Lest we Forget - PC Patrick Dunne
PC Patrick Dunne was murdered on duty on 20th October 1993. We will never forget.
On 20th October 1993 PC Dunne attended a domestic dispute at a house in Cato Road in Clapham. On hearing gunshots he left the house to investigate. Gary Lloyd Nelson and two others had just executed William Danso in a hail of bullets in the doorway of his house. Nelson said Danso disrespected him by refusing him entry to a nightclub then breaking up a fight in which Nelson was involved. PC Dunne was in full uniform and wearing a relective jacket, and as such was easily identifiable as a police officer. He was unarmed As he emerged from the house to investigate the gunshots he was shot in the chest by Gary Lloyd Nelson. A celebratory shot was fired into the air and Nelson and his accomplices left the scene laughing.
Nelson was convicted of the murder in 2006 and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 35 years.
This clip is a moving tribute to the popular officer. May he rest in peace.