Honour Roll

The Honour Roll commemorates those members of the New South Wales Police Force who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the execution of their duty.

This official NSW Police Honour Roll records the name, rank, date and a precis of each death which has been accepted as duty-related by the various Commissioners (and Inspectors General) of Police of the day.

Also included on the Honour Roll is the first recorded death on duty of a serving member of any Australian Police jurisdiction.

Unfortunately due to the nature of policing, this Honour Roll will never be complete.

May they rest in peace - lest we forget.

The first recorded death in Australia of a serving Police member

26 Aug 1803 Const Joseph Luker - assaulted and stabbed by offenders
(Sydney Foot Police)

1862 NSW Police Force (created by the amalgamation of existing Police Forces)

16 Jun 1862 Const William Havilland - accidentally shot whilst on a gold escort
23 Feb 1863 Sen Const John Foy - drowned by floodwaters during an evacuation
25 Feb 1863 Const Jeremiah O'Horrigan - drowned crossing a flooded river
2 Mar 1863 Const Thomas Cavanagh - drowned (unknown circumstances)
13 Jul 1863 Const Michael Farralley - drowned crossing a creek
3 Sep 1863 Const Michael Quinlivan - drowned crossing a river after a pursuit
19 Oct 1863 Const Henry Rucker - drowned crossing a creek during a search
22 Jan 1864 Sgt Robert Robinson - accidentally shot after disarming an offender
8 Apr 1864 Const Michael Kinsella - drowned crossing a creek
8 May 1864 Sen Const James Johnston - thrown from horse
24 Jun 1864 Sgt David Maginnity - shot by bushranger Morgan
29 Sep 1864 Sen Sgt Thomas Smyth - shot by bushranger Morgan
8 Oct 1864 Const James Moffat - illness occasioned by duties
16 Nov 1864 Sgt Edmund Parry - shot by bushranger Gilbert
26 Jan 1865 Const Samuel Nelson - shot by bushranger Dunn
3 Feb 1865 Sen Const John Ward - shot by bushranger Sam Poo
13 Apr 1865 Sen Const John Herbert - accidentally shot during a stake-out
29 May 1865 Sgt John Walsh - thrown from horse
9 Apr 1866 Const Miles O'Grady - shot by bushrangers (Clarke Gang)
14 Apr 1866 Const William Raymond - shot by an escaping prisoner
9 Jan 1867 Sp Const John Carroll - shot by bushrangers (Clarke Gang)
9 Jan 1867 Sp Const Patrick Kennagh - shot by bushrangers (Clarke Gang)
9 Jan 1867 Sp Const Eneas McDonnell - shot by bushrangers (Clarke Gang)
9 Jan 1867 Sp Const John Phegan - shot by bushrangers (Clarke Gang)
24 Jan 1867 Const William Effe - accidentally shot whilst on a gold escort
30 Apr 1867 Const Thomas Madden - accidentally shot during a prisoner escape
7 Apr 1868 Const Hugh Campbell - thrown from horse during a search
1 Nov 1868 Sen Const John McCabe - shot by bushranger Rutherford
8 May 1869 Const Thomas Byrne - drowned in a flooded river during evacuation
1 May 1872 Sen Sgt Andrew Sutherland - shot by unknown offenders
11 Sep 1877 Const George Armytage - shot whilst attempting to effect arrest
11 Sep 1877 Const Michael Costigan - shot whilst attempting to effect arrest
20 Sep 1878 Sen Sgt Thomas Wallings - shot by bushranger Smith
23 Nov 1879 Sen Const Edward Webb-Bowen - shot by bushranger Nesbitt
12 Mar 1885 Const 1/C John Mitchell - shot by an escaping prisoner
13 Aug 1885 Const 1/C William Hird - struck with an axe during an affray
3 Jun 1889 Const David Sutherland - shot by an offender
11 Jan 1890 Sgt James Beatty - stabbed by an offender
4 Oct 1897 Sen Const Henry Murrow - assaulted whilst effecting an arrest
25 Dec 1900 Sen Const James Murdoch - illness whilst fighting bushfires
2 Jan 1901 Insp James Bremner - struck by a bolting military horse
19 Jul 1902 Const 1/C Denis Guilfoyle - shot whilst effecting an arrest
19 Jan 1903 Const Samuel Long - shot whilst effecting an arrest
8 Mar 1905 Const 1/C William Justin - horse riding accident whilst on patrol
11 Feb 1906 Const 1/C John Wallace - shot by an offender
11 Oct 1908 Pro Const William Adie - thrown from horse whilst on patrol
19 Apr 1910 Sen Const Thomas Smith - thrown from horse whilst on patrol
26 Dec 1911 Sgt 2/C James MacDonnell - shot whilst effecting an arrest
2 May 1913 Sgt 2/C Edwin Hickey - shot whilst effecting an arrest
2 Mar 1916 Sgt 1/C William Bowen - assaulted whilst effecting an arrest
26 Sep 1916 Const George Duncan - shot by two offenders at Police Station
11 Dec 1917 Sgt 2/C Ramsay Dobbie - injured whilst effecting an arrest
19 Oct 1918 Det Sgt 2/C William Robertson - thrown from horse whilst on patrol
6 Nov 1919 Const 1/C Joseph Hush - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
17 Dec 1920 Const 1/C Frederick Mitchell - shot by an offender
21 Jan 1921 Const Frederick Wolgast - shot by an offender
1 Jan 1923 Const Frank McGrath - fall from motor vehicle on prisoner escort
9 Mar 1924 Const James Flynn - shot by an escaping prisoner
28 Aug 1926 Sgt 2/C Edgar Williams - motor vehicle accident returning from court
27 May 1927 Const Owen Bell - struck by a motor vehicle whilst on patrol
17 Feb 1928 Const Laurence Alpen - drowned in a flooded creek
3 Jan 1931 Const Norman Allen - shot whilst effecting an arrest
3 Jan 1931 Const Ernest Andrews - shot and stabbed by an offender
25 Mar 1931 Sgt 3/C George Whiteley - struck by an object at a fire scene
19 Apr 1931 Sgt 3/C Patrick Carmody - injuries received in 1926 search
5 Aug 1932 Const Joseph McCunn - struck by motor vehicle at a vehicle stop
5 Aug 1932 Const Clifford Bush - struck by motor vehicle at a vehicle stop
9 Apr 1933 Const 1/C George Stephenson - struck by motor-cycle on patrol
2 Apr 1937 Const George Boore - motor-cycle accident whilst in pursuit
3 Dec 1938 Const 1/C Frederick McLaughlan - injuries received in 1922 affray
2 Feb 1939 Const 1/C Harold Sturgiss - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
27 Feb 1939 Const Lionel Guise - shot whilst effecting an arrest
28 Feb 1939 Const Nicholas Smith - motor-cycle accident at a vehicle stop
28 Feb 1939 Const Alistair Osgood - motor-cycle accident at a vehicle stop
6 Jun 1939 Det Sgt 3/C Cornelius Carroll - struck by motor vehicle on patrol
25 Apr 1940 Det Const 1/C John Dunn - shot whilst effecting an arrest
3 Jun 1940 Const William Webb - injuries from 1923 motor-cycle accident
27 Sep 1940 Const 1/C Duncan Murphy - injuries received in 1938 arrest
22 Aug 1941 Const Henry Lees - horse riding accident whilst on patrol
9 Nov 1942 Const 1/C John Marsh - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
31 Jul 1943 Const George Matthews - assaulted whilst effecting an arrest
12 Jan 1945 Sgt 3/C Eric Bailey - shot whilst effecting an arrest (posthumously awarded the George Cross)
23 Jun 1945 Const 1/C Alfred Henwood - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
12 Jul 1945 Sgt 1/C Allan Eisenhuth - collapsed after effecting an arrest
13 Sep 1945 Sgt 3/C Lawrence Newell - collapsed whilst effecting an arrest
20 Jul 1946 Const 1/C Reginald Williams - illness following 1943 incident
11 Aug 1946 Det Const 1/C Victor Ahearn - shot by escaping prisoners
19 Sep 1946 Sgt 3/C Noel Porter - disease contracted whilst recovering a body
7 Feb 1947 Const Clement Bloomfield - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
1 May 1947 Const 1/C John Malone - motor-cycle accident whilst on escort
25 Oct 1947 Const Lawrence McNeil - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
19 Oct 1948 Sgt 3/C Edwin Pratt - struck by a motor vehicle whilst on point duty
5 Feb 1949 Const Allen Patch - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
25 Jun 1949 Const 1/C Raymond Morely - injuries received in 1947 arrest
1 Sep 1951 Sgt 1/C William Smith - injuries sustained whilst effecting an arrest
6 Dec 1951 Sen Const Frank Mills - struck by motor vehicle at a vehicle stop
1 Jun 1953 Const Garnet Mortley - motor-cycle accident whilst on escort
11 Aug 1953 Const Evan Williams - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
26 Nov 1953 Const Frederick Martin - motor vehicle accident returning from court
20 May 1954 Const Reginald Sutherland - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
2 Jun 1954 Const Cecil Sewell - motor-cycle accident during a pursuit
21 Oct 1954 Const Edward Dilks - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
26 Feb 1955 Const Bernard Orrock - electrocuted during flood rescue duties (posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry)
29 Apr 1956 Sgt 2/C Cecil Ellis - injuries sustained whilst effecting an arrest
22 Aug 1956 Sgt 3/C Allen Nash - shot by an offender (posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry)
15 Mar 1957 Det Sen Const Alexander Strachan - illness from 1953 investigation
16 May 1957 Const 1/C Trevor Dodds - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
21 May 1957 Sen Const James Gregory - collapse following a body recovery
30 Jul 1957 Const 1/C Kenneth Coussens - private residence bombed (his wife and baby child were also killed in the explosion)
28 Aug 1957 Const Jack Harman - motor-cycle accident en route to duty
15 Sep 1957 Const 1/C Neville Jury - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
23 Apr 1958 Const John Graham - injuries from 1948 motor-cycle accident
26 Apr 1958 Const 1/C Athol Johnson - stabbed whilst effecting an arrest
24 May 1958 Const 1/C Stanley McInerney - collapsed after effecting an arrest
14 Nov 1958 Const Brian Boaden - motor-cycle accident during a pursuit
23 Dec 1958 Const William Lord - motor-cycle accident during a pursuit
31 Jul 1959 Const James Clifton - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
11 Sep 1959 Sgt 2/C Raymond McLean - collapsed after restraining a prisoner
2 Oct 1960 Const William Green - motor-cycle accident whilst on urgent duty
13 Oct 1960 Sen Const Clarence Pirie - shot whilst effecting an arrest
20 Jan 1961 Const Frances Burke - drowned whilst attempting a rescue at sea
15 Apr 1961 Const Ronald Sommerville - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
2 Sep 1961 Const 1/C Douglas Harries - struck by a motor vehicle on point duty
14 Oct 1961 Const 1/C Graham Ponter - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
14 Oct 1961 Const James Kinnane - motor-cycle accident during a pursuit
18 Apr 1962 Const Eric Oliff - motor-cycle accident whilst on escort duties
21 Oct 1962 Const Peter Hardacre - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
5 Jun 1963 Const David Murray - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
7 Sep 1963 Const Colin Robb - motor vehicle accident during a pursuit
20 Dec 1963 Sgt 3/C Cyril Howe - shot whilst effecting an arrest (posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry)
11 May 1964 Const Allan Shaw - motor vehicle accident whilst on urgent duty
21 Apr 1965 Sen Const Oswald Watts - injuries from 1955 motor vehicle accident
8 Jul 1966 Sgt 2/C William McKie - injuries sustained in 1964 arrest
5 Oct 1966 Const Peter Mahon - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
6 Nov 1966 Const Colin Hollingsworth - motor vehicle accident en route home
27 Dec 1966 Pro Const Geoffrey Daley - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
23 Mar 1967 Const 1/C Paul Bains - collapsed after effecting an arrest
12 May 1967 Const Colin Roy - motor-cycle accident en route home
8 Oct 1967 Const Edward Stephen - motor-cycle accident en route home
8 Oct 1968 Sgt 2/C Adam Schell - shot whilst effecting an arrest
30 Oct 1968 Pro Const Warren Burns - motor-cycle accident whilst training
19 Mar 1969 Const Raymond Paff - injuries from 1953 motor vehicle accident
15 Apr 1969 Const 1/C Robert Turnbull - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
21 Dec 1969 Const David Reiher - motor-cycle accident during a vehicle stop
9 Feb 1970 Const 1/C Warren Sargent - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
25 Apr 1970 Sgt 3/C Ronald McGowan - motor vehicle accident en route home
2 Oct 1970 Det Const 1/C Denis Ware - accidentally shot during a stake-out
13 Aug 1971 Sen Const William King - shot by an offender at Police Residence
29 Aug 1971 Const 1/C Patrick Hackett - motor vehicle accident UN duty Cyprus
30 Sep 1971 Sgt 1/C William Riley - shot whilst effecting an arrest (posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry)
30 Sep 1971 Sgt 3/C Maurice McDiarmid - shot whilst effecting an arrest (posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry)
23 Jan 1972 Const Joseph Gibb - accidentally shot whilst effecting an arrest
27 Feb 1972 Det Sgt 2/C John McEntee - disease occasioned by duties
12 Nov 1972 Sen Const Neville Parker - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
24 Mar 1973 Const Robert Thomson - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
15 Apr 1973 Const Clifford Wadwell - motor-cycle accident en route home
12 May 1973 Sgt 2/C John Gill - collapse en route to duty
22 Sep 1973 Const 1/C Christopher McIntosh - motor-cycle accident on patrol
16 Feb 1974 Const 1/C Robert Dominish - motor vehicle accident en route home
24 May 1974 Const James Martin - struck by a motor vehicle at a vehicle stop
13 Jul 1974 Det Sgt 3/C Dallis Kemp - collapse whilst undergoing training
14 Aug 1974 Const Edward Devine - motor-cycle accident whilst on urgent duty
12 Nov 1974 Const 1/C Class Ian Ward - landmine explosion UN duty Cyprus
22 Mar 1975 Sgt 3/C Robert Lynch - motor-cycle accident en route home
7 Jul 1975 Det Sgt 1/C Stephen Powell - collapse whilst undergoing training
2 Dec 1976 Const Terry Moncur - motor vehicle accident during a pursuit
30 Apr 1977 Sen Const Douglas Eaton - shot by offenders (posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry)
3 May 1977 Sen Const Alan Thompson - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
3 May 1977 Sen Const Raymond Scorer - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
15 Oct 1977 Sen Const Lindsay Gilfeather - motor vehicle accident on patrol
22 Feb 1978 Const 1/C Paul Burmistriw - bomb explosion at CHOGM Sydney
23 Jun 1978 Det Sgt 3/C John Walton - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
10 Jan 1979 Const Gordon Patrech - motor vehicle accident en route home
11 Mar 1979 Sgt 1/C John Colbert - struck by motor vehicle at a vehicle stop
19 Jan 1980 Det Sgt 1/C Reginald Stevenson - injuries sustained when shot by an offender in 1974 (awarded Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct)
2 Feb 1980 Const 1/C Kevin Coulson - injuries from 1960 motor-cycle accident
5 May 1980 Sen Const Ronald Burley - motor-cycle accident en route home
24 Nov 1980 Sgt 3/C Keith Haydon - shot by an offender
13 May 1981 Sgt 3/C Lindsay Spence - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
4 Mar 1982 Const 1/C Mark Kohutek - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
17 Nov 1983 Sen Const John Hutchins - motor-cycle accident en route to duty
26 Dec 1983 Pro Const Wayne Lee - motor-cycle accident en route to duty
20 Feb 1984 Sgt 1/C Rhoderic Lindsay - injuries undertaking a rescue at sea
4 Apr 1984 Const Pashalis Katsivelas - shot by an escaping prisoner
3 Jan 1985 Const 1/C Wayne Rixon - motor vehicle accident during a pursuit
25 Jul 1985 Det Const Steven Tier - motor vehicle accident during a pursuit
12 Sep 1985 Sgt Ralph Lloyd - illness occasioned by duties
30 Mar 1986 Sgt 3/C Paul Quinn - shot by an offender following a pursuit
22 Apr 1986 Det Sgt 3/C Jillian Hawkes - injuries sustained during 1977 arrest
17 Jul 1986 Sgt 3/C Harold Evans - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
1 Sep 1986 Sgt 3/C Ross Jennings - collapse whilst undertaking fatigue duties
10 Sep 1986 Sen Const Warren James - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
23 Jan 1987 Const Mark Postma - collapse following completion of duty
17 Apr 1987 Pro Const Dana Heffernan - motor vehicle accident en route to duty
7 May 1987 Sgt 2/C Stewart Cook - motor vehicle accident en route home
3 Jun 1987 Pro Const Andrew Dixon - self-inflicted occasioned by duties
21 Jun 1987 Sen Const Gregory Earle - motor-cycle accident on urgent duty
20 Oct 1987 Pro Const Themelis Macarounas - motor vehicle accident in pursuit
25 Dec 1987 Sen Const Ronald Roe - illness occasioned by duties
16 Mar 1988 Const 1/C Craig Zucchetti - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
17 Mar 1988 Const 1/C Mark Burns - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
8 May 1988 Const Kurt Schetor - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
24 Aug 1988 Const 1/C Peter Carter - motor-cycle accident during a pursuit
29 Aug 1988 Const Gregory Ashworth - motor vehicle accident on urgent duty
25 Oct 1988 Const Brett Sinclair - injuries sustained whilst effecting an arrest (posthumously awarded the Commissioner's Valour Award)
30 Nov 1988 Pro Const Sharon Wilson - accidentally shot at Police Station
2 Jan 1989 Det Sen Const Risto Baltoski - motor vehicle accident on patrol
17 Mar 1989 Const 1/C John Ward - motor-cycle accident en route home
23 Mar 1989 Const 1/C Andrew Murray - drowned attempting a rescue at sea (posthumously awarded the Commissioner's Valour Award)
27 Apr 1989 Const John Burgess - motor vehicle accident on urgent duty
5 May 1989 Const Allan McQueen - shot whilst effecting an arrest (posthumously awarded the Star of Courage)
13 Jun 1989 Const 1/C Peter Figtree - motor vehicle accident during a pursuit
14 Jun 1989 Sen Const Glenn Rampling - motor vehicle accident during a pursuit
29 Oct 1989 Sgt Paul Kilkeary - injuries occasioned from undergoing training

1990 - NSW Police Service (change of name from NSW Police Force)

13 Jan 1990 Sen Const Grant Eastes - self-inflicted occasioned by duties
11 Mar 1990 Sgt Warren Hobson - injuries arising from 1989 accident
11 Jul 1990 Const Kenneth Short - motor vehicle accident on urgent duty
14 Aug 1990 Det Const 1/C David Oakley - injuries sustained in 1988 arrest
7 Dec 1990 Sen Const Peter Tickle - self-inflicted occasioned by duties
29 May 1991 Det Sgt Leonard Dean - illness occasioned by duties
28 Sep 1991 Det Sgt Richard Whittaker - illness occasioned by duties
31 Oct 1991 Det Const 1/C Bradley McNamara - collapse undergoing training
30 Nov 1992 Const 1/C Juan Hernandez - accidentally shot whilst instructing
22 May 1993 Sgt John Proops - collapse whilst effecting an arrest
15 Aug 1994 Sen Const Dallas Tidyman - motor-cycle accident whilst instructing
17 Mar 1995 Det Sen Const Jack Nugter - motor vehicle accident whilst on patrol
30 May 1995 Insp Paul Daley - collapse undergoing training
8 Jun 1995 Sen Sgt Wayne George - motor-cycle accident whilst on patrol
15 Jun 1995 Sen Const Peter McGrath - self-inflicted occasioned by duties
9 Jul 1995 Sen Const Peter Addison - shot by an offender (posthumously awarded the Commissioner's Valour Award)
9 Jul 1995 Sen Const Robert Spears - shot by an offender (posthumously awarded the Commissioner's Valour Award)
18 Apr 1997 Const David Carty - stabbed during an affray
28 Feb 1998 Const Peter Forsyth - stabbed whilst effecting an arrest (posthumously awarded the Commissioner's Valour Award)
10 Jun 1998 Sen Const Ronald McGown - illness occasioned by duties
13 Jul 1998 Sen Sgt Raymond Smith - motor-cycle accident en route to duty
7 Jan 2000 Const Matthew Potter - shot at Police Station
14 Jan 2001 Sen Const James Affleck - struck by motor vehicle whilst deploying road spikes (posthumously awarded Commissioner's Valour Award)

2002 - NSW Police (change of name from NSW Police Service)

1 Feb 2002 SPO Robert Brotherson - motor vehicle accident on patrol
3 Apr 2002 Const Glenn McEnallay - shot by an offender following a pursuit (posthumously awarded Commissioner's Valour Award)
13 Apr 2002 Sen Const Christopher Thornton - motor vehicle accident in pursuit
3 Feb 2003 Const Kylie Smith - motor vehicle accident en route to duty
15 Sep 2003 Det Sgt Mark Speechley - collapse whilst on duty
14 Nov 2003 Det Insp Andrew Day - illness occasioned by duties
19 Jun 2004 Const Shelley Davis - motor vehicle accident on patrol
4 Apr 2005 Const Graeme Lees - motor vehicle accident en route to duty
14 Jun 2006 Policing Student Steven Roser - collapse undergoing training
28 Sep 2006 Sgt Colin McKenzie - collapse whilst on duty in ACT
11 Nov 2006 Sen Const Gordon Wilson - struck by motor vehicle at a vehicle stop
15 Nov 2006 Sen Sgt Loreto Finucci - collapse whilst on duty in ACT
9 Sept 2010 Det Const William Arthur George Crews - shot during the execution of a search warrant in Bankstown NSW. (Posthumously awarded Commissioner's Valour Award).
2 Mar 2012 Senior Constable David James Rixon - shot whilst conducting a traffic stop in Tamworth NSW. (Posthumously awarded Commissioner's Valour Award).
6 Dec 2012  Det Insp Bryson Charles Anderson - stabbed at a siege in Oakville NSW. (Posthumously awarded Commissioner's Valour Award)