Police Roll of Honour - Lest We Forget

Remembering British Police Officers who Lost their Lives in the Line of Duty

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National Police Officers Roll of Honour and Remembrance

In Memory of British Police Officers who Lost their Lives in the Line of Duty

City of London Police

CITY OF LONDON POLICE


LEST WE FORGET


D/Sgt Charles Thain

Died 4 December 1857, aged 45

Fatally shot by a prisoner he was escorting by ship from Hamburgh.


PC George Sheldon Cossons

Died 15 May 1865, aged 40

Collapsed and died after chasing a boy crossing Blackfriars Bridge.


PC John Charles Davey

Died 17 January 1872, aged 50

Fatally injured in a fall down a hole while checking insecure premises.


PC George Easter

Died 30 September 1906, aged 38

Fatally injured by a van as he ran alongside to speak to the driver.


Sgt Charles Tucker

Died 16 December 1910, aged 46

Sgt Robert Bentley

Died 17 December 1910, aged 36

PC Walter Charles Choat

Died 17 December 1910, aged 34

Shot and fatally wounded trying to arrest a gang of armed burglars.

Posthumously awarded the King's Police Medal for Gallantry.


PC John Pharaoh Smith 

Died 20 January 1913, aged 40

Killed while directing traffic when he was knocked down by a motor bus.


SC Henry Thomas Godrich

Died 30 March 1915, aged 50

Found dead in a taxi after finishing 4 hours point duty on a cold night.


PC Thomas Minke

Died 30 September 1915, aged 35

Fatally injured by a bomb explosion during an enemy Zeppelin air raid.


P/Nurse Evelyn Rolfe S.R.N.

Died 9 September 1940, aged 65

Fatally injured by enemy action at the City of London Police Hospital.


SC Leonard Charles Payne 

Died 24 September 1940, aged 20

Fatally injured in an enemy air raid while off duty assisting local ARP.


PWRC Frederick Charles Smith

Died 30 October 1940, aged 36

Killed by enemy action while on duty during an air raid.


PC Arthur William Edgar Beagles

Died 11 January 1941, aged 25

Killed by enemy action while on duty during an air raid.


PWRC John George Heard

Died 11 January 1941, aged 33

Killed by enemy action while on duty during an air raid.


PC Edgar John G. Whitehead

Died 11 January 1941, aged 23

Killed by enemy action while on duty during an air raid.


PWRC Henry Sidney Marshall

Died 13 January 1941, aged 35

Fatally injured by enemy action while on duty during an air raid.


SC Frank Ronald Collins

Died 8 March 1941, aged 34

Fatally injured by enemy action whilst on duty during an air raid.


PC William James F. Dunnett

Died 8 March 1941, aged 28

Fatally injured by enemy action whilst on duty during an air raid.


PWRC Albert George Ridley

Died 8 March 1941, aged 46

Fatally injured by enemy action whilst on duty during an air raid.


Sgt Edmund Arthur Bartlett

Died 11 May 1941, aged 47

Killed by enemy action whilst on duty during an air raid.


PWRC Frederick George Davis

Died 8 September 1940, aged 34

P/ms Denis Frederick Melville

Died 1 February 1941, aged 16

PWRC      Herbert John Allwright

Died 08 February 1941, aged 49

PC William Robert Goodey

Died 11 May 1941, aged 28

S/SgtSidney Joseph Smith

Died 20 June 1944, aged 49

SC Alfred Langley

Died 13 September 1944, aged 49

SC Gilbert Saul

Died 8 March 1945, aged 55

Killed off duty in enemy air raids.


Cmdr Hugh John Moore QPM

Died 4 December 1993, aged 64

Died of heart failure following a violent struggle to arrest a suspect.


PC Darren Lee Pike

Died 3 December 2002, aged 30

Fatally injured in an accident on a police motorcycle training course.


LEST WE FORGET


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