Tributes to 'old-school copper' PC Kevin Flint
An off-duty police officer killed in a motorbike crash has been described as an "old-school copper" by his family.
PC Kevin Flint, 52, a Thames Valley Police neighbourhood officer based in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, died on his way home from work on 15 January.
His motorbike was in collision with a vehicle in a lay-by on the A41 between the Chesham and Tring junctions in Hertfordshire.
The father of two who lived in Tring had been with the force 27 years.
In a family tribute, PC Flint was described as a "lifelong, passionate, highly-experienced motorcyclist".
He began his Thames Valley Police career in Chesham and spent most of his time there but also spent periods in Prestwood, Amersham and Taplow.
He trained as a firearms officer but decided to return to Chesham to neighbourhood policing as a police constable where he could work directly with the local community he loved, the family said.
"He was an old school copper. He was a real people person," his brother Derek said.
"He got ultimate respect from his colleagues and the community and obviously made a lot of friends along the way."
His partner, Lynn McGill, added: "His passion was to be with the local community where he could work face-to-face talking to the public and making a positive difference in people's lives."
An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision is on-going, Hertfordshire Police said.
It has called for any one who saw the crash or who may have dash-cam footage to come forward.