Constable

Victor Sommerville FORREST

YEAR OF DEATH

1957

JURISDICTION

Tasmania

DETAILS OF DEATH

Constable Forrest was stationed at Burnie. He was traveling on the Bass Highway towards Wivenhoe in a police radio patrol car when he lost control. Constable Forrest’s vehicle skidded and crashed through a fence near the Emu River bridge hitting one of the pylons that carried a pipeline across the river. He died in Burnie General Hospital three hours later.

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National Police Memorial Australia

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