Saturday 24 December 2011

Death of a retired Police Officer - Supt.Derek Harrison L.L.B, M.B.E.

It is with regret that we announce the death of ex- Superintendent Derek Harrison, MBE, who died on 22nd December 2011 aged 84 years in Melbury Care Home, Durham City

Mr Harrison joined Durham Constabulary in 1948 and during his career served in various postings including Birtley, Jarrow, Darlington, Washington, Houghton, Whitburn, Bishop Auckland, Barnard Castle and Sedgefield from where he retired as Sub-Divisional Commander in 1980.

After his retirement from Durham Constabulary Derek was an active member of NARPO at local, regional and national level. Locally he served on the Committee, as Secretary and Chair, he co-founded the Peeler magazine.  He represented NARPO at regional level and was a member of the National Executive Committee, holding the post of National president for 3 years.  In addition Derek undertook a good deal of work “behind the scenes” to assist former colleagues and their families in times of difficulty. His efforts earned him the honour of receiving an MBE before ill health forced Derek into relinquishing much of this work.

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