Kent Police officers have today (December 19) remembered Thanet PC Jon Odell who was killed in Margate 22 years ago.
PC Odell was in Shottendane Road at a static traffic point when a speeding driver hit and killed him on December 19, 2000.
The 30-year-old, who had lived in Margate with his partner and her son, had pointed a radar gun at a Vauxhall Astra when the driver hit him.
He suffered head injuries and broken legs and arms and died in hospital four hours later from internal bleeding.
Wayne Rule pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to nine years in prison. He was released in May 2006.
Remembering PC Jon Odell, of Kent Police, who was killed on duty on this day in 2000, age 30. PC Jon Odell was a Roads Policing officer attached to the Traffic Unit based at Margate Police Station. Always in our thoughts. GG pic.twitter.com/zzJe5RhaKR
— Kent Police RPU (@KentPoliceRoads) December 19, 2022
A permanent marble memorial to PC Odell’s memory was put at the site of the crash in 2002 by the Police Memorial Trust.
Each year the newest officer in Kent Police service and based at Margate lays a wreath on the anniversary of PC Odell’s death.
Read more at the Police Memorial Trust at https://thepolicememorialtrust.org/pc-jon-odell/