Sunday 12 November 2017

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC 1298 Joseph Peter Harrison

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : PC 1298 Joseph Peter Harrison who died on the 3rd November 2017 aged 83.
He leaves his wife Marie Harrison, 5 children, 5 grand-children and 2 great grand-children.
Joseph served with the Merchant Navy as 3rd Officer from 14th July 1952 - 28th August 1960. He then joined Durham Constabulary on 4th April 1961 and from HQ training was first posted to Jarrow where he served for 4 years. He then moved to Stanley before joining motorcycle patrols working first at Whickham then HQ. From 1967 to 1978 he served in various roles within motor patrols including working both North and South of the county. In August 1978 he transferred to Consett where he spent 4 years on the town patrols before moving into enquiry/communications. PC Harrison retired on pension on the 3rd April 1991.
The funeral service is taking place on the 16th November 2017 at 11.00am at All Saints Church, Lanchester.
The funeral service is not private and any friends/colleagues are welcome to attend, there will also be a gathering shortly afterwards at the Lanchester Cricket Club.
Donations have been requested in lieu of flowers to Macmillan Cancer Care.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

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