Sunday 29 August 2021

Death of a retired Police Officer : D/Sgt 1140 Keith Mitchell

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of a retired Police Officer : D/Sgt 1140 Keith Mitchell who died on 20th August 2021, aged 65 years.

Keith served Durham Constabulary joining in May 1977, initially serving in uniform at Consett and then Catchgate section. In June 1983 he was posted to CID at Consett and subsequently to Crime Support Unit at HQ then FIO at Consett.
Keith was promoted to uniform Sgt at Crook moving on to then work in Intelligence at Bishop Auckland.
In later service Keith ran Crimestoppers from Sacriston.
After Keith retired in 2007 he did return to Durham Constabulary in a civilian role as crimestoppers co-ordinator then moving onto a role within the Crime Scene dept based at Peterlee Warehouse when the crimestoppers role was centralised - retiring from that role in 2017.
Keith is survived by his wife Sheila, son Stephen & daughter in law Emma.
Keith was well known for his love of holidays and his dry sense of humour and he will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all those who knew him.
The funeral will be held at Mountsett Crematorium Dipton Stanley on Monday 6th September 2021 at 1015am.
Those who are unable to attend the funeral will be able to access via a link on livestream – if you wish to have this link please contact
All are welcome at Lanchester Cricket Club after the funeral to share memories of Keith.
Donations in lieu of flowers have been requested to Ward 18 ITU RVI Newcastle NE1 4LP.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

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