Family and friends of the late PCSO Sue Medcraft turned out for the dedication of a memorial bench on the estate she grew up and worked on.
Today. a year to the day since Sue, pictured below, took her own life following the death of her husband Brian, her sisters Linda Reeves and Chris Medcraft sat on the bench amazed at how many people attended the bench’s dedication on Bury St Edmunds’ Howard Estate.
Linda, who lives in West London, said: “I feel very sad but very very proud. She obviously made a big impact.”
Chris, from Moreton Hall, added: “You don’t realise how much good she did until you see this.”
They said the family, who grew up on the estate, had had a tough year, but praised the police for their support.
Bury Inspector Jane Hertzog said: “We thought it was important to commemorate the work Sue had done on the estate. She was very popular. She had the knack that she could relate to young and old. She would go the extra mile.”
St Edmundsbury Council provided the bench and her colleagues gave the money for the plaque which says: “Always so happy to help and improve the lives of the community she served on the Howard and Mildenhall Estates.”
Ernie Broom, chairman of the Howard Estate Association of Residents and Tenants, said: “She knew to all the people and the people knew her. When she became our PCSO, that was a bit special.”