Sergeant 2nd Class

Edwin Stuart HICKEY




New South Wales


The Sergeant was shot to death at St Ives while trying to arrest the offender Brown on warrants. On the day of his death the Sergeant and Constable Barclay attended the offender’s home and while inside the dwelling told Brown he was under arrest. He began to resist violently before drawing a revolver and shooting Sergeant Hickey three times. The offender made good his escape however was arrested a short time later by Constable Barclay. The Sergeant’s wounds unfortunately proved to be severe and he died a short time later at the Royal North Shore Hospital. The offender’s son was also shot in the arm during the incident. The Sergeant was born in 1861 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 29 October 1881. At the time of his death he was stationed at Pymble.

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