North Yorkshire PC Death Given Accidental Verdict
6:57pm 1st May 2013
An inquest says North Yorkshire police officer Andrew Bramma died in an accidental death.
PC Bramma was killed in January when his police vehicle left the road and hit a tree in West Tanfield, near Ripon.
Temporary Chief Constable Tim Madgwick said:
“On behalf of North Yorkshire Police, I want to express our heartfelt sympathy and support for Andrew’s family.
“These past four months have been extremely traumatic as they continue to struggle to come to terms with his tragic loss.
“Following on from the very poignant funeral service, the inquest into Andrew’s death is another milestone in their grieving process.
“The outpouring of support from colleagues in North Yorkshire and Greater Manchester, as well as from the wider police family and the local community, has been a source of great comfort for the family and for everyone who knew and loved Andrew.
“His wife, Kathryn, has shown remarkable courage and has stayed strong for their two young sons, Jack and Sam. She has my full admiration and support as she begins to move forward from this terrible period in their lives.
“As for Andrew himself, he will forever be remembered as a great family man and trusted friend and colleague to many.
“He was also as a very fine Police Officer who served the public with distinction and pride.
“Rest in peace, Andrew.”
Andrew’s parents, Brian and Angie, and his wife Kathryn, have issued the following statement:
“Andrew has always been a source of pride to the family, a loving husband, father and a cherished son and brother.
“While we are still having difficulty coming to terms with our lives without Andrew,the overwhelming support we have received has provided a great deal of comfort to us all.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their kindness and care. It has helped us gain the strength to get us through these past four months.
“We will always cherish Andrew's memory.”
Julia Mulligan, the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, said:
“Andrew was clearly a first-rate and respected Police Officer who was a dependable and trusted member of the North Yorkshire Police family.
“My thoughts and sincerest condolences go out to Andrew’s wife and sons.”
A fund set up by North Yorkshire Police Federation for PC Bramma’s children remains open.
Donations can be made by bank transfer to Unity Trust Bank Sort Code 08 60 01 Account Number 20303088 Account name ‘NYPF Jack and Sam Fund’, or by cheque payable to ‘NYPF Jack and Sam Fund’ and can be posted to North Yorkshire Police HQ, Newby Wiske, Northallerton, DL7 9HA or North Yorkshire Police Federation, The Police Station, Castlegate, Knaresborough, HG5 8AR.
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