Unit 1012 Cover Photo

Unit 1012 Cover Photo

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


PC Sharon Beshenivsky
PC Sharon Beshenivsky (14 January 1967 – 18 November 2005) was a West Yorkshire Police constable shot dead by a criminal gang during a robbery in Bradford on 18 November 2005, becoming the seventh female police officer in Great Britain to be killed on duty. Another police officer, PC Teresa Millburn, was also shot in the incident, receiving serious wounds to the chest. Millburn had joined the force less than two years earlier; Beshenivsky had served only nine months in the force at the time of her death.
Closed-circuit television cameras tracked a car rushing from the scene and used an automatic number plate recognition system to trace its owners. This led to six suspects being arrested; three were later convicted of murder, robbery and firearms offences; two of manslaughter, robbery and firearms offences; and one of robbery. A seventh suspect remains at large.

INTERNET SOURCE: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-34854244

Sharon Beshenivsky: Memorial to mark anniversary of PC's death

A service to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of PC Sharon Beshenivsky will take place in Bradford later.

Mrs Beshenivsky was shot dead outside a travel agency in Morley Street on 18 November 2005 while responding to an armed robbery call.

The service will be held in Norfolk Gardens at 15:10 GMT, with a minute's silence due to observed at 15:25 GMT - the exact time the call was received.

Two men were jailed for life for her murder.

Ch Supt Simon Atkin, of West Yorkshire Police, said: "Our thoughts are still with [Mrs Beshenivsky's husband] Paul and his family as we recall that fateful day 10 years ago when Sharon was killed in the line of duty.

"We come together as friends within the police family to reflect and support as we ensure that Sharon will not be forgotten."

Mrs Beshenivsky's shift partner, PC Teresa Milburn, was also shot and injured during the incident.

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