Late Ron Hogg
Ron Hogg was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's New Year Honours.
Acting Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner Steve White, said “I have never known someone so universally liked and respected as Ron was by officers, staff, politicians and officials. The award of a CBE is a fitting tribute to his legacy.”
Deputy Chief Constable Dave Orford said: “Ron was an outstanding officer and an inspirational leader for Durham Constabulary for more than 40 years so it is fitting that he has been named in Her Majesty’s New Year’s Honours list.
“Throughout his time as an officer and later PCVC, he always put others first and was not only an innovative thinker on crime and policing, but also tackled some of the most difficult issues facing society, including calls for the law to be changed on assisted dying, which he campaigned for until the very end.
“Ron was a great colleague and friend and we hope this honour will bring some comfort to Maureen and his family as testament to his lasting legacy.”
Ron sadly lost his short battle with Motor Neurone Disease on 17th December 2019.
The funeral service will be held to celebrate Ron’s life on 7 January 2020 at Durham Cathedral, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3EH, starting at 11.00am. The service will be followed by a private ceremony for family and invited friends only.
Books of condolence are available at the reception desks of Police HQ, Durham County Hall, Durham Town Hall (in the Market Place), and Darlington Town Hall. A facility to leave comments for inclusion in the book, electronically, is on the website of the Office of the Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner: https://www.durham-pcc.gov.uk/Home.aspx
The family have requested that no cards or flowers are sent. A donation can be made to St Teresa’s Hospice, Darlington, at this page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ron-hogg
Posted on Sunday 29th December 2019