We record with sadness the passing of friends and colleagues
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Re-entry - John David Henderson (Known as David)
David died on the 21st July, 2017 aged 72 years. He leaves a widow, Eileen. David started his police career at Gosforth before being promoted sergeant to Sunderland. He was later posted to Gateshead from which station he retired in 1992. This re-entry is by way of clarification as his obituary in the winter edition of the Northumbria Bobby appeared incorrectly in the style John Henderson. The above entry, in part, was published on this web page in July, 2017.Additonal service history has become available subsequently.
Brian Gordon Waugh
Brian died on the 6th November, 2017 aged 72 years. He leaves a widow, Audrey. His funeral will take place at 10.45am on Friday, 24th November, 2017 at Cowpen Crematorium
Ray died on the 19th November, 2017 aged 75 years. He leaves a sister, Sheila. His funeral will take place at 12noon on Thursday, 30th November, 2017 at Whitley Bay Crematorium. Ray retired as a constable in 1997 and was living in the Whitley Bay area at the time of his death.
Geoff died on the 20th November, 2017 aged 83 years. He leaves a widow, Claudette. His funeral will take place at 9am on Friday, 24th November, 2017 at South Shields Crematorium.
Barry died on the 17th November, 2017 aged 74 years. He leaves a widow, Margaret. His funeral will take place at 10.30am on Tuesday, 5th December, 2017 at West Road Crematorium. Barry was well known as a member of Firearms Training and also served as a member of the West End CID.
Alan died suddenly on Wednesday, 22nd November, 2017 aged 74 years. He leaves a widow, Valerie. His funeral will take place at 12.30pm on Tuesday, 5th December, 2017 at West Road Crematorium. Alan had a varied police career including Traffic Department, control rooms and Training Department. Following his retirement, Alan worked for the Federation Breweries before moving to take up an appointment with Theakstons.
Norman died on the 23rd December, 2017 aged 91 years. His funeral will take place at 12.45 pm on Thursday, 11th January, 2018 at Tynemouth Crematorium. Norman, initially, joined Northumberland County before transferring to Tynemouth Borough. He served through the subsequent two amalgamations to retire as a sergeant in 1980.
Thomas Emmerson Brown
Tommy died on the 19th December, 2017 aged 82 years. He leaves a widow, Pam. His funeral will take place 11am on Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018 at Strathmore Road Methodist Church, Rowlands Gill followed by cremation at Mountsett Crematorium. Tommy was an ex-Newcastle City officer who, following amalgamations, also served with Northumbria Police, retiring as a detective sergeant form Gosforth in 1990.
James died on the 16th December, 2017 aged 92 years. He was the widower of Moral. His funeral will be held at 12noon on Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018 at Whitley Bay Crematorium. James retired in 1979 with the rank of inspector to live in the Monkseaton area.
Jeff died, aged 71 years. He leaves a widow, Janice. Jeff's funeral will be held at 1.30pm on Friday, 5th January, 2018 at West Road Crematorium. Jeff retired in 1995 as a sergeant. For some of his service, Jeff worked in and around Hexham Sub Division. Please note at the family's request this will be family only
Ray died, aged 87 years. His funeral will take place at 10am on Monday, 22nd January, 2018 at Fellside Methodist Church, Whickham followed by cremation at Mountsett Crematorium. Ray enjoyed a varied career and, in his later service was chief superintendent I/c Personnel & Training in which rank he retired in 1987.
Raymond Osmond Croucher
Ossie died on the 20th December, 2017 aged 79 years. He leaves a widow, Evelyn. Ossie's funeral will take place at 12.30pm on Monday 8th January, 2018 at South Shields Crematorium. Ossie spent several years in the CID and retired as a sergeant in 1987.
Ronnie died on the 2nd January, 2018 aged 75 years. He leaves a widow, Eileen. His funeral will take place at 3.00pm on Monday, 15th January, 2018 at Saltwell Crematorium. Ronnie retired as a constable in 1989 and, for some time, was a post master.
Tommy died suddenly on the 27th December, 2017 aged 54 years. He leaves a widow, Gillian. His funeral will take place at 2pm on Thursday, 18th January, 2018 at Sunderland Crematorium. Tommy joined Northumbria Police in 1985 after serving 5 years in the Royal Navy, working as a 24/7 officer and in area command and major crime CID. Known as "Two cups" for his habit of always making two cups of coffee at a time, Tommy was in his fifth year of retirement when overtaken by ill health. A officer well thought-of and respected by his friends and colleagues.
Thomas Redvers Metcalf
Tommy died on the 5th January, 2018 aged 92 years. He leaves a widow, Mavis. His funeral will be held at 10.30am on Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018 at Old Saint's Church, Boldon Lane, South Shields and, thereafter, at 11.15am at South Tyneside Crematorium. Tommy retired as a constable in 1975 to live in the South Shields area.
Gordon died on the 8th January, 2018 aged 91 years. He leaves a widow, Esther. His funeral will be held at 2.00pm on Monday, 22nd January, 2018 at West Road Crematorium, Newcastle upon Tyne. Gordon retired as a sergeant in 1976 to live in the Wide Open area. He had joined Northumberland County Constabulary in 1946 and was posted to Ashington. Later postings saw him work at Berwick, Amble, West Denton in 1957, the West End, Wallsend and, finally, Forest Hall, from which station he retired.