Funeral of police officer to take place this week

The funeral of serving Staffordshire police officer Luke Van De Sande will take place on Wednesday.

A service for the 28-year-old is being held at Carmountside Crematorium at 11am.

Luke was riding his orange KTM motorcycle towards Cold Meece when his bike left the road near to Pillstone Cottages on Swynnerton Road just before 11.10am on 27 August.

Despite medical efforts, sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

He was off duty at the time of the collision.

In a statement his family said: “Luke was a loving husband, son, brother, nephew and cousin - a real family man. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and his colleagues at Staffordshire Police.

“Although Luke’s life has been tragically cut short he touched the lives and hearts of so many people. His love and enthusiasm for life was contagious and he spread fun, laughter and mischief wherever he went.

“We will treasure the happy times and the wonderful memories we have of our precious Luke.”

His family, who request privacy whilst they come to terms with their loss, are being supported by specially trained officers.


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