Westminster attack: Keith Palmer’s family expresses gratitude for help, support

London [U.K.] India, Mar. 27 : The family of PC Keith Palmer, who was stabbed to death as he guarded the building by an attacker Khalid Masood when he drove through the Westminster bridge in a bid to enter the the Palace of Westminster, has thanked those who fought for his life and paid tribute to the "selfless bravery" of the officer.

The family has expressed gratitude to everyone who had contacted them in the days since the attack, singling out those who had helped as he lay fatally injured, as reported by The Guardian.

"We have been overwhelmed by the love and support for our family, and most especially, the outpouring of love and respect for our Keith.

We want to thank everyone who has reached out to us over the past few days for their kindness and generosity," the family said.

"The police have been a constant, unwavering support at this very difficult time. It has made us realise what a caring, strong and supportive family Keith was part of during his career with the police.

We can't thank them enough." "We would also like to express our gratitude to the people who were with Keith in his last moments and who were working that day.

There was nothing more you could have done. You did your best and we are just grateful he was not alone. We care about him being remembered for his selfless bravery and loving nature. We miss him so much, but we are also incredibly proud of Keith," the statement added. 48-year-old Palmer was married with a five-year-old daughter. He had joined the parliamentary and diplomatic protection command unit less than a year ago, but had been in the Met since 2001.

Meanwhile, a JustGiving page set up to raise money for the family of PC Palmer had brought in over 720,000 by Sunday evening, almost three times its target.

Source: ANI