Funeral for hero PC Mark Goodlad

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THE city centre came to a standstill for the funeral of PC Mark Goodlad who died in the line of duty.

Hundreds of police officers, staff and well-wishers lined the streets as the funeral cortege made its way from West Yorkshire Police Headquarters, on Laburnum Road, to Wakefield Cathedral.

A service was conducted by the Rev Paul Wilcock, the Force Chaplain.

In a moving eulogy, the Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, Sir Norman Bettison, hailed PC Goodlad a “hero”.

And music was provided by the West Yorkshire Police Band.

PC Goodlad, 41, died after he was hit by a lorry as he helped a stranded motorist on the M1.

The incident happened on the hard shoulder of the motorway near to Crigglestone on Monday, October 24.

A 44-year-old man from Oldham was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on bail.