Sergeant

Colin John ECKERT

YEAR OF DEATH

1970

JURISDICTION

Northern Territory

DETAILS OF DEATH

Sergeant Eckert joined the Northern Territory Police on 14 August 1962 and served at Alice Springs and Maranboy. The newly promoted Sergeant was returning from a prisoner escort to Darwin when he was involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle near the King River south of Katherine. He died instantly from severe head and internal injuries.

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