Following on from the recent passing of Ex Det C/Supt Mark Smith Representatives of the British Transport Police have maintained contact with his family who have indicated that they wish the British Transport Police to play a significant role in Mark’s Funeral service.
The details of the Funeral have now been established and are as follows –
Time and Date Wednesday 13th March 2019
Locations 1 pm at St Mary the Virgin Church, Kelvedon, Colchester, CO5 9AL
followed by 2.45 pm by a short service at Colchester Crematorium,
Mersea Road, Colchester CO2 8RU.
The family have requested a formal Police element at both of these locations.
The family have also invited those attending to a function after the services at The Kelvedon Angel Hotel, Kelvedon, Colchester, CO5 9AN.
In order to facilitate this request the Operations Department does require a guide as to the number of officers, both serving and retired, who may wish to attend the services to pay their respects. This will enable possible transportation between the two venues in order that as many colleagues as possible can fully participate.
All those who may wish to attend are advised that the Operations Department are considering travel options as the availability of parking within the town of Kelvedon is in extremely short supply and should be refrained from to allow opportunities for close family etc.
Taking the above into consideration I would be grateful if you could confirm your attendance.