Mounted Constable

Richard William SPICER

YEAR OF DEATH

1884

JURISDICTION

South Australia

DETAILS OF DEATH

Spicer died of a gunshot wound after the firearm of another officer whose horse reared discharged accidentally during firearms training at Farina (then Government Gums). Before his death from a bullet which had entered his neck, he had been rushed to Port Augusta aboard a special train.

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National Police Memorial Australia

  • The National Police Memorial is located in Kings Park on the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin adjacent to Aspen Island and the National Carrillion. View in Google maps