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‘All Scottish policing’ comes together for funeral of officer who died on duty

Lone piper leads procession of ‘highly valued’ PC on final journey

Colleagues from rank and file to the top of Scottish policing said their farewells at the funeral of a "highly valued and well-respected" officer who died on duty.

PC Roy Buggins had completed nearly 30 years as an officer when he passed after falling ill in Angus on September 3.

A bagpiper walked in front of the procession and officers formed a guard of honour for the 51-year-old’s final journey from the hearse to Tuesday’s service at Parkgrove Crematorium in Friockheim, Angus.

The coffin was draped with a sheet bearing the Police Scotland logo and colleagues could be seen welling up as it was carried past them.

Police Scotland Chief Constable Iain Livingstone was among those in attendance.

The force said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of the Montrose and Brechin community policing team PC who leaves behind a wife and two children.

The constable’s family has been subjected to more heartbreak after fraudsters set up a fake fundraising page in officer’s name. Police Scotland is investigating.

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