PC Sam Harker was 26, single, born in St Helens, Liverpool. He transferred to Sun Hill (To replace Steve Loxton who left some Months earlier) from Heathrow police because he wanted to broaden his experience with a spell at an East End nick. Harker relished his job. He always knew what he would do with his life, coming from a long line of policemen - his father was a copper in Liverpool, as was his elder brother. As far as he was concerned, it beat working for a living! He was easy going, with a naturally friendly manner and a ready smile and was not easily fazed. Members of the public found him thoughtful and straightforward in his dealings, and locally he became a popular and respected uniform beat bobby. He also had the sense to leave the troubles of policing at work with his uniform at the end of the shift, and found it easy to relax with his mates and a beer. He shared a close working relationship with fellow Liverpudlian Cass Rickman.
He was badly assaulted by an escaped convict on the run whilst patrolling the Jasmine Allen estate with fellow PC. Cass Rickman. The latter tried to rescue Sam from the flat he was being held in, only to be strangled by the convict. It was mentioned in a conversation between Sgt. June Ackland and the then new DC. Mickey Webb after the incident that 'more casualties have been taken this time than the last time' as the Prisoner had previous for assaulting Police Officers. The other casualties taken that night being PC. Jim Carver, DC. Mickey Webb, PC. Dave Quinnan, PC. Dale Smith, PC. Cass Rickman and PC. Sam Harker. PC. Reg Hollis mentioned 'Last time he GBH'ed half the nick'. The episode finished with Sgt. Ackland and DC. Webb arguing over his commitment to the job. Sam Harker later recovered in hospital.
PC. Harker was the only witness to PC. Des Taviner throwing the confiscated Petrol Bomb through the window of Insp. Andrew Monroe's office in an attempt to conceal the forged £50 note he had donated to Chief Inspector Derek Conway's memorial fund. When Des realised Sam was watching him from the C.I.D Balcony, he motioned for him to get back inside as his Petrol bomb ignited the Gas Cylinders being kept in Inspector Monroe's Office during the re-furbishment of the station. Tragically, Sam died in hospital after being critically injured in the explosion that followed, ripping through the station. Other Officer's killed in the explosion were;
PC. Di Worrell PC. Sam Harker PC. Ben Hayward DC. Paul Riley DC. Kate Spears Insp. Andrew Monroe
One of the stations decoraters during the re-furbishment; the mentally unstable Harry Fullerton ; later claimed responsibility for Taviner's actions, much to his dismay.
December 1997 - Arrived at Sun Hill.
January 2000 - Goes undercover to infiltrate and eco terrorist group.
April 2002 - injured in the Sun Hill fire.
April 2002 - died in hospital.
Family and RelationshipsEdit
April 2002 - The Sun Hill Fire (2002)
April 2002 - later died in hospital