Lincolnshire Police staff have paid tribute to a much-loved colleague who has reportedly died after being diagnosed with coronavirus.
Sergeant Rick Mosley posted on social media that his “old skipper, dive buddy and good mate” Paul Pettitt, fondly known as ‘Pap’, had succumbed to the virus.
He described him as a ‘top bloke’, with a great humour and a sharp mind.
It was reported that Paul died at Lincoln County Hospital.
Assistant Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police Shaun West said: “Had the privilege to work alongside Pap as Sergeants 2001-3. Very fond memories of a gentleman with a great sense of humour.
“Sending my best wishes to his friends, family and colleagues. We will all be touched by his loss.”
The post sparked a wave of tributes online.