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PERSONAL

The death occurred yesterday at his I residence, Queen's Drive, Musselburgh, of Mr Terence O'Brien, who was one of the best known and most popular police offi- | cers in the Otago district for many years. The deceased ' gentleman was born at Ennis, in tho County of Clare, Ireland, in 1849, and arrived in New Zealand by the Lady Egidia in 1869. In 1874 he joined the police force at Dunedin. Promotion came quickly to him. After serving for three years as a constable he was promoted to the rank oj sergeant, and was transferred to Oamarn. He next became a detective, and in 1897 he was promoted to the rank of chief detective, and \vas transferred back to Dunedin. When the office of sub-inspector was created in 1809 Mr O'Brien received promotion to the new rank, and was transferred 'to Christchurch: The next year he was raised to the position of inspector in the Hawke's Bay district, and about two years later he was transferred to Dunedin ' n succession to Inspector Pardy, and ho occupied that position here till his retirement in 1911, Mr Q'Brien was a police officer through and through. Ho lived for his work, which he carried out with a thoroughness characteristic of the man. He took very little interest in outside life, although before and after his retirement he took a great interest in the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, being a member of the committee of the society for a number of years. The deceased gentleman was married in 1885, and leaves a widow, two sons, and four daughters. A cablegram from Sydney advises of tho death, as the result of a motor accident, of District Court .Judge F. W. Gibson, . of the North -Western District. He was made a judge in 1892, and served ; as president of the Industrial Court in its i earlier stages. 1

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PERSONAL, Issue 15633, 26 October 1914

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PERSONAL Issue 15633, 26 October 1914

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