By the retirement on pension on Saturday of Police Constable Frank Hanford, who has been stationed at Torrington for the last three years, Torrington loses an efficient and courteous officer who carries with him into retirement the best wishes of his many friends in the district.
PC Hurford has served with the police force for 25 years and was stationed at Parracombe, Lynton, Buckland Brewer, Alphington and Elburton, before coming to Torrington. He was one of the officers engaged in connection with precautions during the mutiny at Dartmoor prison and was also engaged in the search for Gaskin and Amy; the two convicts who attempted to escape from Dartmoor prison.
PC Hurford was recently complimented in a recent cast at Torrington by the Borough Magistrates on the very able manner he gave his evidence. He intends to make his future home at Alphington, Exeter.
Gazette article dated 2 Mary 1937