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BuriedCauseCurrently ServingDeceased PoliceFuneralGenderIncompleteLocationMaleMonumentNSWOf graveOn DutyPedestrian / on footStateVehicle accidentYear

John Thomas COLBERT


Sergeant 1st Class John Thomas COLBERT

Regd. # 5981

Age:  58

Motor Vehicle Accident


11 March, 1979

Sergeant 1st Class John Thomas COLBERT
Sergeant 1st Class John Thomas COLBERT


At 11pm on 10 March, 1979 Sergeant Colbert commenced duty as the supervising sergeant in the Hurstville Division. Following an inspection of the Kingsgrove Police Station the sergeant set out for the Peakhurst Police Station. About 1.20am he parked behind a panel van in Morgan Street, Kingsgrove where he spoke to the occupants. The sergeant then returned to the police car and as he opened the driver’s door he was struck by a passing vehicle and killed instantly.


The sergeant was born in 1921 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 2 February, 1948. At the time of his death he was stationed at Kingsgrove.

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