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Constable William Condon – 1952

Updated: Sep 4, 2021

Kings Police & Fire Service Medal

Killed in Katherine

From Citation - December 2005

In the Honours and Awards of the 24th February 1953, the Citation for the Posthumous Award for Gallantry for William Brian Condon reads: In recognition of Constable Condon’s courage, gallantry and outstanding devotion to duty at Katherine, Northern Territory, on 9th June, 1952. Being fully aware of the personal risk involved, this Officer fearlessly and without hesitation approached an armed and dangerous man with a view to arresting him and thus preserving the peace and safeguarding the lives of citizens. He was shot down at close quarters, endeavoured to rise to close with his assailant and was shot again. He died shortly afterwards.

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