It is with great sadness that we write that a former police Sergeant and Ambulance Emergency Care Assistant Paul Dee has tragically passed away.
Sadly Cleveland & Durham RPU announced that they had been called to an incident involving the tragic loss of one of their own.
“On Sunday 9th June 2019, a collision occurred between two motorcycles near to Chop Gate, North Yorkshire, unfortunately both motorcyclists passed away as a result of the collision.
“One of the motorcyclists involved has been named as Graham Bowen, aged 56, and our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.
“The other motorcyclist was retired Police Sergeant 207 Paul Dee.
“Paul was part of our unit and specifically part of our team for a great number of years.
“He worked from our Cannon park base as an ARV/Traffic Sgt before we collaborated with Durham and moved to Wynyard where he continued as a Traffic Sgt for many years.
“He then moved to the job he truly loved, the Motorcycle unit Sgt’s role where he remained until he retired. Since retirement Paul continued to serve the public as an Emergency Care Assistant working for the North East Ambulance Service.
“Paul was an integral part of our team, a pleasure to work with, an absolute gentleman who was both a friend and colleague; he was much respected by everyone he came into contact with.
“He will be truly missed by all those who knew and cared for him. Paul’s wife works as our control room operator and is both a friend and a big part of our team. Paul’s wife and family are very much in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
“Breaking the news to friends and colleagues was one of the hardest things we have had to do and we cannot put into words how devastated we all are at the loss of our friend.
“We will as a team support Paul’s wife and family through this difficult time and will continue to be there for them.”
Police Hour thoughts are with the colleagues, family and friends.
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