Sergeant

John Sidney PROOPS

YEAR OF DEATH

1993

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On 22 May 1993 Sergeant Proops and Probationary Constable Katie Thompson went to a dwelling in Enfield to arrest an offender for a breach of a Domestic Violence Order. During a struggle the Sergeant is thought to have suffered a heart attack. Constable Thompson attempted to revive the Sergeant however she was unsuccessful. He was conveyed by Ambulance to the Western Suburbs Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The Sergeant was born in 1950 and joined the New South Wales Police Service on 20 February 1967 as a Cadet. At the time of his death he was stationed at Enfield.

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