Weston-super-Mare Police Officers 1890

Deborah Leat - 27 November 1986

Deborah Leat

Deborah Leat

Deborah Leat, Woman Police Constable of the Avon and Somerset Constabulary who died on 27 November 1986, aged 20.

Killed when her police patrol car went out of control on a bend and crashed into a tree while pursuing a vehicle which had failed to stop in the early hours at Speedwell, Bristol.

Roll of Honour

Date 27/11/20


Christine MANHIRE, 56 years who died on Saturday 21 November. Christine was the wife of Andy, who retired in 2009 and lives in Worle, W-s-Mare.

Their daughter, Annabel, is a serving PCSO at Weston. Son Ashley is a serving police officer in Weston.

There is to be, as current restrictions demand, a family and close friends only funeral.

Date 23/11/20


Henry Brown former Sergeant has died in France. Henry served in Merthyr Borough and on transfer to Avon and Somerset served at WsM, Trinity Road, Redland and ASRO. He leaves his widow Barbara living in France.

The funeral service has already taken place.

Date 20/11/20


Mrs Marie NEWBERT, 89 years, who died on Tuesday 10 November, widow of John, who retired in 1981 and died in 2007.

Marie's funeral is to be held in accord with current restrictions and for attendance by family and close friends only.

Date 11/11/20


Lionel William MORSE, 95 years, who died on Saturday 31 October, retired in 1978. His next of kin is his daughter, Carol, living in Weston-super-Mare.

There is to be a family and close friends only funeral, in accordance with the current restrictions.

Date 05/11/20


Robert (Bob) LYONS, 90 years, who died on Friday 30 October, served on the former 'C' Division and became groundsman at Kings Weston playing fields.

Bob was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and we understand that the funeral is being held in compliance with current restrictions and accessible to family and close friends only.

Date 04/11/20


Frederick Charles Michael (Mike) PULLIN, 81 years, who died on Saturday 31 October, retired in 1995. He leaves a widow, Rosemary, living in Melksham.

The funeral service is to be arranged within the current coronavirus restrictions, with only close family and friends able to attend.

Date 02/11/20


Mrs Glenys Mary PERRY, 87 years, who died on Thursday 29 October, widow of Allistair, who retired in 1984 and died in 1997.

Glenys worked in the Taunton Police Station Control Room and Enquiry Office until 1998. Allistair was, for some time after his police retirement, the Warden at Canonsgrove.

Glenys' next of kin is her daughter, Anne, living in Devon.

There is to be a funeral for attendance, in line with coronavirus restrictions, by family and close friends only.

Date 30/10/20

Barrie PALMER - Award of British Empire Medal

One of our members, Barrie PALMER, who retired in 2001, has been awarded the BEM in Her Majesty's Birthday Honours for his work in establishing the Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (SURE).

Our congratulations to Barrie.

Date 29/10/20


Mrs Stella MUNDAY, 96 years, who died on Thursday 22 October, widow of Stuart, who retired in 1986 and died in 2005. Her next of kin is her niece, Mrs Patricia HARRISON, who lives in Hampshire.

Date 24/10/20

In Memoriam

Police Roll of Honour Trust

PC David George Petch
Died 24 October 1981, aged 31

Killed when his traffic patrol car crashed following a speeding car.

Roll of Honour

Date 24/10/20


Merilyn Jean ADAMS, 91 years, who died on Friday 23 October, the wife of Brian, who retired in 1986 and lives at Westonzoyland.

On keeping with the current restrictions, there is to be a family and close friends only funeral service.

Date 23/10/20