Tributes have been made to a police motorcyclist who sadly died after being in a collision with another vehicle.
The Police officer was responding to an emergency call at the time of the collision.
The incident occurred at around 13:00 hours on Tuesday 21st April.
The marked police motorcycle was responding to reports of a BMW that was failing to stop for the police when it was in collision with a blue Toyota Avensis on Nether Lane in the Ecclesfield area of Sheffield.
The 40-year-old Roads Policing Unit officer was sadly pronounced dead a short time after the collision.
The driver of the Toyota, a 64-year-old man, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Specialist Family Liasion Officers from South Yorkshire Police are supporting the police officers family.
A spokesperson for the West Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Unit tweeted to say:
“The thoughts and wishes of all of us in the Road Policing Unit are with the family, friends and colleagues of the police motorcyclist sadly killed yesterday in a road traffic collision in the South Yorkshire Area”.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Operational Support tweeted to say:
“Despite the size of the force, we are a small, close-knit team. This has left us completely devastated”.
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