HUNDREDS of people lined the streets for the funeral of PC Andrew Harper, two months after the police officer was killed while responding to a burglary.

The 28-year-old Thames Valley Police officer died on Thursday, August 15, just a month after he married his long-term partner Lissie.

His wife was among 800 mourners who attended the funeral at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford.

Speaking to the congretation, she said: ”Although Andrew was strong he was also unfailingly kind, a gentle giant with a heart of gold,”

"To me, Andrew was everything. My breakfast buddy, my dancing partner, the love of my life.”

Addressing her husband, she added: “You used to tell me we were a team and that we would get through all of life’s hurdles together, how I wish you were here with me now. The hardest challenge of all is losing you.

“My lovely boy, I miss you more and more as the days pass into weeks, my love will never fade and the sound of your laugh will stay with me.”

Crowds gathered outside the church and lined Oxford’s high street, as the funeral procession made its way through the city, led by mounted officers from the force. 

PC Harper’s coffin as placed in the centre of the cathedral, covered in a navy flag with the force’s crest on the sides.

Ms Harper was presented with her late husband’s white police hat, which she placed on the coffin.

Police force flags were flown at half-mast across the Thames Valley region, which includes Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire, to commemorate the service.