PHOTOS: Hundreds honour “remarkable” Burnley police officer

BURNLEY town centre came to a standstill for the funeral of a “remarkable” Burnley policeman who sadly died of cancer.

Hundreds of police officers formed a guard of honour for Detective Sergeant Ian Glass (50) who lost his two-year battle with the disease.

Police officers line Parker Lane as the funeral procession of Det. Sgt Ian Glass passes Burnley Police Station on its way to St Mary's Church.'Photo Ben Parsons

Police officers line Parker Lane as the funeral procession of Det. Sgt Ian Glass passes Burnley Police Station on its way to St Mary's Church.'Photo Ben Parsons

Officers of every rank stood silently as the horse-drawn hearse carrying the coffin of the father-of-two along past Burnley Police Station to the service at St Mary’s RC Church in Yorkshire Street yesterday morning.

Shoppers, business owners and passers-by also stopped to pay their respects as the funeral cortege slowly snaked its way through town.

Det. Sgt Glass (50) served with Lancashire Constabulary for 14 years, largely in roles with Pennine CID, but died of cancer on September 24th.

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