Senior Constable

Ronald Cyril HUDDY

YEAR OF DEATH

1962

JURISDICTION

South Australia

DETAILS OF DEATH

Huddy died from injuries he sustained in a collision on the Sturt Highway near Mount Mary. Just hours earlier in Adelaide he had collected a new Holden police utility to take back to his post at Morgan. As he set out on the return trip his second wife Lorraine, due to give birth to their second child, stayed in the city. On the highway he tried to overtake another vehicle but his utility collided with the offside of an oncoming semi-trailer. The utility overturned four times leaving him little chance to survive. Born in Ardrossan he had joined SAPOL as a 15-year-old probationary junior constable in 1941. After a two-year stint with the Northern Territory Police from 1945 he returned to SA and served chiefly in the country. His posts from 1947 included Stirling Renmark Palmer and Gumeracha. Huddy died eight years before the birth of his grandson Adam Barney who became a police officer in 2000 and remains with SAPOL today.

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