Veteran reserve police officer dies
Long-serving Bermuda Reserve Police officer Dawn Darby yesterday died at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.
Ms Darby was 55.
Michael DeSilva, Commissioner of Police, said Ms Darby “will be remembered fondly for her pleasant manner, positive attitude and highly active volunteer service.”
He added: “She will be a great miss to the BPS family.”
Sandy Beach, Bermuda Reserve Police Commandant, added: “We have lost a community servant, a woman who gave her all to ensure Bermuda was always at its best.
“The Bermuda Reserve Police extends our sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of our dear PC 1181 Dawn Darby. May she rest in peace.”
Ms Darby joined the reserves in 1994 and spent her whole career in the western division.
She was promoted to acting sergeant in 1998 and was confirmed in the rank in 2003.
Ms Darby also served several periods as an acting inspector.
She was commended for her work several times and enjoyed community policing in Dockyard in the peak summer season.
When the reserve service was restructured in 2015 and the rank structure changed, Ms Darby opted to quit supervisory duty and asked to be returned to the rank of constable and continue to serve on the front line.
The request was granted and Ms Darby worked mostly with the western community action team.
She was given a long service award and was also awarded the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal.
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