Police Deaths in NSW – 1788 to 1996 (23)
In Remembrance of those Police Officers who gave their life
|HERNANDEZ, Juan Carlos
Constable 1st Class
1 December, 1992.
In 1992 Constable Hernandez was a member of the State Protection Group, and a qualified firearms instructor. He was accidentally shot in the chest whilst testing Police in their annual firearms proficiency tests at the Redfern Police Complex. Following emergency surgery, Constable Hernandez died at St Vincent’s Hospital Darlinghurst the same day of the accident.The Constable was born in 1959 and joined the New South Wales Police Service on 18 February, 1987. At the time of his death he was attached to the State Protection Group. Return to Honour Roll
|PROOPS, John Sidney
22 May, 1993.
On 22 May, 1993, Sergeant Proops and Probationary Constable Katie Thompson went to a dwelling in Enfield to arrest the offender Smith for a breach of a Domestic Violence Order. The offender resisted arrest and during the ensuing struggle the Sergeant is thought to have suffered a heart attack. Constable Thompson attempted to revive the Sergeant, however she was unsuccessful. He was conveyed by Ambulance to the Western Suburbs Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
He had survived a spear gun wound to the chest while attending a domestic violence dispute in 1976. The spear penetrated the police notebook in his left pocket and bruised his chest.The Sergeant was born in 1950 and joined the New South Wales Police Service on 20 February, 1967 as a Cadet. At the time of his death he was stationed at Enfield.Return to Honour Roll
|TIDYMAN, Dallas Leonard
15 August, 1994.
At 2.30pm on 15 August, 1994, Senior Constable Tidyman was riding a Police motor cycle in the Lachlan Valley Way, Boorowa, when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle. As a result the Constable was fatally injured. At the time he was riding at the rear of a column of cycles in his capacity as a Police Senior Motor Cycle Instructor. The offending driver had apparently lost control of the vehicle before veering across the roadway and colliding with Senior Constable Tidyman’s cycle.The Constable was born in 1957 and joined the New South Wales Police Service on 8 December, 1980. At the time of his death he was attached to the School of Traffic and Mobile Policing, New South Wales Police Academy, Goulburn. Return to Honour Roll
| NUGTER, Jack Alexander
Detective Senior Constable
17 March, 1995.
On 17 March, 1995, Detective Nugter was driving a Police vehicle south along the Gilgai Road near Inverell. The rear wheel of the vehicle hit a gravel section on the shoulder of the road causing the Detective to lose control. The vehicle then collided with a tree, fatally injuring Detective Nugter.The Detective Senior Constable was born in 1961 and joined the New South Wales Police Service on 26 July, 1982. At the time of his death he was attached to the Physical Evidence Section at Inverell.Return to Honour Roll
|GEORGE, Wayne Raymond
8 June, 1995.
On 8 June, 1995 Senior Sergeant George was riding a Police solo motor cycle from Goulburn to Sydney to attend a meeting. Whilst he was riding along Picton Road, near Almond Street, Picton, his cycle was struck by a motor vehicle. The Sergeant was thrown to the roadway where he was run over by a number of passing vehicles including a semi-trailer. He died as a result of injuries received.The Senior Sergeant was born in 1958 and joined the New South Wales Police Service as a Cadet in February, 1976. He was sworn in on 5 December, 1977. At the time of his death he was attached to the School of Traffic and Mobile Policing, Police Academy, Goulburn. Return to Honour Roll