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Police seek family of dead officer

Created on 08/02/2011 @ 17:39

 As part of its commitment to the officers that serve, Dyfed-Powys Police is looking to the local community to help locate the descendants of a Police Officer who died in the line of duty.
PC William Davies, 43, collapsed during a violent arrest, which resulted in the officer subsequently dying of a heart attack on 16 November 1903.
The brave officer was buried in St Nicholas Church in Montgomery, Powys. Recently his grave was brought to the attention of Dyfed-Powys Police Chief Constable Ian Arundale, who believed it should be maintained in a manner befitting PC Davies’ professionalism and ultimate sacrifice.
Although a suspect was taken to court for the incident there was apparently insufficient evidence and he was acquitted.
Given that this happened more than 100 years ago PC Davies’ grave is still in a surprisingly good condition. However, the Dyfed-Powys Police Museum Association would like to take responsibility to restore the headstone to its former glory – and invite the officer’s descendants to be part of this delve into history.
A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: “Police Officers who are killed in the line of duty merit a special gratitude for paying the ultimate price, thereby ensuring the safety of members of their community.
“This level of dedication from a serving officer should be continually recognised so that further generations in the community can acknowledge the courage and commitment demonstrated by Police Officers such as the late PC William Davies.”
If you are related to the deceased officer, or know a family member, please get in touch with Dyfed-Powys Police by calling 101 and ask for Kevin Smith.