Devon & Cornwall Constabulary

and the former constituent forces of
Borough of Lostwithiel, Plymouth Borough Police, Plymouth City Police, Plymouth Police Fire Brigade, Devonport Borough Police, Devon Constabulary, Exeter City Police, Devon & Exeter Constabulary and Cornwall Constabulary


 

Borough of Lostwithiel
Town Sergeant Joseph Burnett
Died 21 August 1814, aged 42
Fatally shot attempting to disarm two drunken soldiers threatening people.

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Plymouth Borough Police
Police Constable William Bennett
Died 15 July 1875, aged 25
Fatally injured during a violent struggle to arrest a man for assault.

Police Constable William Baines
Died 19 January 1893, aged 33
Fell from an unprotected quayside on patrol at night and drowned.

Police Constable Edwin George Wilce
Died 30 August 1903, aged 40
Collapsed and died when violently assaulted by a man at his house.

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Plymouth City Police
Reserve Police Constable Alfred Edwin Crosby
Died 7 July 1940, aged 48
Killed during an enemy air raid whilst directing people to a shelter.

Special Sergeant Sidney John B. Hannam
Died 13 January 1941, aged 37
Killed in an enemy air raid.

Special Constable William James Hutchings
Died 15 March 1941, aged 37
Killed off duty in an enemy air raid.

Reserve Police Constable William John Cheek
Died 21 April 1941, aged 59
Killed off duty in an enemy air raid.

Police War Reserve Constable Wilfred Donald Stribley
Died 22 April 1941, aged 35
Killed in an enemy air raid whilst at a police station.

Police Constable Kenneth John Walters
Died 23 April 1941, aged 24
Killed in an enemy air raid.

Police War Reserve Constable Walter White
Died 23 April 1941, aged 57
Killed in an enemy air raid.

Special Constable Albert Edward Harris
Died 23 April 1941, aged 55
Killed off duty in an enemy air raid.

Sergeant Edward Harold Gibbs
Died 30 April 1941, aged 36
Killed off duty in an enemy air raid.

Police Constable William Thomas Sandover
Died 1 May 1941, aged 28
Killed off duty in an enemy air raid.

Special Constable William John Albert Beer
Died 7 May 1941, aged 55
Killed off duty in an enemy air raid.

Police Constable William James Brooks
Died 9 July 1941, aged 33
Killed in an enemy air raid.

Police War Reserve Constable Leonard Charles Vickery
Died 9 July 1941, aged 44
Killed in an enemy air raid.

Special Constable Sidney James Henry Baker
Died 16 November 1943, aged 44
Killed off duty in an enemy air raid.

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Plymouth Police Fire Brigade
Police Fireman Joseph Thomas Gerritty
Died 24 March 1941, aged 41
Fatally injured by a bomb on duty at the docks during an enemy air raid.

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Devonport Borough Police
Police Constable Philip PayneDied as a result of injuries received in a fall in the street whilst on duty.
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Devon Constabulary
Police Constable Charles Tucker
Died 5 May 1876, aged 22
Drowned when unable to swim he tried to rescue a girl from a canal.

Police Constable Walter Creech
Died 29 July 1883, aged 31
Fatally stabbed by a man he had warned for causing a disturbance.

Police Constable Harry Ralph Hall
Died 19 August 1901, aged 23
Killed by the explosion of a shell while checking the artillery ranges.

Sergeant Tom Parnell
Died 18 August 1909, aged 48
Accidentally killed whilst on duty by an overturning motor bus.

Police Constable Clifford John Huxtable
Died 22 September 1937, aged 44
Fatally injured on duty when he was knocked down by an omnibus.

Police Constable John Tremlett Potter
Died 2 February 1938, aged 46
Fatally bludgeoned attempting to arrest two burglars he disturbed.

Special Constable Samuel Fisher C. Chetham
Died 25 April 1942, aged 63
Killed by a bomb blast while on patrol during an enemy air raid.

Special Constable Frederick George Pearse
Died 25 April 1942, aged 49
Killed by a bomb blast while on patrol during an enemy air raid.

Special Constable Harry Stanley Whittaker Died 11 October 1942, aged 60
Killed in enemy air raids off duty or duty status unknown.

Special Constable John Rogers Cartwright Died 26 October 1942, aged 60
Killed in enemy air raids off duty or duty status unknown.

Special Constable Alfred Percy Ford Died 2 January 1943, aged 43
Killed in enemy air raids off duty or duty status unknown.

Special Sergeant William Francis Rendell Died 10 January 1943, aged 51
Killed in enemy air raids off duty or duty status unknown.

Special Constable Ronald Hockin Died 13 February 1943, aged 37
Killed in enemy air raids off duty or duty status unknown.

SC Francis Stanley Allin
Died 13 June 1943, aged 47
Killed in enemy air raids off duty or duty status unknown.

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Exeter City Police
Police Constable Victor Woollacott
Died 11 February 1929, aged 28
Killed while on point duty when hit by a bus which skidded in the snow.

Special Constable Harold John Luxton
Died 4 May 1942, aged 43

Killed by enemy action in an air raid.

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Devon & Exeter Constabulary
Police Constable Albert Henry Thomas
Died 1 February 1967, aged 28
Fatally injured when his motorcycle was in collision with a lorry.

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Cornwall Constabulary
Superintendent John Newcombe
Died 9 February 1899, aged 59
Collapsed and died suddenly in his trap whilst on duty.

Reserve Police Constable John Balment
Died 21 March 1941, aged 55
Killed off duty in an enemy air raid.

Police Constable Cecil Frederick Menear
Died 20 March 1942, aged 39
Died in hospital following an accident whilst on duty.

Police Constable William George Laws
Died 5 September 1966, aged 23
Fatally injured when a car was in collision with his police motorcycle.

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Devon & Cornwall Constabulary

Police Constable John Borlase
Died 15 February 1969, aged 38
Fatally injured in a Traffic patrol car hit by a skidding lorry in the snow.

Sergeant Thomas Charles Arthur Cox
Died 24 March 1973, aged 50
Fatally injured while driving a patrol vehicle.


Police Constable Dennis Arthur Smith
Died 21 December 1973, aged 44
Shot dead by a suspect he had pursued and was trying to arrest.
Posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry.

Police Constable Christopher Francis Wilson
Died 20 August 1977, aged 28
Contracted a fatal illness when spat on during a football disturbance.

Police Constable Joseph James Childs
Died 13 December 1978, aged 36 

Police Constable Martin Ross Reid
Died 13 December 1978, aged 26

Drowned when their police car was swept into the harbour in a storm.

Police Constable Andrew John Henwood
Died 8 June 1979, aged 26
Fatally injured in a road accident involving his police motorcycle.

Police Constable Paul Crispin
Died 9 July 1982, aged 32
Fatally injured on a motorcycle course in a collision with a car.

Police Constable Ian William Frank Parsons
Died 21 May 1990, aged 30
Killed in a road accident when his motorcycle collided with two cars.

Police Constable Michael Hunns
Died 26 June 1991, aged 31
Killed in a patrol car crash while attending a police assistance call.

Police Constable Richard Anthony Hulse
Died 30 April 2005, aged 48
Collapsed on duty at his police station and died later that day in hospital.

Sergeant Paul Hutchinson
Died 27 April 2006, aged 37
Killed whilst travelling to work when his motorcycle was in collision with a van.

Police Constable Kevin Derek Sparks
Died 7 October 2008, aged 45
Killed in a road traffic accident while going on duty in the early morning.

 


 

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