A TRIBUTE to PC Andrew Harper, written by his step sister Amelia, has been released by police today.
The tribute was released by Thames Valley Police, marking the one year anniversary since his death.
Amelia Adlam’s full tribute read: “Andrew, What a journey we have been on, the past year has been rough, tough and absolutely unimaginably painful.
“A year ago today I would have never thought I would have to go through what we have,.
“We have all sat in court and heard about the awful things that happened to you.
“We have all wanted justice and we all miss you.
“Not just me, but our family. We all love you Andrew x
“I remember the morning after you died when I was told the news that my big brother had been so cruelly taken away from me.
“My mind wouldn’t believe it as I was sat in bed waiting for news on what happened to you in that dreadful night.
“I was left in utter confusion and disbelief that you had gone.
“I’m angry your life was stolen from you, from us, you didn’t deserve this. You deserved the world and more.
“I have out memories locked in my heart forever and I will never forget the good times.
“Whenever you came round it was the biggest whirlwind of eating, plating, and making fun of how I still hadn’t grown.
“You taught me to laugh whenever I possibly can and not to worry, I sit looking at our funny messages from the past and how you wished for me to come and be a traffic cop with you one day.
“I said never in a million years yet you always insisted how it was so fun because you could drive fast.
“I have been to court, I sat and listened to the pain and torture you were put through before your last breath. I go home and try to do my best.
“I try to carry on and I try to remember the good times yet sometimes the horrific ones are what stay in your head the most.
“I went to court for me and for you Andrew.
“To show you how much you meant to me and so I can move forward knowing I tried as hard as I could to stand by you.
“Last October I sat with you, I remembered about how you used to tuck your tracksuit bottoms into your socks and how you used yo wear Velcro trainers while seeing your coffin in front of my eyes.
“I miss those good times and where we would sit and watch films until someone fell asleep.
“I miss your shoes being so big i could fit both my feet inside of them.
“I will forever miss you, every second of every minute of every hour of every day.
“The hole you have left in our hearts is greater than the room left.
“My brother I cant explain the ache you have left us with, my friendly giant, my biggest buddy and now my angel.
“I love you x”