There have been 7 direct killings of police officers in the course of duty since 2005.
The charity the Police Roll of Honour Trust lists those killed.
- 2007 - PC Gary Toms from the Met Police died after suffering serious head injuries while investigating a robbery.
- 2006 - PC Joe Carroll died following a crash on the A69 after a prisoner tried to escape from his car.
- 2005 - PC Sharon Beshenivsky was shot dead during a bungled robbery in Bradford.