Constable Reginald Thomas SUTHERLAND
Motor Vehicle Accident
20 May, 1954
On the evening of 20 May, 1954 Constable Sutherland, a Special Stock Investigator, and Constable 1st Class Howell were travelling in a police jeep from Darlington Point to Griffith. About 6.15pm a truck travelling in the opposite direction veered across the roadway, and although Constable Howell took evasive action, both vehicles collided. Constable Sutherland died later that evening from injuries he sustained in the accident. The driver of the truck was later charged with several offences including Manslaughter and Fail to Stop after Accident.
The constable was born in 1920 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 3 August, 1948. At the time of his death he was stationed at Wagga.