Tribute to police officer who died after raising thousands for charity

After his retirement, Glen Sives returned to Dalkeith to work as a public enquiry station assistant.

Tribute to police officer who died after raising thousands for charity Scottish Police Federation

A former police officer who returned to service after retirement and raised thousands for charity has been nominated for an award almost a year after his death.

After his retirement, Glen Sives returned to Dalkeith to work as a public enquiry station assistant.

He frequently raised money for charity, including the Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital, until his death in November last year.

Mr Sives has been nominated for the Scottish Police Federation’s Community Commitment award.

Colleagues said that he will “forever leave a positive impact” on the Midlothian town.

They added that the post-humous award would be a comfort to his wife Angela and daughter Holly, as well as a fitting commemoration of his service to the force.

He is nominated for the award alongside Andrew Leishman and Laura Evans.

They are among a total of 20 officers, including constables, campus cops, detectives and probationers, have been shortlisted for the awards.

After his retirement, Glen returned to Dalkeith to work as a public enquiry station assistant.

David Threadgold, chair of the Scottish Police Federation, who will present the awards to said: “Our annual awards are designed to recognise and celebrate the individual and team acts of bravery and dedication to our communities that we see day in, day out in policing.

“We are incredibly proud of all our nominees, and while there can only be one winner in each category, we are grateful to each of them for their amazing achievements.

“Police officers continue to face unprecedented challenges, but these awards are an opportunity to pause and reflect on the fantastic work that they do.

“These stories reflect what being a police officer is all about and we wish everyone who has been nominated the very best of luck on the night.”

Chief constable Jo Farrell said: “Policing brings huge value to our communities: keeping people safe from harm, protecting the vulnerable, bringing criminals to justice, solving problems and reducing offending.

“These awards shine a light on how officers stand up for and with our communities and I am extremely grateful to the Scottish Police Federation.

“I commend and thank all police officers and their families for their commitment to public service and offer my warmest congratulations to award nominees and recipients.”

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