Tayside and Central Scotland

Police officer who died on duty named as PC Roy Buggins

PC Roy Buggins Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption PC Buggins was described as a "highly-valued" officer

A 51-year-old police officer who died while on duty in Angus has been named as PC Roy Buggins.

PC Buggins died while undertaking routine duties in Montrose on Tuesday afternoon.

He had nearly 29 years' service and was described as a "highly-valued and well-respected member of the Montrose and Brechin Community Policing Team".

The Scottish Police Federation described news of the officer's death as "devastating".

PC Buggins is survived by his wife and two children.

His death, along with those of fellow officers, was marked at the annual Scottish police memorial service in the grounds of the Scottish Police College at Tulliallan.

Ch Con Iain Livingstone told the ceremony: "Roy had over 28 years' service and was looking forward to retirement.

"He was a very experienced officer who worked throughout the Tayside area, most latterly in community policing' and was held in high regard by his colleagues and indeed the local community."

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