South Yorkshire Police Crest

South Yorkshire Police

and the former constituent forces of
Rotherham Borough Police, Sheffield Borough Police, Sheffield City Police, Sheffield Police Fire Brigade, West Riding of Yorkshire Constabulary and Doncaster Borough Police.


Rotherham Borough Police
Chief Constable John Pollard
Died 30 June 1888, aged 41
Collapsed and died while running to the scene of a fire late at night.

Special Constable Arthur Tyler Bull
Died 2 October 1916, aged 46
Collapsed and died of heart failure while on duty in the early hours.

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Sheffield Borough Police
Police Constable William Beardshaw
Died 23 July 1855, aged 26
Struck on head by a stone during a street disturbance and died next day.

Police Constable Edwin Pryor
Died 8 April 1857
Struck on head by a stone during a street disturbance and died next day.

Police Constable Samuel Pidd Gibson
Died 24 February 1872, aged 33
Died of a fractured skull received during an arrest in a hostile crowd.

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Sheffield City Police
Sergeant William Jackson
Died 26 November 1914, aged 41
Accidentally killed by a train while crossing the line on patrol at night.

Police Constable James Slee
Died pre September 1940, aged 30
Killed in a road accident on patrol in a police motorcycle combination.

Police War Reserve Constable Frank Hides Munks
Died 13 December 1940, aged 52
Killed in an enemy air raid, duty status unknown.

Police Constable Kenneth South
Died 30 March 1960, aged 25
Killed in a motorcycle accident after finishing an extended tour of duty.

Police Constable Harry Marriott
Died 8 June 1961, aged 31
Killed in an accidental collision with a van while on motorcycle patrol.

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Sheffield Police Fire Brigade
Inspector Archie Cornish
Died 18 February 1931, aged 47
Died of burns sustained fighting a fire at a hospital in November 1930.

Police Fireman Frederick Parkes Spencer
Died 12 December 1940, aged 36
Killed fighting a fire at the Empire Theatre after an enemy air raid.

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West Riding of Yorkshire Constabulary
Police Constable Alfred Austwick
Died 1 August 1886, aged 30
Shot and fatally wounded by a man he had warned about his conduct.

Police Constable Lot Moor
Died 16 June 1900, aged 58
Found dead on his beat in the early morning believed from heart failure.

Police Constable John William Kew
Died 11 July 1900, aged 29
Fatally shot challenging two armed suspects who had threatened him.

Inspector George William Watson
Died 5 November 1953, aged 48
Collapsed and died soon after leading a police funeral escort.

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Doncaster Borough Police
Sergeant Rex Webster Robinson
Died 9 December 1961, aged 52
Collapsed and died while briefing traffic officers on shift changeover.

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South Yorkshire Police
Police Constable Harold Grainger
Died 26 October 1974, aged 35
Killed in a police vehicle accident while on prisoner escort to Paisley.

Police Constable Barry Saunders
Died 24 November 1989, aged 31
Killed in a fall through a roof while checking burgled factory premises.

Woman Police Constable Gina Corin Rutherford
Died 7 February 1994, aged 25
Drowned in a patrol car which left an icy road and crashed into a river.

Woman Police Constable Sandra Jane Edwards
Died 10 May 1995, aged 28
Fatally injured when her traffic car crashed while pursuing a stolen car.

Police Constable Thomas Andrew Jackson
Died 13 December 2003, aged 46
Collapsed and died dispersing rival football crowds with his police dog.

Police Constable Glen Howe
Died 24 October 2008, aged 48
Killed in police motorcycle accident attending an emergency in Sheffield.

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