Constable

James Ralph MARTIN

YEAR OF DEATH

1974

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On the night of the 24 May 1974 Constable Martin was riding a Police Special Traffic Patrol solo motor cycle in Warringah Road Forestville. After stopping a motor cycle for a possible traffic breach the Constable stood on the footpath speaking to the rider and pillion passenger. As they were talking a car approached at high speed veered off the roadway and struck both Constable Martin and the pillion passenger. Both received fatal injuries. The Constable was born in 1952 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 14 February 1972. At the time of his death he was stationed at Manly.

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