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Mike Waldren obituary11 Jan 12:53pm

Mike Waldren obituary

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My friend and colleague Mike Waldren, who has died of post-operative complications aged 69, joined D11, the Metropolitan police firearms wing, in 1977 and in 23 years there rose to become its chief superintendent. Initially a firearms instructor, team leader, sniper and tactical adviser based at Old Street police station in central London, he also worked at the Purfleet and Lippitts Hill ranges in Essex. Here he trained the 2,000 or so “authorised shots” – the police officers drawn from the uniformed and detective branches of the Met who had applied and been selected for firearms training.
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