Dana Therese HEFFERNAN
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 22775
Goulburn Police Academy Class 219
Rank: Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on Monday 14 April 1986 ( aged 19 years, 3 months, 11 days )
Probationary Constable – Attested Friday 27 June 1986 ( aged 19 years, 5 months, 15 days )
Constable – No
Stations: Waverley – Death
Service: From 14 April 1986 to 17 April 1987 = 1 year, 3 days Service
Awards: No Find on Australian Honours system
Born: Thursday 12 January 1967
Died on: Friday 17 April 1987
Age: 20 years, 3 months, 5 days
Cause: Motor Vehicle Accident – Driver – On Duty going to work
Event location: Cnr Avoca & Darley Rd’s, Randwick
Buried at: Woronora Memorial Park, Linden St, Sutherland, NSW
Loc: General Plaque Lawn Sec: Wattle Lawn Lot: 5
Lat / Long: -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.
32 YEAR MEMORIAL SERVICE
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