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


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The National Police Officers Roll of Honour

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.


June 2017 - UK Police Memorial

 to be built at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

see www.ukpolicememorial.org

20 June 2017 - Lancashire Police Memorial Garden opened.

see the full Lancashire Police Memorial Roll

16 June 2017 - PC Keith Palmer, Metropolitan Police

awarded George Medal for Gallantry in Queen's Birthday Honours.

see the full Posthumous Gallantry Roll

We regret to report the following recent deaths


Roll of Honour

Gareth Browning

1 April - PC Gareth Browning

Thames Valley Police
Died of injuries received when
struck by a stolen car in 2013.

Thames Valley Police

22 March - PC Keith Palmer

Metropolitan Police
Fatally stabbed in a terrorist incident
protecting the Houses of Parliament.

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Austin Jackson

16 March - PC Austin Jackson

Leicestershire Police
Taken ill and died suddenly on duty.

Leicestershire Police

Paul Briggs

21 January - PC Paul Briggs

Merseyside Police
Died of injuries received in 2015 in a
motorcycle collison reporting for duty.

Merseyside Police

Mark Estall

5 January - Insp. Mark Estall

Essex Police
Died after being taken ill on duty.

Essex Police

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

The project is the original resource for the UK's Police Roll of Honour, having been established in 1995 with support of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), police forces and organisations. 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 and the Police Memorial Trust.

It was created by former Metropolitan and Lancashire police officer Anthony Rae after more than 10 years research into police casualties, which followed the loss of three colleagues, drowned in an attempted sea rescue at Blackpool in 1983, when he found no national Roll of Honour or historic record of deaths on duty existed for the UK police service.

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. This is being conducted by its creator who recently undertook a master's research degree course to ensure the future integrity of the Roll.

Enquiries and new information are welcome but some delay in response and updating of the website may be experienced.


12 December

Posthumous Gallantry Awards George Medal to PC Dibell 2012

and Queen's Commendation to PC Henry 2007 See Gallantry Roll

Official Citations

WPC Gleghorn 1st female officer killed on duty

Report on the search for her final resting place.


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