Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Death of a retired Police Officer : Sgt 1259 Tom Baxter

Tom BaxterIt is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : Sgt 1259 Tom Baxter, who died on the 23rd October 2013, aged 83 years.

Mr Baxter does not leave a widow but leaves a son Ian and a daughter Pam.

Mr Baxter joined Durham Constabulary in 1955 before retiring in 1985, having previously served at Chester le Street, Blaydon, Whickham, Darlington, Durham, Meadowfield and Durham City as Crime Prevention Sgt.

Tom was Vice Chairman of Durham Branch NARPO & was heavily involved in County rugby.

The funeral service is to be held on Monday 4th November at St. Mary's Magdalene Church in Belmont at 2pm. The service is not private.

Donations in lieu of flowers are requested by the family, details of this will be circulated in due course.

Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.


John Cuthbertson Ex PC 1038 said...

One of the great characters of Durham Constabulary the like of which we may never see again. So pleased to have served with him and known him as a friend. Sadly missed

Chris Jordison said...

I recall when I was on attachment to H.O.T.S.U. at HQ I worked a lot with Tom in his crime prevention role. I found him to be a most genial character and a very helpful person. I agree with John, he will be sadly missed.

Anonymous said...

Lovely man who brought sunshine to all he worked with. Tom will be much missed!

Anonymous said...

Knew Tom from childhood same school same employer(butcher) advised him to join police after navy service best man st his wedding. could not ask for a better friend Bob WOMBWELL exp c 1249

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