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 Ron Hogg, Police, Crime and Victims 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 died peacefully on Tuesday morning, having been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease earlier this year.

Ron’s Chief Executive, Steve White, was appointed into the acting Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner role in September 2019. Steve 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.

“Ron was a radical thinker, an inspiring leader and a lifelong public servant who wasn’t afraid to tackle head-on some of the most difficult issues facing society.

“I would like to offer Maureen and the rest of Ron’s family my deepest sympathies and the condolences of everyone at the Durham Constabulary”

Ron’s family will announce the date of the funeral in due course. They are extremely grateful for the many warm messages Ron received over the past few months, and have asked that no cards or flowers be sent.