Brendan Cox has spoken out following the devastating terror attacks in London
Brendan Cox, whose wife Jo was stabbed and shot by right-wing extremist Thomas Mair last June, shared a picture of Mr Palmer on Twitter after he was killed outside the Houses of Parliament.
In the caption, he wrote: “I don't care about the name of the attacker. This is the name I will remember.”
The news comes after authorities confirmed that Mr Palmer, a 48-year-old father with 15 years’ police service, was killed as he tried to protect an attacker from entering the Houses of Parliament.
Earlier on Wednesday, Mr Cox tweeted: “Whoever has attacked our parliament for whatever motive will not succeed in dividing us. All of my thoughts with those injured.
“In the days to come I hope we will remember the love & bravery of the victims not just the hatred & cowardice of the attackers.”
Brendan Cox said the name of PC Keith Palmer should be remembered, not the name of his killer
After Jo Cox was murdered in her Batley and Spen constituency just days before the EU referendum last June, her husband Brendan refused to address her killer by name.
Speaking outside the Old Bailey following her killer’s conviction, Mr Cox said: "We have no interest in the perpetrator. We feel nothing but pity for him."
Central London was placed on lockdown as authorities dealt with the situaton
Meanwhile, tributes have poured in following the death of Mr Palmer, with MPs describing him as a “courageous police officer”.
Leading the tributes was James Cleverly, the Conservative MP for Braintree who served alongside Mr Palmer in the British Armed Forces.
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He tweeted: “Huge thank you to the security staff in Parliament, @metpoliceuk @LondonFire & @Ldn_Ambulance for their great work today.
“I’ve known Keith for 25 years. We served together in the Royal Artillery before he became a copper. A lovely man, a friend. I'm heartbroken.
London Terror Attack: Politicians from around the world react Thu, March 23, 2017
Politicians from around the world have responded to the London terror attack which led to the death of five people – including a police officer and the attacker – and injured more than 40.
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At least five people have been killed including a policeman and the attacker
“My thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues of PC Keith Palmer. A brave man.”
Nigel Huddleston, the Tory MP for Mid Worcestershire, wrote: “I & all MPs will be forever grateful to PC Keith Palmer who gave his life to protect us today. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”