Derbyshire Police Federation

Appeal set up for fallen officer

31 January 2020

Derbyshire Police Federation chair Tony Wetton has expressed his sadness following the death of a colleague from Cumbria at the weekend.

PC Nick Dumphreys died on Sunday (26 January 2020) when his patrol car crashed on the M6 motorway as he responded to an incident. He had two children, both under five-years-old.

Tony said: “It is always extremely saddening to hear of the death of an officer. Our sympathies are with his family, friends and colleagues as this time. The death of any officer is a stark reminder of the dangers of this job. Our thoughts go out to all those who knew him.”

A JustGiving page, set up by Cumbria Police Federation, says: “Police officers across Cumbria and the rest of the UK go to work every day to do their duty. We know there is a risk when we put on the uniform but we rightly expect to go home safe at the end of each shift.

“Nick was a caring and compassionate man who was proud to serve the public. He loved the job he did and adored his family. Sadly, on very rare and horrendous occasions, a colleague makes the ultimate sacrifice. All our thoughts are with Nick’s wife, two young children, family, friends and close colleagues.”

Donate via JustGiving.

If you would prefer to donate directly, Cumbria Police Federation has set up a donation account S/C 401622 A/N 52351382 or cheques can be made payable to Cumbria Police Federation Donations.

The aim is to raise £100,000 with almost £20,000 having been donated by today (Friday 31 January).

 

 

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