George Alexander Starrett



28 March 1990






Reserve Constable



Royal Ulster Constabulary



Homicide - Shot

Duty Status


Off Duty

Roll of Honour Citation

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty at his home.

Having been in a collision he had recently been released from hospital and was recovering at home in Armagh. Using his crutches he made his way into the kitchen where two terrorist gunmen opened fire and hit him several times. His wife, who had left shortly before the attack, returned home to find him dead on the floor of their kitchen.

George worked at John Compton Ltd, Glenanne Factory prior to joining the RUC in the 1970s. He first joined as a Part Time Reserve on 1st September 1970 before going Full Time on 1st July 1972 until his death. He was first stationed in Armagh followed by Gough Barracks.

He was survived by his wife and their son.