DAUGHTER’S TRIBUTE TO CRASH VICTIM
THE DAUGHTERof a woman killed during a crash in Hare Hatch last week said that she will be lost without “the perfect Mum”.
The incident took place on the A4 Bath Road on Tuesday, December 5. A car and motorcycle which was being ridden by on-duty police officer PC James Dixon collided.
Sandra Blunden said that her mother, 91-year-old Gladys Goodwin, was a “fun-loving jolly lady that everyone loved as soon as they met her”.
She added: “Mum and I used to have regular monthly trips to Christchurch in which we met up with friends and had lots of laughs. She never wanted them to end but I used to tell her that we are coming back in a few weeks’ time and that was okay then.
“We were together nearly all hours of every day.
“I will be completely lost without her. She was full of fun and laughter and never had a bad word to say.
“Mum also leaves behind a son, brother, cousin, two grandchildren, which were my children, and two great grandsons.
“She will be now be reunited with her other grandson, Tom, and husband, Joe.
“I will remember her as the perfect Mum that everybody would want.”
And the widow of PC James Dixon said: “James, or Dixie as he was better known by many, was a fantastic husband, son, brother, friend and colleague.
“Words cannot describe the loss that we all feel right now. He not only was a great guy but he was one of the proudest police officers around.
“We will never be able to fill the hole that he leaves behind, but he will forever be in our hearts and memories for ever and always.”
Flags at Thames Valley Police stations have been flying at half-mast this week in tribute to the officer, who appeared in the Sky TV series Road Wars and was based at Loddon
Valley police station in Lower Earley.
The incident is being investigated by the IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission), as is standard procedure, due to the fact that the incident resulted in the deaths of a member of the public and an on duty police officer.
It was Thames Valley Police who made the mandatory referral.