Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC 1551 Barrie Cowey

It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of a retired Police Officer : PC 1551 Barrie Cowey.
Barrie died on the 6th September 2020.
Barrie was appointed on 28th December 1965 and retired on the 26th October 1993.
Barrie served at Peterlee, Hartlepool, Houghton le Spring, Motor Patrol retiring from Peterlee Town Office.
A private family Funeral will take place due to the current restrictions, at Durham Crematorium 16th September at 14:00pm. 
You may pay your respects from outside the crematorium as long as social distancing rules are adhered to.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.
Donations in lieu of flowers have been requested to Macmillan’s.
Any condolence cards are welcome and will be distributed to the family via Occupational Health at Headquarters (Please write on the envelope FAO family of Barrie Cowey)

Friday, 11 September 2020

Death of a Retired Police Officer : Insp 182 Edward Jackson

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a Retired Police Officer : Insp 182 Edward Jackson.
Edward died on the 7th September 2020 aged 91 years.
Edward served Durham Constabulary at Bishop Auckland and Peterlee for the years prior to his retirement on 31st December 1982.
Edward was a much loved husband and father and will be sadly missed by his wife Violet and daughters Susan and Helen.
A private family Funeral will take place due to the current restrictions.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.
Donations in lieu of flowers have been requested to St Cuthbert’s Hospice in Durham.

Death of a Retired Police Officer : Sgt 1097 Colin Barnes

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a Retired Police Officer : Sgt 1097 Colin Barnes.
Colin died on the 1st September 2020 aged 84 years in hospital.
Colin started his career at Durham Constabulary on 2nd June 1958 and worked at Bishop Auckland, West Hartlepool, Stainton, Bishop Auckland CID, Crime Prevention, Wear Valley Enquiry/Comms and Bishop Auckland Town Section.
Colin Retired from Barnard Castle as Sgt 1097 on 2nd June 1988.
Colin was a much loved husband to the late Jean, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather who will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.
The Funeral will take place on Monday 14th September 2020 at Wear Valley Crematorium Coundon at 1430pm.
Those wishing to pay their respects to Colin may stand outside the Crematorium as long as social distancing restrictions are adhered to.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC 1929 Michael James Alder

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : PC 1929 Michael James Alder, who died peacefully at home on the 7th September 2020, aged 59 years.
Michael  joined Durham Constabulary as a cadet in January 1978. On appointment in 1979 he initially served at Bishop Auckland and then Crook before transferring to HQ motorcycles (M64N) continuing to serve there until retirement after completing thirty years service in June 2009.

Upon retirement Michael continued to do voluntary Road Safety work as leading member of the BikeWise team during which time they were recognised nationally with a Prince Michael of Kent Road Safety Award,  Auto Cycle Union Commitment to Coaching Award and locally with the Durham County Council Chairman's Medal.

Michael leaves a wife Karen, sons James and Tom
The Funeral service will take place at Coundon Crematorium on Wednesday 16th September 2020 at 3.30pm
Due to Covid restrictions only thirty family members and close friends are allowed
Donations in lieu of flowers have been requested to go to Macmillan Cancer Care
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Cancellation of Branch Meeting & Annual Lunch

REMINDER:
Our next Branch Meeting was scheduled to be held at Bishop Auckland Hospital Social Club on Monday 14th September 2020.
Please note that meeting WILL NOT take place, due to the current pandemic.
We have a further meeting scheduled in November, at Durham Indoor Bowling Club.
It is unlikely that this meeting will be held, however if the position changes a further notice will be issued.
If you or someone else in our Police Family have fallen ill, had an accident or need help with welfare matters please let us know.
In the meantime take care and stay safe

NARPO (Durham Branch) Annual Luncheon
I am sure that you will all be aware that we were unable to print the Summer Edition of the Durham Peeler this year and that the Annual Luncheon Menu and Order Sheet would have been delivered along with the magazine.
Whilst we had made arrangements for the luncheon prior to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus pandemic, we have been monitoring the position ever since.
As I am sure that you will all expect we have made the decision to cancel this year’s luncheon.
Our paramount concern was for the safety of our loyal members, who support the event. 
Other considerations were the uncertainty of a venue that would be available on the day for the number of attendees, given the ever changing government guidelines and able to comply with all social distancing and sanitising.

Ray Jones (Durham NARPO Chairman)

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