David Ian OAKLEY
Late of ?
NSW Police Academy Class 204
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 21572
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 14 September 1984
Constable – appointed 14 September 1985
Detective Course # 21 ( 22 January 1990 – 02 March 1990 )
Detective Constable 1st Class – death
Stations: ?, Wagga Wagga, Chatswood – Death
Service: From ? ? pre September 1984? to 14 August 1990 = 5+ years Service
Awards: No find on It’s An Honour
Born: 31 August 1964
Died on: 14 August 1990
Cause: Metastatic Melanoma
Event location: Wagga Wagga Base Hospital – Original assault
Event date: 18 December 1988 – Original assault
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On 18 December, 1988 Constable Oakley was at the Wagga Base Hospital where he was involved in restraining a berserk offender.
During the struggle the constable was kicked in the face, causing injuries and swelling to his mouth, face and jaw.
When the swelling did not fully subside he was diagnosed as suffering from metastatic melanoma and was required to undergo surgery.
It was found that the condition had been aggravated by the injuries received on 18 December, 1988.
Although he later returned to full duties Constable Oakley died on 14 August, 1990.
The constable was born in 1964 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 15 September, 1984. At the time of his death he was stationed at Chatswood.