Police Deaths in NSW – 1788 to 1996 (10)
In Remembrance of those Police Officers who gave their life
|BLOOMFIELD, Clement Kitchener Wharton Wallis
7 February, 1947.
On 6 February, 1947, Constable Bloomfield was performing general patrols of the Michelago area, where he was the Officer in Charge. About 5pm he left Jerangle on his Police motor cycle outfit, intending to visit a nearby property. A few minutes later the Constable apparently lost control of the cycle, and collided with large boulders beside the roadway. As a result, Constable Bloomfield was thrown to the ground, sustaining server injuries. He died the following day.the Constable was born in 1915 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 17 April, 1941. At the time of his death, he was stationed at Michelago.Return to Honour Roll
|MALONE, John Hawkes
Constable 1st Class
1 May, 1947.
On 1 May, 1947 Constable Malone was one of two Police Public Safety Bureau motor cyclists engaged in escorting a military convoy along the Bathurst Road to Sydney. Whilst negotiating a bend in the road near Medlow Bath, just north of Katoomba, the Constable lost control of his motor cycle outfit and collided head-on with another vehicle. As a result of the accident Constable Malone sustained severe head injuries and died in the Katoomba District Hospital a short time later.The Constable was born in 1912 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 29 April, 1935. At the time of his death, he was attached to the Public Safety Bureau.Return to Honour Roll
|McNEIL, Lawrence Ernest
25 October, 1947.
On 25 October, 1947 Constable McNeil was riding a Police motor cycle along the Pacific Highway, returning to Grafton from a patrol to Bushgrove. At Wyatt’s Corner, near Ulmarra, the cycle collided head-on with another vehicle, and the Constable was killed instantly.The Constable was born in 1924 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 4 August, 1941 as a cadet. He was sworn in on 26 March, 1945. At the time of his death, he was stationed at Grafton. Return to Honour Roll
|PRATT, Edwin Oliver
Sergeant 3rd Class
19 November, 1948.
On the night of the 1 October, 1948, Sergeant Pratt was directing traffic at a railway crossing at Katoomba. About 8.50pm a truck passed over the crossing and as it passed the Sergeant attempted to walk behind it, not realising it was towing a timber jinker. Unfortunately the Sergeant was hit by the jinker which inflicted severe injuries. He died on 19 November, 1948.The Sergeant was born in 1904 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 14 May, 1924. At the time of his death, he was stationed at Katoomba.Return to Honour Roll
| PATCH, Allen Boyd
5 February, 1949.
On 5 February, 1949, Constable Patch was riding a Police motor cycle from Parramatta to Sutton Forest where he was to perform special Vice Squad duty. About ten kilometres north of Mittagong, on the Hume Highway, the cycle left the roadway, throwing the Constable onto a rock heap. As a result he sustained a fractured skull and died a short time later in the Berrima District Hospital.The Constable was born in 1922 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 11 November, 1946. At the time of his death, he was stationed at Rose Bay.Return to Honour Roll
|MORLEY, Raymond Dillon
Sergeant 1st Class
25 June, 1949.
On the evening of the 1 May, 1947 Constable Morley was patrolling the goods yards at the Kempsey Railway Station when he located a man acting suspiciously near a goods shed. Whilst he was attempting to detain the man to take him to the West Kempsey Police Station, the man resisted violently, striking the Constable on the right upper arm. The bruise caused by the blow eventually developed into a melanoma on the Constable’s shoulder. He was admitted to the Macleay District Hospital in March, 1947 for treatment, however eighteen months later he was admitted to the Prince Henery Hospital as his health had continued to deteriorate. He died on 25 June, 1949.The Constable was born in 1917 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 3 July, 1939. At the time of his death, he was stationed at West Kempsey.Return to Honour Roll
|SMITH, William Roy
Sergeant 1st Class
1 September, 1951.
On the afternoon of the 1 September, 1951, Sergeant Smith and Constable Searl attended the Commercial Hotel, Port Kembla, in relation to an intoxicated man causing trouble. After a struggle, the Police managed to gain control over the man and walk him to the Police Station. Although suffering some physical discomfort after the struggle, the Sergeant remained on duty. A short time later, however, he began to lose the use of his arm, and experience considerable pain. He was taken to the Wollongong District Hospital but unfortunately died at 7.10pm that day.The Sergeant was born in 1895 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 9 September, 1921. At the time of his death, he was stationed at Port Kembla.Return to Honour Roll
| MILLS, Frank Alexander
6 December, 1951.
On the night of the 5 December, 1951, Senior Constable Mills was riding a Police motor cycle from Mt Victoria Police Station to Blackheath Police Station. Whilst travelling along the Great Western Highway he noticed a vehicle travelling without lights. He stopped the vehicle, and while he was speaking to the driver, a passing vehicle struck Constable Mills and two other men. All three were treated at the scene and conveyed to the Blue Mountains District Hospital, however Constable Mills died the following day.The Constable was born in 1905 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 12 February, 1930. At the time of his death, he was stationed at Mt Victoria.Return to Honour Roll
|MORTLEY, Garnet Frederick
1 June, 1953.
On 27 May, 1953, Constable Mortley was riding a Police Special Traffic Patrol solo cycle to Sydney following an escort to the south coast. Whilst travelling along the Princes Highway near Waterfall, the front tyre on the cycle blew out. The Constable was thrown to the roadway, sustaining compound fractures and severe head injuries. He was conveyed to the St George District Hospital, where he died five days later.The Constable was born in 1928 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 17 January, 1949. At the time of his death, he was attached to the Special Traffic Patrol, Sydney. Return to Honour Roll
|WILLIAMS, Evan Clyde
11 August, 1953.
On the evening of the 9 August, 1953, Constable Williams was riding a Police motor cycle outfit along Riverstone Road, Riverstone, when the cycle collided with another vehicle which had been travelling in the opposite direction. The Constable was treated at the scene before being conveyed to the Hawkesbury District Hospital suffering from sever injuries including a fractured skull. He was transferred to the Prince Henry Hospital that night, where he was operated upon, however he died on 11 August, 1953 without regaining consciousnessThe Constable was born in 1923 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 28 March, 1949. At the time of his death, he was stationed at Riverstone. Return to Honour Roll