Constable 1st Class

John James WALLACE




New South Wales


The Constable was shot at a dwelling in King Street Newtown by offender Tanna who had been involved in a domestic dispute. Constable Wallace and Senior Constable Maunsell had attended the dispute and had climbed into the home through a window. Constable Wallace attempted to talk to the offender who was armed with a rifle and a revolver in the hallway. The offender suddenly raised the rifle and shot Constable Wallace twice. The offender who was later wounded by police committed suicide in the siege that followed. The Constable was born in 1860 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 12 July 1894. At the time of his death he was stationed at Newtown.

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