Remembering British Police Officers who Lost their Lives in the Line of Duty
formerly Wiltshire Constabulary
LEST WE FORGET
PC Andrew Albert Reuben Hancock
Died 31 October 1875, aged 33
Died from injuries received when assaulted quelling a disturbance.
Sgt Enos Molden
Died 12 April 1892, aged 49
Shot and fatally wounded arresting an armed man wanted for murder.
Supt Frederick Bull
Died 30 July 1892, aged 52
Fatally injured on duty trying to stop his horse and trap which had bolted.
Sgt William Frank Crouch
Died 31 March 1913, aged 33
Shot dead by a constable he had reported who then killed himself.
PC Frank Gray
Died 17 March 1929, aged 23
Fatally injured in an accident when his motorcycle collided with a car.
PC Henry G. Tanner
Died 5 September 1931, aged 33
Found dead beside his crashed motorcycle in the early morning.
R/Insp Albert Enos Mitchell
Died 7 May 1940, aged 53
Killed in collision with a car while cycling to a crime scene at Swindon.
PWRC Albert William Newman
Died 10 March 1942, aged 36
Shot dead with his police revolver but no evidence as to the cause.
Ch/Insp Edmund Richard Norris MC
Died 19 January 1955, aged 41
Fatally injured when his car crashed returning from a police conference.
PC Maurice William Foord
Died 28 January 1961, aged 43
Fatally injured when hit by a car while directing traffic at an accident scene .
PC Cedric A. Hemming
Died 16 April 1968, aged 25
Killed when struck by a passing car while at the scene of an accident.
PC Colin D. R. Hayward
Died 4 October 1968, aged 22
Fatally injured in a collision with his police motorcycle and a lorry.
PC Robert Edward Cray
Died 23 September 1973, aged 27
Fatally injured when struck by a passing car at an accident scene.
PC Leonard Alan Harding
Died 13 July 1977, aged 28
Fatally injured when his police motorcycle was involved in an accident.
PC Philip Stephen Russell
Died 16 August 1978, aged 22
Killed in a road traffic accident while travelling to the training school.
PC Desmond Derrick Kellam
Died 3 October 1979, aged 31
Killed when struck with a billhook while attempting to arrest a burglar.
DC Mark Herbert
Died 3 September 1987, aged 30
Killed in a road collision of a lorry and his car whilst on surveillance duties.
PC John Lewis Marsh
Died 5 June 1989, aged 40
A dog handler, collapsed and died after struggling to arrest a suspect.
Sgt Michael Ivor Tucker
Died 5 November 1991, aged 49
Collapsed on a firearms training course dying later in hospital of heart failure.
PC Christopher Mark Regelous
Died 23 December 1991, aged 32
Fatally injured in a road traffic accident while travelling home from duty.
Sgt Philip Henry Singleton
Died 16 May 1996, aged 40
Collapsed and died of heart failure in his office at the police station.
PC Michael James Johnson
Died 3 August 2009, aged 46
When reporting for duty he collapsed at the station and died of heart failure.
PC Daniel John Cooper
Died 1 February 2010, aged 22
Died when his police car crashed responding to a police assistance call.
LEST WE FORGET
Page updated 13 January 2012