Last month marked five years since the tragic death of a police officer from Tring, which sent shockwaves through the community.
On January 15, 2019, PC Kevin Flint, who worked in Chesham, was riding his motorcycle back to his Tring home when he was struck on the upper chest by a pheasant that flew across the road.
PC Flint lost control of his motorcycle and collided with a recovery vehicle parked in a lay-by on the A41. He was 52 years old.
Thames Valley Police remembered Kevin on January 15 of this year with a post on social media. Comments honouring Kevin’s memory poured in, with residents remembering him as a “true gentleman”.
One person commented: “Officer Flint was a fine officer and kind-hearted and loving guy. Rest in peace, my dear brother and friend.”
Another said: “A decent, kind man. A sad loss to the force.”
More than 350 people attended PC Flint’s funeral in February 2019, where his colleagues formed a guard of honour.
Photo credit: Thames Valley PolFed