Lifetime Achievement Award - PC Andy Hocking

A much-loved Falmouth policeman, was posthumously honoured with a lifetime achievement award at Pirate FM’s Local Heroes awards in association with Truro and Penwith College, held at the Tregenna Castle Resort in St Ives on Friday Night.

The award was presented to the family of PC Andy Hocking, and was sponsored by The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Stop Smoking Service.

In March, Falmouth was left devastated, mourning the loss of PC Andy Hocking, who died while he was out with his family.

Pirate FM received more than two hundred and fifty nominations for the man described as an ‘inspiration to neighbourhood policing.’

In memory of Andy – six thousand people turned out to walk his beat one last time.

His pictures appeared in shop windows from Cornwall to New Zealand.

PC Andy Hocking’s Nomination from Helen McCabe

I wish to nominate Andy Hocking who sadly passed away yesterday. I first met Andy whilst working in a shop, I used to serve him at the checkout and it was his huge smile which always brightened my day. That was almost 20 years ago and to this day I have never seen him without a big smile on his face.

Whether on or off duty he had time to stop and say hello to anyone and everyone, any time. I have read the stories people have shared on Facebook and it seems we all felt the same about Andy. I’ve read stories about how he helped a lady who was being abused by her husband find somewhere safe, he held a ladder for a man who was cutting a tree down, took someone home when they were too drunk to walk and many other occasions when he went out of his way to help others. A local councillor recently said if he could he would take Andy and make 10 clones of him. He touched the lives of many, an exceptional human being and one we will never forget.

The Stop Smoking Service are the proud sponsor of the Lifetime Achievement category.