Absolutely hate having to post an update like this. Sad news at the passing of one of our brave brothers from Staffordshire. R.I.P from all of us at UKCM, our thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues at this sad time. Please all be safe out there – Admin DB
Officers and staff from the force are mourning the tragic death of a valued colleague following a house fire in Tunstall over the weekend.
PC David Beech, a 30-year-old local response officer based at Newcastle, was discovered in his home following a domestic house fire yesterday morning, Sunday.
He had served with the force since November 2008 and before that was a Special Constable.
PC Beech’s death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be prepared for HM Coroner.
Staffordshire Police’s Chief Constable, Mike Cunningham, said: “His family were immensely proud of Dave and his exceptional service in our police family, and we all share this great loss of a valued friend and colleague.
“He had been awarded a number of commendations during his time with the force and we know he was extremely proud to be a police officer. He will be a great loss to us all.”
His family, friends and colleagues are being supported at this difficult time.