David Rathband

 

 

Age: 44

 

Summary: British police officer who was shot and blinded by gunman Raoul Moat on July 4, 2010 while on duty during the six-day Northumbria Police manhunt that left one person dead and two others critically injured in one of Great Britain's major police operations in recent history, who went on to become founder of the Blue Lamp charity group to assist emergency staff injured in the line of duty, but who had struggled to come to terms with his disability.

 

 

Cause of Death: Suicide by hanging

 

Born: circa 1967

 

Died: February 29, 2012

 

Location: Blyth, Northumberland, England