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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


Essex Police

and the former constituent forces of
Parish of Berden, Saffron Walden Borough Police,
Colchester Borough River Police, Essex Constabulary,
Southend-on-Sea Constabulary,
Essex and Southend-on-Sea Joint Constabulary


Parish of Berden

Par/Con Henry Trigg

Died 25 March 1814, aged 36

Shot dead attempting to apprehend two burglars in his shop at night.

saffron Walden Borough Police

H/Con William Campling

Died 9 November 1849, aged 53

Shot and fatally wounded when ambushed outside his own house.

Colchester Borough River Police

PC Henry Ernest Wright

Died 1 August 1899, aged 21

Accidentally drowned on duty while swimming from his patrol boat.

Essex Constabulary

PC Robert Bamborough

Died 30 November 1850, aged 43

Fatally injured when beaten by a prisoner he was escorting to gaol.

PC Edward James Willsmore

Died 29 March 1851, aged 27

Drowned when his boat capsized while protecting the oyster fishery.

PC John Smith

Died 28 December 1858, aged 48

Accidentally drowned whilst in the execution of his duty.

Insp Thomas Simmons

Died 24 January 1885, aged 40

Shot and fatally wounded when he challenged 3 suspected burglars.

PC Edward Raven

Died 7 August 1886, aged 50

Drowned when his boat capsized returning to his beat at Foulness.

A/Sgt Adam John Eves

Died 15 April 1893, aged 36

Savagely beaten and hacked to death by a gang of thieves at night.

Sgt John Harvey

Died 5 January 1894, aged 36

Found drowned head first down a well in suspicious circumstances.

PC Walter Reeve

Died 16 February 1911, aged 43

Found drowned in the river after being missed from his beat at night.

PC Joseph Watt

Died 8 September 1913, aged 32

Fatally injured while endeavouring to stop a runaway horse and van.

SC Joseph Benjamin Thomas

Died 28 December 1914, aged 44

Drowned when he fell into a culvert on patrol during stormy weather.

PC Thomas Arthur Wake

Died 8 February 1927, aged 32

Died from injuries sustained on duty in 1926 when hit by a motorcycle.

PC George William Gutteridge

Died 27 September 1927, aged 38

Shot dead while questioning two men he stopped in the early hours.

DC Maurice George Lee

Died 16 November 1940, aged 29

PC Alexander Simpson Scott

Died 16 November 1940, aged 26

Killed on guard duty when Police HQ was hit by bombs in an air raid.

PWRC John William Towers

Died 26 January 1941, aged 52

Fatally injured by a lorry while recovering a body on a hand bier.

Sgt David Evan Bowen Lewis

Died 14 July 1946, aged 44 

Collapsed and died when called to deal with a disturbance on a bus.

Sgt Edmund Sleigh Frost

Died 8 April 1948, aged 41

Died as a result of injuries received in an assault by a deserter in 1946.

PC Sidney Leslie Dodd

Died 24 February 1957, aged 32

Knocked down and killed by a car while on bicycle patrol.

PC Brian Arthur Rippingale

Died 2 September 1968, aged 27

Accidentally killed when struck by a car while chasing a suspect on foot.

Southend-on-Sea Constabulary

PWRC Edward Jack Gillingham

Died 14 October 1940, aged 38

Killed off duty in an enemy air raid.

Essex and Southend-on-Sea Joint Constabulary

PC John Frederick Shrimplin

Died 2 March 1970, aged 32

Accidentally killed when struck by a car while on motorcycle patrol.

Cadet Lesley Anne Beet

Died 13 March 1974, aged 18

Drowned when her canoe capsized with a supervised party of cadets.

Essex Police

Ch/Insp George Albert Manning

Died 26 December 1976, aged 56

Fatally injured when a patrol car responding to a burglary crashed.

PC Leslie Bloom

Died 5 January 1978, aged 30

Killed when his motorcycle struck a parked van while travelling to work.

PC Peter James Wringe

Died 4 July 1982, aged 23

Fatally injured in a fall through the roof of premises he was searching.

PC Stephen Fletcher Greet

Died 14 August 1984, aged 26

Killed by a passing lorry while checking a car on the motorway.

A/Sgt Brian John Bishop

Died 27 August 1984, aged 37

Shot and fatally wounded when challenging an armed suspect.

PC David Roy Worsfold

Died 5 March 1987, aged 28

Killed while observer in a traffic car which lost control and crashed.

PC Stephen Taylor

Died 1 June 1989, aged 31

PC Andrew John Morrison

Died 2 June 1989, aged 34

Overcome by fumes in a sunken barge while on police diver training.

WPC Jo-Ann Jennings

Died 12 November 1989, aged 23

Killed in a patrol car which crashed while responding to a disturbance.

PC Christopher John Wiggins

Died 13 October 1992, aged 29

Killed by a lorry while protecting the scene of a car fire on the motorway.

PC Rodney John Leake

Died 20 June 1996, aged 49

Killed while on routine motorcycle patrol when in collision with a lorry.

PC Robert Foster

Died 10 August 1998, aged 44

Collapsed and died of heart failure on a firearms course in Yorkshire.

PC Roderick Norton Daniels

Died 8 February 2001, aged 53

Struck by a car and killed protecting the scene of an earlier accident.

PC Gary John Veal

Died 13 January 2002, aged 36

Fatally injured protecting the scene of a breakdown when hit by a car.

Sgt Robert George Walsham

Died 29 January 2008, aged 48

Killed in a motorcycle accident while travelling to report for duty at Colchester.

PC Ian Andrew Dibell

Died 9 July 2012, aged 41

Shot dead when he intervened in a firearms incident whilst off duty at Clacton.

Insp. Mark Estall

Died 5 January 2017, aged 45

The officer was on duty at Boreham when he was taken ill and died.


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