James Gordon

Died =>13 November 1893

Force => St Helens Borough Police

Rank =>Police Constable

Age =>26

Cause =>Homicide - Beaten

Duty Status =>On Duty

Found dead in bed the morning after he was struck a number of blows to the head with an iron bar and later kicked in the head, when he and a colleague discovered three men stealing from a chicken coop at an engineering works.
On 16th March the following year all three men were found guilty of the officer’s murder and were sentenced to death but Queen Victoria later reprieved the men and they each received fifteen years penal servitude instead.