Constable

Peter J McMANUS

YEAR OF DEATH

1955

JURISDICTION

Western Australia

DETAILS OF DEATH

Constables Donald Thompson and Peter McManus were off duty in McManus’ car. The Constables stopped Richard Morris, who was driving his truck erratically on the North West Coastal Highway about 9.00pm at Northampton. Both men walked towards the truck, McManus in front. Morris shot McManus with a rifle from the truck. Thompson grabbed Morris and wrestled away the firearm. Morris escaped as Thompson looked after McManus but was captured and convicted for murder. He was released after 15 years. Const. McManus joined the Police Force on the 16th of April 1940.

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