Police Roll of Honour - Lest We Forget

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National Police Officers Roll of Honour

Honouring and Remembering British Police Officers who Lost their Lives in the Line of Duty ~ Lest we Forget

National Police Officers Roll of Honour and Remembrance

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

Dorset Police


 and the former constituent forces of
Bournemouth Borough Police and Dorset Constabulary


Bournemouth Borough Police

Sgt Ronald Mayne Roffey

Died 22 August 1956, aged 37

Drowned attempting to rescue his daughter from the sea in Jersey.

Dorset Constabulary

PC Thomas Bishop

Died  21 September 1877, aged 37

Fatally struck with stones by a drunken man he had warned ar Bere Regis.

PC Sidney George Wood

Died  26 April 1908, aged 27

Died after crashing his bicycle on a steep hill searching for a thief at Charmouth.

PC Wilfred Charles Viney

Died  25 July 1930, aged 31

Killed riding pillion in a motorcycle crash on plain clothes night patrol.

PC Sidney F. Loader

Died  8 September 1938, aged 40

Fatally injured in a collision with a car on bicycle patrol at Winterborne Abbas.

PC Alfred E. Head

Fatally injured in a road accident cycling to court in bad weather at Poole.

Died  19 October 1938, aged 46

PC Stanley Ivor Marsh

Died  9 February 1939, aged 24

Died as a result of injuries received in 1938 whilst attempting to stop a car.

RPC Walter Charles Billett

Died 5 July 1940, aged 61

Killed in a fall from his bicycle while reporting for duty in the blackout.

PC Cecil Robert Budden

Died  19 May 1957, aged 27

Fatally injured in collision with a car while on motorcycle patrol at Yeovilton.

Dorset Police

Insp Kenneth Frederick Innell

Died  13 December 1982, aged 44

Collapsed and died during an incident while on duty at Poole Quay.

SC Sean Oxford

Died  7 May 1992, aged 21

Collapsed and died during warm up exercises for self defence training.

PC Stephen Wilson

Died 16 May 1996, aged 37

Fatally injured in a motorcycle accident while reporting for night duty.

 Insp Ian Leslie Toomer

Died  20 April 1999, aged 50

Killed in a road accident when his police car crashed in wet weather.

DC Robin Povall

Died 7 March 2003, aged 50

Fatally injured in a collision with a car while cycling home from duty.

DC Ian James Morton

Died 26 October 2008, aged 32

Killed in a road traffic accident while reporting for duty at Bournemouth.

DC Jonathan Mark Hicken

Died 6 October 2019, aged 47

Whilst walking to work at Bournemouth he collapsed and died from heart failure.


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Page updated 9 February 2020

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