Constable 1st Class Craig Francis ZUCCHETTI
Constable 1st Class Mark John BURNS
Regd. # 20008
Motor Vehicle Accident
16 & 17 March, 1988
On 16 March, 1988 Constable Zucchetti was driving along the Oxley Highway, Tamworth. Constable Burns was a passenger in the vehicle. At the time both were attached to the State Drug Crime Commission and were engaged in an operation in the area. While negotiating a right hand bend in the highway the vehicle crossed onto the incorrect side of the road and collided with a semi trailer. Constable Zucchetti was killed instantly and Constable Burns died the following morning in the Tamworth District Hospital.
Constable Zucchetti was born in 1959 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 14 January, 1980. At the time of his death he was attached to the State Drug Crime Commission.
Constable Burns was born in 1962 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 12 October, 1981. At the time of his death he was attached to the State Drug Crime Commission.