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20-September-2019 (Sandra Brown)
20-September-2019 (Sandra Brown)

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The plaque commemorates Police Constable David Carty who was stabbed and killed while off duty in Sydney. A replacement plaque was placed at the base of the tree in the park in 2017.  Constable Carty was born in Parkes and stationed at Fairfield Police Station.  

Constable Carty died after being attacked in the car park of the Cambridge Tavern, Fairfield, in the early hours of April 18, 1997. The 25-year-old had been out with other off-duty police after finishing his midnight shift. When he was leaving the tavern he was confronted by a group of men who fatally stabbed him in the chest and then kicked, punched and stomped on him as he lay dying on the ground.

Gilbert Adam was found guilty of murder and sentenced to a maximum 28 years` jail. His co-accused, brother Richard Adam, successfully appealed a sentence for inflicting grievous bodily harm and walked free. Amier Yaco, James George and Eshmail Esha were acquitted for their alleged parts in the attack. Edward Esho was sentenced to a maximum six years and eight months and Thamier Sako was given a maximum five years` jail for inflicting grievous bodily harm. At the time the court was told Esho had been "chipped" by Constable Carty earlier in the evening and he later confronted the officer with two other men and incited the violence.


Address:Short & Welcome Streets, Cooke Park, Parkes, 2870
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.139722
Long: 148.174444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:18-April-1997
Actual Event End Date:18-April-1997


Front Inscription

In Respectful Memory Of 
Tragically Killed While In Service
18th April 1997

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au