Mo­torist killed in collision was off-duty po­lice of­fi­cer

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

THE mo­torist killed in a fa­tal collision on the A413 in Amer­sham on Fri­day has been for­mally iden­ti­fied as an off-duty po­lice of­fi­cer.

Si­mon Caddy, 29, a Thames Val­ley po­lice con­sta­ble, was driv­ing a black BMW mo­tor­cy­cle when it crashed with a black Hyundai es­tate car shortly be­fore 7.30pm.

Emer­gency ser­vices were called to the collision, which hap­pened be­tween the A255 Gore Hill and the A413 Lon­don Road East.

Mr Caddy died of his in­juries at the scene. The A413 was closed un­til Satur­day.

Tributes have been made to the “dearly-loved” of­fi­cer.

A state­ment, re­leased on be­half of his rel­a­tives, said: “The fam­ily of Si­mon James Caddy is sad to an­nounce his death as a re­sult of a collision be­tween his mo­tor­bike and a car.

“He had a unique abil­ity to spread joy and hu­mour to all he came into con­tact with. So dearly loved by fam­ily and friends, he will be deeply missed and for­ever with us in our thoughts. We would like to help sup­port the po­lice in en­cour­ag­ing any­one who may have any in­for­ma­tion, how­ever small, to please come for­ward and con­tact the po­lice to aid their en­quiries.”

Mr Caddy joined Thames Val­ley Po­lice in 2007, be­gin­ning his ca­reer as a po­lice com­mu­nity sup­port of­fi­cer in Amer­sham. He took on the role of PCSO in Lit­tle Mis­senden and as a stu­dent po­lice of­fi­cer be­fore fi­nally be­com­ing a road polic­ing of­fi­cer in Amer­sham in 2015.

Supt Si­mon Dodds, head of roads polic­ing in Thames Val­ley and Hamp­shire, said: “We have trag­i­cally lost a mem­ber of the po­lice fam­ily who worked tire­lessly for the com­mu­ni­ties he served.

“Our thoughts are with his fam­ily and friends at this in­cred­i­bly dif­fi­cult time and they are be­ing sup­ported by a spe­cial­ly­trained fam­ily li­ai­son of­fi­cer.

“We are also of­fer­ing wel­fare sup­port to PC Caddy’s col­leagues, many of whom counted them­selves among his friends. Those who were close to Si­mon are deeply up­set but are con­tin­u­ing to dis­play pro­fes­sion­al­ism de­spite these tragic cir­cum­stances.”

Any­one who wit­nessed the collision or who has in­for­ma­tion which could as­sist the in­ves­ti­ga­tion should con­tact the 24hour Thames Val­ley Po­lice en­quiry cen­tre on 101 quot­ing URN 1619 26/5.

A 33-year-old woman from Ayles­bury was ar­rested on Satur­day on sus­pi­cion of caus­ing death by dan­ger­ous driv­ing and on sus­pi­cion of driv­ing while un­fit through drink or drugs in con­nec­tion with the collision.

She has since been re­leased un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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