3:00pm Thursday 17th May 2012
Popular police officer Steve Humphries is retiring after nearly 20 years working in the Malmesbury area.
PC Humphries, who has worked for Wiltshire Police for 30 years after moving from Kent Police, and prior to that the Army, is due to retire at the end of the month.
In 1993, he joined the Malmesbury team in response for the town centre before taking on a role in neighbourhood policing for villages such as Sherston, Brinkworth and the Somerfords.
Speaking in his police report to the Sherston cliffhangar local newsletter this month, he said: “I have many fond memories of the area and the people who live and work here. My successor will hopefully feel as privileged as I have to be part of this community.”
PC Humphries’ retirement will give him time to take up his loves of gardening, travelling and cycling, his colleagues said.
Sergeant Martin Alvis said: “It will be a great loss to the service and the community.
“Steve has been here in Malmesbury since 1993 and he’s built up a vast knowledge of the area.
“He’s well-known in the community and on a personal note it will be very sad to see him go, because it’s been great fun working with him.”
PC Humphries has been involved in various rural issues including working with English Heritage and the council to ban 4x4 drivers from using the ancient arterial route of the Fosse Way in Easton Grey last year.
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