1902

18May

Hornibrook, Charles Elwood

Constable, 4124

Died from injuries sustained on or about the 18th May 1902, when he fell from his horse at Rheola.

12Feb

Johnston, Richard

Constable, 4932

At about 11.00 am on Sunday, 12th October, 1902 Constable Johnston, who was off duty at his home at Elwood, responded to a neighbour’s complaint that a man tried to abduct his 8 year old daughter.
Johnston immediately set off in pursuit and located the man in Milton Street, Elwood. The suspect, George Shaw, had a lengthy criminal record, and unbeknown to Johnston was a prime suspect for the murder of Constable Guilfoyle in Redfern, NSW, some months previously.

When Johnston approached him, Shaw produced a revolver and fired. Fatally wounded, Johnston died within minutes. Shaw committed suicide at the intersection of Chapel Street and Rosamond Street a short time later.

01Jan

Murphy, Timothy John

Constable, 4932

Constable Murphy died in the Mildura Hospital at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 1st January 1902, from Typhoid Fever, thought to have been contracted by drinking water from a billabong whilst out on patrol.