Constable 1st Class

Robert Vincent TURNBULL

YEAR OF DEATH

1969

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

Early in the evening of 15 April 1969 Constable Turnbull left the Cooma Police Station to travel to Berridale to assist with enquiries into a stolen motor vehicle. Heavy rain was falling at the time and just south of the Snowy Mountains Highway (eight kilometres south of Cooma) Constable Turnbull lost control of his vehicle on the slippery road. The vehicle spun around travelled backwards for some distance before colliding with a fence post. As a result Constable Turnbull sustained severe head injuries and died a short time later. The Constable was born in 1939 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 29 February 1960. At the time of his death he was stationed at Cooma.

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