ACC Pete Lawson, Executive Chair of the Lancashire Resilience Forum had passed away

ACC Lawson, 50, died on Sunday 10 December 2023 at his home address. The Coroner for Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen has reviewed the circumstances, and it has been determined that Pete passed away from natural causes.

Pete became the chair of the General Purposes (GP) group in March 2017 for Lancashire Resilience Forum, before being promoted to the Executive Chair in July 2021. His 27 years of service in Lancashire Constabulary saw him work across the county, prioritising public safety and developing many professional, multi-agency relationships that made him a well-liked, and much respected senior leader.

Chief Constable Chris Rowley, of Lancashire Constabulary, said: “This is incredibly sad and tragic news. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Pete’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“Pete’s death will come as a shock to the entire force and the wider police family across the country. He was an outstanding officer who served the communities of Lancashire with pride. He was also highly respected and admired by all who knew him and worked with him.

“Our deepest condolences go out to his family and we will support them as much as we can.

“We want to respect their privacy and would ask that the public and media do so too.

“We will offer support to all our staff and those who worked with Pete, as we mourn his loss.”

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