YEAR OF DEATH
DETAILS OF DEATH
About 1.50 p.m. Friday 9 December 1966 First Constable Coleman was performing physical exercises in the Drill Hall at the Police Depot St Kilda Road Melbourne. He attempted to perform a forward somersault from a low-level spring board onto gymnasium mats but failed to complete the movement and landed awkwardly. He lost consciousness and was rushed to Prince Henry’s Hospital suffering cervical injuries but was found to be dead on arrival.