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UK NewsKilled in the line of duty: Andrew Harper the latest PC to lose his life on the front line

17:00  16 august  2019
17:00  16 august  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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Pc Andrew Harper , who was killed on Thursday evening near Sulhamstead in Berkshire, joins a long list of colleagues killed in the line of duty . Those that lost their lives did so while performing a range of duties , including apprehending terrorists, quelling rioters and marshalling protests.

PC Andrew Harper died of multiple injuries and the 10 people being held over his death were arrested at a caravan park, police have said. Pc Harper , who was born in Oxford, had been together with his wife Lissie for 10 years before they Andrew Harper the latest PC to lose his life on the front line .

Killed in the line of duty: Andrew Harper the latest PC to lose his life on the front line Police officers during a memorial ceremony for police officer Gary Toms, in Leyton, east London.

The policeman murdered while responding to a botched burglaryis the latest incident of officer to die while carrying out his duties.

PC Andrew Harper, who was killed on Thursday evening near Sulhamstead in Berkshire, joins a long list of colleagues killed in the line of duty.

It comes a week afterPC Stuart Outten was attacked with a machete while carrying out a routine van check in Leyton, east London.

Killed in the line of duty: Andrew Harper the latest PC to lose his life on the front line © Provided by Oath Inc. A police investigator at the scene of an incident where a police officer was killed, near Sulhamstead, England, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Thames Valley police say a British police officer investigating a reported burglary has been killed. Ten males have been arrested and are in custody, including a 13-year-old. Authorities say police Constable Andrew Harper of the Roads Policing Proactive unit was killed while "performing his duties" on Thursday night near the A4 between Reading and Newbury, in southeast England. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)

A National Police Memorial roll of honour in London lists all officers who have been killed by criminal acts during active service since 1680.

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Image caption PC Andrew Harper was killed near Sulhamstead in Berkshire. Days later a 42-year-old West Midlands Police officer suffered serious head and pelvic injuries when Home Secretary Priti Patel said: " PC Harper died in the line of duty protecting the public and his incredible bravery and

" PC Harper died in the line of duty protecting the public and his incredible bravery and extraordinary sacrifice will not be forgotten." The cop's killing comes just a day after government figures revealed the number of Thames Valley officers being assaulted had risen by 33 per cent in the past year.

The memorial lists more than 1,600 officers who have died while performing vital tasks.

Killed in the line of duty: Andrew Harper the latest PC to lose his life on the front line © Provided by Oath Inc. Floral tributes at the unveiling of a national memorial outside the Carriage Gates, at the Palace of Westminster, in memory of Pc Keith Palmer, who was killed during a terrorist incident in Westminster in 2017.

Those that lost their lives did so while performing a range of duties, including apprehending terrorists, quelling rioters and marshalling protests.

One hero listed is PC Keith Palmer, who was stabbed in March 2017 by Khalid Masood during the Westminster Bridge terror attack. He was posthumously awarded the George Medal.

Killed in the line of duty: Andrew Harper the latest PC to lose his life on the front line © Provided by Oath Inc. Pc Neil Roper (fifth right) lines-up with fellow Police officers as the coffin of their colleague Pc Ian Broadhurst is carried during a funeral service at Leeds Parish Church in Kirkgate, West Yorkshire. Pc Roper survived the incident in which Pc Broadhurst, 34, from Birkenshaw, West Yorkshire, was shot twice while helping to arrest American David Bieber in Dibb Lane, Leeds, on Boxing Day. 2/12/04: Former US Marine David Bieber, a bouncer and steroid abuser who is wanted in the US for a murder plot, was found guilty at Newcastle Crown Court of the murder of PC Broadhurst and also convicted of the attempted murders of two of Pc Broadhurst's colleagues.

In April 2009, PC Gary Toms, 37, was critically injured confronting suspects in Leyton, east London, but died six days later when his life support machine was switched off.

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Home Secretary Priti Patel said: " PC Harper died in the line of duty protecting the public and his incredible bravery and extraordinary sacrifice will not be Days later a 42-year-old West Midlands Police officer suffered serious head and pelvic injuries when he was run over with his own vehicle.

Also included are three unarmed Metropolitan Police officers murdered in Shepherd’s Bush by Harry Roberts in 1966.

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Detective Sergeant Christopher Head, 30, Detective Constable David Wombwell, 25, and Pc Geoffrey Fox, 41, were shot without warning while questioning three suspects in a van.

Detective Constable Michael Swindells, 44, died after he was knifed in the stomach as he and colleagues conducted a search in Birmingham in May 2004.

Killed in the line of duty: Andrew Harper the latest PC to lose his life on the front line © Provided by Oath Inc. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Condon (left) stands with Liz Blakelock (glasses), the mother of murdered policeman Keith Blakelock, as they witness a wreath being layed at his memorial in Muswell Hill in London, on the 10th anniversary of the Bridgewater Farm riots, in which Pc Blakelock was killed. Standing beside Mrs Blakelock is Peggy Spinlaw, who tends the memorial regularly. (Photo by Louisa Buller - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

Another name on the roll is Pc Keith Blakelock, a 40-year-old father of three who was set on by a mob and hacked to death with a machete during the Broadwater Farm riots in 1985.

Pictured: Murdered PC, 26, who was 'dragged to death by car' while called out to burglary was newlywed due to go on honeymoon next week - as boy, 13, is among 10 men arrested

Pictured: Murdered PC, 26, who was 'dragged to death by car' while called out to burglary was newlywed due to go on honeymoon next week - as boy, 13, is among 10 men arrested PC Andrew Harper, from Thames Valley Police, was allegedly struck by a car in Sulhamstead, Berkshire, and dragged under the vehicle for some distance, before then being hit by another car.

Newlywed PC Andrew Harper had married his fiancée Lissie on July 18, and they were due to go on honeymoon together next week. He added: 'This is a very rare occurrence, it is an absolute tragedy that a police officer should lose his life in the course of his duties and of course we will do

PC Andrew Harper 's police colleagues were spotted comforting each other at the spot where he was Meanwhile, a police constable who is facing ' life -changing injuries' after he was run over by a Pc Harper was killed while responding to reports of a burglary in the Berkshire village of Bradfield

Winston Silcott, along with two other men, was found guilty of his murder but in 1991 their convictions were overturned on appeal because of “unsafe” police evidence.

Killed in the line of duty: Andrew Harper the latest PC to lose his life on the front line © Provided by Oath Inc. The coffin leaving Lichfield Cathedral after the funeral service of Det Con Michael Swindells, Lichfield,. The former Royal Engineers lance corporal from Burton-on-Trent, Staffs, died in hospital on May 21 from a single stab wound to the abdomen after being attacked in the Nechells area of Birmingham. (Photo by Rui Vieira - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

Pc Ian Broadhurst, 34, of West Yorkshire Police, was murdered by American bodybuilder David Bieber, 38, in Leeds on Boxing Day 2003. Bieber also shot two of Pc Broadhurst’s colleagues.

Bieber, who was wanted by the FBI for ordering two killings in Florida, was subsequently jailed for life.

PC Andrew Harper's family: 'Our lives and hearts are torn apart'.
PC Andrew Harper's mother has said "our lives and hearts have been torn apart" by his killing last week while responding to a reported burglary. She said her son had "always lived with dignity, honour and calmness" and "everything he did was with a smile". "A big part of me has gone with you, I cannot imagine our lives going forward but we will do so with Andrew in our hearts," said his mother Debbie. © Other PC Harper's wife said he was 'perfect' and gave her the 'happiest 13 years of my life.

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