Chief constable pays tribute to ‘much loved colleague’

Humberside Police Chief Constable Lee Freeman has paid tribute to one of his officers who died following “a long and brave battle with cancer”.

Apr 14, 2020
By Paul Jacques

He said Police Sergeant Simon Marshall “passed away peacefully” on Saturday (April 11).

“Simon was a Patrol Team Sergeant at Bridlington and a much loved and respected colleague and friend. Despite Simon’s diagnosis in late 2016 he continued to serve as an active officer until his passing, demonstrating his incredible courage and bravery,” said Mr Freeman.

“Despite Simon’s ongoing battles with the effects of his illness and the treatment he was undergoing, he continued to deliver an outstanding service to his much loved community of Bridlington and the people of Humberside. Simon would never shy away from a challenge, leading on serious investigations and complex problem solving projects throughout.

“Simon always found time to support colleagues regardless of his own position, passing on his wisdom and experience. Our thoughts are with his wife Beth, daughters Isabelle and Libby, his family, friends and colleagues.”

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