Risto Vic BALTOSKI
Late of ?
NSW Redfern Police Academy Class # ? ? ?
New South Wales Police Force
[ALERT_YELLOW]Regd. # 17072[/ALERT_YELLOW]
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 25 August 1975
Constable – appointed 25 August 1976
Detective – appointed ? ? ?
Senior Constable – appointed 25 August 1984
Final Rank = Detective Senior Constable
Stations: ?, 21 Division, 13 Division, Homicide Squad, Secondment to NCA – Adelaide Sth Aust. – Death
Service: From 17 June 1975 to 2 January 1989 = 14+ years Service
Awards: No find on It’s An Honour
Born: 29 March 1955
Died on: Monday 2 January 1989
Cause: MVA – Driver – crossed to wrong side of road ( possibly fatigue )
Event location: Sturt Highway, about 68 kilometres, west of Hay, NSW
Event date: Monday 2 January 1989
Funeral date: ? ? ?
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Wake location: ?
Funeral Parlour: ?
Buried at: Pinegrove Memorial Park, Kington St, Minchinbury, NSW
Garden of Memories 1 / 43 ( M1 – 565 J )
Lat: – 33.79090
Memorial located at: Memorial Wall plaque – Deniliquin Police Station – 2018
[alert_green] RISTO IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_green]
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On 2 January, 1989 Detective Baltoski was travelling to the National Crime Authority Offices in Adelaide.
About 2pm as he was driving along the Sturt Highway about 68 kilometres west of Hay when the vehicle crossed to the incorrect side of the roadway and collided head-on with another vehicle. The exact cause of the accident was not determined. As a result of the collision Detective Baltoski sustained severe head and internal injuries and died before he reached the Hay District Hospital.
The senior constable was born in 1955 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 17 June, 1975.
At the time of his death he was on secondment to the National Crime Authority. Prior to that, he had been attached to the Homicide Squad.
Eight honoured on police memorial wall’ –
Rev David Bond.