New county council chairman backs police charity

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Chairman of Leicestershire County Coucil, Ozzy O’Shea

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Issued on 16/5/18 at 1:37 p.m.

Former police officer and member of staff, Ozzy O’Shea, has become the 44th Chairman of Leicestershire County Council today (Wednesday 16 May).

Ozzy first entered local politics as a Parish Councillor in Ratby in 1996. He was elected to the County Council in 2013, representing the Groby and Ratby Electoral Division, and is now serving in his second term of office.

During his year as chairman, the former policeman will support Care of Police Survivors (COPS). The charity supports the families of police officers who have tragically lost their lives on duty and helping them to rebuild their lives.

Ozzy spent much of his working career employed by Leicestershire Police, joining in 1973 and retiring in 2016. His 43 years of service saw him serve as a police officer in both the city and the county, later working in a civilian capacity as a supervisor in the force’s operations room.

He has been married to Jenny for 41 years and they have two sons, two daughters and nine grandchildren.

Ozzy said: “It is a great pleasure and honour to be taking up the position of Chairman of the County Council. Jenny and I are very much looking forward to undertaking our civic duties and to meeting many people and organisations who contribute to the life of Leicestershire.”

More information about Care of Police Survivors (COPS) is available at: www.ukcops.org

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