Tributes paid to NYP officer following fatal crash

Tributes have been paid to a serving officer from North Yorkshire Police who died following a fatal collision while riding his motorcycle last month.

Aug 5, 2021
By Tony Thompson
PC Patrick Casey

Police Constable Patrick Casey, 29, was involved in a collision on the B1222 between Sherburn in Elmet and Cawood on Sunday July 18.

The officer had only recently begun his career in policing having joined North Yorkshire Police in September 2020, after ten years with the Army.

He leaves behind his “devoted parents, his cherished brother, sister and nephew, many close friends, loved ones and colleagues” from both his time with the police and his former role within the Army Air Corp.

A family statement released through the force said: “Pat was an absolutely wonderful son and brother. The middle child of three, he was our rock, like a best friend.

“We were, and always will be, incredibly proud of him. Unfortunately, Pat passed away whilst doing one of his life’s greatest loves, riding his motorbike – something he loved to do whenever he got a spare moment.”

Major collision investigator Laura Cleary of North Yorkshire Police said: “This was a tragic incident which has taken the life of a motorcyclist and our thoughts are with his loved ones at this incredibly sad time. Our investigation remains ongoing as we work to establish the circumstances leading up to the collision.”

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