Senior Constable Harold Rae PannellPrint Page
Memorial to a policeman who lost his life in the line of duty.
In March 1957 Senior Constable Pannell was shot and murdered by John Fischer in the course of his duty at Bowbill, about 20 kilometres north-west of Karoonda, where he had been stationed since 1951. Sergeant Pannell had arrived with a warrant to seize property after Fischer had failed to pay damages awarded against him in a recent court case. Fischer went to trial for murder, but a Supreme Court jury found him not guilty on the grounds of insanity. Justice Reed ordered him into strict custody in a mental institution at the Governor’s pleasure. He died in 1988 at the age of 67.
|Address:||Railway Terrace, Railway Park , Karoonda, 5307|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.094881|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||12-March-1957|
|Actual Event End Date:||12-March-1957|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 28th April, 2002|