David Worsfold

Served with Essex Police from August 30, 1977 and died on March 5, 1987.

Police Constable David Worsfold served his first three years of police service on D shift at Tilbury before transferring to Rayleigh Traffic as a motor cyclist in January 1981. In November of the following year he moved to Laindon as a member of the first official motor cycle squad to be based there.

It was during this time that he met and married his wife Jacqueline, and their son Ashley was born. David Worsfold is remembered by his colleagues as a quiet and pleasant man, who carried out his job very professionally and had many friends.

On 5 March 1987 he was a passenger in a police traffic car patrolling on the A127 at Basildon. The car ran out of control and David Worsfold was killed.