YEAR OF DEATH
DETAILS OF DEATH
On 8 June 2023, Belmont Police Sergeant Michael Fisher and Constable Anthony Woods were on duty in a marked police vehicle patrolling the Cannington district. At about 1am a white sedan bearing stolen registration plates activated the Automatic Number Plate Recognition system in the police vehicle.
Initially police followed the vehicle and when on Epson Avenue Belmont, the police vehicle emergency lights were activated which caused the offending vehicle to accelerate away heavily. Police followed the vehicle into Ascot Place, Ascot, where the vehicle came to a stop out the front of number 10.
Sergeant Fisher positioned the front left corner of the police vehicle near the driver’s door of the offending vehicle to prevent the driver from fleeing. Constable Woods exited the police vehicle and opened the offending vehicle’s driver’s door.
At this point the offending driver commenced reversing at speed, dragging Constable Woods and causing him to be trapped by the vehicle.