Walter Charles Choat KPM

Died =>17 December 1910

Force => City of London Police

Rank =>Police Constable

Age =>34

Cause =>Homicide - Shot

Duty Status =>On Duty

Shot and fatally wounded while attempting to arrest a gang of armed burglars he and two colleagues disturbed late at night on 16th December at the Exchange Buildings, Cutler Street, Houndsditch. This incident was the precursor to what became the Siege of Sidney Street. PS Robert Bentley also died on this date while PS Charles Tucker died the previous day. All three officers were posthumously awarded the King’s Police Medal for Gallantry.