James Ralph MARTIN
Late of ?
New South Wales Police Force
NSW Police Cadet # 2397
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Rank: NSW Police Cadet – commenced 2 December 1968
Probationary Constable – appointed 14 February 1972
Service: From 2 December 1968 to 24 May 1974 = 5+ years Service
Awards: No find on It’s An Honour
Born: ? ? 1952
Died on: Wednesday 24 May 1974
Cause: Motor Vehicle Accident – Pedestrian
Event location: Warringah Rd, Forestville
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On the night of the 24 May, 1974 Constable Martin was riding a Police Special Traffic Patrol solo motor cycle in Warringah Road, Forestville. After stopping a motor cycle for a possible traffic breach the constable stood on the footpath speaking to the rider and pillion passenger. As they were talking a car approached at high speed, veered off the roadway and struck both Constable Martin and the pillion passenger. Both were killed.
The constable was born in 1952 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 14 February, 1972. At the time of his death he was stationed at Manly.