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PC Rod Gellatly's funeral held in Glasgow

PC Rod Gellatly
Image caption PC Gellatly died following the incident at Baird Street police station

A funeral service has been held for a police constable who died in a shooting incident at a Glasgow police station.

PC Rod Gellatly, 41, an officer with the Strathclyde force, died following a firearms incident at Baird Street police station.

No one else was involved in the incident on 5 November.

PC Gellatly's wife Fiona, 44, and other family members were joined by hundreds of Strathclyde Police officers for the service at Linn Crematorium.

The officers lined up on either side of the funeral cortege with their heads bowed, followed by PC Gellatly's family.

His coffin was draped with a blue Strathclyde Police flag, with his hat on top alongside a wreath of red and white flowers.

A piper played Highland Cathedral as the congregation made their way into the crematorium.

The Boys' Brigade song Will Your Anchor Hold was played inside and a short poem, called Afterglow, by an unknown writer, was read out.

During the civil service, tributes were given by Supt Gordon Barr and PC Gellatly's Baird Street colleague, PC Dawn McMaster.

Mourners also heard from family friend, Royal Navy Lt Karl Harwood.

Officers from an independent force, Lothian and Borders Police, have been appointed to oversee an investigation into the circumstances of Mr Gellatly's death.

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