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

2003

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LEST WE FORGET


 Metropolitan HP

Tokunbo Ayodeji Ezobi

Police Constable

Metropolitan Police

Died 1st January 2003, aged 26

Tokunbo Ezobi

Killed in a road traffic accident, while returning home in the early hours after policing New Year's Eve celebrations in London, when his car was involved in a collision on the southbound A23 near Haywards Heath, Sussex.

Tok had been stationed at Brixton since June 2002, having transferred from Sussex Police where he had served since March 2000.

He was survived by his partner, who was expecting their second child, their 12 month old son, and two step-sons aged 9 and 6 years; his daughter was born the following month.


Nottinghamshire Police

Gerald Michael Walker

Police Constable

Nottinghamshire Police

Died 9th January 2003, aged 42

Ged Walker and dog

On 7 January after a stolen car was abandoned in Bulwell, Nottingham, the officer, a dog handler, gave chase on foot with his dog; he attempted to arrest the suspect as he drove away in another car, the officer was dragged along the road by the car and suffered serious head injuries from which he later died.

A 25 year old man was charged with murder but convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment.

Ged had 24 years service, he joined the police cadets as soon as he left school at the age of 16 and was appointed to the force in 1978; he had been a member of the force dog section since 1987 stationed at headquarters at Sherwood Lodge. In 1990 he received a judge's commendation for saving the life of a potential suicide.

Ged was survived by his wife, a daughter aged 13 and son aged 12.

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.


GMP Crest

Stephen Robin Oake Q.G.M.

Detective Constable

Greater Manchester Police

Died 14th January 2003, aged 40

Stephen Oake

While engaged with other officers in an anti-terrorist operation at premises in North Manchester, one of three suspects who had been detained at the premises suddenly broke free and attacked the officers with a large knife, injuring several of them; in assisting his colleagues Constable Oake was stabbed in the chest and fatally wounded and died soon afterwards.

His attacker was convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Posthumously awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal.

Stephen  had been with the Force for 20 years and since 1999 had been a member of the Special Branch. In 2002 he was commended for his professional skills and expertise.

He was survived by his wife, a son aged 15 and two daughters aged 14 and 12 years.

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.


 Cambridgeshire Crest

Andreas Giovanni Newbery

Police Constable

Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Died 5th February 2003, aged 34

 PC Newbery

The officer was at the rear of his marked police car on the hard shoulder of the A1 motorway near Alconbury, preparing to protect the scene of a vehicle collision, when a passing car spun out of control in the icy road conditions and struck the officer, causing multiple injuries from which he died at the scene.

Andy had over 14 years police service having joined the force in 1993 on transfer from the Metropolitan Police, where he had served for 5 years. Since November 1999 he had served as a traffic patrol officer based at Bottisham and St. Neots.

Andy was survived by his parents and his partner, a serving officer, with whom he lived.

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


 Dorset Police Crest

Robin Povall

Detective Constable

Dorset Police

Died 7th March 2003, aged 50

Robin Povall

While cycling home from duty at Weymouth he was in collision with a car, which had turned across his path, and he sustained serious injuries from which he died in hospital a few hours later.

Robin had joined the force in 1975 and had served on Uniform Patrol, Traffic Patrol, Home Beat and Road Safety; since 1992 he had been a Scenes of Crime Examiner based at Divisional Headquarters in Weymouth. He had been Commended three times for good police work.

Robin was survived by his wife and three sons aged 13, 11 and 8 years.


 Metropolitan HP

Christopher Melvin Jones

Trainee Detective Constable

Metropolitan Police

Died 24th March 2003, aged 34

Christopher Jones

Killed in a road traffic accident, while returning from a C.I.D. training course at Hendon police college, when his car was struck from behind by a heavy goods vehicle as he waited in stationary traffic on the M25 motorway near Thurrock.

Christopher had completed seven years police service and was stationed at Ilford Police Station, where he worked on the Burglary and Robbery Squad of the Criminal Investigation Department.

He was survived by his wife and ten-month old baby girl.


Humberside Police Crest

Robert Ian Douglass

Police Constable

Humberside Police

Died 24th July 2003, aged 44

Humberside Police Crest

Died from injuries received in a road traffic accident on 23 July when his car was in collision with a van while returning from a multi agency emergency planning meeting at Humberside Airport.

Bob was survived by his wife and two sons aged 16 and 12 years.


South Wales Badge

Andrew Lloyd James

Police Constable

South Wales Police

Died 2nd August 2003, aged 38

PC Andrew James

After responding to a burglar alarm at a college in Cardiff city centre in the early evening, he had left his vehicle and was pursuing a suspect on foot across a busy main road, when he was accidentally struck by a passing car, sustaining multiple injuries from which he died in hospital a few hours later.

Andrew was appointed in August 2000, since when he had worked in the Cardiff area. He was stationed at Cardiff Central Police Station, where he was known as an enthusiastic and dedicated officer, who was well liked and respected by those he worked with.

He was survived by his wife, their daughter aged 5 years and stepdaughter aged 17 years.

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


West Yorks Crest 

Andrew Winterburn

Police Constable

West Yorkshire Police

Died 3rd September 2003, aged 43

PC Winterburn

Fatally injured in a road accident when he fell from his police motorcyle on the Chain Bar roundabout at junction 26 of the M62 motorway near Cleckheaton.

Andy had joined the force in 1979 serving in Chapeltown and Killingbeck Divisions; much of his service was in the Traffic Department and he had been a member of the Force Motorcycle Unit since October 2001.

 He was survived by his wife and his son, aged 13, from a previous marriage.


 Norfolk Crest

Bernard John Brown

Police Constable

Norfolk Constabulary

Died 6th September 2003, aged 47

PC Bernie Brown

Died in hospital from severe injuries received in a road accident, in the early hours of 5th September, when the police patrol car he was driving left the road and crashed into a fence on the A47 at Scarning near Dereham.

Bernie had joined the force as a Police Cadet at the age of 16 and for the last 15 years had served as a local beat officer in Swaffham.

He was survived by his wife, adult son and daughter and teenage son.


Fife Crest 

Alasdair Tay Ferry

Temporary Sergeant

Fife Constabulary

Died 8th October 2003, aged 40

Sgt Ferry

Fatally injured in a road traffic accident, when his motorcycle was in collision with a car and a bus, while on duty in Edinburgh where he was seconded to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service to develop diversity training.

Alasdair joined the force in 1982, serving at Dunfermline, Dalgety Bay and Force HQ before his secondment in January 2003. Born in Malaysia he specialised in diversity issues and was the first Chairman of the new SEMPERscotland support network.

He was survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.


 Thames Valley Crest

Robert Charles Keylock

Detective Constable

Thames Valley Police

Died 19th November 2003, aged 44

Bob Keylock

While travelling home from C.I.D. duties at Banbury late at night, he was killed when his vehicle left the road and collided with a tree near Deddington.

Bob joined the force in 1985 and was commended for bravery while on uniform duties. He had served with Special Branch and on secondment to Bosnia after which he helped raise money for a child severely injured in the war there.

He was survived by his wife, 15 year old son and 7 year old daughter.


 South Yorkshire Crest

Thomas Andrew Jackson

Police Constable

South Yorkshire Police

Died 13th December 2003, aged 46

PC Tommy Jackson

While on duty following a League football match, he was working with another dog handler, engaged in dispersing large crowds of rival football fans in Barnsley Town Centre, when he collapsed and died.

Tommy had 27 years service with South Yorkshire Police and was attached to the Operational Support Services department as a dog handler working from Ecclesfield Police Station.

He was survived by his wife, a serving police officer, and two sons aged 10 and 8 years.


 West Yorks Crest

Ian Nigel Broadhurst

Police Constable

West Yorkshire Police

Died 26th December 2003, aged 34

Ian Broadhurst

The officer and a colleague were on patrol in Leeds when they checked a man in a car, which was found to be stolen and on false number plates. As they and a third officer attempted to arrest the suspect, he suddenly produced a handgun and fired several shots, hitting all three officers; his colleague was severely wounded and Constable Broadhurst was shot in the body and head and killed.

His attacker was convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Ian had completed 5 years service having joined the force in 1998.  Since March 2003 he had served as a Traffic Officer and was a member of the Killingbeck Road Traffic Department.

He was survived by his wife, his parents and step-father and two brothers.

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.


LEST WE FORGET


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