Weʼve raised £1,130 to support the funeral arrangements of SC Kevin 'Rocky' Hills
- Lewes, United Kingdom
- In memory
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- Funded on Tuesday, 31st October 2017
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On the 24th August, The Brighton Argus reported the death of Kevin ‘Rocky’ Hills, a local man who amongst other achievements had served in Sussex as a Special Constable during the nineties. Sadly Kevin passed away on Friday of pancreatic cancer following a short but aggressive illness at the age of 60.
In his years before being a Special, Kevin approached CI Steve Curry (then a beat PC) to start a community based project (later called ‘Speak Out’) for members of the LGBT community to confidentially discuss their concerns when reporting crime and build trust in policing. ’Speak Out’ was the first project of its kind in Sussex, and paved the way in raising awareness of the support available to LGBT victims of crime.
Kevin was also instrumental in challenging issues of homophobia within the organisation; the need to challenge discriminatory behaviour and change police culture. As a result of this work, Kevin joined Sussex Police as a Special Constable in 1996 - a role he held with great pride.
- 5 months ago
Sussex Police Diversity Team5 months ago
All, Thank you for your kind donations - we are almost at a third of the way to our target! Kevin's funeral is in a couple of days and I already am aware of a few colleagues who plan on attending. If there is anyone else who you believe may wish to support this cause then please do pass this page on to them. Many thanks Josh Sussex Police Diversity Team
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Oct 1, 2017
RIP "ROCKY" I never knew you but well done for all you achieved.It's not easy coming out as a copper.I am a gay retired Met Police Officer now living in Brighton, I couldn't come out in 1975!
Sep 27, 2017
Stay ever strong
Sep 25, 2017
Sep 16, 2017
Sep 15, 2017
He will be sadly missed by all that knew him, RIP Rocky.
Sep 15, 2017
Rocky will be remembered for his support to lgbt people way back when public opinion could be aggressively against us and knowing him personally he has a good heart. this world has lost a good soul.
Sep 15, 2017
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