Honouring and Remembering British Police Officers who Lost their Lives in the Line of Duty
LEST WE FORGET
Const James Fawcett
Died 11 October 1835, aged 49
Fatally kicked while assisting with arrests during street disturbances.
Died 7 March 1886, aged 41
PC Thomas Jardine
Died 30 June 1841
Fatally bludgeoned when dispersing a mob during election disturbances.
RPC Andrew Johnstone
Died 3 July 1915, aged 58
Found drowned in unknown circumstances after he had been on duty.
PC John W. Wren
Died 20 August 1955, aged 26
Collapsed and died whilst patrolling his beat on night duty.
PC Lyall Law Milton
Died 30 October 1964, aged 34
Found dead by his crashed police motorcycle on traffic patrol at night.
PC Joseph Byrnes
Died 29 October 1885, aged 34
Shot and fatally wounded trying to arrest three armed burglars at Plumpton.
PC Arthur Brelsford
Died April 1952, aged 46
Collapsed and died when he was on point duty directing traffic in Workington.
PC George William M. Russell
Died 10 February 1965, aged 36
Shot and fatally wounded when he confronted an armed suspect at Oxenholme.
Posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry.
Sgt Clarence Smith
Died 29 June 1968, aged 49
Collapsed and died of heart failure after dealing with a street disturbance.
Gordon Stanley Tallontire
Died 26 January 1970, aged 41
Stopped to assist a motorist when struck and killed by a passing van.
PC William Rumney
Died 31 May 1971, aged 29
Fatally injured in a road accident while on motorcycle patrol duty.
PC Isaac Walker Shepherd
Died 24 October 1976, aged 33
Killed in a road accident when struck by a car while on foot patrol.
Sgt William Tyson
Died 19 October 1980, aged 53
Collapsed and died dealing with a disorderly crowd at a disturbance.
PC Keith Easterbrook
Died 3 June 1993, aged 36
Killed assisting in a pursuit when a van struck his police motorcycle.
PC William Arthur Alistair Barker
Died 20 November 2009, aged 44
Killed searching for casualties when a bridge collapsed in severe flooding.
Posthumously awarded the Queen's Commendation for Bravery
PC Nicholas Charles (Nick) Dumphreys
Died 26 January 2020 aged 47
Killed when his police vehicle crashed while responding to an emergency call.
LEST WE FORGET
Page updated 7 February 2020