28 January 2020
Following the death of PC Nick Dumphreys in a road traffic collision on the M6 on Sunday, Chair Paul Williams remembers a dedicated officer, family man and great colleague.
"On behalf of Cumbria Police Federation I wish to pay personal tribute to our friend and colleague PC 1724 Nick Dumphreys.
"It’s hard to express our shock and disbelief at Nick’s sudden passing whilst on duty responding to an incident on 26th January. There is of course deep sadness felt at the loss of Nick by his lovely family and his friends who were also his close work colleagues.
"Myself and our Secretary Jamie Mctear have visited Nick’s wife Kat and had the pleasure of meeting some of the family and his two adorable children. Kat is very touched by all the messages of condolence she has received and it is clear Nick was a very well thought of individual and a unique character.
"The impact of this has been felt nationally across the Policing family and we have received lots of very kind messages from my Federation colleagues in all regions along with our National Chair John Apter offering his full support.
"I can say I am proud to be able to say I knew Nick and spent time with him on various courses and deployments. Having first met him in 2009 on a PST instructors course his sense of humour shone through and he made the course a very happy memory. Not least his cheeky ways played a role in me and my now wife developing a relationship.
"Nick loved his job and more so his family. He was the kind of Officer and person you would happily spend your whole career working alongside. He is a deep loss for the Constabulary and we are deeply sorry for his close colleagues and recognise they will be going through a very difficult time - albeit they are displaying absolute professionalism, integrity and staunch resilience in the face of this awful time.
"We will do all we can to support Nick’s family and all those affected."
A just giving page has been set up to help raise money for the family of PC Dumphreys.