Richard Kemp Death, Obituary – We regret to inform you that a life of a serving officer with the Lancashire Police Force has been tragically cut short. We extend our condolences to the officer’s family and colleagues. Our thoughts and prayers are with the officer’s family as well as his fellow officers. PC Richard Kemp, a member of the Police Community Support Unit for the South Division, felt ill yesterday while he was on duty at the Preston Police Station. He was on duty at the time (Tuesday, December 27). After getting medical assistance from the authorities, he was moved to Royal Preston Hospital; however, it was later revealed, much to the sadness of everyone involved, that he had passed away prior to arriving at the hospital. Everyone has had a really painful loss as a direct result of his passing away.
However, a file will still be handed over to the coroner at the appropriate time, even though the death is not currently being examined as a possible suicide or any other suspicious cause of death at this time. During this trying time, we would like for him to know that his family and the people who are important to him are in our thoughts and prayers. You may be sure that our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time. The events that have unfolded are truly dreadful and appalling, and you can be sure that our thoughts and prayers are with them. They have asked for privacy and time alone so that they can process their feelings of loss and come to terms with what has transpired while they are going through this challenging period. They want to be able to do this so that they can move on with their lives.
My deepest condolences go out to his family, friends, and coworkers in the police department, all of whom went above and beyond in their efforts to assist him. You have my utmost respect and admiration for what you did. They have my most sincere condolences in this time of loss. It has not escaped my attention how much they will miss having him there with them. Our recollections of him will remain unaltered for the rest of our lives and will never fade away. They are captured when they are still very young, and only the people who are the strongest and healthiest are allowed to live through the ordeal.