Tributes paid following death of Kent Police sergeant

Tributes have been paid to a Kent Police officer who died yesterday (January 27).

Jan 28, 2021
By Tony Thompson

Sergeant Chris Hughes is believed to have taken his own life.

Sgt Hughes joined Kent Police in 1997 and had worked across the force’s East Division throughout his 24 years’ service.

Neil Mennie, chair of Kent Police Federation, said “This is a tremendous shock for all of us – and especially those who knew and worked with Chris, including myself. I know many of his colleagues will be utterly devastated – and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this terrible time.

“For any colleagues who might be in need of support, it is important to know that there are resources available to help. #ItsOkToNotBeOk

There is The Mind BlueLight Charity https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines/

The Papyrus site has support and information https://www.papyrus-uk.org

There is BackUpBuddy https://backupbuddy.uk/

And of course the Samaritans – which you can call on 116 123 on any phone https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you/contact-us

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