This page lists obituaries for current and former officers and members of staff. Information is sourced from the force Welfare department who deal with the pension arrangements for these officers. This means there can be delays between the death date, when Welfare is informed and when the obituary is published.

We do our best to publish obituaries the same day as Welfare inform us and in time to make arrangements to attend the funerals.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Ronald Holloway who retired as a Sergeant in 1996 and served at Basildon, Colchester, Harlow, Epping, Ongar & Scenes of Crime at Chelmsford, Headqaurters.  He passed away on the 23 August 2021 aged 73 years.

The funeral service will take place on Monday 27 September 2021 at 2.40pm at Southend Crematorium.

Family flowers only, donations to MS Society c/o J. W. Tate & Son Funeral Directors, 20 North Street, Rochford, Essex SS4 1AB

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Alexander Draycott who retired as a Constable in 2006 and served at Wickford, Burnham on Crouch, South Woodham Ferrers, & Maldon. He passed away on the 16 August 2021 aged 68 years. He leaves a widow Susan.

The funeral service will take place on Monday 13 September 2021 at 11.30am at Chelmsford Crematorium, Large Chapel.

Family flowers only, donations to either Farleigh Hospice or Marie Curie c/o AG Smith Funeral Directors, 7 Spital Road, Maldon, Essex CM9 6DY.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Gary Lees who retired as a Constable after 37 years’ service at Harlow, Chelmsford, Information Room, Bures & Gt Yeldham. He passed away on the 8 August 2021 aged 69 years.  He leaves a widow Susan.

The funeral service will take place on Friday 27 August 2021 at 11.30 am at Three Counties Crematorium, Braintree, CM7 5PB.

Family flowers only, donations to either RSPCA, or the British Lung Foundation c/o Hunnaball of Sudbury, 62 North Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1RB

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Alec Weeks who retired as a Sergeant after 17 year’s service at Headquarters & Laindon Traffic. He passed away on the 6th August 2021 aged 89 years.

The funeral service will take place on Monday 23rd August 2021 at 11am at Taunton Crematorium, Taunton, TA1 5NE.

Family flowers only, donations to E. White & Son Funeral Directors, 138-139 East Reach, Taunton, TA1 3HN (charity to be decided)

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Reginald Baines who retired as a Sergeant after 26 years’ service with the Southend Borough. He passed away on the 16th July 2021 aged 92 years.

The funeral service will take place on Tuesday 10th August 2021 at 13.45 hrs at Parndon Wood Crematorium, Harlow.

Family flowers only, donations to Alzheimer’s Society c/o Powell Funeral Directors, Nelson Court, Watton Road, Ware, SG12 OAA

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Brian Tyrell who retired as a Superintendent after 27 years’ service at Chelmsford, Braintree, Harlow, Halstead and Stansted Airport. He passed away on the 13th July 2021 aged 85 years. He leaves a widow Gloria.

The funeral service will take place on Wednesday 18th August 2021 at 1pm at West Suffolk Crematorium, Bury Saint Edmunds, IP28 6RR

Family flowers only, donations to Lewy Body Society c/o H. J. Paintin Ltd., 43 High Street, Linton, Cambridge, CB21 4HS.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Eric Carter who retired as a Constable after 29 years’ service with the Southend Borough. He passed away on the 2nd July 2021 aged 96 years. He leaves a widow June.

The funeral service will take place on Monday 9th August 2021 at 14.00 hrs at Southend Crematorium.

Family flowers only, donations to Royal Marines Association c/o F.P. Guiver & Sons Ltd., 641 Southchurch Road, Southend on Sea, Essex SS1 2PN.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Kenneth Bailey who retired as a Constable after 27 years’ service at Bradwell on Sea, East Horndon, Dog Section at Chelmsford and Colchester and as a Coroners officer. He passed away on the 1st July 2021 aged 96 years.

A family funeral service will take place on Monday 19th July 2021 at 3pm at Seven Hills Crematorium, Nacton, Ipswich, IP10 OFG.

Family flowers only, donations to either British Heart Foundation or Leiston Good Neighbour Scheme c/o East of England Co-Operative Funeral Services, 43 Sizewell Road, Leiston, IP16 4AB

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Edward Churn who retired as a Constable after 25 years’ service with the Southend Borough, Regional Crime Squad and Leigh on Sea. He passed away on the 11th June 2021 aged 89 years. He leaves a widow Sylvia.

The funeral will take place on Monday 12th July 2021 at 14.30 hrs at Fenland Crematorium, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 OYJ.

Family flowers only, donations to ‘Cancer Research’, c/o Whittlesea Funeral Services, 4 Market Place, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, PE7 1AF

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Alan Turns who retired as a Constable after 27 years’ service at Hornchurch, Romford and Saffron Walden. He passed away on the 2nd June 2021 aged 86 years. He leaves a widow Barbara.

A family funeral service will take place on Friday 9th July 2021 at 12.00 noon at Cam Valley Crematorium, Gt Chesterford, Saffron Walden, CB10 1FE.

Family flowers only, donations to ‘The Salvation Army’ c/o H. J. Paintin Ltd., Funeral Directors, 43 High Street, Linton, Cambridge CB21 4HS.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague William Crowhurst who retired as a Constable in 1995 and served at Grays, Chelmsford Traffic and Information room at Headquarters. He passed away on the 28th May 2021 aged 73 years. He leaves a widow Barbara.

A private family funeral will take place on Friday 18th June 2021 at Chelmsford Crematorium at 2.30pm.

Family flowers only, donations to ‘Cancer Research’ or ‘Dogs Trust’ c/o A. G. Smith Funeral Directors, 44 Station Road, Southminster, Essex CM0 7EW.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Trevor Neesome who retired as a Constable in 1994 and served at Harwich, Clacton and Colchester. He passed away on the 24th May 2021 aged 82 years. He leaves a widow Joyce.

The funeral will take place on Wednesday 23rd June 2021 at 13.30 hrs at the Three Counties Crematorium, Braintree.

Family flowers only, donations to ‘Alzheimer’s Society’ c/o Titford Funeral Directors, 151 Old Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex CO15 3AU.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Stephen Coates who retired as a Constable in 2001 and served with the Force Support Unit at Chelmsford and Stansted Airport. He passed away on the 15th May 2021 aged 66 years.

The funeral will take place on Friday 11th June 2021 at Gorleston Crematorium, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk at 12.15 p.m.

Family flowers only, donations to East Anglian Air Ambulance C/O East Of England Co-Operative Funeral Services, 144 Northgate Street, Gt Yarmouth, NR30 1BP.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Anthony Kirvell who retired as a Sergeant in 1998 and served at South Ockendon, Lakeside & Thurrock. He passed away on the 9th May 2021 aged 79 years. He leaves a widow Suzanne.

The funeral will take place on Friday 18th June 2021 at Southend Crematorium at 2.00 p.m.

Family flowers only, donations to Alzheimer’s Society C/O L. E. Brand & Sons Funeral Directors, 26-28 High Street, Stanford Le Hope, Essex SS17 OHG.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Tom William Rodgers who retired as a Chief Superintendent in 1989 and served with the Southend Borough, and at Chelmsford Headquarters. On retirement he was appointed as Commandant of Essex Police Special Constabulary. He passed away on the 7th May 2021 aged 91 years. He leaves a widow Betty.

The funeral will take place on Wednesday 2nd June 2021 at the Holy Trinity Church, Southchurch Boulevard, Southend at 2.00 p.m. Followed by a private committal service (family and invited friends only) at Southend Crematorium at 3.20 p.m.

Family flowers only, donations to either The British Heart Foundation or the Royal National Institute of Blind People c/o Tanners Funeral Directors, 26 East Street, Southend, Essex SS2 6LH.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Terence Bates who retired as a Inspector in 1996 and served at Corringham, Grays, Basildon, South Ockendon and Tilbury. He passed away on the 2nd May 2021 aged 84 years. He leaves a widow Gwyneth.

The funeral will take place on Friday 21st May 2021 at Pitsea Crematorium at 3.00 p.m.

Family flowers only, donations to Alzheimer’s UK c/o L. E. Brand & Sons Funeral Directors at 17 Wharf Road, Stanford Le Hope, Essex, SS17 OBZ

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Leonard Wyatt who retired as a Constable in 1990 and served at Harlow, Nazeing, Epping and Benfleet. He passed away on the 26th April 2021 aged 71 years. He leaves a widow Ruth.

The funeral will take place on Wednesday 2nd June 2021 at Pitsea Crematorium, Basildon at 2.30 p.m.

Floral contributions to S. Stibbards & Sons Ltd., 22 Canvey Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0WL

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Kenneth Adlington who retired as a Constable in 1977 and served with the Southend Borough. He passed away on the 25th April 2021 aged 89 years.

The funeral service will take place at Southend Crematorium, on Wednesday 26th May 2021 at 12.00 noon.

Family flowers only, donations to Alzheimer’s Society c/o F. P. Guiver & Sons Ltd., 641 South Church Road, Southend on Sea, SS1 2PN.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Thomas Deans who retired as a Constable in 1989 and served at Chelmsford, Kelvedon Hatch, Colchester, Community Liaison Officer & Schools Liaison officer. He passed away on the 22nd April 2021 aged 79 years. He leaves a widow Rev Margaret Deans.

A family only service will take place on Friday 21st May at 3.40 at Southend Crematorium, followed by a service at Chalkwell Park Methodist Church, Kingsway, Westcliff on Sea, Essex SSO 9XF at 4.30 p.m., everyone is welcome to attend.

Family flowers only, donations to either ‘All We Can’ or Fairhavens Hospice c/o S. Stibbards & Sons Ltd., 239 London Road, Westcliff on Sea, Essex SS0 7BP

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Richard Bright who retired as a Constable in 1986 and served at Newport and Saffron Walden. He passed away on the 17th April 2021 aged 87 years.  He leaves a widow Valerie.

A private family funeral service will take place at Cam Valley Crematorium, Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden, CB10 1FE on Wednesday 5th May 2021.

Family flowers only, donations to ‘Essex Police Benevolent Fund’ c/o Peasgood & Skeates Funeral Directors, Shire Hill, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 3AQ

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Anthony Hall who retired as an Inspector in 1995 and served with the Southend Borough and Harlow. He passed away on the 24th March 2021 aged 76 years. He leaves a widow Maureen.

A private family funeral service will take place at Harlow Crematorium, on Friday 9th April 2021.

Family flowers only, donations to “St Clare’s Hospice” c/o Daniel Robinson Funeral Directors, Wych Elm, Harlow, Essex CM20 1QP.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Raymond Finch who retired as a Constable in 1995 and served at Harlow, Stanway Traffic and Chelmsford Headquarters. He passed away on the 2nd March 2021 aged 76 years. He leaves a widow Carol.

A private family funeral service will take place at Colchester Crematorium, on Monday 19th April 2021.

Family flowers only, donations to ‘Alzheimer’s Society’ c/o East of England Co-Op Funeral Services, 89 Wimpole Road, Colchester, Essex CO1 2DB

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Derek Hill who retired as a Constable in 2002 and served at Rayleigh, Chelmsford, Laindon Traffic & Corringham. He passed away on the 18th February 2021 aged 60 years. He leaves a widow Carole.

A private family funeral service will take place at Saint Faiths Crematorium on Saturday 13th March 2021.

Family flowers only, donations to NNUH Charitable Fund c/o Gordon Barber Funeral Directors, Church Lane, Eaton, Norfolk, NR4 6NZ.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Donald Daldry who retired as a Sergeant in 1982 and served with the Southend Borough. He passed away on the 3rd February 2021 aged 94 years. 

A private family funeral service will take place at Southend Crematorium, South Chapel on Tuesday the 23rd March 2021.

Family flowers only, donations to ’Macmillan Nurses’ c/o Tanners Funeral Directors, 26 East Street, Southend, Essex SS2 6LH.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague John Page who retired as a Superintendent in 1985 and served at Chelmsford, HQ Training School, Witham, Braintree and Eynsham Hall. He passed away on the 30th January 2021 aged 87 years. 

A private family funeral service will take place at Colchester Crematorium on Thursday 18th March 2021, followed by burial at Feld View Woodland Cemetery, West Mersea.

Family flowers only, donations to either RNLI or Essex and Herts Air Ambulance c/o J. K. May Funeral Directors, West Mersea, CO5 8JE.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Stephen Williams who retired as a Sergeant in 1984 and served at Colchester, Chelmsford and Witham. He passed away on the 25th January 2021 aged 92 years. He leaves a widow Cynthia.

A private family funeral will take place on Tuesday 16th February 2021 at Colchester Crematorium.

Family flowers only donations to the ‘Essex Police Benevolent Fund’ c/o Richard Funeral Directors, 78 Newland Street, Witham, Essex CM8 1AH.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Michael Jones who retired as a Sergeant in 2005 and served at Canvey, Benfleet, Dunmow, Southend, Rochford and Rayleigh. He passed away on the 24th January 2021 aged 71 years. He leaves a widow Gretel.

A private family funeral will take place on Tuesday 9th March 2021 at St Helens Church followed by Crematorium at Southend.

Floral contributions to Co-op Funeralcare, 15 Queensway, Southend on Sea, Essex SS2 6JJ.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Jack Faulkner who retired as a Sergeant in 1979 and served with the Southend Borough and then Rayleigh. He passed away on the 22nd January 2021 aged 96 years.

A private family funeral service will take place at Southend Crematorium on the 7th April 2021.

Family flowers only, donations to ‘Fair Haven’ c/o Tanners Funeral Directors, 26 East Street, Southend, Essex SS2 6LH.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Robert Pilgrim who retired as a Constable in 1991 and served at Braintree and Chelmsford. He passed away on the 26th December 2020 aged 81 years.

A private family funeral will take place on 21st January 2021 at Colchester Crematorium.

Donations if desired to ‘NSPCC’ c/o G. Collins & Sons Funeral Directors,
4 The Street, White Notley, Witham, Essex CM8 1RH.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Royston Youngs who retired as a Sergeant in 1998 and served at Colchester, Copford, Stanway Traffic, Chelmsford Traffic and Braintree. He passed away on the 17th January 2021 aged 76 years. He leaves a widow Daphne.

A private family funeral will take place.

Donations if desired to Essex & Herts Air Ambulance c/o East of England Co-op Funeral Services, Stanway Retail Park, Peartree Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 0LX.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Brian Powell who retired as a Sergeant in 1987 and served at Colchester, Basildon, Chelmsford and Maldon. He passed away on the 7th January 2021 aged 83 years. He leaves a widow Betty.

A private family funeral service will take place on Wednesday 10th February 2021 at 12.30 p.m. at Chelmsford Crematorium.

Floral contributions to T. Pennack & Sons, 1-3 Maldon Road, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 7DW.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Paul Chesney who retired as a Constable in 2009 and served at Basildon, Chelmsford, Dog Section - Laindon, Orsett, Rochford and Southend. On retirement he re-joined as a support staff member in the Force Control Room. He passed away on the 3rd January 2021 aged 66 years.

A private family funeral will take place on Tuesday 2nd February 2021 at Chelmsford Crematorium.

Floral contributions to East of England Co-Op Funeral Services, 31 Hullbridge Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 5PL,or donations to https://gofund.me/ce4ee414