PC 2421 Darren Martin

It is with great sadness that we announce that PC 2421 MARTIN passed away on the 5th August 2015

Please feel free to leave messages and memories on this page so that everyone can see how loved he was as an officer and friend.

 

If you wish to make any donation to the family in this terrible time then please forward all donations to Helen Collier at the Federation office and she will ensure that the money is passed to them to assist with expenses


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I didn't know Darren really well, only met him when I was on duty as a SC some years ago he was a always gentleman with a polite & friendly manner. My condolences to his family, friends & colleagues. I have read the tributes & this adds to my felling that this is a such a sad loss to so many people who were fortunate to know Darren more that I did. RIP Darren.
- Steve Gosling ex SC6699

All the best to his family and freinds R.I.P. mate
- Chloe

Really sorry for such a tragic loss, I grew up with Darren in and around East Stockwith, he was a lovely cheerful kind lad, thoughts and love to his family. His send off today was a fitting tribute, you did him proud xxx
- Melany Leek

Darren was My wife's sisters son we knew him well a fine human being we shall miss him we hope he goes to a happier place.
- Derek & Brenda Sutton

It was with great sadness and a heavy heart I learnt of the passing of Daz Martin . I worked with Daz for a long time on his shift as his dog man and saw first hand his enthusiasm and hunger for fighting crime. I echo the comments below and would describe him as a thorn in the side of the criminals . We stood shoulder to shoulder in many a fight and became friends as well as colleagues. My heartfelt condolences go to both the family and friends of this young warrior. ......Daz ...I have sent my best Police Dog up before you , find him and he will keep you safe . See you again my friend. Chris the Dog Man and his boys Jet and Phantom xx
- Chris Grady

What I am feeling right now is so hard to put into words. My condolences to Kirsty, Adam and your Mum and Dad, my thoughts and love to you all. I am so grateful to have known you and will think about you everyday.   You are a great mate and a superb cop. I miss your banter, your practical jokes and even the ones that annoyed me because every time you’d be looking at me with amusement with that cheeky grin and I had to forgive you. What I would give for one more annoying practical joke! You were such a gifted people person that everyone from any background loved you. I know how much you meant to everyone and what a gap you have left. Its a pleasure to have known you and its a pleasure to have shared so much with you  (even a hot tub ! ).  I get a feeling that you might be getting up to some more mischief and it won’t be the same with Darren Martin up there. YNWA   Grez
- Graham McInnis

We have held off writing any message having wanted time to compose and come to terms with such a devastating loss. Still as shocked and stunned today as the day we heard the news. Daz you always had a smile and it was a pleasure working with you. We have never met anyone so dedicated to his job. Always going above and beyond. We will always remember you. You are missed so much. Our thought are with Kirsty and your family xx
- Claire and Twinners

Such a tragic loss, I've known Darren since 1986 when we moved to East Stockwith. He was a big part of my childhood along with many others in the village. It came as a total shock when I found out he had passed away. My thoughts go out to his Mum and Dad, his son and his fiance and anyone else who's life he touched xx
- Tanya Ingram

Rest in peace Darren...what sad news..I will miss having a natter with you in the gym (in your rest break)..so dedicated, much like your work ethics.. You will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with your family, friends, and colleagues.. See you in the gym up there buddy.
- Jane proud

Remembering that week we had at the riots in London! Great fun to be around and an all round nice guy, you will be missed by many. Having spoke to you just last week can't believe you've left us. Goodbye Daz
- Pete Musgrave

Knew you from gym didnt know you that well but just wanted to say. Rest in peace mate.
- simon

Still shocked. Only a year younger than me. Live next door and only just seen Darren cut his front lawn the day he died. Life is too short. Kept myself to myself. My Father spoke more to him. But sincere thoughts and condolences to his partner, family and work colleagues during this difficult period. RIP Darren.
- Andrew

Sleep easy Daz. Known you since primary school. Love and thoughts to all your friends and family. X
- Tom t

Darren....my mum and dad are lifelong friends of your mum and dad. You were obviously a great guy and a great copper. My thoughts are with all your family and friends. X
- Jim Lavery

So devastated to read this tragic news today. You were a lovely guy and a pleasure to work with. Sending all my thoughts to your family. You will be so sadly missed at work Daz.
- Karen Hartman

A true gent . RIP Daz . X
- Kevin Burton

I am so sorry to hear such sad sad tragic news. My love goes to his Mum and Dad who must be absolutely devastated, his Fiancé Kirsty and to all his family and friends. Taken too soon. You Will Never Walk Alone Daz. RIP Xxx
- Rosebud

I can't believe I'm writing this it seems so surreal. Devastated doesn't come close. I'm glad I have the memories of those last few years working with you. Your were humberside police's very own 'Stevie G'. (Don't worry mate I will look after Frod Road for you.) 'Daaazzzz' x
- Mager

Words cannot describe what a sad loss this is to all. Daz it has been an absolute pleasure to have worked alongside you and a privelidge to call you a friend. You are definitely one of the most genuine all round nice guys we have met. You will be greatly missed mate. The big man upstairs doesn't know how lucky he is to have you. Our tragic loss is most definitely his gain. Our thoughts are with Kirsty and your family. Take care buddy and rest in peace. YNWA x
- Nick & Kate

Such sad news. Rest well Daz. Thoughts with your family and our colleagues.
- Sarah & Dom Madeley

I didn't really know you that well Daz but reading these messages you have obviously impacted on many people's lives. My sincere condolences to your friends, colleagues and loved ones. I hope you have gone to a much better place. Rest in peace matey xx
- Amanda Barnett

A final status 11 rest in peace.
- Bryan Townsend

Rest in Peace brother.
- Rob James

Such sad news. Gone far to soon. My thoughts are with your lived ones, friends and colleagues. Rest in peace Darren Xx
- Lara

So sad, top bloke, so keen and positive, and only now can we appreciate how popular and how much missed. Made me take stock today! Life can be so cruel and just wrong. Rest in peace mate.
- Glen Webb

I would just like to pass on my heart felt sadness at daz's passing. Im shocked that someone i played football with from the age of 8 all the way through school and into mens football has passed away. A lovely lad and someone who always said hello. Even though i wouldn't say we were great mates i would say i was proud to have known him and my heart goes out to his family and close friends. so sad, sleep tight daz kev
- Kev

This is one of the hardest things I have ever had to write! I spent the first 6 years of my policing career on shift with you and we became very good friends. Whenever we were paired up which was most of the time we had a great time and it soon became a standing joke with the custody staff that if we were together they were in for a busy shift!! We were the dream team. When we went out a few months ago I told everyone after 1 or 2 drinks that if I had to choose 1 officer to work with it would be you and I am so pleased I told you that because it was 100% true!!! I admired your enthusiasm and your commitment you always had a cheeky smile and a positive attitude. Since leaving shift we have still spoken most days and I always knew I could call you up and you would be there to help me out!! I can't tell you how much I will miss you and how devastated I am!! Lots of love to Kirsty, Adam and your mum and dad, RIP Darren all my love Pony xxx
- Leanne Love

Rest In Peace . I pray that your family and friends find strength
- balram singh

RIP mate YNWA x
- Paul Hewson

So sorry to hear this news today. I have known Daz since primary school and more recently facing each other over the bar at The Ferry House. My thoughts go out to Darren's family, fiance and many friends for their unimaginable pain.
- Caroline Emery (Loates)

Dint know Darren well but he delt with me an my friend when my friend was robbed an we dint have a clue. Took it all In his stride an even our humour. Kirsty is a friend of my friend and my condolences to kirsty and Darren's family
- michelle Evison

Such a shock.rest in peace Dazs. Thoughts are with your family and friends
- Sue cracknell ex PC1280

Dazzler! I am so, so sad to hear this tragic news, I really enjoyed those 15 months or so working with you on Scunthorpe Proactive Team. Always first out of the office, relentless in the pursuit of those who brought misery to the streets - a top 'thief taker' and a good friend. Dazzler you were a real credit to the cops and a real pleasure to work with. R.I.P mate, Spenno.
- Spenno

Such sad sad news, condolences to all the family and friends, a absolute great guy, get strength and comfort from all these wonderful tributes - be proud
- Nige willerton

Gutted to hear the news this morning. Top Bloke and a great sense of humour. Use to enjoy you popping into the office every now and then for a chin wag about the mighty reds. Rest in Peace mate
- Alan Curtis

Daza words fail me. It's been a genuine privliage getting to know you and an honour serving on the same shift with you for the past four months. A great Bobby and a great man. Rip mate
- Jonny Griffiths

The world seems very unfair today and makes no sense at all. The strong, fit and fair should thrive and prosper. I can only think that God needed someone to keep things right up there and called on you. You will be missed as an Officer and a Friend but mostly as someone who cared and worked so hard to help keep things right. Take care up there mate.
- Dave Butt

Have known Darren since he was a little boy playing with our son Terry. So sad to hear this news and our hearts go out to his Mum, Dad and fiance and other members of his family.
- Ann &Terry Baxter

Stand Down officer your duty is done. RIP policefamily . Sad loss.
- Ian Spain

Darren I had the pleasure of having worked with you and you impressed me so much with your enthusiasm and eagerness to get stuck in. Scunthorpe has lost one of its best. The fact that you spent most of the down periods of the shift talking about your family showed that they were the most important thing in your life. You will be sorely missed by many people and my thoughts are now with those that were closest to you.
- Bryan moore

It was a pleasure working with Daz, shifts were always eventful, he was like a dog with a bone. I have great memories of working with him on IRT2, my heart goes out to his family. RIP Daz
- Stacey 2030

So very sad, my thoughts are with his family. Rest in Peace Darren.
- Sarah Taylor

RIP....thinking of you and your family at this sad time x
- Helen Dunks 2397

Daz it's been my honour and privilege to have worked with you since April. You were a dedicated and hard working officer, always keen and eager to get out there to do a great job. You will be so greatly missed within our work family and we will go out there each and every day determined to carry on with the high standards you set. My thoughts are with your family at this most difficult time. Rest in peace Daz.
- Rob Grunner

RIP Darren.. Such an amazing man with a lot of heart and a fantastic sense of humour.Will miss u mate.. Try not to worry we will take care of Kirsty and family for you xxx
- Doyley

Sincere Condolences to ‘Family, Friends and Colleagues’ of PC Darren Martin. The day we loose one of our own is a sad and dark day. Our big family mourns together at a tragic loss and its a feeling that is only understood when you are embraced into the family...Your time has come to walk a beat on Heaven's streets...Sleep well Daz
- Darren Kirkwood

Very sad news. RIP Darren x condolences to the family xx
- Rachel Tutty

Thinking about Kirsty and your family at this sad time.... RIP x
- Beth

Sad loss of a good man. Have fond memories as a young PC working with him in Scunthorpe.
- Phil Davies

Didn't know Darren very well but, he always had a smile on his face. Clearly loved his job. Condolences to his family and friends.
- Nicola Graham

I grew up with Daz in East Stockwith too. I remember him at 6 years old coming to play with my younger brother, cheeky chappy who was obsessed with football. He has always been a gentleman, still stopping to chat whenever he saw me even though I was just his mate’s older sister. He was particularly kind when my husband died 8 years ago and I am so shocked to hear this news today. Sending love and prayers to his fiancé and his mum and dad. I will always remember this lovely guy.
- Hayley Baxter

What a great bloke. What a superb Police Officer. What a cruel and sad loss of a truly decent, honest and hardworking lad. Daz was so well liked, thought of and respected. A quality person and a great professional. It was a pleasure to work with him in Scunthorpe PAT. Daz ripped up trees and put a shift in every time he was on duty. Daz, whilst individually talented and driven would walk in to any team. I hope his family can take some strength in seeing how much Daz meant to so many people. I know how much being a Police Officer meant to Daz. The public have lost a great and dedicated servant.
- Graham Nicholson

Gone too soon at such a young age. Always heard and saw you when I was on shift change over but never got to partner with you. Laughter was always there with you, you taking Micky outta someone. You'l be sadly missed by all and the force.
- Jan Simm

RIP and my condolences to your family.
- Nathan PG

Such sad news. My condolences to all Daz's family, friends and colleagues. Daz it was a pleasure to have known you and work with you. May you rest in peace.
- Ian Hayes

It was a privilege to have tutored you and be alongside you for your first arrest and watch you flourish in to the truly dedicated Officer you became. It was also an honour to have been double crewed with you on what was to be your final two shifts, if only we had known. My thoughts are with your family and Kirsty. Rest in peace Daz, you will never be forgotten.
- Sarah Kelleher-Young

Such a shock to lose you at such a young age. You were top guy, always smiling and did your job with pride. You will be always be remembered as my sun tan guy. Hope you get to top your tan up from up there. Rest peacefully Daz. You will be missed by all. Love and condolences to Kirsty, your son and family x
- DC Akande

Rip Daz, good copper and good bloke. One of the most hard working coppers I know. Big loss. Thoughts are with your family mate
- Jacko 2361

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. RIP Darren such a gentleman. My thoughts are with the family at this time xx
- Sally cooper

Far too young to be taken. Pleasure knowing you. RIP Daz.
- Shaun Richards

RIP Daz, taken far too soon. Thoughts are with your family xx
- Kirsty

Gonna miss the jokes about fake tan and your awesome impressions of a select few! The crims can rest easy in their dens for a while as one of the best, most proactive coppers has gone. I'm pleased to say I knew you and I'm going to have a good drink tonight in your honour. When you didn't make me smile you made me grimace with your infamous trademark and even then we'd all be laughing Daz. Take it steady up there xx
- Kayli and Si Moody

RIP Daz, you were a top officer and a credit to your family. My thoughts are with you.
- John Cram

Can't believe you have gone Daz I am absolutely numb only talking to you last week, I can genuinely say you was a top lad and will be very sadly missed RIP Daz my friend x
- Jason talbot

Grew up with daz, was a great bloke and Christmas will never be the same without seeing him down at the ferry house for our annual catch up! Love to Eleanor, baz and Kirsty xxxxxx
- Claire

So sad. Daz was a top bloke and a genuinely lovely person. You will be missed by many and remembered for all the right reasons. I feel so incredibly sorry for your close friends, fiancé and family. Rest in peace brother, take care.
- Chris

Amazing person, amazing police officer, always looked after me and could do enough for myself or anyone, told me to never give up on policing, so I'm doing it for Daz! RIP mate x
- Holly Clayton

Most pro-active bobby i've ever worked with, knew his patch inside out. Will be sorely missed, RIP mate x
- Harry Taylor

Humberside Police have lost a true top cop who would always go the extra mile. Kirsty and Daz's family have lost much much more and my thoughts prayers and strength are with them at this absolutely tragic time. We have sadly and far too early lost not only a colleague but a cheerful, genuine and fun loving friend. Stand down Daz and RIP you will always be remembered and missed by many. xT
- Teresa Fisher-Haggar

RIP
- Manny Gul

May you rest in peace and rise in glory. Thoughts and prayers are with family, friends and colleagues. From a fallen officers wife in Merseyside Police.
- Sarah Doyle

I grew up with Darren in East Stockwith such a great loss my condolences to his fiancee and family x RIP Daz
- Charlie

A top bloke and a top copper. Always the joker from the day we joined. R.I.P mate
- Rich Starkie

Rest in peace brother, I never met you but I share the pain of your colleagues.
- Dave C

RIP.
- Jason Dearsley

Daz, You are a top bloke and you will be sorely missed at work. You were a top cop wanting to go out and get the bad guys. I will miss you and our chats about how poor Liverpool are doing but always remaining optimistic that we would turn it round. Rest in peace mate.
- David Williams

Really sad news, RIP Darren and condolences to your family.
- Mick Jamieson

RIP Daz, such a lovely, friendly funny guy! Such a waste for you to be taken so young with so much more to give! Lots of love to all your friends and family and colleagues at this sad time! The force has lost a great officer today and you will be remember by all xx
- Cloe Pegg

I didnt know you, I've never heard of you, didn't know until I heard the news your were a cop. Didn't know your mum, dad, brother or sister. I didnt know any of your friends and I have never even been to the area you lived. But what we share is the colour of our blood.......blue! RIP offs, enjoy your new beat amongst the clouds and watch over your family knowing they would have been proud of everything you accomplished boy in, and out of the job. RIP brother.
- Dan

So sad to hear this, I didn't know you well but you always had a smile for us and you were a genuinely lovely guy! RIP buddy xxx Thoughts with your family and friends x
- Claire

Words are usually easy for me but not now. We have lost the most pro active and upbeat copper I have ever met. It has been a genuine and sincere honour to have stood shoulder to shoulder with you. Rest easy and know you will definitely be sorely. Long my your pranks live on in our memories. Safe travels and rest easy. X
- Robert Crouch

Terrible news about a lovely man and a top bobby! RIP Darren and condolences to your family x
- Rachel

Rest in peace Darren, what an absolute tragic waste of a life of a really top bloke. My thoughts and prayers are with Kirsty and all of your family xx
- Gemma

The thin blue line has lost a brilliant police officer. Rest in peace mate.
- Clint

Didn't know you personally Darren but a sad day for the family as we lose another brother. Stand down brother your shift is done. My deepest condolences to the family.
- Craig Mulvana

Shocked and deeply saddened Daz. I hope all your friends, family and colleagues can take comfort in all the lovely messages about what a fantastic and decent human being you were. RIP Daz x
- Nickie latham

Didn't know you Darren but from a fellow cop, RIP. We'll take the watch from here. Condolences to your family and friends.
- Jon

Rest in Peace, Darren. Condolences to your family and close friends x
- Kallum

Daz, you were an amazing person, great cop and can't believe that you've gone. Condolences to your family and RIP mate.
- Jason Mullard

I didn't know you, but rest in peace, young Officer. My thoughts & prayers are with all family and friends. Life is so cruel.
- JDD

In total shock can't believe it rip mate gone far to sooon.
- hayden

So sad to hear the tragic news about Daz.... I've never laughed so much as I did on our three week driving course Daz.... RIP buddy
- Lee Dan

Taken to soon, you was always laughing and joking about RIP mate
- Chris Kirkby

The worst news, Rest peacefully and thank you for all you did for the people who's lives you touched. Jaybee
- John Blakey

Your tour of duty is done. RIP. From a brother blue.
- Steve Robinson

Didn't know you Darren but it is always sad when a fellow member of the Police Family passes away. My thoughts are with your family, friends and colleagues at this tragic time. Specials Sergeant 99249 Simon Collins - Hampshire Police
- S/Sgt 99249 Simon Collins

Daz, was shocked to hear the news, you were an uber nice guy and I had a great time working with you in Proactive. You will be missed.
- Paul Scaman

Daz, was shocked to hear the news, you were an uber nice guy and I had a great time working with you in Proactive. You will be missed.
- Paul Scaman

Very sad R.I.P Darren
- Myles

Very sad R.I.P Darren
- Myles

Down but never forgotten. My heart to your family and ours.Sleep tight brother.xx
- Joey

I met this amazing funny guy at the Canary Island a few years ago. At that time I wanted to join the police in the Netherlands. I had a chat about being a police offcier with this amazing guy. He helped making my decision and i'm thankfull for that. Reading this news breaks my heart. The water and distance between our countries don't mean anything. We are colleagues, we are brothers in blue. We have the same standards and values and because of that.. I feel like a lost a brother. My thoughts are with his family at home and at his family at the police department. “The police officer who puts their life on the line with no superpowers, no X-Ray vision, no super-strength, no ability to fly, and above all no invulnerability to bullets, reveals far greater virtue than Superman—who is only a mere superhero.” ―Eliezer Yudkowsky I salute you.
- Jaap Molenaar

so sad to hear about Darren ,our thoughts are with his family at this sad time x
- gillian bell

Without a doubt on the most professional cops I have ever worked with, tireless and polite a gent, nothing was ever too much trouble, a massive part of our team briefings and work wont ever be the same without you daz, so sorry to hear the news and only wish there was something I could have done to prevent this, sleep now now
- Mark

So friken tragic to be taken away and at such a young age. My thoughts are with your family Daz and special thoughts with Kirsty and her family. Just numb at the moment and still can't believe it, RIP to a great person and a great officer 😞😞😞😞😞
- DC Kev Palmer

Taken far too soon, rip Daz, thoughts with family and the ones who knew him best xxxx
- Paula Aslam

Taken far too soon, rip Daz, thoughts with family and the ones who knew him best xxxx
- Paula Aslam

Total shock and disbelief on hearing this very sad news. Forever getting each others mail in error and confusing the hell out of CPS lawyers when we both put statements in for the same jobs. You will be sadly missed on the Station mate, So very sorry, condolences to your family, your shift and all of your friends. RIP.
- D.L. Martin

RIP Daz, always a friendly chatty colleague. Taken far too soon, my thoughts are with your fiancée and your family xx
- Claire Hutchinson

Daz we joined different forces at the same time it was always good to see you in the gym or pub and catch up/moan about pensions! Gone to soon thoughts are with your family sleep well. You were a gent and a pleasure to know YNWA x
- James bennett

So so sad.. taken to soon such a nice guy he will be missed greatly our thoughts are with kirsty and all his family xxxxx
- kim taylor

Words can not describe how devastated everyone is that Daz has been taken far too soon. He is one of the funniest guys I've met always making people laugh with his jokes and pranks. One of the best officers I've had the pleasure to work with. Leaving a massive hole in many lives will be deeply missed by all. My thoughts with all his family Sleep tight Daz we love you xxx
- Laura Skipper

I didn't know you as well as some of my colleagues but I know you were a genuinely lovely chap who always had time to stop and talk. My thoughts are with your Fiancé and family. Taken far too soon. Very shocked. RIP now.
- Leanne

Absolutely awful news, such a great genuine guy that had such a passion for his job and always a smile on his face. Thoughts are with his family and friends. X
- Claire Ferguson

So sad. RIP Daz. My deepest condolences to your family.
- Steve

Fantastic bobby and top bloke. Such a shame. We've lost one of the best. RIP mate x
- Ash Haigh

I didn't know Darren but my son is a police officer so wanted to show respect and let you know my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
- Carole Doherty

Life can be so cruel and unexpected. You always had a smile on your face and always made me laugh with your stories. RIP friend, you'll be missed dearly xxx
- Harriet Simm

I loved this Guy. Fantastic Bobby and genuinely top bloke. My thoughts are with Kirsty, Adam and the rest of his family. Rip Mate x
- Sally Johns

Thoughts are with the family and all who knew him, especially his colleagues at Humberside Police, love Pam past volunteer at Ashby Station RIP
- Pam Drakes (York)

I will miss you brother, you were a truly fantastic friend. I have so many memories of you it will last for ever in my heart. Until we meet again my friend stay safe xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Mark Baird

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Darren Martin may he rest in peace.
- Humberside NARPO

still holding back the tears, valued friend and colleague who I spent my last shift with. He saved my back. Sums the man up. Life is so unfair at times. Rip my friend
- Simon Sephton

I worked with daz for many years and we had a fair share of good and bad experiences together but no matter what his glass was always half full and I envied him for that. He worked hard and he played hard and I admired him for that. He will be missed by many and my thoughts go out to his loved ones. One of our great losses
- Pc 682 rob burrows

My wife and I were honoured to have known Darren. At work he was always making people laugh and was one of the nicest person I have known. He was great at his job and I will miss seeing and speaking to him. Rest in peace brother.
- Tim Rion

I might not have known you personally but I feel the loss just as any member of our big police family does. I'm not a particularly religious person, but may God keep you safe.x
- Sarah