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.

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