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Policing mourns death of former Leicestershire Chief Constable Simon Cole QPM

30 Mar 2022

Following the sad news of the death of retired Chief Constable Simon Cole, who died this morning at the age of 55, National Police Chiefs' Council Chair Martin Hewitt said:

Across policing we are deeply saddened to learn that our colleague and friend, recently retired Chief Constable Simon Cole has died today. Our thoughts are with Simon's family, loved ones and colleagues.

Simon was a highly respected and valued officer. He has been a long-standing and prominent member of chief constable’s council. In fact, as I described him at his last meeting, ‘the father of the house’. Over many decades, his leadership and impact have been felt by the people of Leicestershire and by all in policing. We will miss him.