Members who have passed away in 2020.

Former detective constable Mark Barnes, 57 years, died on 25 May 2020. Mark worked at Stainforth and in Doncaster drugs unit and CID. Funeral details will be circulated when known.

John Nash, died on 16 May 2020 after a long illness. He worked in Rotherham division. His funeral details are as follows. He will be leaving the family home at Rotherham Road, Maltby at 10am on Thursday 28 May, arriving at Rotherham Crematorium, the the service at 10.30am. (Covid 19 rules apply). Pat has obtained permission for friends to line up along the road towards Rotherham, past Maltby Police Station, so they can pay their respects. Social distancing for all and please park off the main road. For those wishing to attend on Ridgeway, at approximately 10.15am, please stand on the road and not within the crematorium grounds, again social distancing. There will be a webcast of the service which can be accessed. Login into Wesley media.co.uk. Click on solutions, scroll down to view webcast login - Order ID 31953, Password aczxrwrd, event 764456.

Former PC 1165 Martin (Noddy) Newman, 67 years, died at home yesterday (15 May 2020). Martin worked at West Bar in uniform and on the area. He was a larger than life character known by everyone who worked there. He was still working for SYP as a civilian domestic violence officer. Funeral details will be circulated when known.

Former detective sergeant 493 Terry Burbeary, 79 years, passed away on 2 May 2020. Terry joined Sheffield City Police in the early 60's and was posted to C Division at Attercliffe. He earned the nickname Yogi as a result of him mimicking Yogi Bear. Terry was a keen, hard working policeman which resulted in his transfer to the Force's newly formed Drug Squad headed by former ACC. Tony Clement with Pat Ruddy his sergeant. Terry moved to Alicante, Spain.

Former Chief Inspector Malcolm Edmundson, 74 years, passed away in St. Luke's Hospice on 10 May 2020. Malcolm had been ill for some time and particularly since last November when he was first admitted to hospital. Malcolm joined Sheffield City Police as a Cadet in 1963. He retired in 1995 as Chief Inspector Admin at Ecclesfield. He worked in both uniform and CID at Woodseats and Hackenthorpe and was Chief Inspector in the Force Control room at the time of the Hillsborough disaster. Malcolm's funeral will take place at Chesterfield Crematorium at 2.00pm Thursday 28 May. Covid19 restrictions apply and so it's unfortunate that attendance at the actual service will be by invitation only . Plenty of room outside and on the drive however for those who may wish to be around at the time .

Former Detective Sergeant Keith McSloy, 71 years, passed away on 7 May 2020. Keith had been suffering with cancer for some time. He worked across Sheffield and at RCS. When he was a young detective at Ecclesfield he worked with Roger Vickers and they were known as "Starsky & Hutch". Keith was the exhibits officer for the Hillsborough disaster. Keith's funeral will take place at Grenoside Crematorium (south chapel) at 3.30pm on Thursday 28 May 2020. Covid-19 restrictions apply. This is the cortege route for those who want to pay their respects. Wellbeck Road - Walkley Bank Road - Walkley Lane - Ripley Street - Langsett Road - Bamforth Road - Penistone Road - Halifax Road - Foxhill Road - Skew Hill Road - Grenoside Crematorium. Please maintain social distancing.

Former PC 1374 Alan Smith, 73 years, passed away on 4 May 2020 in the Northern General Hospital with Covid-19. Alan was a transferee from Hertfordshire Police and worked at Ecclesfield and the Force Operations Room. He suffered a serious illness whilst in the Ops Room, losing the use of his legs but eventually came back to his job as a support staff member with the aid of a wheelchair.

Former Sergeant George Motley, 92 years, has passed away after suffering with Covid-19. George worked at West Bar and in Traffic. His funeral took place on Tuesday 19 May 2020.

Former Inspector Frank Trippett, 92 years, has passed away. Frank served at Woodseats and Traffic. His funeral will take place under Covid-19 restrictions.

Former PC Dennis Gibson, 93 years, has passed away in December 2019. We have only just been informed by the solicitors dealing with his estate. He served at Hammerton Road. His funeral will already have taken place.

Former Detective Sergeant David Swift passed away on 20 February 2020. David served in Rotherham, Attercliffe and Regional Crime Squad. He moved to Sleaford in Lincolnshire after retirement. His funeral will have already taken place.

Former PC Malcolm (Bomber) Beaumont, 77 years, has passed away. Malcolm served in Barnsley and at the Charge Office Bridge Street. His funeral took place on Friday 8 May 2020, in accordance with current Covid-19 guidelines.

Former Pc 2068 John Schmidt, 68 years, has sadly passed away.  John had been suffering from motor neurone disease for a relatively short period of time. John worked at West Bar, Maltby, Dinnington and Rotherham. No funeral details due to Covid 19 attendance restrictions.

Former PC David Tingle has passed away. David worked in Traffic and AIB. I have no other details at this stage. Due to the Covid 10 crisis and restrictions in place the family are only allowed to have a small funeral.

Former PC Martin Coleman, 64 years, passed away on 10 April 2020, after a short illness. Martin worked at Barnsley and was well known in the community, especially for his amateur dramatic performances. Due to the Covid 10 crisis and restrictions in place the family are only allowed to have a small funeral.

Former PC 746 John David Terence (Dave) Waterhouse, 79 years, passed away on 16 March 2020. Dave worked at West Bar, Attercliffe, and Doncaster. He was a legendary thief taker and a great character. Due to the Covid 19 crisis and restrictions in place the family are only allowed to have a small funeral. They are planning a memorial later when hopefully all is back to normal.

Former PC Val Meadows, 81 years, passed away on 3 March 2020 in St Luke's. Val worked in Sheffield and in HQ CRO. She was married to the late Chief Superintendent Brian Meadows. Val’s funeral took place on Monday 16 March 2020.

Former PC Peter West, 65 years, passed away on 1 March 2020, after a short illness. Peter spent his career in Barnsley division. He was a larger than life character, loved by colleagues and the community alike. He was a former branch secretary for Barnsley NARPO. Peter's funeral took place on Tuesday 17 March 2020.

Former sergeant Keith Ellis, 84 years, passed away on 1 March 2020. Keith was a very well known and loved figure in Barnsley, where he spent the vast majority of his career. Keith's funeral took place on Friday 20 March 2020.

Former sergeant Herbert Ernest Bamforth, 89 years, died on Monday 24 February 2020 after suffering a stroke. He retired in June 1985 after serving in Doncaster, Traffic and AIB. Herbert's funeral took place on Tuesday 17 March 2020. 

Former PC Brian Cottingham has passed away. Brian worked at Woodseats and was a Police Federation rep. There will not be a funeral as Brian donated his body to medical research. He was not a member of NARPO.

Former PC 662 Keith Thurman, 77 years, passed away on 9 January 2020. Keith worked at Attercliffe. Keith's funeral took place on Thursday 13 February 2020.

Former PC 267 John Barrie Clay, 85 years, passed away suddenly on 13 January 2020. Barrie spent most of his service at West Bar police station, where he was well known in the control room. Barrie's funeral took place on Thursday 27 February 2020.

Former colleague Richard Holmes (known as Dick), 99 years passed away om Wednesday 15 January 2020 at the home where he has lived for a number of years. He retired around 1989 moving with his late wife Marjorie to Bridlington previously having worked Doncaster area latterly Traffic Division. Richard's funeral will take place at 1.00pm Tuesday 11 February 2020 at St Helen's Church Grange Lane Burghwallis DN6 9JL then 2.20pm at Pontefract Crematorium Wakefield Road Pontefract WF8 4HA. Family flowers only with donations to St Helen's Church a plate will be provided.

Former Inspector Kenneth Kidd (Ken), aged 90 years passes away on Monday 6 January 2020 in Doncaster Hospital. He worked around Doncaster District at various times. Ken's funeral took place on Monday 3 February 2020.

Former PC Jack Sykes, 96 years has passed away.  Jack retired in 1978 from Rotherham traffic based at Masborough.  He was a member of Rotherham NARPO and died following s short illness. His funeral took place at Grenoside crematorium on the 11 December 2019.

Former DCI Joseph 'Joe' Stanley Hatton has passed away.  Joe was the oldest Rotherham branch member having reached his 100th birthday in November 2019. He retired from Rotherham CID in the mid 70's. His funeral took place on Wednesday 8 January 2020.

Former sergeant John Howard Rickett, 90 years passed away on Friday 3 January 2020 having been ill for some time. John re tired as Sergeant at Adwick around 1985 having worked West Yorkshire area, Barnsley and Doncaster. John's funeral took place on Wednesday 29 January 2020.

page last updated on 26/05/2020

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