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

LANCASHIRE POLICE MEMORIAL ROLL

1840 - 2016

Lancashire Constabulary

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

and the former constituent Forces of the current constabulary area of
Accrington Borough Police
, Blackburn Borough Police and Fire Brigade, Blackpool Borough Police and Fire Brigade, Burnley Borough Police and Fire Brigade, Colne Town, Lancashire Railway Police Forces, Lancashire Special Constabulary, Lancaster City Police and Preston Borough Police.


LEST WE FORGET



JOSEPH HALSTEAD

SPECIAL CONSTABLE

COLNE, LANCASHIRE

BLUDGEONED TO DEATH WITH AN IRON RAIL DURING RIOTING AGAINST THE NEW POLICE.

10 AUGUST 1840, AGED 43


RICHARD THOMPSON

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASTER AND CARLISLE RAILWAY POLICE

KILLED WHEN HE FELL INTO A MOVING TRAIN FROM THE RAILWAY PLATFORM AT GALGATE.

4 SEPTEMBER 1858, AGED 29


MATTHEW SHARP

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DROWNED IN A FALL INTO A CANAL WHILE ON PATROL ON A VERY DARK NIGHT AT ST HELENS.

9 DECEMBER 1858, AGED 32


ROBERT HIGHTON

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

COLLAPSED AND DIED AFTER SUFFERING A STROKE WHILE AT MIDDLETON POLICE STATION.

10 JUNE 1859, AGED 48


JOHN TAYLOR

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

COLLAPSED AND DIED IN A FIT WHILST ON HIS BEAT IN THE EARLY HOURS AT HEYWOOD.

9 JANUARY 1860, AGED 27


JOHN SELLERS

SUPERINTENDENT

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

KILLED WHILE RETURNING FROM DUTY WHEN HIS TRAP OVERTURNED ONTO HIM AT KIRKDALE.

24 MARCH 1860, AGED 43


WILLIAM JUMP

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

SHOT DEAD ATTEMPTING TO ARREST AN ARMED GANG AT NIGHT NEAR ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE.

28 JUNE 1862, AGED 29


LORD PICKUP

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED OF INJURIES RECEIVED IN MAY 1866 WHEN STRUCK BY A HORSE AT MANCHESTER RACES.

28 AUGUST 1867, AGED 42


JOSEPH GREENHALGH

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DROWNED WHEN HE FELL INTO THE CANAL AT INCE WHILE ON PATROL ON A VERY DARK NIGHT.

15 APRIL 1868, AGED 22


RICHARD PICKERING

SUPERINTENDENT

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED AS A RESULT OF HEAD INJURIES RECEIVED IN 1865 AND 1868 DURING RIOTS AT ROCHDALE.

3 NOVEMBER 1868, AGED 51


JOHN PARKER

POLICE CONSTABLE

PRESTON BOROUGH POLICE

DIED FROM HYDROPHOBIA NINE MONTHS AFTER BEING BITTEN TRYING TO CAPTURE A RABID DOG.

29 AUGUST 1869, AGED 36


WILLIAM HOBAN

POLICE SERGEANT

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

PENSIONED IN JANUARY 1872 DUE TO INJURIES RECEIVED ON DUTY AND SUBSEQUENTLY DIED.

14 APRIL 1872, AGED 34


NICHOLAS COCK

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

SHOT AND FATALLY WOUNDED BY A BURGLAR DISTURBED DURING THE NIGHT AT STRETFORD.

2 AUGUST 1876, AGED 23


ROBERT MICHIE

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

HIT BY A TRAIN AND KILLED WALKING ALONG THE RAILWAY ON HIS WAY TO BURNLEY COURT.

4 DECEMBER 1876, AGED 25


WILLIAM CLARK

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

PENSIONED IN JULY 1875 DUE TO INJURIES RECEIVED ON DUTY AND SUBSEQUENTLY DIED.

12 FEBRUARY 1877, AGED 32


JONAH SEWELL

POLICE SERGEANT

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

SHOT IN THE HEAD BY A SUSPECT HE HAD STOPPED FOR QUESTIONING AT ST HELENS.

1 NOVEMBER 1878, AGED 37


JOHN LONG

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED OF INJURIES RECEIVED WHEN RUN OVER
BY A TRAIN WHILST ON PATROL AT ST HELENS.

1 FEBRUARY 1880, AGED 28


GEORGE HOLLAND

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE AND YORKSHIRE RAILWAY POLICE

KILLED WHEN RUN OVER BY A TRAIN WHILE ON NIGHT DUTY IN THE GOODS YARD AT PRESTON.

25 APRIL 1882, AGED 43


JOHN BROWN

POLICE CONSTABLE

ACCRINGTON BOROUGH POLICE

RUN DOWN AND KILLED STOPPING A HORSE DRAWN OMNIBUS BEING DRIVEN FURIOUSLY.

17 AUGUST 1884, AGED 26


THOMAS HAZELDEN

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED AS A RESULT OF A FALL WHILE CLEANING THE POLICE STATION WINDOWS AT BOOTLE.

1 OCTOBER 1884, AGED 22


WILLIAM HENRY CLAYTON

POLICE CONSTABLE AND FIREMAN

BLACKBURN POLICE FIRE BRIGADE

FATALLY INJURED BY THE COLLAPSE OF A WALL WHILE FIGHTING A FIRE AT A COTTON MILL.

19 FEBRUARY 1885, AGED 25


JAMES DAWSON

POLICE CONSTABLE AND FIREMAN

BLACKBURN POLICE FIRE BRIGADE

FATALLY INJURED BY THE COLLAPSE OF A WALL WHILE FIGHTING A FIRE AT A COTTON MILL.

19 FEBRUARY 1885, AGED 33


WILLIAM COUTTS

POLICE SERGEANT

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

ACCIDENTALLY KILLED ON THE RAILWAY AFTER VISITING A CONSTABLE AT NIGHT NEAR WIDNES.

6 DECEMBER 1886, AGED 36


ALEXANDER MITCHELL

POLICE SERGEANT

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DROWNED IN A FALL INTO A CANAL ON A VERY DARK NIGHT WHILE VISITING BEATS NEAR INCE.

23 FEBRUARY 1887, AGED 44


GEORGE HENRY LOCKWOOD

POLICE CONSTABLE AND FIREMAN

BURNLEY POLICE FIRE BRIGADE

FATALLY INJURED BY THE COLLAPSE OF A WALL WHILE FIGHTING A FIRE AT A COTTON MILL.

3 APRIL 1893, AGED 28


NOAH JACKSON

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED OF BLOOD POISONING CONTRACTED AT A POST MORTEM OF A DEAD HORSE AT PRESCOT.

10 AUGUST 1893, AGED 35


WILLIAM GRANT

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED OF INJURIES RECEIVED ON DUTY IN A FALL DOWN A STAIRCASE AT LEIGH POLICE STATION.

9 NOVEMBER 1893, AGED 53


RICHARD COOKSON

POLICE CONSTABLE AND FIREMAN

BLACKBURN POLICE FIRE BRIGADE

FATALLY INJURED BY A FALL OUT OF A CANVAS FIRE ESCAPE CHUTE HE WAS DEMONSTRATING.

13 OCTOBER 1894, AGED 32


CHARLES PERCIVAL

POLICE SERGEANT

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED AT CARNFORTH SIX WEEKS AFTER BEING PENSIONED DUE TO INJURIES RECEIVED ON DUTY.

9 JANUARY 1896, AGED 48


GEORGE O'DONOGHUE

POLICE CONSTABLE AND FIREMAN

BURNLEY POLICE FIRE BRIGADE

DIED OF INJURIES TWO DAYS AFTER A HORSE TENDER CRASHED RETURNING FROM A FIRE.

25 JANUARY 1897, AGED 38


JOHN THOMPSON

POLICE CONSTABLE

BLACKBURN BOROUGH POLICE

COLLAPSED IN THE STREET AND DIED FROM HEART FAILURE WHILST ON FOOT PATROL.

2 SEPTEMBER 1897, AGED 48


GEORGE ROBERT NUTTALL

POLICE CONSTABLE AND FIREMAN

BURNLEY POLICE FIRE BRIGADE

KILLED WHEN BURIED BY THE COLLAPSE OF A ROOF WHILE FIGHTING A FIRE IN A COTTON MILL.

20 OCTOBER 1897, AGED 36


RICHARD PENMAN

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

PENSIONED IN APRIL 1895 DUE TO AN INJURY ON DUTY AT BURY FROM WHICH HE LATER DIED.

5 DECEMBER 1897, AGED 50


ALFRED MARSH

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE AND YORKSHIRE RAILWAY POLICE

DIED OF INJURIES RECEIVED IN AUGUST 1897 DURING A DOCKYARD STRIKE AT FLEETWOOD.

12 JANUARY 1898, AGED 28


FREDERICK SMITH

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED OF INJURIES SUSTAINED IN 1898 STOPPING A RUNAWAY HORSE AND LORRY AT ROCHDALE.

26 SEPTEMBER 1899, AGED 43


ABRAHAM SUTCLIFFE

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

FOUND ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED IN THE CANAL WHILE ON HIS BEAT AT NIGHT AT FAILSWORTH.

22 DECEMBER 1901, AGED 29


GEORGE MURPHY

POLICE INSPECTOR

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

ACCIDENTALLY KNOCKED OFF HIS BICYCLE BY A HORSE AND KILLED ON DUTY NEAR ULVERSTON.

2 JUNE 1904, AGED 49


RICHARD CLAYTON

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED OF DIABETES RESULTING FROM INJURY ON DUTY SUSTAINED IN MARCH 1902 AT ULVERSTON.

12 DECEMBER 1904, AGED 34


LEWIS BOOTH

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

COLLAPSED AND DIED FROM HEART FAILURE WHEN ARRESTING A BURGLAR AT SEAFORTH.

6 JANUARY 1905, AGED 50


WILLIAM FORSYTHE

POLICE SERGEANT

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

STABBED DURING AN ARREST AT ULVERSTON IN 1899 AND SUBSEQUENTLY DIED OF DIABETES.

12 MARCH 1905, AGED 45


GEORGE ARTHUR HODSON

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED OF INJURIES AFTER A FALL WHILE CHASING BOYS THROWING STONES AT AUDENSHAW.

29 DECEMBER 1906, AGED 28


STEWART MUNGO WHILLIS

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED AS A RESULT OF INJURIES RECEIVED IN 1901 WHEN ATTACKED BY FOUR MEN AT STANDISH.

15 MAY 1907, AGED 38


JOHN TAYLOR

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

PENSIONED IN 1908 AND DIED FROM THE EFFECTS OF SUNSTROKE SUFFERED ON DUTY AT PRESTON.

13 JUNE 1909, AGED 41


ALFRED PEARSON

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DROWNED ATTEMPTING TO RESCUE A SUICIDAL YOUNG WOMAN FROM A CANAL AT LITHERLAND.

25 JUNE 1911, AGED 25


JOHN JAMES SOUTHWARD

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

PENSIONED 1 APRIL AND DIED FROM THE EFFECTS OF INJURY RECEIVED IN EXECUTION OF HIS DUTY.

11 APRIL 1912, AGED 41


HARRY EDWARD HALL

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED FROM THE EFFECTS OF A NON-ACCIDENTAL INJURY RECEIVED IN EXECUTION OF HIS DUTY.

18 JUNE 1912, AGED 44


JAMES NELSON

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED FROM A STROKE AFTER A FALL FROM HIS HORSE ON MOUNTED TRAINING AT PRESTON.

7 APRIL 1915, AGED 23


JOHN DAVIS

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

FOUND DEAD ON THE RAILWAY HAVING BEEN HIT BY A TRAIN GOING ON DUTY NEAR UPHOLLAND.

5 AUGUST 1915, AGED 33


JAMES HARDACRE KPM

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

KILLED BY AN EXPLOSION WHILE FIGHTING A FIRE AT A MUNITIONS FACTORY AT CHURCH.

27 APRIL 1917, AGED 34


THOMAS BELL

POLICE SERGEANT

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED FROM INJURIES AFTER A FALL LOCATING A LIGHT IN A BLACKOUT AT GRANGE-OVER-SANDS.

16 APRIL 1918, AGED 41


WILLIAM PRENDERGAST

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED WHEN THROWN FROM A POLICE HORSE IN 1917 AT OLD TRAFFORD.

26 OCTOBER 1921, AGED 38


FRANCIS WALLBANK

POLICE SERGEANT

PRESTON BOROUGH POLICE

AFTER STOPPING A VEHICLE AT NIGHT HE WAS HIT BY A PASSING CAR AND DIED IN HOSPITAL.

27 DECEMBER 1921, AGED 45


ALFRED HENRY BARRON

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED AS A RESULT OF ACCIDENTAL INJURIES RECEIVED IN THE EXECUTION OF DUTY IN 1921.

23 APRIL 1923, AGED 34


HARTLEY WILKINSON

POLICE SERGEANT

BLACKPOOL BOROUGH POLICE

DIED FROM EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE SUSTAINED ATTEMPTING A SEA RESCUE IN AUGUST 1923.

16 APRIL 1924, AGED 45


JOSIAH DAVIES

DETECTIVE SERGEANT

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

KILLED IN A ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT WHILE RETURNING FROM DUTY AT HAYDOCK RACES.

25 JUNE 1926, AGED 36


THOMAS CHARLES BLANCHARD

SUPERINTENDENT

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

KILLED IN A POLICE MOTORCYCLE COMBINATION CRASH WHILE RETURNING FROM AINTREE RACES.

7 NOVEMBER 1930, AGED 62


JOHN THOMAS EDGELEY

POLICE CONSTABLE

PRESTON BOROUGH POLICE

DIED FROM INJURIES RECEIVED THE DAY BEFORE IN A COLLISION WITH A LORRY WHILE CYCLING.

16 JANUARY 1931, AGED 38


GEORGE RIPLEY

CHIEF INSPECTOR

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

HIT BY A CAR AND KILLED WHILE INVESTIGATING THE SCENE OF A FATAL ACCIDENT AT TARLETON.

25 OCTOBER 1931, AGED 61


WILLIAM MATTHEWS

POLICE CONSTABLE AND FIREMAN

BLACKPOOL POLICE FIRE BRIGADE

DIED OF ILLNESS ATTRIBUTABLE TO HIS DUTIES AS BOTH AN AMBULANCEMAN AND FIREMAN.

23 FEBRUARY 1932, AGED 44


FRANK DYSON

POLICE SERGEANT

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED THREE DAYS AFTER A FALL OFF HIS CYCLE ON PLAIN CLOTHES DUTY NEAR ULVERSTON.

20 OCTOBER 1933, AGED 44


HARRY FORREST

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

RUN DOWN AND KILLED BY A SPEEDING CAR AT NIGHT WHILE ON CROWD CONTROL AT NELSON.

7 MAY 1935, AGED 24


WILLIAM DEAN COUGHLAN

POLICE SERGEANT

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED OF INJURIES RECEIVED 21 DECEMBER IN A BICYCLE ACCIDENT ON PATROL AT ST ANNES.

14 JANUARY 1936, AGED 49


HENRY WILLIAM WOODHEAD

POLICE INSPECTOR

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

WHILE INVESTIGATING A ROAD ACCIDENT SCENE AT LEA HE WAS STRUCK BY A CAR AND KILLED.

20 NOVEMBER 1937, AGED 49


THOMAS HENRY DEWHURST

POLICE INSPECTOR

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

COLLAPSED AT AN AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS MEETING AT ORMSKIRK AND DIED IN HOSPITAL.

4 OCTOBER 1938, AGED 54


THOMAS ATKINSON HODGSON

POLICE SERGEANT

LANCASTER CITY POLICE

DIED SUDDENLY FOLLOWING A FALL FROM HIS BICYCLE WHILE ON PATROL DURING THE NIGHT.

11 NOVEMBER 1939, AGED 47


LLEWELYN WALFORD

SPECIAL CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE SPECIAL CONSTABULARY

KILLED BY A BOMB ASSISTING FAMILIES INTO SHELTERS DURING AN AIR RAID AT THORNTON.

18 SEPTEMBER 1940, AGED 46


WILLIAM ALBERT CHIPPENDALE

CHIEF INSPECTOR

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

KILLED WHEN OLD TRAFFORD POLICE STATION WAS STRUCK BY A BOMB DURING AN AIR RAID.

23 DECEMBER 1940, AGED 49


HERBERT BERRY

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

KILLED WHEN OLD TRAFFORD POLICE STATION WAS STRUCK BY A BOMB DURING AN AIR RAID.

23 DECEMBER 1940, AGED 28


JOHN HARRISON BURNS

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

KILLED WHEN OLD TRAFFORD POLICE STATION WAS STRUCK BY A BOMB DURING AN AIR RAID.

23 DECEMBER 1940, AGED 30


HENRY EDWARD HEATON

SPECIAL CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE SPECIAL CONSTABULARY

KILLED WHEN OLD TRAFFORD POLICE STATION WAS STRUCK BY A BOMB DURING AN AIR RAID.

23 DECEMBER 1940, AGED 43


JOHN WILLIAM LAW

RESERVE POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

BODY FOUND THE DAY AFTER HE WAS KILLED BY A BOMB DURING AN AIR RAID AT OLD TRAFFORD.

23 DECEMBER 1940, AGED 51


HARRY DAVIES

SPECIAL CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE SPECIAL CONSTABULARY

DIED OF INJURIES RECEIVED 22 DECEMBER FROM A BOMB DURING AN AIR RAID AT OLD TRAFFORD.

24 DECEMBER 1940, AGED 49


IAN DOUGLAS STEEN

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED OF INJURIES RECEIVED 23 DECEMBER IN AN AIR RAID AT OLD TRAFFORD POLICE STATION.

26 DECEMBER 1940, AGED 23


DAVID RODERICK ROBERTS

POLICE WAR RESERVE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED OF INJURIES RECEIVED 23 DECEMBER FROM A BOMB DURING AN AIR RAID AT OLD TRAFFORD.

1 JANUARY 1941, AGED 48


CHARLES HOOLE

POLICE WAR RESERVE CONSTABLE

BLACKBURN BOROUGH POLICE

COLLAPSED AND DIED AFTER REPORTING FOR NIGHT DUTY AT THE BROWNHILL POLICE BOX.

15 JANUARY 1941, AGED 45


GERARD GASKELL

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

KILLED BY A BOMB EXPLOSION IN THE EARLY HOURS DURING AN AIR RAID AT STRETFORD.

12 MARCH 1941, AGED 28


CLIFFORD ERNEST C. DAVEY

SPECIAL CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE SPECIAL CONSTABULARY

KILLED BY A BOMB EXPLOSION IN THE EARLY HOURS DURING AN AIR RAID AT STRETFORD.

12 MARCH 1941, AGED 38


JOHN CLARENCE HARROP

SPECIAL CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE SPECIAL CONSTABULARY

KILLED BY A BOMB EXPLOSION IN THE EARLY HOURS DURING AN AIR RAID AT STRETFORD.

12 MARCH 1941, AGED 32


GEORGE MORGAN VALENTINE

SPECIAL CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE SPECIAL CONSTABULARY

KILLED AS A RESULT OF ENEMY ACTION
DURING AN AIR RAID AT HUYTON-WITH-ROBY.

4 MAY 1941, AGED 43


JOSEPH PICKERING

POLICE WAR RESERVE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED OF HEART FAILURE AFTER AN ASSAULT WHILST ARRESTING A MAN AT LITHERLAND.

31 JANUARY 1942, AGED 54


FRED WHITE

POLICE WAR RESERVE CONSTABLE

PRESTON BOROUGH POLICE

DIED OF ILLNESS CONTRIBUTED TO BY FALLING IN PRESTON DOCK ON DUTY IN NOVEMBER 1940.

1 OCTOBER 1942, AGED 48


JOHN TOWERS

POLICE WAR RESERVE CONSTABLE

BLACKBURN BOROUGH POLICE

DIED OF INJURIES RECEIVED 22 DECEMBER WHEN ASSAULTED BY A MAN HE WARNED ON PATROL.

27 DECEMBER 1943, AGED 39


JACOB MURRAY

POLICE INSPECTOR

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

KILLED IN A ROAD ACCIDENT WHILE SECONDED TO ARMY CIVIL AFFAIRS DUTIES IN GERMANY.

25 JUNE 1945, AGED 41


ARTHUR RICHARDSON

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED OF INJURY SUSTAINED 25 MAY RESCUING A WOMAN COLLAPSED IN A BATH AT FLEETWOOD.

2 JULY 1945, AGED 45


ALBERT EDWARD HOLGATE

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

COLLAPSED IN NELSON POLICE STATION AT
NIGHT AND DIED IN HOSPITAL NEXT MORNING.

7 MAY 1946, AGED 45


LESLIE SHAW

POLICE CONSTABLE

BURNLEY BOROUGH POLICE

STRUCK BY A CAR WHICH FAILED TO STOP ON THE NIGHT OF 15 JULY AND DIED OF INJURIES.

19 JULY 1948, AGED 27


JAMES HENDERSON DUNCAN

DETECTIVE CHIEF INSPECTOR

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

PENSIONED APRIL 1947 AND DIED FROM ILLNESS RELATED TO FINGERPRINT DEPARTMENT DUTIES.

12 JANUARY 1949, AGED 50


ALLAN SWIFT

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED OF ILLNESS RESULTING FROM CONDITIONS IN A DAMP POLICE HOUSE AT WORSTHORNE.

12 FEBRUARY 1949, AGED 33


SYDNEY ARTHUR TYSOE

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED AS RESULT OF INJURIES RECEIVED IN 1940 WHEN ASSAULTED IN AN ARREST AT PRESCOT.

29 NOVEMBER 1949, AGED 38


LEONARD SMITH

CHIEF INSPECTOR

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED AS RESULT OF INJURIES RECEIVED IN 1930 WHEN ASSAULTED IN AN ARREST AT BEVERLEY.

22 DECEMBER 1949, AGED 45


HARRY WALTON

POLICE SERGEANT

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

ACCIDENTALLY SHOT BY A COLLEAGUE IN JULY 1940 CONTRIBUTING TO HIS SUBSEQUENT DEATH.

30 MARCH 1950, AGED 39


FRANK HOLDAWAY O'CONNOR

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

COLLAPSED AND DIED ON A CALL WITH HIS SERGEANT LATE AT NIGHT AT SKELMERSDALE.

19 NOVEMBER 1950, AGED 40


JOHN POUCHER

RESERVE POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

FATALLY INJURED WHEN STRUCK BY A DRUNK DRIVER ON BICYCLE PATROL AT CLEVELEYS.

7 JANUARY 1951, AGED 59


RIVERS GEORGE H. SHERWOOD

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED OF INJURIES THE DAY AFTER HE WAS HIT BY A CAR WHILE ON BICYCLE PATROL AT RAINHILL.

28 FEBRUARY 1952, AGED 51


CHARLES MOORE KPFSM

POLICE SERGEANT

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED ON PENSION OF INJURIES RECEIVED IN 1944 WHEN STABBED IN AN ARREST AT LITTLE LEVER.

1 NOVEMBER 1952, AGED 57


GEORGE NIXON

DETECTIVE INSPECTOR

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED OF HEAD INJURIES RECEIVED IN 1929 WHEN ASSAULTED GOING OFF DUTY AT FLEETWOOD.

4 JANUARY 1953, AGED 65


JOHN THOMAS HILL

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

PENSIONED IN 1951 AND DIED FROM A DISABILITY OCCASIONED BY HIS POLICE DUTIES AT CROSBY.

19 JANUARY 1954, AGED 50


IVOR ALLAN OATES

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED FOUR DAYS AFTER A PHYSICAL TRAINING ACCIDENT ON A RECRUITS COURSE AT BRUCHE.

6 MARCH 1956, AGED 25


JOHN MICHAEL GILLETT

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

KILLED WHILE HELPING A LORRY DRIVER REPAIR A LIGHT WHEN HIT BY A CAR NEAR GARSTANG.

24 MARCH 1956, AGED 24


ISAAC TAYLOR

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED OF INJURIES FROM 19 MAY IN A PATROL CAR CRASH PURSUING A VEHICLE AT CHADDERTON.

24 MAY 1956, AGED 30


THOMAS CLIFFORD WALKER

CHIEF INSPECTOR

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

KILLED IN A TRAFFIC PATROL CAR CRASH IN THE EARLY HOURS ON ICY ROADS AT PENWORTHAM.

24 DECEMBER 1957, AGED 41


JAMES O'DONNELL QPM

DETECTIVE INSPECTOR

BLACKBURN BOROUGH POLICE

FATALLY SHOT NEGOTIATING WITH A GUNMAN KNOWING HE HAD ALREADY SHOT TWO OTHERS.

13 DECEMBER 1958, AGED 47


JAMES FIRTH BATTY

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

KILLED WHEN HIS MOTORCYCLE COLLIDED WITH A LORRY RETURNING TO DUTY AT WALKDEN.

29 MAY 1959, AGED 19


JAMES THOMAS BRINDLE

POLICE CONSTABLE

BLACKBURN BOROUGH POLICE

DIED OF BURNS FOUR DAYS AFTER A FIRE WHILE WORKING ON A CAR AT THE POLICE GARAGE.

13 SEPTEMBER 1959, AGED 33


PHILIP PETER GIBBARD

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

KILLED IN A COLLISION OF HIS TRAFFIC MOTOR CYCLE AND A STATIONARY LORRY AT FULWOOD.

5 MAY 1961, AGED 32


ERNEST SOUTHERN

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED AFTER COLLAPSING WHILE DEALING WITH AN AFFRAY AGAINST THE POLICE AT KIRKBY.

27 JANUARY 1962, AGED 35


DAVID COLIN BROWN

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED OF INJURIES SEVEN WEEKS AFTER A POLICE VAN CRASH ESCORTING A PRISONER AT KIRKBY.

11 FEBRUARY 1965, AGED 24


MYRA WALLER

POLICE WOMAN

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED THE DAY AFTER HER TRAFFIC PATROL CAR CRASHED ATTENDING AN ACCIDENT AT HALTON.

20 JUNE 1965, AGED 24


GEORGE LESLIE HIGHAM

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

STRUCK AND KILLED BY A DRUNK DRIVER WHILE INVESTIGATING A ROAD ACCIDENT AT KIRKBY.

7 NOVEMBER 1966, AGED 37


THOMAS EDWARD H. WOODS

CHIEF INSPECTOR

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

COLLAPSED AND DIED DURING A FEDERATION WORKING PARTY MEETING IN LONDON.

13 DECEMBER 1966, AGED 49


GRAHAM ROUGHLEY

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

KILLED IN A PATROL CAR CRASH ATTENDING A BANK ALARM CALL AT ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE.

13 JUNE 1967, AGED 22


BRIAN MARSH

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED OF A SUDDEN ILLNESS WHILE ATTENDING HIS INITIAL TRAINING COURSE AT BRUCHE.

23 APRIL 1968, AGED 19


STANLEY EDWARD MOORE

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DROWNED DURING AN UNDERWATER SEARCH
FOR TWO MISSING CHILDREN AT WARRINGTON.

11 FEBRUARY 1969, AGED 37


JOHN DAWSON

POLICE SERGEANT

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED SIX DAYS AFTER A MOTOR CYCLE
ACCIDENT GOING OFF DUTY AT CHADDERTON.

14 JUNE 1969, AGED 50


LESLIE ALWYN MARSON

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

COLLAPSED AND DIED OF HEART FAILURE
WHILE INSTALLING RADIO EQUIPMENT.

29 SEPTEMBER 1969, AGED 47


GERALD IRVING RICHARDSON GC

SUPERINTENDENT

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

SHOT AND FATALLY WOUNDED ATTEMPTING TO ARREST AN ARMED ROBBER AT BLACKPOOL.

23 AUGUST 1971, AGED 38


BARBARA LYNNE WILKINSON

POLICE WOMAN

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

KILLED IN A CAR ACCIDENT WHILE RETURNING HOME FROM A POLICE FIRST AID COMPETITION.

13 NOVEMBER 1971, AGED 20


KENNETH RICHMOND FLETCHER

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

KILLED ON AN ADVANCED MOTORCYCLE COURSE WHEN HE FELL FROM HIS MACHINE AT TURTON.

23 NOVEMBER 1972, AGED 26


JAMES JOPE MCKENDRICK

DETECTIVE INSPECTOR

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

KILLED IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT WHILE CROSSING THE ROAD OUTSIDE POLICE HQ AT HUTTON.

18 DECEMBER 1974, AGED 52


IAN DOUGLAS MCPHERSON

POLICE INSPECTOR

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED SUDDENLY WHILE AT SCARBOROUGH WITH THE POLICE EXAMINATIONS MARKING PANEL.

25 NOVEMBER 1976, AGED 45


GEORGE ANTHONY SPENCER

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

KILLED WHEN HIS TRAFFIC CAR CRASHED ON AN EMERGENCY CALL IN A THICK FOG ON THE M61.

3 DECEMBER 1976, AGED 24


ROLAND CREE MCGOWAN

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

KILLED RESPONDING TO AN EMERGENCY CALL WHEN HIS PATROL CAR CRASHED AT BACUP.

22 JANUARY 1978, AGED 20


WALTER LACEY

ACTING SERGEANT

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED OF HEART FAILURE DURING A VIOLENT STRUGGLE TO ARREST A SUSPECT AT COLNE.

12 SEPTEMBER 1978, AGED 42


MALCOLM READER

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED IN A CAR CRASH ON THE EDENFIELD BY-PASS RETURNING HOME FROM DUTY AT BACUP.

4 JANUARY 1979, AGED 36


JOHN STANLEY ROBERTS

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

COLLAPSED AND DIED OF HEART FAILURE WHILE DRIVING A PATROL CAR AT NIGHT AT PRESTON.

29 JANUARY 1979, AGED 25


DAVID WHITTLE

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

FATALLY INJURED WITH PC BROMILOW IN A CAR CRASH ESCORTING A PRISONER AT BLACKBURN.

12 AUGUST 1979, AGED 20


JOHN EDWARD BROMILOW

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED AFTER THE CAR CRASH WITH PC WHITTLE WHILE ESCORTING A PRISONER AT BLACKBURN.

18 AUGUST 1979, AGED 23


JOHN HARWOOD

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED 9 DAYS AFTER A CRASH ON AN ADVANCED MOTORCYCLE COURSE AT CHARNOCK RICHARD.

28 SEPTEMBER 1979, AGED 23


ROBERT MILNE

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

COLLAPSED AND DIED AFTER DISPERSING A HOSTILE CROWD WHILE OFF DUTY AT FULWOOD.

21 OCTOBER 1979, AGED 50


GERALD CHARNLEY

POLICE SERGEANT

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

KILLED IN A FALL ON HELVELLYN MOUNTAIN DURING POLICE CADETS ADVENTURE TRAINING.

14 DECEMBER 1982, AGED 53


ANGELA BRADLEY

WOMAN POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DROWNED WITH TWO COLLEAGUES TRYING TO RESCUE A MAN FROM THE SEA AT BLACKPOOL.

5 JANUARY 1983, AGED 23

GORDON ALEXANDER CONNOLLY

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DROWNED WITH TWO COLLEAGUES TRYING TO RESCUE A MAN FROM THE SEA AT BLACKPOOL.

5 JANUARY 1983, AGED 24


COLIN MORRISON

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DROWNED WITH TWO COLLEAGUES TRYING TO RESCUE A MAN FROM THE SEA AT BLACKPOOL.

5 JANUARY 1983, AGED 38


PETER HEATON

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

COLLAPSED AND DIED WHILE ATTENDING A COURSE AT THE TRAINING SCHOOL AT HUTTON.

16 SEPTEMBER 1986, AGED 47


IAN WAIN WOODWARD

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

SHOT DEAD OFF DUTY WHEN HE CHALLENGED A POACHER ARMED WITH A SHOTGUN AT CHORLEY.

25 FEBRUARY 1987, AGED 33


RONALD ANSELL

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

COLLAPSED AND DIED OF HEART FAILURE DURING PUBLIC ORDER TRAINING AT INSKIP.

9 NOVEMBER 1989, AGED 56


PETER BURNETT

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

COLLAPSED AND DIED DISPERSING RIOTERS WHO WERE ATTACKING POLICE AT BARNOLDSWICK.

7 OCTOBER 1990, AGED 42


MARTIN EDWARD BAKER

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

KILLED WHEN HIS CAR COLLIDED WITH A LORRY WHILE TRAVELLING TO DUTY AT BLACKBURN.

24 DECEMBER 1992, AGED 25


ALAN WEST HOUGHTON

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

DIED TWO DAYS AFTER HE COLLAPSED AND CRASHED HIS POLICE VEHICLE AT CATTERALL.

17 MARCH 1998, AGED 50


CATHERINE MARGARET SUTCLIFFE

POLICE CONSTABLE

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

COLLAPSED 8 AUGUST AT A ROUTINE INCIDENT AT WADDINGTON AND LATER DIED IN HOSPITAL.

20 AUGUST 2004, AGED 34



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