West Midlands Police Crest

West Midlands Police

and the former constituent forces of
Wolverhampton Night Watch, Birmingham City Police, Coventry City Police, Dudley Borough Police, Wolverhampton Borough Police and West Midlands Constabulary.


 

Wolverhampton Night Watch
Watchman Richard Cooke
Died 25 January 1822
Fatally struck on the head by a stone while intervening in a street affray.

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Birmingham City Police

Police Constable Thomas Hardy
Died 2 April 1872, aged 53
Died of a fractured skull received ejecting a drunk from a liquor shop.

Police Constable William Lines
Died 24 March 1875, aged 30
Fatally stabbed when attacked by a mob attempting to free a prisoner.

Police Constable George Snipe
Died 19 July 1897, aged 29
Fatally injured when attacked by a mob attempting to free a prisoner.

Police Constable Charles Phillip Gunter
Died 26 October 1901, aged 24
Fatally injured by a brick thrown by a disorderly gang he had warned.

Special Constable George Croydon
Died 11 October 1915, aged 54
Accidentally struck by a train while on protection duty at a rail tunnel.

Police Constable Hugh Miller
Died 27 December 1930, aged 42
Fatally injured when struck by a car while on bicycle patrol at night.

Police Constable Robert Holmes
Died 10 November 1935, aged 35
Fatally injured on cycle patrol when hit by a car, which failed to stop.

Police Constable Harold Barrow
Died 27 September 1940, aged 28
Killed off duty in an enemy air raid.

Police War Reserve Constable William Hodgetts
Died 26 October 1940, aged 45
Killed by enemy action whilst on duty during an enemy air raid.

 

Special Constable William Dalgetty
Died 19 November 1940, aged 47
Killed in enemy air raids off duty or duty status unknown.


Police Constable Harold Gilbert Lewis
Died 23 November 1940, aged 25
Killed outside his station when struck by a bomb during an air raid.

Police Constable William Alfred Mitchinson
Died 23 November 1940, aged 25
Fatally injured by shrapnel whilst on duty dealing with air raid incidents.

Police War Reserve Constable John Barrier
Died 11 December 1940, aged 63
Killed off duty in an enemy air raid.

Police War Reserve Constable Harold Kavanagh
Died 11 December 1940, aged 30
Killed by enemy action whilst on duty in an air raid at Acocks Green.

 

Special Constable Eustace Lionel Speller
Died 11 December 1940, aged 43
Killed in enemy air raids off duty or duty status unknown.

Special Constable Frank James Cook
Died 9 April 1941, aged 29
Killed off duty in an enemy air raid.

Detective Inspector Mark William Selleck
Died 10 April 1941, aged 40
Killed by a bomb on firewatching duties on the police station roof.

Police Constable Bertie Gready
Died 10 April 1941, aged 23
Killed by a bomb exploding outside Digbeth Police Station.

 

Special Constable Ralph George Wilkinson
Died 10 April 1941, aged 50
Killed in enemy air raids off duty or duty status unknown.

Special Constable Rowland Thomas Harman
Died 10 April 1941, aged 60
Killed in enemy air raids off duty or duty status unknown.

Police Constable Jack Frederick Goodchild
Died 12 April 1941, aged 30
Killed by a bomb explosion while on patrol during an enemy air raid.

Police War Reserve Constable Leonard Arthur Mead
Died 17 May 1941, aged 33
Killed by enemy action while on duty during an air raid.

Special Constable Alfred Smith Stafford
Died 30 July 1942, aged 36
Killed in enemy air raids off duty or duty status unknown.

Police War Reserve Constable Stephen George Cox
Died 25 December 1943, aged 40
Fatally injured when knocked down by a stolen car, which failed to stop.

Police Constable John Bamford Marley
Died 13 July 1955, aged 34
Killed in a road accident instructing an advanced driving course.

Police Constable Gordon Richard Neal
Died 22 September 1956, aged 21
Crushed by a lorry, which he was assisting to reverse into an alley.

Police Constable Alexander Henderson
Died 24 March 1964, aged 21
Killed in a road traffic accident whilst on motorcycle patrol.

Police Constable Alan Trevor Turner
Died 19 September 1964, aged 27
Killed in a head-on collision with a car while on motorcycle patrol.

Police Constable Kerim Harry Blakeman
Died 27 June 1966, aged 35
Collapsed and died pushing a van which was causing an obstruction.

Sergeant Anthony Desmond Crowson
Died 22 October 1969, aged 30
Fatally injured when his patrol car was involved in a road accident.

Police Constable Terence Hall
Died 28 February 1973, aged 21
Killed when his police car was in collision with a lorry.


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Coventry City Police
Police Constable Reuben Needham Dickinson
Died 17 November 1906, aged 52
Fatally injured in a fall off a ladder while cleaning the station windows.

Sergeant James Arthur Fox
Died 12 October 1940, aged 37
Killed evacuating area of a delayed action bomb in an enemy air raid.

Police Constable William Henry Leedham
Died 12 October 1940, aged 36
Killed evacuating area of a delayed action bomb in an enemy air raid.

Special Constable William Matson Sinclair
Died 21 October 1940, aged 33
Killed during an enemy air raid.

Special Constable Harry Berry
Died 14 November 1940, aged 34
Killed by enemy action when an air raid shelter was destroyed.

Police Constable Kenneth Charles Rollins
Died 14 November 1940, aged 30
Killed by enemy action when an air raid shelter was destroyed.

Police Constable William Alfred Henry Timms
Died 14 November 1940, aged 23
Killed by enemy action when an air raid shelter was destroyed.

Police Messenger Thomas Roland Lowry
Died 14 November 1940, aged 16
Killed by enemy action when an air raid shelter was destroyed.

Special Constable William Robert Lambe
Died 14 November 1940, aged 26
Killed by enemy action trying to help others trapped in a shelter.

Special Constable Frederick Barratt
Died 14 November 1940, aged 50
Killed by enemy action when an air raid destroyed the city centre.

Special Constable Albert Ernest Bawden
Died 14 November 1940, aged 38
Killed by enemy action when an air raid destroyed the city centre.

Police Messenger Bertram Whyatt West
Died 15 November 1940, aged 17
Killed by enemy action when an air raid destroyed the city centre.

Police War Reserve Constable Frederick Soloman Strong
Died 17 November 1940, aged 34
Fatally injured by enemy action as an air raid destroyed the city centre.

Special Constable Frank Henry Kimberley
Died 8 April 1941, aged 54
Killed in an air raid at the police station.

Police War Reserve Constable Thomas Arthur Harroway
Died 9 April 1941, aged 63
Killed during an enemy air raid.

Special Constable Arthur Frederick Matts MBE
Died 9 April 1941, aged 48
Fatally injured by enemy action at the police station during an air raid.

Special Constable Harold Leslie Lowe
Died 10 April 1941, aged 37
Killed during an enemy air raid.

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Dudley Borough Police
Police Constable Harry Leslie Stanton
Died 28 January 1929, aged 22
Found dead on a railway line on his beat in suspicious circumstances.

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Wolverhampton Borough Police
Special Constable John Watkin Watson
Died 23 May 1915, aged 57
Collapsed and died from heart failure while on night patrol duty.

Police Constable Albert Willits
Died 18 January 1925, aged 24
Shot dead attempting to detain 3 absconders in the early morning.

Police Constable James Bates
Died 19 October 1963, aged 48
Collapsed and died while on duty.

Detective Sergeant James Stanford
Died 20 August 1965, aged 40
Fatally stabbed attempting to arrest an absconder armed with a knife.

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West Midlands Constabulary
Police Constable Leslie Harrod
Died 8 December 1971, aged 46
Suffered chest pains while on mobile patrol and died in hospital.

Police Constable Michael Harry Round
Died 27 November 1972, aged 22
Killed in a road accident while on a police motorcycle course.

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West Midlands Police

Police Constable David Robert Brown
Died 26 July 1974, aged 31
Killed in a road traffic accident whilst on motorcycle patrol.

Police Constable David Christopher Green
Died 17 July 1975, aged 20
Fatally stabbed while attempting an arrest during a street disturbance.

 

Police Constable Colin Clive Nicholls

Died 2 July 1976

Died as a result of serious injuries sustained when involved in a Road Traffic Collision.

Police Constable Michael George Hewitt
Died 31 July 1976, aged 37
Fatally injured in a motorcycle accident while travelling to work.

Police Constable Bernard Henry Church
Died 22 July 1977, aged 45
Collapsed at the station and died four months after accident on duty.

Police Constable Brian Lawrence Phillips
Died 21 May 1978, aged 35
Fatally injured when his patrol car was struck by another police car.

Police Constable Phillip Mark Sanderson
Died 10 August 1978, aged 20
Killed in a patrol car crash while responding to an assistance call.

Police Constable John Nicholson Pacey
Died 24 December 1979, aged 30
Killed when his police car skidded on ice on a bend and crashed.

Police Constable Paul Kenneth Worth
Died 30 April 1981, aged 34
Hit by a lorry and fatally injured while assisting a motorist on the motorway.

 

Police Constable David Cameron

Died 24 December 1980

Died as a result of injuries sustained in a Road Traffic Collision.

 

Police Constable Joseph Anthony O'Brien

Died 14 November 1982, aged 48
Fatally injured when struck by a car while directing traffic in a road race.

Police Constable Andrew Stephen Le Comte
Died 4 February 1984, aged 21
Killed in a fall while searching for suspects on a shop roof at night.

Police Constable Jeffrey Thomas Barnes
Died 21 July 1986, aged 43
Killed in a road accident travelling to a motorcycle refresher course.

Police Constable Martin Andrew Laucht
Died 11 August 1987, aged 28
Killed in a motorcycle accident riding pillion on surveillance duty.

Police Constable Geoffrey Ernest Collins
Died 25 November 1987, aged 38
Fatally injured in a collision with a lorry while on a motorcycle course.

Police Constable Colin John Hall
Died 29 November 1987, aged 40
A dog handler, collapsed and died after helping to quell a disturbance.

Police Constable Gavin Richard Carlton
Died 19 December 1988, aged 29
Shot dead while chasing two bank robbers armed with shotguns.

Police Constable Anthony John Salt
Died 16 April 1989, aged 30
Fatally injured when assaulted and robbed while on surveillance duty.

Police Constable Colin Graham Pursall
Died 10 March 1990, aged 27
Killed in a motorcycle accident while travelling to report for duty.

Police Constable Mark Anthony Gumbley
Died 28 March 1990, aged 27
Killed in a collision with a lorry while on a police motorcycle course.

Special Constable Neil Coleman
Died 30 October 1990, aged 27
Killed when hit by a bus while on traffic duty after a football match.

Police Constable Mark John Woodhead
Died 26 January 1992, aged 32
Collapsed and died while on duty at Fletchampstead Police Station.

Police Constable Philip Joseph Kurlinkus
Died 18 March 1993, aged 39
Killed in a motorcycle accident responding to an emergency call.

Police Constable David Brennan
Died 8 June 1993, aged 37
Fatally injured in a motorcycle accident when reporting for duty.

Police Constable Robert John Dallow
Died 17 December 1995, aged 41
Killed in a patrol car involved in a collision while pursuing a stolen car.

Inspector Vanessa Rosemary Carroll
Died 28 April 1996, aged 35
Killed in a road accident while with the British Police Unit in Bosnia.

Police Constable Malcolm Edward Walker
Died 4 October 2001, aged 46
Killed when his motorcycle was rammed trying to stop a stolen car.

Detective Constable Robert George Ling
Died 7 October 2002, aged 27
Killed in a car crash escorting two men being extradited from South Africa.

Detective Constable Michael Swindells
Died 21 May 2004, aged 44
Stabbed to death attempting to arrest a violent suspect armed with a knife.

Police Constable Paul Linden Owen
Died 20 October 2004, aged 47
Fatally injured while on duty when he was accidentally struck by a bus.

Police Constable Valroy O'Neil Hodgson
Died 31 December 2004, aged 44
Died from complications of an injury sustained in officer safety training.

Police Constable Deborah Adele Harman-Burton
Died 24 March 2006, aged 28
Killed in a road accident whilst travelling home from night duty.

Police Constable Ryan Michael Hunt
Died 25 May 2006, aged 31
Killed in a road accident while working on an investigation in South Yorkshire.

Police Constable Jonathan Paul Wade
Died 12 March 2007, aged 39
Whilst instructing self defence training he collapsed and died of heart failure.

Police Constable (Rtd) Keith Malcolm Dobson
Died 3 September 2011, aged 68
Died from mesothelioma which he contracted whilst training as a firearms officer.



Police Constable Ramin Tolouie
Died 16 October 2011, aged 40
Died after a collision of a car and his motorcycle returning home from duty.

 


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