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The South Yorkshire Police officer who died in the line of duty on Christmas Day


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Tributes have been paid to a South Yorkshire Police officer on the fourth anniversary of his death.

PC Dave Fields died in a head-on collision with another vehicle, while on duty in Sheffield on December 25, 2017.

He had been responding to an emergency when the crash happened on the A57, which also led to the death of Lorraine Stephenson, 61 who had been a passenger in the other car.

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An inquest into the tragedy found that the crash occurred as a result of a “combination of factors”, including the weather conditions at the time and the speed at which PC Fields, who was just 45 at the time of his death, had been travelling.

Marking the anniversary of his death yesterday, charity Care Of Police Survivors (COPS) posted a tribute to PC Fields.

A spokesperson said: “Remembering PC Dave Fields, South Yorkshire Police, who died on this day in 2017 after a RTC while responding to an emergency call in his police car.”

A number of tributes poured in for the officer, with many people leaving blue heart emojis in a nod to the force’s colours.

“We will Remember you PC Dave Fields”, said one person.

Another commented: “You will never be forgotten Dave.”

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