OBITUARIES 2013
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   Keith Hart ("Topper") BROWN                Died 1st January 2013        Member of Salford Branch
                                                                  Formerly of Salford & GMP. Served mostly in Traffic and the Motorway Group.

  Kath MACHENT                                       Died 4th January 2013 Aged 92 yrs
                                                                 Widow Member
                                                                 
   Phil CRAGG                                              Died 3rd January 2013 Aged 59 yrs.
                                                                  Formerly of GMP, especially the Motorway Group.

  William GREENHALGH                             Died 3rd January 2013 Aged 63 yrs. Member of Altrincham Branch.
                                                                 Formerly of GMP including M & D Divs.
                                                                 
  Ken PLUMB                                               Died 4th January 2013 Aged 62 yrs
                                                                  Formerly of Cheshire, he transferred to GMP on Amalgamation in 1974.
                                                                 
  Alexander ("Alec") MALCOLM                  Died 17th January 2013 Aged 73 yrs. Member of Rochdale Branch.
                                                                 Formerly of Rochdale Borough Police, Lancs County & GMP
 
  James HIGGINSON                                  Died 19th January 2013 Aged 68 yrs. Member of Rochdale Branch.
                                                                  Formerly of GMP                                                            
                                                          
  Mike SHAW                                             Died 21st January 2013 Aged 76 yrs. Member of Salford Branch
                                                                  Mike joined Salford City Police in 1960 (PC 288) and retired in 1986 as Inspector
                                                                  in charge of Accident Investigation.
                                                                    
  Matthew HINCHCLIFFE                           Died 22nd January 2013 Aged 57 yrs. Member of Altrincham Branch.
                                                                  Formerly of D & M Divisions GMP
                                                                 
  Howard ANDERTON                                 Died 24th January 2013 Aged 60 yrs. Member of Wigan & Leigh Branch.
                                                                  Formerly of GMP L Division

  Duncan FRASER                             Died 26th January 2013 Aged 60 yrs. Member of Salford Branch.
                                                                   Formerly of F Division & TAG.
                                                                  
  Irene BAILEY                                            Died 29th January 2013 Aged 79 yrs.
                                                                   Formerly of Manchester & GMP she served mainly on the B Division.
                                                                  
  Sir Ron HADFIELD QPM                           Died 31st January 2013 Aged 73 yrs
                                                                   Formerly of Oldham Borough, Lancs County,GMP & Derbyshire on promotion before
                                                                   being appointed as Chief Constable in Nottinghamshire and then West Midlands Police.
                                                                                                                                
  Brian HARRISON                                     Died 1st February 2013 Aged 66 yrs.
                                                                  Formerly of GMP

  Monica McCANN                                       Died 2nd February 2013 Aged 80 yrs.
                                                                   Formerly of Manchester & GMP. The first female Plain Clothes Sergeant on the B Division.
                                                                    
  John TAYLOR ("JT")                                 Died 3rd February 2013 Aged 61 yrs.
                                                                   Formerly of D and J Divisions GMP he retired as a Sergeant.
                                                                    
  Tom RIDSDALE                                         Died 4th February 2013 Aged 70 yrs. Member of Wigan & Leigh Branch.
                                                                    He served on the L and K divisions and also in Communications at Chester House.
                                                                                                                                   
  Alfred EDGE                                             Died 4th February 2013 Aged 81 Yrs. Member of Bury Branch.
                                                                   Formerly of Lancashire County & GMP, he served mainly as a dog handler.
 
  Miles KIRKHAM                                        Died 5th February 2013 Aged 72 yrs.
                                                                   Formerly of GMP, especially Traffic. Retired as Inspector
                                                            
  Ken STEVENSON                                      Died 8th February 2013 Aged 83 yrs.
                                                                   Formerly of Manchester (where he was one of the first Dog Handlers) & GMP
                                                                                                                                     
  Robert ("Bob") HUGHES                            Died 9th February 2013 Aged 79 yrs. Member of Bolton Branch.
                                                                   Formerly of GMP he retired as Chief Inspector at Openshaw Traffic.
                                                                  
  Ted SMITH BEM                                       Died 10th February 2013 Aged 91 yrs.
                                                                   Formerly of Manchester & GMP he served with distinction as a Traffic Officer before
                                                                   moving to the Force Driving School as an Instructor. He continued in that role after
                                                                   retirement until he retired again!
                                                                  
  Stan COLLIER                                           Died 16th February 2013 Aged 79 yrs. Member of Oldham Branch
                                                                   Formerly PC 30 Oldham Borough. He also served on the Task Force, Drug Squad, and CID at
                                                                   Rochdale.

  Geoff CHEETHAM                          Died 29th January 2013 Aged 67 yrs. Member of Salford Branch.
                                                                   His death occurred whilst on holiday in South Africa.
                                                                 
  Rosemary CLARKE                                     Died 17th February 2013 Aged 68 years. She died in Somerset
                                                                  Rosemary joined Salford City Police in 1964 before transferring to Hampshire and later to
                                                                  Avon & Somerset where she retired in 1989 as Sergeant.
                                                                 
  Bernard GREENHALGH                             Died 24th February 2013 Aged 81 years. Member of Bury Branch.
                                                                  Bernard served in the Lancashire Constabulary and GMP ( mainly at Bury Division).
 
  Peter STANISSTREET                             Died 27th February 2013 Aged 65 yrs.
                                                                  Formerly of E,D & M Divs GMP, Force Personnel, Computer Branch & R&D, he retired
                                                                  as Inspector from the M Div Traffic Unit.

  Reginald FARMER                                     Died 28th February 2013
                                                                  Formerly of GMP

  Esme HEATHCOTE                                   Died 7th March 2013 Aged 90 yrs.
                                                                 Widow member of Salford Branch.

  Robert (Bob) CHIPPENDALE              Died 11th March 2013 Aged 83 yrs
                                                                 Formerly of Lancs County & GMP

  William COLLETT                          Died 12th March 2013 Aged 85 yrs
                                               Formerly of Manchester & GMP

  David Geoffrey CHAPMAN                       Died 14th March 2013 Aged 69 yrs.
                                                                  Formerly of GMP

  William (Bill) STEPHEN                            Died 23rd March 2013 Aged 78.
                                                                  He served in the Lancs County and GMP (mainly on Bury Division), but retired from
                                                                  the Technical Support Unit at Tyldesley.

  Noel GRIFFITHS                                      Died 26th March 2013 Aged 89 yrs.
                                                                  Formerly of Manchester, then GMP, predominantly in the CID. Retired as Superintendent.
                                                                  Active member of Manchester Narpo, becoming Branch President.
                                                          
  Eveline HAIGH                                        Died 30th, March, 2013 Aged 93 yrs
                                                                 Widow member of Oldham Branch

  William BYFORD                                       Died 2nd April 2013 Aged 95 yrs.
                                                                  Formerly Constable D3 & A251 of Manchester City & Manchester & Salford Police.

  Annie EVERETT                                        Died 3rd, April, 2013 Aged 83 yrs
                                                                  Widow member of Oldham Branch

  William GLYNN                                         Died 4th April 2013 Aged 90 yrs.
                                                                   Formerly of Manchester

  John Whelan MILLS                                  Died 5th April 2013 Aged 77 yrs.
                                                                  Formerly of GMP

  Ray GEE                                                   Died 10th April 2013 Aged 84 yrs.
                                                                  Formerly PC A 67 in Manchester then 1067 in GMP.

  David BUTLER                                          Died 13th April 2013 Aged 78 yrs. Member of Wigan & Leigh Branch
                                                                  Formerly of Lancs and GMP

  Malcolm "Mattie" MATTHEWS                 Died 15th April 2013 Aged 78 yrs. Member of Altrincham Branch
                                                                  Formerly of Cheshire & GMP

  Frank LEIGH                                            Died 25th April 2013 Aged 93 yrs. Member of Wigan & Leigh Branch
                                                                  Formerly of Wigan & GMP

  Lawrence LORD                                         Died 30th April 2013 Aged 74 yrs
                                                                  Formerly of A, B and F Divisions Manchester & GMP.

  Fredrick SLAVIN                                     Died 7th May 2013 Aged 83 yrs. Member of Wigan & Leigh Branch
                                                                  Formerly of Wigan & GMP
                                                       
  Gerald "Taff" ROBERTS                           Died 8th May 2013 Aged 84 yrs.
                                                                  He joined Manchester City Police in 1952 and retired from GMP in 1980.
                                                                  He worked at Platt Lane as PC D 172 and subsequently PC E 172 for all his service.

  Elsie TANNER                                          Died 9th May 2013 Aged 89 yrs. Widow member of Salford Branch

  Jack BOOTH                                            Died 15th May 2013 Aged 74 yrs
                                                                  Formerly of Manchester & Salford & GMP, predominantly CID. Retired as DCI

  David McNAMARA                                   Died circa 20th May 2013 Aged 62. Death occurred in Tenerife
                                                                  Formerly of GMP
                                                               
  Brian HOWARD                                        Died 23rd May 2013 Aged 82 yrs. Member of Salford Branch
                                                                  Formerly of Salford and Manchester & Salford he spent most of his service
                                                                  in the CID before moving to the Force Training School at Longsight from where
                                                                  he retired as Sergeant.

  Gilbert JOHNSTON                                Died 26th May 2013 Aged 78 yrs. Member of Altrincham Branch
                                                                 Formerly of Stockport Borough, Cheshire Constabulary and GMP

  Rod PATTERSON                                    Died 2nd June 2013 Aged 84 yrs
                                                                 Formerly of Manchester & GMP served on the D & E Divs at Platt Lane.

  John Reginald ("Reg") GEORGE                Died 5th June 2013 Aged 99 yrs. Member of Rochdale Branch
                                                                 Formerly of Rochdale Borough Police he retired as Sergeant in 1967.

  Peter FITZPATRICK                                Died 18th June 2013 Aged 66 yrs. Member of Bury Branch
                                                                 Formerly of Liverpool City, Manchester & Salford & GMP he retired as Inspector.

  Alan HILL                                                Died 21st June 2013 Aged 75 yrs.
                                                                 Formerly of Manchester & Salford & GMP he retired as Inspector from
                                                                 the Force Driving School.

  Effie BENN                                             Died 27th June 2193 Aged 98 yrs. Widow member
                                                          
  Geoff WORTHINGTON                           Died 27th June 2013 Aged 65 yrs.
                                                                 Formerly PC 1760 he served on the South Traffic Unit and latterly the Motorway.

  Mary BUTTERS                                       Died 2nd July 2013 Aged 91 yrs. Widow member

  Martin MURRAY                                       Died 4th July 2013 Aged 51 yrs.
                                                                 He served in Uniform and CID at Bury, A and B Divisions of GMP. Retired as DS 7390

  David Gordon TAYLOR                             Died 5th July 2013 Aged 63 yrs
                                                                 He was a detective sergeant in GMP and worked mainly the Bolton and Salford Divisions. 
                                                                
  Kenneth GARRATT                         Died 5th July 2013 Aged 86 yrs. Member of Bolton Branch
                                                                 Formerly of Bolton & GMP

  John STABLES                                        Died 14th July 2013 Aged 82 yrs. Life member
                                                                 Formerly of Lancs County & GMP, predominantly in the Traffic Department.

  Roy WILLIAMS                                      Died 16th July 2013 Aged 80 yrs. Member of Wigan & Leigh Branch
                                                                 Formerly of GMP
                                                                
  David BROCKETT                                     Died 23rd July 2013 Aged 68 yrs. Member of Bury Branch.
                                                                 David spent most of his time on the Bury Division. He retired as Constable in 1996.

  Irene MORAY                                          Died 27th July 2013 Aged 83 yrs
                                                                 Widow member of Altrincham Branch

  John WOOTON                                       Died 28th July 2013 Aged 69 yrs. Member of Tameside Branch
                                                                 Formerly of GMP

  George Ivor HULL                         Died 31st July 2013 Aged 84 yrs. Member of Altrincham Branch
                                                                 Formerly Cheshire & GMP he served at Altrincham, Macclesfield & Hyde. Retired as Sergeant

  Mark WILLACY                                       Died 3rd August 2013 Aged 65 yrs. Chair of Bury Branch
                                                                 Served in Lancs County & GMP, on the Motorway Unit & FOR. Retired as Sergeant

  James Terence BOARDMAN                     Died 3rd August 2013 Aged 78 yrs.
                                                                 Formerly of A & C Divisions Manchester City Police.

  Geoff CRIMMINS                                    Died 13th August 2013 Aged 83 yrs.
                                                                  Formerly of Bolton Borough, Lancs County & GMP he retired in 1983.
                                                                 
  Graham SMITH                                        Died 14th August 2013 Aged 74 yrs
                                                                 Formerly of Salford City (where he received the Queen's Award for Gallantry
                                                                 in 1959 for rescuing a boy from a cess pit), Manchester & Salford & GMP he
                                                                 retired as Inspector after serving at Longsight and the Airport.

  Richard Keith "Foxy" RAYNERD               Died on 17th August 2013 Aged 75 yrs.
                                                                 He worked mostly at Little Hulton.
                                                               
  Edward DOUGLAS                                   Died 17th August 2013 Aged 91 yrs.
                                                                 Formerly of Manchester where he spent all his service on the B Division
                                                                 
  Jane RENSHAW                                      Died 27th August 2013 Aged 59 yrs.
                                                                 Formerly of GMP her collar number was 6788. She served on the J and G Divisions.

  John MORRISON                                     Died 27th August, 2013 Aged 65 yrs. Member of Oldham Branch
                                                                  Formerly of GMP

  Adrian CROWE                                         Died 30th August 2013 Aged 53 yrs.
                                                                  Uniform & CID on M Division
                                                                 
  Norman MacDONALD                                Died 6th September 2013 Aged 75 yrs. Member of Altrincham Branch
                                                                   Formerly of Stockport where he was Front Desk Man at Hazel Grove.

  James BLENKINSOP                                 Died 14th September 2013 Aged 83 yrs. Member of Tameside Branch
                                                                   Formerly of GMP

  Roger Steven ROBERTS                             Died 17th September 2013 Member of Rochdale Branch.
                                                                   Formerly PC 3959 he served at Oldham, Rochdale, Licensing and V Dept.

  Arthur GLEDHILL                                     Died 19th September 2013 Aged 88 yrs.
                                                                  Formerly of GMP

  Alan JACKSON                                         Died 21st September 2013 Aged 61 yrs. Member of Altrincham Branch
                                                                  Formerly of GMP

  John RATTRAY                                         Died 29th September 2013 Aged 87 yrs.
                                                                  Formerly of GMP

  Walter BOWRING                                    Died 29th September 2013 Aged 86 yrs.
                                                                  Formerly of GMP

  Gordon SPEAKMAN                                   Died 6th October 2013 Member of Bolton Branch
                                                                   Formerly of GMP

  Peter COLLINS                                          Died 6th October 2013 Aged 55 yrs.
                                                                    Formerly of GMP he served predominantly on the A Division.
                                                                                                                                      
  Tony MERRICKS                             Died 8th October 2013 Aged 76 yrs.
                                                                    Formerly of Birmingham, Cheshire, then GMP J Div, before moving to E and
                                                                   Airport as Superintendent. Retired as Chief Superintendent on Traffic.

  Kenneth BURGESS                                      Died 9th October 2013 Aged 88 yrs. Member of Bolton Branch
                                                                   Formerly of Bolton
                                                                  
  Ray FOY                                                     Died 12th October Aged 62 yrs
                                                                    Formerly of GMP including F, L and M Divisions and X Department amongst others.
                                                                    Retired as Superintendent.

  John SALTSMAN-ALMOND                      Died 13th October 2013 Aged 61 yrs
                                                                   Formerly of GMP
                                                                   
  Alan KENYON                                            Died 16th October 2013 Aged 64 yrs. Member of Bolton Branch
                                                                    Formerly of GMP at Breightmet and Bolton Traffic.

  Chris HAMMOND                                       Died 16th October 2013 Aged 66 yrs.
                                                                    Formerly of Oldham, Chadderton, Force Drug Squad and Covert Ops of GMP.
                                                                   
  Brian SPENCER                                           Died 17th October 2013 Aged 61 yrs. Member of Oldham Branch.
                                                                     Formerly of GMP at Oldham.

  Robert SWANN                              Died 17th October 2013 Aged 59 yrs.
                                                                     Formerly of E & D Divs and SB at the Airport.

  Rosemary TRAYNOR                                    Died 17th October 2013 Aged 78 yrs.
                                                                     Widow member of Salford Branch
                                                                                                                                        
  Terry FAGAN                                              Died 24th October 2013 Aged 75 yrs
                                                                     Formerly of C Div (inc CID) SVS & Antecedents from where he retired.
                                                                    
  Eric EVANS                                                 Died 25th October 2013 Aged 81 yrs. Member of Altrincham Branch.
                                                                     Formerly of Stockport Borough, Cheshire & GMP. Retired as Chief Inspector

  Reay BARKER                                              Died 28th October 2013 Aged 75 yrs
                                                                     Formerly of GMP she served in Uniform, Traffic & CID before retiring as Sergeant.
                                                                    
  David MORRIS                                            Died on 25th October, 2013 Aged 68 yrs.
                                                                     David served on 'A' Div for all of his career, for many years as Outside Enquiry Officer

  Robert OLBINSON                                     Died 1st November 2013 Aged 75 yrs
                                                                    Formerly of GMP

  Anthony WRIGHT                                       Died 3rd November 2013 Aged 77 yrs Member of Altrincham Branch
                                                                    Formerly of GMP

  Alan HEDLEY-SMITH                                 Died 6th November 2013 Aged 78 yrs Member of Oldham Branch
                                                                     Formerly of GMP

  Cyril CAMPBELL                                         Died 11th November 2013 Aged 85 yrs.
                                                                    Formerly of Manchester

  Neil PHILLIPS                                            Died 13th November 2013 Aged 60 yrs
                                                                     Formerly of Cheshire (serving at Altrincham) then GMP M Division, MTU & Trafford OCR
                                                                    
  Hugh MITCHELL                              Died 15th November 2013 Aged 83 yrs. Member of Bolton Branch
                                                                     Formerly of Lancs County & GMP he retired as Inspector at the CDC

  James ("Jim") FISHWICK                           Died 16th November 2013 Member of Rochdale Branch
                                                                    Retired from GMP in 1988 after 30 years service.

  John LIVERSAGE                                        Died 17th November 2013 Aged 86 yrs
                                                                    Formerly of Manchester
                                                                                                                                
  Malcolm MAYBURY                                      Died 19th November 2013 Aged 73 yrs. Member of Salford Branch
                                                                    Malcolm joined Salford City Police and retired from GMP in the 1990's.

  Dennis MURPHY                                         Died 23rd November 2013 Aged 66 yrs.
                                                                   Formerly of GMP, notably CID at Didsbury.
                                                                   Moved to Spain after retirement and passed away in Alicante.
                                                                   
  Jim PULLAN                                              Died 25th November 2013 Aged 65 yrs. Member of Salford Branch
                                                                   He served at Bury, Salford and Salford Traffic before retiring from CPU at Salford.
                                                                  
  Andrea ELLIS                                           Died 28th November 2013 Member of Rochdale Branch.
                                                                   Formerly PC 5749 she served at Heywood, Middleton, Littleborough & Rochdale.

  Joyce PERCIVAL                                       Died 28th November 2013 Aged 80 yrs
                                                                   Branch widow member

  Eric SCRAGG                                            Died 7th December 2013 Aged 85 yrs
                                                                  Formerly of Manchester & GMP

  David MORRIS                                         Died 7th December 2013 Aged 72 yrs. Member of Wigan & Leigh Branch
                                                                  Formerly of Wigan Div GMP

  Adrian PRESCOTT                                    Died 11th December 2013 Aged 65 Yrs
                                                                  Formerly of Manchester & Oldham
                                                                 
  Ernie McGARVA                                        Died 11th December 2013 Aged 69 yrs
                                                                   Formerly of Salford, Longsight & The Airport.

  Garry JONES                                           Died 14th December 2013 Aged 59 yrs.
                                                                  Formerly PC A1229 at Bootle Street
                                                                                                                                    
  Kenneth FIELDING                                    Died 15th December 2013 Aged 71 yrs. Member of Tameside Branch
                                                                   Formerly of GMP G Division

  John McWIGGIN                                       Died 21st December 2013 Aged 73 yrs
                                                                   Formerly of GMP

  Peter McDONALD                                     Died 23rd December 2013 Aged 87 yrs. Death occurred in Australia where he lived.
                                                                   Formerly of Manchester & GMP, especially the CID. Retired as D.I.