Police officer, 34, dies suddenly after 'medical emergency'

Police officer, 34, dies suddenly after ‘medical emergency’ while off work with a fractured ankle as tributes are paid to mother-of-two

  • PC Mandy Berrystone, 34, died on Wednesday following a ‘medical emergency’
  • The mother of two young children, aged six and nine, was based at Poole station 
  • Colleagues paid heartfelt tributes to the officer who was ‘loved by so many’

A police officer and mother-of-two has died suddenly following a ‘medical emergency’ when an ambulance was called to her home. 

Police Constable Mandy Berrystone, 34, had been off duty since August 27 after sustaining a fracture to her ankle. 

She died in hospital shortly after emergency services were called to her home in Poole, Dorset, on Wednesday evening following reports of a ‘medical emergency’. 

Dorset Police said there was ‘no indication’ her death is related to coronavirus ‘at this time’.   

The officer, who was known out of work under her married name of Mandy Fairweather, leaves behind her husband Andrew and two young children – James, six, and nine-year-old Faith.

Police Constable Mandy Berrystone, 34, died shortly after emergency services were called to her home in Poole, Dorset, and her death has not been attributed to coronavirus at this time

Colleagues paid heartfelt tributes to the police officer who served for almost 14 years in the force and was ‘loved by so many’.  

Dorset Police Chief Constable James Vaughan said: ‘It is with the greatest of sadness and the heaviest of hearts that I have to inform you of the death of Mandy.

‘We are all devastated to have lost a member of our police family. 

‘Our thoughts remain with her family, friends and very many colleagues at this extremely difficult time.’

PC Berrystone joined the force in 2006 and was based at Poole police station.

Sergeant Suzie Corsie-Mackay, who was one of PC Berrystone’s close friends, said: ‘Mandy was part of the furniture at Poole having served there since joining the police.

Colleagues paid heartfelt tributes to the police officer who served for almost 14 years in the force and was ‘loved by so many’

‘She welcomed everyone with open arms and completed all of her work with diligence, charm and a great sense of humour.

‘An all-round top girl who wore her heart on her sleeve and mischievous grin on her face. 

‘Nothing was too much trouble for her and she looked after us all.

‘She was a fiercely loyal woman who loved her husband and children more than anything in the world.

‘Loved by so many, her northern tenacity and raucous laugh will never ever be forgotten.’

Inspector Jess Pearcey added: ‘Mandy was a joy to have in the station, she was full of laughter and had an amazing upbeat attitude.

‘She was incredibly welcoming to me when I joined the section and I will always remember her enthusiasm for the job, her team and the section. She will be greatly missed.’

Dorset Police said her death was not being treated as suspicious and the Dorset Coroner has been informed.

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