Alex Patterson
Killed in Action on 12 November 1990


Alex is on the far right.

Alex Patterson, aged 31, and a father of four from Strabane, County Tyrone, was shot dead on 12 November 1990 by an SAS team who had staked out the house of an Ulster Defence Regiment member near Victoria Bridge outside Strabane.

News reports at the time indicated that security forces had known ahead of time of an imminent INLA attack on the house

Patterson's death was subject of an inquest in 1997, highlighting another example of Britain's "shoot to kill" policy when dealing with republican activists.