Thousands raised for popular police officer killed ‘doing the job he loved’ in Sheffield

Thousands of pounds have been raised in memory of an on-duty police officer killed in a collision in Sheffield.

Tuesday, 28th April 2020, 5:55 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th April 2020, 2:40 pm
PC Matt Lannie died in a collision in Sheffield last week

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.

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But he started his career in the army and among his roles he served with the Royal Military Police.

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In just one week, over £4,000 has been raised in PC Lannie's memory, with the money to be donated to Help for Heroes, which supports the wounded, sick and injured in the military.

Paying tribute to PC Lannie, Craig Sharrott, who set up an online fundraising page on the Just Giving website on behalf of friends and colleagues, said: “Matt Lannie sadly passed away whilst doing a job he loved.

“Matt has served his queen and country for so many years. Serving firstly in the military and then in the police.

“Matt was one of the warmest, nicest, funniest, cheeky chaps you could ever wish to meet. No matter what room he entered he would bring laughter, sunshine and smiles, and he would do anything for absolutely anyone. He was one that you could rely on in any situation.

“We are wanting to raise as much money as we can for the charity Matt held close to his heart, this charity being Help for Heroes.

“Matt never ever forgot or even lost his love for the military and all who served or are still serving.

“Any money raised for the charity would help serving or ex service personnel, in many many ways. Either helping them adjust after leaving the military, helping those that have fallen on hard times or even funding for a place where people could just meet for a chat. This would have meant the world to Matt, knowing any money raised would be helping others.

“Please let’s give as much as we can, to show Matt how much he is loved.”

Click HERE to donate.