1966

09Dec

Coleman, Brian

Constable, 11245

At about 1.50 p.m. on Friday, 9th December 1966, First Constable Coleman was performing physical exercises in the Drill Hall at the Police Depot, St. Kilda Road, Melbourne. He attempted to perform a forward somersault from a low-level spring board onto gymnasium mats but failed to complete the movement and landed awkwardly. He lost consciousness and was rushed to Prince Henry's Hospital suffering cervical injuries, but was found to be dead on arrival.

29Jan

McDonald, Malroy John

Constable, 14419

Shortly after 6 p.m. on Saturday, 29th January 1966, Constable McDonald was directing traffic around an injured dog which was lying on the carriageway of Geelong Road, Brooklyn, outside the Guiding Star Hotel, when a motorist swerved to avoid another vehicle and struck McDonald. The Constable suffered severe internal injuries and was rushed to the Footscray and District Hospital, where he died after receiving emergency surgery.