Tuesday 10 May 2022

Death of a retired Police Officer : Chief Constable George Ernest HEDGES, BEM, QPM, DL

It is with deep regret that we have to advise you of the death of a retired Police Officer : Chief Constable George Ernest HEDGES,  BEM, QPM, DL who died on the 6th May 2022 in Katherine House Hospice following  a short illness of some seven weeks, aged 80 years.

George Joined Oxfordshire Constabulary in 1957 as a Police Cadet. He passed through the ranks he served at Henley, Oxford, Windsor, Slough, HQ Crime and as ACC Ops and Management Services.
In 1993, he transferred from Thames Valley Police on promotion to Deputy Chief Constable at Durham Constabulary and lastly served as the Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary from 1997 until retirement in 2002. 
George returned to his native Oxfordshire for retirement and joined the Oxford Branch of NARPO as a full member and Durham Branch as an additional member. 
He is survived by his wife Pamela and sons Ben and Robert and daughter Joanna.
Cards of condolence should be sent to Mrs P. Hedges & Family,  80, Evans Lane, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 2JB.
The funeral will be held at 13:00 hours on Wednesday 25th May 2022 at North Oxfordshire Crematorium and Memorial Park, Tackley, Kidlington, OXT 3ER.  Officers may wear uniform if desired and medals.
The family request no flowers, but donations in memory of George to the charity ROSY, of which George was Chairman via www.rosy.org.uk or DL  Hancock Ltd, Funeral Directors, 126 London Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9ED. tel. 01865 767780,
Afterwards all are invited to North Oxford Golf Club, Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 8EZ.  To assist with catering you are asked to notify trevordavis664@hotmail.com of your intention to attend.
Our thoughts are with George's family & friends at this sad time.

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