Sergeant 2nd Class

James MacDONNELL

YEAR OF DEATH

1911

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

The Sergeant was the Officer-in-Charge of the Warren Police Station. About 7.30pm on 26 December 1911 Sergeant MacDonnell attended a street disturbance in the township involving an intoxicated man by the name of Neale whom he subsequently arrested. While they were en route to the police station on foot the man produced a revolver and shot Sergeant MacDonnell through the heart. The offender was then very quickly subdued by Constable Mitchell with the assistance of a number of local men. Unfortunately the Sergeant’s wounds proved to be fatal. The Sergeant was born in 1854 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 6 March 1878. At the time of his death he was stationed at Warren.

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