It is regret that I have to report the death of Des Rogerson a retired Detective Constable aged 93 years, in Castlehill Hospital, Cottingham on 22 April 2020.
He was receiving treatment there but succumbed to the Corona Virus. He leaves two sons Michael and Andrew, grandchildren and great grandchildren. His wife Patricia having died some years ago
Des was born in a small village called Wawne just outside Kingston upon Hull on 8 March 1927. He joined the British Transport Police on the 7 June 1949. He was a Uniform Officer patrolling the docks and railway sheds. He became a dogman but was not happy in this role and was subsequently transferred from this section back to patrol duties. He later became a Detective Constable on the Docks until his retirement. Des was a very good thief catcher and with Detective McDonald became a bit of a legend amongst the dock workers for their thief catching. They were nicknamed Pinky and Perky by dockers and Court Staff. He received many commendations from High Court Judges, Magistrates, Chief Constables. On retirement he followed his retired Chief Inspector as a store detective at a large department store in Hull until it was taken over.
His funeral will take place on the 6 May 2020 with family only attending due to the virus, but there will be a memorial service for him at a later