Remembering British Police Officers who Lost their Lives in the Line of Duty
LEST WE FORGET
Officer John Parry
Died December 1788
Killed when executing a warrant on a man for assaulting his wife.
PC Joseph Darlington
Died 11 September 1891, aged 36
Collapsed and died chasing youths who were causing a nuisance.
PC Charles Alfred Cartledge
Died 23 January 1894, aged 49
Fatally bludgeoned when he intervened in a disturbance off duty.
PC James Green
Died 24 February 1873, aged 36
Found beaten and stabbed in the canal after going missing on duty.
PC John Miller
Died 24 July 1885, aged 46
Fatally injured when run down by a horse while on duty at local races.
PC James Davies
Died 17 December 1887, aged 44
Found drowned on his beat at night in suspicious circumstances.
PC Henry Williamson
Died 10 November 1897, aged 49
Died from an injury sustained when he fell while chasing a suspect.
PC Alfred Kerns
Died 7 March 1900, aged 42
Died of a fractured skull sustained during a struggle with two men.
PC John Edward Edmonds
Died 26 February 1909, aged 38
Died from injuries sustained in a fall off a wall while checking premises.
PC Frank Marshall
Died 8 April 1941, aged 24
Killed by a high explosive bomb during an enemy air raid on Crewe.
Sgt Charles Hector Brown
Died 14 January 1958
Killed in a road accident seconded to the British Police Unit in Cyprus.
PC Anthony Wood
Died 19 February 1967, aged 28
Killed when his patrol car crashed responding to an emergency call.
PC Gwynfryn B. Williams
Died 3 September 1967, aged 32
Fatally injured when his police dog van crashed on an emergency call.
PC Michael Adrian Sheppard
Died 13 April 1969, aged 22
Killed while observer in a police car, which crashed at Hoylake.
PC Frank Taylor
Died 29 August 1975, aged 44
Killed in a road traffic accident while on police motorcycle duty at Penketh.
PC Graham Simmonds
Died 26 February 1977, aged 26
Killed in a motorcycle accident.
Sgt Alan Robert Wyman
Died 5 February 1986, aged 30
Fatally injured in a road accident driving to assist in a vehicle pursuit.
D/Sgt Neil Ross Gibson
Died 7 January 1989, aged 32
Fatally injured in a traffic accident while on a crime squad attachment.
PC Nigel Anthony Heathcote
Died May 1999, aged 30
Killed when his crime car crashed responding to an emergency call.
DC Stuart George Cookson
Died 2 November 1999, aged 45
Collapsed and died whilst on duty at Widnes Police Station.
PC Robert Graham
Died 13 February 2001, aged 56
Killed in a motorcycle accident while travelling home from day duty.
PC Mark Leach
Died 19 July 2004, aged 38
Killed in a motorcycle accident returning home from night duty.
PC Jonathan Richard Speakman
Died 29 January 2005, aged 33
Drowned on holiday in Australia after rescuing a child swept out to sea.
PC Kevin Brian Brinkman
Died 29 March 2005, aged 33
Killed in a road accident seconded to the Asian Tsunami disaster area.
LEST WE FORGET
Page updated 13 January 2012