Sergeant 1st Class

John Thomas COLBERT

YEAR OF DEATH

1979

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

At 11pm on 10 March 1979 Sergeant Colbert commenced duty as the Supervising Sergeant in the Hurstville Division. Following his inspection of the Kingsgrove Police Station the Sergeant set out for the Peakhurst Police Station. About 1.20am on 11 March the Sergeant parked behind a panel van in Morgan Street Kingsgrove where he spoke to the occupants. The Sergeant then returned to the Police car and as he opened the driver’s door he was struck by a passing vehicle. He was killed instantly. The Sergeant was born in 1921 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 2 February 1948. At the time of his death he was stationed at Kingsgrove.

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