Inspector Gareth Earp: funeral today

Officers will come together today to pay respects to Inspector Gareth Earp who died last month. His funeral will be held at St Clement’s Church, Rhayader at 2pm.

Gareth (43), who served as an inspector in Ceredigion before moving to the Specialist Operations Department in Dyfed Powys HQ, died in a road traffic collision on Thursday 29 June on the A470 near Rhayader while travelling home from work.

Gareth Jones, chair of Dyfed Powys Police Federation, said: “Today we gather to say our final farewells to Gareth. We will come together with his family and friends as we pay our respects while remembering and recognising Gareth’s service to the Force and the community.

“Our thoughts continue to be with his family, especially his wife Tamsin and their three children, Ethan, Theo and Joel.”

A book of remembrance for Gareth has been opened by Mayor Rhys Thomas. It will be located at St Clement’s and available to sign daily from 10am until 8pm.