Islanders say goodbye to Mitch Couriard

Hundreds of people have turned up to pay their respects to the former Vingtenier who was well known for his volunteer and community work.

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Honorary police officer Mitch Couriard dies, aged 61

One of Jersey's best known honorary police officers, Mitch Couriard, has died this morning.

He had been unwell for a number of months.

Mitch was known to many islanders for his work, both policing high profile events, including the Battle of Flowers, but also for the years he dedicated to the island's youth service.

He was a Vingtenier in the parish of St Helier, and was made an MBE for his voluntary work.

Mitch was also one of the torch bearers during the relay ahead of the Olympic Games in 2012.

In his work as Youth Resources Officer he created a beach festival to encourage youngsters to make the most of the waters around the island.

It was his passion for encouraging young people to get the best start in life, and the time and effort he volunteered to support youngsters, that meant he was a much-loved figure across the community.

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