Tributes have been paid to ‘loving, dependable and supporting’ 24-year-old Scott Bennett, a Special Constable with Lincolnshire Police, who sadly died earlier this month.
Mr Bennett, 24, died in a road traffic collision on the A46 at Welton, near Lincoln, on November 3 – a year to the day after he became a Special Constable with Lincolnshire Police, where he covered the Louth area.
His family say he will be missed by a huge amount of people and remembered as someone who could always be relied on for help and support.
Scott was born in Grimsby and went to Welholme Infants School, before going on to Tollbar Business Enterprise College and Grimsby College, where he studied PE, Business Studies and Travel. He also completed a B-Tech in Uniformed Public Services and went on to start a Criminology degree with Lincoln University. He was still studying, whilst working part-time at Asda, at the time of his death. It was his long-term ambition to become a police officer.
Mr Bennett leaves behind his mother Dawn Bennett, a 45-year-old mortgage broker, his father, 50-year-old food production co-ordinator Stephen Bennett, his brother, 26-year-old Sainsburys worker Shane Bennett and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Jenny Inkson, who works as an Estate Agent.
His mother Dawn said: “He was such an unassuming young man with a charitable nature – he helped so many people, not for the thanks, just because he cared.”
In his spare time Scott was a cage fighter, who regularly went to Fight Ministry in Grimsby and he also had interests in taekwondo, jujitsu and kickboxing.
His girlfriend, Jenny, said: “Scott was known for his dry, sarcastic sense of humour and the fact that he just got on with his life and lived it to the full. He probably crammed more into 24-years than most people do in 80.”
Scott had a full police funeral in Grimsby on November 9.
Special Chief Officer Stephen Woodcock said: “We have tragically lost a valued member of our policing family in Lincolnshire. Although Scott had only served for one year he showed commitment to his role, and indeed had been commended by me in August for good work.”