Sergeant Second Class Andrew SutherlandPrint Page
A plaque commemorates Sergeant Andrew Sutherland who was fatally shot in the line of duty as a New South Wales Police officer.
Sergeant Second Class Andrew Sutherland was shot whilst on duty at Binni Creek near Cowra on May 1, 1872. On May 1, 1872 he was returning to Cowra from Bathurst Court. En route he was told two offenders wanted for robbery, George Gray and William Bristow, were at Daniel Horan’s hut at Binni Creek, 12 miles from Cowra.
The Sergeant rode over to investigate and as he approached the door of the dwelling, two offenders emerged and shot and killed him. Gray and Bristow were subsequently arrested but both were later released without charge. No-one was ever convicted of the crime.
|Address:||88 Brisbane Street, Cowra Police Station, Cowra, 2794|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.834062|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||01-May-1872|
|Actual Event End Date:||01-May-1872|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 1st March, 2012|
In memory of Senior Sergeant Andrew Sutherland
who was fatally shot whilst on police duty at Binni Creek near Cowra on the 1st May 1872.