Award for Pc Ian Dibell

Friday, 14 June, 2013

Pc Ian Dibell

Essex Police officer Pc Ian Dibell has posthumously been awarded the greatest honour the Chief Constable can bestow in recognition of his bravery.

Pc Dibell, 41, was fatally wounded after intervening in a dispute in Clacton, on July 9, 2012.

He was shot in the chest by gunman Peter Reeve, whose body was found the
following morning in the grounds of All Saints’ Church, Writtle.

An inquest on April 8, 2013, returned verdicts of unlawful killing for Pc Dibell
and suicide for Peter Reeve. The Chief Constable’s High Commendation recognises
the fact that not only did Pc Dibell intervene in an extremely dangerous and
volatile incident but that he was both unarmed and offduty at the time.

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