Police pay tribute to Paignton Police officer who died at home

DC Police
(Last Updated On: January 16, 2017)

Devon and Cornwall Police have paid tribute to a serving officer who died while off-duty.

PC Ray Byfield, 50, died at his home following a medical episode on 4 January 2017.

Ray was born on 3rd February 1966 and joined Avon and Somerset Constabulary on 1st March 2004. He then joined Devon and Cornwall Constabulary on 3rd November 2008 and became a Neighbourhood Beat Manager for Paignton in November 2013.

Inspector Mark Waldron said: “It is with deepest regret that the Force has learned of the death of Ray. Our thoughts are with Ray’s family at this difficult time and his death is a very sad loss to his family and also the Force.

“Ray was a loyal officer who displayed devotion to duty. He was held in high regard by his colleagues and the local communities he served.

“Our sympathy and thoughts go out to Ray’s family. He will be sadly missed by all of his friends and colleagues.”

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