Anthony 'Tony' Sweeney
Police Constable
West Yorkshire Police
Died 27th December 2012, aged 58

Having taken ill whilst on duty he was sent home from work during his early shift. Whilst driving home to Harrogate he pulled over and suffered a fatal heart attack.

Tony was a neighbourhood officer in Roundhay, Alwoodley & Moortown team having served with West Yorkshire Police for nineteen years. In 2001 he was awarded the Queen's Police Medal for his work in the community.

He is survived by his wife, son, daughter and grandchildren.


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Adele Cashman
Detective Constable
Metropolitan Police
Died 5th November 2012, aged 30

Responding to a street robbery and whilst in pursuit of two suspects she collapsed in Belsize Park Gardens. She was rushed to the New Free Hospital from the scene but did not recover.

Adele joined the Metropolitan in 2006 and was initially stationed in Wandsworth. In 2010 she moved to Camden as a Detective Constable.


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Scott Bennett
Special Constable
Lincolnshire Police
Died 3rd November 2012, aged 24

Travelling to the force's headquarters for officer safety training he died when his car was in a collision with a lorry in Welton.

Scott joined Lincolnshire Constabulary in October 2011, he was stationed at Louth.


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Nicola Hughes
Police Constable
Greater Manchester Police
Died 18th September 2012, aged 23

She was working with PC Fiona Bone when they were sent to reports of a burglary. Upon arrival a male emerged from an address and ambushed them. Using a firearm and grenade the male attacked both of the officers; fatally injuring them.

Nicola had completed three years service with Greater Manchester Police.

She is survived by her parents and younger brother.


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Fiona Bone
Police Constable
Greater Manchester Police
Died 18th September 2012, aged 32

She was working with PC Nicola Hughes when they were sent to reports of a burglary. Upon arrival a male emerged from an address and ambushed them. Using a firearm and grenades the male attacked both of the officers; fatally injuring them.

Fiona had completed five years service with Greater Manchester Police.

She is survived by her partner, daughter, parents and sister.


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Ian Dibell
Police Constable
Essex Police
Died 9th July 2012, aged 41

Whilst off duty in Clacton-on-Sea he had cause to intervene in an incident close to his home. Protecting the public from an armed male he sustained fatal gunshot wounds.


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Preston Gurr
Inspector
Metropolitan Police
Died 28th April 2012, aged 53

Having finished duty after a night shift he travelled home on his motorcycle from Westminster Borough. Just before 7.30am he was involved in a collision with a car at a junction in Mitcham. He sustained fatal injuries when he came off of his motorcycle.

He is survived by his wife and their two children.


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David John Rathband
Police Constable
Northumbria Police
Died 29th February 2012, aged 44

On Sunday 4th July 2010 David was sat stationary in a patrol car, single crewed, on the outskirts of Newcastle. A lone gunman approached and using a shotgun shot David twice through the vehicle windows, leaving him for dead the gunman fled. David underwent extensive medical treatment, his eyesight couldn't be saved but he recovered and remained a police officer with Northumbria Police.

David was previously a Special Constable, joining Northumbria Police as a Police Constable in 2000. In 2006 he became a traffic officer.

He is survived by his wife and their two children.


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Karen Paterson
Detective Constable
Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Died 6th January 2012, aged 43

Karen was fatally injured in a car crash as she travelled in to work to report for duty.

She was stationed at Thorpe Wood police station in Peterborough. Karen also worked out of Bridge Street police station as a schools liaison officer. She joined Cambridgeshire Constabulary in 1997 after transferring from Surrey Police which she joined in 1987.

She is survived by her husband and two sons.


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Andrew James Stokes
Detective Constable
Greater Manchester Police
Died 3rd January 2012, aged 46

Andrew was on duty when he collapsed and died of heart failure.

He originally joined Merseyside Police, working St Helens Divsion at Prescott before transferring to Greater Manchester Police.

He is survived by his wife and two children.


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