Senior Constable

Grant Charles EASTES

YEAR OF DEATH

1990

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On 13 January 1990 Senior Constable Eastes took his own life in Brisbane. On 20 October 1989 he had been one of the first Police to arrive on the scene of the horrific bus crash near Grafton in which twenty people died and twenty three more were injured. At the time it was the worst road accident in Australia’s history. Following the accident the Senior Constable reported off duty on sick report suffering from Acute Post Traumatic Shock Syndrome. The Constable was born in 1960 and joined the New South Wales Police Service as a Cadet on 4 July 1977. At the time of his death he was attached to the Lismore District Accident Investigation Squad.

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