Message from the Chief Commissioner

About Victoria Police

1950-1999 Honour Roll

Release date: Wed 23 February 2011

Last updated: Wed 9 January 2013

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The Honour Roll is in memory of those members who paid the ultimate price while serving their community.

It commemorates the Victorian police officers who died on duty, before and after the establishment of Victoria Police in 1853.

Names are included to the Honour Roll based on the criteria agreed upon by the National Police Memorial Co-ordination Committee.

This Honour Roll is a list for the period between 1950 and 1999. Below are links for other date periods.

 

Date

Name

Rank

Reg. No.

Age

Summary

1 Feb 1952

George Howell

Constable

10323

25

Shot by offender during car theft investigation

6 Apr 1952

Ronald Albert Creusot

Constable

10009

32

Police motorcycle collided with motor vehicle

17 May 1954

Charles Marcus Reeve

Constable

10236

35

Police motorcycle collided with motor vehicle

28 Nov 1954

James Norman Brewis

First Constable

7154

51

Motor vehicle accident

16 May 1956

William Joseph Harnetty

Constable

9554

36

Drowned when boat capsized during rescue attempt of sheep

9 Aug 1956

John Thomas Glen

Constable

11068

27

Police motorcycle collided with motor vehicle

4 Dec 1956

Leonard William Rees

Constable

11483

27

Police motorcycle collided with motor vehicle

 4 Aug 1957

Edward James Dore

Constable

12068

 

Motorcycle accident on 31 July 1957

13 Nov 1957

John Aloysius Brennan

First Constable

10685

30

Collided with truck during prisoner transport to Bendigo watch house

24 Dec 1957

Edward Keith Simmons

First Constable

10988

33

Motorcycle ran off road and struck fence

17 May 1959

Horace Maxwell Carey

Constable

12357

28

Police motorcycle collided with taxi

5 Jul 1963

Graham Stow

First Constable

13183

28

Thrown off motorcycle, hitting concrete post whilst pursuing speeding motorist

3 May 1964

Ray Denman

First Constable

11561

38

Accidental discharge of shot gun by perpetrator

29 Jan 1966

Malroy John McDonald

Constable

14419

24

Hit by vehicle whilst directing traffic around injured dog

9 Dec 1966

Brian Coleman

First Constable

11245

34

Fatal cervical injuries

14 Jan 1967

Francis James Mannix

First Constable

9736

-

Heart attack whilst attempting to pacify aggravated citizen

3 Nov 1968

Darrel Blythe

First Constable

13312

28

Head-on collision when police vehicle hit by vehicle travelling on wrong side of divided highway

19 Feb 1971

Phillip Gordon Fleming

Constable

15731

22

Police divisional van ran off road

17 Apr 1971

William George Benbow

Constable

16081

22

Wall of partly demolished building collapsed on him whilst attempting to keep bystanders from danger

9 Oct 1971

Robert Lindon Worland

Constable

15586

22

Car crash

25 Apr 1972

John Wilham Creber

Senior Constable

14772

28

Accidental discharge of firearm by fellow officer whilst pursuing burglary suspect

8 Jan 1974

Charles Norman Curson

Senior Constable

14406

34

Throat cut whilst standing at entrance to Flinders Street Railway Station; his murderer was unknown to him but had history of mental disorder

16 Apr 1974

Alan Michael Large

Senior Constable

15507

26

Police motorcycle collided with motor vehicle

2 Feb 1975

John Howard Wilson

Senior Constable

15354

26

Crashed after swerving police vehicle to avoid another car

1 Jun 1975

Lionel Stanley Baum

Sergeant

13351

38

Accidental discharge of own shot gun

25 Feb 1976

John Henry Hodge

Detective Sergeant

11709

42

Vehicle ran off road

3 Mar 1976

Kevin John Laube

Senior Constable

14707

31

Police motorcycle collided with motor vehicle

13 Dec 1977

Lyndon Waring

Detective Senior Constable

16076

36

Collision with another vehicle whilst a passenger in police vehicle

11 Jul 1978

Kenneth John Atkins

Senior Constable

17514

30

Fell from motor cycle

13 Jul 1979

Robert John Lane

Detective Senior Constable

15051

32

Shot by car theft suspect

7 Sep 1979

Michael John Mitchell

Senior Constable

17550

25

Police motorcycle collided with motor vehicle whilst escorting wide-load

11 Aug 1980

Barry Joseph O'Donoghue

Senior Constable

16987

27

Police motorcycle collided with motor vehicle

9 Sep 1980

Leslie George Townsend

Senior Constable

17320

27

Lost control of motorcycle

29 Oct 1981

John Vincs

Constable

20404

23

Police motorcycle collided with motor vehicle

27 Nov 1981

Walter Richard Hewitt

Constable

22598

19

Collision with police divisional van whilst pursuing speeding motor cyclists

27 Nov 1981

Shaun Gerard Moynihan

Constable

22420

19

In same incident as Constable Walter Richard Hewitt

1 Mar 1982

Stephen Edward Henry

Senior Constable

18003

26

Shot by escapee from psychiatric hospital who had already committed many serious offences

19 Apr 1982

Harry Cygan

Constable

19672

27

Ran through oil slick on motorcycle, causing collision with oncoming vehicle, whilst performing wide-load escort duty

16 Mar 1983

Clare Frances Bourke

Constable

23083

23

Accidental discharge with firearm by colleague

22 Jun 1983

Lindsay James Forsythe

Senior Constable

15981

33

Shot by colleague who lured him to unoccupied house for pre-meditated murder

17 Aug 1985

Arthur John Kokkin

Sergeant

17714

32

Fatally injured when struck by vehicle

20 April 1986

Angela Rose Taylor

Constable

24274

21

Car bomb detonated in front of Russell Street Police complex

27 Sep 1986

Maurice Daniel Moore

Senior Constable

22471

34

Shot by offender

5 Apr 1987

Neil Francis Clinch

Constable

24654

22

Shot whilst tackling an offender

14 May 1987

Peter Ross Smith

Senior Constable

19373

32

Motorcycle ran off road and hit tree

9 Sep 1987

Russell James Thompson

Sergeant

14833

44

Struck by vehicle whilst conducting routine vehicle check

12 Oct 1988

Damien Jeffrey Eyre

Probationary Constable

26483

20

Ambushed and shot by offenders who had deliberately lured police to abandoned car for pre-meditated murders

12 Oct 1988

Steven John Tynan

Constable

25080

22

Ambushed and shot by offenders who had deliberately lured police to abandoned car for pre-meditated murders

17 Nov 1988

Christopher Cameron Malone

Senior Constable

21999

29

Police vehicle hit by train at railway level crossing

9 Apr 1989

Richard Noel Dufty

Senior Constable

14392

55

Hit by motor vehicle whilst directing traffic

5 Aug 1989

Alan Geoffrey Dickens

Inspector

15108

45

Died in head-on collision between his police vehicle and another vehicle

12 Nov 1989

Trevor John Given

Constable

26577

25

Collision whilst transporting donor heart for life-saving operation

9 Jun 1991

Andrew Robert McFarlane

Constable

25660

24

Vehicle ran off the road and hit tree

3 Feb 1994

Grant Frederick McPhie

Sergeant

17489

46

Motor vehicle accident whilst in pursuit of a motor cyclist

13 Aug 1994

Ian James Crilly

Senior Constable

20290

37

Motor vehicle accident

9 Jan 1995

Douglas Raymond Mathers

Detective Senior Constable

15860

45

Motor vehicle collision

10 May 1997

Timothy Richard Lewczuk

Senior Constable

27626

30

Vehicle crashed into his parked police vehicle, throwing him off bridge and onto highway below

16 Aug 1998

Rodney James Miller

Senior Constable

29276

35

Shot by offenders whilst investigating series of armed robberies

16 Aug 1998

Gary Michael Silk

Sergeant

24685

34

Shot by offenders whilst investigating series of armed robberies

26 Dec 1998

Simon De Winne

Senior Constable

27590

29

Police vehicle crashed into tree

22 Jun 1999

Edward Leslie Hubbard

Detective Senior Constable

28905

-

Suffered cardiac arrest in Police Academy whilst participating in pre-selection training for Special Operations Group

 

 
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