Police officer killed in Westminster terror attack named as PC Keith Palmer

KeithPalmerPC Keith Palmer.Met Police

LONDON — The Metropolitan Police has confirmed that the officer killed in the terrorist attack in Westminster on Wednesday was PC Keith Palmer.

Palmer was stabbed by a lone assailant outside the Palace of Westminster, but efforts to save his life were not successful. 

Among those who attempted to keep Palmer alive was Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood, who was pictured giving him CPR in what is likely to be one of the most enduring images of Wednesday’s incident.

Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood (centre) helps emergency services attend to a police officer outside the Palace of Westminster, London, after a policeman was stabbed and his apparent attacker shot by officers in a major security incident at the Houses of Parliament.Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images


In a statement on Wednesday evening,  Met Police Acting Deputy Commissioner Mark Rowley said Palmer was a member of the force’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command. He served in the police for 15 years and was a husband and father.

“He was someone who left for work today expecting to return home at the end of his shift and he had every right to expect that would happen,” Rowley said.

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