Probationary Constable

Andrew Thomas DIXON

YEAR OF DEATH

1987

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

In April 1987 Constable Dixon and other Police attended a serious motor vehicle accident at Mt Colah. A person trapped in the vehicle became violent when released and Constable Dixon assisted in restraining him. During the struggle the Constable was covered in a considerable amount of the injured person’s blood. It was later discovered that this person suffered from HIV/AIDS. Due to stress and concern over the disease Constable Dixon drove to the Lane Cove River Park on 3 June 1987 and committed suicide. The Constable was born in 1966 and joined the New South Wales Police Service on 18 August 1986. At the time of his death he was stationed at Pennant Hills.

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