Friday 4 June 2021

Death of a retired Police Officer : DC 1665 David Ripley

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : Detective Constable 1665 David Ripley, who died on the 27th May 2021 aged 63 years.

David joined Durham Constabulary in 1985. In 2000 he went onto be an Investigative Officer which lead him to serving as a Detective in CID and the Serious Crime Team at Aykley Heads and Darlington for many years.
David retired in 2014 but he continued to work in Safeguarding at Bishop Auckland and then moved to Cleveland Police as a Police Staff Investigator.
David was the much loved husband of Clare, father to Grace, father figure to Jonathan, Molly, Michael, Freddie and also Grandpa to Emelie. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.
A family Funeral will take place on Tuesday 15th June 2021, 13:00 at St Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington.
People are invited to stand outside of Darlington Police Station where a guard of honour will take place or are welcome to stand outside of the church to pay their respects.
Please ensure social distancing guidelines are met.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.
Donations in lieu of flowers have been requested to Newcastle RVI, The Great North Children’s Hospital.
Any condolence cards are welcome and will be distributed to the family via Occupational Health at Headquarters (Please write on the envelope FAO The family of David Ripley)

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