Death of a former police officer

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Bracknell and Wokingham

Issued on behalf of Chief Constable Francis Habgood

“It is with great sadness that I have to announce that former Police Constable Gareth Browning died on 1 April, aged 36.

“Gareth was a hugely respected colleague whose career was brought to an abrupt end when he was seriously injured while on duty in Shinfield Road, Whitley, Reading, on 30 November 2013.

"Since the incident Gareth needed constant care and was medically retired from the force.

“We continue to support Gareth’s family as well as staff and officers who have been affected by the incident, during which Gareth was injured, and the sad news of his death. Staff and officer welfare will always be a priority for the force.

“The force will be liaising with Gareth’s family as to how we will commemorate his life and death.

“Our thoughts are with Gareth’s family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time.”

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