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

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:

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