Constable

William THOMPSON

YEAR OF DEATH

1883

JURISDICTION

Tasmania

DETAILS OF DEATH

Constable Thompson had been called to assist a woman and her daughter who were being abused by a drunken employee a Mr James Connolly. It was reported that when Constable Thompson attempted to subdue Connolly with his police stick Connolly seized an axe in retaliation and killed him.

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