Death of DMP sergeant indirectly linked to Lockout riots

Published: 31 January 1914

Sergeant Michael Morris, a popular member of the mounted DMP force, died in the Meath Hospital today from pneumonia. His death is indirectly attributed to the strike, which has caused havoc across the city over the last few months.

During a fierce riot on Townsend Street in September, Sergeant Morris was hit on the head by a brick which caused him to fall off his horse. Since then his health has been impaired. For over a month after this he was unable to attend to his duties, and when he did take up office again he was still in a weakened condition and suffered from dizziness.

On Thursday last week while attending court proceedings he caught a chill which worsened throughout the week. He was taken to hospital last night, where he died in the early hours of the morning.

His abilities and general disposition gained him widespread respect and admiration among his comrades and his loss is felt greatly by his colleagues and by members of the public.

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