1994

13Aug

Crilly, Ian James

Senior Constable, 20290

At about 6.35 a.m. on Saturday, 13th August 1994, Senior Constable Crilly was travelling via the Murray Valley Highway to Corryong in order to set up a "speed camera". The roadway was wet and driving conditions were poor and at Ebden the police car he was driving failed to negotiate a left hand curve in the highway. The car mounted an embankment and struck a concrete power pole, killing him instantly.

03Feb

McPhie, Grant Frederick

Constable, 25660

At about 8.30pm on Thursday 3rd February, 1994 Sergeant McPhie was driving east in Lower Dandenong Road, Dingley in pursuit of a motor cyclist when he attempted to overtake another vehicle. He lost control of the police car on a gravel surface where road works had recently taken place. The police vehicle then rolled over, mounted the centre median strip and came to rest on the opposite side of the roadway. Sergeant McPhie was killed instantly.