Derek Ian McIntyre
Mersey Tunnel Police
Died 10 November 1967 aged 24
A double crewed Police Landrover responded to an the early morning report of an iron bar lying across two lanes of the tunnel; the police vehicle brought traffic to a halt and Constable McIntyre got out to remove the obstruction. As he did so a 22 ton lorry and trailer failed to stop striking both a private car and the police vehicle before hitting the officer and dragging him 120 feet to his death.
The lorry was found to have defective brakes and the driver was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving, fined and disqualified from driving.