Little shocks the British public more than learning of the killing of policemen and women whilst tackling criminals. Even the vast majority of hardened crooks baulk at what is seen as the ultimate crime – the mandatory death sentence in days of capital punishment reflected public disgust at such a crime, particularly when the police were largely unarmed.
This book spans fifty years of crime enforcement and describes in detail the ever present danger to the police who patrolled London’s streets and who lost their lives in the line of duty.
DEATH ON THE BEAT Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty
The deaths of police officers fighting crime and criminals used to shock the British public and attracted a mandatory death sentence. This sobering account of half a century of police officers killed in the line of duty is a fitting memorial.