Wednesday 11 November 2020

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC 1313 Francis (Frank) Dowdle

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : PC 1313 Francis (Frank) Dowdle aged 80 years, who died due to a short illness with Covid, on Tuesday 3rd November
Frank Dowdle was appointed on 10th April 1961 where he served Durham Constabulary at HQ in training, he also worked in Stockton, Stillington, Chester le Street, Sacriston, Pelton and Seaham prior to his retirement on 7th February 1991.
Francis will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.
The Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday 17th November 2020 at 2pm at St Cuthbert’s Catholic Church, Ropery Lane,  Chester le Street,  DH3 3PH,  followed by a cremation at Durham Crematorium at 3.30pm.
Family have stipulated you are welcome to attend to pay your last respects to Francis but must adhere to social distancing guidelines outside of the Church and Crematorium.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.
Donations in lieu of flowers have been requested to Cancer Research.

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