Constable

Lionel George GUISE

YEAR OF DEATH

1939

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On the afternoon of 26 February 1939 Constable Guise and Sergeant Werner were patrolling the Newtown area when they were advised of a possible break and enter offence occurring in Marion Street Newtown. On attending the address the Police stopped their vehicle beside a truck which had apparently been used in the offence. As they stopped two men jumped from the truck and fled on foot pursued by the two Police. As Constable Guise caught up with one of the offenders the man turned and threw a torch striking the Constable in the chest. In the struggle that followed the offender managed to shoot the Constable in the abdomen. Constable Guise died in hospital a short time later. The Constable was born in 1916 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 22 November 1937. At the time of his death he was stationed at Newtown.

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