Senior Constable

Donald R EVERETT

YEAR OF DEATH

2001

JURISDICTION

Western Australia

DETAILS OF DEATH

On Australia Day 2001, Senior Constable Everett together with Sen. Const. Philip Ruland, 1st Class Const. David Dewar and Const. Gavin Capes was killed in a Police Air Support plane crash near Newman. The four officers were on board a Cessna 310 as it was preparing to land at Newman airport around 10pm. The officers were returning to Newman after dealing with a situation at Kiwirrikurra near the Northern Territory border. A search team of about 40 people, including police officers and SES volunteers, located the wreckage of the plane approximately 2.6kms from the airport at 4.30am the next morning. Everett had been a police officer since 1972. Full police funerals were held in Perth for each of the officers. Everett was born on September 15th 1951.

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