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23 July 2011

Find the memorial to DC James Morrison

A memorial to DC James Morrison is found on Montreal Place, just off the Strand in Central London. Morrison was killed in 1991 when - whilst he was off duty - he chased a thief in Covent Garden, and was fatally stabbed whilst trying to make an arrest.

With all the scandal surrounding the Metropolitan Police in recent weeks, it's easy to forget what dedication many ordinary police officers like Morrison show to their jobs. Morrison was posthumously awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal, and the memorial was unveiled to him in 1994.

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  1. The link to the Police Roll of Honour Trust makes grimly fascinating reading, no punches pulled with the details of what happened in each case. Traffic accidents come up time and again, women PCs killed when the (no doubt male?) driver lost control, traffic accidents after a stint of night duty, crashes during high speed chases, not to mention all the crime-related deaths.

    1. Makes no sense your comment.