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Tributes paid to Surrey PC who died in car crash

Tributes have been paid to a Surrey Police officer who died in a single-vehicle collision in Hampshire on Friday (6 August).

Hampshire Police were called just after 5.20pm to a collision on Claycart Road, Aldershot.

Liam Horley, 21, from Farnborough, was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was a Surrey PC based out of Guildford Neighbourhood Team

The passenger in the vehicle, a 26-year-old man from Twickenham, remains in hospital at this time, where he was taken having suffered serious injuries.

His family have today (13 August) paid tribute to him and said: "Liam was much loved by all those that met him. He was more than a son, brother, boyfriend and grandson, he was a loving, funny, charismatic young man and such a joy to be around.

"Being such a driven and determined person, it was obvious to all that from an early age Liam was destined for a career where he could help people.

From the age of 10 Liam wanted be a police officer and his career began with the Army Cadets, where he became a lead cadet for his troop. 

He joined Surrey Police January 2020. 

"To say that we were so proud is an understatement, and it was clearly a role that he took to immediately," his family said. "He proudly carried his dedication, commitment and professionalism to the communities he served every day, and wore his uniform with pride.

"He was the kind of person that would do whatever he could to help. He saved a family members life by performing CPR on them for twelve minutes before the ambulance arrived, his quick actions saved a life that day, but he was too modest to take the credit.”

Also saying tribute to him, Liam's team at Surrey Police said: “Liam had a quiet confidence with a positive outlook and willingness to just have a go.

"He was always the first to volunteer for tasks or demonstrations which enabled both himself and his colleagues to develop. He never complained and just got on with the job in hand. On the West Surrey Coaching Unit, Liam performed admirably and was keen and willing to attend a whole variety of incidents in order to further his knowledge.

"He progressed through to independent patrol in good time and continued to develop providing an exceptional level of care to victims and the community alike.”

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