Jimmy Nesbitt

 

 

 

Age: 79

 

Summary: Irish veteran police detective with the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) who was best known for having headed the Murder Squad team investigating the notorious Shankill Butchers' killings in the mid-1970's while he was working from the C Division headquarters at Tennent Street off Shankill Road in Belfast, but who had eventually caught most of the "Butchers" gang which led to their convictions and have received a total of 67 commendations (including an Order of the British Empire in recognition of his services fighting terrorism in 1980) throughout his career becoming the highest number for any policeman in the history of the United Kingdom

 

 

Cause of Death: Brief illness

 

Born: September 29, 1934

 

Died: August 27, 2014

 

Location: Belfast, Ireland