Heather Cooper was described as “one of the best”
Colleagues of a Surrey police officer who was found dead in woods have set up a donation fund for her two children.
The body of Det Con Heather Cooper, 33, was found in Blackdown Woods near Lurgashall, West Sussex, on 16 October.
Ms Cooper, who was originally from York, was killed by a blow to the head and a stab wound to the throat.
Her former partner, Peter Foster, 35, of West Street, Haslemere, has been remanded in custody, charged with her murder.
He is due in court for a plea hearing on 10 February.
A spokesman from the Surrey Police Federation, which has set up the fund, said: “Heather Cooper was one of the best, not only professionally as a police officer, but as a person.
“Always up for a laugh and always a smile, her healthy outlook on life and the job was something many of us could only envy.
“Known to many as a close friend but to many more as a dedicated, committed and professional colleague, she will be sorely missed by all those whose lives she touched.”
The Surrey Police Federation Chairman Writes:
Please find below details of how people can support our appeal in aid of the two children of Murdered Detective Heather Cooper.
Cheques made payable to Surrey Police Federation Orphans Donations Account can be posted to
Surrey Police Federation PO Box 101 Guildford Surrey GU1 9PE.
Money can be donated on line to Unity Trust Bank Account No. 20272892 Sort Code 08-60-01
We are also looking for businesses to donate goods and services towards a charity auction to be held in the coming weeks so if you can offer us Theatre, Cinema or sporting events tickets, a meal for two in a restaurant, balloon flights, new electrical goods etc.
We will make sure that all companies that do donate will receive publicity in recognition of their generosity.
All these details will be added to our website in the next two days www.surreypf.co.uk
ANY EMAIL ENQUIRIES TO SurreyPoliceFederation@polfed.org
Many thanks for giving your support to this worthwhile cause.