Hertfordshire Police pay tribute to ex-police officer Clive Porter who was murdered in Aylesbury
Chief Constable Charlie Hall thanked Mr Porter for his 'dedication to policing', describing him as an 'inspiration'.
Clive Porter was tragically murdered in Aylesbury earlier this month.
He was a much loved police officer in the borough of Dacorum, where he served for nearly 30 years.
You can read about that here.Chief Constable Charlie Hall said: “We were incredibly saddened to hear of the tragic passing of retired police officer Clive Porter, and our thoughts are with his family at this devastating time as they try to process an unimaginable loss.
“Clive was tragically killed during an incident on the Grand Union Canal near Broughton, on the outskirts of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire on Monday 26 April.
“Clive served as a Police Constable in Hertfordshire Constabulary for nearly 30 years, between 1979 and 2008. He was a hugely respected and well-liked member of the team, and was known for his calm nature and devotion to his family."
The family of Mr Porter paid a heartfelt tribute, which you can read here.Chief Constable Hall continued:
“The majority of his service was spent in the borough of Dacorum, on the community team – now known as the Safer Neighbourhood Team – with periods also spent on the intervention team and the crime desk respectively.
“In the final years of his career he was stationed in Tring on the Herts/Bucks border, where he was a familiar face around the town. It is abundantly clear that Clive led a life devoted to helping others and was – and still is – held in high regard by the communities he served.
“On Monday, thanks to the hard work of our colleagues in Thames Valley Police, a man was charged with Clive’s murder. We shall continue to support the investigation team in any way we can as the case progresses through the judicial system.
“Finally, we would like to publicly recognise Clive for his unwavering dedication to policing. He displayed all the qualities of a truly good police officer and he will be remembered as an inspiration to us all. Thank you, Clive.”
Rest in Peace Clive.