Police officer and woman killed in Sheffield crash named
A police officer and 61-year-old woman who died in a crash on Christmas Day have been named.
PC Dave Fields was responding to an incident when the marked BMW 3 Series he was driving was in collision with a Citroen C3 on the A57 in Sheffield.
The woman, who was a passenger in the Citroen, has been named as Lorraine Stephenson.
In a tribute issued by South Yorkshire Police, PC Field’s family said they were “heartbroken” and “devastated”.
“Dave was a loving husband and dad of two, who was a dedicated officer committed to his job,” his family said.
“We are heartbroken by our loss and ask that our privacy please be respected at this devastating time.”
Specialist officers are supporting both families.
A 63-year-old man who was driving the Citroen was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition.
Assistant Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police, David Hartley, said PC Fields had been with the force 12 years and was “a passionate, professional and universally-liked officer”.
“His colleagues, and everyone across the force, are devastated by what has happened,” he said.
South Yorkshire Police tweeted: “We would like to thank you for your messages of condolences since the terrible tragedy on Christmas Day.
“Our thoughts and support are with all families involved.”