Thursday, 13 March 2008
I hadn´t expected to post to this blog again, but then yesterday I learned of the tragic death of Mike Todd, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester, and I wanted to mark my great respect for him by saying what a fine man I found him to be. I had the pleasure of welcoming him to a Magistrates´Association branch meeting, and all who attended were impressed by his keen mind and his evident enthusiasm for the task of improving police performance in his force area. I read that the Police Federation rep who commented described him as a copper´s copper. I can´t think of any higher praise to come from those who served under him. It sounds from media speculation that he may have had a troubled personal life. Well, now may he rest in peace.