Constable

William John LORD

YEAR OF DEATH

1958

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

About 5pm on 23 December 1958 Constable Lord was riding a Police Public Safety Bureau motor cycle in Alison Road Randwick when he became involved in the pursuit of a speeding motor cycle. At the intersection of Wansey Road another vehicle began to turn in front of the oncoming Police cycle. Seeing the Police cycle approaching the driver of the vehicle took evasive action however a collision occurred and Constable Lord was thrown from his cycle and onto another car. Although admitted to St Vincent’s Hospital he died a short time later. The Constable was born in 1934 and joined the New South Wales Police Force as a Cadet on 2 June 1952. He was sworn in on 5 December 1953. At the time of his death he was attached to the Traffic Branch Sydney.

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