Detective Senior Constable Alexander STRACHAN
15 March, 1957
In 1953 Detective Constable Strachan was performing Consorting Squad duties in the Snowy Mountains due to the large influx of personnel engaged in the construction of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. Involvement in a number of difficult investigations, often working in freezing conditions, was to have a serious effect on the detective’s health and on 15 March, 1957 he was admitted to the Mater Hospital, North Sydney suffering from uraemia and chronic nephritis (kidney disease). He died the same day.
The senior constable was born in 1916 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 11 January, 1937.