Sunday, 29 December 2019

Arrangements for the funeral of Ron Hogg

This statement comes from the Office of the Durham Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner on behalf of the family of Ron Hogg.

Following the sad news that Ron Hogg, Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner for Co Durham and Darlington, lost his battle with Motor Neurone Disease on 17th December, arrangements are being made for Ron’s funeral.

The funeral service will be held to celebrate Ron’s life on 7th January 2020 at Durham Cathedral, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3EH, starting at 11.00am.  The service will be followed by a private ceremony for family and invited friends only.

This will be a full ceremonial Police funeral to honour Ron. Road closures will be in place in the city centre and localised congestion can be expected. Pedestrians should be able to have good visibility of the event.

Acting Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner Steve White said “Ron was extremely popular and very well-respected by Police officers, staff, politicians and others.  The funeral will be a celebration of the life of someone who was committed to making a real difference to society.”

Books of condolence are available at the reception desks of Police HQ, Durham County Hall, Durham Town Hall (in the Market Place), and Darlington Town Hall.  A facility to leave comments for inclusion in the book, electronically, is on the Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner website at https://www.durham-pcc.gov.uk/Home.aspx

The family have requested that no cards or flowers are sent. A donation can be made to St Teresa’s Hospice, Darlington, at this page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ron-hogg

Thursday, 26 December 2019

Death of retired Police Officer : PC 2369 James (Jim) Kenneth Jennings

It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of retired Police Officer : PC 2369 James (Jim) Kenneth Jennings, who died peacefully at home on Saturday 14th December 2019, aged 73 years.
Jim joined Durham Constabulary on the 9th July 1973 and served at Durham City, Sherburn Road Estate and Peterlee CID before retiring as a Communications Officer on 22nd December 2000.
Jim was the treasurer of Durham Football Club for some time and willingly took up the office of Treasurer to the Durham Branch of NARPO, which became vacant in 2016.  He stepped down from that post in March 2019 due to ill health, but wishing to continue to help and support the branch, he took up the position of Welfare Officer, which he continued to do up to his death.
Jim was a much loved husband to Eileen, father to Vicky, Emma and Katy, and grandfather to Matthew, Joseph and Luke.
Jim will be sadly missed by his family and friends as well as the officers, committee and members of the Durham Branch of NARPO.
Jim’s funeral will take place at 11:00am Thursday 2nd January 2020 at Durham Crematorium.
Family flowers only, donations in lieu to Marie Curie.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Death of a retired Police Officer and Durham's police and crime commissioner Ron Hogg

It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of a retired Police Officer and Durham's police and crime commissioner Ron Hogg, aged 68yrs
Mr Hogg passed away peacefully on Tuesday 17th December after a short battle with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
Steve White, Mr Hogg's chief executive, said in a statement he had never known someone in policing who was so universally respected.
In my 30 years of policing, I have never known someone so universally liked and respected as Ron was by officers, staff, politicians and officials. He will be greatly missed and leaves a lasting legacy.
Chief constable Jo Farrell said: "Durham Constabulary and the people of County Durham and Darlington have lost a great colleague and friend.
"Ron was a radical thinker, an inspiring leader and a lifelong public servant who wasn't afraid to tackle head-on some of the most difficult issues facing society.
"I would like to offer Maureen and the rest of Ron's family my deepest sympathies and the condolences of everyone at the Durham Constabulary."

Mr Hogg's family are said to be very grateful for the messages they have received although are asking that no cards or flowers are sent.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time

Death of a retired Police Officer : 945 Maurice Douglas Cluer

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : 945 Maurice Douglas Cluer, who passed away on the 8th December 2019. Aged 97 years.
He was appointed to Durham Constabulary on the 5th July 1947 and served at Plawsworth, Durham, Meadowfield, Annfield Plain, Horden, South Hetton and Peterlee.
He retired from the force on the 30th November 1973.
Mr Cluer was the beloved husband of the late Audrey, loving dad of Peter, Maureen, Patricia and the late Maurice, dear father-in-law of Alyson, Jim, Ian and June, also a devoted grandad and great-grandad.
Friends please meet for service at Peterlee Methodist Chapel, at 10.00am,Monday December 23rd followed by cremation at Durham.
Family flowers only, donations if so desired to Dr Barnardo's.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Monday, 2 December 2019

Death of a retired Police Officer : DC 821 William (Bill) Sample

It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of a retired Police Officer : DC 821 William (Bill) Sample who died peacefully at home on Monday 25th November aged 71yrs.
Bill joined the Police service (Cumbria) on the 4th October 1976 and served at Alston before transferring to Durham Constabulary where he was initially stationed to Peterlee sub division, serving at Horden,CID, ASU & Crime Support Unit.
Bill retired on the 5th August 2001
Bill  was a much loved father, father-in-law, grandad and after the death of his wife Muriel he subsequently found great friendship with close friend Sandra and her family.
Bill will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.
Family & friends please meet for service at St Mary's Church, Easington Village on Wednesday 4th December 2019 at 11.00am followed by private interment at Easington Colliery Cemetery.
Family flowers only, donations in lieu of flowers to the district nurses, Macmillian and Marie Curie.

Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time

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