Remembering British Police Officers who Lost their Lives in the Line of Duty
and the former constituent forces of
LEST WE FORGET
Insp John Soutar Suttie
Died 8 March 1914, aged 48
Whilst on patrol at night he collapsed and died of a brain haemorrhage.
PC John George Samuel
Died 28 May 1911, aged 22
Drowned whilst assisting in the rescue of a colleague while bathing.
PC Ewan McDonald
Died 22 June 1851
Fatally stabbed when he intervened in a street disturbance in the early hours.
PC William Swan
Died 27 August 1868, aged 27
Drowned in the dock apparently having fallen in while on night duty.
Sgt James Watson
Died 18 September 1870, aged 48
Fatally injured by the collapse of a wall assisting at the scene of a fire.
Sgt Charles Cruickshank
Died 1 December 1882, aged 32
Collapsed and died of heart failure while on duty at Lochee Police Station.
Insp David McBay
Died 19 August 1893, aged 44
Fatally stabbed attempting to arrest a deranged armed man in a house.
DC James Palmer
Died 4 December 1896, aged 50
Died of exposure after falling into the dock while going off duty late at night.
PC James Paton Black
Died 4 November 1908, aged 21
Found drowned in the docks after falling in while on night duty.
Sgt William Dickson
Died 21 October 1911, aged 52
Collapsed and died of heart failure while patrolling his beat at night.
PC McGregor Walker
Died 16 September 1932, aged 31
Killed when a drunken driver ran into a car he had stopped.
Insp Simon Fraser Taylor
Died 8 January 1938, aged 41
Found dead in a police box where he had collapsed while on duty.
PC Robert Stirrat
Died 5 May 1941, aged 24
Killed by the detonation of an unexploded bomb he was checking.
PC James Graham
Died 22 October 1894, aged 34
Collapsed and died from a ruptured blood vessel patrolling his beat.
PC Adam Smith
Died 23 April 1909, aged 25
Collapsed and died of heart failure chasing youths causing a nuisance.
PC William MacKintosh
Died 24 September 1930, aged 31
Killed in a motorcycle crash while travelling on duty to Perth Races.
PC Samuel McGowan
Died 16 June 1940, aged 34
Found drowned in the River Tummel after being on night duty.
PC Alexander Christie
Died 30 May 1946, aged 36
Fatally injured in a road traffic accident while on motorcycle patrol.
PC Thomas Robert Muir
Died 8 September 1953, aged 28
Killed in a road traffic accident while on police motorcycle patrol.
PC Alexander McGregor Graham
Died 21 March 1960, aged 36
Collapsed and died at Dunblane near the end of his night shift.
Sgt Donald Robertson BEM
Died 19 December 1965, aged 45
Killed when struck by a van while manning a road block after a prison escape.
PC James Easton Berwick
Died 19 July 1975, aged 54
Collapsed and died at Ardchoille police house while on early turn duty.
PC James Forbes Cumming
Died 6 February 1980, aged 40
Collapsed and died pushing a car at the scene of a road traffic accident.
PC William Mathieson
Died 26 September 1981, aged 21
Killed in a police vehicle accident responding to a call for assistance.
PC Paul Richard North
Died 17 March 1987, aged 35
Fatally injured in a road accident while on mobile patrol near Perth.
D/Insp David McKay Stewart
Died 19 December 1989, aged 43
Killed in a road traffic accident while driving a police vehicle.
Sgt David Edward A. Connor
Died 31 August 2001, aged 42
Killed in a road accident while travelling to police headquarters.
DC Malcolm Whigham
Died 16 August 2007, aged 42
Killed in a police motorcycle accident while on secondment in West Lothian.
LEST WE FORGET
Page updated 23 February 2012