Stacey Victoria Pyke
Died =>15 January 2007
Force => Lincolnshire Police
Rank =>Police Constable
Cause =>Road Accident
Duty Status =>Travelling From
PC Pyke joined Lincolnshire Police in August, 2006. After completing initial training she started working shifts five days before her death. On the morning of 15 January she was driving home after a nine-hour shift at Bourne Police Station when she was in collision with another car near Market Deeping in Cambridgeshire.
PC Pyke was born on 15th August, 1986, and had grown up in Cambridgeshire. She went to Yaxley Primary School and then Stanground College. She lived at home with her parents Sue and David and her younger sister Stephanie. She was described as a loving friend who lit up the lives of those who knew her.
Insp Tony Smith, of Spalding Police, said: “It is an absolute tragedy. We are all devastated.
“Stacey had achieved her ambition and had a great future to look forward to. It is such a shame.”
Sergeant Peter Leng was of Stacey’s training team, said: “She was a very bubbly and popular officer, very enthusiastic and conscientious.
“It was her dream to join the police service, and she couldn’t believe that her dream had come true.
At Stacey’s funeral, at St Peter’s Church in Yaxley on January 24, 2007, more than 400 mourners paid their respects.
Roll of Honour Citation
Died in a car crash when her vehicle was in collision with a car near Market Deeping whilst she was driving home after her first full night duty at Spalding.