Remembering British Police Officers who Lost their Lives in the Line of Duty
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LEST WE FORGET
Const Thomas Warren
Died 27 January 1827
Shot dead when he forced entry to a house to execute a warrant.
Const John McBride
Died July 1838
Killed in a fall from a cart when his horse bolted going to the Assizes.
Sub-Const Thomas McKinley
Died 2 August 1826
Killed in defending police barracks from an attack of a riotous mob.
Sub-Const Patrick Cleary
Died 8 November 1828
Killed on duty in an affray in Co. Down.
Sub-Const William West
Died 31 August 1829
Killed whilst attempting to execute a warrant for assault in Co. Antrim.
Sub-Const Thompson Morrison
Died 18 January 1830
Shot dead by an unknown gunman while taking names of rioters.
Sub-Const Robert Wiggins
8 October 1832
Killed when police confronted an armed party during the night.
Died 22 April 1836
Fatally beaten by a mob attacking his patrol after seizing contraband.
Const Patrick Burke
Died 17 March 1849, aged 24
Shot dead when his police cordon, protecting a parade, was fired upon.
Sub-Insp Thomas Thornley
Died 30 April 1850, aged 53
Died of severe injuries received on duty in December 1849 in Co. Antrim.
Sgt Robert McClelland
Died 5 December 1859, aged 35
Shot dead by one of his constables in revenge for reporting him.
Sub-Const Joseph Morton
Died 20 August 1872, aged 34
Shot dead whilst attempting to keep two rioting mobs apart in Belfast.
Const Francis Murphy
Died 29 December 1874, aged 38
Shot by a sub-constable whom he had reported for neglect of duty.
Sub-Insp Samuel Boyce
Died 23 June 1879, aged 40
Killed when he was thrown from his horse going to inspect a barracks.
H/Const William Gardiner
Died 14 July 1886, aged 46
Shot and fatally wounded during sectarian rioting in Belfast.
Dist/Insp Joshua William V. Bernard
Died 23 September 1887, aged 45
Died from injuries received in December 1886 during riots in Belfast.
Const William John Finlay
Died 8 January 1891, aged 39
Fatally injured in a fall down a flight of steps on duty in Portrush, Co. Antrim.
Const John A. Wallace
Died 28 July 1909, aged 21
Drowned in a gallant endeavour to save the life of a comrade.
A/Sgt Brian Taylor
Died 12 August 1914, aged 36
Killed when he was run over by a railway train on duty in Belfast.
Const Edward Casey
Died 27 October 1914, aged 39
Died of disease accelerated by an assault while arresting a prisoner.
H/Const Patrick Donnelly
Died 8 August 1915, aged 51
Died of disease following an injury to his back sustained while on duty.
D/Sgt Denis Moroney
Died 15 May 1920, aged 40
Fatally shot assisting officers to disperse rioters in Derry City.
Sgt Timothy Holland
Died 9 June 1920, aged 41
Fatally shot when his patrol was attacked by several gunmen.
H/Const Samuel Perrott
Died 3 July 1920 aged 49
Died of heart failure after being struck by a stone during rioting.
Dist Insp Oswald Ross Swanzy
Died 22 August 1920, aged 39
Shot dead at close range by an IRA squad as he left church off duty.
Const James Munnelly
Died 26 August 1920, aged 30
Shot and fatally wounded during an IRA attack on his barracks.
Const Thomas Leonard
Died 25 September 1920, aged 35
Fatally shot while on foot patrol when ambushed by two gunmen.
Const John Flaherty
Died 16 October 1920, aged 46
Shot and fatally wounded when fired upon while on foot patrol.
Sgt Samuel Wilfred Lucas
Died 4 November 1920, aged 45
Shot and fatally wounded when IRA men attacked his barracks.
Const Hugh Kearns
Died 8 November 1920 aged 35
Fatally shot while chasing gunmen who had fired on an army patrol.
H/Const John J. Kearney
Died 22 November 1920, aged 51
Shot and fatally wounded when leaving church while off duty.
Const William Gaffney
Died 23 December 1920 aged 35
Killed in a road accident when his police vehicle overturned.
Sgt John J. Kemp
Died 23 January 1921, aged 43
Fatally wounded while off duty by a bomb thrown by two masked men.
Const Thomas Heffron, 26
Awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry
Const Michael Quinn, 20
Awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry
Died 26 January 1921
Shot dead while asleep in a hotel while on escort duty from Dublin.
Const Robert A. Crook, 26
Const John McIntosh, 26
Died 11 March 1921
Const Walter H. Cooper
Died 13 March 1921, aged 28
Fatally shot while off duty in Belfast when attacked by several gunmen.
H/Const John Boyd
Died 23 March 1921, aged 46
Fatally shot by a suspected burglar while searching his house.
Sgt John Higgins
Died 1 April 1921, aged 48
Shot at close range and fatally wounded walking home for tea.
Const Michael Kenny
Died 6 April 1921, aged 33
Shot and fatally wounded defending his barracks during an IRA attack.
Cadet Ernest Baran Bolam
Died 23 April 1921, aged 34
Cadet John Beets Bales
Died 24 April 1921, aged 23
Shot and fatally wounded on escort duty when attacked by two men.
T/Sgt Peter Joseph McDonagh
Died 21 May 1921, aged 31
Killed when his bicycle patrol was ambushed returning to barracks.
Sgt Michael Burke
Died 5 June 1921, aged 28
Shot dead when his patrol was ambushed at night by 20 IRA men.
Const James Glover
Died 7 July 1921, aged 31
Fatally shot returning to barracks when attacked by several gunmen.
Const Timothy Joseph Galvin
Died 8 July 1921, aged 26
Shot and fatally wounded on traffic control when attacked by four men.
Const Thomas Conlon
Died 10 July 1921, aged 32
Shot dead while on mobile patrol at night when his vehicle was fired on.
Const Michael Gorman
Died 2 December 1921, aged 45
Killed with a Special Constable during an attempted IRA prison breakout.
Const Francis Hill
Died 19 January 1922, aged 32
Fatally shot leading a USC patrol when attacked by a group of men in Belfast.
Sgt Eugene Ahern
Died 15 February 1922 aged 51
Killed by the accidental discharge of a machine gun being unloaded.
Const James Cullen, 23
Const Patrick J. O`Connor, 35
Died 10 March 1922
Fatally shot returning to barracks after being relieved from their post.
Sgt Christopher P. Clarke
Died 13 March 1922, aged 41
Fatally shot by an armed gang while returning from a funeral in Belfast.
Posthumously awarded the Constabulary Medal for Gallantry.
Sgt Patrick Joseph Early
Died 29 March 1922, aged 30
Shot dead with a Special Constable when IRA gunmen attacked a patrol.
Const George P. P. Turner
Died 1 April 1922, aged 40
Shot dead by a sniper while on patrol with Special Constables in Belfast.
Sgt John Bruin
Died 20 April 1922, aged 37
Fatally shot attempting to stop two armed men robbing a public house.
Const John Harvey
Died 2 May 1922, aged 37
Shot dead when a large number of IRA gunmen attacked his barracks.
Sgt Frederick J. Frizelle
Died 4 May 1922, aged 40
Fatally shot with two USC Constables when IRA gunmen attacked a patrol.
Const John Collins
Died 18 May 1922, aged 49
Shot dead when IRA gunmen in police uniform attacked a barracks.
Const William Heaslip
Died 19 May 1922, aged 28
Shot dead during the arrest of two IRA gunmen for theft from a shop.
Const Henry O`Brien
Died 30 May 1922, aged 23
Shot and fatally wounded when fired on outside his barracks.
LEST WE FORGET
Page updated 13 January 2012