Assistant Commissioner

Colin Stanley WINCHESTER

YEAR OF DEATH

1989

JURISDICTION

Australian Federal Police

DETAILS OF DEATH

Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester was appointed to the ACT Police in April 1972, being sworn in to the Australian Federal Police in 1979. On 10 January 1989 Assistant Commissioner Winchester became the most senior police officer to be killed in the line of duty. He was fatally wounded by a gunman near his home in Deakin, ACT. Assistant Commissioner Winchester was awarded the Australian Police Medal in 1987.

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