North Yorkshire Police have confirmed the name of the officer who tragically died while on duty on Saturday 5 January 2013.
He was PC Andrew Bramma, aged 32, who was a member of the Harrogate Safer Neighbourhood Team. He was tragically killed when his patrol van hit a tree in West Tanfield, near Ripon, while he was on the way to answer an emergency call.
Andrew leaves a wife and two young children.
Andrew had recently transferred to North Yorkshire from Greater Manchester Police, where he had served since 2008, and was a well-liked and much-valued member of the force.
All flags at North Yorkshire police stations are being flown at half-mast as a mark of respect to Andrew.
Mike Stubbs, of North Yorkshire Police Federation said: “Today we are mourning a member of our police family, who was killed making his way to an incident to help a member of the public.
“Andrew had quickly established himself as a well-liked and respected officer amongst his colleagues in North Yorkshire who are distraught at his death.
“Most tragically, he leaves behind a young family who are devastated by last night’s events.
An online condolence book has been opened for people wishing to share their memories of Andrew and express their sympathy.
The condolence book can be accessed at www.northyorkshire.police.uk/condolences