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This was sadly passed to me via ex DC Roy Clarke.


On Sept 1st Dave Howell died suddenly at home as the result of a heart attack, he was 57 yrs old.

He was born in South London in Nov 1959 and moved down to Kent with his family 3yrs later.

After leaving school he went to work for Peter Frankel &Partners as a draughtsman and from there to work at London Transport studying engineering.

He joined the BTP on June 2nd 1986. Stationed at Victoria on London South. Having successfully shone throughout his probation Dave went seamlessly into the CID at Victoria, where he again proved himself to be an excellent detective and fellow officer.

He met his wife Sue in 1990 whilst attending a CID course in Liverpool, and eventually relocated from London Victoria to Preston as a DC.

Whilst on the North West Dave worked as both uniform and CID at various locations such as Liverpool, Southport, Manchester among others, eventually gaining promotion to Sergeant.

During all his career moves Dave still managed to complete a BA (Hons) in Public Policy and Administration, and eventually gained promotion to Inspector.

He was posted to FHQ in Camden and worked tirelessly on policy and projects including Suicide prevention  before retiring in 2014.

Dave and I joined together and remained good friends until his untimely death. Personally I will remember his humour and his love of the job, so much so that it would at times impact on his health.

Following his retirement Dave travelled widely and spent time in his shed creating and building as he had done throughout his life. He was an active member of his local community and was well liked by many who met him. Over 200 people attended his funeral where his eulogy was read out by ex Chief Supt Myles Flood.

Dave leaves behind his wife Sue, Daughters Joanna and Ashleigh and Son Jacob. Following his funeral his wife Sue posted the following message.

Just to say a big, big thank you to everyone for your love, support and kindness. We, Team Howell, are so immensely proud of Dave and did our best to give him a good send off.  We couldn't have done it without you.  Thank you for all your cards, letters, stories, flowers, messages, they have all helped us along this journey we never thought we would have to make.  Thank you for travelling in some cases very long distances, to support us at his 'Celebration of life' ceremony. When I said at the funeral that Dave thought nobody liked him, I wasn't joking, that's what he told me.  How wrong was he?   The words don't seen adequate enough but once again,  a very big thank you from Team Howell.

Can members who wish to contact me please use the address which is published in the current Members Directory.

Sending an E mail to the old address as used before, goes via Mick Barry's web address and is then auto forwarded onto me, this sometimes means when I go to read it, it does not open correctly.

Regards to all

John King

 

 

I am making an appeal for more material for publication in Retired Lines. It can be on any subject, the job, old school days, travel, hobbies, life after the job (yes there is one!) There are restrictions,he cannot accept anything about the force today unless cleared by F.H.Q. and no advertising please.

it can be electronic format in word by choice. Any pictures must be in a separate file. anything sent can be 'tidied' up by the editor if requested.

Please send to his E Mail andyicbicknell@gmail.com

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