Sergeant 3rd Class (Rtd)

Patrick William Matthew CARMODY

YEAR OF DEATH

1931

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On 30 December 1926 Sergeant Carmody and Constable Delaney responded to a complaint of suspicious persons at a building at the corner of Elizabeth and Devonshire Streets Sydney. The Sergeant climbed a fire escape ladder at the premises however as he was doing so he fell dropping a distance of over six metres. He was taken home where a medical examination discounted any fractures however revealed that he had jarred his spine and injured his back muscles. Over the next couple of years the Sergeant’s health failed due to the original injuries sustained in the fall and he was discharged medically unfit on 30 April 1929. He died on 19 April 1931. The Sergeant was born in 1887 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 3 January 1911. At the time of his injury he was stationed at the Regent Street Police Station.

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