April 20th, 2009

R.I.P Brother

Posted in The Job - General by 200

PC Gary Toms joined the police service in January 2002. His life support system was switched off on Friday following an incident in which he was trying to capture robbers who made off in a vehicle in London last week.

He died doing his job, serving the people of London.

If you search Google for “Gary Toms” you will find around 6,090 links. If you Google “Ian Tomlinson” you will find some 718,000 links. (you don’t need to, by the way, I’ve done it for you if you follow the links).

Gary has not yet been added to the National Police Officers’ Roll of Honour, I’m sure he’ll be added to the other five officers who have died on duty so far this year.

R.I.P., borther.

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  1. Area Trace No Search says:

    Well said – the Police Memorial is something that has made sure that I will always have a soft spot for Michael Winner, despite his bloody adverts.

    Thoughts and prayers with all connected.

    April 20th, 2009 at 22:49

  2. Alpha Tango says:

    God Bless

    As a member of the public, we have one less fine officer to make sure we are safe.
    Thoughts and prayers

    April 21st, 2009 at 15:27

  3. Tony F says:

    Another man of honour lost.


    April 21st, 2009 at 18:13

  4. PC Plastic Fuzz says:


    The Editors should be ashamed.

    April 21st, 2009 at 19:06

  5. pchawkeye says:

    Michael Winner has some good words to say about the police, pity the Charity Commision was not as supportive to our fallen.


    I’ve only seen one report which suggests how Gary was killed, that again is a small entry in the Mail, seems he was crushed by the robbers car against his own.
    Condolances to Garys family

    April 21st, 2009 at 19:33

  6. catpaw says:

    This is so terribly sad. His poor family must be shattered at both his death and the lack of public acknowledgment of his sacrifice. He deserved better.

    April 22nd, 2009 at 00:02

  7. MM says:

    I’m not an officer, but went to school with Gary. I cannot say how much I appreciate the job the Police do, for pathetic levels of recognition against people who value society so poorly.

    RIP Gary.

    April 23rd, 2009 at 21:15

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