Senior Constable

Christopher John THORNTON

YEAR OF DEATH

2002

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

About 6.10pm on 13 April 2002 the Senior Constable was driving a Highway Patrol vehicle in Hillview Street Woy Woy. When the vehicle reached the intersection of Nambucca Drive it collided with another vehicle before leaving the roadway and hitting a power pole. Senior Constable Thornton sustained extensive injuries and died at the scene of the accident. The Constable was born in 1966 and joined the New South Wales Police on 7 August 1987. At the time of his death he was attached to the Brisbane Waters Highway Patrol.

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