Ian Graham BRADFORD
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Brother to Robert “Bob ” BRADFORD, NTPol # ???
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Northern Territory Police Academy – Squad # 12
Northern Territory Police Force
Regd. # 577
Rank: Commenced Training at N.T. Police Academy on Monday 19 February 1973 ( aged 26 years, 8 months, 22 days )
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Final Rank: = Detective Sergeant 2nd Class
Stations: Darwin, was also an Instructor at the N.T. Police Academy, Alyangula, Groote Eylandt – Death
Service: From 19 February 1973 to 29 January 1984 = 10 years, 11 months, 10 days
Service number: A222026
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Medals: None for display
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Time in Retirement from Police: 0
Police Awards: National Medal – granted 21 November 1979 ( Sgt 3/c )
Born: Tuesday 28 May 1946 in Sydney, NSW
Died on: Sunday 29 January 1984
Age: 37 years, 8 months, 1 day
Organ Donor: Y / N / ?
Cause: MVA – Passenger – Police Vehicle – On Duty – Drowned
Event location: Old Fort Hill wharf, Darwin, N.T.
Event date: Saturday 28 January 1984
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Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),
Tuesday 31 January 1984, page 6
NT policeman drowns in car accident
DARWIN: A policeman drowned at the weekend after the patrol car he was travelling in rolled off a wharf at Darwin.
Police said yesterday that Detective Sergeant Ian Bradford, 37, and his partner were patrolling the Old Fort Hill wharf at 11.30pm on Saturday when their patrol car rolled off the edge of the dark pier.
Sergeant Bradford‘s partner, who was driving, struggled back to shore and was treated for shock and lacerations.
Police divers recovered Sergeant Bradford‘s body just after midnight. He is survived by his wife, Dianne, and three children.
Police said a report on the incident had been submitted to the Coroner.
Detective Sergeant Second Class Ian BRADFORD was a passenger in a CIB vehicle which was patrolling the Darwin wharf area just prior to midnight on the 28 January 1984.
The Wharf was being extended to join up with another section and was incomplete.
The vehicle went over the edge between the two wharves.
The driver, Detective Jon HAYES, managed to get out of the sinking car, and although he dived down several times to try to extricate the passenger, Detective Bradford was knocked unconscious and drowned inside the police vehicle.