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 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 Geoffrey Bromley who retired as a Constable in 1983 and served at Southend and Rayleigh. He passed away on the 29th October 2020 aged 87 years. He leaves a widow Gwynneth.

A private family funeral has taken place.

Donations if desired to Essex & Hertfordshire Air Ambulance, c/o A & R Adams Funeral Directors Ltd, 141-143 The Broadway, Thorpe Bay, Southend, Essex SS1 3EX.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Charles Ryan who retired as a Constable in 2003 and served at Grays, Force Support Unit, & Schools Liaison Officer at Brentwood.  He passed away on the 13th November 2020 aged 66 years.  He leaves a widow Fiona.

A private family funeral will take place on Thursday 3rd December at Woking Crematorium, Hermitage Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 8TJ.  Service will be filmed and streamed live and you will be able to view the service by copying and pasting the below web address into your browser.

https://boxcast.tv/view/charles-peter-ryan-n58zepojj8nsi8fryaes

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Terry Edwards who retired as a Constable in 2004 and served at Rayleigh, Chelmsford & Force Control Room. He passed away on the 4th November 2020 aged 71 years.  He leaves a widow Sue.

A private family funeral will take place on Monday 30th November at Pitsea Crematorium.

Family flowers only donations if desired to Cancer Research UK, c/o
S. Stibbards & Sons Ltd., 4 Commonhall Road, Hadleigh, Benfleet, Essex SS7 2RW.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Peter Bettis who retired as a Constable in 2001 and served at Silver End Witham and Chelmsford Scene of Crime. He passed away on the 29th October 2020 aged 72 years. He leaves a widow Jean.

A small private cremation will take place on Friday 6th November at Boston Crematorium, Lincolnshire.

Family flowers only donations if desired to ‘Marie Curie’.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Derek Turner who retired as a Constable in 1985 and served at Laindon Traffic. He passed away on the 20th September 2020 aged 84 years. 

Private family funeral has already taken place.

Family flowers only donations if desired to ‘Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity’.

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.