Greater Manchester Police

and the former constituent forces of
Borough of Manchester, Township of Cheetham, Ashton-under-Lyne Borough Police, Wigan Borough Police, Stalybridge Borough Police, Bolton Borough Police, Oldham Police Fire Brigade, Oldham Borough Police, Rochdale Borough Police, Stockport Police Fire Brigade, Stockport Borough Police, Salford Borough Police, Salford Police Fire Brigade, Salford City PoliceManchester City Police Fire Brigade, Manchester City Police and Manchester & Salford Police.


 

Borough of Manchester
Special Constable John Ashworth
Died 16 August 1819
Mistakenly sabred by the military dispersing an illegal public meeting.

Special Constable Robert Campbell
Died September 1819
Fatally beaten by a mob the day after the military dispersed a public meeting.

Watchman George Howarth
Died 11 October 1828
Attacked by a man and fatally stabbed on patrol in the early hours.

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Township of Cheetham
Constable Isaac Gee
Died 5 june 1830
Fatally assaulted attempting to arrest a man during a fight in the street.

Deputy Constable Henry Bailey
Died 11 March 1835, aged 42
Drowned attempting to rescue a small boy who had fallen in a river.

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Ashton-under-Lyne Borough Police
Police Constable James Bright
Died 14 August 1848, aged 32
Stabbed with a pike and shot during rioting by a Chartists.

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Wigan Borough Police
Police Constable Edward Carter
Died 6 March 1904, aged 41
Died from injuries received trying to stop a runaway horse and van.

Sergeant Samuel Miller
Died 3 July 1905, aged 51
Collapsed and died of heart failure after running to assist in an arrest.

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Stalybridge Borough Police
Police Constable Henry Stanislaus Wells
Died 13 April 1905, aged 36
Collapsed and died from heart failure while on duty.

Police Constable Brierley Grimshaw
Died March 1915, aged 34
Drowned when he fell in a canal on patrol at night during a snowstorm.

Police Constable David Buckley
Died 2 October 1921, aged 37
Fatally injured when struck by a motorcycle while on patrol at night.

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Bolton Borough Police
Police Constable James Green
Died 25 July 1889
Died from injuries sustained when attempting to stop a runaway dray horse. He was run over and had both legs amputated.

Acting Sergeant John Geoffrey W. Lace
Died 4 February 1962, aged 38
Fatally injured when accidentally struck by a van while on foot patrol.

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Oldham Police Fire Brigade
Police Fireman Jonathan Jackson
Died 29 February 1876, aged 35
Caught a severe cold at the scene of a fire and subsequently died.

Acting Sergeant Edward Schofield
Died 12 March 1886, aged 30
Killed when a wall collapsed while fighting a serious warehouse fire.

Police Fireman John Giblin
Died 20 April 1900, aged 26
Fatally injured in a fall down the fireman's hole to the engine house.
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Oldham Borough Police
Police Constable Alfred Henry Pretty
Died October 1907, aged 43
Collapsed and died whilst on patrol.

Police Constable Lawrence Hopwood
Died 29 March 1959, aged 30
Accidentally killed in a collision with a car while on bicycle patrol.

Sergeant Francis Prendergast
Died 3 December 1963, aged 39
Killed when a wall collapsed onto him whilst on patrol during a storm.
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Rochdale Borough Police
Police War Reserve Constable Harold Henry
Died June 1940, aged 36
Collapsed and died while patrolling his beat late at night.

Sergeant Thomas William Dale
Died 20 March 1941, aged 39
Fatally injured searching premises when a booby trap box exploded.

Inspector Harry Saul Stables
Died 21 March 1941, aged 43
Fatally injured searching premises when a booby trap box exploded.

Police Constable Carol Waddington
Died 21 December 1968, aged 19
Killed in a car accident returning from the police training centre.
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Stockport Police Fire Brigade
Police Fireman William Walker
Died 16 May 1873, aged 51
Killed when he fell ascending a ladder whilst fighting a fire at a mill.

Police Fireman John Taylor
Died 2 June 1908, aged 34
Died from injuries received at a fire.

Superintendent Howard Beckwith KPFSM
Died 29 December 1926, aged 64
Killed when his fire engine crashed while responding to a fire call.
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Stockport Borough Police
Sergeant Edwin Leigh
Died 9 June 1921, aged 49
Collapsed and died from heart failure while on foot patrol duty.

Police War Reserve Constable Leonard Litchfield
Died April 1942, aged 36
Fatally injured when struck by a tramcar whilst directing traffic.

Police Constable Robert Sixton
Died 23 June 1943, aged 50
Fatally injured when the cycle he was riding on duty was struck by a van.

Police Constable Samuel Smith
Died 18 October 1963, aged 36
Fatally injured when his traffic car crashed pursuing a motorcyclist.
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Salford Borough Police
Police Constable George Frederick Baker
Died 31 August 1873, aged 23
Fatally injured during an arrest by a stone thrown from a hostile crowd.

Sergeant George Green
Died 4 November 1875, aged 37
Killed stopping a runaway horse and cart endangering pedestrians.

Police Constable Robert Bain
Died 11 July 1906, aged 46
Died following amputation of his leg injured by an assault in 1905.

Police Constable Robert Walter Croston Chapman
Died 1 January 1918, aged 42
Found in the road with fatal head injuries while on patrol at night.
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Salford Police Fire Brigade
Police Fireman James Hacking Baldy
Died 23 December 1940, aged 29
Fatally injured by the explosion of a delayed action bomb in an air raid.
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Salford City Police
Police War Reserve Constable Franklyn Baden Wilkinson
Died 23 December 1940, aged 40
Fatally injured in an air raid when a bomb exploded at the police station.

Inspector John William Salthouse
Died 24 December 1940, aged 43
Fatally injured in an air raid when a bomb exploded at the police station.

Police War Reserve Constable Norman Williams
Died 7 December 1941, aged 41
Killed off duty in an enemy air raid.

Detective Constable Albert Dennis Salthouse
Died 28 July 1952, aged 29
Killed when the car in which he was escorting a prisoner crashed.
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Manchester City Police Fire Brigade
Police Fireman Richard Sykes
Died 30 November 1894, aged 33
Fatally injured when thrown from a horse drawn fire tender he drove.

Police Fireman George Albert
Died 23 December 1940, aged 42
Killed by enemy action while on duty during an air raid.
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Manchester City Police
Sergeant Charles Brett
Died 18 September 1867, aged 51
Shot dead after refusing to give the keys of his prison van to gunmen.

Police Constable Frederick Victor Hines
Died 1 February 1921, aged 31
Killed on mounted patrol when his horse bolted and fell, throwing him.

Police Constable Tom Williamson Jewes
Died 16 June 1933, aged 25
While attempting to rescue a man from the river both were drowned.

Police Constable Arthur Allen
Died September 1933, aged 30
Fatally injured when the patrol van radiator blew back in his face.

Police Constable James Wright
Died 20 June 1934, aged 38
Fatally injured on point duty when struck by a car which failed to stop.

Special Constable Thomas Campbell Sides
Died 23 December 1940, aged 33
Killed by enemy action while on duty during air raids.

Police Constable Horace Whitham
Died 23 December 1940, aged 35
Killed by enemy action while on duty during air raids.

Police Constable Thomas Gordon Andrew
Died 23 December 1940, aged 35
Killed by enemy action while on duty during air raids.

Police Constable Edward William Bewsher
Died 24 December 1940, aged 34
Killed by enemy action while on duty during air raids.

Special Constable Samuel Stanley Jones
Died 11 March 1941, aged 21
Killed off duty in an enemy air raid.

Inspector Reginald Stephenson
Died 5 July 1955, aged 47
Collapsed at his desk at police headquarters and died in hospital.

Police Constable Brian Palmer
Died 3 May 1964, aged 24
Fatally injured while on motorcycle patrol when he was struck by a car.

Police Constable Roger John Dunkerley
Died 22 June 1965, aged 24
Fatally injured when his motorcycle collided with a car during a pursuit.

Police Constable Roy Herbert Thompson
Died 13 October 1965, aged 25
Fatally injured when on motorcycle patrol when in collision with a car.
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Manchester & Salford Police
Detective Sergeant Brian Hill
Died 24 December 1970, aged 36
Fatally injured in a road accident while on Drug Squad enquiries.
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Greater Manchester Police
Police Constable Ian Rodgers
Died 3 April 1975, aged 25
Fatally injured when hit by a train checking for children on the railway.

Police Constable Norman Salisbury
Died 13 March 1976, aged 44
Collapsed and died during a police dog training exercise on the moors.

Police Constable John Jefferson C. Cameron
Died 6 January 1977, aged 27
Killed in a road collision responding to an emergency call in a thick fog.

Police Constable George Main
Died 24 February 1978, aged 35
Killed while observer in a patrol car involved a road traffic accident.

Sergeant Lewis Entwistle
Died 22 December 1981, aged 42
Killed by a lorry while checking a car on the motorway hard shoulder.

Police Constable John Egerton
Died 11 March 1982 aged 20
Stabbed to death trying to arrest a thief he caught in a yard at night.
Posthumously awarded the Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct.

Detective Constable John Sandford
Died 2 May 1982, aged 45
Fatally bludgeoned investigating a complaint at Manchester Airport.

Detective Sergeant Thomas McCarthy
Died 21 October 1986, aged 38
Killed in a road accident during mobile surveillance training.

Police Constable Nigel John Heap
Died 21 May 1989, aged 32
Fatally injured when kicked by a horse in the Force's stables.

Inspector Raymond Anthony Codling
Died 14 September 1989, aged 49
Shot dead by a suspect he was questioning in the early hours.

Detective Constable Kevin James Dearnaley
Died 27 March 1996, aged 31
Killed in a collision with a car on a police motorcycle training course.

Police Constable Robert Nathans
Died 27 February 1999, aged 49
Collapsed and died of heart failure soon after chasing a suspect on foot.

Police Constable Peter Thomas Fox
Died 23 July 1999, aged 31
Killed in a motorcycle accident while travelling to report for duty.

Police Constable Raja Bashrat Ahmed
Died 31 August 1999, aged 35
Fatally injured when a stolen car rammed his police motorcycle.

Police Constable Alison Armitage
Died 5 March 2001, aged 29
Fatally injured attempting to stop a suspect driving off in a stolen car.

Detective Constable Stephen Robin Oake
Died 14 January 2003, aged 40
Fatally stabbed by a suspect while engaged in anti-terrorist operations.
Posthumously awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal.

Police Constable Allan Shaw
Died 19 July 2006, aged 33
Killed in a road traffic accident while taking part in VIP escort practice.

Christopher Donald Maclure
Died 10 September 2007, aged 21
A Police Community Support Officer, he was killed when he was in collision with a wagon while on bicycle patrol.

Police Constable Christopher Hart
Died 12 January 2008, aged 40
Killed in a road traffic accident while responding to an emergency incident.

Police Constable Ian James Terry
Died 9 June 2008, aged 32
Fatally wounded when accidentally shot in a firearms training exercise.

Detective Constable Andrew Stokes
Died 6 January 2012, aged 46
Collapsed and died of heart failure whilst on duty.

Police Constable Fiona Bone
Died 18 September 2012, aged 32
Attended reports of a burglary, this call turned out to be a hoax, she was attacked by a male who used a firearm and grenade; fatally injuring her.

Police Constable Nicola Hughes
Died 18 September 2012, aged 23
Attended reports of a burglary, this call turned out to be a hoax, she was attacked by a male who used a firearm and grenade; fatally injuring her.
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