RIP – Detective Constable Adele Cashman.

Dc Adele Cashmam, a 30-year-old female police officer has collapsed and died while chasing a suspect, Scotland Yard has confirmed. DC Adele Cashman, collapsed in Belsize Park Gardens, Camden, at 9.45pm on Monday night. A response team officer based at Kentish Town police station, she was taken to the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead but died at 11.10pm.Her family has been informed and inquiries into the circumstances surrounding her death are under way, the Metropolitan Police said.

Commander Tony Eastaugh said: “The thoughts of everyone in the Metropolitan Police Service are very much with Adele’s family, friends and colleagues at this extremely difficult time.”Adele worked on both Camden and Wandsworth boroughs and was held in high regard by all who met her.””She will be sorely missed by everyone who had the privilege of working alongside her.”

I would like to send my condolences to her colleagues, family and friends – its a sad day when we lose any colleague especially when they are doing a worthwhile and valuable job.

Rest in Peace.

6 Responses to “RIP – Detective Constable Adele Cashman.”
  1. mike sugar says:

    Are you going to tweet “Officer Down” for every serving copper, who happens to be on duty at the time, who dies from a heart attack or stroke? As an ordinary ‘pleb’ I find this out-pouring of grief completely OTT.

    I am sure that this will win me no friends, but please, let’s get a sense of perspective here. Yes it’s tragic, yes the family, friends and close colleagues will feel pain, but it was not murder or manslaughter, judging from available information. Just very sad – the same as all of the other naturally caused premature deaths occurring every hour of every day that go unreported.

    As a stalwart supporter of the police (yes – you are getting a shitty deal) I suggest that this OMG reaction is counter-productive to your legitimate fight to get a better deal though public education about front-line activities and quasi Social Services work foisted upon you.

    • Hi,
      thanks for your comment and the perspective is this…… an officer who dies whilst on duty or otherwise is tragic, just as anyone else dying prematurely. We are the Police Family and it is respect of each other that we show our support, and particularly when officers die whilst on duty, regardless of how they have died. You don’t know whether the officer ‘tweeting’ #officerdown knows them, or is affected by what has happened.

      We deal with death every day in our jobs, a lot of which would be either Fatal RTC’s, suicides, unexpected deaths and we deal with it in our own way, but it hits harder when its one of your own. By all accounts she was chasing someone who had committed a serious offence and died whilst trying to apprehend the offender. I will always acknowledge officers dedication – if that makes me a bad person or people think this is an over the top reaction then so be it.
      It is trying to make people aware that a dedicated officer has died, no matter how – and not yet confirmed how, and I think that needs public acknowledgement.

      • mike sugar says:

        Thanks for your prompt response.

        At the risk of “methinks he doth protest too much” I am genuinely on your side. That does not stop me from thinking what I stated earlier.

        For what it’s worth I have also “been there, T-shirt…” etc. (NHS and RAMC). It goes without saying that I too send condolences.

        Let’s leave it there – we agree to differ – to draw this out would be the wrong thing to do in case the family latch on to this exchange. In fact, it may even be a good idea to delete the whole exchange if that’s in your power.

        The Law of Unintended Consequences.

  2. Very lovely blog Juliet. Mike *The ordinary pleb * each person deals with grief personally and find outlets to allow themselves to come to terms with the situation. As with all Social Media, read what you like and skip the rest. It is called allowing others to have views.

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