Wednesday 9 November 2022

Death of Retired Police Officer: DCI 1659 John (Jack) Ainsworth

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of a retired Police Officer, DCI 1659 John (Jack) Ainsworth, who died in Sunderland Royal Hospital on Saturday 29th October 2022, aged 80 years.

Jack joined Durham County Constabulary in 1962 and following his Initial Training, he served at Hartlepool, Darlington, Easington Lane, East Rainton and Fingerprint Bureau.  Following a short spell in uniform at Peterlee, for reasons of promotion, he transferred to the Crime Support Unit.

His latter service was as head of the North East Fingerprint Bureau, taking him up to his retirement in 1992.

After retiring he remained with Durham Constabulary as a civilian trainer in fingerprints, based at Harperley Hall and moving to Police Headquarters at Aykley Heads when the training was transferred there.  Jack thoroughly enjoyed this area of work, meeting and training people from all over the world.

Jack is survived by his wife Irene, son David, daughter Susan and grandchildren James, Kirsten, Alice and Richie.

A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Friday 18th November 2022 at Durham Crematorium, South Road, Durham DH1 3TQ.

Family flowers only, donations in lieu to Cancer Research.

Our thoughts are with Jack’s family and friends at this sad time.

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