Friday 23 June 2023

Death of a retired Police Officer: DC 1349 James (Jim) Edward Watson McQueen

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of retired Police Officer, DC 1349 James (Jim) Edward Watson McQueen of Lesbury, Alnwick, Northumberland, who died at The Grange Nursing Home, Warkworth, Northumberland on Saturday 3rd June 2023, aged 85 years.

Jim joined Durham County Constabulary in 1961 and served at Consett, detached beat at Ebchester. He then went onto the Motorcycle Section at Newton Aycliffe and then onto Traffic Patrols (cars). A move to Serious Incident Squad (SIS) followed before a transfer to Special Branch. Jim received his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, prior to his retirement in September 1984.

He is survived by wife, Elizabeth and daughter Lindsay.

A funeral service is to be held at 2.30pm Tuesday 4 th July 2023 at St Mary the Virgin Church, Lesbury, Northumberland.

The service is not private.

Family flowers only, any donations in lieu to Parkinson’s UK c / o Pennington Funeral Services, 18A High Street, Langley Moor, Durham DH7 8JN

Following the funeral, friends and colleagues are invited to join the family at Alnmouth and Lesbury Cricket Club, The Club House, The Wicket, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 3PX

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

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