Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Death of a retired Police Officer : Supt.2197 James (Jamie) McAloon

It is with regret that we have announce the death of a retired Police Officer : Supt.2197 James (Jamie) McAloon who died on Wednesday 5th August 2020 aged 62 years.
Known to colleagues as Jamie, Mr McAloon joined Durham Constabulary on 30th July 1979 and from HQ Training he served at Durham then Peterlee. 
Promoted to Sergeant in January 1985 he returned to Durham then Peterlee before joining Training Department before being promoted to the rank of  Inspector in February 1990. 
He went on to serve at Aycliffe, Consett and Durham before taking on the role of Staff Officer in Force Executive Department.  From there he returned to Durham for a while before moving into Resourcing and leading force recruitment. 
In October 1997 Jamie was promoted to Chief Inspector and was initially Operations Manager based at Chester-le-Street before moving into Corporate Development. 
In December 2001 he was promoted to the rank of Superintendent and became Head of Training, serving next within the Personnel Department before retiring on 2nd August 2009  from the post of Operations Commander in OSD.
Jamie leaves a wife Linda, who is a former Durham Constabulary police staff colleague, and a grown up family. 
Our thoughts are with Linda and Jamie’s children – Jamie, Heather and Karen (who is a police staff colleague) and also Linda’s children Glen and Jill.
Due to Covid the number of people able to attend the service is restricted to those who have been invited which will include representation on behalf of Durham Constabulary.
Nobody else can be allowed in the church. 
Anyone who would like to pay their respects by taking part in a Guard of Honour as Jamie is taken to the Crematorium, should meet outside of Durham Crematorium no later than 9.20am on Saturday 15th August. 
Please adhere to social distancing restrictions.
Should anyone wish to send messages of condolence to the family then these can be directed via Occupational Health at Police Headquarters who will pass these on to the family.
If anyone wishes to make a donation in lieu of flowers in memory of Jamie then they are asked to consider making this to St Cuthbert’s Hospice, as Jamie was involved in supporting the work at the Hospice.
Our thoughts are with Jamie’s family and friends at this sad and difficult time.

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