First Constable

Frank James MANNIX






On 14 January 1967 following a cricket game at Woomelang a number of young men from Wycheproof returned to the town affected by alcohol. After the local hotel closed at 10 p.m. two of the men went to a local cafe for a meal. While there one of the men was told by his father to go home and he became aggressive at the accusation that he was not fit to drive. A scuffle developed and a number of other people became involved. First Constable Mannix attended the scene and tried without success to calm the men. Whilst trying to resolve the situation First Constable Mannix had a heart attack and collapsed. He was taken to the local hospital but died upon arrival. The young man’s father who had told his son to go home also died of a heart attack later that same night.

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