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

Gloucestershire Constabulary


 and the constituent force of the Parish of Ruardean


Parish of Ruardean

Const Henry Thompson

Died 14 May 1817, aged 31

Shot dead by a man arrested for attempting to free a female prisoner.

Gloucestershire Constabulary

Sgt Samuel Beard

Died 24 August 1861, aged 37

Fatally bludgeoned and kicked by poachers he confronted at night.

Sgt William Morris

Died 10 November 1895, aged 32

Killed when attacked by three men and struck on the head with a brick.

Sgt Frederick Hale

Died 1 June 1904, aged 43

Found drowned in the canal where he was patrolling the banks at night.

PC Ernest Albert Cooper

Died 8 November 1916, aged 40

Fatally injured in an accident while on bicycle patrol at Mitcheldean.

PC Walter Henry Hayward

Died 26 July 1920, aged 29

Fatally injured apparently having fallen from his bicycle on patrol.

SC Ronald Walter Clement Smith

Died 19 August 1940, aged 56

Shot by mistake at a Home Guard checkpoint following guard duty.

PC Morton John Chappell

Died 16 April 1964, aged 24

Killed while questioning a lorry driver when hit by another vehicle at Stroud.

PC Paul James Pursehouse

Died 15 March 1967, aged 26

Accidentally killed when his patrol car lost control and overturned.

Ch/Insp Kenneth William George Rogers

Died 28 November 1989, aged 48

Killed in a motorcycle accident while travelling to his duties at Police HQ.

DC Steven Terence Jeffreys-Jones

Died 26 February 2007, aged 47

While on duty he became unwell and died soon afterwards of heart failure.


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