Late Head Constable of Liverpool Police, and holder of the King's Police Medal.
(R.I.C.Mag, Feb 1912)
Mr. L.Dunning, whose portrait forms our frontispiece this month joined the Royal Irish Constabulary as a Cadet on the 23rd October, 1882. He served at Coleraine, in the Co.Londonderry, from April 1883 to December 1886. He was on the Reserve at the Depot from 1886 to June 1888, when he went to Kilrush , Co. Clare, remaining in charge of that District up to December 1890, He had charge of Ennis District from December 1890 to January 1895, when he resigned on appointment as Assistant Head Constable of Police in Liverpool.
His record in the Royal Irish Constabulary was highly distinguished. He was the holder of four first class records as well as one second and one third class record for the performance of good police duties.
Mr Dunning succeeded Captain Nott Bower, another old Royal Irish Constabulary man, as Head Constable of Liverpool. He holds the Kings Police Medal.
He retired from Liverpool Police, and was appointed H.M. Inspector of English Constabulary for Southern District, from 22nd January 1912.
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