Remembering British Police Officers who Lost their Lives in the Line of Duty
LEST WE FORGET
PC William George Richards
Died 24 February 1942, aged 19
Killed in a road accident while dealing with a cyclist without lights.
Insp William Donaldson
Died 29 July 1855, aged 44
Bludgeoned and beaten by a mob freeing a prisoner from the lock-up.
PC Allen Mason
Died 29 December 1859, aged 30
Died of a ruptured blood vessel attributed to an earlier assault.
PC Thomas Turner
Died 22 August 1924, aged 42
Fatally injured when accidentally struck by a car while on night duty.
PC William Thomas Herrett
Died 22 October 1928, aged 33
Fatally injured while endeavouring to stop a runaway horse and cart.
Posthumously awarded the King's Police Medal for Gallantry.
PC Albert William Harrison
Died 17 February 1932, aged 26
Knocked down and killed by an omnibus while on bicycle patrol.
PC Herbert George Smeed
Died 18 March 1934, aged 21
Fatally injured in a road traffic accident while on bicycle patrol.
PC Norman Croxton
Died 7 February 1940, aged 25
Fatally injured while on motorcycle patrol in a collision with a car.
PC William Harold Story
Died 16 November 1941, aged 35
Fatally injured in a road accident on bicycle patrol during the blackout.
PWRC George Henry Dalton
Died 27 December 1942, aged 40
Died in a collision with an army vehicle cycling home from duty.
PC Frederick James Stevens
Died 10 July 1960, aged 43
Killed when the police car he was driving overturned near Guildford.
PC Stanley Charles Cross
Died 24 November 1961, aged 45
Died of cancer from injuries in the 1960 Guildford police car accident.
PC William Wood
Died 19 December 1966, aged 27
Killed in a road accident when hit by a car while on motorcycle patrol.
PC Philip Morgan
Died 25 October 1969, aged 24
Fatally injured in a road accident while on motorcycle traffic patrol.
PC John Schofield
Died 6 July 1974, aged 27
Shot dead by a suspect he and two colleagues had stopped at night.
PC Robert George Cross
Died 14 July 1977, aged 33
Killed when his patrol car crashed whilst pursuing suspect vehicles.
PC Bernard Francis Warren
Died 17 April 1984, aged 36
Killed in a road traffic accident while travelling home from duty.
PC Daniel Peter Glover
Died 4 June 1984, aged 26
Killed when his patrol car crashed responding to an assistance call.
PC Christopher Denis Cooper
Died 17 April 1992, aged 31
Fatally injured in a motorcycle crash responding to an emergency.
Insp Alan Craggs
Died 1 January 1994, aged 40
Killed in a road traffic accident returning home after work.
PC Roger John Franklin
Died 6 August 1995, aged 36
Killed in motorcycle accident responding to an emergency call.
PC Nigel Paul Skinner
Died 1 March 2002, aged 48
Killed in a motorcycle accident on his way home from work.
PC Richard Patrick Gunn
Died 14 March 2004, aged 29
Killed when his police car crashed responding to an emergency call.
PC Stanley Raymond Jones
Died 15 September 2005, aged 39
Died of injuries received in 2004 in a road accident while reporting for duty.
LEST WE FORGET
Page updated 13 January 2012