Sergeant 2nd Class

Adam Boland SCHELL




New South Wales


In the early hours of 8 October 1968 Sergeant Schell and Probationary Constable Dick Letchford attended Halvorsens Boats Bobbin Head following a report of a break and enter in progress. On their arrival the Police were met by the caretaker Mr Frederick Marshall and the Sergeant accompanied him to check inside the premises. A short time later Constable Letchford apprehended two offenders whom he had seen running from the direction Sergeant Schell and Mr Marshall had taken. When Police reinforcements arrived a few minutes later they were informed that Sergeant Schell and Mr Marshall had been found critically wounded in a storeroom. Mr Marshall had been shot in the head and Sergeant Schell had been shot five times in the head and body. Despite being rushed to Hornsby Hospital Sergeant Schell died a short time later. The offenders were later sentenced to life imprisonment. Sergeant Schell was born in 1916 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 3 July 1939.

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