Latest News > 14 Jun 12 - Glenn Goodman murder: 20th anniversary service held
A service to mark the 20th anniversary of the murder of a Special Constable by an IRA gunman will be held in North Yorkshire later.
Glenn Goodman, 37, was shot on the A64 near Tadcaster on 7 June 1992 after stopping a car to make a routine check. He died in hospital later that day.
Paul Magee, a member of the IRA, was sentenced to life imprisonment in March 1993 for the murder of Mr Goodman.
The service is due to take place at St Mary's Church, Tadcaster, at 14:00 BST.
Mr Goodman had only been a member of the North Yorkshire force for eight months at the time of his death.
About 1,000 mourners attended his funeral, which was held at Selby Abbey.
PC Sandy Kelly, Mr Goodman's patrol partner on the night of the attack, was also shot and badly wounded in the incident, but recovered after treatment in hospital.
Paul Magee, together with his accomplice Michael O'Brien, was released from prison in 2000 under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement.
In 2003 Mr Goodman's parents called for police officers to be routinely armed.
Supt Richard Anderson, responsible for North Yorkshire Police's Special Constabulary, said Mr Goodman's memorial service was a "poignant reminder" of the dangers police officers faced.
"Glenn was a volunteer who gave up his own time to serve the people of North Yorkshire," he said.
"We will never forget the ultimate sacrifice he made while helping to protect our communities."
North Yorkshire Police's Force Chaplain, the Reverend Simon Rudkin, will conduct the service.
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