John Henry WALTON
( late of Westleigh )
New South Wales Police Force
Regd # ?
Joined NSW Police Force via the NSW Police Cadet system on 7 July 1958
Cadet # 1451
Rank: Detective Sergeant 3rd Class
Stations: ?, Armed Holdup Squad
Service: From 15 August 1960 to 23 June 1978 = 17+ years Service
Born: ? ? 1941
Died on: 23 June 1978
Cause: Motor Vehicle Accident – passenger
Event location: Carlingford Rd & Glenview Parade, Carlingford
Age: 36 – 37
Funeral date: 27 June 1978
Funeral location: Macquarie Park Cemetery & Crematorium, Delhi & Plassey Rd, Macquarie Park, NSW
Buried at: RC Lawn, Block 12 / 0445
JOHN IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_green ]
About 2.45am on 23 June, 1978 Sergeant Walton was a passenger in a police vehicle travelling along Carlingford Road, Carlingford. A vehicle approaching in the opposite direction drove onto the incorrect side of the roadway, forcing the police vehicle off the road where it collided with a parked horse float which was parked, without lights, on the southern side of Carlingford Rd at the intersection of Glenview Parade. Detective Sergeant Walton was killed instantly. Extensive inquiries made to locate the driver of the unknown vehicle responsible for this accident have
to date proved unsuccessful.
The sergeant was born in 1941 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 15 August, 1960. At the time of his death he was attached to the Armed Holdup Squad.