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5th Dec, 2021

Tributes to much-loved Bromsgrove-based police officer who died in Birmingham

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Bromsgrove-based police officer who died after having a medical episode at the wheel while driving in Birmingham on August 28.

Stephen Harris’ family described him as a loving, caring person, adding they were all ‘heartbroken that they would no longer see his cheeky face’.

“He was our Stephen, Dad, Steve, Stevo and brother. Names we all knew and called our beloved husband, father, son in law, friend and colleague.

“His much-loved wife Lisa of 29 years, his pride and joy daughter Elisabeth, along with Thelma and Colin who loved him like a son will miss him immensely.”

They said he worked hard all his life and took such pride in the job he loved for the past 12 years as a police officer.

“He was the ultimate professional and although he did not join the service until he was 41, he proved it was never too late to change direction in life.

“He always wanted to be a traffic officer and finally achieved his dream in 2019 by joining the Operational Police Unit in Bromsgrove.”

They added Stephen always enjoyed music and thought of nothing but to dance and sing around the kitchen to any genre of music.

“We cannot believe that our adored, selfless, funny, spirited Stephen will no longer walk through the door.

“Rest in peace Stephen and we thank you for all the wonderful, happy memories that you gave us over the past years. Never to be replaced and never to be forgotten.”

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