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Honouring and Remembering British Police Officers who Lost their Lives in the Line of Duty ~ Lest we Forget


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Honouring Police Officers who have been killed, or died as a result of injuries received, in consequence of the execution of their duty and Remembering Police Officers who have otherwise died, on or in connection with their duty, or whilst serving overseas.

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We regret to report the following recent deaths


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Matt Ratana

25 September 2020 - Sgt Matiu Ratana

Metropolitan Police
Shot and fatally wounded by a man being detained at Croydon Custody Centre.

Metropolitan Police

Resham Singh Nahal

26 June 2020 - SC Resham Singh Nahal

West Midlands Police
Died following injuries received when
struck by a vehicle in November 2019.

West Midlands Police

Matthew Lannie

21 April 2020 - PC Matthew Lannie

South Yorkshire Police
Died responding to an incident when his
police motorcycle collided with a car.

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Nick Dumphreys

26 January 2020 - PC Nick Dumphreys

Cumbria Constabulary
Killed when his police vehicle crashed
while responding to an emergency call

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Chris Miller

15 September 2020 - PC Chris Miller

Metropolitan Police
Died in a motorcycle collision whilst
travelling to duty in the early morning.

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Andrew Harper

15 August 2019 - PC Andrew Harper

Thames Valley Police
Killed attempting to arrest three suspects 
when dragged behind their fleeing vehicle.

Thames Valley Police


The National Police Officers Roll of Honour is an independent ongoing research project recording the public service and sacrifice of British police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in the United Kingdom and former Colonial, or UK administered, police forces overseas, since the earliest days of professional law enforcement more than three centuries ago.

This project is the original resource for the UK's Police Roll of Honour, established in 1995, after more than 10 years research, with support of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), police forces and associations. It is provided for the benefit of all and has been used by UK police forces and charities including the Metropolitan Police, Police Roll of Honour Trust, Scottish Police Memorial Trust, National Police Memorial Day, Police Memorial Trust and Lancashire Police Memorial Garden.

Created by former Metropolitan and Lancashire police officer Anthony Rae who began researching police casualties following the loss of three colleagues, drowned attempting a sea rescue at Blackpool in 1983, when no national Roll of Honour or historic record of deaths on duty existed for the UK.

In 2000 Anthony founded the Police Roll of Honour Trust charity to assist with provision of the Roll of Honour to police services and charities, families of the fallen and the public. After 12 years as Trustee and Chairman he left the Trust to concentrate on completing research and a full review of the Roll of Honour.

The ongoing review revealed factual errors and ommissions within the historic data used for the Roll of Honour. In 2016 Anthony was awarded a Master's degree in History from Lancaster University based on his research into police casualties. The historical review is now addressing the research and writing in an academic manner to safeguard the future integrity of the Roll and ensure all fallen officers are properly remembered no matter where or when they died.

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Until further notice the Roll of Honour is undergoing a detailed review to correct historic factual errors and ommissions. Enquiries and new information are welcome but some delay in response and updating of the website may be experienced. Contact Us to notify ommissions or amendments


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