Constable

Joseph McCUNN

YEAR OF DEATH

1932

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On the evening of the 5 August 1932 Constables McCunn and Bush were performing special traffic duty on foot at the southern end of the Sydney Harbour bridge. During the operation they were stopping passing vehicles using a torch. A vehicle appeared travelling from the northern side of the harbour and was signalled to stop by one of the Constables. The vehicle did not stop however and struck both Constables with considerable force. Constable Bush died instantly and Constable McCunn died about an hour later at the Royal North Shore Hospital. Constable McCunn was born in 1909 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 30 October 1929. At the time of his death he was stationed at No. 11 Division (Petersham). Constable Bush was born in 1906 and joined the Police Force on 26 October 1927. At the time of his death he was stationed at Central Police Station.

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