Dana Therese HEFFERNAN

aka  Therese

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  22775

Academy Class 219

Rank:  Probationary Constable

Stations:  Waverley

ServiceFrom 14 April 1986  to  17 April 1987

Awards? – nil found on It’s An Honour

Born? ? 1967

Died on:  17 April 1987

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

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

Age:  20

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

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

Lat / Lng:  -34.03604, 151.04950

DANA IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

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.


Eastern Suburbs Police Memorial dedication


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Class 219

Class 219