Memorial : Constable Donald Richard Stokes - New Zealand Police
Constable Donald Richard Stokes
Died: 15 August 1966
On August 14th, while trying to prevent the escape of two prisoners, Constable Stokes was assaulted and beaten to death with a broom handle at the Dunedin Police cells.
James Thomas Wilson, aged 23, admitted to the murder and Colin Paul Morrison, aged 19, was found guilty of murder. They were both sentenced to life imprisonment.