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4 days ago
Today we remember Detective Constable Stephen Oake, QGM, of the Greater Manchester Police.
During an operation to arrest a suspected terrorist D.C Oake was stabbed and murdered on this day in 2003.
Knowing full well that other officers had already been stabbed the officer fought to control the offender. D.C Oakes selfless actions prevented the offender from attacking more officers and ensued the offender did not escape.
Stephen was 40 years of age and left a wife and family.
He was posthumously awarded the Queens Gallantry Medal for his bravery.
We were proud to unveil our memorial to his service, bravery and sacrifice in September 2006.
This guy was one of the many police heroes who daily put their lives on the line for us all.We must support them.
Another one lost in the line of duty. We must never forget them x
Taken too soon. RIP. Xx
No one deserves to be murdered especially when they are just doing their job xRIP
Thank you for your service Sir.Rest in peace.xx
Sadly to many police heroes murdered RIP
RIP DC Oake. Thank you for your service. Condolences to your family, friends and colleagues
R.I.P. STEPHEN. RESPECT TO YOU. 🙏🏿
RIP Officer Oake, Another Officer lost doing a service to all of us, So sad when you read about officers being injured, killed protecting us all, never be forgotten,
Remembering dc Stephen Oake a brave officer 👮 killed protecting the public rest in peace 🙏 ♥️
Rest in Peace Stephen Oake......a very brave officer.....x
Time goes so quickly , but people like Stephen Oake RIP should never be forgotten
RIP brave officer will never be forgotten for what you done in the line of duty 👏👏🙏🙏👍👍
Rip young fella.i thank you and all the old bill for looking out for us
A tragic waste of life, a very brave officer - RIP
R.I.P. officer you gave the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you 🙏🙏🙏
RIP Stephen, will meet you at the FRV, rest easy your duty done. As an ex Soldier, total respect for all our police officer's, who keep us safe, whilst being unarmed very brave
We should never ever forget Officers who lives are taken whilst doing their duty.Your country owes you a huge debt of gratitude.
RIP Stephen, huge thank you for your bravery and dedication trying to keep all of us safe.
RIP DC Oake
Again we salute a brave Officer, We are blessed to be protected by such men, at high price.
What a hero... lost his own life to save more harm coming to his colleagues. RIP x
His dad gave us a talk on his evangelical work and also talked about his brave son. RIP Stephen Oake you were a very brave man.
Who would be a Copper these days?...Heroes like D.C. Stephen Oake that's who. RIP
Remember it well, another officer giving the ultimate sacrifice for their community, thank you for your service, you will be remembered
1 week ago
Very sad news today that United States Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick has died as the result of injuries he received during the disorder in the U.S Congress building.
We offer our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.
Our thoughts are with his friends and colleagues.
We also wish a speedy recovery to all the officers who were injured in the disturbances.
Rest in Peace Officer .
Condolences to his family may he Rest in Peace
RIP Brother. My sincere condolences to your family, friends and colleagues.
RIP condolences to the family
Our thoughts go out to the family and friends.
RIP thank you very much for your service 🌹🙏🙏💔
RIP Dear Officer and thank you. Thoughts with family and colleagues xx
RIP officer condolences 💙
RIP Brian Amen .
Very sad indeed.
RIP Officer Sicknick, Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.
Condolences and respects to the family of their loved one
Rest in peace 🌹
Very sad. Love and condolences to family, police family and friends.
RIP OFFICER 💛💙💛💙
2 weeks ago
Today we remember service,
heroism and sacrifice of Police Constables Angela Bradley, 24,
Gordon Connolly, 23,
and Colin Morrison, 38
All three officers lost their lives whilst showing incredible bravery during an unsuccessful attempt to save a drowning man off the coast of Blackpool￼ in Lancashire on this day in 1983.
Our thoughts are with the officer’s families, friends and colleagues.
Following this terrible incident it was realised that there was no national Police Roll of Rememberance for those British police officers who had given their lives in the line of duty.
A short time later our sister charity @Police_Memorial was created.
The nation’s Police Roll of Remembrance now contains nearly 5000 names and is proudly displayed by us in the U.K’s National Police Memorial in The Mall in London.
@Lancashire Police Federation ...
Rest In Peace Officers. I remember this incident well even though I was only young. You are not forgotten snd we thank you for your bravery and sacrifice.
Three very brave officers..acting in the highest traditions of the British. Police..I served. In the Cheshire Force for 31 years.proud to have served....
Xxx such a tragic loss, true heroes. May their names and sacrifices inspire us,showing what we are capable of when we are at our best. Selfless. God bless them and all those who love them xxx
I remember that incident so well. To these courageous Officers, and to all the others who have died in the line of duty...R.I.P. 💙💙💙
It is on days like this that I think back to the sad occasions when our thin blue line lost some brave coppers. Only a handful died by pure accident. Many succumbed to evil premediated murder. Then there are those who gave their all to help someone who had been wronged. That leaves those who perished needlessly, going to the assistance of someone who put themselves in danger. A spur of the moment decision that would have a disastrous ending, and sadly, this was exactly that. Brave officers indeed.
I remember it well as I was from Blackpool, a man jumped in after his dog which had been washed in. The police jumped in to save him and it all went tragic. They also didn't have enough lifebuoys along the prom. RIP.
AUTOMATIC LIFE IN PRISON for the murder of our officers and soldiers no matter what colour or religion they are.
So sad that these officers died trying to save lives, they will be missed by their families until they are reunited. R.I.P. you will never be forgotten.
We are so lucky to have Police Officer,s who serve and protect us, whatever the dangers, You will never hear ( That,s not my job) I salute these brave men.
I remember this an absolutely amazing self sacrifice although tragic it was typically old fashioned policing!
Their courage and bravery was beyond measure and must never be forgotten. May they rest in peace in the arms of Angels 💜
Thank you for ensuring that the Officer's lives, service and sacrifice is not forgotten.
Total Respect for all Police Officers who lose there lives trying to protect the public and for police officers everywhere
Seen the plaque by Gynn Square jubilee gardens Blackpool many times always stop for a moment & remember.
May God rest there souls amen to give there lives in the line of duty to try and rescue a drowning man heroes the lot of them xxx
The Police force; keeping the peace and keeping us safe. Anybody who wants to defund the Police are clearly mad. Brave men.
Brave officers lost there lives helping the public, I have nothing but respect for our police officers, RIP Thank You,
Love and Prayers from NY USA
We must never forget that they paid the ultimate sacrifice.
🌹 May those brave Officers Rest in Peace for Evermore 🌹 Your bravery & selflessness will never be forgotten. Thankyou.
Rest in peace my Brothers and Sister. Thank you Police Memorial Trust for keeping them remembered.
I have discovered that my grandfather, who died in service in 1931, is not on the National Roll of Honour. I have been asked to investigate and submit his details, but with the libraries being closed, I cannot check the papers at that time. He died of Mastoids, following a blow to the head with a cosh, when the police raided the railway sidings in Winson Green, following a tip off.
I was 12 and remember the day well. R.I.P all the thin blue line got thinner. 😢😢
They are all so worthy of remembrance. Xx
In the line of duty we always lose are brave officers rest in peace brave men never forgotten 🙏🙏👏👏👍👍
On this the last day of 2020, the year that will be remembered as one of the most difficult and challenging that most of us has ever experienced, please spare a moment to remember all those who died in the terrible pandemic that is Covid-19.
We especially remember the five British police officers who died on duty serving the public.
Their names joined nearly 5000 others in the Police Roll of Honour Trust’s Roll of Rememberance which is held within the United Kingdom’s National Police Memorial in London.
On behalf of our Chair, Mrs. Michael Winner and the members of our Board of Trustees of the Police Memorial Trust may we wish you and your loved ones a healthy and safe New Year in 2021.
Remembering them all with the deepest respect & thanks for all they have achieved. May they R.I.P.
RIP to all the brave officers who gave their lives serving our country. Love and prayers to all of the grieving family and friends of the officers. 💙💛💙💛
Remembered always brave officers for dedication and making sure we are safe 😘 xxxx
God Bless all the officers who have given their lives to protect this country and may he look after all the family members who will always grieve their lost ones.
Remembering all Police Officers that have given their lives to protecting us all, RESPECT ALWAYS, Thank you,
Always remembering all police officers who gave there lives for us 🙏🙏👏👏👍👍
Remembering All the Officers who lost their Lives doing their Duty X X 🇬🇧🇬🇧🌹🌹
R. I. P. To all the officers who lost their lives in the roll of duty. And Respect to all of you, protecting us. Thank you. X
Thank you for the valuable service you carry out in ensuring that colleagues are not forgotten.
My Uncles name is on this memorial. Remembering all those brave Officers who served.. 🙏🙏🌺🇬🇧
Thanks and respect to these brave officers, keeping us safe, never forgotten,
Thinking of all who lost their lives in the line of duty . Thank you for the sacrifices you made
Thank you to all the officers who keep us safe daily and to those who have lost their lives on duty. RIP
All tragic losses and will never be forgotten. Thinking of their family’s and may God grant them the strength to get through another year without their loved ones. May they all R.I.P. 💙💔....
🌹 Remembering with gratitude all of the brave Officers who gave their lives to keep us safe. Rest in Peace for Evermore.🌹x
Dear God, please look after and protect our wonderful policemen and women. They are there protecting all of us, after all.
God Bless and Thank you for your service and Sincere Condolences to all of the Police that have sadly lost their lives😥and to their family friends and work colleagues May 2021 be a Safer and happier place for all of us Xxx 🙏💕
Total respect to you all! Thank you! RIP 🙏
Thank you to all the Officers who have lost their lives to make us all safe, we will ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU, NEVER FORGOTTEN ☹
Rest in peace, trying to keep us all safe 🕯️x
Sincere thanks to all who keep us safe and respect to those who have lost their lives in the course of duty. xxx
A safe, healthy New Year to all of our brave, wonderful officers. I appreciate how dedicated they are, and would like to thank them, each and every one, for everything they do. Thank you all so much xxxxxxx
Always remember those we lost and to those who serve everyday be safe 💙🖤💙🖤💙
Thank you for all that you do, to remind us of the service given and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf. May you all have a Peaceful 2021. 💙
God bless you all for your services to the general public of this country past present serving officers you all do a remarkable job keeping us all safe and let us sleep safe in our beds. Thankyou for all you do and may your colleagues RIP. Xxxxxxxxxxxx♥️💙♥️💙♥️💙♥️🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈
Today we remembered Police Constable Ian Broadhurst of the West Yorkshire Police who was murdered in Leeds on this day 2003.
PC Broadhurst and a colleague were on traffic patrol when they noticed a vehicle parked on Dib Lane, Leeds. The car was displaying false number plates.
Unbeknown to the unarmed officers the male driver was a killer who was wanted for conspiracy to commit murder.
On speaking to the man they decided to arrest him. Without any warning he pulled out a gun and shot both officers.
Constable Broadhurst was shot in the chest and collapsed to the floor. Even though the officer presented no threat whatsoever to his attacker he was callously shot a second time, in the head.
Ian was 34years old and had a young wife.
His colleague although receiving serious gunshot wounds survived.
A third officer who arrived at the scene was also shot but mercifully the bullet struck his police radio, thus saving his life.
We unveiled our memorial to Ian’s service and sacrifice in 2008 at the spot were he died at the junction of Dib Lane and Grange Park Avenue in Leeds.
His name, together with all those officers who have died on this day in history, is displayed in the nation’s official Police Roll of Honour held within the National Police Memorial at The Mall in London.
@WestYorksPolice @WestYorksPolFed ...
Rest easy your duty and service to the public will never be forgotten. Lest we forget.🙏
I remember this really well, my brother served with Ian at West Yorkshire Police. RIP OFFICER 💙💛💙💛
Never Forgotten PC Ian Broadhurst. RIP. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, relatives, friends and ex colleagues at this time. Many thanks to the Police Memorial Trust for remembering this brave officer who with his colleague was doing his duty, and he was murdered on duty, his colleague seriously injured, paying the ultimate sacrifice. Lest we forget. Take care and keep safe everyone.
Sometimes it is almost unbearable to read of such atrocities - so how on earth must his loved ones feel every day? PC Ian Broadhurst, you are not forgotten and your sacrifice will be acknowledged for eternity. Rest peacefully, brave officer .
Rest in Peace. This dreadful act of murder shocked all decent people, my thoughts and prayers for his wife and family.
Xxx what a dreadful loss to us all. Every time an officer is killed our society becomes poorer. However, these fallen officers are an inspiration to us all, showing us what we can be when we are at our best. Thankyou officer Broadhurst, God bless you and all those who love you xxx
How our wonderful police risk their lives daily for us. Their own families with constant worry are they coming home today. We ask a lot from our police and the public and press always ready to criticise the them. Your another hero Ian, R.I.P.
Remembering PC Broadhurst and all the other Police Officers that gave their lives for us ! May they Rest in Peace!
So very sad this brave officer being killed doing his duty. My heart goes out to your family ❤️ and you deserve to be on this memorial. Thank you for your service and God bless you 💗 xxx
I remember this incident clearly, who in their right mind would shoot an injured police officer in the head, the thought makes me feel sick!! God Bless you young man and keep your family safe until you are reunited.
A heartbreaking day for Yorkshire and the country, RIP, I hope your family has been able to find some peace and happiness.
Brave officers killed by evil now safe in gods hands
AUTOMATIC LIFE IN PRISON for the murder of our officers and soldiers no matter what colour or religion they are
Terrible, rest easy and thank you for your service ❤️. There really are some awful people on this rock 😔
Thank you Ian Broadhurst for your fine and dedicated Service to your Community, and to the West Yorkshire Police.you really did make a difference, Rest in Peace our brother in Blue. (NSW Police Ret.)
This wonderful Police Officer was mentioned by my husband and myself after seeing all the posts regarding all Officers killed in the line of duty. This proves we don’t forget them they stick in our memories.xx
awful...i worked at childline when it was down near the church at the back of the market and parked opposit this on a regular basis ...very sad ....
Remember this happening just as shocking as it was then. Please support his family
Sad day remember this case, thoughts with his family. Another one of our officers protecting us and doing his duty. RIP
RIP PC Broadhurst. Another brave officer killed in the line of duty. Xx
🌷 For PC Broadhurst so cruelly murdered & for all the officers who have given their lives protecting us. You will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace for evermore.🌷x
RIP PC Broadhurst & to all the other fallen officers who have given their lives to make our lives safer. You will never be forgotten.
As a Canadian, I am thankful for any police officer killed or wounded in the line of duty, regardless of what country they serve. They are heroes to us all! May God bless them and their families.
They were front line officers and Ian paid the full price never forgotten may he R.I.P♥️
I can still remember the recording of him pleading for his life, utterly heartbreaking 💔. You will never be forgotten PC Broadhurst, such a brave man cold bloodily murdered. Rest In Peace 💙💙 xx
Today we remember DC Stephen Oake,QGM, of GMP who was murdered on this day in 2003. He was 40 years old. We were proud to unveil our memorial to his service, bravery & sacrifice in Sept. 2006 @gmpolice @GMPFederation #HonouringThoseWhoServe #PoliceMemorials #PoliceFamily #Police3
We offer our sincere condolences to the family, loved ones and colleagues of the United States Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick who died as the result of injuries he received during the disorder in American Congress building. #HonouringThoseWhoServe @CapitolPolice2
We remember PC Ged Walker,42, of Nottingham Police who was fatally injured on this day in 2003 attempting to arrest a car thief. We unveiled our memorial to him in 2005 at the jnc of St. Albans Rd & Cantrell Rd, Notts. @nottspolice @NottsFed #HonouringThoseWhoServe#LestWeForget2
Today we remember the 3 @LancsPolice officers who died in an attempted sea rescue near Blackpool. As a result our sister charity @Police_Memorial created the UK Police Roll of Remembrance.The Roll is now proudly displayed in the @UK_NPM @LancsPoliceFed #PoliceFamily #LestWeForget4
On this the last day of 2020 please spare a moment to remember the 5 British police officers who died on duty this year.Their names will not be forgotten. We wish you a happy, healthy but above all,safe New Year in 2021 #HonouringThoseWhoServe #LestWeForget #PoliceFamily #Police2
And fact No. 19 - The Cathedral will host the 2021 National Police Memorial Day service. #HonouringThoseWhoServe
@britishmuseum @BeefeaterDave So not as tall as Lincoln Cathedral's 82.6 meters