Respected top cop dies
Former South West top cop John Watson has died of a suspected heart attack.
It is understood the former Bunbury-based superintendent died yesterday while holidaying with his wife, Larraine.
Mr Watson – known to many as ‘Watto’ – started in the South West in 1996 before relocating to Albany in 2003.
Mr Watson retired to Preston Beach with his wife in 2005 after a 36-year stint in the WA Police force.
Mr Watson joined the WA Police force on Australia Day, 1970.
He was awarded an Australian Police Medal in 1993.
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