My buddy Roger Brereton, a fellow traffic cop and my opposite number at Newbury was murdered by Michael Ryan
Seems like only yesterday and the only time in all my years of going to major incidents I actually felt slightly nervous or afraid even.
We had personal issue cars and bikes on Traffic back in those days.The majority ended up in Roger, but of course we traffic cops were/are expendable as we did/do nothing but book speeders all day. Funny how the majority of coppers killed (in my old force at least) such as more recently Andrew Harper are usually traffic cops…
Anyway, I am teetotal, but if I was a drinker, I would be raising a glass to my old mate Roger (aka Gobby)