Constable

Peter Justin FORSYTH

YEAR OF DEATH

1998

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

About 11.25pm on 27 February 1998 Constable Forsyth was walking to his home in Ultimo with Constables Semple and Neville when they were approached by a young male selling Ecstacy tablets (an illegal drug). After speaking with this person and a second offender Constable Semple informed them that they were police officers and attempted to make an arrest. One of the offenders then produced a knife and stabbed Constable Forsyth and Constable Semple before running off. They were pursued for a short distance by Constable Neville before he quickly returned to assist his injured colleagues. The injured police were soon conveyed to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital however Constable Forsyth unfortunately died of his wounds at 12.14am. Constable Jason Semple underwent surgery and later recovered. The Constable was born in 1969 and joined the New South Wales Police in 1995. At the time of his death he was stationed at Leichardt.

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