Senior Constable James Alfred GREGORY
21 May, 1957
On the morning of 21 May, 1957 Senior Constable Gregory and other police were engaged in the recovery of a body from a beach at the foot of a cliff. The strenuous task included climbing the cliff without the aid of ropes to bring the body to the top. After the job was completed Constable Gregory resumed normal duties before going to a nearby cafe for lunch. He was found a short time later sitting in the gutter in a distressed state, having suffered a heart attack. He was conveyed to the Newcastle Hospital where life was pronounced extinct.
The senior constable was born in 1901 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 25 July, 1928. At the time of his death he was attached to the Newcastle Water Police.