Constable

Jeremiah O'HORRIGAN

YEAR OF DEATH

1863

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On Wednesday 25 February 1863 the Constable was patrolling the Weddin Mountains. On his return journey to Forbes he was required to cross the flooded Lachlan River. As he did so the strong current began to carry his horse along. As the Constable attempted to check the horse it rolled over throwing the rider into the water. As he was unable to swim the Constable was drowned. His body was recovered downstream some hours later. The Constable was born in 1831 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 1 May 1860. At the time of his death he was stationed at Forbes.

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