Mr Shaun Russell

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Charity details

Essex Police Force Benevolent Fund

This charity provides support services to members and retired members of Essex Police and their families.



Registered Number 258273

The Thinbluelineuk

We are a small charity run by serving police officers and understand clearly the pressures and challenges that serving on the thin blue line generates.  Each trustee serves in a Police Service within the United Kingdom. We have served in many different roles and this gives us a unique insight in the dangers of the job and helps us understand the toll it can take on an officer’s life. We are immensely proud of our role and of the colleagues that we serve with.

As a charity we are here to support those officers. We will share with you stories that demonstrate this fundamental belief that most officers have. A belief that we are here to serve and to protect. We join this job because we believe that those who are most vulnerable need someone who will help them, who will respond to their cries for help in the most difficult of times.

However, when things go wrong they can go wrong very badly and very quickly. In an instance an officer’s life can be changed for ever. That routine call can leave them with life changing injuries or their families picking up the pieces of losing their loved one. Yet day in and day out men and women go to work, run towards a situation that everyone else is running away from without a thought for their own safety. I know that with most of my colleagues and myself – our only real thought is that we make it home at the end of a shift.

Registered Number 1184042

Messages of condolence

Shaun was a lovely neighbour always with a smile and a friendly word, taken far too soon. Sending all our love to Nicola, Katie and Liam.

Mr & Mrs Steve & Susan Collins

A Top bloke who was taken way too early, he did a fantastic job and was a great character who is sadly missed

Mr John Jackson

Thinking of you all, make time for you. We are here in the days and months ahead of you need anything

Mr Gavin Wood

I will miss you so much Shaun xxx

Ms Hannan

Heaven has gained a true gentleman, our love goes to you all. George, Theresa, Tia , Nick & Ione. Xx

Miss Theresa Murray

Shaun was like a big brother to me and was always there when I, we, needed him. He was a rock, one of the constants of the Universe. Forever reliable. Always dependable. The planet will be missing one of the really good guys. Our thoughts go out to Nicky, the family and friends. Len, Paula & Becky as well the rest of the Marten Clan.

Mr Len Marten

Rest in peace mate. Love to all. The Gardner's.

Mr Ian Gardner

Taken far too soon, sending all my love to Nicola and family... x

Miss Joanna Marshall

Sending much love to Nicola, Katie and Liam xx

Mr & Mrs Louise & Andy Coe

A lovely brother-in-law and all round decent bloke who will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Shaun x

Mr & Mrs Jennifer & Julius Crane

Shaun was our lovely neighbour Always had a smile and laughing. You will be sadly missed xx

Miss Rebecca And Dave Hawker

Much loved son in law much missed

Mrs Linda Salmon

So very sorry for your loss, thoughts with you

Mr & Mrs Landon James

A resilient and hardworking husband and father. Taken too soon and will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace. Frances and Philip xx

Mr & Mrs Philip Marshall

So sorry for your loss Nicola. Deepest condolences to all your family.

Mr & Mrs Gillian Wheeler

Miss you matie. I have so many hilarious memories or me, you and Nicola xx

Miss Jules Everall

Shine on mate and watch out for that sea mist, you know you should be moored up by now … love always Bradley’s xxx

Mrs Caroline Bradley

Service details

Cremation Service

25 August, 2021 13:30

Three Counties Crematorium

Halstead Road, High Garrett, Braintree, CM7 5PB