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PC David John Rathband, Died 29 February 2012


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David John Rathband
Police Constable
Northumbria Police
Died 29th February 2012, aged 44

On Sunday 4th July 2010 David was sat stationary in a patrol car, single crewed, on the outskirts of Newcastle. A lone gunman approached and using a shotgun shot David twice through the vehicle windows, leaving him for dead the gunman fled. David underwent extensive medical treatment, his eyesight couldn't be saved but he recovered and remained a police officer with Northumbria Police.

David was previously a Special Constable, joining Northumbria Police as a Police Constable in 2000. In 2006 he became a traffic officer.

He is survived by his wife and their two children.




Posting this evening, seeing as there isn't a 29 February this year.  

R.I.P. PC Rathband 

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