1989

05Aug

Dickens, Alan Geoffrey

Inspector, 15108

At about 11.18 p.m. on Saturday, 5th August 1989, Inspector Dickens was travelling east along the Maroondah Highway, Bonnie Doon when a head-on collision occurred between his vehicle and a private car which was travelling west on the Maroondah Highway. The police car overturned and Inspector Dickens was killed instantly.

09Apr

Dufty, Richard Noel

Senior Constable, 14392

At about 9.45 p.m. on Sunday, 9th April 1989, Senior Constable Dufty was on foot directing traffic at the intersection of Phillip Island Road and Churchill Road, Phillip Island. Dufty was standing in the middle of the intersection directing east bound traffic by torch when he accidentally stepped backwards into the path of a motor car and received fatal injuries. He was later flown to the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne by Air Ambulance but died whilst medical staff were attending him.

12Nov

Given, Trevor John

Constable, 26577

At about 3.40 a.m. on Sunday, 12th November 1989, Constable Given was driving a police vehicle which was urgently transporting a donor heart from Essendon Airport to the Alfred Hospital. Near the intersection of Racecourse and Flemington Roads, Parkville, Given lost control of the car and it collided with a metal pole. Constable Given was killed instantly.