Christopher John McDonald

Died =>17 May 1978

Force => Nottinghamshire Constabulary

Rank =>Police Constable

Age =>19

Cause =>Homicide - Beaten

Duty Status =>On Duty

Beaten with his own truncheon and a brick while attempting to arrest a burglar after responding to an alarm at a jeweller’s shop in Central Avenue in Worksop town centre during his night shift. Having radioed for assistance and reported that he was in contact with the suspects he subsequently sent a further message at 12.28am specifying the burglars’ whereabouts, but nothing further was heard from him. His body was found later that morning in the River Ryton, just 200 yards from the scene of the burglary.


Posthumously awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Bravery.