Detective Sergeant Louis Godfrey PETHER



21 August, 1923


The Examiner newspaper dated 21 August, 1923 reported the following account of the death of Detective Sergeant Pether. Nothing further is known of the incident.


Detective Found Dead, Sydney, Monday. Detective Sergeant Louis Godfrey Pether was found dead to-day in a lavatory at the police headquarters, Sydney. He had a bullet wound in his head, and an automatic revolver was lying by his side. He was aged 56 years, and had been in the New South Wales Police Force since 1895.


The sergeant was born about 1867 and joined the New South Wales Police Force about 1895. At the time of his death he was attached to the Sydney Criminal Investigation Bureau, and had previously been stationed at North Sydney.