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ROLL OF HONOUR

In remembrance of those members of Northern Ireland Police Forces who have been killed by criminal acts of violence, showing the county or city, the method of killing and the type of incident, in which they died since 1826.


Police Force

Year

Rank

Name

County/City

Method

Incident

 
Ulster County Constabulary

1826

Sub-Con

Thomas McKinley

Co. Tyrone

Killed

barracks attack

1828

Sub-Con

Patrick Cleary

Co. Down

Killed

during an affray

1829

Sub-Con

William West

Co. Antrim

Killed

attempting arrest

1830

Sub-Con

Thompson Morrison

Co. Fermanagh

Shot

during rioting

1832

Sub-Con

Robert Wiggins

Co. Tyrone

Killed

checking suspects

 

Belfast Police

1827 Const Thomas Warren Belfast City Shot attempting arrest
 
Irish Revenue Police
1836 Const Stewart Co. Londonderry Killed by mob
 
Irish Constabulary

1849

Const

Patrick Burke

Co. Down

Shot

at disturbance

1859 Sgt Robert McClelland Co. Tyrone Shot revenge attack
 
Royal Irish Constabulary

1872

Sub-Con

Joseph Morton

Belfast City

Shot

during rioting

1874

Const

Francis Murphy

Co. Londonderry

Shot

revenge attack

1886

H/Const

William Gardiner

Belfast City

Shot

during rioting

1887

Dist/Insp

Joshua William V. Bernard

Belfast City

From Injury

during rioting

Year

Rank

Name

County/City

Method

Incident

1914 Const Edward Casey Belfast City Assaulted attempting arrest
1920 D/Sgt Denis Moroney Londonderry City Shot during rioting
1920 Sgt Timothy Holland Co. Armagh Shot rebel ambush
1920 H/Const Samuel Perrott Belfast City Stoned during rioting
1920 Dist/Insp Oswald Ross Swanzy Co. Antrim Shot off duty
1920 Const James Munnelly Co. Tyrone Shot rebel attack
1920 Const Thomas Leonard Belfast City Shot rebel ambush
1920 Const John Flaherty Londonderry City Shot rebel ambush
1920 Sgt Samuel Wilfred Lucas Co. Fermanagh Shot rebel attack

1920

Const

Hugh Kearns

Londonderry City

Shot

chasing suspects

1920 H/Const John J. Kearney Co. Down Shot off duty

Year

Rank

Name

County/City

Method

Incident

1921 Sgt John J. Kemp Co. Armagh

Bomb

off duty
1921 Const Thomas Heffron Belfast City Shot off duty
1921 Const Michael Quinn Belfast City Shot off duty
1921 Const Walter H Cooper Belfast City Shot off duty
1921 Const Robert A Crook Belfast City Shot off duty
1921 Const John McIntosh Belfast City Shot off duty
1921 H/Const John Boyd Co. Down Shot attempting arrest
1921 Sgt John Higgins Londonderry City Shot rebel ambush
1921 Const Michael Kenny Londonderry City Shot rebel attack
1921 Cadet Ernest Baran Bolam Belfast City Shot off duty
1921 Cadet John Beets Bales Belfast City Shot off duty
1921 Sgt Peter Joseph McDonagh Co. Tyrone Shot rebel ambush
1921 Sgt Michael Burke Co. Londonderry Shot rebel ambush
1921 Const James Glover Belfast City Shot rebel ambush
1921 Const Timothy Joseph Galvin Belfast City Shot rebel attack
1921 Const Thomas Conlon Belfast City Shot rebel ambush
1921 Const Michael Gorman Londonderry City Suffocated prison escape
1921 Const Francis Hill Belfast City Shot rebel ambush
1922 Const James Cullen Belfast City Shot rebel ambush
1922 Const Patrick J. O`Connor Belfast City Shot rebel ambush
1922 Sgt Christopher P. Clarke Belfast City Shot off dutty
1922 Sgt Patrick Joseph Early Co. Armagh Shot rebel ambush
1922 Const George P. P. Turner Belfast City Shot rebel ambush
1922 Sgt John Bruin Belfast City Shot

attempting arrest

1922 Const John Harvey Co. Londonderry Shot rebel attack
1922 Sgt Frederick J. Frizelle Co. Londonderry Shot rebel attack
1922 Const John Collins Belfast City Shot rebel attack
1922 Const William Heaslip Belfast City Shot attempting arrest
1922 Const Henry O`Brien Belfast City Shot rebel ambush
 

Ulster Special Constabulary

Year Rank Name County/City Method Incident
1921 S/Con Robert William Compston Co. Armagh Shot rebel ambush
1921 S/Con John Cummings Co. Down Bomb rebel ambush
1921 S/Sgt William Gordon Co. Fermanagh Bomb attack on home
1921 S/Sgt Samuel Nixon Co. Fermanagh Shot attack on home
1921 S/Con John Fluke Co. Armagh Shot rebel attack
1921 S/Con Robert Coulter Co. Fermanagh Shot rebel ambush
1921 S/Con James Hall Co. Fermanagh Shot rebel ambush
1921 S/Con George Lyness Co. Down Shot rebel attack
1921 S/Con Thomas Sturdy Belfast City Shot by sniper
1921 S/Con Hugh Gabbie Co. Down Shot by two gunmen
1921 S/Con George Clarke Graham Co. Down Shot rebel ambush
1921 S/Con William Lyttle Londonderry City Suffocated prisoner escape
1922 S/Con Charles McFadden Co. Tyrone Shot rebel ambush
1922 S/Sgt William James Dougherty Co. Monaghan Shot rebel ambush
1922 S/Con James Lewis Co. Monaghan Shot rebel ambush
1922 S/Con William James McFarland Co. Monaghan Shot rebel ambush
1922 S/Con Robert William McMahon Co. Monaghan Shot rebel ambush
1922 S/Con Hector Stewart Belfast City Shot by sniper

1922

S/Sgt

Hugh French

Belfast City

Shot

off duty

1922

S/Con

David E. Friars

Belfast City

Shot

off duty

1922 S/Con Alexander Kirkpatrick Co. Londonderry Shot by rebel gunmen
1922 S/Con Samuel Laird Co. Tyrone Shot attack on home
1922 S/Con George Chittick Co. Tyrone Shot attack on home
1922 S/Con William Chermside Belfast City Shot on foot patrol
1922 S/Con Thomas R. Cunningham Belfast City Shot on foot patrol
1922 S/Con James Harper Co. Armagh Shot rebel ambush
1922 S/Con David Allen Co. Down Shot rebel ambush
1922 S/Con Thomas Hall Belfast City Shot in mob attack
1922 S/Con James Edward Plumb Co. Fermanagh Shot rebel ambush
1922 SHC Alexander Compton MC Co. Armagh Fall rebel ambush
1922 S/Con William Robert Johnston Belfast City Shot during rioting
1922 S/Con Robert Cardwell Co. Armagh Shot rebel attack
1922 S/Con Thomas J. Hunter Co. Londonderry Shot by three gunmen
1922 S/Con Edward D. Hegarty Co. Londonderry Shot by three gunmen
1922 S/Con William Thomas McKnight MM Co. Tyrone Shot rebel ambush
1922 S/Con Nathaniel McCoo Belfast City Shot mobile patrol
1922 S/Con Samuel J. Milligan Co. Tyrone Shot attack on home

1922

S/Con

George Victor Kidd

Belfast City Shot

off duty

Year Rank Name County/City Method Incident
1922 S/Con James Murphy Belfast City Shot by rebel sniper
1922 S/Con George E. Connor Belfast City Shot by rebel sniper
1922 S/Con Albert Thomas Rickerby Co. Fermanagh Shot rebel ambush
1922 S/Con John Megarrity Belfast City Shot rebel ambush
1922 S/Con Andrew Roulston Belfast City Shot on foot patrol
1922 S/Con Thomas W. Dobson Co. Fermanagh Shot rebel ambush
1922 S/Con Thomas Sheridan Co. Tyrone Shot by sniper
1922 S/Con Thomas Russel Co. Armagh Shot rebel ambush
1922 S/Con Herbert Martin Co. Armagh Shot rebel attack
1922 S/Con William Mitchell Co. Armagh Shot rebel ambush
1922 S/Con Samuel Young Co. Armagh Shot rebel ambush
1922 S/Con Robert McDowell Co. Wicklow Shot off duty
1922 S/Con Samuel Hayes Belfast City Shot while off duty
1924 S/Con William Campbell Belfast City Shot on duty
1942 S/Con Samuel Hamilton Co. Tyrone Shot by gunmen
1942 S/Con James Lyons Belfast City Shot attempting arrest

1985

S/C (Rtd)

William James Heenan

Co. Down

Shot

at home

1994

S/C (Rtd)

Samuel Victor Montgomery

Co. Londonderry

Shot

in public bar

 
Belfast Harbour Police
Year Rank Name County/City Method Incident
1921 S/Con Alfred Craig Belfast City Shot

by gunmen

1921 Const John McHenry Belfast City Shot

by gunmen

1978 Const Edward Ferguson Belfast City Shot off duty
 

Royal Ulster Constabulary GC

Year Rank Name County/City Method Incident
1933 Const John Ryan Belfast City Shot attempting arrest
1933 Const Charles Sellery Anderson Belfast City Shot attempting arrest
1940 H/Con Thomas Dempsey Co. Londonderry Shot by constable
1942 Const Patrick Murphy KPM Belfast City Shot attempting arrest
1942 Const Thomas James Forbes Co. Tyrone Shot attempting arrest
1942 Const James Miller Laird Co. Tyrone Shot ambush
1943 Const Patrick McCarthy Belfast City Shot armed robbery
1956 Const John Scally Co. Fermanagh Shot attack on station
Year Rank Name County/City Method Incident
1957 Const Thomas Cecil Johnston Gregg Co. Armagh Shot ambush
1957 Sgt Arthur James Ovens Co. Tyrone Bomb checking premises
1958 Const Henry Balfour Ross Co. Armagh Landmine ambush
1961 Const Norman John C. Anderson Co. Fermanagh Shot off duty
1961 Const William John Hunter Co. Armagh Shot ambush
1969 Const Victor William Arbuckle Belfast City Shot during rioting
1970 Const Samuel Donaldson Co. Armagh Bomb checking vehicle
1970 Const Robert Millar Co. Armagh Bomb checking vehicle
1971 D/Insp Cecil James Matthew Patterson Belfast City Shot during rioting
1971 Const Robert William Alex. Buckley Belfast City Shot during rioting
1971 Const Robert Fredrick Leslie Co. Tyrone Shot ambush
1971 Const Cecil Henry Cunningham Belfast City Shot ambush
1971 Const John Thompson Haslett Belfast City Shot on guard duty
1971 Sgt Ronald James Dodd Co. Antrim Shot ambush
1971 Insp Alfred Henry Devlin Belfast City Bomb at station
1971 D/Con Stanley Corry Belfast City Shot at crime scene
1971 D/Con William Robert Russell Belfast City Shot ambush
1971 Sgt Dermot Hurley Belfast City Shot on enquiries
1971 Const Thomas James Walker Moore Belfast City Shot on enquiries
1972 R/Con Raymond Frederick Denham Belfast City Shot off duty
1972 Sgt Peter Gilgunn Co. Londonderry Shot mobile patrol
1972 Const David John Montgomery Londonderry City Shot ambush
1972 Const Raymond Norman Carroll Belfast City Shot off duty
1972 Sgt Thomas Robert Morrow Co. Armagh Shot ambush
1972 Const William Stewart Logan Co. Tyrone Shot ambush
1972 Const Ernest McAllister Belfast City Bomb car bomb
1972 Const Bernard Malachy O`Neill Belfast City Bomb car bomb
1972 Const Samuel Richard David Houston QPM Co. Down Shot checking suspect
1972 Const Robert David Laverty Belfast City Shot ambush
Year Rank Name County/City Method Incident
1972 R/Con Robert John M. Gibson Belfast City Bomb off duty
1972 Const Andrew Gordon Harron QPM Belfast City Shot chasing suspects
1972 R/Con Joseph Calvin Co. Fermanagh Car Bomb off duty
1972 A/Const Robert Keys Co. Fermanagh Rocket at station
1972 Const James Alexander Nixon Belfast City Shot off duty
1972 Const George Chambers Co. Armagh Shot ambush
1973 R/Con Henry James Sandford Co. Tyrone Landmine on mobile patrol
1973 Const Mervyn Samuel Wilson Co. Londonderry Car Bomb on private car
1973 Sgt David William Dorsett Co. Antrim Car Bomb going off duty
1973 Const Charles Hamilton Morrison Co. Tyrone Shot ambush
1973 Const William Raymond Wylie QPM Co. Antrim Shot suspect car check
1973 A/Const Ronald Macauley QPM Co. Antrim Shot suspect car check
1973 Const David Purvis Co. Fermanagh Shot on foot patrol
1973 R/Con William John McElveen Co. Armagh Shot off duty
1973 R/Con William Edward Campbell Belfast City Shot on foot patrol
1973 D/Con John Doherty Co. Donegal Shot off duty
1973 Const Robert Megaw Co. Armagh Shot on mobile patrol
1973 D/Con George Maurice Rolston Co. Down Car Bomb off duty
1973 Const Michael Joseph Logue Belfast City Shot at robbery scene
1974 R/Con John Molyneaux Rodgers Co. Antrim Shot on foot patrol
1974 R/Con William Raymond Baggley Co. Londonderry Shot on foot patrol
1974 Const Thomas Ian McClinton Belfast City Shot on foot patrol
1974 Const Cyril John Wilson Co. Armagh Shot on mobile patrol
1974 Sgt Frederick Robinson Co. Antrim Car Bomb off duty
1974 A/Const Thomas George McCall Co. Armagh Shot at security barrier
1974 Const Brian Edmund Bell Belfast City Shot on foot patrol
1974 Const John Malcolm Ross Belfast City Shot on foot patrol
1974 Const John Harrison Forsythe Co. Armagh Bomb suspect parcel
1974 Sgt Daniel Joseph O`Connor Belfast City Shot on parade duty
1974 D/Insp Peter Augustine Flanagan Co. Tyrone Shot licensed premises
1974 Insp William Elliot QPM Co. Antrim Shot attempting arrest
1974 R/Con Arthur Sterling Henderson Co. Tyrone Bomb suspect car check
1974 Const Robert William Forde Co. Armagh Bomb at crime scene
1974 Const David James Alexander McNeice Co. Armagh Shot at crime scene
1975 Sgt George Coulter Co. Tyrone Shot on mobile patrol
1975 WR/Con Mildred Ann Harrison Co. Down Bomb on foot patrol
1975 Const Paul Radcliffe Gray Co. Londonderry Shot on foot patrol
Year Rank Name County/City Method Incident
1975 Const Noel Saunderson Davis Co. Londonderry Car Bomb suspect car check
1975 D/Con Andrew Johnston Co. Armagh Bomb at crime scene
1975 Const Robert John McPherson Co. Londonderry Shot checking suspects
1975 D/Con David Smyth Love Co. Londonderry Bomb at crime scene
1975 R/Con Andrew Alexander Baird Co. Armagh Bomb at security barrier
1975 R/Con Joseph James Clements Co. Tyrone Landmine emergency call
1975 R/Con Samuel John Clarke Co. Tyrone Shot on mobile patrol
1975 Sgt Patrick Maxwell Co. Tyrone Shot on mobile patrol
1976 R/Con William James Clifford Evans Co. Londonderry Shot on mobile patrol
1976 Insp George Mclean Bell Belfast City Bomb checking firearm
1976 D/Con Neville Cummings Belfast City Bomb checking firearm
1976 Sgt James William Blakely Belfast City Shot on foot patrol
1976 Insp William Henry Murtagh Belfast City Shot on foot patrol
1976 R/Con William George Victor Hamer Co. Londonderry Shot on foot patrol
1976 R/Con William Ronald Crooks Co. Tyrone Shot on mobile patrol
1976 R/Con Thomas Henry Evans Co. Fermanagh Bomb at crime scene
1976 R/Con Francis Joseph Kettyles Co. Fermanagh Bomb at crime scene
1976 Sgt Henry Francis Keys Co. Fermanagh Bomb at crime scene
1976 Sgt James Hunter Co. Down Shot on mobile patrol
1976 R/Con Kenneth David Nelson Co. Tyrone Shot off duty
1976 Const John William Anthony McCambridge Co. Tyrone Shot off duty
1976 D/Con Ronald Edwin McAdam Belfast City Shot off duty
1976 WR/Con Linda Emmeline Baggley Londonderry City Shot on foot patrol
1976 A/Const Thomas Cush Co. Armagh Shot at security barrier
1976 Const James Jude Heaney Belfast City Shot off duty
1976 Sgt Albert Craig Co. Armagh Shot on foot patrol
1976 R/Con Arthur McKay Co. Londonderry Bomb suspect car check
1976 D/Con Noel Michael McCabe QGM Belfast City Shot on mobile patrol
1976 R/Con Joseph Scott Co. Tyrone Shot off duty
1976 Const Norman Windsor Hanna Campbell Co. Armagh Shot at security barrier
1976 R/Con Samuel Graham Armour Co. Londonderry Car Bomb off duty
1977 R/Con William James Greer Co. Antrim Car Bomb off duty
1977 D/Con Patrick Liam McNulty Londonderry City Shot off duty
1977 R/Con Robert James Harrison Co. Down Shot at crime scene
Year Rank Name County/City Method Incident
1977 R/Con Samuel McKane Co. Antrim Shot going off duty
1977 Insp James Harold Cobb Co. Armagh Shot at security barrier
1977 Sgt Joseph Patrick Campbell Co. Antrim Shot at station
1977 Const William David Brown QGM Co. Fermanagh Shot on mobile patrol
1977 Const John Thompson McCracken Co. Londonderry Shot suspect car check
1977 Const Kenneth William Sheehan Co. Londonderry Shot suspect car check
1977 R/Con Robert George North Co. Tyrone Shot off duty
1977 Const Samuel Dereck Davison Co. Tyrone Shot on mobile patrol
1977 Const Kenneth Norman Lynch Co. Tyrone Shot on mobile patrol
1977 R/Con Hugh Henry Martin Co. Tyrone Shot on mobile patrol
1977 R/Con David James Morrow Co. Tyrone Shot on patrol
1978 R/Con Gordon Hedley Crothers Co. Down Bomb in hotel
1978 Const Charles Malcolm Simpson Londonderry City Shot on mobile patrol
1978 R/Con John Wilson Moore Co. Antrim Landmine off duty
1978 Const Laird Millar McAllister Co. Antrim Shot off duty
1978 R/Con Robert Albert James Struthers Londonderry City Shot off duty
1978 A/Const William Herbert Turbitt Co. Armagh Shot on mobile patrol
1978 Const Hugh McConnell Co. Armagh Shot on mobile patrol
1978 R/Con Jacob Rankin Co. Tyrone Shot at station
1978 R/Con John Lamont Co. Antrim Shot on foot patrol
1978 R/Con Howard George Donaghy Co. Tyrone Shot off duty
1979 Const Paul Moore Gray Co. Down Bomb on mobile patrol
1979 R/Con Robert Archibald Lockhart Co. Down Bomb on mobile patrol
1979 Const Noel Alexander Webb Co. Down Bomb on mobile patrol
1979 Const Richard Allen Baird Co. Down Bomb on mobile patrol
1979 D/Con Norman Samuel Prue Co. Fermanagh Shot on duty
1979 R/Con David Stanley Wray Londonderry City Shot off duty
1979 R/Con David Allen Dunne Co. Armagh Shot off duty
1979 Supt Stanley Hanna Co. Armagh Bomb on foot patrol
1979 Const Kevin Thompson Co. Armagh Bomb on foot patrol
1979 R/Con John Henry Scott Co. Tyrone Shot off duty
1979 Const George Samuel Walsh Co. Armagh Shot on mobile patrol
1979 Const Derek Kerr Davidson Belfast City Shot at crime scene
1979 Const John Gerald Davidson Belfast City Shot on mobile patrol
1979 R/Con Stanley Osborne Hazelton Co. Monaghan Shot off duty
1980 R/Con Robert James Crilly Co. Fermanagh Shot off duty
Year Rank Name County/City Method Incident
1980 R/Con William David Purse Belfast City Shot on duty
1980 A/Const Winston John Francis Howe Co. Fermanagh Landmine on mobile patrol
1980 Const Joseph Rose Co. Fermanagh Landmine on mobile patrol
1980 R/Con Bernard Montgomery Belfast City Shot off duty
1980 Const William Stephen George Magill Belfast City Shot at crime scene
1980 R/Con Frederick Victor Wilson Belfast City Shot off duty
1980 R/Con William Wallace Allen Co. Armagh Shot off duty
1980 R/Con Thomas Henry Ernest Johnston Co. Fermanagh Shot going off duty
1981 R/Con Lindsay Gardiner MacDougall Belfast City Shot on foot patrol
1981 R/Con James Matthew Stronge Co. Armagh Shot off duty
1981 R/Con Charles Wilson Lewis Belfast City Shot on foot patrol
1981 R/Con Alexander Scott Belfast City Shot off duty
1981 Const Kenneth John Acheson Co. Armagh Car Bomb off duty
1981 Const Gary Desmond Martin Belfast City Bomb suspect vehicle
1981 Const Philip Charles Ellis Belfast City Shot on duty
1981 Const Samuel Vallely Belfast City Rocket on mobile patrol
1981 Const Mervyn Basil Robinson Co. Armagh Shot off duty
1981 R/Con Colin Patrick Dunlop Belfast City Shot on duty
1981 R/Con Christopher Kyle Co. Tyrone Shot off duty
1981 Const Neal Quinn Co. Down Shot off duty
1981 Const John Smyth Co. Tyrone Landmine on mobile patrol
1981 A/Const Andrew Alfred Woods Co. Tyrone Bomb on mobile patrol
1981 Const William Mark Evans Co. Tyrone Bomb on mobile patrol
1981 Const Stuart John Montgomery Co. Tyrone Bomb on mobile patrol
1981 R/Con John Proctor Co. Londonderry Shot off duty
1981 Const George Alexander Stewart Co. Down Shot off duty
1981 Const Alexander Beck Belfast City Rocket on mobile patrol
1981 R/Con Silas Weir Lyttle Co. Tyrone Shot off duty
1981 Const William Coulter Belfast City Bomb on patrol
1982 Insp Norman Duddy Londonderry City Shot off duty
1982 Sgt David Brown Belfast City Shot off duty
Year Rank Name County/City Method Incident
1982 Const Samuel Alan Victor Caskey Londonderry City Shot on foot patrol
1982 D/Con David Reginald Reeves Londonderry City Bomb at crime scene
1982 R/Con John Eagleson Co. Tyrone Shot off duty
1982 R/Con Charles Crothers Londonderry City Shot off duty
1982 Const Paul Hamilton Co. Armagh Bomb on mobile patrol
1982 Const Allan McCloy Co. Armagh Bomb on mobile patrol
1982 Sgt John Quinn Co. Armagh Bomb on mobile patrol
1982 D/Con Garry Mervyn Ewing Co. Fermanagh Bomb off duty
1982 R/Con Samuel Richard Snowdon Corkey Co. Armagh Shot at security barrier
1982 R/Con Ronald Irwin Co. Armagh Shot at security barrier
1983 Sgt Eric Brown Co. Down Shot suspect car check
1983 R/Con Bernard Alexander Quinn Co. Down Shot suspect car check
1983 R/Con John Robinson Olphert Co. Londonderry Shot off duty
1983 R/Con William Edward Magill Co. Down Shot at station
1983 Sgt William Gordon Wilson Co. Armagh Bomb on patrol
1983 Const Thomas Lindsay A. McCormack Belfast City Shot on foot patrol
1983 R/Con Frederick Thomas Morton Co. Down Shot off duty
1983 Const Gerald Cathcart Belfast City Shot off duty
1983 R/Con Colin Herbert Alexander Carson Co. Tyrone Shot at security barrier
1983 Const John Kevin Wasson Co. Armagh Shot off duty
1983 R/Con James Ferguson Co. Down Shot on foot patrol
1983 R/Con William Toome Finlay Co. Down Shot on foot patrol
1983 Const John Robert Nelson Hallawell Londonderry City Shot on duty
1983 Sgt Stephen Alexander Neville Fyfe Belfast City Bomb off duty
1983 Insp John Brian Martin Belfast City Bomb off duty
1983 R/Con John McFadden Co. Antrim Shot off duty
1983 R/Con William James Fitzpatrick Co. Down Shot off duty
1983 Const Paul Gabriel Marian Clarke Co. Tyrone Mortar off duty
1984 R/Con William Robert Fullerton Co. Down Shot off duty
1984 Const Thomas John Bingham Co. Armagh Mortar on mobile patrol
1984 Sgt William Ritchie Savage Co. Armagh Landmine on mobile patrol
1984 Const Michael William Dawson Belfast City Bomb suspect parcel
1984 R/Con Trevor George Elliott Co. Armagh Landmine on mobile patrol
1984 Const William Neville Gray Co. Armagh Landmine on mobile patrol
1984 Const Michael William Todd QGM Belfast City Shot attempting arrest
1984 Sgt Malcolm Alexander White Co. Tyrone Landmine on mobile patrol
1984 Sgt William Robert McDonald Belfast City Bomb off duty
1985 Sgt John Francis Gerald Murphy Co. Armagh Shot ambush
Year Rank Name County/City Method Incident
1985 Ch Insp Alexander Donaldson Co. Down Mortar at station
1985 R/Con Sean Brian McHenry Co. Down Mortar at station
1985 R/Con Geoffrey Kenneth Campbell Co. Down Mortar at station
1985 D/Sgt John Thomas Dowd Co. Down Mortar at station
1985 WD/Con Ivy Winifred Kelly Co. Down Mortar emergency
1985 R/Cont Paul Hilary McFerran Co. Down Mortar at station
1985 W/Con Rosemary Elizabeth McGookin Co. Down Mortar at station
1985 Const David Peter Topping Co. Down Mortar at station
1985 R/Con Denis Anthony Price Co. Down Mortar at station
1985 Sgt Hugh Brendan McCormac Co. Fermanagh Shot off duty
1985 R/Con John William Joseph Bell Co. Down Shot off duty
1985 R/Con Michael Keith Kay Co. Down Bomb on patrol
1985 Const David James Ronald Baird Co. Armagh Bomb on mobile patrol
1985 W/Con Tracy Ellen Doak Co. Armagh Bomb on patrol
1985 R/Con Stephen George Rodgers Co. Armagh Bomb at station
1985 Insp William James Wilson Co. Armagh Bomb at station
1985 R/Con William Archibald Agnew Co. Londonderry Shot ambush
1985 Const William Robert Gilliland Co. Fermanagh Bomb at station
1985 Insp Patrick Martin Vance Co. Down Shot off duty
1985 Const David Hanson Co. Armagh Landmine on foot patrol
1985 R/Con William James Clements Co. Tyrone Shot at station
1985 Const George Gilliland Co. Tyrone Shot at station
1986 Const James Andrew McCandless Co. Armagh Bomb on foot patrol
1986 R/Con Michael Johnathan Williams Co. Armagh Bomb on foot patrol
1986 D/Con Derek George Breen Co. Fermanagh Shot off duty
1986 Insp James Hazlett BEM Co. Down Shot off duty
1986 Const David Leslie McBride Co. Armagh Bomb on foot patrol
1986 Const William Laurence Smyth Co. Armagh Bomb on foot patrol
1986 A/Const John William McVitty Co. Fermanagh Shot off duty
1986 Const Theophileus William Charles Allen Co. Down Shot on mobile patrol
1986 Const Karl Christopher Blackbourne Co. Down Shot on mobile patrol
1986 Sgt Peter John Kilpatrick Co. Down Shot on mobile patrol
1986 R/Con Desmond John Dobbin Belfast City Mortar at station
1986 Const Derek Ewing Patterson Belfast City Shot off duty
1987 R/Const Ivan Noble Irvine Crawford Co. Fermanagh Bomb on foot patrol
1987 R/Con Peter Nesbitt Belfast City Bomb at crime scene
1987 D/Sgt John Reginald Charles Bennison Londonderry City Bomb at crime scene
1987 D/Insp George Austin Wilson Londonderry City Bomb at crime scene
1987 R/Con George Ian Gray Shaw Co. Down Shot at station
1987 R/Con Frederick Verner Armstrong Co. Antrim Shot on foot patrol
Year Rank Name County/City Method Incident
1987 R/Con Robert James Bennett McLean Co. Antrim Shot on foot patrol
1987 Insp David John Ead Co. Down Shot ambush
1987 Sgt Thomas Cooke Londonderry City Shot off duty
1987 Const Samuel McLean BEM Co. Donegal Shot off duty
1987 Sgt Robert Guthrie Belfast City Shot at station
1987 Const Norman Alexander Kennedy Co. Antrim Shot off duty
1987 D/Con Ernest Stanley Carson Belfast City Shot off duty
1987 D/Con Michael Philip Malone Belfast City Shot off duty
1987 R/Con Winston Gilchrist Finlay Co. Londonderry Shot off duty
1987 R/Con Edward Armstrong Co. Fermanagh Bomb off duty
1988 Const Colin James Gilmore Belfast City Bomb on mobile patrol
1988 Const Clive Graham Londonderry City Shot at road check
1988 D/Con John George Warnock Co. Antrim Car Bomb going off duty
1988 Const John Larmour Belfast City Shot off duty
1988 R/Con Hugh Harold McCrone Co. Fermanagh Shot on mobile patrol
1988 R/Con William James Monteith Co. Tyrone Shot at security barrier
1989 Const Stephen Montgomery Co. Tyrone Bomb on mobile patrol
1989 Ch Supt Henry Alexander Breen Co. Armagh Shot ambush
1989 Supt Robert James Buchanan Co. Armagh Shot ambush
1989 R/Con David John Black Co. Tyrone Car Bomb off duty?
1989 Const Norman Annett Londonderry City Shot off duty
1989 R/Con Alexander Bell Co. Antrim Bomb on mobile patrol
1989 Supt Alwyn William Harris Co. Antrim Car Bomb off duty
1989 Const Michael Frederick Leslie Marshall Co. Armagh Shot on mobile patrol
1990 Insp Mervyn Derek Monteith Co. Armagh Shot off duty
1990 R/Con George Alexander Starrett Co. Armagh Shot off duty
1990 Const Harold John Beckett Belfast City Shot on foot patrol
1990 Const Gary Carl Meyer Belfast City Shot on foot patrol
1990 Const William James Brown Hanson Co. Armagh Landmine on mobile patrol
1990 R/Con David Sterritt Co. Armagh Landmine on mobile patrol
1990 R/Con Joshua Cyril Willis Co. Armagh Landmine on mobile patrol
1990 Const Louis Martin Robinson Co. Down Shot off duty
1990 Const Samuel Todd Belfast City Shot at security barrier
1990 D/Insp William David Wesley Murphy Co. Armagh Shot off duty
1990 R/Con Thomas George Taylor Co. Armagh Shot off duty
1990 R/Con Wilfred Wethers Co. Armagh Shot off duty
Year Rank Name County/City Method Incident
1991 D/Con John Spence McGarry Co. Antrim Car Bomb off duty
1991 Sgt Samuel Ernest McCrum Co. Antrim Shot off duty
1991 Sgt Stephen Gillespie Belfast City Shot on mobile patrol
1991 R/Con Douglas Carrothers Co. Fermanagh Car Bomb off duty
1991 Const Edward Wilson Spence Belfast City Shot on foot patrol
1991 Const Eric Clarke Co. Londonderry Mortar mobile patrol
1992 W/Con Colleen Linda McMurray Co. Down Mortar on mobile patrol
1992 Const James Rea Douglas Belfast City Shot off duty
1992 R/Con Alan Corbett Co. Fermanagh Shot at vehicle check
1993 Const Michael John Ferguson Londonderry City Shot on foot patrol
1993 R/Con Reginald Williamson Co. Armagh Car Bomb off duty
1993 Const Jonathan Reid Co. Armagh Shot on foot patrol
1993 R/Con Brian James William Woods Co. Down Shot ambush
1993 A/Con William John Andrew Beacom Co. Tyrone Shot on mobile patrol
1993 R/Con Ernest Frederick Smith Co. Tyrone Shot on mobile patrol
1994 Const William Johnston Beacom Belfast City Rocket on mobile patrol
1994 Const John Edward Haggan Belfast City Shot off duty
1994 Const Gregory William Pollock Londonderry City Mortar on mobile patrol
1995 Const Arthur Robert James Seymour Co. Tyrone Shot at station
1997 Const Darren Robert Bradshaw Belfast City Shot ambush
1997 Const Robert Gregory Taylor Co. Antrim Beaten off duty
1997 Const Roland John Graham Co. Armagh Shot ambush
1997 R/Con David Andrew Johnston Co. Armagh Shot ambush
1998 Const Francis Adrian O`Reilly Co. Armagh Bomb during rioting
2000 R/Con William Norman Thompson Belfast City Vehicle checking vehicle

 

Former RUC officers killed by acts of terrorism after leaving the service.

Year Rank Name County/City Method Incident

1973

D/Con

Ivan Acheson Johnston

Co. Armagh

Shot

abducted

1975

R/Con

William Ambrose Meaklin

Co. Armagh

Shot

abducted

1977

Sgt

Christopher Shaw

Belfast City

Shot

at home

1977

R/Con

Herbert John Anderson

Co. Armagh

Shot

at work

1979

R/Con

Frederick John Lutton

Co. Tyrone

Shot

at work

1979

R/Con

James Wright

Co. Armagh

Car Bomb

own car

1980

R/Con

Robert McCartney Shields

Belfast City

Shot

at work

1981

Const

Thomas Harpur

Co. Tyrone

Shot

visiting house

1982

Insp

Albert White

Co. Down

Shot

near home

1982

R/Con

John Martin

Co. Armagh

Shot

at work

1987

Sgt

Samuel Gault

Co. Fermanagh

Bomb

Remembrance Day

1989

R/Con

Harold Irvine Keys

Co. Donegal

Shot

visiting friend

1989

Insp

Patrick Joseph Gabriel Mullaly

Belfast City

Car Bomb

own car

1990

R/Con

James Carrick Annette Sefton

Belfast City

Car Bomb

own car

1990

R/Con

Steven Ernest Craig

Belfast City

Shot

in street

1991

R/Con

Thomas Edward C. Stephenson

Co. Fermanagh

Shot

at home

1991

R/Con

Robert James Orr

Co. Armagh

Car Bomb

own car

1992

Const

Robert James Irvine

Co. Antrim

Shot

at home

1993

Const

John Patrick Murphy

Belfast City

Shot

in hotel bar

1998

R/Con

Samuel Cyril Stewart

Co. Armagh

Shot

with his wife

 

Police Authority Members and Employees

Year Rank Name County/City Method Incident

1972

Member

William James Johnston

Co. Armagh

Shot

abducted

1976

Member

Charles Oliver Eaton

Belfast City

Shot

at work

1978

CSO

Norma Spence

Belfast City

Shot

civilian searcher

1978

CSO

Brian Russell

Londonderry City

Shot

civilian searcher

1994

Cleaner

Frederick Anthony

Co. Armagh

Car Bomb

own car

 
Police Service of Northern Ireland
Year Rank Name County/City Method Incident
2009 Const Stephen Paul Carroll

Co. Armagh

Shot

ambush

2011 Const Ronan Kerr Co. Tyrone Car Bomb own car
 

 

Notes
Rank Abbreviations:-
Cadet: Temporary Cadet, Auxiliary Division Const/Con/C: Constable
Ch: Chief D: Detective
Insp/In/I: Inspector H: Head
S: Special R: Reserve
Supt: Superintendent Sgt: Sergeant
W: Woman
 
First Names - These are from official records and may differ from the familiar name in use
Car Bomb - under car booby-trap bomb
County/City - Shows county where serving/killed, except - Belfast City which is in County Antrim and Londonderry City (also known as Derry City) in County Londonderry.
       
This list contains more than 450 known police deaths in the six counties of Northern Ireland from criminal acts of violence since 1800; the majority of deaths were as a result of political violence and terrorist activity.

In addition, between 1800 and 1922 there were some 550 known deaths by acts of violence in the Royal Irish Constabulary and its constituent forces, and the Dublin Metropolitan Police,  in Southern Ireland while part of the United Kingdom, the majority as a result of political violence.


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