Tuesday 5 July 2022

Death of a retired Police Officer : Chief Inspector William (Bill) Hancock

It is with regret  that we have to inform you of the death of a retired Police Officer :  Chief Inspector William (Bill) Hancock, who died on the 22nd June 2022 at the age of 84 years.

Bill was born on the 1st April 1938 had suffered poor health for some years due to crippling arthritis and died following multiple bouts of pneumonia.

On joining Durham County Constabulary, he was posted to Hartlepool. On promotion to Sergeant he was posted to Stanley and then seconded onto the training staff at Newby Wiske. He was then seconded to the Police College at Bramshill and then promoted to Inspector at Peterlee. He was then promoted to Chief Inspector and spent his final years in the Training Departement at Aykley Heads HQ. 

Bill is survived by his wife Marion and their two children Michael and Alison, three Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild.

Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

The Funeral is to be held at 12-00 noon on Thursday 14th July at Sacriston Methodist Church, Wesley Close, Front Street (B6532) DH7 6JG.  Followed by Cremation at Durham Crematorium.  Friends and former colleagues are very welcome to attend.    Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of floral tributes may be made to Sacriston Methodist Church and will be collected at the funeral.  Following which you are invited to join the family back at the Church for refreshments.

Cards of condolence would be very much appreciated at the home address, however if you are not in possession of that address, they can be forwarded to "NARPO Durham Branch, 2, Whitworth Close, Spennymoor, DL16 7LH."   Please mark your envelope clearly FAO  Hancock family.

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