Constable

Garnet Frederick MORTLEY

YEAR OF DEATH

1953

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On 27 May 1953 Constable Mortley was riding a Police Special Traffic Patrol solo cycle to Sydney following an escort to the south coast. Whilst travelling along the Princes Highway near Waterfall the front tyre on the cycle blew out. The Constable was thrown to the roadway sustaining compound fractures and severe head injuries. He was conveyed to the St George District Hospital where he died five days later. The Constable was born in 1928 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 17 January 1949. At the time of his death he was attached to the Special Traffic Patrol Sydney.

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