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

2001

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LEST WE FORGET


 Essex HP

Roderick Norton Daniels

Police Constable

Essex Police

Died 8 February 2001, aged 53

PC Daniels

While returning from court, in an unmarked car, he stopped to assist at the scene of an accident in wet weather on the A12 at Kelvedon. As he walked back, wearing a reflective jacket, to warn oncoming vehicles of the obstruction he was struck by a car and killed.

Rod had completed over 30 years service, mostly as a traffic officer and was stationed on the Mobile Support Division at Rayleigh. He had been commended by the Crown Court and his Chief Constable for bravery in confronting an armed man and had three other commendations for outstanding police work.

He was survived by his wife and two teenage sons, one of whom had recently been accepted as a recruit into the force.

His name is recorded on the Roll of Honour at the National Police Memorial in London.


Cheshire Crest

Robert Graham

Police Constable

Cheshire Constabulary

Died 13 February 2001, aged 56

Cheshire Crest

 Fatally injured in a road traffic accident while travelling home from duty when his motorcycle was in collision with a heavy goods vehicle at Warrington.

Robert was due to retire in May after 30 years service having served with Lancashire until the 1974 amalgamation; he had been stationed at Warrington since 1993 where he was a traffic officer.

He was survived by his wife, adult daughter and baby grandson.


 Suffolk Badge

Peter Charles Evans

Police Constable

Suffolk Constabulary

Died 24 February 2001, aged 33

PC Evans

 Killed in a road accident while travelling in an armed response vehicle, which was returning to base at the end of a shift in the early hours, when it left the road, overturned and hit an electricity pole near Bury St Edmunds.

Peter was a single man and had over nine years service with the force.

He was attached to the Western Area Operations Support Group at Bury St Edmunds.


 GMP Badge

Alison Armitage

Police Constable

Greater Manchester Police

Died 5 March 2001, aged 29

PC Armitage

While on plain clothes duty keeping observation on a stolen car in Oldham, a suspect returned to the vehicle and, in attempting to stop him driving away she went to the rear of the car, which reversed and knocked her down then ran over her causing multiple injuries from which she later died.

An 18 year old man was charged with murder but convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 8 years imprisonment.

Alison had completed five years service and was attached to Chadderton Operational Support Unit. She had been due a commendation for her role in foiling a bank raid three days earlier.

Alison was single and was survived by her parents and two elder sisters.

Her name is recorded on the Roll of Honour at the National Police Memorial in London and a memorial stone was erected at the scene by the Police Memorial Trust.


 Metropolitan HP

Anthony Ian Haines

Police Constable

Metropolitan Police

Died 14 March 2001, aged 42

PC Haines

Killed in a road accident, when his police response car crashed into a bus shelter on Blackheath Hill, in the early hours, while answering an emergency call to a domestic violence incident at Lewisham.

            Anthony was married and had over 23 years service in the force, which he joined as a Cadet. He was stationed at Greenwich.


 Metropolitan HP

Jeremy Windom Scandrett

Police Constable

Metropolitan Police

Died 19 March 2001, aged 38

Metropolitan Helmet

Killed while travelling to duty on the Firearms Branch at Lambeth, when his motorcycle was in collision with another vehicle at Wrotham, Kent.

Jerry had joined the force in 1993 after previous service in the Royal Military Police, he had been a member of the SO19 Firearms Branch since January 2000.

He was survived by his wife who was expecting their child at the time of his death.


 Metropolitan HP

Alan Douglas Jamieson

Inspector

Metropolitan Police

Died 25 May 2001, aged 37

Metropolitan Insp Helmet

Killed in a road traffic accident while cycling to his home in Billericay after finishing a tour of duty in the Information Room at New Scotland Yard.

Alan had completed 17 years service, mostly in East London and at the time of his death was a Team Inspector in the Force information Room.

He was survived by his wifeand three children.


 Leicestershire Badge

Timothy Philip Burton

Detective Constable

Leicestershire Constabulary

Died 29 June 2001

Leicestershire Badge

Killed in a road accident, while returning with two colleagues, from routine enquiries out of the force area, when the unmarked police car he was driving went out of control and crashed into the central reservation of the A50 near Burnaston, Derbyshire.

Tim was a member of the Special Operations Unit based at Hamilton Police Station.


 Thames Valley Badge

David Robert de Burgh-Thomas

Police Constable

Thames Valley Police

Died 17 July 2001, aged 40

PC de Burgh-Thomas

Fatally injured in a road traffic accident, while riding a police motorcycle as a member of the force Intelligence Support Team, when he collided with a kerb and was thrown from the machine at the Netherfield Roundabout, Milton Keynes.

Dave was a married man with 12 years service in the force; he was a member of Northern Area Intelligence Support Team based in Oxfordshire. He had been commended by the Chief Constable in 1998 for dealing with a man threatening to set himself and a petrol station alight.


 Merseyside Crest

Gary Clarke

Police Constable

Merseyside Police

Died 7 August 2001, aged 38

Merseyside Crest

Killed in a road accident while travelling home from work when a car, travelling in the opposite direction, went out of control and struck his bicycle at Birkenhead.

Gary worked with the Traffic Department.

He was survived by his wife.


MOD Police Badge

John Hepburn Wilkie

Police Constable

Ministry of Defence Police

Died 8 August 2001, aged 53

MOD Police Badge

Died of heart failure at the end of a night shift at HM Naval Base, Clyde.

John had 21 years service and was stationed at Faslane naval base.

He was survived by his partner and two sons.


Scottish Badge

David Edward A. Connor

Police Sergeant

Tayside Police

Died 31 August 2001, aged 42

Scottish Badge

Killed in a road traffic accident while travelling to Dundee police headquarters.

David joined in 1981 gaining several commendations and awards during his service.

He was survived by his wife daughter and son.


Derbyshire badge

Timothy John Kent

Police Constable

Derbyshire Constabulary

Died 20 September 2001, aged 36

Derbyshire badge

Killed in a road accident while travelling to report for duty in the early morning, when his car broke down near Alfreton and he was struck by a lorry and killed.

Timothy had completed 9 years service having been appointed in May 1992.

He was survived by his wife, their son aged 10 and daughter aged 8 years.


 West Midlands Crest

Malcolm Edward Walker

Police Constable

West Midlands Police

Died 4 October 2001, aged 46

PC Walker

While on routine patrol on a police motorcycle he attempted to stop a car that had driven through a red light at Perry Barr; the vehicle, which had recently been stolen, deliberately rammed the officer's machine with such force it was thrown over railings causing him multiple and fatal injuries.

A 23 year old man was convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.

'Mac' walker had 21 years service with the Force as a beat officer, a detective and an expert on car crime with the Force Vehicle Crime Unit before joining the Traffic Department at Sutton Coldfield in 1996. He had been commended four times by the Chief Constable.

He was survived by his wife, three daughters and a son.

His name is recorded on the Roll of Honour at the National Police Memorial in London and a memorial stone was erected at the scene by the Police Memorial Trust.


 Metropolitan HP

Steven Frank Crawley

Police Constable

Metropolitan Police

Died 30 October 2001, aged 35

PC Crawley

Killed in a motorcycle accident while he was travelling to report for night duty at Harrow, when he swerved to avoid a car and crashed at Hounslow.

            Steven was still in his probation having been appointed in 2000 and served in Harrow Borough.

He was survived by his wife and son aged eight years.


LEST WE FORGET


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