UK PUT), each year around 30 officers and staff cycle to honour the service and sacrifice of fallen UK officers, raising thousands of pounds for the Care of Police Survivors (COPS) charity.

Officers and staff will leave force headquarters in Enderby on 28 July and cycle the 180 miles to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, where they will join the memorial service on 30 July. Each cyclist will ride in honour of a fallen officer.

Daniel Curran, MD of Finders International, said: “We’re delighted to have helped the police and successfully traced the families of these two officers. It’s important to remember their service and sacrifice at this special event, and for their families to remain part of the police community.”

This article was first published in Leicestershire police