1957

24Dec

Simmons, Edward Keith

First Constable, 10988

At about 11.20 p.m. on Wednesday, 24th December 1950, First Constable Simmons was on motor cycle patrol in the Frankston area when his machine ran off the Nepean Highway at Oliver's Hill and struck a fence, fatally injuring him.

13Nov

Brennan, John Aloysius

First Constable, 10685

At about 1.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 13th November 1957, First Constable Brennan was returning from Bendigo to Sea Lake, having previously taken a prisoner to the Bendigo Watch-house, when he collided with a truck on the Calder Highway at Kurting, via Inglewood, and was killed. At the time of his death Brennan was using his own motor vehicle for Departmental purposes, and had commenced duty at 8.30 a.m. the previous day.

04Aug

Dore, Edward James

Constable, 12068

On 31st July, 1957 Constable Dore had attended a mid-week football match between police & RAAF. After the match he found that his police issue motorcycle crash helmet had been stolen and despite and extensive search he was unable to locate it. Whilst he was riding back to Melbourne he was involved in a collision from which he sustained serious injuries and died in hospital on 4th August.