1981

27Nov

Hewitt, Walter Richard

Constable, 22598

At about 6.15 a.m. on Friday, 27th November 1981, Constables Moynihan and Hewitt were performing patrol duties in the central business district when they became involved in the pursuit of two speeding motor cyclists in South Melbourne. The chase took them to the Caulfield area where one of the offenders was intercepted, and the other eluded pursuit, at which time the chase was abandoned. However, minutes later, Moynihan and Hewitt saw the second motor cyclist and resumed the chase. They were travelling west along Inkerman Road and as they passed through the Hawthorn Road intersection they collided with a police divisional van which had come to their assistance. The sedan containing Moynihan and Hewitt was spun around and slid more than 50 metres along Inkerman Street before crashing into a telegraph pole. Both Constables were killed in the collision.

27Nov

Moynihan, Shaun Gerard

Constable, 22420

At about 6.15 a.m. on Friday, 27th November 1981, Constables Moynihan and Hewitt were performing patrol duties in the central business district when they became involved in the pursuit of two speeding motor cyclists in South Melbourne. The chase took them to the Caulfield area where one of the offenders was intercepted, and the other eluded pursuit, at which time the chase was abandoned. However, minutes later, Moynihan and Hewitt saw the second motor cyclist and resumed the chase. They were travelling west along Inkerman Road and as they passed through the Hawthorn Road intersection they collided with a police divisional van which had come to their assistance. The sedan containing Moynihan and Hewitt was spun around and slid more than 50 metres along Inkerman Street before crashing into a telegraph pole. Both Constables were killed in the collision.

29Oct

Vincs, John

Constable, 20404

At about 7.01 a.m. on Thursday, 29th October 1981, Constable Vincs was on motor cycle patrol in the Brunswick area when he was fatally injured in a collision with a motor car at the intersection of Dawson Street and Barry Street.