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

LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

Lancashire Constabulary

and the former constituent Forces of
Accrington Borough Police
, Blackburn Police Fire Brigade,
Blackburn Borough Police, Blackpool Borough Police,
Burnley Police Fire Brigade, Preston Borough Police, Lancaster City Police


LEST WE FORGET


Accrington Borough Police


PC John Brown

Died 17 August 1884, aged 26

Run down stopping two horse drawn omnibuses being driven furiously.


Blackburn Police Fire Brigade


P/Fm Robert Cookson

Died 13 October 1894, aged 32

Fatally injured by falling out of a fire escape he was demonstrating.


Blackburn Borough Police


PWRC John Towers

Died 27 December 1943, aged 39

Fatally injured whilst on patrol when assaulted by a man he had warned.


D/Insp James O'Donnell QPM MM & Bar

Died 13 December 1958, aged 47

Fatally shot attempting to arrest a gunman who had shot two others.

Posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry.


PC James Thomas Brindle

Died 13 September 1959, aged 33

Died of burns after an explosion at the police garage where he worked.


Blackpool Borough Police


Sgt Hartley Wilkinson

Died 28 April 1924, aged 45

Died from the effects of exposure sustained in 1923 in a sea rescue.


Burnley Police Fire Brigade


P/Fm George Henry Lockwood

Died 3 April 1893, aged 28

Fatally injured by the collapse of a wall while fighting a fire at a mill.


P/Fm George O'Donoghue

Died 25 January 1897, aged 38

Fatally injured when a horse tender crashed while returning from a fire.


P/Fm George Robert Nuttall

Died 20 October 1897, aged 38

Buried by the collapse of a roof while fighting a fire in a cotton mill.


Preston Borough Police


PC John Parker

Died 29 August 1869, aged 36

Died from hydrophobia after being bitten trying to capture a rabid dog.


Sgt Francis Wallbank

Died 27 December 1921, aged 45

Fatally injured when knocked down by a car whilst on patrol at night.


PWRC Fred White

Died 1 October 1942, aged 48

Died of injuries received in December 1940 during an enemy air raid.


Lancaster City Police


Sgt Thomas Hodgson

Died 11 November 1939, aged 47

Collapsed and died suddenly while on bicycle patrol at night.


Lancashire Constabulary


SC Joseph Halstead

Died 10 August 1840, aged 43

Bludgeoned to death with an iron bar during anti-police rioting at Colne.


PC Matthew Sharp

Died 9 December 1858, aged 32

Drowned in the canal while going on patrol on a very dark night.


PC Robert Highton

Died 10 June 1859, aged 49

Collapsed and died after suffering a fit while on duty in the police station.


PC John Taylor

Died 9 January 1860, aged 27

Collapsed and died when he suffered a fit while on duty.


Supt John Sellers

Died 24 March 1860, aged 44

Killed when thrown from his trap returning from duties at Liverpool.


PC William Jump

Died 28 June 1862, aged 29

Shot dead during a violent struggle to arrest an armed gang at night.


PC Lord Pickup

Died 28 August 1867, aged 47

Fatally injured when run down by a horse on crowd control at the races.


PC Joseph Greenhalgh

Died 15 April 1868, aged 22

Drowned when he fell into the canal while on patrol on a very dark night.


Supt Richard Pickering

Died 3 November 1868, aged 51

Died as a result of severe injuries received in separate disturbances.


Sgt William Hoban

Died 14 April 1872, aged 34

Pensioned and subsequently died of severe injuries received on duty.


PC Nicholas Cock

Died 2 August 1876, aged 21

Fatally shot attempting to arrest an armed burglar he disturbed at night.


PC William Clark

Died 2 February 1877, aged 32

Pensioned in 1875 and later died as a result of injuries received on duty.


Sgt Jonah Sewell

Died 1 November 1878, aged 37

Shot in the head by a suspect he had stopped and was questioning.


PC John Long

Died 1 February 1880, aged 29

Fatally injured when accidentally run down by a train whilst on patrol.


PC Thomas Hazelden

Died 1 October 1884, aged 22

Died as the result of a fall while cleaning the police station windows.


Sgt William Coutts

Died 7 December 1886, aged 36

Accidentally killed on the railway after visiting a constable at Prescot.


Sgt Alexander Mitchell

Died 23 February 1887, aged 42

Found drowned having fallen in a canal while visiting beats at night.


PC Noah Jackson

Died 10 August 1893, aged 35

Died of blood poisoning contracted at post mortem of a horse carcase.


PC William Grant

Died 9 November 1893, aged 53

Fatally injured in a fall coming down an unprotected staircase.


PS Charles Percival

Died 9 January 1896, aged 48

Died as a result of injuries received while in the execution of his duty.


PC Richard Penman

Died 5 December 1897, aged 50

Died as result of an injury received in the execution of his duty.


PC Frederick Smith

Died 26 September 1899, aged 43

Died from injuries sustained when stopping a runaway horse and lorry.


PC Abraham Sutcliffe

Died 22 December 1901, aged 29

Found accidentally drowned in the canal while on his beat at night.


PC Richard Clayton

Died 12 December 1904, aged 34

Died of disease attributable to injuries received in the execution of his duty.


PC Lewis Booth

Died 6 January 1905, aged 50

Collapsed and died from heart failure when arresting a burglar.


Sgt William Forsythe

Died 12 March 1905, aged 46

After being stabbed on duty in 1899 he subsequently died of diabetes.


PC George Arthur Hodson

Died 29 December 1906, aged 28

Died from injuries received in a fall chasing youths throwing stones.


PC Stewart Mungo Whillis

Died 15 May 1907, aged 37

Died as a result of an assault while in the execution of his duty in 1901.


PC John Taylor

Died 13 June 1909, aged 39

Died from effects of injury received by him in the execution of his duty.


PC Alfred Pearson

Died 26 June 1911, aged 25

Drowned attempting to rescue a woman from a canal at Litherland.


PC John James Southward

Died 11 April 1912, aged 42

Died from the effects of injuries received in execution of his duty.


PC Harry Edward Hall

Died 18 June 1912

Died from a non-accidental injury received in execution of his duty.


PC James Nelson

Died 7 April 1915, aged 23

Killed in a fall from his horse on mounted patrol after suffering a fit.


PC John Davies

Died 5 August 1915, aged 33

Found dead on the railway having been hit by a train going on duty.


PC James Hardacre KPM

Died 27 April 1917, aged 34

Killed by an explosion while fighting a large fire at a munitions factory.

Posthumously awarded the King's Police Medal for Gallantry.


Sgt Thomas Bell

Died 16 April 1918, aged 41

Fatally injured in a fall into a cutting trying to locate a light in a blackout.


PC William Prendergast

Died 26 October 1921, aged 41

Died from injuries sustained when thrown from a police horse in 1917.


PC Alfred Henry Barron

Died 23 April 1923, aged 34

Died as a result of accidental injuries received in the execution of duty.


D/Sgt Josiah Davies

Died 25 June 1926, aged 56

Killed going off duty in a car which had swerved to avoid children.


Supt Thomas Charles Blanchard

Died 7 November 1930, aged 62

Killed on duty when his motorcycle combination collided with a lorry.


Ch/Insp George Ripley

Died 25 October 1931, aged 61

Killed by a car while investigating a previous fatal accident scene.


Sgt Frank Dyson

Died 20 October 1933, aged 43

Fatally injured in a fall from his cycle whilst on plain clothes duty.


PC Harry Forrest

Died 7 May 1935, aged 23

Run down and killed by a speeding car while on crowd control.


Insp Henry William Woodhead

Died 20 November 1937, aged 49

Struck by a car and killed while investigating a road accident scene.


Insp Thomas Henry Dewhurst

Died 4 October 1938, aged 54

Collapsed while attending an ARP meeting and died in hospital.


SC Llewellyn Walford

Died 18 September 1940, aged 45

Killed by a bomb assisting women and children into an air raid shelter.


Ch/Insp William A. Chippendale

Died 23 December 1940, aged 49

PC Herbert Berry

Died 23 December 1940, aged 28

PC John Harrison Burns

Died 23 December 1940, aged 30

RPC John William Law

Died 23 December 1940, aged 51

SC Henry Edward Heaton

Died 23 December 1940, aged 43

All killed when Old Trafford police HQ was destroyed in an enemy air raid.


SC Harry Davies

Died 24 December 1940, aged 49

Fatally injured when dealing with an incendiary bomb during an air raid.


PC Ian Douglas Steen

Died 26 December 1940, aged 23

Fatally injured when Old Trafford HQ was destroyed in an enemy air raid.

Posthumous King's Commendation for Brave Conduct in Civil Defence.


PWRC David Roderick Roberts

Died 1 January 1941, aged 48

Fatally injured when Old Trafford HQ was destroyed in an enemy air raid.


PC Gerard Gaskell

Died 12 March 1941, aged 28

SC Clifford Ernest L. Davey

Died 12 March 1941, aged 38

SC John Clarence Harrop

Died 12 March 1941, aged 32

Killed by a bomb explosion while on duty during an air raid at Stretford.


SC George Morgan Valentine

Died 4 May 1941, aged 43

Killed in an enemy air raid at Roby, duty status unknown.


PWRC Joseph Pickering

Died 31 January 1942, aged 54

Collapsed and died when assaulted while attempting to arrest a man.


PC Arthur Richardson

Died 2 July 1945, aged 45

Died of injuries sustained rescuing an unconscious woman in a bath.


PC Albert Edward Holgate

Died 7 May 1946, aged 45

Collapsed and died of heart failure while on foot patrol at Colne.


PC Allan Swift

Died 12 February 1949, aged 33

Died of tuberculosis brought about by damp conditions in his police house.


PC Sydney Arthur Tysoe

Died 29 November 1949, aged 38

Died as result of injuries received in 1940 when assaulted in an arrest.


Ch/Insp Leonard Smith

Died 22 December 1949, aged 45

Died as result of injuries received in 1930 when assaulted in an arrest.


PS Harry Walton

Died 30 March 1950, aged 39

Died from injuries received in 1940 when accidentally shot on duty.


PC Frank O'Connor

Died 19 November 1950, aged 40

Collapsed and died while on patrol duty late at night at Skelmersdale.


RPC John Poucher

Died 7 January 1951, aged 59

Fatally injured when struck by a drunk driver while on bicycle patrol.


PC Rivers George H. Sherwood

Died 28 February 1952, aged 51

Killed while on patrol when knocked off his bicycle by a car.


Sgt Charles Moore KPFSM

Died 1 November 1952, aged 57

Pensioned in 1947 and subsequently died as a result of an injury on duty.

Awarded the Kings Police and Fire Service Medal for Gallantry in 1945.


D/Insp George Nixon

Died 4 January 1953, aged 65

Died as a result of injuries received in 1929 while in the execution of his duty.


PC John Thomas Hill

Died 19 January 1954, aged 50

Pensioned in 1951 and died from disability occasioned by his police duties.


PC Ivor Allan Oates

Died 6 March 1956, aged 25

Fatally injured during physical training on an initial recruits course.


PC John Michael Gillett

Died 24 March 1956, aged 24

Killed while helping a lorry driver to repair a light when struck by a car.


PC Isaac Taylor

Died 24 May 1956, aged 30

Fatally injured when his patrol car crashed during a vehicle pursuit.


Ch/Insp Thomas Clifford Walker

Died 24 December 1957, aged 41

Killed when his traffic patrol car crashed on icy roads at night.


PC James Firth Batty

Died 29 May 1959, aged 19

Killed when his motorcycle collided with a lorry while returning to duty.


PC Philip Peter Gibbard

Died 5 May 1961, aged 32

Killed in a road traffic accident while on motorcycle patrol duty.


PC Ernest Southern

Died 27 January 1962, aged 35

Collapsed and died while dealing with a violent street affray.


PC David Colin Brown

Died 11 February 1965, aged 24

Fatally injured in a police van crash while escorting a prisoner.


PW Myra Waller

Died 20 June 1965, aged 24

Fatally injured when her traffic car crashed attending an emergency.


PC George Leslie Higham

Died 7 November 1966, aged 37

Killed when struck by a car while investigating a road accident scene.


PC Graham Roughley

Died 13 June 1967, aged 22

Killed when his patrol car crashed swerving to avoid a pedestrian.


PC Stanley Edward Moore

Died 11 February 1969, aged 37

Drowned during an underwater search for two missing children.


Sgt John  Dawson

Died 14 June 1969, aged 45

Fatally injured in a road traffic accident while going off duty.


PC Leslie Alwyn Marson

Died 29 September 1969, aged 47

Collapsed and died of heart failure installing radio equipment on duty.


Supt Gerald Irving Richardson

Died 23 August 1971, aged 38

Shot dead trying to arrest an armed robber after others had been shot.

Posthumously awarded the George Cross for Gallantry.


PC Kenneth Richmond Fletcher

Died 23 November 1972, aged 26

Killed in road accident while on an advanced police motorcycle course.


D/Insp James Jope McKendrick

Died 18 December 1974, aged 52

Killed in a road traffic accident while going off duty at police HQ.


PC George Anthony Spencer

Died 3 December 1976, aged 24

Killed when his patrol car crashed on an emergency call in a thick fog.


PC Roland Cree McGowan

Died 22 January 1978, aged 20

Killed in a patrol car, which crashed responding to an emergency call.


A/Sgt Walter Lacey

Died 12 September 1978, aged 42

Collapsed and died of heart failure struggling to arrest a suspect.


PC Malcolm Reader

Died 4 January 1979, aged 36

Fatally injured in a road traffic accident returning home from duty.


PC John Stanley Roberts

Died 29 January 1979, aged 25

Collapsed and died of heart failure driving a patrol car on night duty.


PC David Whittle

Died 12 August 1979, aged 20

PC John Edward Bromilow

Died 18 August 1979, aged 23

Fatally injured in a patrol car crash while escorting a prisoner.


PC John Harwood

Died 28 September 1979, aged 23

Fatally injured in an accident while on advanced motorcycle training.


PC Robert Milne

Died 21 October 1979, aged 50

Collapsed and died dispersing a disorderly crowd while off duty.


Sgt Gerald Charnley

Died 14 December 1982, aged 53

Killed in a fall on a mountain while supervising police cadets training.


WPC Angela Bradley

Died 5 January 1983, aged 23

PC Gordon Alexander Connolly

Died 5 January 1983, aged 24

PC Colin Morrison

Died 5 January 1983, aged 38

Drowned attempting to rescue a man and each other from the sea.  


PC Peter Heaton

Died 16 September 1986, aged 47

Collapsed and died while attending a course at training school.


PC Ian Wain Woodward

Died 25 February 1987, aged 33

Shot dead off duty challenging a suspect armed with a shotgun.


PC Ronald Ansell

Died 9 November 1989, aged 56

Collapsed and died of heart failure during public order training.


PC Peter Burnett

Died 7 October 1990, aged 42

Collapsed and died of heart failure dispersing rioters attacking police.


PC Martin Baker

Died 24 December 1992, aged 25

Killed in a road traffic accident while travelling to report for duty.


PC Alan West Houghton

Died 17 March 1998, aged 50

Collapsed driving a police vehicle on patrol and died in hospital.


PC Catherine Margaret Sutcliffe

Died 20 August 2004, aged 34

Collapsed at a routine incident and hospitalised until her death.


LEST WE FORGET


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