PCC Michael Lane has responded to the death of Ron Hogg:
“A much respected PCC colleague has died after a courageously fought battle with Motor Neurone Disease. Ron Hogg has represented the people of Durham and Darlington with distinction and his influence has gone way beyond the local area to gain friends and influence national policy too – for the benefit of his communities and all who seek to keep our nation and its communities safer.
“His last battle with MND was also courageously fought – and he unsurprisingly was thoughtful about its massive impact on individuals and their families as he took that journey himself. I join a very large group who can say it was an honour to share some part of our journey together with Ron. He leaves a powerful legacy and will be missed. My prayers and thoughts join the throng of those sending condolences to his family.”