Remembering British Police Officers who Lost their Lives in the Line of Duty
and the former constituent forces of
LEST WE FORGET
Const George Linnel
Died 23 July 1788
Shot dead when despite threats he persisted to execute an arrest warrant.
D/Sgt James Kemp
Died 29 December 1868, aged 31
While off duty he was called to deal with an armed man and was fatally shot.
PC Dennis Richard Brown
Died 28 May 1962, aged 33
Killed on night bicycle patrol when struck by a car which failed to stop.
PC Arthur Wood
Died 22 January 1963, aged 42
Found dead in a police box having collapsed on top of an electric fire.
Supt Lewis Poole
Died 18 October 1877, aged 40
PC Thomas Barrett
Died 19 October 1877
Sgt Isaac Wilson
Died 14 November 1877, aged 35
All fatally injured in a railway collision returning from Quarter Sessions.
PC David Davis
Died 25 August 1878, aged 27
Violently assaulted during an arrest and died as a result of his injuries.
PC Herbert John Lee
Died 28 March 1920
Fatally injured when hit by a train while on night patrol at Woodford Halse.
PC Reginald J. Mann
Died 6 October 1931, aged 31
Killed when he was accidentally hit by a lorry whilst checking vehicles.
PC Michael John Plaice
Died 28 August 1969, aged 30
Killed while checking a lorry on the motorway when hit by another lorry.
PC Roger Edward Flawn
Died 29 February 1976, aged 18
Killed when his car crashed while reporting for early turn duty.
Ch/Supt Hubert Henry Ward
Died 6 January 1977, aged 56
Killed in a road accident when his car left the road and overturned.
Sgt John Frederick William Beckett
Died 8 January 1985, aged 48
Died from injuries received in 1976 when assaulted during an arrest.
A/Sgt Simon Lilley
Died 5 November 1991, aged 30
Fatally injured attempting to stop a motorcycle for a traffic census.
LEST WE FORGET
Page updated 13 January 2012