Hertfordshire Police pays tribute to retired officer from Tring who was killed in incident on Grand Union Canal

A man has been charged in connection with his death

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 9:35 am
Updated Thursday, 6th May 2021, 9:38 am

Hertfordshire Police has paid tribute to a retired police officer who died after an incident on the Grand Union Canal in Aylesbury on Monday, April 26.

Following a formal identification procedure, the victim was identified as Clive Porter, 63, from Tring, a former police officer for Hertfordshire Constabulary.

Chief Constable Charlie Hall said: “We were incredibly saddened to hear of the tragic passing of retired police officer Clive Porter, and our thoughts are with his family at this devastating time as they try to process an unimaginable loss.

Clive Porter

“Clive was tragically killed during an incident on the Grand Union Canal near Broughton, on the outskirts of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire on Monday 26 April.

“Clive served as a Police Constable in Hertfordshire Constabulary for nearly 30 years, between 1979 and 2008. He was a hugely respected and well-liked member of the team, and was known for his calm nature and devotion to his family.

“The majority of his service was spent in the borough of Dacorum, on the community team – now known as the Safer Neighbourhood Team – with periods also spent on the intervention team and the crime desk respectively.

“In the final years of his career he was stationed in Tring on the Herts/Bucks border, where he was a familiar face around the town. It is abundantly clear that Clive led a life devoted to helping others and was – and still is – held in high regard by the communities he served.

“On Monday, thanks to the hard work of our colleagues in Thames Valley Police, a man was charged with Clive’s murder.

"We shall continue to support the investigation team in any way we can as the case progresses through the judicial system.

“Finally, we would like to publicly recognise Clive for his unwavering dedication to policing. He displayed all the qualities of a truly good police officer and he will be remembered as an inspiration to us all. Thank you, Clive.”

Daniel Wisniewski, 34, of no fixed abode, was charged with murder on May 2, in connection with the death of Clive Porter.

Wisniewski appeared in Reading Crown Court yesterday (May 5) and his next court appearance is July 2, 2021. The case is listed for trial on January 10, 2022.

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