In Remembrance of those Police Officers who gave their life

EVANS, Harold James
Sergeant 3rd Class
17 July, 1986.

About 7.30am on 17 July, 1986 Sergeant Evans was driving a Police vehicle towards Sydney along Peats Ridge Road, Peats Ridge. For reasons unknown, the Sergeant lost control of the vehicle and collided with an oncoming vehicle. He died a short time later.
The Sergeant was born in 1940 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 20 June, 1967. At the time of his death he was stationed at Aberdeen.

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JENNINGS, Ross Francis
Sergeant 3rd Class
1 September, 1986.

On 1 September, 1986 Sergeant Jennings was at home at the Police Residence attached to the West Wallsend Police Station. While the Sergeant was mowing the lawns (one of his duties), he suffered a fatal heart attack.

The Sergeant was born in 1944 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 22 February, 1965. At the time of his death he was stationed at West Wallsend.

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JAMES, Warren Keith
Senior Constable
10 September, 1986.

About 7.30pm on 10 September, 1986, Senior Constable James was a passenger in a Police vehicle returning to Tweed Heads Police Station after attending Court at Lismore. When the driver lost control of the vehicle it left the roadway and collided with a tree. Constable James was killed instantly.
The Constable was born in 1952 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 26 February, 1974. At the time of his death he was stationed at Tweed Heads.

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POSTMA, Mark Ian
Constable
23 February, 1987.

On 23 February, 1987 Constable Postma completed his rostered shift and attended a club where he engaged in a physical fitness workout. Shortly afterwards he entered the bar area of the club and consumed a few glasses of orange juice. He than collapsed. Other Police assisted Constable Postma until the arrival of an Ambulance which conveyed him to the Canterbury District Hospital. He was found to be dead on arrival.
The Constable was born in 1964 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 9 April, 1984. At the time of his death he was attached to the Ashfield Highway Patrol.

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HEFFERNAN, Dana Therse
Probationary Constable
17 April, 1987.

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 Service on 14 April, 1986. At the time of her death she was stationed at Waverley.

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COOK, Stewart
Sergeant 2nd Class
7 May, 1987.

About 8.10pm on 7 May, 1987, Sergeant Cook was returning home to Nelson Bay at the completion of his shift. Whilst driving through Anna Bay the Sergeant lost control of his vehicle which crossed to the incorrect side of the roadway and collided with an oncoming vehicle. He sustained severe head and internal injuries and died a short time later.
The Sergeant was born in 1939 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 20 February, 1967. At the time of his death he was attached to the Newcastle District Licensing Section.

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DIXON, Andrew Thomas
Probationary Constable
3 June, 1987.

In April, 1987 Constable Dixon and other Police attended a serious motor vehicle accident at Mt Colah. A person trapped in the vehicle became violent when released and Constable Dixon assisted in restraining him. During the struggle the Constable was covered in a considerable amount of the injured person’s blood. It was later discovered that this person suffered from HIV/AIDS. Due to stress and concern over the disease, Constable Dixon drove to the Lane Cove River Park on 3 June, 1987 and committed suicide.
The Constable was born in 1966 and joined the New South Wales Police Service on 18 August, 1986. At the time of his death he was stationed at Pennant Hills.

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EARLE, Gregory John
Senior Constable
21 June, 1987.

Shortly after 5.50pm on 21 June, 1987, Senior Constable Earle was riding a Police motor cycle towards Palm Beach to assist in an urgent search for three missing lifesavers. While he was riding along The Strand at Dee Why, the Senior Constable began to overtake a number of cars. His lights and siren were activated at the time, and a number of motorists moved over to allow the cycle to pass. The cycle then hit a damaged part of the road surface causing the cycle to veer to the left where it hit a gravel patch. The cycle then cartwheeled, throwing Senior Constable Earle into a parked car. He sustained severe head and internal injuries and was conveyed to the Mona Vale District Hospital where he was found to be dead on arrival.
The Constable was born in 1948 and joined the New South Wales Police Service on 28 June, 1971. At the time of his death he was attached to the Frenchs Forest Highway Patrol.

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MACAROUNAS, Themelis Arthur (Tim)
Probationary Constable
20 October, 1987.
About 3.35pm on 12 October, 1987, Constable Macarounas was driving a Police vehicle along Oxford Street, Paddington, assisting a Rose Bay Police vehicle in the pursuit of a stolen car. As the Constable’s vehicle travelled around a sweeping left hand bend, the stolen vehicle, followed by the Rose Bay Police vehicle, was attempting a U turn at the intersection of Darley Road. Constable Macarounas applied the brakes, however the wheels of his vehicle locked and the vehicle spun around before colliding with a light pole. After being trapped in the damaged vehicle for about forty minutes, Constable Macarounas was conveyed to St Vincent’s Hospital suffering sever head head, chest and internal injuries. He died at 4pm on 20 October, 1987.
The Constable was born in 1965 and joined the New South Wales Police Service on 5 January, 1987. At the time of his death he was stationed at Paddington.

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ROE, Ronald Noel
Senior Constable
25 December, 1987.
Senior Constable Roe died at the Campbelltown Hospital on Christmas Day, 1987 as a result of myocardial infaction. His death was attributed to his stressful occupation carried out in busy centres over a period of almost twenty years.
The Constable was born in 1945 and joined the New South Wales Police Service as a Trainee on 27 October, 1969. At the time of his death he was stationed at Macquarie Fields.

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