By Dick Kirby
In their day-by-day conflict opposed to a remorseless tide of crime, officials of London's Metropolitan Police sometimes probability their lives keeping the Capital. within the courageous Blue Line Dick Kirby, the previous Scotland backyard detective grew to become popular
crime writer, has introduced jointly a great number of inspiring tales of police gallantry during the last hundred years.
Officers to be honoured with the George pass, the top civilian award, have their tales advised together with Jim Beaton who kept Princess Anne from kidnap within the Mall.
Three girls officials were offered the George Medal, for decoy paintings, the 3rd for a heroic rooftop rescue.
The booklet concludes with the wonderful tale of a retired detective who tackled armed robbers – on the rate of his eye. He could have left the Met in the back of him yet no longer his courage.
Every web page of this gripping publication with its exciting and good researched debts of remarkable acts of gallantry by way of policemen and girls makes for...
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Extra resources for The Brave Blue Line. 100 Years of Metropolitan Police Gallantry
Following the sentence, the foreman of the grand jury handed a note to the Recorder, who read it aloud: I have been asked by the foreman of the grand jury to express their appreciation of the conduct of the police at the arrest of the two prisoners charged with the murder of Sir Henry Wilson. They feel that their conduct in unflinchingly facing almost certain death by the performance of their duties is worthy of the highest praise and commendation. They also wish to express their appreciation of the conduct of the civilians concerned in the case.
I received the most enormous assistance from the Friends of the Metropolitan Police Historical Collection, including Alan Moss of History by the Yard and Keith Skinner of Causeway Resources. In addition, Phillip Barnes-Warden, Neil Paterson and Paul Dew from the Met Collection, Pamela Pappé and Katie Hamilton from the Peel Centre Library and especially my son, Mark Kirby; all provided diligent and painstaking research on my behalf. Others who kindly gave of their time and assistance were: Keith Foster, Research Advisor, London Metropolitan Police, Andrew Brown, Assistant Departmental Record Officer, Metropolitan Police Directorate of Information, Leanne Fagan, Croydon Local Studies Library and Archives Service, my son Robert Kirby and Catherine Powell of Police Review.
March immediately tackled Dunne but as he did so O’Sullivan shot him, at close range, in the stomach. Detective Constable Cecil Charles Sayer had joined the Metropolitan Police in 1913 and had served as a constable on ‘F’, ‘H’, and ‘D’ Divisions before being appointed detective constable on ‘B’ Division in August 1920. He had been twice commended by the commissioner, once for the arrest of four men for conspiracy and larceny and, just three weeks previously, for the arrest of two men for cheque frauds.