Dave was an ex Metropolitan Police officer. He joined the Police at 19 in 1966. In 1975 he came off a roof while he was chasing a burglar and was impaled on spikes and was paralysed from the waist down. In 1975 a year later he joined police Staff as a Finance and Resource Manager at Brixton. During the 90’s he was awarded an MBE following his service in the 1995 Riot. Dave joined Bromley police Station in 1998 and was promoted to Business Manager. The funeral had police outriders, a guard of honour and the Police helicopter paying tribute to his 48 years’ service.