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The plaque commemorates Constable Reginald Thomas Sutherland who was killed in a motor vehicle accident in May 1954, whilst on duty.



Address:217 - 219 Tarcutta Street, Wagga Wagga Police Station, Wagga Wagga, 2650
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.106575
Long: 147.371816
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State
Actual Event Start Date:20-May-1954
Actual Event End Date:20-May-1954


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 29th September, 2017
Front Inscription

     In Memory of
Reginald Thomas SUTHERLAND (aged 34 yaers)
Constable R/N 6209
(Wagga Wagga District, Special Stock Investigator)
Tragically killed on duty in a motor vehicle accident
on the 20th of May, 1954,
on the Darlington Point - Griffith Road, Griffith.

Whilst being conveyed in a police vehicle driven by Constable 1/C Howell, a truck travelling in the opposite direction, crossed to the incorrect side of the road and collided with the police vehicle, which Constable Sutherland was a passenger in.  Constable Sutherland suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision.  The driver of the truck was later charged with manslaughter.

This plaque was unveiled at the Wagga Wagga Police Station
on 29th September, 2017,
being National Police Remembrance Day,
by the children of the late Constable Sutherland,
Lynette, Paul and Christine.(wife Norma SUTHERLAND, died 2013)

Superintendent Bob Noble
Commander, Wagga Wagga LAC


Source: MA
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