A "FRIENDLY" and "well-liked" police officer who worked for West Mercia Police has died while on duty at the age of 43.

PC Andy Boardman was taken ill and collapsed whilst on duty in Broseley, Shropshire, on Tuesday, April 11.

Chief Constable Pippa Mills said: “This is a terrible shock for everyone that knew Andy and my thoughts, and the thoughts of all of us at West Mercia Police, are with his wife, Luci, their two daughters and all his family, friends and colleagues."


She said PC Boardman was a familiar and friendly face across the communities he served and well-liked by his colleagues across the whole force.

“Today we are flying our flags at half-mast as a sign of respect," she added.

“Andy was responding to an incident alongside paramedics from the West Midlands Ambulance Service when he was taken ill.

“I want to pass on our sincere thanks to the paramedics who did everything they possibly could for Andy and to the officers that were with him.”


The officer joined West Mercia Police in 2015, having started his policing career in 2007 with West Midlands Police.

Before joining the police, PC Boardman served in the Armed Forces for seven years.

During his service with West Mercia Police, he worked in Kidderminster, Stourport and most recently within the Safer Neighbourhood Team for Broseley and Much Wenlock.

His wife Luci asked police to pass on her thanks to all colleagues and members of the public who have sent her and their family kind and thoughtful messages of support.