Book of Condolences for Bob Jones

This page has been set up in memory of West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones, who sadly died today (Tuesday 1 July). 

Bob's wife, Sarah, and family, have contacted the office to say how much they appreciate all the kind words and tributes to Bob that have been posted here, and how this has brought them some comfort at this most difficult time. 

There will be a celebration of Bob's life at 1pm on 23 July 2014, at Wolverhampton Civic Hall.  All are welcome.  Details, including how to register, are here.

Flowers: Bob's family have asked that, instead or flowers or other gifts, donations are made to two local charities which Bob supported.  Details of the charities, and how to give, are here.  

Bob, aged 59, was elected to the post of PCC on 15 November 2012, after a long and distinguished career in public service.

Paying tribute to Bob, Chief Constable Chris Sims said: "Bob was a brilliant Police and Crime Commissioner who brought great knowledge and empathy to the role.

"It was a pleasure to work with Bob over so many years. His public life was dedicated to always trying to get the best out of the police service which he did with vigour."

Bob was born and bred in Wolverhampton and he has never lived more than a mile from where he was born, except when studying for his degree in Nottingham.

In 2010 Bob was awarded the CBE for "services to policing" and was the Campaigning Strategy Director for the Campaign for Real Ale. 

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