Andy Morrison

Served with Essex Police from February 2, 1976 and died on June 2, 1989.

Police Constable Andrew 'Andy' Morrison was first station at Billericay. He then he worked at Rowhedge and Colchester before transferring to the Force Support Unit in April 1982. He soon qualified in firearms, and was highly regarded for his skills.

Andy Morrison's colleagues considered him a hard-working officer and something of a perfectionist, especially after he became a police diver in October 1983 and a diving supervisor in May 1986. On 1st June 1989 the divers were following a routine training exercise in some gravel pits close to Dobbs Weir near Nazeing. Andy Morrison and Steve Taylor got into difficulties while attempting to attach a hawser to a sunken barge. Steve Taylor died at the scene, and Andy Morrison the following day in hospital.