South Yorkshire Police has paid tribute to a serving police officer who died on Saturday 10th October.
A spokesperson for the force said: ‘It is with great sadness that we share news of the death of serving Roads Policing Officer Stephen Jackson, PC 1676, known to friends and colleagues as ‘Jacko’.
PC Jackson passed away peacefully at home on Saturday 10 October, surrounded by his wife and children, following a short but brave battle with cancer. He was 51.
Steve joined SYP in 1997 based at Ecclesfield, he transferred to the Roads Policing Group in 2005, and his last posting was working on Team Four.
His colleagues have described Steve was a ‘bubbly character’, always full of life and a committed family man.
A spokesperson for the force said: ‘his was a passionate roads policing officer, a role that he absolutely loved and was loved by so many friends, family and colleagues’.
Roads Policing Inspector Craig Clifton said,
“Steve was an infectiously larger than life character who was an extremely passionate roads policing officer.
“He was known to his colleagues as ‘Mr Noisy’ as he wasn’t one for sitting in the corner quietly and made his presence known wherever he was.
“I also liked to call him Mr Grumpy as he was very easily frustrated when he didn’t agree with things, and his sulks earned him many laughs with his team.
“You will be sadly missed Jacko, rest in peace and try not to be too noisy up there please.”
Before you go...
WE NEED YOUR HELP. As former emergency services & armed forces personnel, we pride ourselves on bringing you important, fast-moving and breaking news stories & videos which are free from the negative 'anti' bias which is often directed at the emergency services & NHS by some sections of the mainstream media.
One of the reasons we started 'Emergency Services News' back in 2018 was because we became tired of reading badly informed stories about the emergency services.
We want to be the unheard voice of the remarkable men and women who serve in the emergency services, NHS and armed forces. And with around 500k page views each month, we are getting there!
As income from ads, the mainstay source of income for most publishers, continues to decline; we need the help of you, our readers.
You can support emergency services news from as little as £1. It only takes a minute. Every contribution, however big or small, is vital for our future.
Please help us to continue to highlight the life-saving work of the emergency services, NHS and armed forces by becoming a supporter.