Officers from Thames Valley Police will be taking part in a marathon in honour of their former colleague, who died after finishing night duty.

PC Daniel Clayton-Drabble, 24, passed away on Boxing Day morning in 2018 when returning home following the end of his shift.

However, he was involved in a single vehicle crash and suffered fatal injuries between the A5 and Whittlebury near Towcester in Northamptonshire,

Following his tragic and unexpected death, colleagues, friends, and family members of Daniel have since signed up to participate in this year’s Milton Keynes Marathon in his memory, with the run taking place this weekend.

The marathon will take place this weekend

Police officers from the Thames Valley will be taking on a marathon challenge this weekend, to honour the memory of...

Posted by Thames Valley Police Federation on Tuesday, 22 June 2021

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All the money raised will be donated to the Care of Police Survivors charity.

Running 10km each of the 42km (26.2 mile) race are friend David Icke, Daniel's mother Sue Clayton-Drabble, his brother-in-law, James Reece, and another colleague, Paul Mabbutt.

David said: “Dan was one of the good guys and a key member of my band of brothers.

“He was someone that I loved, admired, respected and trusted.

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“He was Mr Dependable and he helped lift your spirits with the right words and his rosy-red cheeks and smile.

“We will be raising money for the Care of Police Survivors, a charity which offers tremendous support to police families that have lost a family member.”

Daniel’s mum, Sue, added: “We tragically lost our Dan on Boxing Day 2018.

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“Inevitably, the past two years have been unimaginably painful but the continued support and love shown by the police family has helped us through the dark times.

"For us and many others who find themselves in similar circumstances, COPS (Care of Police Survivors) offer invaluable support opportunities and access to counselling services to help surviving family members rebuild their shattered lives.”

The original target was to raise £1,500 for the charity and so far, £1,775 has been donated.

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