Senior Constable

James AFFLECK

YEAR OF DEATH

2001

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

About 8.40am on 14 January 2001 police were attempting to stop a stolen vehicle during a high speed pursuit at Mittagong. Approval was given to place road spikes on the roadway and Senior Constable Affleck and other police did this near the Mark Evans Bridge Glen Alpine. When the offending vehicle reached the spikes the driver swerved from one side of the road to the other colliding with the Senior Constable who was killed instantly. The driver was later arrested and charged with murder. The Senior Constable was born in 1957 and joined the New South Wales Police on 18 September 1978. At the time of his death he was attached to the Campbelltown Highway Patrol.

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