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Colin ROY


Constable Colin ROY

Regd. # 11093


Age:  28

Motor Vehicle Accident


12 May, 1967


Shortly before 9pm on 10 May, 1967 Constable Roy was riding a police solo motor cycle along the Princes Highway, Kirrawee, returning home at the completion of his rostered shift. At the time he was travelling behind a utility, the driver of which was looking for a service station. When the utility driver saw a service station on his right hand side he put his right indicator on. He then spotted a closer service station on his left. With his right indicator still on he turned left in front of Constable Roy who had begun to overtake on the near side. The utility struck the constable’s motor cycle, forcing it off the road and into a low brick wall at the front of the service station. As a result Constable Roy sustained severe head injuries and was conveyed to the Sutherland District Hospital where he died on 12 May, 1967.


The constable was born in 1938 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 17 August, 1964. At the time of his death he was stationed at North Sydney.

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