Senior Constable Alan Wayne THOMPSON
Senior Constable Raymond James SCORER
Motor Vehicle Accident
3 May, 1977
About 6.50pm on 3 May, 1977 both senior constables were returning from the Beresfield Crematorium following a funeral service for Senior Constable Douglas Eaton who had been murdered on 30 April. As they were travelling along John Renshaw Drive near Buttai, Senior Constable Thompson swerved to avoid a horse on the road. The vehicle left the roadway and overturned several times. Senior Constable Scorer was killed instantly and Senior Constable Thompson died a short time later in the Royal Newcastle Hospital.
Senior Constable Thompson was born in 1947 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 3 April, 1967. At the time of his death he was stationed at Cessnock.
Senior Constable Scorer was born in 1945 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 14 April, 1966. At the time of his death he was stationed at Cessnock.