Former detective constable Jim (Mac) McArthur, 80 years passed away on 18 December 2022. Jim worked in CID across the city. Mac's funeral took place on Monday 9 January 2023.
Former constable Mick Leadbeater, 83 years, passed away on 8 December 2022. Mick worked at Barnsley, His funeral took on Tuesday 3 January 2023.
Former constable Eric Boyle, 77 years, passed away on 10 December 2022. He served in Doncaster. There will be no funeral as this is Eric's wish.
Former constable 456 Greg Jones, 77 years, has passed away. Greg was the brother of Val Meadows and worked at West Bar and Force Control. Greg's funeral took place on Tuesday 3 January 2023.
Former inspector Peter Serhatlic, 63 years, passed away suddenly on 11 December 2022. Peter served in Doncaster and Traffic. Peter's funeral took place on Friday 6 January 2023.
Former constable Geraint (Gus) Howell, 59 years, passed away on 8 December 2022 in the Northern General Hospital. Gus worked at Ecclesfield. Gus's funeral took place on Friday 6 January 2023.
Former chief inspector Ken Roughton, 87 years, passed away on 2 October 2022. Ken spent most of his service in the Doncaster area.
Former detective constable Ronnie Hallam, 74 years, passed away on 28 November 2022 in Chesterfield Hospital. Ronnie served in CID across the City as well as RCS. Ronnie's funeral took place on Wednesday 14 December 2022. 
Former inspector Terry Phenix, 86 years, passed away on 14 November 2022. Terry worked across Sheffield and retired as inspector in charge of the dog section. After retirement he went to live in Norfolk. Funeral details will be circulated when known.
Former inspector William (Bill) Watts, 97 years, has passed away. He worked at Goldthorpe and Wath. Bill's funeral took place  on Friday 18 November 2022.
Former Deputy Chief Constable Cecil Francis (Frank) Gutsell, 93 years, passed away on Monday 7 November 2022. He started his career in the Metropolitan Police before moving to South Yorkshire. Frank's funeral took place on Thursday 6 December 2022.
Former detective constable Jack Keightley, 86 years, passed away Thursday 10 November 2022 after a short illness. He  worked Hammerton Road, West Bar and Crime Squad. Jack's funeral took place on Friday 9 December 2022.
Former constable Dennis Joseph Thorp, 78 years, passed away on 26 October 2022. Dennis worked in Doncaster. Deniss's funeral took place on Monday 7 November 2022.
Former detective sergeant James (Jim) Fretwell, aged 87yrs, passed away on Monday 24 October 2022. He worked at Hammerton Road CID and finished his career at HQ in Crime Intelligence. Jim's funeral took placei on Thursday 24 November 2022. 
Former inspector Michael Higgins, 83 years, passed away on 15 October 2022. Michael worked in Doncaster and at HQ. Mike's funeral took place on Thursday 10 November 2022.
Former detective inspector Pat Henshaw, 84 years, passed away on 14 October 2022. Pat began his career in Barnsley Borough but also worked at West Bar, Attercliffe and in the Regional Crime Squad. Pat's funeral took place on Tuesday 1 November 2022.
Former Inspector Alan Bradford, 88 years, passed away on 6 October 2022. He was in the RAF for 3 years as a Senior Aircraftman Air Frame Fitter, before joining Sheffield City Police in 1957. He served at West Bar, Woodseats, CID at Water Lane, Hackenthorpe and retired after 30 years in 1987 as an inspector at Attercliffe. His funeral took place on Tuesday 25 October 2022.
Former inspector Ian Walker, 71 years, passed away on 26 September 2022. Ian served across the Force including in Traffic. There will not be a traditional funeral service but donations can be made in his memory to Blood Cancer UK or Sheffield Hospitals Charity, specifying the Haematology Department.
Former detective chief inspector Ken Towell, 77 years, passed away on 18 September 2022. Ken worked in CID across Sheffield and in the RCS. Ken's funeral took place on Friday 7 October 2022.
Former detective inspector Ken Walker, 76 years passed away on 31 August 2022. Ken worked across the Force, including West Bar and HQ CID.
Former inspector Harold McCudden, 87 years, passed away on 25 August 2022. Harold worked across Sheffield including the Charge Office at Bridge Street. He was a mainstay of the Force First Aid team. Harold's funeral took place on 20 September 2022.
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 took place on Friday 12 August 2022.

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 took place on Thursday 11 August 2022.

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 11/01/2023

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