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Albert William (Bill) Banks on 28 August 2021, aged 96 years. Bill served with Bristol Constabulary from 1946 - 1948, and then again from 1965 - 1974. He rose from Detective Inspector through to Detective Superintendent in his latter service with the force. Between those dates he served in the Lancashire Constabulary.

Bill's wife Kathleen, passed away in 2012. He is survived by his daughter, Susan, and his son, Nigel.

Date 17/09/21


In Memoriam

Police Roll of Honour Trust

PS Colin Sheppard
Died 16 September 1996. Aged 54

Died 17 years after being paralysed in a motorcycle accident on duty.

Roll of Honour

Date 16/09/21


Obituary

Morris (George) MULLINS, 87 years. 'George' died on 8 September 2021 and leaves a widow Rose.

He joined Somerset Constabulary in January 1970 and retired as PC 58 from Avon and Somerset in 1987 as a 'Rural and Urban' officer for the Minehead area.

Date 14/09/21


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Maurice DRAPER, 88 years, who died on 8 September 2021. Police Sergeant 63, who retired from Weston-super-Mare. Following his retirement Maurice was a member of police staff working at Southmead and subsequently HQ retiring at age 65.

Our sympathies go out to his widow Valerie and the family at this time.

Date 09/09/21


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Ronald F BROOME OBE QPM, 88years, Chief Constable 1983 - 1989. He passed away after a short illness on 1 September 2021.

Funeral details to follow.

Date 03/09/21


Obituary

Pamela Jean BILLINGHAM - Retired Civilian Member - Secretary to B Div Commanders 70s to 90s.

Passed away at the BRI Hospital on Saturday 14 August 2021 aged 78 years.

The funeral service will be held at South Bristol Crematorium on Thursday 2 September at 10.30 am. Family flowers only please.

Donations if desired for Cancer Research UK may be given on the day or sent c/o Thomas Davis Funeral Directors, Southville Lodge, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1DJ.

Donations and tributes may be given via Pamela's memorial page at bristol.ourmemorialpages.co.uk

Date 04/01/21


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Peter ANTELL, 87 years who died on 25 August 2021. He retired as D/Sgt 558 in 1980 from Broadbury Road.

Peter will also be known from serving with the RCS.

Date 04/01/21


In Memoriam

Police Roll of Honour Trust

PC Christopher Malcolm Hood
Died 23 August 1971. Aged 23
New Bristol Road, Weston-super-Mare.

Killed in a police motorcycle crash responding to an emergency call.

Roll of Honour

Date 23/08/21


Obituary

Raymond (Ray) Peters, 95 years, who died on the 1 August 2021. Ray was a Branch Member who retired from the police service in 1978. He lived in Keynsham and was widowed from wife Georgina in 2002.

Funeral is at Haycombe Crematorium, Wednesday 18 August 2021 at 1.45 pm. No details as regards attendance/numbers.

Date 11/08/21


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Helen GUPWELL, 67years who died on the 27 July 2021.

Helen was the widow of PS 531 Roger Gupwell who retired in 2006 and died in 2012.

Date 05/08/21


Obituary

John Halsey, 78yrs. John was a former sergeant with Hertfordshire Constabulary and died after a short illness on Sunday 1 August. He served for thirty one and a half years, 2 years of which was with the Saudi Police.

He was a member of the Avon and Somerset Bowls team (South) for many years and captain of the team up until his death. John leaves a widow, Carol who is a retired member of A and S Police Staff.

John's Thanksgiving Service is Monday 23 August at 2 pm at St. Michael's Church, Church Street, Shepton Beauchamp. Postcode is TA190LW. Afterwards at the village hall which is over the road from the church. The Church Diocese recommend masks are worn.

Date 04/08/21


In Memoriam

Police Roll of Honour Trust

PC Paul Ralph Cotton
Died 28 July 1997. Aged 38

Died of injuries received in a road accident while cycling to duty.

Roll of Honour

Date 28/07/21