Friday, 24 June 2016

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC 477 Norman Holdsworth

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : PC 477 Norman Holdsworth, who died on 9th June 2016, aged 71 years.
Mr Holdsworth leaves a widow Margaret Holdsworth.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC 729 David Matthew BEST

Dave BestIt is with deepest sadness that we have to advise colleagues of the death of a retired Police Officer : PC 729 David Matthew BEST who died on Tuesday 21st June 2016, aged 67 years.
David initially joined Durham Constabulary on 31st August 1965 as a Police Cadet before being appointed as a constable on 23rd October 1967.  After initial training at Newby Wiske David was posted to Darlington where he completed his probationary period before moving to Durham in November 1969.  In June 1971 he moved into Traffic where he served in various roles until January 1983 when he transferred to Chester-le-Street.  In January 1989 he moved into Control Room where he served until November 1998 when he returned to Chester-le-Street.  In January 2001 he transferred to Durham City and it was from here that he retired on 7th October 2001.
David leaves a wife Valerie, and daughters Tracey-Ann and Victoria and four grandchildren
Funeral service is to be held at 3pm on Wednesday 29th June 2016 at Durham Crematorium. 
Family flowers only.
Donations in memory of Dave can be made  to St Cuthberts Hospice, Park Road, Durham.  A collection box will be available at the crematorium for anyone attending the service who wishes to make a donation.
Friends and former colleagues are invited to join the family after the service at The Honest Lawyer, Croxdale Bridge, Durham DH1 3SP.
Our  thoughts are with David's family and friends at this sad time.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

CG Luncheon

The CG Luncheon, which was popular with and attended by many NARPO members, is to be resurrected and will take place on 3rd November 2016 at the Durham Indoor Bowling Club.  Attendance at the luncheon is open to all former police officers and civilians who who have served at the former CG Sub Division. Anyone interested in attending should contact the organizers by telephone on 0191 3840505. In addition, it would be appreciated if you could pass on this information to any retired officers or civilian staff who served at CG

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Death of a retired Police Officer :Inspector 2147 Trevor Coppock

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer :Inspector 2147 Trevor Coppock who died on 3rd June 2016 aged 81 years.
He  originally joined the River Tyne Police & then on amalgamation with Durham served at Hartlepool, Bishop Auckland, Mounted Branch Admin at Harperley Hall, Wear Valley, Sedgefield, Harperley Hall, Force Training, Cadet Training, Special Branch, Consett, and Chester-Le-Street before he retired on 1st March 1992
Mr Coppock leaves a widow Fleur Coppock.
The funeral service is private but donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Friends of the Royal Navy Submarine Museum.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Death of police widow Mrs Rosa Veitch

It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of police widow Mrs Rosa Veitch, aged 80 years, who died after a long illness on 10th June 2016.
Rosa was the wife of ex-Supt Frank Veitch who sadly died in December 1985 aged 53 years.
A private cremation is to take place in Birtley on Thursday 23rd June.
Donations in lieu of flowers to the British Heart Foundation.
Our thoughts are with family members at this sad time.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC 1460 Edward Wilding

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : PC 1460 Edward Wilding, who died on the 31st May, 2016.
Mr Wilding retired on 27th March, 1996.
Mr Wilding leaves a widow Una Wilding.
The funeral will take place on Wednesday 15th June 2016 at 10.30am at St Mary’s Church, Easington Village.
The service is not private & will then be followed by a cremation at Durham Crematorium, this is also not private.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

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