Constable

Colin T CUSACK

YEAR OF DEATH

1968

JURISDICTION

Western Australia

DETAILS OF DEATH

A domestic in Cockburn Ave, Albany, led to an armed search for William Arthur Smith, who earlier had been found in a kitchen cupboard but had pointed his rifle at Detective Don Willoughby, who subsequently retreated. The search led to dense sheoak bush near the Albany hospital where Smith was flushed from cover by his dog Sooty. As he broke cover, Constable Cusack, who had been hiding in a ditch with his head showing, shouted to him to halt, but was shot in the left temple. Smith returned to his house after four days, where he shot himself after a brief siege. Cusack joined the Police Service on April 10 1961.

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