Tributes have been made to the Cumbrian Police officer who tragically died yesterday (Sunday 26th January) on the M6 following a single-vehicle collision.
In a statement released by Cumbria Constabulary, a spokesperson for the force said:
“Cumbria Constabulary can confirm that a police officer has died following a single-vehicle road traffic collision that occurred earlier today (26th January).
“The officer – a 47-year-old man who worked for Cumbria Constabulary’s Mobile Support Group – was pronounced dead at the scene and was the only occupant of the vehicle.
“Specialist officers are supporting his family at this time”.
Police Federation boss, John Apter, tweeted to say:
“Tragic news from Cumbria Police as we learn that a police officer has been killed in a collision.
“My thoughts are with the officer, his family and his colleagues at this difficult time”.
The PFEW flags at PFEW HQ have also been lowered as a mark of respect to the officer.
One Cumbrian Police officer, who did not want to be named, told ESN:
“He was one of the nicest guys you could meet, a genuine really good bloke.
“Always saw him with a smile, a great, great loss.
“Deepest sympathies and thought to his family”.
Paul Williams, Chairman of Cumbria Police Federation, said:
“All Cumbria Police officers are shocked and saddened to learn about the death of our colleague, who died in a single-vehicle road traffic collision earlier today while on duty.
”The officer served on Cumbria’s Road Policing Unit and his sudden passing has caused deep shock and grief to the Policing family in Cumbria and across the UK.
”National Police Federation of England and Wales Chair John Apter – and Federation colleagues from across the country – have been in touch to pass on their deepest condolences at this sad time and offer Cumbria their support. It is appreciated.
”Cumbria Police Federation will work closely with the specialist officers investigating this incident, and we will ensure that we do all that we can to support the Officer’s family and close colleagues during this tragic time.”
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