Former PC Brian Thornhill, 83 years, passed away today (14.6.21). Brian worked at Woodseats and Hackenthorpe. Funeral details will be circulated when known.

Former detective sergeant Peter Newman, 88 years, has passed away. Peter served at Woodseats, West Bar and Headquarters. No details are known regarding his funeral.

Former PC Alfred (Alf) Gerald Eaden, 74 years, passed away on 31 May 2021. Alf worked at Pensitone and Dodworth. He has donated his body to medical research therefore there will be no funeral.

Former PC John Constant Bogel, 84 years, has passed away. John worked at Rotherham. There are no details of his funeral at this time.

Former detective chief inspector Ray Leslie, 91 years, passed away on 3 April 2021. Ray worked at Attercliffe and HQ CID where he was responsible for setting up the first crime prevention department in 1964. He devised the 4D Special Agent initiative to combat crime against young people. An initiative that was rolled out across the country. Ray's funeral has already taken place.

Former PC 2609 Barry Morgan, 70 years, passed away, peacefully at home, on Saturday 15 May 2021. He served in Rotherham Traffic and the Force Driving School. Barry's funeral took place on Monday 7 June 2021.

Former PC John Foster, 66 years, has passed away. John worked mostly in the Barnsley area and in the Force Operations Room. John's funeral took place on Wednesday 21 April 2021.

Former chief inspector Gavin Kaye, 85 years, passed away on 29 March 2021. Gavin worked in Rotherham and at Attercliffe. Gavin's funeral took place on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

Former Inspector Tony Green, 71 years, passed away yesterday (14.3.21). Tony joined the police as a cadet in 1965 and as a PC served at Attercliffe in uniform, plain clothes and CID. He also served on DSG, Corporate Development at HQ and at Hackenthorpe/Moss Way. Tony's funeral took place on Wednesday 7 April 2021.

Former chief inspector Gerry Smalley, 82 years, passed away yesterday (11.3.21) in the Northern General Hospital. I am unsure of all of Gerry's career details but I think he worked in Training as well as elsewhere across Sheffield. He was a genuinely nice man. Gerry's funeral took place on 1 April 2021.

Former detective constable Joe Webb, 88 years, has passed away. Joe worked almost all his career in the Barnsley area. His funeral took place on Friday 12 March 2021.

Former constable Mick Rumble, 64 years, passed away on 21 February 2021. Mick worked at Doncaster. Mick's funeral took place at 11.00am on Monday 15 March 2021.

Former detective constable Pete Muir, 60 years, passed away on 23 February 2021. Pete served at Doncaster. His funeral  took place on 12 March 2021.

Former PC Roger Cuckson, 77 years, passed away on 14 February 2021. Roger worked at Hammerton Road. Roger served in the Royal Navy before joining Sheffield & Rotherham Constabulary. He was a lovely fella and a good cop. Roger is not having a funeral as such - just going by himself to the crematorium. I think they call it a peace funeral. He wished for no mourners.

Former sergeant Malcolm France, 82 years, passed away on 16 February 2021. Malcolm worked most of his career in Rotherham. Malcolm's funeral is at 10am Friday 26 February at Rotherham crematorium. For the info of all his funeral procession will be leaving his home address on Hawthorne Avenue at Maltby at 9.30am for those wishing to stand outside the house.

Former PC Jim Whelan passed away on 28 January 2021. He was 82 years of age. He served at Attercliffe and in Sheffield Traffic. His funeral took place on 16 February 2021.

Former Chief Inspector Colin Bell, 77 years, passed away on Sunday 7 February. Colin worked across Sheffield and Barnsley in uniform and CID. Colin's funeral was held on Thursday 25 February 2021. 

Former detective sergeant Glynn Connor, 75 years, has passed away. Glynn worked across Sheffield and was a CID man for most of his career. He was a very keen golfer. Glynn's funeral took place on 8 March 2021.

Former inspector Peter Smith, 78 years, has passed away. Peter worked at Attercliffe, Hackenthorpe and HQ. I worked with him in Career Development for some time. He was a lovely man and a very good runner if I remember correctly. Peter's funeral took place on Friday 26 February 2021.

Former Inspector Frank Coxon, 80 years, passed away on 14 January 2021. Frank served at Barnsley and Attercliffe. No details are available regarding his funeral. Frank's funeral took place on Monday 8 February 2021.

Former Inspector Brian Worthington, 87 years, passed away peacefully on 20 January 2021 at his nursing home in Nottingham surrounded by his family. Brian served in Sheffield and HQ. Brian's funeral took place on 10 February 2021.

Former PC 264 Ken Hirst, 76 years, passed away peacefully on the 6 January 2021. He spent all his service at Woodseats. For many years he was Community Constable in Abbeydale/Nether Edge/ Ecclesall areas where he was very much liked and respected. He had a very good relationship with minority groups in the area. Soon after retirement Ken and his wife Lynn moved to live in Skegness.

Former Constable 1730 John William Ord, 89 years, passed away on 3 January 2021. John was a native of Carlisle, but had Scottish connections. After being demobbed he joined the West Riding Constabulary, about 1954, and was posted to Knaresborough. He served at Barnsley, Penistone Sub Division, where he covered Higham and Barugh Green, based at Dodworth but working from his home at Higham Police House. After amalgamation he moved to B1 to the Collators Office. Then taking up a similar position in Wombwell CID Office. In his final years in the service he worked in the Courts, on prisoner escort etc. He retired in 1986. John's funeral took place on Tuesday 2 February 2021.

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