Ronald James BURLEY
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 13096
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 1 April 1968
Senior Constable – appointed 1 April 1977
Stations: ?, North Sydney Highway Patrol
Service: From pre 1 April 1968 to 5 May 1980 = 12+ years Service
Awards: No find on It’s an Honour
Born: 31 August 1946
Cause: Motor vehicle accident – Police motor cycle rider
Event location: Calga Expressway, Berowra
Funeral date: ???
Buried at: Palmdale Memorial Park, 57 Palmdale Road, Ourimbah.
About 3.10pm on 5 May, 1980 Senior Constable Burley was riding a police highway patrol motor cycle home at the completion of his rostered shift. As he was riding along the Calga Expressway at Berowra the stand on the constable’s motor cycle apparently became loose and struck the road surface. Unable to control the cycle Constable Burley was thrown to the roadway, sustaining severe head injuries. He died before the arrival of an ambulance.
The constable was born in 1946 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 1 April, 1968. At the time of his death he was attached to the North Sydney Highway Patrol.