Over £5,000 raised in memory of Sheffield police officer killed in on-duty crash
Over £5,000 has been raised in memory of a Sheffield police officer killed in a collision while on-duty.
Over 200 people have donated via an online fundraising page and as of tonight over £5,000 has been raised.
PC Matt Lannie, aged 40, died when the police motorbike he was riding was involved in a collision with a Toyota Avensis on Nether Lane, Ecclesfield, on Tuesday, April 21.
Before joining South Yorkshire’s roads policing team, PC Lannie was a response officer in Sheffield.
He started his career in the army and among his roles he served with the Royal Military Police.
Money raised in his memory is to be donated to Help for Heroes, which supports the wounded, sick and injured in the military.
South Yorkshire’s Police Federation said: “A Just Giving page has been set up by some of PC Matt Lannie’s colleagues from South Yorkshire Police.
“Please have a look and consider making a donation.
“All proceeds go to Help for Heroes, a charity that clearly meant a lot to Matt, who as well as being a fine police officer, also proudly served his country in the military.”
An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision is under way.
PC Lannie was responding to reports of a silver BMW failing to stop for officers at the time of the crash.
He was pronounced dead a short time later.
Any witnesses to the collision should call 101 and quote incident number 374 of April 21.
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