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Book of Condolence for Terry Neild

Terry NeildMany of you will be aware of the tragic death of our friend and colleague Special Constable Terry Neild on 25 October.

We are keen to capture your memories and thoughts so they can be shared with Terry's family. If you have already shared comments on social media or with your colleagues please take a few minutes to add them below and view other comments on this book of condolence. In a few weeks, we will close the book and produce a printed copy for Terry's family so he can remain in their thoughts and lives.

Terry had been a Special for five years, and worked most weekends out of Biddulph. He was a valued and popular member of our policing family and will be missed enormously by all who knew him. Our thoughts are with Terry's family, friends and colleagues at this very difficult time.

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Such a loss
Posted by: PC 5354 BOWMAN | 19 November 2018, 23:16PM
I worked at Biddulph when Terry arrived to join the 'team'. From the moment that we met him he brought cheer to the office. He always had a big smile on his face and was genuinely happy to be assisting myself and colleagues. He gave his time every weekend to come and serve the community of Biddulph, what a commitment!I'm still shocked to hear of his passing. Although I no longer work at Biddulph I can only imagine the hole that has been left by his sudden death.
Terry Neild
Posted by: PC5339 KELLYBUSH | 15 November 2018, 07:33AM
I never had the pleasure of working with Terry but anybody who gives up their spare time to 'fight the cause' shows they have a passion for serving their community and making it a better place for all. A truly sad time for loved ones and colleagues alike.
Such a sad loss
Posted by: Stephen Saum, Chaplain, Staffs Moors | 14 November 2018, 14:07PM
He who binds to himself a JoyDoes the winged life destroy;He who kisses the Joy as it fliesLives in Eternity's sunrise.(Words of William Blake)My thoughts and prayers go out to Emma and son William. May God bless you.
Terry Neild
Posted by: Josh Daley | 12 November 2018, 09:03AM
It was such a sad moment to hear of Terry’s passing. He was a really honest, caring and happy guy. He worked closely with the PCSO’s of Biddulph and his presence helped reduce ASB in the area. He will be a great loss to Staffordshire police. Not only was he a real asset to the force he was a keen trail runner. I raced numerous times against Terry and this type of sport showed his determination and attitude to always achieve. My thoughts go to his family at such a difficult time. Terry recently became a father and I knew he loved this as he used to talk to me about his baby each shift I shared with him. Terry will always be remembered and he was a pleasure to work with.
Terry Neild
Posted by: Peter Johnson | 12 November 2018, 09:02AM
Such sad news, having worked with Terry since he started at Biddulph he will be deeply missed. Terry and Carl were like there own team together and always a big help tackling ASB in the town. I always appreciated that Terry would take the time to talk to me about cycling and I would often talk about his hobby of running. Terry was always smiling at work and made the office a better place, my last memory will be the shift where we introduced ‘Sgt Mo’ to Terry and the laugh we all had. My thoughts are with the family and I’m glad to say I had the pleasure of working with him for his time at Biddulph. He will be remembered and greatly missed.
Posted by: Jon Staples | 10 November 2018, 12:26PM
such a sad lose ,you will always be part of the family ,thoughts are with your family. Keep smiling
R.I.P Terry
Posted by: Loz Amison | 10 November 2018, 05:46AM
Such sad news. The Moorlands, and especially Biddulph, will certainly miss that smiley face. R.I.P Terry mate x
Posted by: Tim Malkin | 09 November 2018, 15:38PM
It was always a pleasure walking in to Biddulph post at the weekend and working alongside Terry. We didn't stop laughing throughout the whole shift. I'll never forget the famous "Terry brews". Terry was a genuinely lovely and happy person, he will be deeply missed by all. My condolences to all of his family.
Rest in peace
Posted by: Naomi Redman | 08 November 2018, 22:26PM
Rest in peace Terry. It was a pleasure to have known and worked with you. Such a sad loss.
Posted by: Burt | 08 November 2018, 15:27PM
always smiling - you showed top commitment with your partner big C- gutted!!!
RIP Terry
Posted by: Steve Meacock | 06 November 2018, 19:21PM
Such a sad loss! A great bloke who was always happy and willing to help anyone in any way he could! You served the people of Biddulph well!
Posted by: Andrew Tunney | 05 November 2018, 14:36PM
Such a tragic loss of someone so young and caring. My thoughts and prayers are with Terry's Friends, Colleuges and especially his family at this sad time.God bless you Terry.S/Sgt TunneySouth Staffs.
Posted by: S.Sgt Andy Burkitt | 03 November 2018, 19:11PM
An absolute pleasure to of known and worked with. Terry you will always be remembered and missed .RIP mate
Rest in Peace mate
Posted by: Jim Baker | 03 November 2018, 17:26PM
So sorry to hear of the tragic loss of one of our own. Such a pleasure to have known and worked along side such a top bloke! The thin blue line just got thinner, rest in peace brother xx
Posted by: mariame | 03 November 2018, 14:51PM
Such an indescribable loss to the Staffordshire specials family. My fondest memory of Terry was his ability to make fun of others and make us all laugh on carrier events.My thoughts are prayers are with his family x
Posted by: Eden | 03 November 2018, 12:32PM
The picture above speaks a thousand words! He always had the biggest smile on his face. The Moorlands have lost such a big personality and such a lovely person. My thoughts are with his family and friends. You’ll be truly missed mate! X
Posted by: Iain Slinn | 03 November 2018, 12:14PM
Terry was truly a pleasure to work with on the Moorlands, never having anything but a smile on his face. During our Specials training, he was the one making jokes and keeping every one entertained! It is a tragic loss for everyone that knew him and my heart goes out to his family at this awful time.Rest in peace Terry, you will be missed.
Rest in peace
Posted by: Alex Gould | 03 November 2018, 11:33AM
Terry really was one of the good guys in life. Always had a smile on his face and was dedicated to helping people. He will be missed and it was a pleasure working with him.
Rest in Peace
Posted by: Tom Boon | 03 November 2018, 11:21AM
Such a great lad, had many a good laugh working with Terry, he will be sadly missed by us all but never forgotten, it was a pleasure to work with him and call him a friend. Rest in peace Terry.
Posted by: Steve Marsh | 03 November 2018, 01:22AM
A lovely lad, genuine and down to earth. Committed to his role having had the pleasure working with him at the Moorlands. Thoughts are with your family,friends and colleagues. RIP Terry
Posted by: Vic | 01 November 2018, 22:29PM
A great laugh and a lovely chap, a pleasure to have met and partied with. A great loss to the bike scene and such a sad way to end a young life.
Posted by: Neal livett | 01 November 2018, 21:27PM
RIP our kid ,Condolences to the family
Our Condolence
Posted by: Anne & Gary Fereday | 01 November 2018, 17:55PM
Gone too soon x R I P xx
Posted by: Rich Leake | 01 November 2018, 15:37PM
Such a sad loss, what a great chap,Thoughts with the family and loved ones....Biddulph will miss you ....
Rest in Peace
Posted by: Peter Slinn | 01 November 2018, 14:02PM
Terry was a wonderful guy and an absolute pleasure to work with at Biddulph. I am saddened to hear of his passing at such a young age. My sincere deep condolence to all of the family. RIP Terry xx
Rest In Peace
Posted by: Francesca James | 01 November 2018, 13:13PM
Such a lovely person and a pleasure to have worked alongside. A great loss to Biddulph. Thoughts will all family and friends. xx
Sincere Condolences
Posted by: Debbie | 01 November 2018, 10:34AM
So sorry to hear of the tragic loss of someone so young, I lost my husband in a traffic accident 7 years ago in January, so I understand to some extent your complete and utter shock and grief. Please accept my heartfelt condolence on the loss of such a genuinely nice man. x
Rest in Peace
Posted by: Pete Abbotts | 01 November 2018, 10:28AM
Thoughts are with the family, rest in peace terry. Many good times policing Biddulph, always remembered and never forgotten.
Posted by: Lou Lou | 01 November 2018, 10:19AM
I'll never forget all the great times we all had on the rally's especially the Knights of Nee 😂 and us nuns. You'll be sadly missed Our Kidd, such a fantastic happy bloke, a pleasure to have known you. Massive hugs to Emma & your little one and your family xxxx
Posted by: Kim Phelan | 01 November 2018, 10:18AM
I have not seen terry for a while but have so many memories of him. He was always game for anything and made every laugh.. he was instantly liked by everyone who met him... I will miss him dearly.
Our kid
Posted by: Reina Gilbert | 01 November 2018, 10:17AM
We first met Terry and Emma in June 2009 at the BOF rally. We liked them instantly and gave him the nickname of "our kid" being as he was younger than everyone else. After that we were never really apart for long we met up every weekend and stayed at each others house our kid was just so much fun to be around he loved to laugh. He was a very kind and loving person who would help anyone out. I never heard him lose his temper or feel sorry for himself he was always positive regardless. I loved his laugh and the cheeky chappy that he was, always fun and never dull. Our kid I love you and I miss you xxx
RIP dude
Posted by: Steve Sherratt | 01 November 2018, 10:16AM
Only the good die young. A top man and great colleague. RIP My friend
Rip dude
Posted by: Jude | 01 November 2018, 10:15AM
Great memories of being with the wheelbikers. Our kid' Terry was always at the centre of the laughs joining in on the fun. Such a tragic end to a young life. RIP pal and hugs to Emma and family. Xxxxxxx
Posted by: Walter & Sharon | 01 November 2018, 08:47AM
We cannot believe what has happened, a real genuine top bloke, colleague and friend. You will be sorely missed. Thoughts are with your family over this difficult time. Walt & Sharon
Posted by: Adam Tonks | 01 November 2018, 07:31AM
Terry was dedicated to serving the people of Staffordshire & repeatedly gave his time and efforts to help everyone - a great guy! My sincere condolences to all his family.
Posted by: Pc 25890 Naheem | 01 November 2018, 07:00AM
Terry, there are not many people who can light up a room like you did! When i first moved over you made me feel welcome and always made them dull days much brighter with your laughter. You've left a lasting legacy, top man! x
Terry Neild
Posted by: L Murphy | 31 October 2018, 22:25PM
On behalf of the Great Wyrley & Cheslyn Hay Community Group I would like to share my deepest condolences to the friends, family and colleagues of Terry at this difficult time.
Terry Neild
Posted by: Graham Smout | 31 October 2018, 20:14PM
Terry we will all miss you emensely. Thank you for all your commitment to Staffs Specials over the last 5 years. Our codolenses to all your family and we will take care of them. Rest in Peace Special Constable. You are a credit to our ForceGraham SmoutDeputy Chief OfficerSpecial Constabulary
Will be missed
Posted by: Mike | 31 October 2018, 17:21PM
My first memory of Terry was day one Specials training. Our tutor asked us all to introduce ourselves, to which Terry said "Hi, I'm Terry, and I'm an alcoholic." Everyone in the room laughed... Except our tutor. Within 5 minutes, Terry had won us a telling off. Terry remained very humorous throughout training, and was very popular. It saddens me to hear of his death. You will be missed friend.
Posted by: Karen Linton | 31 October 2018, 14:49PM
Terry you were a top bloke , and will be sincerely missed. Pleasure knowing and working with you.xx