Leicestershire Police pays tribute to ‘dedicated bobby’
TRIBUTES have been paid to a Leicestershire Police officer who has died on duty.
PC Austin Jackson, 38, was taken ill and died at work on 16 March. He joined the force in 2007 and leaves behind his wife and four children.
Chief Constable Simon Cole said: “Austin was always a professional and well-liked police officer who embedded himself in the St Matthew’s community.
“He will be missed by his colleagues in the force, and I send my deepest condolences to his family.”
A Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/PC2246AustinJackson has been set up by a fellow police officer to raise money to support his family.
The page says: “PC 2246 Austin Jackson (aged 38) was taken ill and suddenly passed away on March 16 whilst on duty. He leaves behind a wife and four children.
“He was a much loved, popular and hard working officer. Austin joined Leicestershire Police in 2007 and worked in the city covering the Spinney Hills and St Matthew’s areas.
“Please give as much or as little as you can to his family at this time and show your appreciation for this dedicated bobby. Thank You!”
Leicestershire Police Federation said: “PC 2246 Austin Jackson. Your duty is done. Thoughts are with Austin’s family, friends and colleagues at this time.”