– Sir Hugh Orde, President of the Association of Chief Police Officers
The death of our colleague in Essex is deeply sad news for the police service. Pc Ian Dibell died while knowingly walking towards danger, as police officers are called upon to do on behalf of the public they serve. The courage he showed in stepping up to do his duty, without thought for his own safety, sums up what it means to be a police officer. The thoughts of everyone in the police family are with his colleagues, family and friends at this difficult time.
The body found at All Saints Church in Writtle near Chelmsford, Essex, is Peter Reeve, 64, the man suspected of shooting dead off-duty police officer Ian Dibell in Clacton-on-Sea on Monday, police said.