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Weston-super-Mare Police Officers 1890

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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


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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


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Paul Underwood, retired PC1182, Burnham on Sea. Paul, a branch member, joined Somerset and Bath Constabulary in 1972 and retired in 2002.

He passed away in his sleep on 21 July 2021 and leaves a widow Christine.

Date 21/07/21


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Jean LIMMER, 86yrs. Jean was the widow of Anthony LIMMER who retired as constable stationed in Bristol in 1985 and died in 1998.

Jean died on 27 April 2021 and her death has just come to light. She was a member of this branch.

Date 21/07/21


Gloucestershire Constabulary

Come and find out about the 180 year history of the constabulary in the historic county of Gloucestershire with Sue Webb.

Sue is employed by the Constabulary as the force archivist with offices both in police HQ and at Gloucestershire Heritage Hub.

27 July 2021, 7pm at Winterbourne Medieval Barn.

Details...

Date 12/07/21


In Memoriam

Colin Batchelor

Colin Batchelor

DC Colin John Batchelor
Died 12 July 1984, aged 45
Killed in a police car accident returning from an investigation.

Roll of Honour

Date 12/07/21


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Eileen CHISHOLM, MBE, aged 99yrs, a widow member who died on 2 July. Eileen was the widow of retired officer Murdo Chisholm who died in 1999.

Eileen received her MBE in the New years Honours 2011 for her fund raising charity work on behalf of Children's Hospice South West.

Date 10/07/21


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Colin DYKE, 92 years who died on 7 July 2021. Colin joined the Somerset Constabulary in 1955 and retired from Avon and Somerset in January 1982 as the village Constable for Martock.

He leaves a widow Margaret. Colin was a member of our branch.

Date 07/07/21


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Fred Pitman aged 91 years who died on 30 April. Fred was a D/Sergeant on South Glos and Bristol areas.

Had been living in Wiltshire since retirement.

Date 06/07/21


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Brian Malcolm ADAMS, aged 90 years, NARPO member. His daughters were with him when he died peacefully on 06 July 2021.

Brian originally joined Somerset Constabulary as PC 276 in May 1956 and retired from Avon and Somerset in June 1986. He was a constable stationed at Bridgwater.

There is to be no funeral service.

Date 06/07/21


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Tom McNally, 78 years ex Detective Inspector who died in Weston-super-Mare Hospital on the 2 July 2021.

He leaves a widow, Jean.

Date 06/07/21


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Ernest (John) PARISH, 89 years. 'John' joined Somerset Constabulary in July 1952 and retired in March 1983 as Inspector 581 from Headquarters recruiting.

John was a widower having lost his wife Cynthia in December 2020. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

The funeral is to be held at 10.30 am Wednesday 14 July at Weston-super-Mare Crematorium for family only.

There will be a webcast of the service for those who wish to pay their respects:

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However for those that wish to pay last respects the Cortege en route will be passing Clevedon Promenade Bowling Club on Elton Road, Clevedon between 10.10 to 10.15 am on that day.

Date 04/07/21


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We are saddened to report the death of Miss Dorothy Brake. Dorothy would have been 102 on 9 July 2021.

During the WW2 she served in the WAAF.

In the 1950s she worked as a civilian shorthand typist in Weston-super-Mare CID. She later became the secretary to the Divisional Chief Superintendent.

Dorothy retired from the Avon and Somerset Constabulary in the 1980s.

Dorothy 2nd from right, at back

Date 01/07/21


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Anthony (Tony) BUSS retired PC 902. Tony died at the RUH on 24 June 2021 after a long battle with illness. He retired from Bath on 7 January 1990.

He leaves a widow Esme.

Date 04/01/21


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Roger EMPSON, age 76 years, retired PS 1277. Roger died peacefully on 21 June 2021 following a short illness. He retired as a uniform Sergeant from Broadbury Road sector in June 2000.

He leaves a widow, Linda.

Date 22/06/21