John Robinson Olphert

Died =>18 January 1983

Force => Royal Ulster Constabulary

Rank =>Reserve Constable

Age =>39

Cause =>Homicide - Shot

Duty Status =>Off Duty

As a Reserve Constable when not carrying out his police duties John Olphert worked at his shop premises in Nelson Drive, Londonderry.


He was serving customers by the door of his shop when two masked gunmen appeared outside. Seeing them coming, he tried to lock the shop door but a bullet fired through the glass wounded him and he fell to the ground. The terrorists then pushed the door open and shot him again.

Roll of Honour Citation

Fatally shot by terrorist gunmen while off duty working in his shop.