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PC William Arthuer Barker, Died 20 November 2009


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William Arthuer Barker
Police Constable
Cumbria Constabulary
Died 20 November 2009
, aged 44

At night during severe weather and flooding across the county, the officer was directing motorists to safety off Northside Bridge, Workington, which was in a dangerous condition, when the bridge was destroyed by the flood and he was swept away and killed, his body found on a beach at Allonby that afternoon. 

Bill had completed 25 years police service and was a traffic officer attached to the Roads Policing Unit based at Workington; he had won a number of awards during his service. 

He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.

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Apologies to the family, friends and colleagues of PC Barker. 

This memorial should have been posted on 20 November, not 20 December. 

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