Former constable Malcolm Silk, 72 years, passed away on 10 July 2022 whilst on holiday. Malcolm worked at West Bar, E Division and HQ CID. Malcolm's funeral has already taken place in Spain.

Former constable Gary Waddington passed away on Friday 22 July 2022 after a battle with cancer. Gary worked at Barnsley. His funeral took place on Friday 5 August 2022.

Former inspector John Newey, 76 years, passed away on 20 July 2022 in the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. John worked in Sheffield and Rotherham. John's funeral took place on Wednesday 3 August 2022.

Former constable Christopher Bean, 86 years, passed away on 20 July 2022. Christopher served at Maltby and Doncaster. In accordance with Christopher's personal wishes, there will be no formal ceremony. Christopher's funeral will take place at 10.00 am on Friday 12 August 2022 at Rose Hill crematorium, Doncaster.

Former detective sergeant John Douthwaite, 83 years, passed away on 14 July 2022. John served in CID at West Bar and for many years in Special Branch.

Former chief superintendent Don Smith, 95 years, passed away on 19 July 2022. He was the divisional commander at Barnsley when he retired. Don's funeral will take place at 11.30 am on Thursday 11 August 2022 at St. Mary's Church, Worsborough Village, Barnsley and afterwards at the Travellers Inn, Sheffield Road, Birdwell.

Former constable David Daniels, 69 years, passed away on 15 July 2022. He was a Doncaster officer. Dave's funeral took place on Tuesday 2 August 2022.

Former constable Derek Render, 87 years, has passed away. Derek was a Barnsley Traffic officer. His funeral took place on Friday 22 July 2022.

Former constable Jim Taylor, passed away on 8 July 2022. Jim was a Barnsley officer. His funeral took place on Thursday 21 July 2022.

Former Detective Chief Inspector Norman Cedric Thompson, 95 years, passed away on 22 June 2022. He retired as a DCI from Headquarters CID. 
Former detective constable Richard (Dick) French, 73 years, passed away on Friday the 24 June 2022 at the Northern General Hospital, following a short illness. Dick worked at Doncaster. Dick's funeral took place on Wednesday 13 July 2022. 
Former detective chief inspector Pat Ruddy, 95 years, passed away on 21 June 2022 in his care home. He served across Sheffield and was the head of the Force's drug squad for many years. Pat's funeral took place on Monday 1 August 2022.
Former detective constable Roger Pateman, 78 years died suddenly at home on 19 June 2022. Roger worked at West Bar, Regional Crime Squad and Hackentorpe. Roger's funeral took on Monday 25 July 2022.
Former Inspector Wilf Lawson has passed away. Wilf worked primarily in the Barnsley area. After retirement he became the Safety Officer at Barnsley FC. His funeral took place on Thursday 30 June 2022.
Former detective constable Phil Sewell has passed away. Phil worked in the old B Division - Barnsley. His funeral took place on Wednesday 25 May 2022.
Former constable 369 Malcolm Turner, 81 years, passed away on 24 April 2022. He joined Sheffield City Police in 1959, retiring from South Yorkshire Police in 1989. Malcolm worked at Attercliffe and at Headquarters Criminal Records Office.
Former constable Andy Clarke, 82 years, passed away on 16 April 2022. Andy worked at Mexborough. His funeral took place  on Monday 9 May 2022.
Former chief superintendent Peter Hale, 73 years, passed away this morning (24 April 2022) after a long illness. Peter worked across the Force and retired as the head of Operations & Traffic and was the driving force behind the acquisition of the Operations Complex and the purchase of the first Force helicopter. Peter's funeral took place on Thursday 12 May 2022.
Former constable Gerard (Jed) Tyler, 64 years, passed away on 18 April 2022. Jed worked at Rotherham. No details are known regarding his funeral. Ged's funera ltook place on Wednesday 11 May 2022.
Former inspector Bruce Walker, 77 years, has passed away. Bruce worked at Hammerton Road, Rotherham and Complaints & Discipline. Bruce’s funeral took place on Tuesday 3 May 2022. 
Former constable Rebecca Hunt-Brown, 56 years, passed away on 26 March 2022. She had been suffering from Motor Neurone Disease. Rebecca started her career at West Bar Police Station, before working at various police stations across Sheffield and finishing in the Domestic Violence Unit at Rotherham. Her funeral took place on Thursday 14 April 2022.
Former detective constable Jim Cowley, 76 years, passed away yesterday (20 March 2022). Jim had a varied career working at Woodseats, Drug Squad, Crime Squad and the National Drugs Intelligence Unit at New Scotland Yard. His funeral took place on Friday 1 April 2022.
Former inspector Paul Wright, 54 years, passed away on the 3 March 2022. Paul was a Doncaster member and spent most of his service in the Doncaster area but he did serve elsewhere in the Force. Paul was married to the late inspector Angie Wright. His funeral took place on Thursday 31 March 2022.
Former constable Jim "Curly" Davies, 70 years, has passed away. Jim worked at Ecclesfield in uniform and on the area. at Foxhill and Grenoside. Jim's funeral took place on Friday 25 March 2022.
Former sergeant 1503 Graham 'Pete' Gospel, 78 years, has passed away. Pete joined Cambridge County Force in 1964 before transferred to West Yorkshire (later became South Yorkshire) in 1969. Most of Graham's time was served in Doncaster Road Traffic and Doncaster Town Centre. Pete's funeral took place on Tuesday 8 March 2022.
Former sergeant 608 Malcolm Norbury has passed away. Malcolm had been in poor health for a few years. He worked across Sheffield in uniform and CID. Malcolm's funeral took place on Friday 11 March 2022.
Former constable John Philip Opie, 73 years, passed away on 31 January 2022. John worked at Hammerton Road and Ecclesfield. Phil's funeral took place on 24 February 2022.
Former Inspector Alan Victor Marsden, 86 years, has passed away. Alan was a Barnsley officer. He lived in Bridlington after retirement. Alan's funeral took place on Tuesday 15 February 2022.

Former superintendent Gordon Fletcher, 92 years, passed away on the 10 January. He joined Doncaster Borough as a cadet, but left to join the armed services and served as a military policeman in the Far East, before returning to once again serve in S.Y Gordon served in Doncaster Rotherham and Sheffield. There will be no funeral as Gordon has donated his body to science.

Former constable Gordon Mallinson passed away on 3 January 2022. Gordon worked in Doncaster. Gordon's funeral took place on Monday 17 January 2022.



page last updated on 06/08/2022

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