PC Pete hangs up his helmet after 32-year patrol

pictured at Ecclesfield Parish Council offices, High Green, for the presentation for Retiring Beat Bobby Peter Booth.
pictured at Ecclesfield Parish Council offices, High Green, for the presentation for Retiring Beat Bobby Peter Booth.

SEE you, PC Pete.

Colleagues gathered to give retiring PC Peter Booth a proper policeman’s send off on his last day at work.

PC Booth is best known as the beat bobby for High Green and Chapeltown where he became something of a local legend for his dedication and commitment.

And last year he was presented with a medal by Home Secretary Theresa May as runner-up in the UK community police officer of the year awards, when he was described as ‘a community treasure’. He was also named South Yorkshire community constable of the year.

PC Booth, aged 50, originally from Barnsley, joined the police as an 18-year-old and was praised by policing magazine Jane’s Review as somebody who still ‘works predominantly on foot’, taking on responsibility for the schools in his area.