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Wirksworth waves a fond farewell to PC Eyre

Posted on 13th January 2014

Safer Neighbourhood officer hangs up his hat after clocking up more than twenty five years of dedicated service across the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales.

PC Doug Eyre joined Derbyshire Constabulary in 1985 and has been a community officer for the last ten years, serving in Hope Valley and Wirksworth.

He has been a familiar face in the community ever since joining the Wirksworth and Middleton Safer Neighbourhood Team in 2008.

PC Eyre said: “I am genuinely going to miss the role and I feel so lucky to have spent most of my career in the beautiful Derbyshire Dales where I was born and raised and brought up my own family.

“I have really enjoyed the community side of policing, in particular working very closely with Anthony Gell School and Hope Valley College.

“Both my wife Caroline and our Labrador are looking forward to me spending more time at home where I will be looking for new challenges and improving my gardening skills.

“I would really like to thank the residents in the area as it has been a pleasure to serve you for almost thirty years.”

PCSO Sue Lester from the Wirksworth and Middleton Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “I’ve worked with Doug for six years at Wirksworth and I know that he will be greatly missed by the team and the community. 

“We do have his old boots hung up in the office wall to remember him by and I would like to wish him a happy retirement.

“I’m sure it won’t be the last we see of Doug around Wirksworth because I know how much he enjoys the town.”

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