Thomas O’CONNOR

New South Wales Police Force

Senior Constable

Regd. # ?

Stations: MacLean, Broadwater, Lismore & Casino

Illness – suicide

42 years

Casino

Died: 2 November, 1908

Funeral:  ?


The Sydney Morning Herald dated 3 November, 1908 contained the following brief story of the death of the constable. He had been treated for depression shortly prior to his death.

 

SENIOR CONSTABLE’S SUICIDE – SHOOTS HIMSELF IN BATHROOM.

Casino, Monday.

Senior Constable O’Connor shot himself this morning in his bathroom at 8 o’clock. He fired three times, the last shot tearing the side of his face and head away. Lately O’Connor seemed quieter than usual, but there was nothing to suggest that he contemplated taking his own life. He leaves a wife and six children.

 

At the time of his death by suicide, the constable was aged 42 years and was stationed at Casino. He had previously served at Maclean, Broadwater and Lismore.

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