Thursday 19 May 2022

Death of a retired Police Officer : D/Supt Arthur Meek

It is with regret that we have to to inform you of the death of a retired Police Officer : D/Supt Arthur Meek who died in hospital on the 1st May 2022 aged 85 years.

Arthur joined Durham Constabulary in 1959 and was posted to Jarrow.  In 1969 as a Detective Sergeant he served on the Regional Crime Squad and was promoted to uniform Inspector in 1973 serving at Chester-le-Street.
Detective roles followed in Durham City where he was promoted Detective Chief Inspector.  In 1984 Arthur was promoted to Superintendent serving as Sub-Divisional Commander at Consett and this was followed by a period as deputy head of CID until his retirement in 1989.
Throughout his service Arthur was a dedicated detective appearing on Crimewatch in 1984 as OIC investigating a series of arsons in the Wearmouth area of Sunderland. During his service he received six Chief Constable Commendations.
The funeral will be held at Durham Crematorium at 1.30pm on Monday 23rd May 2022. The service is not private.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

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