Lincolnshire Police will dedicate Monday night’s episode of Channel 5’s ‘Inside The Force: 24/7’ to a former Lincoln police sergeant with coronavirus who sadly died last week.
Staff paid tribute to their much-loved colleague and retired officer Paul Pettitt, who died at Lincoln County Hospital after being diagnosed with coronavirus. His death also sparked a wave of tributes online.
We would like to dedicate tonight’s #InsidetheForce24/7 to retired officer Paul Pettitt who tragically died last week. A truly inspirational man with the best sense of humour. Our thoughts are with the family. Rest in peace "Pap". Thank you for your service. #PolicingwithPRIDE pic.twitter.com/HuPP8nLbH6
— Lincolnshire Police – #StayHomeSaveLives (@LincsPolice) April 6, 2020
In tribute to his memory Lincolnshire Police will dedicate episode three of the Channel 5 show to Paul.
Episode three will air at 9pm on Monday, April 6.
In the upcoming episode, PC Jess Hellawell and PC Simon Berger are involved in urgent manhunts across Lincoln.
There is a suspect wanted for sexual assault and stalking and police fear he might strike again and need to find him fast.
A dangerous man wanted back in prison goes on the run, with police hunting across the city before an arrest with tasers drawn.
The show, which is produced by Mentorn Media, follows the work of the officers inside Lincolnshire Police’s former West Parade station, which closed in November 2019 before police joined ambulance and fire crews at the first tri-service operational station in the country at South Park in Lincoln.
The crimes are followed from various perspectives, including response units to CID and from custody to the force control room.
The four-part series will draw to a close when the final episode airs on Monday, April 13.