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Life terms for police killers

Police killers are to face minimum whole-life jail terms under proposals unveiled by the Home Secretary at the Police Federation annual conference.

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7 police officers killed in the course of duty since 2005

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.

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