Memorial : Sergeant John Patrick Hackett McGuire - New Zealand Police
Sergeant John Patrick Hackett McGuire
Died: 14 April 1910
On April 10th, in Palmerston North, during the hunt for an escaped burglar, was shot and wounded in the stomach, allegedly by John Joseph Powelka. He died four days later.
Powelka was acquitted of murder, but convicted on seven charges of burglary, receiving three years imprisonment on each charge, to be served cumulatively.