Constable

Bernard Alfred ORROCK

YEAR OF DEATH

1955

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On 26 February 1955 Constable Orrock a member of the Sydney Water Police was performing flood rescue duties in the Maitland area. Whilst travelling with Army and Air Force personnel in an Army Duck toward the Louth Park area the wireless aerial on the Duck struck live high tension power lines. As a result Constable Orrock and two Army Signallers were killed. The cause of death was asphyxiation caused by electrocution. He was posthumously awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for Gallantry and a Bronze Medal from the Royal Shipwreck and Humane Society for his actions in the floods that ultimately led to his death. The Constable was born in 1930 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 22 January 1951. At the time of his death he was attached to the Sydney Water Police.

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