Cumbria Constabulary can confirm that a police officer has died following a single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred yesterday (Jan 26).
The officer - a 47-year-old-man who worked for Cumbria Constabulary's Mobile Support Group - was pronounced dead at the scene and was the only occupant of the vehicle.
Specialist officers are supporting his family at this time.
Paul Williams, Chairman of Cumbria Police Federation, said: “All Cumbria Police officers are shocked and saddened to learn about the death of our colleague, who died in a single vehicle road traffic collision earlier today whilst on duty.
“The officer served on Cumbria’s Road Policing Unit and his sudden passing has caused deep shock and grief to the Policing family in Cumbria and across the UK.
“National Police Federation of England and Wales Chair John Apter - and Federation colleagues from across the country - have been in touch to pass on their deepest condolences at this sad time and offer Cumbria their support. It is appreciated.
“Cumbria Police Federation will work closely with the specialist officers investigating this incident and we will ensure that we do all that we can to support the Officer’s family and close colleagues during this tragic time.”