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Memorial erected in memory to two of Forbes' earliest police officers, who were killed in the line of duty. Constable Jeremiah O’Horrigan and Constable William Havilland were some of the first police officers to serve Forbes.The blocks used in the memorial were once part of a gaol which ran from 1883 to 1917.
Constable O’Horrigan drowned when his horse rolled in flood water while he was riding in the Weddin Mountains on February 25th 1863. He was buried in an unmarked grave in the plague cemetery near Forbes.
Constable Havilland was the first officer of the NSW Police Force to die on duty. He was held up when Ben Hall and Frank Gardiner robbed the gold escort from Forbes to Orange at Escort Rock.
After the robbery, the officer was shot by a gun that misfired. He died on June 16, 1862 and was buried in Orange.
|Address:||6-8 Victoria Lane , Forbes Police Station , Forbes, 2871|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.386885|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 25th February, 2013|