Remembering British Police Officers who Lost their Lives in the Line of Duty
and the former constituent forces of
Parish of Foy,
Hereford City Police, Herefordshire
LEST WE FORGET
Const George Davis
Died 31 May 1853, aged 38
Fatally beaten with stones and sticks dispersing a drunken mob.
PWRC Henry James Hand
Died 31 August 1943, aged 71
Collapsed while reporting for duty at a gas works and died in hospital.
SC William Thomas Mellen
Died 20 October 1940, aged 45
Died from a broken neck when knocked down by a disorderly man.
SC William Constantine Walton
Died 30 May 1944, aged 50
Killed by enemy action during an air raid at a Royal Ordnance Factory.
T/Sgt Hugh Brian Carter
Died 28 September 1956, aged 25
Shot by terrorists while serving with the British Police Unit in Cyprus
PC Aubrey Ronald Rudge
Died 14 April 1939, aged 22
Killed when crushed by wagons while checking railway sidings.
PC Emlyn James
Died 1 April 1942, aged 37
Accidentally killed by a lorry whilst checking cars after a POW escape.
PC Frank Woolham
Died 20 June 1926, aged 37
Fatally injured when knocked down by a car at an accident scene.
PC Henry G. A. Speake
Died 3 August 1937, aged 21
After a chase on foot he pursued an absconder into a river and drowned.
Insp George Henry Faulconbridge
Died 24 August 1938, aged 50
Fatally injured in a fall during fire drill demonstrating a fire escape.
PC John Micklewright
Died 17 April 1849, aged 37
Died of injuries received 2 January when his legs were broken by a drunk.
SC Alfred Hill
Died 9 February 1940
Killed on patrol pushing his bicycle in the black-out when hit by a lorry.
PC Ronald James Chebsey
Died 21 January 1957, aged 30
Fatally injured in a motorcycle accident while on patrol at night.
PC Francis Jesse Blencowe
Died 19 February 1966, aged 43
Killed while questioning a car driver when struck by another vehicle.
Sgt Joseph Troughton
Died 27 June 1906, aged 43
Collapsed and died soon after going on night duty patrol.
PC Alfred Sydney Hall
Died 1 April 1929, aged 29
Injured in training in 1924, which caused or accelerated his death.
PC James Dovey
Died 19 January 1869, aged 45
Collapsed and died attempting to control a crowd during elections.
PC James Davies
Died 28 February 1885, aged 33
Stabbed to death by a thief he attempted to arrest during the night.
PC William Sivell
Died 23 July 1900, aged 27
Collapsed and died in the station yard near the end of his night duty.
PC Alfred Clarke
Died 21 December 1900, aged 43
Died of a fractured skull caused by a fall, searching for a wanted man.
Sgt Frank Short
Died 7 October 1905, aged 47
Died at his station never fully recovering from an assault in 1901.
PC Howard Sidney Overton
Died 28 May 1928, aged 51
Killed trying to save a child who ran into the road, when hit by two cars.
PC Franklin George Davies
Died 8 December 1952, aged 49
Found drowned in a canal lock on night duty but how was not known.
PC Victor Frederick J. Jones
Died 16 February 1953, aged 23
Killed when his police motorcycle skidded and crashed on icy roads.
PC Anthony Barsby
Died 15 May 1969, aged 30
Fatally injured in collision with a lorry while on motorcycle patrol.
PC Ronald Boxley
Died 1 July 1971, aged 30
Killed when his patrol car was involved in a road traffic accident.
DC John Edgar Irvine
Died 24 July 1977, aged 29
Killed in a car crash attending a call when he swerved to avoid a child.
PC Ashley Ivor Burchell
Died 11 May 1985, aged 38
Collapsed and died while training his police dog.
PC Paul John Symonds
Died 17 April 1991, aged 32
Killed when observer in a traffic car which crashed while on patrol.
PC John Anthony Bonelle
Died 6 May 1998, aged 34
Killed in a road accident while on a motorcycle training course.
PC David Hadyn Hopkins
Died 28 May 1998, aged 41
Fatally injured in collision with a car while an outrider for a cycle race.
PC Richard Gray
Died 6 May 2007, aged 43
Fatally shot attempting to arrest a gunman holding two officers hostage.
Posthumously awarded the Queen's Commendation for Bravery.
Sgt Ian David Jones
Died 2 March 2011, aged 53
Collapsed and died from heart failure in the Dog-Section office at Police H.Q.
PC Anthony Wright
Died 9 August 2011, aged 47
Died when his motorcycle was in collision with a car in Kidderminster.
LEST WE FORGET
Page updated 13 January 2012