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.

We can no longer send out email notifications when we update our obituaries page. We are working on an alternative solution but in the meantime, obituaries will continue to be published on this web page.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague James Hollick who retired as a Constable in 2003 and served at Chelmsford, Force Support Unit, and as a Public Order Trainer. He passed away on the 16th September 2020 aged 67 years. He leaves a widow Jill.

A small private funeral service will take place on Friday 9th October at Chelmsford Crematorium at 11.30am

Family flowers only donations if desired to ‘Farleigh Hospice’ c/o Funeral Directors M. Lucking & Sons, 195 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 OAE.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Paul Jeffries who retired as a Constable and served at Colchester, Clacton and Harwich. He passed away on the 25 August aged 77 years. He leaves a widow Deborah.

A small private funeral service will take place on Monday 31st August in France.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Roy Osborne who retired as a Constable and served at Westcliff and Southend. He passed away on the 13th August aged 74 years. He leaves a widow Rose.

A small private funeral service will take place on Wednesday 16th September 2020 at Southend Crematorium.

Family flowers only donations if desired to ‘Little Havens’ c/o T. Cribb & Sons Funeral Directors, 1565 London Road, Leigh on Sea, Essex SS9 2SF.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Michael Lewis who retired as a Constable and served at Harlow, Colchester, CID Special Branch at Harwich.  He passed away on the 24th July 2020 aged 87 years. He leaves a widow Pauline.

A small private funeral service will take place on Wednesday 19th August 2020 at Colchester Crematorium.

Family flowers only donations if desired to Help for Heroes c/o Hunnaball of Colchester, 41 Mersea Road, Colchester, Essex CO2  7QT.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague John Aspinall who retired as a Ch/Inspector in 1981 and served at Brentwood, Billericay, Harlow and Clacton. He passed away on the 17th July 2020 aged 96 years.  He leaves a widow Gwendoline.

A small private funeral service will take place on Friday 14th August 2020 at Chelmsford Crematorium.

Family flowers only donations if desired to British Heart Foundation c/o T. Pennack & Sons, 1-3 Maldon Road, Gt Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 7DW.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Brian Taylor who retired as a Constable in 1984 and served with the Southend Borough, Leigh and Westcliff. He passed away on the 19th July 2020 aged 87 years.

A small private funeral service will take place on Wednesday 5th August 2020 at Southend Crematorium.

Family flowers only donations if desired to ‘British Heart Foundation’ or ‘Police Care UK’ c/o S. Stibbards & Sons, 4 Commonhall Lane, Hadleigh, Benfleet, Essex SS7 2RN.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Keith Bishop who retired as a Constable in 2002 and served at Harlow, FSU and Weapons Training. He passed away on the 1st July 2020 aged 68 years. He leaves a widow Tracy.

A small private funeral service will take place on Friday 24th July at 14.30 pm at Chelmsford Crematorium.

Family flowers only, donations if desired to ‘Farleigh Hospice’ c/o M. Lucking & Sons, 195 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 OAE.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Alec Lockyer who retired as a Constable in 1976 and served at Brentwood, Colchester & Tiptree. He passed away on the 28th June 2020 aged 72 years. He leaves a widow Rona.

A private family funeral has already taken place.

Donations if desired to ‘Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group’ c/o Freedom Funerals, Hawkins Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 8JY.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Charles Howlett who retired as a Constable in 1988 and served at Chelmsford, Traffic, and as a Welfare Adviser at Headquarters. He passed away on the 6th June 2020 aged 87 years. 

A small private funeral service will take place on Thursday 2nd July at Three Counties Crematorium, High Garrett, Braintree, Essex CM7 5PB.

Family flowers only, donations if desired to Cancer Research UK, C/O East of England Co-operative Funeral Services, No: 4 George Yard, Braintree, Essex CM7 1RB.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague John Boreham who retired as a Sergeant in 1988 and served at Colchester, Saffron Walden, Hutton, Brentwood, Stansted and as a Warrant Officer. He passed away on the 13rd June 2020 aged 86 years. He leaves a widow Mavis.

A small private funeral service will take place on Monday 29th June at St Mary’s Church, Newport, Essex.

Family flowers only donations if desired to ‘The League of Friends Saffron Walden Hospital’ c/o Peasgood & Skeates Funeral Directors, Shire Hill, Thaxted Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 3AQ.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Paul Blake who retired as a Constable in 1995 and served at Harlow & Stansted. He passed away on the 3rd June 2020 aged 76 years. He leaves a widow Valerie.

A small private funeral has already taken place.

Donations if desired to ‘Help for Heroes’ c/o Daniel Robinson & Sons Funeral Directors, 7 Manor Street, Braintree, Essex CM7 3HW.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Malcolm Briggs who retired as a Constable in 1986 and served with the Southend Borough. He passed away on the 21st May 2020 aged 73 years.  He leaves a widow Jan.

A private funeral service will take place on Thursday 4th June at Ipswich Crematorium.

Family flowers only, donations to St Elizabeth Hospice, Tony Brown Funeral Services, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 1EH

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Peter Hewitt who retired as a Constable in 1995 and served at Thurrock, South Ockendon, Dog Handler at Grays and Corringham.

He passed away on the 7th May 2020 aged 72 years. He leaves a widow Irene.

A private family funeral service took place on the 26th May 2020 at Chadwell St Mary Cemetery.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Roger Lloyd who retired as a Constable in 1990 and served with the Southend Borough, then Westcliff, Rayleigh, Laindon and Benfleet. He passed away on the 9th May 2020 aged 75 years. He leaves a widow Maureen.

A private cremation took place on the 28th May 2020. 

Donations to Cancer Research UK, c/o A. R. Adams Funeral Directors, 117 High Street, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 7QA.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Peter Brown who retired as a Constable in 2004 and served at Epping, Stapleford and Stansted Airport. He passed away on the 1st May 2020 aged 65 years. He leaves a widow Audrey.

A private cremation has already taken place. A memorial service will be held later in the year.

Donations if desired to Prostate Cancer UK.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague David Taylor who retired as a Supt. in 1989 and served at Brentwood, Basildon, Tilbury and Chelmsford. He passed away on the 20th   April 2020.

A private family service took place on Wednesday 27th May 2020.

Family Flowers only, donations to the ‘Royal British Legion’ c/o Titford Funeral Directors, 56 Frinton Road, Holland on Sea, Essex CO15 5UW

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Leonard Payne who retired as a D/Constable in 1979 and served at Laindon, Rayleigh, Brentwood, Rochford and Billericay. He passed away on the 9th April 2020 aged 92 years.

A private family service will take place on Monday 27th April 2020.

Family Flowers only, donations to ‘Motor Neurone Disease Norwich Unit’ c/o Arthur Jary & Sons Ltd.,  213-215 Northgate Street, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1DH.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Roy Fenning who retired as a D/Chief Inspector in 2009 and served at Chelmsford, Harlow, Regional Crime Squad, Wickford, H/Q’s Child Protection & Colchester CID.

He passed away on the 9th April 2020 aged 69 years. He leaves a widow Beverley.

The funeral service will take place on Friday 24th April at three Counties Crematorium, Braintree this will be for family members only.

Family Flowers only, donations to R.N.I.B or British Heart Foundation c/o Daniel Robinsons & Sons Funeral Directors, 31 High Street, Halstead, Essex CO9 2AA.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague David Hudson who retired as a Chief Inspector in 1994 and served at Rayleigh, Southend, Westcliff, Billericay and Basildon.

He passed away on the 1st April 2020 aged 83 years. He leaves a widow Shirley.

The funeral service has taken place in Lincolnshire for family members only.

Family Flowers only, donations to ‘Air Ambulance’ c/o Robert Holland Funeral Directors Ltd., 14 St Catherine Road, Grantham, NG31 6TS.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague David Joseph Holland who retired as a D/Constable in 1992 and served at Chelmsford, & Colchester. He passed away on the 30th March 2020 aged 79 years. He leaves a widow Joyce.

The funeral service will take place on Monday 27th April at Colchester Crematorium this will be for family members only.

Family Flowers only, donations to Alzheimer’s Research UK c/o Hunnaball of Colchester, 41 Mersea Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 7QT.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Vincent Brendan Duffy who retired as a Sergeant in 1980 and served with the Southend Borough and Scenes of Crime at Southend. He passed away on the 22nd February 2020 aged 94 years.

The funeral service will take place on Monday 9th March at 12.00 midday at St Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Stokesley, N. Yorks, TS9 5HN followed by a service at St. Hilda’s Crematorium, Middlesbrough, Clevedon. Refreshments afterwards at ‘The Mill’, Stokesley, Middlesbrough, TS9 5ER.

Family Flowers only, donations to ‘Herriot Hospice Homecare’ c/o Relph Funeral Directors, 43 Kings Road, Middlesbrough, TS3 6NH.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague John Poston who retired as a Chief Inspector in 1985 and served at Chelmsford, Hornchurch, Laindon & Stanway Traffic and Headquarters.

He passed away on the 23rd February 2020 aged 90 years. He leaves a widow Mary.

The funeral service will take place on Wednesday 18th March at Colchester Crematorium at 11.45 am. Followed by refreshments at the ‘Royal Oak’ 226 Main Road, Dovercourt, CO12 3PL.

Family Flowers only, donations to St Helena Hospice, c/o Dovercourt Independent Funeral Service, 8 Oakley Road, Harwich, CO12 4QR.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Kenneth Corbett who retired as a Constable in 2006 and served at Southend, South Eastern and Eastern Division. He passed away on the 29th January 2020 aged 63 years. He leaves a widow Nuttikan.

The funeral service will take place on Thursday 13th February at 9am, at Bentley Crematorium, Ongar Road, Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9RZ

Family Flowers only, donations to Cancer Research UK, c/o Pure Cremation, Charlton Park Crematorium, Charlton Down, Andover SP11 OTA.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Alan Brown who retired as a Constable in 2004 and served at  Chelmsford, Harlow, Brentwood, Ingatestone, Headquarters, Basildon & Billericay.  He passed away on the 16th January 2020 aged 69 years.

The funeral service will take place on Friday 6th March at 1.30 p.m., at Chelmsford Crematorium.  Followed by refreshments at the Sports Pavilion at Headquarters.

Family Flowers only, donations to either ‘Sepsis Trust’ or ‘Wooden Spoon’ (Rugby charity) c/o Adam & Greenwood Funeral Home, 73 Rainsford Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 2QS.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Terence Leonard Smith who retired as a Constable in 2004 and served at Harlow. He passed away on the 14th January 2020 aged 70 years. He leaves a widow Elizabeth.
 
The funeral service will take place on Friday 7th February at 15.15 pm at Parndon Wood Crematorium, Harlow.
 
Family Flowers only, donations to ‘Battersea Dogs Home’ c/o Daniel Robinson & Sons Funeral Directors, Wych Elm, Harlow, Essex CM20 1QP

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague David Tremain who retired as a Constable in 2007 and served at Basildon, Billericay, Chelmsford South Woodham Ferrers, Wickford & Licensing. On retirement he joined the Driver Training team at EPC as a driver trainer. He passed away on the 11th January 2020 aged 62 years. He leaves a widow Hazel.

The funeral service will take place on Tuesday 28th January at 13.30 pm in the South Chapel, Chelmsford Crematorium, followed by a wake to be held in EPSA Sports Pavilion, behind Essex Police College, Chelmsford.

Family Flowers only, donations to Cancer Research UK, or MacMillan Support c/o Paul J. King Funeral Directors, 10 Station Road, Burnham on Crouch, Essex CMO 8BG.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Alan Douglas Perry who retired as a Ch. Inspector in 1999 and served at Southend, Leigh, Westcliff, Grays, Basildon & Chelmsford. He passed away on the 30th December 2019 aged 72 years. He leaves a widow Sandra.

A private family funeral will be taking place.

Donations to Essex Air Ambulance c/o J. W. Tate & Son Funeral Directors, 74 North Road, Westcliff on Sea, Essex SSO 7AH.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Gordon Waller who retired as a Ch. Inspector in 1984 and served at Lowestoft, Basildon, Clacton & Harwich. He passed away on the 28th December 2019 aged 86 years. He leaves a widow Patricia.

The funeral service will take place on Wednesday 29th January 2020 at 11.45 a.m., at Weeley Crematorium followed by refreshments at Frinton Golf Club.

Family flowers only donations to Cancer Research UK or St Helena Hospice, c/o Lesley Barlow & Family, Clacton Funeral Services Ltd., 98 Station Road, Clacton, Essex CO15 6AA.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday 2nd May from 12 noon to 18.00 hrs. at the Memorial Hall, Sawbridgeworth in memory of former colleague John Alan Blyde. The whole celebration will be held there instead of moving to another venue.

He passed away on the 2nd December 2019 aged 64 years whilst living in Spain, his funeral has already taken. He leaves a widow Annie.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Peter Humphrey who retired as a Constable in 1989 and served at Coggeshall, Harwich, West Mersea, Copford, Stanway, Colchester. He passed away on the 23rd November 2019 aged 85 years.

The funeral service will take place on Friday 13th December 2019 at 11.00 a.m., All Saints Church, Shrub End, Colchester, Essex C03 4RW

Family flowers only donations to St. Helena Hospice, c/o John J. Smith, Funeral Service, Mersea Road, Colchester, Essex C02 8RT

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague John Harvey who retired as an Inspector in 1985 and served at Tilbury, Pitsea, Basildon, Rayleigh, Traffic, Harlow, & Headquarters.   He passed away on the 11th November 2019 aged 84 years. He leaves a widow Margaret.

The funeral service will take place take place on Monday 25th November 2019 at 10am at Parndon Wood Crematorium, Harlow, CM19 4SF. Refreshments will be available at Canons Brook Golf Club, Harlow CM19 5BE

Family flowers only donations to either Parkinson’s UK or British Heart Foundation, c/o Daniel Robinson Funeral Directors, 10 Wych Elm, Harlow, CM20 1QP

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague David Howard who retired as an Inspector in 1995 and served at Clacton, Tilbury, Grays, Chelmsford Driving School, Shoebury and Laindon Traffic. He passed away on the 21st October 2019 aged 73 years. He leaves a widow Dawn.

A privation cremation will take place on Tuesday 19th November 2019 followed by a Thanksgiving Service for the life of David at 12.15 p.m at Belfairs Methodist Church, Eastwood Road North, Leigh on Sea, SS9 4NG.  Refreshments will be available at the Church after the service.

Family flowers only donations to ‘Metal Culture Ltd’ c/o F. P.Guiver & Sons Ltd., 416 Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Leigh on Sea, Essex, SS9 5PT

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague David Irons who retired as a D/Sergeant in 1982 and served at Dunmow, Basildon, Colchester, Chelmsford and Braintree CID.  He passed away on the 1st October 2019 aged 72 years.

The funeral service will take place on Friday 25th October 2019 at 12.00 noon at Basildon Crematorium followed by wake at The Gun Pub, London Road, Pitsea.

Family flowers only donations to ‘Dove House Hospice’ c/o L. E. Brand & Sons, 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 Gerald Bragg who retired as Ch/Supt. in 1988 and served at Colchester, Chelmsford, Grays and Personnel. He passed away on the 1st October 2019 aged 89 years. He leaves a widow Betty.

The funeral service will take place on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 at 1pm at Colchester Crematorium; followed by refreshments at the British Legion Club, West Mersea. 

Family flowers only donations to ‘World Children’s Fund’ c/o East of England Co-Op Funeral Services, 44 Kingsland Road, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex CO5 8RA

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague John McGarvey who retired as a Sergeant in 1984 and served at Colchester, Harwich, Thorpe Le Soken, Frinton and Harlow. He passed away on the 30th September 2019 aged 79 years. He leaves a widow Jean.

The funeral service will take place on Monday 21st October 2019 at 12.00 noon at the Salvation Army Church, Bowne Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottingham, NG17 4BJ

Family flowers only donations to ‘Salvation Army’ c/o Co-Op Funeralcare, 20 Lowmoor Road, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottingham, NG17 7BP

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Frank Shepherd who retired as Ch. Supt and served at Romford, Harlow, Chelmsford, Braintree, Rochford, Basildon, Southend, Rayleigh and Headquarters. He passed away on the 28th September 2019 aged 89 years. He leaves a widow Anthea.

The funeral service will take place on Monday 14th October 2019 at 13.30 at Chelmsford Crematorium. Refreshments to be held in ‘Sports Pavilion’ at HQ.  (Please advise ianwright903@gmail.com or 01245 226289 if attending)

Family flowers only donations to ‘R.N.L.I’ c/o S. Carter & Sons, 32 London Road, Wickford Essex, SS12 OAN.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague James Allen who retired as Constable and served at Upminster, Romford, Earls Colne, Chelmsford and CID. He passed away on the 22nd September 2019 aged 92 years. He leaves a widow Patricia.

The funeral service will take place on Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 12.00 noon at Terling Parish Church,Terling.

Family flowers only donations to ‘Dementia UK’ c/o Chelmsford Star Co-Operative Funeral Services, 78 Broomfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1SS.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Joseph Kreyling who retired as Constable and served with the Southend Borough, Leigh, Westcliff, Shoebury, & Eastwood Police Stn.  He passed away on the 22nd September 2019 aged 96 years.

The funeral service will take place on Tuesday 15TH October 2019 at 12.40 at Southend Crematorium. Refreshments to be held at ‘Holiday in Hotel’ at Southend Airport.

Family flowers only donations to ‘Age uk’ c/o S. Stibbards & Sons, 4 Commonhall Lane, Hadleigh, Benfleet, Essex SS7 2RN.