Honouring and Remembering British Police Officers who Lost their Lives in the Line of Duty ~ Lest we Forget
LEST WE FORGET
Const William Alcock
Died 14 July 1838, aged 68
Fatally injured when assaulted while attempting to quell a riotous mob.
Const Thomas Bett Gell
Died 15 October 1876, aged 53
Fatally bludgeoned assisting a woman being attacked by her son.
Sgt Joseph Owen Jakes
Died 25 June 1934, aged 36
Fatally injured when knocked down while directing traffic late at night.
SC Arthur Sydney Showler
Died 8 February 1940, aged 37
Drowned when he fell into a dock at Boston while on foot patrol at night.
P/Fm Alfred Clay
Died 24 August 1911, aged 38
Killed when he was buried by a collapsing wall while fighting a fire.
Fatally injured when struck by a car while on bicycle patrol at night.
PC Alexander McBrian
Died 1 November 1860
Shot and fatally wounded when he challenged a poacher at night.
PC William Reynolds Woolley
Died 26 August 1905, aged 37
Collapsed and died during a violent struggle to arrest a drunken man.
PC Robert Dodds
Died 6 June 1938, aged 39
Fatally injured on patrol when his motorcycle seized and threw him.
PC William Gordon Ward
Died 29 May 1941, aged 20
Killed on duty by detonation of an unexploded bomb after an air raid.
PWRC George Gouldby Wrighton
Died 27 January 1945, aged 42
Asphyxiated in a police box after a gas main fractured in an enemy air raid.
PC Allan Richard Holmes
Died 21 May 1958, aged 31
Fatally injured in a crash when a tyre burst on his police motorcycle.
PC Ian Robert G. Mavor
Died 14 June 1969, aged 23
Killed when his car crashed while undergoing a police driving course.
PC Terence James Moncaster
Died 7 January 1977, aged 29
Killed when his traffic patrol car was in collision with a lorry at Harpswell.
D/Sgt Keith Whitlam
Died 16 September 1981, aged 40
Killed while on duty with two other people when their cars collided.
PC Andrew Ian Archer
Died 8 June 1992, aged 31
Fatally injured in a motorcycle accident while on traffic patrol duty.
PC John Charles Palmer
Died 21 January 2002, aged 33
Fatally injured while on patrol when his car was in collision with a lorry.
PC Stacey Victoria Pyke
Killed in a road accident whilst driving home after her first full night duty.
SC Scott Ashley Bennett
Died in a collision with a lorry while travelling to a training course at HQ.
LEST WE FORGET
Page updated 11 January 2013