Sergeant Dudley Proctor

We regret to inform you that former Sergeant Dudley Proctor, who was our second oldest pensioner, died last night (19th May 2018) at King Edward Hospital. He had been in poor health for some time.

Dudley joined the Bermuda Police way back in  December 1950, and for the first 7 years of his police career he served in Central Division at Hamilton Police Station, after which he spent time as a Parish Constable in Pembroke East.  He was promoted to Sergeant in 1965, working again out of Hamilton Police Station until being transferred to Western Uniform.  He was awarded the Colonial Police Long Service and Good Conduct medal in December 1968, and during his service he received three Commission's Commendations.  You can read more about Dudley's history in our "Then and Now" column at

Dudley retired from the Police in December 1975 after 25 years, after which he worked at the Magistrate's Court for several years as the Deputy Provost Marshall, and then as the Customer Collections Officer at the Bermuda National Bank and the Bank of Bermuda until retirement at the age of 65.

Never one to stand still, Dudley then opened a shop in the Clock Tower Mall at the Royal Naval Dockyard selling flags, military uniforms and memorabilia.

Dudley was always keen to come out to our ExPo functions and had this photo taken during our Police Week celebration in 2014.


Commissioner of Police Michael DeSilva shakes hands with one of
our senior retirees, former Sergeant Dudley Proctor
outside City Hall during our Police Week celebrations in 2014.


We offer our sincere condolences to Dudley's family.  

A home-going service will be held for Dudley at Bright Tempkle AME Church, Warwick on Sunday 27th May 2018 at 3pm with internment following at St. John's Cemetery.  For more information on the funeral and access to Dudley's obituary in the Royal Gazette go to

Tagged Under


#5 Davie Kerr 2018-08-13 17:37
I agree with Dave O's comment: to my knowledge, Sinclair Bean retired as a DS....
#4 Dave O Meara 2018-05-28 13:36
Re Terrys comment, Chief Sinclair Bean, he probably means Chief Leon Bean unless Sinclair is a middle name
#3 terry 2018-05-25 18:13
As an addendum ….that damn pipe he smoked for so many years did piss off Chief Sinclair Bean a bit.
#2 Ray Sousa 2018-05-22 19:46
Another true gentleman bites the dust. He showed respect to all, even when respect was not shown to him. I appreciated his guidance as a young Constable.

Rest in peace Dudley. Best wishes to his family.

Ray Sousa 241
#1 terry 2018-05-21 13:59
Another mentor passed.
Condolences to his family.
West end will never be the same.

Add comment

Security code