North Wales Police & Wrexham Rural Team announce loss of very dear colleague

It is with great sadness that we share the news that North Wales Police and the Wrexham Rural Team in particular has lost a very dear colleague.

PC Ryan Donaldson is believed to have taken his own life yesterday afternoon whilst off duty.

Ryan, 31, who lived in Wrexham but comes originally from Buckley, had been part of the Wrexham Rural Team since 2018.

He leaves his mum, Linda, dad, Barry and sister Cara.

Chief Constable Amanda Blakeman said: “On behalf of the force I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Ryan’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time.

“Ryan was a much loved member of the team and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. This will have deeply affected many people within the force and we are supporting Ryan’s family and colleagues.”

Ryan’s family said that he enjoyed socialising with friends from the Buckley area and his rota colleagues. They said: “Ryan was a much loved son and brother who will be greatly missed. He was extremely proud to serve with North Wales Police, he loved being a police officer and as a family we are all so proud of what he achieved.”

We would ask that the media respect the privacy of the family. We will not be making any further announcements at this time.


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