3. John Hogan (1852-1900), policeman
Originally from England, John Hogan served in the Western Australian police force for the latter 26 years of his life. He served in Fremantle, Pinjarra and Northam and was appointed Acting Inspector on 1 July 1900. He had been partly responsible for the capture of Tom Hughes, a criminal who was notorious for his escapes from jail.
John Hogan died of apoplexy and paralysis (stroke) at Irishtown near Northam on 3 October 1900. He was one of the state’s most respected police officers and his death was reported in The West Australian and theWestern Mail. His funeral attracted hundreds of friends and colleagues.
The impressive cortege of police officers standing in front of the Lodge at Karrakatta Cemetery at the funeral of John Hogan.