Luker, Joseph

Former convict who joined Sydney's early police force in 1796. He was murdered in 1803, the first police officer killed in the line of duty in New South Wales. 

Milestone
Arrived Sydney
20 Aug 1791
Died
Sydney
26 Aug 1803
Buried
28 Aug 1803
Buried
1869
Name
Alternate
Joseph Lucar
Alternate
Joseph Looker
Occupation
Position
Mar 1791 - 20 Aug 1791
1796 - 26 Aug 1803

The murder of Constable Luker

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2019

Convict Joseph Luker placed his past firmly behind him when he decided to pursue a career as a police constable in colonial Sydney. This transition from law breaker to law enforcer would also see him become the first officer of the law killed in the line of duty in Australia.