In Memory of those police officers
who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
With the permission of and thanks to
Roll of Honour Trust
Lest we Forget
Thomas Saunders Lamb
Borough of Huntingdon
Died 23 December 1841, aged 28
Found drowned in the River Ouse some weeks after going missing from his beat in suspicious circumstances in the early hours, when it is believed he was assaulted by several persons and thrown off a bridge into the river.
Died 18 August 1855, aged 24
Went missing from his beat at Wicken in the early hours in suspicious circumstances, he had earlier been involved in a disturbance and it was suspected he was murdered by a local gang but his body was never found.
Francis James Willis
Cambridge Borough Police
Died 4 June 1930, aged 35
While questioning a student at King's College, Cambridge, about his possession of a firearm, the suspect produced a pistol and shot his tutor, the officer attempted to arrest him but was shot twice and died the next day.
A memorial plaque was erected at Cambridge Police Station.
Cambridgeshire Special Constabulary
Died 15 November 1945, aged 68
William H. Edwards
Died 25 November 1945, aged 44
Both officers died as a result of injuries received on 15 November when the police car in which they were travelling together to a Special Constabulary Conference was in a head-on collision with an armoured car at Melbourn.
Died 19 January 1966, aged 39
Died from severe head injuries received on the night of 17 January when he was in collision with a car while on bicycle patrol on his beat at Gamlingay.
Died 21 February 1967, aged 34
While on motorcycle patrol at Meldreth, he lost control of his machine, which left the road and crashed through a fence and he was thrown into a concrete post and fatally injured.
Detective Chief Inspector
Died 23 October 1981, aged 48
Killed while returning to police headquarters after an investigation, when he lost control of his unmarked police car while overtaking a lorry and a car and his vehicle ran off the road into a Fenland waterway near Ramsey.
Andy had over 14 years police service having joined the force in 1993 on transfer from the Metropolitan Police, where he had served for 5 years. Since November 1999 he had served as a traffic patrol officer based at Bottisham and St. Neots. Andy was divorced and is survived by his parents and his partner, a serving officer, with whom he lived.