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National Police Officers Roll of Honour

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

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Criteria for Inclusion on

The National Police Memorial
Roll of Honour

in Memory of
Police Officers of the
United Kingdom

Who have Lost their Lives
I
n the Execution of their Duty

As the result of Criminal Acts or
In the Course of Effecting an Arrest or
In the Performance of Acts of Gallantry or
Other Hazardous Duty


General

These criteria meet the requirements of The Police Memorial Trust, which has the final decision on inclusion or otherwise.

When considering the criteria, police forces may generally equate it to the conditions used in Section C3 of The Police Pension Regulations 1987, relating to the granting of a Widow’s Augmented Award.


Definitions

Police Officers
Any sworn constable or other peace officer or member of a police force engaged in a law enforcement role.

United Kingdom
England & Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, (Ireland 1801-1922), the Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

Who have Lost their Lives
Died as the result of an injury received, which caused or substantially contributed to the death.

In the Execution of their Duty
Death is a direct result of the performance of their duties or their occupation or status as a police officer.


Cause of death

As the Result of Criminal Acts
Death resulting from an attack, or other criminal act of violence.

In the Course of Effecting an Arrest
The injury was received in the course of duties performed for the immediate purpose of effecting an arrest.

In the Performance of Acts of Gallantry
The injury was received in the course of duties performed for the immediate purpose of saving the life of another or of preventing loss of life, in circumstances where there was a likelihood of serious or fatal injury.

Other Hazardous Duty
The injury was otherwise received in the course of duties involving an exceptional risk; including duties which by their nature are inherently dangerous, or where the risk is enhanced by other danger, e.g. location or weather conditions.

Otherwise where an officer is acting in the protection of persons or property beyond a normal obligation of duty, despite a known risk to the officer’s own personal safety.


NOTE: - These pages contain information about The Police Memorial Trust Registered Charity No. 289371

For further information, general enquiries or donations, find their Charity on the Charity Commission website.

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