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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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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.

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We regret to report the following recent deaths


Roll of Honour

Dave Fields

25 December - PC Dave Fields

South Yorkshire Police
Killed in a police vehicle collision
responding to an incident.

South Yorkshire Police

James Dixon

5 December - PC James Dixon

Thames Valley Police
Killed in a police motorcycle 
collision during a training exercise.

Thames Valley Police

John Alcock

14 October - PC John Alcock

Grampian Police
Died of injuries received in a
police vehicle collision in 2003.

Grampian Police

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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Steve Jenkins

6 October - PC Steve Jenkins

Gwent Police
Collapsed and died at his police station.

Gwent Police

Austin Jackson

16 March - PC Austin Jackson

Leicestershire Police
Became unwell 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 becoming unwell on duty.

Essex 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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Page updated 10 February  2018

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