Constable 1st Class

Graham PONTER

YEAR OF DEATH

1961

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On the afternoon of 11 October 1961 Constable Ponter was riding a Police solo motor cycle from Bankstown to Police Headquarters. On the Hume Highway at Chullora he made a U-turn apparently to follow a truck however a bus drove onto the Highway from Waterloo Road in front of Constable Ponter’s cycle. The cycle collided with the side of the bus and Constable Ponter was critically injured. He was taken to the Bankstown District Hospital where he died on 14 October 1961 without regaining consciousness. The Constable was born in 1933 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 20 June 1955. At the time of his death he was stationed at Bankstown.

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