1988

12Oct

Eyre, Damian

Constable, 26483

At about 4.50 am on Wednesday, 12th October, 1988, Constables Tynan and Eyre attended outside 222 Walsh Street, South Yarra, in response to a report that a suspicious vehicle had been abandoned at that location.
On arrival they were ambushed by a number of offenders who had deliberately lured police to the scene for the purpose of murdering them. Both Constables were shot at close range in the back of the head with blasts from a shotgun. As Eyre lay dying his service revolver was taken out of its holster and he was again shot in the head. The offenders then fled the scene.
An intensive police investigation was launched immediately, and a number of men were arrested and charged with murder. At the trial the alleged offenders were acquitted.
17Nov

Malone, Christopher Cameron

Senior Constable, 21999

At about 9.15 a.m. on Thursday, 17th November 1988, Senior Constable Malone was driving a police vehicle along North Road, Ormond, en route to a report of "offenders on". When he came to the railway level crossing at Ormond the boom gates were down and the warning signals were operating. He then waited until the train had passed, and moved onto the rail tracks, by-passing the warning devices. He was apparently unaware that a north bound express train was about to pass through the crossing, and despite a last minute attempt to avoid the train, a collision occurred and he was killed instantly.

12Oct

Tynan, Steven

Constable, 25080

At about 4.50 am on Wednesday, 12th October, 1988, Constables Tynan and Eyre attended outside 222 Walsh Street, South Yarra, in response to a report that a suspicious vehicle had been abandoned at that location.
On arrival they were ambushed by a number of offenders who had deliberately lured police to the scene for the purpose of murdering them. Both Constables were shot at close range in the back of the head with blasts from a shotgun. As Eyre lay dying his service revolver was taken out of its holster and he was again shot in the head. The offenders then fled the scene.
An intensive police investigation was launched immediately, and a number of men were arrested and charged with murder. At the trial the alleged offenders were acquitted.