Saturday 11 November 2023

Death of retired Police Officer: Sergeant 1175 James (Jim) Young

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of retired Police Officer, Sergeant 1175 James (Jim) Young, who died at St Teresa’s Hospice, Darlington on Monday, 30 October 2023, aged 83 years.

Jim joined Durham County Constabulary on 25 April 1960 and after completing his initial training at Newby Wiske, North Yorkshire was posted to Durham City.  After a short stint at Durham, he was posted to Jarrow.  His next move was to the Mounted Branch at Stockton-on-Tees, before becoming a Residential Beat Officer at Tow Law.

A change of direction saw Jim become a Scientific Aids Officer (SOCO), later moving into CID as a Detective, both at Bishop Auckland.  He finished his time in CID at Durham City, before being promoted to uniform Sergeant with the Dog Section (B Division).  Jim later became a Dog Training Instructor at Harperley Hall, Crook.

His final posting was as Town Sergeant at Spennymoor, before being medically retired on 28 October 1987, after 27 years service.

Jim is survived by son Mick, also a retired Durham Constabulary Officer (currently working for North Yorkshire Police), grandchildren Laura, Matthew and Benjamin and great grandchildren Jack and Erin.

A private funeral service is to be arranged.

Family flowers only, donations in lieu to St Teresa’s Hospice.

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

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