Honouring and Remembering British Police Officers who Lost their Lives in the Line of Duty
LEST WE FORGET
Collapsed and died of heart failure during a physical fitness test while attending a probationer training course at the B.T.P. training centre at Tadworth, Surrey.
Vassili had 12 months police service and worked on the London Underground, stationed at Baker Street. He was a French national born in Switzerland and had previously served in the French Army and with the private security industry in Britain.
He is survived by his wife and thirteen year old daughter.
While responding with a colleague to a personal attack alarm at a travel agency in Bradford, the officers were confronted by three armed robbers leaving the premises, Sharon was shot in the chest and killed and her colleague injured.
Two men were convicted of murder and sentenced to life with a minimum of 35 years imprisonment and two convicted of manslaughter to serve a minimum 11 years.
Sharon had been appointed as a Constable in the West Yorkshire Police on 7 February 2005, following nearly two years service as a Community Support Officer; she joined a patrol team at Bradford South Division in May where she was known as an enthusiastic and popular officer.
Sharon is survived by her husband, two sons aged 12 and 7 years, her daughter who was four years old that day, a stepdaughter aged 14 and stepson aged 11 years.
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.
Killed in a road traffic accident while undergoing an advanced police motorcycle training course, when his machine went out of control and was in collision with a lorry on the M58 Motorway near Skelmersdale in Lancashire.
David was appointed to the Merseyside Police in 1987 and since 1994 had been attached to the Traffic Group at Smithdown Lane, Liverpool. He trained as a Family Liaison Officer in 2002 and regularly supported bereaved families of road accident victims.
He is survived by his wife, daughter aged 5 and son aged 2 years.
Killed in a road accident, while going off duty late at night, when his unmarked police vehicle left the road and crashed during bad weather near Haverfordwest.
Barrie had joined the force in 1991 following service with the Royal Navy; he was attached to the Central Detective Unit at Force HQ at Carmarthen where he had worked for the last 3 years as a covert surveillance operative.
He is survived by his wife, three daughters aged 15,11 and 5 and a son aged 6 years.
Killed in a road traffic accident while travelling home from night duty when he lost control of his car which collided with a wall at Kircubbin, Co. Down.
Colin had 15 years police service with the RUC and PSNI and was stationed at Portaferry.
He is survived by his mother and his brother and sister.
Fatally injured in a road accident while travelling home from night duty when he lost control of his motorcycle and was in collision with a vehicle at Bangor.
Andy had 18 months police service and was stationed at Bangor.
He is survived by his wife and two sons aged 4 and 3 years.
Killed in a road accident while travelling home from a late shift duty when his car left the road and struck a tree at Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire.
Barrie was based at Glasgow City Centre Police Office.
He is survived by his wife and parents.
Died as a result of injuries received on 7 January 2004, while reporting for duty at police headquarters, when his unmarked police motorcycle was involved in a collision with a van in Guildford, from which he never regained consciousness.
Stan had joined the force in June 1991 and was attached to the Force Surveillance Team at Police Headquarters.
He is survived by his wife and two sons aged 14 and 10 years.
Killed in a road accident while returning home from duty at Skipton when his motorcycle was in collision with a car on the A59 near Kettlestring.
Glenn had 16 years service with the force and was a traffic officer stationed with the Road Policing Group at Skipton with previous service in Harrogate.
He is survived by his wife, a son aged 17 and daughter aged 15 years.
Fatally injured whilst driving in a convoy of armoured police Land Rovers en route to a public order operation when her vehicle went out of control and crashed on the road between Moneymore and Desertmartin, Co. Londonderry.
Siobhan had two years police service and was
stationed as a Community Officer
is survived by her adult son and her fiance, a serving officer,
Killed in a road traffic accident, while on duty in plain clothes and involved in an ongoing policing operation, when his unmarked motorcycle was in collision with a car on the road between Hemel Hempstead and Redbourn.
Kevin joined the Force in 1977, he was seconded to the Regional Crime Squad between 1995 and 2000 and since attached to the Crime Management Department at Police HQ.
He is survived by his son aged 6 years, his mother and two sisters
Killed in a road traffic accident when his motorcycle was in collision with a bus while he was travelling home from night duty at Newcastle, Co. Down.
Frank had joined the PSNI in September 2002 following six years full time service in the RUC Reserve and was stationed at Newcastle.
He is survived by his parents, wife and 4 year old son.
Killed when the patrol car she was driving collided with a stationary lorry while she was attending an urgent call at Ipswich.
Cheryl joined Suffolk Constabulary in March 2000 after service as a Special Constable; she was stationed at Ipswich where she drove the urban response vehicle, she was a Tutor Constable and had perfomed duties as Acting Sergeant; she was due to receive a Chief Constable's Commendation after helping rescue a man from a river in August 2004.
She is survived by her mother, two sisters and her partner.
Collapsed while on duty at Ashburton Police Station and died later the same day in hospital.
Richard had joined the Constabulary in July 1992 after military service with the Grenadier Guards.
He is survived by his wife.
Killed in a road traffic accident in Phuket in Thailand where he was seconded as part of the British Police team on the Disaster Victim Identification Unit to assist in identifying victims of the Asian Tsunami disaster.
Kevin had joined the Cheshire Constabulary in 1994 following service as a Special Constable in Crewe; he was stationed at Warrington on the Community Action Team and had been commended for bravery in 2002.
He is survived by his fiancee and their daughter aged 2 years.
Killed in a road traffic accident while travelling to duty at High Wycombe when his motorcycle was in collision with a vehicle near Marlow.
Tony had been a police officer for four years and was stationed at High Wycombe where he worked on the Tutor Unit.
He is survived by his wife, a daughter aged 21, son aged 18 and a step-daughter aged 25.
Killed when his motorcycle was in collision with a car while travelling home to Bridgend from duty at Barry.
Paul joined South Wales Police in June 1998 having served previously with the RAF Police.
He is survived by his wife and baby daughter, his parents and sister.
While on holiday in Australia, he was with friends and their children at Spoon Bay near Sydney when they were swept out to sea by a rip tide; he reached his friend's 8 year old son and held onto him until other rescuers arrived and took the boy to safety but after saving the child he became exhausted and drowned.
Jonny joined the force in March 1998 and was attached to the plain-clothes pro-active CID team at Warrington. He had recently attended an interview for a police post in Australia.
He is survived by his wife, father, two sisters and two brothers.
His name is recorded on the Roll of Honour at the National Police Memorial in London.
LEST WE FORGET
Page updated 7 May 2012