Constable

Laurence BUZZA

YEAR OF DEATH

1940

JURISDICTION

Western Australia

DETAILS OF DEATH

Constable Buzza arrested twin brothers Ronald and Albert France on the 12th of May 1940 and placed them in a cell at Nannup Police Station, where he was the Officer-in-Charge. The brothers duped Buzza into opening the cell door, whereupon they seized his loaded revolver and shot him in the back. Buzza died some weeks later, in Bunbury, aged 29 years. He joined the Police Force on the 23rd of April 1936.

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