Keith Palmer - Police Officer in London Attack

Biography of Keith Palmer - Police Officer London AttackKeith Palmer, 48, The police officer who was killled, had 15 years of service and was a member of the parliamentary and diplomatic protection division of the Metropolitan Police. Others injured on the bridge included three police officers and several French high school students. The police said officers had been summoned to the bridge after reports of “a firearms incident,” and witnesses reported gunfire near an office building for lawmakers and their staff members. The police said a “full counterterrorism investigation was underway.”

Prime Minister Theresa May was taken from the scene in a silver Jaguar as the gunfire erupted. She later denounced “the sick and depraved terrorist attack on the streets of our capital this afternoon.” One of the busiest sections of London was cordoned off and evacuated, the Westminster station of London’s subway system was closed, and additional police officers have been stationed across the capital. Three people who were run over on the bridge died, and the Port of London Authority said another woman was pulled from the River Thames with severe injuries.
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