Funeral held for pioneering Burnham-On-Sea
funeral of Bernard Doolan, a Neighbourhood Watch pioneer and former
community police officer from Burnham, was held on Monday August
Doolan, 59, died after collapsing at Burnham's swimming pool last
week. Staff found him in a changing room and tried to resuscitate
him. He was taken by ambulance to Weston General Hospital.
paid tribute to his love of "grassroots policing" which
led to his own brand of Neighbourhood Watch to be copied around
Doolan, who previously lived at Love Lane before moving to Brent
Knoll, was a manager with Clarks, the shoe manufacturer, at Street
before joining Avon and Somerset Constabulary over 30 years ago.
He retired from the force six years ago.
is survived by his wife, Judy, and three children, Ami, Gyles
Avon and Somerset Constabulary