Police Honor Roll

Police Honor Roll

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The Honour Roll commemorates those members of the New South Wales Police Force who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the execution of their duty.

This official NSW Police Honour Roll records the name, rank, date and a precis of each death which has been accepted as duty-related by the various Commissioners (and Inspectors General) of Police of the day.

Also included on the Honour Roll is the first recorded death on duty of a serving member of any Australian Police jurisdiction.

Unfortunately due to the nature of policing, this Honour Roll will never be complete.

May they rest in peace - lest we forget.

1803 The first recorded death in Australia of a serving Police member 26 Aug 1803 Const Joseph Luker - assaulted and stabbed by offenders (Sydney Foot Police)

1862 NSW Police Force (created by the amalgamation of existing Police Forces)

16 Jun 1862 Const William Havilland - accidentally shot whilst on a gold escort

23 Feb 1863 Sen Const John Foy - drowned by floodwaters during an evacuation 25 Feb 1863 Const Jeremiah O'Horrigan - drowned crossing a flooded river 2 Mar 1863 Const Thomas Cavanagh - drowned (unknown circumstances) 13 Jul 1863 Const Michael Farralley - drowned crossing a creek 3 Sep 1863 Const Michael Quinlivan - drowned crossing a river after a pursuit 19 Oct 1863 Const Henry Rucker - drowned crossing a creek during a search 22 Jan 1864 Sgt Robert Robinson - accidentally shot after disarming an offender 8 Apr 1864 Const Michael Kinsella - drowned crossing a creek 8 May 1864 Sen Const James Johnston - thrown from horse 24 Jun 1864 Sgt David Maginnity - shot by bushranger Morgan 29 Sep 1864 Sen Sgt Thomas Smyth - shot by bushranger Morgan 8 Oct 1864 Const James Moffat - illness occasioned by duties 16 Nov 1864 Sgt Edmund Parry - shot by bushranger Gilbert 26 Jan 1865 Const Samuel Nelson - shot by bushranger Dunn 3 Feb 1865 Sen Const John Ward - shot by bushranger Sam Poo 13 Apr 1865 Sen Const John Herbert - accidentally shot during a stake-out 29 May 1865 Sgt John Walsh - thrown from horse 9 Apr 1866 Const Miles O'Grady - shot by bushrangers (Clarke Gang) 14 Apr 1866 Const William Raymond - shot by an escaping prisoner 9 Jan 1867 Sp Const John Carroll - shot by bushrangers (Clarke Gang) 9 Jan 1867 Sp Const Patrick Kennagh - shot by bushrangers (Clarke Gang) 9 Jan 1867 Sp Const Eneas McDonnell - shot by bushrangers (Clarke Gang) 9 Jan 1867 Sp Const John Phegan - shot by bushrangers (Clarke Gang)

24 Jan 1867 Const William Effe - accidentally shot whilst on a gold escort 30 Apr 1867 Const Thomas Madden - accidentally shot during a prisoner escape 7 Apr 1868 Const Hugh Campbell - thrown from horse during a search 1 Nov 1868 Sen Const John McCabe - shot by bushranger Rutherford 8 May 1869 Const Thomas Byrne - drowned in a flooded river during evacuation 1 May 1872 Sen Sgt Andrew Sutherland - shot by unknown offenders

11 Sep 1877 Const George Armytage - shot whilst attempting to effect arrest 11 Sep 1877 Const Michael Costigan - shot whilst attempting to effect arrest 20 Sep 1878 Sen Sgt Thomas Wallings - shot by bushranger Smith 23 Nov 1879 Sen Const Edward Webb-Bowen - shot by bushranger Nesbitt 12 Mar 1885 Const 1/C John Mitchell - shot by an escaping prisoner 13 Aug 1885 Const 1/C William Hird - struck with an axe during an affray

3 Jun 1889 Const David Sutherland - shot by an offender 11 Jan 1890 Sgt James Beatty - stabbed by an offender 4 Oct 1897 Sen Const Henry Murrow - assaulted whilst effecting an arrest 25 Dec 1900 Sen Const James Murdoch - illness whilst fighting bushfires 2 Jan 1901 Insp James Bremner - struck by a bolting military horse 19 Jul 1902 Const 1/C Denis Guilfoyle - shot whilst effecting an arrest 19 Jan 1903 Const Samuel Long - shot whilst effecting an arrest

8 Mar 1905 Const 1/C William Justin - horse riding accident whilst on patrol 11 Feb 1906 Const 1/C John Wallace - shot by an offender 11 Oct 1908 Pro Const William Adie - thrown from horse whilst on patrol 19 Apr 1910 Sen Const Thomas Smith - thrown from horse whilst on patrol 26 Dec 1911 Sgt 2/C James MacDonnell - shot whilst effecting an arrest 2 May 1913 Sgt 2/C Edwin Hickey - shot whilst effecting an arrest

2 Mar 1916 Sgt 1/C William Bowen - assaulted whilst effecting an arrest 26 Sep 1916 Const George Duncan - shot by two offenders at Police Station 11 Dec 1917 Sgt 2/C Ramsay Dobbie - injured whilst effecting an arrest 19 Oct 1918 Det Sgt 2/C William Robertson - thrown from horse whilst on patrol 6 Nov 1919 Const 1/C Joseph Hush - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol 17 Dec 1920 Const 1/C Frederick Mitchell - shot by an offender 21 Jan 1921 Const Frederick Wolgast - shot by an offender

1 Jan 1923 Const Frank McGrath - fall from motor vehicle on prisoner escort 9 Mar 1924 Const James Flynn - shot by an escaping prisoner 28 Aug 1926 Sgt 2/C Edgar Williams - motor vehicle accident returning from court 27 May 1927 Const Owen Bell - struck by a motor vehicle whilst on patrol 17 Feb 1928 Const Laurence Alpen - drowned in a flooded creek 3 Jan 1931 Const Norman Allen - shot whilst effecting an arrest 3 Jan 1931 Const Ernest Andrews - shot and stabbed by an offender

25 Mar 1931 Sgt 3/C George Whiteley - struck by an object at a fire scene 19 Apr 1931 Sgt 3/C Patrick Carmody - injuries received in 1926 search 5 Aug 1932 Const Joseph McCunn - struck by motor vehicle at a vehicle stop 5 Aug 1932 Const Clifford Bush - struck by motor vehicle at a vehicle stop 9 Apr 1933 Const 1/C George Stephenson - struck by motor-cycle on patrol 2 Apr 1937 Const George Boore - motor-cycle accident whilst in pursuit 3 Dec 1938 Const 1/C Frederick McLaughlan - injuries received in 1922 affray 2 Feb 1939 Const 1/C Harold Sturgiss - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol

27 Feb 1939 Const Lionel Guise - shot whilst effecting an arrest 28 Feb 1939 Const Nicholas Smith - motor-cycle accident at a vehicle stop 28 Feb 1939 Const Alistair Osgood - motor-cycle accident at a vehicle stop 6 Jun 1939 Det Sgt 3/C Cornelius Carroll - struck by motor vehicle on patrol 25 Apr 1940 Det Const 1/C John Dunn - shot whilst effecting an arrest 3 Jun 1940 Const William Webb - injuries from 1923 motor-cycle accident 27 Sep 1940 Const 1/C Duncan Murphy - injuries received in 1938 arrest 22 Aug 1941 Const Henry Lees - horse riding accident whilst on patrol

9 Nov 1942 Const 1/C John Marsh - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol

31 Jul 1943 Const George Matthews - assaulted whilst effecting an arrest

12 Jan 1945 Sgt 3/C Eric Bailey - shot whilst effecting an arrest (posthumously awarded the George Cross)

23 Jun 1945 Const 1/C Alfred Henwood - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol 12 Jul 1945 Sgt 1/C Allan Eisenhuth - collapsed after effecting an arrest 13 Sep 1945 Sgt 3/C Lawrence Newell - collapsed whilst effecting an arrest 20 Jul 1946 Const 1/C Reginald Williams - illness following 1943 incident 11 Aug 1946 Det Const 1/C Victor Ahearn - shot by escaping prisoners 19 Sep 1946 Sgt 3/C Noel Porter - disease contracted whilst recovering a body 7 Feb 1947 Const Clement Bloomfield - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol 1 May 1947 Const 1/C John Malone - motor-cycle accident whilst on escort

25 Oct 1947 Const Lawrence McNeil - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol 19 Oct 1948 Sgt 3/C Edwin Pratt - struck by a motor vehicle whilst on point duty 5 Feb 1949 Const Allen Patch - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol 25 Jun 1949 Const 1/C Raymond Morely - injuries received in 1947 arrest 1 Sep 1951 Sgt 1/C William Smith - injuries sustained whilst effecting an arrest 6 Dec 1951 Sen Const Frank Mills - struck by motor vehicle at a vehicle stop 1 Jun 1953 Const Garnet Mortley - motor-cycle accident whilst on escort 11 Aug 1953 Const Evan Williams - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol 26 Nov 1953 Const Frederick Martin - motor vehicle accident returning from court 20 May 1954 Const Reginald Sutherland - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol 2 Jun 1954 Const Cecil Sewell - motor-cycle accident during a pursuit 21 Oct 1954 Const Edward Dilks - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol 26 Feb 1955 Const Bernard Orrock - electrocuted during flood rescue duties (posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry) 29 Apr 1956 Sgt 2/C Cecil Ellis - injuries sustained whilst effecting an arrest 22 Aug 1956 Sgt 3/C Allen Nash - shot by an offender (posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry) 15 Mar 1957 Det Sen Const Alexander Strachan - illness from 1953 investigation 16 May 1957 Const 1/C Trevor Dodds - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol 21 May 1957 Sen Const James Gregory - collapse following a body recovery 30 Jul 1957 Const 1/C Kenneth Coussens - private residence bombed (his wife and baby child were also killed in the explosion) 28 Aug 1957 Const Jack Harman - motor-cycle accident en route to duty 15 Sep 1957 Const 1/C Neville Jury - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol 23 Apr 1958 Const John Graham - injuries from 1948 motor-cycle accident 26 Apr 1958 Const 1/C Athol Johnson - stabbed whilst effecting an arrest 24 May 1958 Const 1/C Stanley McInerney - collapsed after effecting an arrest 14 Nov 1958 Const Brian Boaden - motor-cycle accident during a pursuit 23 Dec 1958 Const William Lord - motor-cycle accident during a pursuit 31 Jul 1959 Const James Clifton - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol 11 Sep 1959 Sgt 2/C Raymond McLean - collapsed after restraining a prisoner 2 Oct 1960 Const William Green - motor-cycle accident whilst on urgent duty

13 Oct 1960 Sen Const Clarence Pirie - shot whilst effecting an arrest 20 Jan 1961 Const Frances Burke - drowned whilst attempting a rescue at sea 15 Apr 1961 Const Ronald Sommerville - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol 2 Sep 1961 Const 1/C Douglas Harries - struck by a motor vehicle on point duty 14 Oct 1961 Const 1/C Graham Ponter - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol 14 Oct 1961 Const James Kinnane - motor-cycle accident during a pursuit 18 Apr 1962 Const Eric Oliff - motor-cycle accident whilst on escort duties 21 Oct 1962 Const Peter Hardacre - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol 5 Jun 1963 Const David Murray - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol 7 Sep 1963 Const Colin Robb - motor vehicle accident during a pursuit 20 Dec 1963 Sgt 3/C Cyril Howe - shot whilst effecting an arrest (posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry) 11 May 1964 Const Allan Shaw - motor vehicle accident whilst on urgent duty

21 Apr 1965 Sen Const Oswald Watts - injuries from 1955 motor vehicle accident 8 Jul 1966 Sgt 2/C William McKie - injuries sustained in 1964 arrest 5 Oct 1966 Const Peter Mahon - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol 6 Nov 1966 Const Colin Hollingsworth - motor vehicle accident en route home 27 Dec 1966 Pro Const Geoffrey Daley - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol 23 Mar 1967 Const 1/C Paul Bains - collapsed after effecting an arrest 12 May 1967 Const Colin Roy - motor-cycle accident en route home

8 Oct 1967 Const Edward Stephen - motor-cycle accident en route home 8 Oct 1968 Sgt 2/C Adam Schell - shot whilst effecting an arrest 30 Oct 1968 Pro Const Warren Burns - motor-cycle accident whilst training 19 Mar 1969 Const Raymond Paff - injuries from 1953 motor vehicle accident 15 Apr 1969 Const 1/C Robert Turnbull - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol 21 Dec 1969 Const David Reiher - motor-cycle accident during a vehicle stop 9 Feb 1970 Const 1/C Warren Sargent - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol 25 Apr 1970 Sgt 3/C Ronald McGowan - motor vehicle accident en route home

2 Oct 1970 Det Const 1/C Denis Ware - accidentally shot during a stake-out 13 Aug 1971 Sen Const William King - shot by an offender at Police Residence 29 Aug 1971 Const 1/C Patrick Hackett - motor vehicle accident UN duty Cyprus 30 Sep 1971 Sgt 1/C William Riley - shot whilst effecting an arrest (posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry) 30 Sep 1971 Sgt 3/C Maurice McDiarmid - shot whilst effecting an arrest (posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry) 23 Jan 1972 Const Joseph Gibb - accidentally shot whilst effecting an arrest 27 Feb 1972 Det Sgt 2/C John McEntee - disease occasioned by duties 12 Nov 1972 Sen Const Neville Parker - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol 24 Mar 1973 Const Robert Thomson - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol 15 Apr 1973 Const Clifford Wadwell - motor-cycle accident en route home 12 May 1973 Sgt 2/C John Gill - collapse en route to duty 22 Sep 1973 Const 1/C Christopher McIntosh - motor-cycle accident on patrol 16 Feb 1974 Const 1/C Robert Dominish - motor vehicle accident en route home 24 May 1974 Const James Martin - struck by a motor vehicle at a vehicle stop 13 Jul 1974 Det Sgt 3/C Dallis Kemp - collapse whilst undergoing training 14 Aug 1974 Const Edward Devine - motor-cycle accident whilst on urgent duty

12 Nov 1974 Const 1/C Class Ian Ward - landmine explosion UN duty Cyprus 22 Mar 1975 Sgt 3/C Robert Lynch - motor-cycle accident en route home 7 Jul 1975 Det Sgt 1/C Stephen Powell - collapse whilst undergoing training 2 Dec 1976 Const Terry Moncur - motor vehicle accident during a pursuit 30 Apr 1977 Sen Const Douglas Eaton - shot by offenders (posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry) 3 May 1977 Sen Const Alan Thompson - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol 3 May 1977 Sen Const Raymond Scorer - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol 15 Oct 1977 Sen Const Lindsay Gilfeather - motor vehicle accident on patrol 22 Feb 1978 Const 1/C Paul Burmistriw - bomb explosion at CHOGM Sydney 23 Jun 1978 Det Sgt 3/C John Walton - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol 10 Jan 1979 Const Gordon Patrech - motor vehicle accident en route home 11 Mar 1979 Sgt 1/C John Colbert - struck by motor vehicle at a vehicle stop 19 Jan 1980 Det Sgt 1/C Reginald Stevenson - injuries sustained when shot by an offender in 1974 (awarded Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct) 2 Feb 1980 Const 1/C Kevin Coulson - injuries from 1960 motor-cycle accident 5 May 1980 Sen Const Ronald Burley - motor-cycle accident en route home

24 Nov 1980 Sgt 3/C Keith Haydon - shot by an offender

13 May 1981 Sgt 3/C Lindsay Spence - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol 26 Dec 1983 Pro Const Wayne Lee - motor-cycle accident en route to duty 20 Feb 1984 Sgt 1/C Rhoderic Lindsay - injuries undertaking a rescue at sea 4 Apr 1984 Const Pashalis Katsivelas - shot by an escaping prisoner 3 Jan 1985 Const 1/C Wayne Rixon - motor vehicle accident during a pursuit 25 Jul 1985 Det Const Steven Tier - motor vehicle accident during a pursuit 12 Sep 1985 Sgt Ralph Lloyd - illness occasioned by duties

30 Mar 1986 Sgt 3/C Paul Quinn - shot by an offender following a pursuit 22 Apr 1986 Det Sgt 3/C Jillian Hawkes - injuries sustained during 1977 arrest 17 Jul 1986 Sgt 3/C Harold Evans - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol 1 Sep 1986 Sgt 3/C Ross Jennings - collapse whilst undertaking fatigue duties 10 Sep 1986 Sen Const Warren James - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol 23 Jan 1987 Const Mark Postma - collapse following completion of duty 17 Apr 1987 Pro Const Dana Heffernan - motor vehicle accident en route to duty

7 May 1987 Sgt 2/C Stewart Cook - motor vehicle accident en route home 3 Jun 1987 Pro Const Andrew Dixon - self-inflicted occasioned by duties 21 Jun 1987 Sen Const Gregory Earle - motor-cycle accident on urgent duty 20 Oct 1987 Pro Const Themelis Macarounas - motor vehicle accident in pursuit 25 Dec 1987 Sen Const Ronald Roe - illness occasioned by duties 16 Mar 1988 Const 1/C Craig Zucchetti - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol 17 Mar 1988 Const 1/C Mark Burns - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol 8 May 1988 Const Kurt Schetor - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol 24 Aug 1988 Const 1/C Peter Carter - motor-cycle accident during a pursuit 29 Aug 1988 Const Gregory Ashworth - motor vehicle accident on urgent duty 25 Oct 1988 Const Brett Sinclair - injuries sustained whilst effecting an arrest (posthumously awarded the Commissioner's Valour Award) 30 Nov 1988 Pro Const Sharon Wilson - accidentally shot at Police Station 2 Jan 1989 Det Sen Const Risto Baltoski - motor vehicle accident on patrol

17 Mar 1989 Const 1/C John Ward - motor-cycle accident en route home 23 Mar 1989 Const 1/C Andrew Murray - drowned attempting a rescue at sea (posthumously awarded the Commissioner's Valour Award) 27 Apr 1989 Const John Burgess - motor vehicle accident on urgent duty 5 May 1989 Const Allan McQueen - shot whilst effecting an arrest (posthumously awarded the Star of Courage) 13 Jun 1989 Const 1/C Peter Figtree - motor vehicle accident during a pursuit 14 Jun 1989 Sen Const Glenn Rampling - motor vehicle accident during a pursuit

29 Oct 1989 Sgt Paul Kilkeary - injuries occasioned from undergoing training

1990 - NSW Police Service (change of name from NSW Police Force)

13 Jan 1990 Sen Const Grant Eastes - self-inflicted occasioned by duties

11 Mar 1990 Sgt Warren Hobson - injuries arising from 1989 accident 11 Jul 1990 Const Kenneth Short - motor vehicle accident on urgent duty 14 Aug 1990 Det Const 1/C David Oakley - injuries sustained in 1988 arrest 7 Dec 1990 Sen Const Peter Tickle - self-inflicted occasioned by duties

29 May 1991 Det Sgt Leonard Dean - illness occasioned by duties 28 Sep 1991 Det Sgt Richard Whittaker - illness occasioned by duties 31 Oct 1991 Det Const 1/C Bradley McNamara - collapse undergoing training 30 Nov 1992 Const 1/C Juan Hernandez - accidentally shot whilst instructing 22 May 1993 Sgt John Proops - collapse whilst effecting an arrest 15 Aug 1994 Sen Const Dallas Tidyman - motor-cycle accident whilst instructing 17 Mar 1995 Det Sen Const Jack Nugter - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol

30 May 1995 Insp Paul Daley - collapse undergoing training 8 Jun 1995 Sen Sgt Wayne George - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol 15 Jun 1995 Sen Const Peter McGrath - self-inflicted occasioned by duties 9 Jul 1995 Sen Const Peter Addison - shot by an offender (posthumously awarded the Commissioner's Valour Award) 9 Jul 1995 Sen Const Robert Spears - shot by an offender (posthumously awarded the Commissioner's Valour Award) 18 Apr 1997 Const David Carty - stabbed during an affray 28 Feb 1998 Const Peter Forsyth - stabbed whilst effecting an arrest (posthumously awarded the Commissioner's Valour Award)

10 Jun 1998 Sen Const Ronald McGown - illness occasioned by duties 13 Jul 1998 Sen Sgt Raymond Smith - motor-cycle accident en route to duty 7 Jan 2000 Const Matthew Potter - shot at Police Station

14 Jan 2001 Sen Const James Affleck - struck by motor vehicle whilst deploying road spikes (posthumously awarded Commissioner's Valour Award)

2002 - NSW Police (change of name from NSW Police Service)

1 Feb 2002 SPO Robert Brotherson - motor vehicle accident on patrol

3 Apr 2002 Const Glenn McEnallay - shot by an offender following a pursuit (posthumously awarded Commissioner's Valour Award)

13 Apr 2002 Sen Const Christopher Thornton - motor vehicle accident in pursuit 3 Feb 2003 Const Kylie Smith - motor vehicle accident en route to duty 15 Sep 2003 Det Sgt Mark Speechley - collapse whilst on duty

14 Nov 2003 Det Insp Andrew Day - illness occasioned by duties 19 Jun 2004 Const Shelley Davis - motor vehicle accident on patrol 4 Apr 2005 Const Graeme Lees - motor vehicle accident en route to duty 14 Jun 2006 Policing Student Steven Roser - collapse undergoing training 28 Sep 2006 Sgt Colin McKenzie - collapse whilst on duty in ACT 11 Nov 2006 Sen Const Gordon Wilson - struck by motor vehicle at a vehicle stop

15 Nov 2006 Sen Sgt Loreto Finucci - collapse whilst on duty in ACT

9 Sept 2010 Det Const William Arthur George Crews - shot during the execution of a search warrant in Bankstown NSW. (Posthumously awarded Commissioner's Valour Award).

2 Mar 2012 Senior Constable David James Rixon - shot whilst conducting a traffic stop in Tamworth NSW. (Posthumously awarded Commissioner's Valour Award). - (Ref- http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/about_us/proud_traditions).

DEATHS

1943 - Death Of Police Sergeant McAvoy - Word was received in Broken Hill today of the death at Adelong yesterday of Sergt. A. McAvoy, who was formerly stationed in this district. He was aged 45 years, Sergt. McAvoy, who was a popular figure in the district for many years, was stationed at Pooncarie . In 1933 ho was transferred to Tibooburra, where he spent 'about four years'. He was shifted to Moama in 1937, but owing to his extensive knowledge of tho western district ho was in 1940 transferred as officer in charge at Wilcannia. In May, 1942, Sergt. McAvoy was transferred again, his new appointment being Adelong. Some time after his transfer, however, his health failed, and as far as is known locally he had been bed-ridden since. He was a patient in Tumut Hospital suffering from probable meningitis for some time, but the actual cause of death is not known. He leaves a widow. Constable Fred Marshall, who was formerly stationed at Broken Hill, married Joyce, a step-daughter of Sergt. McAvoy. Constable Marshall is at present at Adelong. While stationed in this district, Sergt. McAvoy was a keen shooter, and took part in many clay pigeon shoots at Wilcannia. He was a consistent prize winner, and was re- garded as ono of the best shots in the district. - (Ref- Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Monday 17 May 1943).

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