Inspector

James BREMNER

YEAR OF DEATH

1901

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

The Inspector was knocked down and killed by a military horse during Commonwealth of Australia celebrations at Centennial Park Sydney. The Inspector was supervising 200 police maintaining order amongst a large crowd awaiting the Commonwealth Day Procession. As the procession began a Trooper’s horse took fright and bolted into the crowd. Inspector Bremner was knocked down sustaining severe spinal injuries. He died the following morning just weeks before he was due to retire. The Inspector was born in 1841 and joined the New South Wales Police Force in the early 1860’s (possibly 1862). At the time of his death he was the Officer-in-Charge of No.3 Division (Darlinghurst).

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