Dana Therese HEFFERNAN


Dana Therese HEFFERNAN

aka  Therese

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  22775[/alert_yellow]

Academy Class 219

Rank:  Probationary Constable – Attested 27 June 1986

Stations:  Waverley

ServiceFrom 14 April 1986  to  17 April 1987 = 12+ months

Awards? – nil found on It’s An Honour

Born:  Thursday  12 January 1967

Died on:  Friday  17 April 1987

Cause:  Motor Vehicle Accident – Driver – On Duty going to work

Event location:  Cnr Avoca & Darley Rd’s, Randwick

Age:  20

Funeral date

Funeral location

Buried at: Woronora Memorial Park, Linden St, Sutherland, NSW

Loc:  General Plaque Lawn  Sec:  Wattle Lawn   Lot:  5

Lat / Lng:  -34.03604, 151.04950

[alert_green]DANA IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_green]

On 17 April, 1987 Constable Heffernan was travelling to work at Waverley Police Station. At the intersection of Avoca Road and Darley Road, Randwick another vehicle drove through a red traffic light and collided with the constable’s vehicle. As a result Constable Heffernan suffered severe head and internal injuries and was found to be dead on arrival at the Prince of Wales Hospital. The driver of the offending vehicle was later charged with serious offences relating to the collision.


The constable was born in 1967 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 14 April, 1986. At the time of her death she was stationed at Waverley.


Beyond Courage




The parents of Dana are organising a memorial service for Dana at the Woronora Cemetery on Friday 19 July 2019 at 10.30 am.

They are calling on classmates from 219 (June 86) and workmates from Waverley who might be available, to join family and colleagues to remember this great young copper and mate, taken from us too early.

For unknown reasons, this Memorial Service has been cancelled.



6 June 2019







Eastern Suburbs Police Memorial dedication



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Class 219
Class 219



Dana Therese HEFFERNAN

Dana Therese HEFFERNAN

Dana Therese HEFFERNAN




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