1980

11Aug

O'Donoghue, Barry Joseph

Senior Constable, 16987

At about 3.15 p.m. on Monday, 11th August 1980, Senior Constable O'Donoghue was on motor cycle patrol in the Maidstone area when he was fatally injured in a collision with a motor car at the intersection of Ballarat Road and Short Street.

09Sep

Townsend, Leslie George

Senior Constable, 17320

At about 11.55 a.m. on Tuesday, 9th September 1980, Senior Constable Townsend was performing patrol duty in the Wallan area, and as he travelled along the exit ramp of the Northern Highway at the intersection with the Hume Highway, he was caught by a strong gust of wind and lost control of his machine. Both he and the motor cycle crashed to the roadway and then skidded into the railing at the side of the exit ramp. Townsend was taken to Kilmore Hospital, but was found to be dead on arrival.