With tributes and messages of support flooding in from across the country, the force has opened a book of condolence for former Chief Constable Simon Cole.
Simon was sadly found dead at his home in Kibworth Harcourt, Leicestershire, on Wednesday morning (30 March).
Simon, 55, recently retired from policing after 12 years as Chief of Leicestershire Police and after more than 30 years in uniform.
From messages already received, it’s clear to see the impact that Simon’s service had on so many people – in policing, in the communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, and beyond.
The book of condolence will bring together the tributes to Simon. A link is here.
Temporary Chief Constable Rob Nixon said: “I’d like to thank everyone who has contacted the force in different ways since finding out about Simon’s death. Your kind words are appreciated at this most challenging time. I know his family are grateful for the messages of support and condolence. I ask all, please, to continue to respect their privacy.”