Police Roll of Honour - Lest We Forget

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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 ~ Lest we Forget



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Former Metropolitan and Lancashire police officer Anthony Rae has spent over 30 years researching British police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty to compile the National Police Officers Roll of Honour. Information and images have been drawn from numerous sources - public and police records, news reports and journals, individuals and families of fallen officers. This could not have been done without the assistance of very many people and while there are too many to name here we thank all our contributors for their assistance in helping us ensure our fallen officers are properly remembered.


We wish to especially thank the following for their invaluable assistance given freely over many years: -

Richard Abbott QPM - RIC, RUC GC police historian

Sarah Chapman - Hong Kong police memorials

Jeff Cowdell - Staffordshire police historian

Dick Cowley - police historian

Joe Craig - Scottish police historian

Paul Dew - Metropolitan Police historian

Alastair Dinsmoor - Glasgow Police historian

Tim Essex-Lopresti - Civil Defence historian

Richard Farmery MBE - Metropolitan Police Roll of Honour

Fred Feather - Essex Police historian

Chris Forester - Metropolitan Police historian

John Foster - Palestine Police Old Comrades Association

Keith Foster - City of London and Metropolitan Police historian

Seán Gannon - Palestine Police historian

Kevin Gordon - British Transport Police historian

Freddie Hall OBE QGM DL MA - RUC GC Foundation

Jim Herlihy FGSI - RIC, DMP and Garda historian

Martin Higgins - Palestine Police historian

Terry Hissey - Civil Defence historian

Colin Jackson - West Yorkshire Police historian

John E. Jones - Special Constabulary Roll of Honour

Peter McGoldrick - RIC historian

Terry Morrison - RIC, Garda historian

Alan Moss - Metropolitan Police historian

Tony Prince - Lancashire police historian

Nick Pringle - Hertfordshire police historian

Paul Rason - Metropolitan Police historian

Simon Ryan - Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service historian

Richard Scott - Ulster Special Constabulary historian

Kelvin Shipp - Hampshire police historian

Klifton Snow - Irish police memorials

Matthew Spicer - Crime historian and writer

Colin Spofforth - Artist and memorial sculptor

Martin Stallion - police historian

Robin Stichbury - Cyprus Police historian

Philip Trendall - British Transport Police historian

James Treversh - police historian

Mike Vince MBE MA - police historian

Jon Weston - UK police badges and helmet plates

Derek Wilcox - Black Sheep and Police Index compiler

Cliff Williams PhD - Hampshire police historian

Michael Winner MA (Cantab) - Police Memorial Trust memorials

Len Woodley - Thames Valley police historian

Harry Wynne - North Eastern police historian

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