Police Roll of Honour - Lest We Forget

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

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In Memory of British Police Officers who Lost their Lives in the Line of Duty

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Alfred Craig

Special Constable

Died 11 May 1921, aged 24

While on security duty at the Ship Street entrance to North Dock, Belfast he was approached by several men, believed to be republican gunmen; a disturbance ensued and he was shot dead through the heart.

 Alfred was buried in the City Cemetery.

He was survived by his wife whom he had married just three months earlier. 

John McHenry


Died 25 November 1921, aged 60

While on patrol in Milewater Road Gate in the vicinity of Belfast Harbour,
he was shot six times by unknown assailants and killed.

It was speculated that he was shot either by 'Loyalists' as he was a Catholic, or by 'Republicans' in revenge for his disclosure of a bomb plot, but no suspects were traced.

John was buried at Milltown Cemetery.

Edward Ferguson


Died 18 June 1978, aged 35

 While off duty drinking in an unlicensed club on the Shankhill Road, Belfast, he was recognised as a member of the security forces by a Loyalist gunman who shot him in the back and killed him.

Edward was a prison officer before joining the Harbour Police and
was recognised by one of his former inmates.


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