Barnsley special police officer retires

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A deputy chief officer for the Special Constabulary has hung up his uniform after more than 19 years.

Andrew Taylor is originally from Sheffield, but has lived in Dodworth, Barnsley, for 22 years.

The 47-year-old joined the volunteer section of South Yorkshire Police in 1994.

He served at Penistone and Wombwell police stations, and at the police headquarters at Churchfields in Barnsley, being promoted to special sergeant and moving to Royston and Cudworth stations.

Andrew was promoted to district officer and finally deputy chief officer two years ago.

His duties have included community policing and more than 50 matches at the Hillsborough, Bramall Lane, Don Valley, New York, Oakwell and Keepmoat stadia.