Sergeant Frank LUND
New South Wales Police Force
Illness – Suicide
13 January, 1940
The sergeant died from a self-inflicted bullet wound at the Hunters Hill Police Station on Saturday 13 January, 1940. Nothing further is known about this incident.
The Sydney Morning Herald of 15 January, 1940 reported the following.
POLICE SERGEANT SHOT.
When a constable called at the Hunters Hill Police Station on Saturday he discovered the body of Sergeant Frank Lund, 41, in a cell with a service revolver near his right hand. There was a bullet wound through Sergeant Lund’s head and a note in his handwriting was found nearby. Sergeant Lund lived at the station, and earlier in the day his family left to visit friends. For some time Sergeant Lund had been suffering from nerves and the note he left indicated that he feared that his mind might become affected.
At the time of his death the sergeant was 41 years old and was stationed at Hunters Hill.