Tributes have been paid to PC Abbas Ahmed who has sadly died after losing his battle with Covid.
PC Ahmed served with Greater Manchester Police. The dedicated officer leaves behind a wife and two young daughters.
Police Constable Ahmed joined GMP in March 2017. He has been described by his colleagues on the Stretford Response Team as ‘the greatest brother in and out of work’ and ‘such a lovely man who was never seen without a smile on his face.’
Officers also paid tribute to Abs’ ‘pride of being a police officer’ adding: “Abs lived up his name meaning ‘lion’ – brave, loyal, a fighter, protective, and completely fearless. Abs will live in our hearts forever.”
Inspector Abid Sardar, Co-Chair of the GMP Muslim Police Association, said:
“I first met Abbas when he was transferring to GMP from the Civil Nuclear Constabulary.
“Abbas became a friend immediately and we have maintained regular contact ever since.
“I have spent time with Abbas both in a professional and personal capacity; I would describe him as a committed police officer, true friend and family man.
“Abbas will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.”
Chief Inspector Neil Cook, of GMP’s Trafford division, said:
“We are immensely saddened to have learnt of the death of PC Abbas Ahmed who sadly passed away in hospital yesterday (Thursday 21 January 2021) afternoon at the age of 40 following a battle with COVID-19.
“Abbas will be truly missed – he was a much-valued member of our Response Team on the Trafford district having joined us at GMP in 2017, and those who worked closely with him can only speak of him in the highest regard.
“Abbas had been away from frontline duties during the pandemic to look after his health but was continuing to work from home and was looking forward to returning and getting back onto the streets to continue serving the community when it was safe to do so.
“Our thoughts are with Abbas’ wife and two young children who are understandably devastated by his loss and we are giving them all the support that we can at this time.
“To see the shock and sadness of colleagues is an awful but pertinent reminder of the dangers of this terrible virus, and we remain committed to doing all that we can to protect the public and limit the number of people affected by such dreadful consequences.”
A crowdfunding page has been set up to help the officers family.
Sally Prest, the organiser of the crowdfunding campaign, said:
‘Abb’s was a well-liked, caring and dedicated officer.
‘He always had a smile on his face and never complained.
‘At only 40 years of age, he has gone far too soon, leaving behind two young children and his wife, Rebecca.
‘This crowd funding is to raise money for the family with the hope of helping in any way it can.’
Chair of the Police Federation of England & Wales, John Apter, said:
‘Heartbreaking news. Thought of all within policing and beyond are with the officers family and friends at this terrible time’.
If you would like to contribute to the crowdfunding page that has been set up for PC Ahmed’s family, then click HERE
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