Mathers, Douglas Raymond

Detective Senior Constable

At 12.17 p.m. on Monday, 9th January 1995, Detective Senior Constable Mathers was the front seat passenger in an unmarked police car returning to Ballarat along Broomfield Road, Broomfield. As the vehicle passed through a sweeping left hand bend a Ford van being driven in the opposite direction veered onto the wrong side of the road, then swerved directly into their path. The driver of the police car, Detective Senior Constable Craig Howard, swung to the right to try and avoid the van, but it collided with the front passenger door of the police car, killing Senior Constable Mathers.