Probationary Constable

Dana Therese HEFFERNAN

YEAR OF DEATH

1987

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On 17 April 1987 Constable Heffernan was travelling to work at Waverley Police Station. At the intersection of Avoca Road and Darley Road Randwick another vehicle drove through a red traffic light and collided with the Constable’s vehicle. As a result Constable Heffernan suffered severe head and internal injuries and was found to be dead on arrival at the Prince of Wales Hospital. The driver of the offending vehicle was later charged with serious offences relating to the collision. The Constable was born in 1967 and joined the New South Wales Police Service on 14 April 1986. At the time of her death she was stationed at Waverley.

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