Remembering PC Jeffrey Pitman

South Wales Police Federation was today remembering PC Jeffrey Pitman on the anniversary of his death.

Jeffrey was just 21 when he became the first South Wales police officer to die while on duty following a motorbike accident after he had been called to an incident on 12 August 1969.

His widow Diane has spoken about the importance of keeping his memory alive and plans to attend this year’s National Police Memorial Day service in Cardiff.

PC Jeffrey Pitman

Jeffrey joined the cadets at 17 and became a Police Constable at 19. 

He was awarded a Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct in 1968 after being shot at during an armed burglary.

South Wales Police Federation chair Steve Treharne said: “It is very important that the memory of our fallen colleagues is kept alive. 

“It has been many years since Jeffrey Pitman lost his life while on duty but he is still missed by loved ones and those who knew him. 

“Our thoughts are with his family, friends and former colleagues.”