Devon and Cornwall Police - Officers Killed in The Line of Duty

Officers Killed in The Line of Duty

See also: List of British police officers killed in the line of duty

The Police Roll of Honour Trust lists and commemorates all British police officers killed in the line of duty. The Police Memorial Trust since its establishment in 1984 has erected over 38 memorials to some of those officers.

Since 1814 the following officers of Devon & Cornwall Constabulary were killed while attempting to prevent or stop a crime in progress:

  • Town Sergeant Joseph Burnett, 1814 (shot attempting to disarm two drunken soldiers)
  • Police Constable William Bennett, 1875 (injured arresting a man for assault)
  • Police Constable Walter Creech, 1883 (stabbed by a man he warned)
  • Police Constable John Tremlett Potter, 1938 (fatally injured by two burglars he disturbed)
  • Police Constable Dennis Arthur Smith, 1973 (shot by a suspect he was pursuing)

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