Served with Essex Police from February 16, 1987 and died on November 12, 1989.

Jo-Ann Jennings

Police Constable Jo-Ann Jennings was nearly 21 when she joined the regular force after serving as a special constable in her home town of Benfleet for almost two years. Her first posting was to Grays, where she met her responsibilities with vigour and determination, soon becoming a respected and valued member of the relief.

She welcomed the challenge of a transfer to Corringham in the autumn of 1989, and was readily accepted by her new colleagues. Jo-Ann Jennings was enthusiastically settling in at her new station when tragedy struck.

During the early hours of Remembrance Sunday 1989, she was passenger in a police car which was involved in an unexplained accident in Brentwood Road, Orsett. So severe were her injuries that she died shortly afterwards. Jo-Ann's Jennings colleagues remember her warmth, sincerity, strong sense of commitment, and the obvious pride with which she served the community.