Senior Constable

William Edward KING

YEAR OF DEATH

1971

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

About 6.45pm on 13 August 1971 Senior Constable King went home to the East Gresford Police Residence for dinner. When he answered a knock on the front door the Constable was shot in the chest. He died a short time later. Enquiries later revealed that Senior Constable King had arrested the offender a sixty-two year old labourer the previous year for a drink driving offence (DUI). The offender was arrested two hours after the murder of Senior Constable King and later sentenced to life imprisonment. The Constable was born in 1933 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 7 November 1955. At the time of his death he was stationed at East Gresford.

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