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

ServiceFrom 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

Age:  32

Funeral date???

Funeral location:

Buried at:  Palmdale Memorial Park, 57 Palmdale Road, Ourimbah.

Ronald James BURLEY - NSWPF - Died 5 May 1980 - Grave

RON IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

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.