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Death of serving police officer, Truro

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Kimberley James was a patrol constable

Police are investigating the sudden death of a serving police officer in Truro at the weekend.

Officers were called to a property in Centenary Way, Gloweth, shortly before 12.20pm on Sunday 10 July following reports of the death of a woman.

Officers and paramedics attended the address where the 35-year-old woman was found deceased.

Formal identification has been carried out and the woman has been named as PC Kimberley James, a patrol officer based at Truro. Her next of kin has been informed.

Kimberley’s death is not being treated as suspicious. Enquires are ongoing at this time and a file will be prepared for the coroner. Chief Inspector Sara Crane said: “It is with great sadness that the Force has learned of the sudden death of PC Kimberley James.

“Our thoughts are with Kim’s family at this difficult time and her death is a very sad loss to both her family and also to the Force.”

Kimberley was born in November 1980 and joined the Force on 6 December 2004. She was based in Cornwall throughout her service, having served at Falmouth, Camborne and Truro as a patrol constable, response constable, local policing support constable and neighbourhood beat manager. Her most recent posting was as a patrol constable in Truro.

Ch Insp Crane added: “Kimberley was a loyal and enthusiastic officer who displayed devotion to duty; she was held in high regard by all those who served with her and the many outside agencies with whom she had formed excellent working relationships.

“A talented and skilled tennis player, Kimberley represented the Force at both national and international levels.”





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