Earlier today it was with great sadness and sorrow that we received the email below telling us that Ron Hogg, the Durham Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner, had died following a relatively short illness.
Ron was among the first Commissioners and had worked tirelessly for the public of Durham as well as for policing more generally.
May he rest in peace.
Dr Alan Billings
South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner
This statement comes from the Office of the Durham Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ron Hogg, Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner for County Durham and Darlington.
Ron, who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease earlier this year, died peacefully this morning at St Teresa’s Hospice in Darlington, surrounded by his family.
Acting Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner Steve White said: “In my 30 years of policing, I have never known of someone so universally liked and respected as Ron was by officers, staff, politicians and officials. He will be greatly missed and leaves a lasting legacy.”
Chief Constable Jo Farrell, said: “Durham Constabulary and the people of County Durham and Darlington have lost a great colleague and friend.
I would like to offer Maureen and the rest of Ron’s family my deepest sympathies and the condolences of everyone at Durham Constabulary.”