UNISON mourns the loss of Sean Amey, Surrey Police Branch

Sean Amey was a Detention Officer and UNISON Rep in Surrey Police Branch. Sadly Sean passed away on Sunday 24 January after testing positive for Covid-19 before Christmas.

He was 52. We are in deep shock over what has happened, and Sean’s loss has reverberated throughout the Branch and his local police force.

Julie Marshall Branch Secretary (pictured with Sean, above) said:

“How do you encapsulate in a few words the essence of a person who has meant so much? Sean served Surrey Police for over 20 years and was known as “Mr Custody”. He had been a UNISON rep for over 10 years and was an integral part of the Branch. He was larger than life, big and bold with a heart to match.

Sean was passionate about his service to the force, and his commitment as a UNISON Rep. His knowledge and enthusiasm knew no bounds. Having been directly involved in a lengthy case which had a significant impact on him, Sean completed a Post Incident Process course to enable him to provide better support for members who found themselves in similar situations.

He was also our friend and his presence filled our meetings with humour, inimitable banter and plenty of stories about his job and his service and his earlier life in the Royal Navy. We will miss him more than we can say.”

Sean leaves a wife, Dawn, and two sons Callum and Euan, who were his world. Our deepest sympathies and thoughts go out to them at this time.