Leslie Bloom

Served with Essex County Constabulary from November 9, 1967 and died on January 5, 1978.

Police Constable Leslie Bloom spent all his police service at Colchester, where he qualified as a class one driver and is remembered for his great interest in traffic and road safety. Leslie Bloom married his wife Hazel in 1969. They lived with their two children in Elmstead Market, a village where he became very active in village affairs, being involved in the establishment of the community hall, a village carnival, and a dramatic society.

In the early hours of a January morning, Leslie Bloom was riding his motor cycle along Greenstead Road in Colchester on his way to work for an early turn, when he hit the back of a parked transit van. He died from his injuries shortly afterwards.