Poignant service held for tragic policeman

A POLICEMAN who died after a shooting at Baird Street Station has been laid to rest.

Constable Rod Gellatly (41), a Strathclyde Police officer, died after a firearm was discharged on Monday, November 5.

It is understood he shot himself.

A civil funeral service took place at Linn Crematorium in Glasgow on Friday.

The service was conducted by Karin Chalmers.

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Strathclyde Police Superintendent Gordon Barr, operational support division, gave a eulogy on behalf of the force.

A family friend, Royal Navy Lieutenant Karl Harwood, known as Harry, provided a personal tribute, as did Constable Dawn McMaster, a colleague from Baird Street Police Office.

Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins said: “It is with great sadness that I confirm a serving Strathclyde Police officer died in an incident where a firearm was discharged at Baird Street Police Office.

“A full investigation into the circumstances is currently underway and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal. Our thoughts are with the officer’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

Constable Gellatly is pictured above.

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