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RUC / PSNI roll of honour
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National Police Officers Roll of Honour and Remembrance

In Memory of British Police Officers who Lost their Lives in the Line of Duty

ROYAL ULSTER CONSTABULARY G.C.



1922 - 2010


LEST WE FORGET
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Const James O'Neill

Died 5 September 1924, aged 20

Fatally injured in a road traffic accident while on motorcycle patrol.


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Const John Ryan

Died 28 February 1933, aged 37

Shot dead trying to arrest armed men who fired on a lorry convoy.


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Const George Thompson

Died 4 May 1933, aged 36

Killed in a cycle accident while travelling home after duty.


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Const Charles Sellery Anderson

Died 9 October 1933, aged 32

Fatally shot when attacked by several gunmen while guarding a house.


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Const John Evans

Died 17 October 1934, aged 35

Died during an operation after he was taken ill while on duty.


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Const Frederick Clarke

Died 22 August 1935, aged 41

Collapsed and died while on orderly duty at the police barracks.


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Const James Mahoney

Died 31 January 1936, aged 43

Collapsed and died after bringing two prisoners to the police barracks.


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Const Thomas Halliday

Died 20 July 1937, aged 38

Collapsed and died when finishing his duty as barrack orderly.


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Sgt Albert Victor Willis Perrott

Died 26 April 1938, aged 35

Collapsed on duty at the police station and died a few days later.


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Sgt Peter O'Reilly

Died 2 May 1939, aged 46

Collapsed on duty after the morning station parade and died soon after.


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Const George Albert Brown

Died 7 September 1939, aged 19

Killed by an accidental discharge of a revolver handled by a colleague.


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Const Harold Anderson

Died 5 November 1939, aged 42

Fatally injured on patrol when hit by a motor car which failed to stop.


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H/Con Thomas Dempsey

Died 8 June 1940, aged 47

Shot dead by one of his own constables who then shot himself.


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Const William John Armstrong

Died 26 November 1940, aged 21

Fatally injured while taking part in a boxing lesson on recruit training.


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Const James Meaklim

Died 16 April 1941, aged 38

Killed in an air raid by a parachute mine exploding outside his station.


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D/Sgt Robert John Wilson

Died 5 May 1941, aged 42

Killed off duty in an enemy air raid.


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Const Martin Robert Armstrong, 24

Const Hugh Campbell, 22

Const William John Lemon, 19

Const James McKenna, 22

Const Robert Reid, 22

Died 5 May 1941

Killed in an enemy air raid by the direct hit of a bomb on their police station.


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Const Christopher Crawford

Died 2 November 1941, aged 34

Fatally injured when his police vehicle hit a military road barrier.


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Const John Joseph Cunning

Died 2 December 1941, aged 20

Fatally injured on guard duty when his shotgun fell and discharged.


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Const William Hasson

Died 9 December 1941, aged 41

Killed by the accidental discharge of his revolver while cleaning it.


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Const Patrick Joseph Mageean

Died 27 February 1942, aged 40

Fatally injured when crushed in an accident on PSV inspection duty.


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Const Patrick Murphy

Died 5 April 1942, aged 49

Fatally shot attempting to arrest IRA gunmen who fired on his patrol.

Posthumous King's Police and Fire Services Medal for Gallantry.


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Const Thomas James Forbes

Died 8 April 1942, aged 40

Fatally wounded in an exchange of gunfire trying to arrest IRA gunmen.


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Const James Millar Laird

Died 6 September 1942, aged 46

Fatally shot when their patrol was ambushed at night by IRA gunmen.


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Const Samuel James G. Armstrong

Died 29 April 1943, aged 23

Killed by the accidental discharge of a revolver dropped by an officer.


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Const Patrick McCarthy

Died 1 October 1943, aged 52

Fatally shot attempting to foil a wages snatch by armed robbers.


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Const James Phillips

Died 13 November 1943, aged 20

Fatally wounded when accidentally shot by a colleague in the barracks.


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Const John William Godfrey

Died 24 December 1943, aged 47

Collapsed while on duty and died later the same day.


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Const Robert McLaughlin

Died 9 March 1944, aged 48

Fatally injured pursuing suspects when his bicycle was hit by a tram.


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Const William James Ellison

Died 21 April 1944, aged 51

Fatally injured when accidentally hit by a tram while on traffic duty.


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Const John Alexander Rankin

Died 1 December 1947, aged 54

Fatally injured on patrol when hit by a car, which had gone out of control.


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Const Samuel George Baird

Died 12 July 1948, aged 52

Collapsed and died while on foot patrol in the early hours.


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Sgt Robert Henry Lindsay

Died 18 December 1951, aged 52

Killed when he fell from his bicycle while on patrol on a stormy night.


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D/Con Michael Augustin Small

Died 7 September 1952, aged 27

Shot dead in his barracks room while handling his automatic pistol.


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Const John Clifford

Died 14 May 1955

Collapsed and died while escorting a prisoner he had just chased.


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Const John Thomas Murphy

Died 23 May 1955, aged 23

Accidentally shot himself as he put on his waist belt and revolver for duty.


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Const John William Gibson

Died 8 May 1956, aged 59

Collapsed and died while on duty at Templemore Avenue police station.


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Const John Scally

Died 30 December 1956, aged 23

Shot dead in a terrorist bomb and gun attack on his police station.


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Const Thomas Alexander Clarke

Died 11 February 1957, aged 54

Collapsed and died cycling back to his station after a meal break.


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Const Thomas Cecil J. Gregg

Died 4 July 1957, aged 27

Shot and fatally wounded on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorists.


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Sgt Arthur James Ovens

Died 17 August 1957, aged 44

Killed by a terrorist booby trap bomb after a call to a house.


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Const Patrick Joseph Duignan

Died 23 November 1957, aged 29

Fatally injured while questioning a driver when struck by a passing car.


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Const Henry Balfour Ross

Died 17 July 1958, aged 26

Fatally injured on bicycle patrol when a terrorist landmine exploded.


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Const Cecil Harold Cunningham

Died 3 October 1958, aged 19

Fatally wounded when a rifle being cleaned accidentally discharged.


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Const George Andrew Elliott

Died 13 April 1960, aged 22

Fatally injured when accidentally struck by a car while on foot patrol.


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Const Norman John C. Anderson

Died 27 January 1961, aged 26

Shot dead by terrorists after leaving his girlfriend's home while off duty.


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Const William John Hunter

Died 12 November 1961, aged 28

Shot dead when his mobile patrol car was ambushed by terrorists.


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Sgt Frederick Carleton

Died 25 December 1961, aged 55

Collapsed and died as a result of a heart attack whilst on duty.


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Const Nathaniel Davison

Died 14 July 1962, aged 60

Collapsed and died while on patrol.


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Const Kenneth G. B. Armstrong

Died 25 September 1962, aged 39

Fatally injured in a road accident while driving a police tender.


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Const John Brown

Died 6 December 1963, aged 21

Found fatally shot while cleaning his revolver at Kesh RUC station.


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H/Con Robert Henry Murdoch

Died 9 November 1968, aged 55

Collapsed and died when on duty at Donegall Pass RUC station.


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Const Victor William Arbuckle

Died 11 October 1969, aged 29

Shot and fatally wounded on a police cordon during serious rioting.


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Dist/Insp John Hunter

Died 26 October 1969, aged 58

Collapsed in Dunmurry RUC station and died of heart failure.


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Const Samuel Donaldson, 23

Const Robert Millar, 27

Died 12 August 1970

Fatally wounded checking a stolen car by a terrorist booby-trap bomb.


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Sgt William Andrew Hunter

Died 12 December 1970, aged 23

Killed in a road traffic accident while on duty in the early hours.


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D/Insp Cecil James M. Patterson, 45

Const Robert William A. Buckley, 31

Died 26 February 1971

Shot dead when terrorists fired with automatic weapons during rioting.


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Sgt William Duddy Hall

Died 8 April 1971, aged 51

Fatally injured in a road accident when his police car crashed.


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Const Robert Fredrick Leslie

Died 18 September 1971, aged 20

Shot and fatally wounded by terrorists while on foot patrol.


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Const Cecil Henry Cunningham, 46

Const John Thompson Haslett, 21

Died 15 October 1971

Killed by terrorists firing automatic weapons from a passing car.


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Sgt Ronald James Dodd

Died 27 October 1971, aged 34

Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush while examining a crime scene.


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Insp Alfred Henry Devlin

Died 29 October 1971, aged 42

Killed by the explosion of a terrorist bomb at his RUC station.


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D/Con Stanley Corry, 28

D/Con William Robert Russell, 31

Died 1 November 1971

Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush while examining a crime scene.


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Sgt Dermot Hurley, 50

Const Thomas James W. Moore, 37

Died 11 November 1971

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while talking to a shopkeeper.


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R/Con Raymond Frederick Denham

Died 12 January 1972, aged 42

Shot dead by terrorist gunmen while off duty at his place of work.


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Sgt Peter Gilgunn, 26

Const David John Montgomery, 20

Died 27 January 1972

Shot and fatally wounded by terrorists while on mobile patrol.


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Const Raymond Norman Carroll

Died 28 January 1972, aged 22

Shot and fatally wounded by terrorist gunmen while off duty.


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Sgt Thomas Robert Morrow

Died 2 March 1972, aged 28

Fatally wounded in a terrorist ambush responding to a bogus call.


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Const William Stewart Logan

Died 15 March 1972, aged 23

Shot and fatally wounded by terrorists while on mobile patrol.


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Const Ernest McAllister, 31

Const Bernard Malachy O`Neill, 36

Died 20 March 1972

Killed evacuating the area of a terrorist car bomb when it exploded.


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Const Samuel R. David Houston

Died 26 June 1972, aged 22

Fatally shot attempting to arrest terrorists who had placed a bomb.

Posthumously awarded the

Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry.


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Const Robert David Laverty

Died 16 July 1972, aged 18

Fatally shot on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.


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R/Con Robert John M. Gibson

Died 21 July 1972, aged 57

Killed off duty by a terrorist bomb at the bus station where he worked.


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Const Andrew Gordon Harron

Died 21 October 1972, aged 32

Shot and fatally wounded by a terrorist stopped in a stolen car.

Posthumously awarded the

Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry.


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R/Con Joseph Calvin

Died 17 November 1972, aged 51

Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while going off duty.


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A/Const Robert Keys

Died 28 November 1972, aged 55

Killed by terrorists firing a rocket- propelled grenade at his station.


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Const James Alexander Nixon

Died 13 December 1972, aged 49

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty leaving a hotel.


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Const George Chambers

Died 15 December 1972, aged 44

Shot dead by terrorists, evacuating the area of a suspect car bomb.


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R/Con Henry James Sandford

Died 14 January 1973, aged 34

Fatally injured on mobile patrol when a terrorist landmine exploded.


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Const Mervyn Samuel Wilson, 23

Sgt David William Dorsett, 37

Died 14 January 1973

Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while taking a break.


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Const Samuel Culbert Hyndman

Died 22 January 1973, aged 23

Accidentally shot off duty when an officer dropped his police revolver.


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Const Charles Hamilton Morrison

Died 8 February 1973, aged 26

Shot dead by terrorist gunmen while dealing with a traffic accident.


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Const William Raymond Wylie

Died 27 February 1973, aged 25

Fatally shot in a gun battle when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

Posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry.


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A/Const Ronald Macauley

Died 25 March 1973, aged 44

Fatally shot in a gun battle when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

Posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry.


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Const David Purvis

Died 5 June 1973, aged 22

Fatally shot while on foot patrol by terrorists in a passing vehicle.


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R/Con William John McElveen

Died 13 August 1973, aged 36

Fatally shot while off duty at work by terrorists in a passing vehicle.


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Const John Campbell Harris

Died 10 October 1973, aged 42

Fatally injured in a road traffic accident when going off duty.


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R/Con William Edward Campbell

Died 16 October 1973, aged 27

Fatally shot on foot patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.


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D/Con John Doherty

Died 28 October 1973, aged 31

Fatally shot when ambushed by terrorist gunmen while off duty.


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Const Robert Megaw

Died 1 December 1973, aged 29

Fatally shot on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.


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D/Con George Maurice Rolston

Died 11 December 1973, aged 37

Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while going on duty.


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D/Con (Rtd) Ivan Acheson Johnston

Died 15 December 1973, aged 34

A former officer, abducted by terrorists and found shot dead two days later.


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Const Michael Joseph Logue

Died 29 December 1973, aged 21

Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush while attending a crime scene.


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R/Con John Molyneaux Rodgers

Died 26 January 1974, aged 49

Fatally shot on foot patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.


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R/Con William Raymond Baggley

Died 29 January 1974, aged 42

Fatally shot on foot patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.


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Const Robert James McIntyre

Died 4 February 1974, aged 41

Collapsed and died on duty while exercising in a gym.


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Const Thomas Ian McClinton

Died 2 March 1974, aged 28

Shot dead on foot patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.


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Const Cyril John Wilson

Died 17 March 1974, aged 36

Fatally shot on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.


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Sgt Frederick Robinson

Died 19 March 1974, aged 40

Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while off duty at home.


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A/Const Thomas George McCall

Died 16 April 1974, aged 33

Shot dead at a security barrier by terrorists in a passing vehicle.


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Const Brian Edmund Bell, 27

Const John Malcolm Ross, 40

Died 10 May 1974

Fatally shot from behind at close range by terrorists while on patrol.


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Const John Harrison Forsythe

Died 18 June 1974, aged 30

Killed while investigating a bomb left by terrorists, when it exploded.


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R/Con William John Rea

Died 20 June 1974, aged 58

After the pursuit of a stolen car he collapsed and died of heart failure.


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Sgt Daniel Joseph O`Connor

Died 22 June 1974, aged 35

Shot dead while on parade duty by terrorists in a passing vehicle.


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R/Con Ronald Alexander Winder

Died 3 August 1974, aged 45

Collapsed and died after attending a call while on mobile patrol.


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D/Insp Peter Augustine Flanagan

Died 23 August 1974, aged 47

Fatally shot on duty in a public house when targeted by terrorists.


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Insp William Elliot

Died 6 September 1974, aged 48

Shot dead attempting to arrest armed terrorist bank robbers.

Posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry.


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R/Con Arthur Sterling Henderson

Died 8 October 1974, aged 30

Killed by a terrorist booby-trap bomb while checking a suspect car.


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Const Robert William Forde

Died 20 November 1974, aged 29

Killed by a terrorist booby-trap bomb examining a bomb scene.


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Const David James A. McNeice

Died 14 December 1974, aged 19

Shot dead in a terrorist ambush while leaving a crime scene.


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Sgt George Coulter

Died 31 January 1975, aged 43

Shot dead on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.


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WR/Con Mildred Ann Harrison

Died 16 March 1975, aged 26

Killed by the explosion of a terrorist bomb left at a pub while on patrol.


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D/Sgt John Wilson Crockett

Died 5 April 1975, aged 41

Fatally injured in a road traffic accident when going off duty.

Holder of the Queen's Commendation.


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Const Albert Edward Saunderson

Died 11 April 1975, aged 45

Died of injuries sustained while going on duty 1974 when hit by a stolen car.


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Const Paul Radcliffe Gray

Died 10 May 1975, aged 20

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while on foot patrol on the City wall.


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Const Noel Saunderson Davis

Died 24 May 1975, aged 22

Killed by a terrorist booby-trap bomb left in a stolen vehicle.


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Const Norman McDowell

Died 5 June 1975, aged 35

Fatally injured in a road accident when his police vehicle crashed.


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D/Con Andrew Johnston

Died 7 July 1975, aged 26

Killed by a terrorist booby-trap bomb left at a school burglary.


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Const Robert John McPherson

Died 26 July 1975, aged 25

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while investigating two suspects.

Posthumously awarded the Queens Commendation for Brave Conduct.


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R/Con (Rtd) William A. Meaklin

Died 15 August 1975, aged 28

A former RUC officer, abducted by terrorists, tortured and shot dead.


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Const Adrian Noel Johnston

Died 11 September 1975, aged 19

Fatally shot on guard duty when a colleague accidentally fired his gun.


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D/Con David Smyth Love

Died 6 October 1975, aged 45

Killed by a terrorist booby-trap bomb left at a crime scene.


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R/Con Alexander Andrew Baird

Died 14 October 1975, aged 37

Fatally wounded by a terrorist bomb left under a security barrier hut.


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R/Con Joseph James Clements

Died 16 November 1975, aged 48

Fatally injured by a terrorist landmine attending a crime scene.


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WR/Con Margaret Cherry Campbell

Died 21 November 1975, aged 24

Fatally injured when struck by a car assisting at an accident scene.


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R/Con Samuel John Clarke, 53

Sgt Patrick Maxwell, 34

Died 25 November 1975

Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush while delivering a death message.


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Const Francis George W. Sullivan

Died 19 December 1975, aged 31

Fatally injured when hit by a vehicle which failed to stop at a checkpoint.


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R/Con William James Clifford Evans

Died 5 January 1976, aged 30

Fatally shot on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.


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Insp George Mclean Bell, 54

D/Con Neville Cummings, 37

Died 22 January 1976

Killed by a terrorist booby-trap bomb while examining a shotgun.


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Insp William Henry Murtagh

Died 7 February 1976, aged 31

Sgt James William Blakely

Died 6 February 1976, aged 42

Shot dead from behind by terrorist gunmen while on foot patrol.


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R/Con William George Victor Hamer

Died 12 February 1976, aged 30

Fatally shot on foot patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.


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D/Con William Parker Scott

Died 20 April 1976, aged 44

Collapsed and died searching for gunmen for attacking his neighbour.


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R/Con William Ronald Crooks

Died 23 April 1976, aged 30

Fatally shot on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.


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D/Sgt Ronald Andrew McMahon

Died 28 April 1976, aged 37

Fatally injured in a road accident responding to an emergency call.


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Sgt Henry Francis Keys,27

R/Con Thomas Henry Evans, 33

R/Con Francis Joseph Kettyles, 39

Died 15 May 1976

Killed examining a crime scene by a terrorist booby-trap bomb.


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Sgt James Hunter

Died 15 May 1976, aged 33

Shot dead on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.


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R/Con Kenneth David Nelson

Died 16 May 1976, aged 28

Shot dead in a terrorist ambush while off duty at home.


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Const John William A. McCambridge

Died 22 May 1976, aged 21

Shot dead while off duty when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.


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D/Con Ronald Edwin McAdam

Died 2 June 1976, aged 31

Fatally shot while off duty when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.


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WR/Con Linda Emmeline Baggley

Died 2 June 1976, aged 19

Shot on patrol at close range and fatally injured by terrorist gunmen.


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D/Insp William George Heasley

Died 12 July 1976, aged 35

Killed in a road accident when his police vehicle crashed.


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A/Const Thomas Cush

Died 31 July 1976, aged 60

Shot dead by a terrorist sniper while on duty at a security barrier.


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Const James Jude Heaney

Died 26 August 1976, aged 20

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty at his mother's house.


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Sgt Albert Craig

Died 18 September 1976, aged 33

Fatally shot while on duty by terrorists in a passing vehicle.


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R/Con Arthur McKay

Died 8 October 1976, aged 42

Killed by a terrorist booby-trap bomb left in abandoned stolen car.


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D/Con Noel Michael McCabe QGM

Died 2 November 1976, aged 25

Shot dead by terrorist gunmen while on mobile patrol.


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R/Con Joseph Scott

Died 3 December 1976, aged 49

Shot dead off duty working as a traffic warden by terrorist gunmen.


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Const Norman Windsor H. Campbell

Died 15 December 1976, aged 19

Fatally shot at a security barrier by terrorists in a passing vehicle.


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R/Con Samuel Graham Armour

Died 22 December 1976, aged 37

Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while off duty at home.


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R/Con William James Greer

Died 4 January 1977, aged 27

Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while off duty at home.


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D/Con Patrick Liam McNulty

Died 27 January 1977, aged 30

Shot dead in a terrorist ambush while leaving his car at a garage.


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R/Con Robert James Harrison

Died 5 February 1977, aged 50

Shot dead in a terrorist ambush while checking a false crime report.


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R/Con Samuel McKane

Died 13 February 1977, aged 33

Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush when returning home from duty.


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Insp James Harold Cobb

Died 24 February 1977, aged 38

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while at a security barrier.


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Sgt Joseph Patrick Campbell

Died 25 February 1977, aged 48

Shot by an unknown gunman while closing the gates at an RUC station.


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Const William David Brown

Died 13 March 1977, aged 18

Fatally shot on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.

Posthumously awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal.


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Const John T. McCracken, 22

Const Kenneth William Sheehan, 19

Died 8 April 1977

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen in a vehicle, which they stopped.


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R/Con Robert George North

Died 20 May 1977, aged 52

Shot dead by terrorist gunmen, off duty working as a school bus driver.


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Sgt (Rtd) Christopher Shaw

Died 21 May 1977, aged 63

A former RUC officer, shot dead by terrorist gunmen at his house.


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Const Samuel Dereck Davison, 24

Const Kenneth Norman Lynch, 22

R/Con Hugh Henry Martin, 58

Died 2 June 1977

Shot dead when their mobile patrol was ambushed by terrorist gunmen.


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D/Con Colin John Graham, 25

D/Sgt Adam Kennedy McPherson, 47

Died 11 June 1977

Fatally injured in a road accident when their car collided with a lorry.


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R/Con David James Morrow

Died 6 July 1977, aged 36

Fatally shot putting out traffic cones by terrorists in a passing vehicle.


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Sgt Thomas John Orr

Died 12 October 1977, aged 38

Collapsed and died during an anti-ambush training exercise.


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R/Con (Rtd) Herbert John Anderson

Died 18 October 1977, aged 61

A former RUC officer, shot dead by terrorist gunmen, driving his taxi.


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Const James Hill

Died 13 January 1978, aged 23

Died of severe burns received while rescuing his children from a fire.


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R/Con Gordon Hedley Crothers

Died 17 February 1978, aged 31

One of twelve people killed when a terrorist bomb exploded in a hotel.


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Const Charles Malcolm Simpson

Died 28 February 1978, aged 26

Fatally shot when his mobile patrol was ambushed by terrorist gunmen.


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R/Con John Wilson Moore

Died 15 April 1978, aged 57

Killed when a terrorist landmine exploded under his car at his home.


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D/Con Laird Millar McAllister

Died 22 April 1978, aged 36

Shot dead off duty by terrorist gunmen who called at his home.


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Const Thomas John Nesbitt

Died 15 May 1978, aged 49

Killed in a road accident driving a police vehicle which crashed.


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R/Con Robert Albert J. Struthers

Died 16 June 1978, aged 19

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty working in a shop.


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Const Hugh McConnell

Died 17 June 1978, aged 32

Shot dead when his mobile patrol was ambushed by terrorist gunmen.


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A/Const William Herbert Turbitt

Died 17 June 1978, aged 46

Shot with McConnell and abducted, his body being recovered on 9 July.


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R/Con Jacob Rankin

Died 4 July 1978, aged 37

Fatally shot while on foot patrol by terrorists in a passing vehicle.


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R/Con John Lamont

Died 2 August 1978, aged 21

Fatally shot while on foot patrol by terrorists in a passing vehicle.


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R/Con Howard George Donaghy

Died 11 September 1978, aged 24

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty building his house.


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Const Richard Alan Baird, 28

Const Paul Moore Gray, 25

R/Con Robert Archibald Lockhart, 44

Const Noel Alexander Webb, 30

Died 17 April 1979

Killed while on mobile patrol by the detonation of a terrorist car bomb.


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R/Con (Rtd) Frederick John Lutton

Died 1 May 1979, aged 39

A former RUC officer, shot dead by terrorist gunmen at his workplace.


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D/Con Norman Samuel Prue

Died 6 May 1979, aged 29

Shot dead while sat in a car when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.


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R/Con David Stanley Wray

Died 20 May 1979, aged 50

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while attending church off duty.


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R/Con David Allen Dunne

Died 2 June 1979, aged 36

Fatally shot off duty near his home by terrorists in a passing vehicle.


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Supt Stanley Hanna, 47

Const Kevin Thompson, 22

Died 3 June 1979

Killed investigating a crime scene when a terrorist landmine exploded.


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R/Con John Henry Scott

Died 22 June 1979, aged 49

Fatally shot when ambushed by terrorist gunmen while off duty.


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R/Con (Rtd) James Wright

Died 27 July 1979, aged 48

A former RUC officer, killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb.


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Const George Samuel Walsh

Died 31 July 1979, aged 50

Fatally shot while sat in a police car by terrorists in a passing vehicle.


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Const Derek Kerr Davidson

Died 2 August 1979, aged 26

Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush

while checking a false crime report.


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Sgt William Walter Pollock

Died 3 August 1979, aged 33

Fatally injured in a police Landrover involved in a road traffic accident.


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Const John Gerald Davidson

Died 18 November 1979, aged 28

Fatally shot by terrorists firing on a police Landrover leaving the station.


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R/Con StanleyOsborne Hazelton

Died 22 December 1979, aged 52

Fatally shot when ambushed by terrorist gunmen while off duty.


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R/Con Robert James Crilly

Died 3 January 1980, aged 60

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty working in his garage.


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R/Con William David Purse

Died 12 January 1980, aged 43

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while on duty at a football club.


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A/Const Winston John F. Howe, 35

Const Joseph Rose, 21

Died 11 February 1980

Killed while on mobile patrol by the detonation of a terrorist landmine.


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R/Con Bernard Montgomery

Died 4 April 1980, aged 33

Shot dead by terrorist gunmen while off duty at his place of work.


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Const William Stephen G. Magill

Died 9 April 1980, aged 24

Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush while attending a crime scene.


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R/Con Frederick Victor Wilson

Died 11 April 1980, aged 43

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty going to his work.


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A/Const William Joseph Anderson

Died 18 August 1980, aged 35

Killed when struck by a rock taking part in mountain rescue training.


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R/Con William Wallace Allen

Died 31 August 1980, aged 49

Abducted off duty by terrorists and shot, his body found 12 days later.


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Const Thomas George Dickson

Died 13 September 1980, aged 32

Killed at a vehicle check point when hit by a car which failed to stop.


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Const David Richard Smith

Died 21 September 1980, aged 22

Killed when his car was struck by a stolen vehicle while going off duty.


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R/Con Thomas H. Ernest Johnston

Died 23 September 1980, aged 36

Shot dead in a terrorist ambush as he returned home from duty.


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R/Con (Rtd) Robert M. Shields

Died 30 September 1980, aged 44

A former RUC officer, shot dead by terrorist gunmen at his workplace.


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W/Con Joanne Margaret Best, 21

Const Patrick Francis X. Collins, 34

R/Con Brian Harris, 23

Const Paul Mason, 20

Const Norman G. Montgomery, 22

Died 28 October 1980

Fatally injured when their police Landrover collided with a lorry.


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Const James Gordon Drennan

Died 16 December 1980, aged 21

Killed at a vehicle checkpoint when struck by a car, which failed to stop.


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R/Con Lindsay G. MacDougall

Died 14 January 1981, aged 36

Fatally shot from behind by terrorist gunmen while on foot patrol.


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R/Con James Matthew Stronge

Died 21 January 1981, aged 48

Shot dead with his father off duty at their home by terrorist gunmen.


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R/Con Charles Wilson Lewis

Died 6 February 1981, aged 38

Shot dead while leaving a newsagents when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.


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R/Con Alexander Scott

Died 8 February 1981, aged 36

Shot dead by terrorist gunmen off duty leaving work at his wife's shop.


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Const Kenneth John Acheson

Died 2 April 1981, aged 23

Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while going off duty.


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Const Gary Desmond Martin

Died 27 April 1981, aged 28

Fatally injured checking a suspect lorry by a terrorist booby-trap bomb.


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Const Philip Charles Ellis

Died 6 May 1981, aged 33

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while checking suspicious activity.


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Const Samuel Vallely

Died 14 May 1981, aged 23

Killed by terrorists firing a rocket- propelled grenade at his vehicle.


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Const Mervyn Basil Robinson

Died 27 May 1981, aged 47

Shot dead when ambushed by terrorist gunmen while off duty.


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R/Con Colin Patrick Dunlop

Died 31 May 1981, aged 30

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while on hospital security duty.


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R/Con Christopher Kyle

Died 17 June 1981, aged 25

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty near his home.


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Const Neal Quinn

Died 20 June 1981, aged 53

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty in a public bar.


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W/Con Martha Doreen E. Harkness

Died 25 July 1981, aged 22

Fatally injured when struck by a vehicle at a vehicle checkpoint.


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Const (Rtd) Thomas Harpur

Died 31 July 1981, aged 30

A former RUC officer, shot dead by terrorist gunmen.


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Const John Smyth, 34

A/Const Andrew Alfred Woods, 50

Died 2 August 1981

Killed while on mobile patrol by the detonation of a terrorist landmine.


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Const William Mark Evans, 20

Const Stuart John Montgomery, 18

Died 7 September 1981

Fatally injured on mobile patrol when a terrorist landmine exploded.


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R/Con John Proctor

Died 14 September 1981, aged 25

Shot dead by terrorists after visiting his wife in the maternity hospital.


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Const George Alexander Stewart

Died 26 September 1981, aged 34

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty in his fiancee's pub.


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Const Alexander Beck

Died 28 September 1981, aged 37

Killed by terrorists firing a rocket- propelled grenade at his landrover.


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Const Hugh Lewis

Died 9 October 1981, aged 29

Fatally injured in a police vehicle crash responding to an emergency.


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R/Con Silas Weir Lyttle

Died 17 November 1981, aged 59

Shot and fatally wounded outside his house by terrorist gunmen.


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Const William Coulter

Died 28 November 1981, aged 23

Fatally wounded by the explosion of a terrorist bomb while on patrol.


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Const David Stephen Kelly

Died 25 December 1981, aged 31

Died in hospital 8 days after he collapsed on duty at his station.


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Insp Norman Duddy

Died 28 March 1982, aged 45

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen, off duty leaving church with his sons.


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Sgt David Brown

Died 16 April 1982, aged 35

Shot and fatally injured by terrorist gunmen while on his way to duty.


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Const Gordon Arnott Anderson, 21

WR/Con Mabel Elizabeth Cheyne, 29

Const Denis Joseph Maguire, 25

Died 23 April 1982

Fatally injured in a police vehicle crash responding to an emergency.


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Const Samuel Alan Victor Caskey

Died 4 May 1982, aged 21

Shot on patrol at close range and fatally injured by terrorist gunmen.


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D/Con David Reginald Reeves

Died 11 June 1982, aged 24

Killed by a booby-trap bomb left by terrorists at a crime scene.


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Insp (Rtd) Albert White

Died 18 June 1982, aged 60

A former RUC officer, shot dead by terrorist gunmen while with his wife.


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R/Con John Eagleson

Died 1 October 1982, aged 57

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty going to his work.


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R/Con Charles Crothers

Died 5 October 1982, aged 54

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty at his place of work.


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Sgt John Quinn, 37

Const Paul Hamilton, 26

Const Allan McCloy, 34

Died 27 October 1982

Killed while on mobile patrol by the detonation of a terrorist landmine.


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D/Con Garry Mervyn Ewing

Died 9 November 1982, aged 31

Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while off duty.


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R/Con Samuel Snowdon Corkey, 41

R/Con Ronald Irwin, 25

Died 16 November 1982

Fatally shot at a security barrier by terrorists in a passing vehicle.


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R/Con William Harrison Moffat

Died 25 November 1982, aged 32

Fatally injured in a road traffic accident when going off duty.


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R/Con (Rtd) John Martin

Died 27 November 1982, aged 35

A former RUC officer, shot dead by terrorist gunmen at his garage.


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Sgt Eric Brown, 40

R/Con Bernard Alexander Quinn, 23

Died 6 January 1983

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while checking suspects in a car.


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R/Con John Robinson Olphert

Died 18 January 1983, aged 39

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty working in his shop.


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R/Con William Edward Magill

Died 20 February 1983, aged 20

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen as he returned to his police station.


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Sgt William Gordon Wilson

Died 21 February 1983, aged 29

Fatally injured by the detonation of a terrorist bomb while on patrol.


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Const Thomas Lindsay McCormack

Died 2 March 1983, aged 49

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while on foot patrol.


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R/Con Frederick Thomas (A person who cannot be named on this site)

Died 15 March 1983, aged 59

Shot dead while off duty at his work by terrorists in a passing vehicle.


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Const Gerald Cathcart

Died 16 May 1983, aged 49

Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush when returning home after duty.


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R/Con Colin Herbert A. Carson

Died 26 May 1983, aged 31

Fatally shot at a security barrier by terrorists firing from a vehicle.


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Const John Kevin Wasson

Died 7 September 1983, aged 61

Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush as he arrived home from duty.


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R/Con James Ferguson, 53

R/Con William Toome Finlay, 55

Holder of the Queen's Commendation.

Died 6 October 1983

Both shot dead while on foot patrol when approached by terrorist gunmen.


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Const John Robert N. Hallawell

Died 28 October 1983, aged 35

Fatally shot while on patrol when approached by terrorist gunmen.


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Insp John Brian Martin, 27

Sgt Stephen Alexander N. Fyfe, 28

Died 4 November 1983

Sgt William Robert McDonald, 29

Died 12 August 1984, aged 29

Fatally injured by a terrorist bomb while attending a lecture on duty.


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R/Con John McFadden

Died 5 November 1983, aged 55

Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush as he returned home from duty.


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R/Con William James Fitzpatrick

Died 10 November 1983, aged 46

Fatally shot off duty by terrorist gunmen who fired into his house.


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Const Paul Gabriel Marian Clarke

Died 12 November 1983, aged 29

Fatally injured when his station came under heavy mortar attack.


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R/Con William Robert Fullerton

Died 10 January 1984, aged 48

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while driving home from duty.


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Const Thomas John Bingham, 29

Sgt William Ritchie Savage, 27

Died 31 January 1984

Killed while on mobile patrol by the detonation of a terrorist landmine.


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Const Michael William Dawson

Died 12 April 1984, aged 23

Killed by a terrorist bomb explosion while checking a suspect package.


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R/Con Trevor George Elliott, 29

Const William Neville Gray, 25

Died 18 May 1984

Fatally injured on mobile patrol when a terrorist landmine exploded.


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Const Michael William Todd

Died 15 June 1984, aged 22

Fatally shot forcing entry to a dwelling to arrest a terrorist.

Posthumously awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal.


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Const Ernest Thompson Caulfield

Died 26 July 1984, aged 29

Fatally injured in a motorcycle accident while travelling to duty.


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Sgt Malcolm Alexander White

Died 12 August 1984, aged 26

Fatally injured on mobile patrol when a terrorist landmine exploded.


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R/Con Samuel Fletcher

Died 4 November 1984, aged 58

Collapsed and died while on duty at Lislea Drive RUC station.


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Sgt John Francis Gerald Murphy

Died 21 February 1985, aged 30

Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush while on duty leaving a school.

Holder of the Queen's Commendation.


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Ch/Insp Alexander Donaldson, 41

D/Sgt John Thomas Dowd, 31

R/Con Sean Brian McHenry, 19

R/Con Geoffrey K. Campbell, 24

DW/Con Ivy Winifred Kelly, 29

R/Cont Paul Hilary McFerran, 33

W/Con Rosemary E. McGookin, 27

Const David Peter Topping, 22

R/Con Denis Anthony Price, 22

Died 28 February 1985

Killed when Newry RUC station was hit by a terrorist mortar attack.


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Sgt Hugh Brendan McCormac

Died 3 March 1985, aged 40

Shot dead by terrorist gunmen while taking his family to church.


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R/Con John William Joseph Bell

Died 29 March 1985, aged 34

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty working at his garage.


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R/Con Michael Keith Kay

Died 3 April 1985, aged 38

Killed outside Newry court by the detonation of a terrorist car bomb.


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Insp William James Wilson, 28

Const David James Ronald Baird, 23

W/Con Tracy Ellen Doak, 21

R/Con Stephen George Rodgers, 19

Died 20 May 1985

Killed on escort duty by a terrorist bomb exploded at the roadside.


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R/Con William Archibald Agnew

Died 16 June 1985, aged 53

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty sitting in his car.


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Const William Robert Gilliland

Died 18 June 1985, aged 39

Fatally injured on mobile patrol when a terrorist landmine exploded.


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Insp Patrick Martin Vance

Died 31 August 1985, aged 33

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty at his home.


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Const David Hanson

Died 15 November 1985, aged 24

Killed while on foot patrol by the detonation of a terrorist landmine.


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R/Con William James Clements, 52

Const George Gilliland, 34

Died 7 December 1985

Shot dead by terrorist gunmen, opening the police station gates.


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Const James A. McCandless, 38

R/Con Michael J. Williams, 24

Died 1 January 1986

Killed while on foot patrol by the detonation of a terrorist bin bomb.


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D/Con Derek George Breen

Died 11 February 1986, aged 29

Shot dead by terrorist gunmen, in a pub on his way home from duty.


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Insp James Hazlett BEM

Died 23 April 1986, aged 54

Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush while off duty outside his house.


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Const David Leslie McBride, 27

Const William Laurence Smyth, 24

Died 22 May 1986

Killed by a terrorist bomb explosion in a field while on a search patrol.


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A/Const John William McVitty

Died 8 July 1986, aged 46

Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush while off duty working in a field.


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Const Mark Loftus Buckley

Died 25 July 1986, aged 25

Fatally injured in a road traffic accident when going off duty.


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Const T. William Charles Allen, 37

Const Karl C. Blackbourne, 19

Sgt Peter John Kilpatrick, 27

Died 26 July 1986

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while in a stationary police car.


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R/Con Desmond John Dobbin

Died 12 October 1986, aged 42

Fatally injured in a terrorist mortar attack on his police station.


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R/Con Edward George McFarland

Died 16 October 1986, aged 19

Fatally injured when a lorry failed to stop at a vehicle checkpoint.


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Const Stephen Robert Bell

Died 25 October 1986, aged 24

Fatally injured in a road traffic accident when travelling to duty.

Holder of the Queen's Commendation.


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Const Derek Ewing Patterson

Died 10 November 1986, aged 39

Fatally shot when ambushed by terrorist gunmen while off duty.


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R/Con Ivan Noble rvine Crawford

Died 9 January 1987, aged 49

Fatally injured by the explosion of a terrorist bin bomb while on patrol.


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R/Con Peter Nesbitt

Died 10 March 1987, aged 32

Fatally injured by the explosion of a terrorist bomb near a crime scene.


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Const William Frederick Woods

Died 14 March 1987, aged 60

Collapsed and died on duty in the radio room at his RUC station.


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D/Sgt John Reginald C Bennison, 41

D/Insp George Austin Wilson, 35

Died 23 March 1987

Killed by a booby-trap bomb left by terrorists at the scene of a murd

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R/Con George Ian Gray Shaw

Died 3 April 1987, aged 51

Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush as he left the police station in a car.


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R/Con Frederick V. Armstrong, 40

R/Con Robert James B. McLean, 44

Died 11 April 1987

Fatally shot on foot patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.


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Insp David John Ead

Died 20 April 1987, aged 38

Shot dead on foot patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.


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Sgt Thomas Cooke

Died 23 April 1987, aged 52

Fatally shot when ambushed by terrorist gunmen while off duty.


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Const Samuel McCLean BEM

Died 2 June 1987, aged 41

Shot dead in a terrorist ambush outside his parents home.


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Const Alexander Halliday

Died 10 June 1987, aged 60

Collapsed and died while on guard duty in a police station sanger.


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Sgt Robert Guthrie

Died 23 June 1987, aged 41

Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush as he waited to enter a police station.


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Const Norman Alexander Kennedy

Died 27 June 1987, aged 41

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty in his house.


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D/Con Ernest Stanley Carson, 50

D/Con Michael Philip Malone, 35

Died 26 August 1987

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while on duty near the ferry terminal.


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R/Con Winston Gilchrist Finlay

Died 30 August 1987, aged 44

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty at home with his wife.


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R/Con Sidney Lyle Roxborough

Died 4 September 1987, aged 25

Fatally shot by accident while on guard duty in a station sanger.


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R/Con Edward Armstrong

Died 8 November 1987, aged 52

Killed off duty in the Remembrance Sunday bombing at Enniskillen.


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Sgt (Rtd) Samuel Gault

Died 8 November 1987, aged 49

A former RUC officer, killed in the Remembrance Sunday bombing.


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Const Colin James Gilmore

Died 25 January 1988, aged 27

Fatally injured by a terrorist 'drogue' bomb thrown at his police vehicle.


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Const Clive Graham

Died 21 March 1988, aged 25

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while at a vehicle checkpoint.


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R/Con Stanley Harris

Died 28 March 1988, aged 56

Collapsed and died while on guard duty in a police station sanger.


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D/Con John George Warnock

Died 2 August 1988, aged 45

Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while going off duty.


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Const John Larmour

Died 11 October 1988, aged 42

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty in his brother's shop.


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Const Paul McCullough QGM

Died 25 October 1988, aged 29

Fatally injured in a motorcycle accident when travelling to duty.


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R/Con Hugh Harold McCrone

Died 26 October 1988, aged 20

Fatally shot in a terrorist ambush while in a car going off duty.


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R/Con William James Monteith

Died 21 November 1988, aged 59

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while manning a security barrier.


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Const John Lendores Smith

Died 13 January 1989, aged 47

Fatally injured in a road traffic accident while on mobile patrol.


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R/Con (Rtd) Harold Irvine Keys

Died 15 January 1989, aged 24

A former RUC officer, shot dead by terrorists in front of his girlfriend.


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Const Stephen Montgomery

Died 28 January 1989, aged 26

Fatally injured by a terrorist 'drogue' bomb thrown at his police vehicle.


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Insp (Rtd) Patrick J. Gabriel Mullaly

Died 27 February 1989, aged 54

A former RUC officer, killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb.


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Ch/Supt Henry Alexander Breen, 51

Supt Robert James Buchanan, 55

Died 20 March 1989

Shot dead in a terrorist ambush returning by car from a meeting.


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Const David William Cooper

Died 11 April 1989, aged 47

Fatally injured in a road accident, responding to an emergency call.


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R/Con David John Black

Died 27 June 1989, aged 34

Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while leaving his home.


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Const Norman Annett

Died 1 July 1989, aged 56

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen off duty at home in front of his mother.


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R/Con Alexander Bell

Died 24 July 1989, aged 39

Killed while on mobile patrol by the detonation of a terrorist car bomb.


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Supt Alwyn William Harris

Died 8 October 1989, aged 51

Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while off duty with his wife.


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Const Michael Frederick L. Marshall

Died 20 October 1989, aged 25

Fatally shot on mobile patrol when ambushed by terrorist gunmen.


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Const Ian Douglas G. Johnston

Died 9 November 1989, aged 31

Fatally shot by a colleague by mistake, searching for suspects.


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R/Con John Quinn

Died 5 December 1989, aged 48

Fatally injured in a road traffic accident while travelling to duty.


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D/Sgt Robert Stewart Johnston

Died 21 December 1989, aged 40

Fatally injured in a road traffic accident while going off duty.


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R/Con Joseph Johnston

Died 31 December 1989, aged 41

Fatally injured in a road traffic accident while going off duty.


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Insp Mervyn Derek Monteith

Died 22 January 1990, aged 35

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while at home with his family.


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R/Con George Alexander Starrett

Died 28 March 1990, aged 58

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty at his home.


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R/Con (Rtd) James Carrick A. Sefton

Died 6 June 1990, aged 65

A former RUC officer, killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb.


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Const Mark Kenneth Bassett

Died 20 June 1990, aged 20

Fatally injured in a road traffic accident when travelling to duty.


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Const Harold John Beckett, 47

Const Gary Carl Meyer, 34

Died 30 June 1990

Shot dead by terrorist gunmen from close range while on foot patrol.


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Const William James B. Hanson, 37

R/Con David Sterritt, 34

R/Con Joshua Cyril Willis, 35

Died 24 July 1990

Killed while on mobile patrol by the detonation of a terrorist landmine.


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D/Con Louis Martin Robinson

Died 16 September 1990, aged 42

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen after being abducted while off duty.


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D/Con Wilfred Good

Died 24 September 1990, aged 55

Fatally injured in a road traffic accident while on duty.


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Const Samuel Todd

Died 15 October 1990, aged 40

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while sitting in a police dog van.


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R/Con (Rtd) Steven Ernest Craig

Died 16 October 1990, aged 24

A former RUC officer, shot dead by terrorist gunmen.


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D/Insp William David W. Murphy, 50

R/Con Thomas George Taylor, 49

Died 10 November 1990

Fatally shot when ambushed by terrorist gunmen while off duty.


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Const Thomas James Kerr

Died 29 November 1990, aged 50

Collapsed on duty at Enniskillen RUC Station and died next day.


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R/Con Wilfred Wethers

Died 20 December 1990, aged 46

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while returning home from duty.


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R/Con (Rtd) Thomas E. Stephenson

Died 21 January 1991, aged 63

A former RUC officer, shot dead by terrorist gunmen outside his house.


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D/Con John Spence McGarry

Died 6 April 1991, aged 46

Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while off duty.


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Sgt Samuel Ernest McCrum

Died 13 April 1991, aged 62

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty in his wife's shop.


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Sgt Stephen Gillespie

Died 2 May 1991, aged 31

Killed by terrorists firing a rocket- propelled grenade at his vehicle.


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R/Con (Rtd) Robert James Orr

Died 13 May 1991, aged 56

A former RUC officer, killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb.


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R/Con Douglas Carrothers

Died 17 May 1991, aged 41

Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while off duty at home.


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Const Edward Wilson Spence

Died 27 May 1991, aged 26

Fatally shot on foot patrol when attacked by terrorist gunmen.


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Const Eric Clarke

Died 17 September 1991, aged 37

Killed by terrorists firing a mortar bomb at his vehicle while on patrol.


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Const William Arthur Hugh Evans

Died 22 October 1991, aged 29

Fatally injured when accidentally struck by an army vehicle on patrol.


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Const John Cardy, 48

Const Raymond McLaughlin, 39

Died 2 November 1991

Fatally injured in a road traffic accident while travelling home from duty.


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W/Con Colleen Linda McMurray

Died 28 March 1992, aged 34

Fatally injured by a terrorist mortar bomb fired at her police vehicle.


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Const James Rea Douglas

Died 10 October 1992, aged 50

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty in a public bar.


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Const Nigel Shane Neely Rankin

Died 16 October 1992, aged 27

Fatally injured in a road traffic accident when travelling to duty.


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Const (Rtd) Robert James Irvine

Died 20 October 1992, aged 43

A former RUC officer, shot dead by terrorist gunmen at his house.


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R/Con Alan Corbett

Died 15 November 1992, aged 25

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while at a vehicle checkpoint.


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Const Michael John Ferguson

Died 23 January 1993, aged 21

Fatally shot by a terrorist gunman from behind while attending a call.


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R/Con Reginald Williamson

Died 24 February 1993, aged 47

Killed by a terrorist under-car booby trap bomb while off duty.


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Const Jonathan Reid

Died 25 February 1993, aged 30

Fatally shot by a terrorist gunman while on foot patrol.


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R/Con Norman Martin

Died 14 May 1993, aged 49

Collapsed and died on duty at Tennent Street RUC Station.


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Const (Rtd) John Patrick Murphy

Died 17 June 1993, aged 38

A former RUC officer, shot dead by terrorist gunmen in a hotel bar.


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Const Francis John McFedries

Died 12 July 1993, aged 45

Collapsed on duty at Dundonald RUC Station and died in hospital.


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R/Con Brian James William Woods

Died 2 November 1993, aged 30

Fatally shot by a terrorist gunman while on a vehicle checkpoint.


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A/Const William John A. Beacom, 46

R/Con Ernest Frederick Smith, 49

Died 12 December 1993

Fatally shot when a mobile patrol was ambushed by terrorist gunmen.


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Const William Johnston Beacom

Died 17 February 1994, aged 30

Fatally injured by a terrorist rocket fired at his police vehicle.


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Const John Edward Haggan

Died 10 March 1994, aged 33

Shot dead by terrorist gunmen while off duty with his wife.


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R/Con Joseph Alexander Gordon

Died 14 March 1994, aged 54

Killed in a road traffic accident while travelling home from a late shift duty.


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R/Con Mark John Collins

Died 17 March 1994, aged 33

Fatally injured when struck by a car at a vehicle checkpoint.


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Const Gregory William Pollock

Died 20 April 1994, aged 23

Killed by a terrorist mortar bomb fired at his police vehicle on patrol.


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DCI Dennis Stanley Bunting, 39

DCS Desmond Conroy BEM QGM, 55

DI Stephen Andrew Davidson, 39

D/Supt Philip George Davidson, 45

ACC John C. B. Fitzsimons MBE, 52

D/Supt Robert Patrick Foster, 41

D/Supt William R. Gwilliam, 50

D/Insp Kevin Michael Magee, 44

DCS Maurice McLaughlin Neilly, 45

D/Sup John Turbitt (Ian) Phoenix 51

Died 2 June 1994

Killed on duty flying to Scotland when their RAF helicopter crashed.


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A/Const William R. Graham QGM

Died 22 November 1994, aged 47

Collapsed in the station after duty at a protest rally and died in hospital.


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Const Arthur R. James Seymour

Died 2 March 1995, aged 55

Shot by a terrorist sniper in 1973 and hospitalised in a coma until his death.


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Const Alan George Thompson

Died 4 May 1995, aged 26

Fatally injured in a road traffic accident while on mobile patrol.


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Const Steven Willis

Died 10 January 1997, aged 31

Killed in a road traffic accident while travelling to an early shift duty.


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Const Michael Gamble

Died 27 February 1997, aged 24

Fatally injured in a road accident when his police vehicle crashed.


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Const Darren Robert Bradshaw

Died 9 May 1997, aged 24

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty in a public bar.


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Const Robert Gregory Taylor

Died 1 June 1997, aged 41

Fatally assaulted off duty by a gang recognising him as a police officer.


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Const Roland John Graham, 34

R/Con David Andrew Johnston, 30

Died 16 June 1997

Shot dead from behind by terrorist gunmen while on foot patrol.


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R/Con (Rtd) Samuel Cyril Stewart

Died 27 March 1998, aged 52

A former RUC officer, shot dead by terrorist gunmen while with his wife.


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Const Cecil Boyle

Died 25 April 1998, aged 55

Collapsed and died after a struggle to arrest a man at a disturbance.


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Const John Ivers

Died 24 July 1998, aged 41

Fatally injured in a road traffic accident when travelling to duty.


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Const Francis Adrian O`Reilly

Died 6 October 1998, aged 30

Fatally injured by a terrorist blast bomb thrown at a police riot cordon.


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Const Andrew Morrison Taylor

Died 22 July 1999, aged 46

Collapsed and died while driving home from a late shift duty in Belfast.


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R/Con William Norman Thompson

Died 19 August 2000, aged 39

Fatally injured when deliberately run down trying to stop a suspect car.


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Const Robert Samuel Taylor

Died 18 September 2000, aged 30

Fatally injured in a road traffic accident while on duty.



Const George Doogan Haslett

Died 10 June 2002, aged 51

Collapsed and died on duty while training in the police station gym.

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Const Richard Francis A. McAuley

Died 20 June 2005, aged 34

Killed in a motorcycle accident while travelling home from night duty.


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Const Siobhan Mary Majella McCann

Died 10 July 2005, aged 41

Fatally injured when her police vehicle went out of control and crashed.


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Const Colin William Niblock

Died 25 September 2005, aged 38

Killed in a road traffic accident while travelling home from night shift duty.


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D/Const Robert Victer Shiels

Died 7 June 2007, aged 45

Collapsed and died of heart failure in the CID office at Downpatrick Station.


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D/Const Paul McLea

Died 19 October 2007, aged 45

Died as a result of an accidental injury sustained while in his office in Belfast.


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Const Kevin Declan Gorman, 24

P/T Const Declan Greene, 39

P/T Const Kenneth Thomas Irvine, 30

Const James Robert Bawn Magee, 27

Died 23 November 2008

The officers died together while responding to a call for assistance from other officers in the early hours when their police vehicle crashed in County Down.


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Const Stephen Paul Carroll

Died 9 March 2009, aged 48

Shot dead by terrorists when responding to a call for help in County Armagh.


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Const Gareth Gallagher

Died 17 May 2010, aged 22

Died after a road traffic accident whilst travelling to report for duty at Strabane.


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Const Gary John Leslie Grieves

Died 14 August 2010, aged 46

Died after the collision of a car and his motorcyle travelling home from duty.

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Const Ronan Kerr Aged 25yrs

Died April 3rd 2011

A new recruit killed by booby-Trap by faceless cowards stuck in the past.


THE FINAL INSPECTION

 

 

The Policeman stood and faced his God,

which must always come to pass.

He hoped his shoes were shining

just as brightly as his brass.

 

 

"STEP FORWARD NOW, POLICEMAN.

HOW SHALL I DEAL WITH YOU?

HAVE YOU ALWAYS TURNED

THE OTHER CHEEK?

TO MY CHURCH, HAVE YOU BEEN TRUE?"

 

 

The Policeman squared his shoulders

and said "No, Lord, I guess I ain't.

Cause those of us who carry a badge

can't always be a Saint.

 

 

I've had to work most Sundays

and at times my talk was rough.

And sometimes I've been violent,

Because the streets are awful tough.

 

 

But I never took a penny

that wasn't mine to keep...

Though I've worked a lot of overtime

when the bills got too steep.

 

 

And I never passed a cry for help.

Though at times, I shook with fear,

And sometimes, God forgive me,

I've wept unmanly tears.

 

 

I know I don't deserve a place

among the people here.

They never wanted me around,

except to calm their fear.

 

 

If you've a place for me here, Lord,

It needn't be so grand.

I never expected or had too much,

but if you don't, I'll understand.

 

 

There was silence all around the Throne,

where the Saints had often trod,

As the Policeman waited quietly

for the judgement of his God.

 

 

"STEP FORWARD NOW, POLICEMAN.

YOU'VE BORNE YOUR

BURDENS WELL.

COME WALK A BEAT

ON HEAVEN'S STREETS.

YOU'VE DONE YOUR TIME IN HELL."

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