Lockerbie Air Disaster Investigation Officers, Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary
© Jane Brettle

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Lockerbie Air Disaster Investigation Officers, Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary 2006
  • Scottish Art
On 21 December 1988 Libyan terrorists blew up Pan Am Flight 103 causing the death of 270 people. Major parts of the debris landed in Lockerbie. This photograph was commissioned as part of a series titled ‘Force’, which reflects the breadth of activities that the Police service is involved with in Scotland. It shows Detective Chief Inspector Michael Dalgleish, Detective Constable Karen Rice, PC Rolf Buwert and Tom Gordon, all of whom were involved in the aftermath and investigation into the disaster. Poignantly, this image was taken in The Chapel of Remembrance, where the book of remembrance for the victims sits. The four police officers look uncomfortable and there is a sense of sorrow in their eyes - the horror of the events they were witness to over the last eighteen years is tangible.

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  • Acc. No. PGP 278.17
  • Medium Lambda photographic print
  • Size 100.00 x 100.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased 2007