Funeral of PCSO Killed in Afghanistan

29 year old Mark Marshall was killed on Sunday after a roadside bomb detonated while he was on patrol in Helmand Province.

He was serving with 6th Battalion the Rifles but was primarily a Police Community Support Officer based in Exeter.

Rifleman Marshall was a point man in his patrol, responsible for clearing improvised explosive devices. He died while on a routine patrol near Sangin.

Hundreds of people turned up to pay their respects at his funeral at Belmont Church in Exeter, with both members of the police force and the army as well as the public in attendance.

Commanding Officer of 6th Battalion the Rifles, Lieutenant Colonel Tim House described him as an inspiration, "he made a significant contribution to the army, to the people of Afghanistan and also to our wider community back home - as a police community support officer and as a youth worker as well". Hear the full eulogy here .

Sergeant Tim Cunningham, who was Mark's boss, read out a statement on behalf of his family, to listen to it click here .

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