Constable

Malcolm D STANAWAY

YEAR OF DEATH

1979

JURISDICTION

Western Australia

DETAILS OF DEATH

Constables Alan Rice and Malcolm Stanaway were called to investigate a complaint of an armed offender in Urch St, Geraldton. When they arrived, Rice and Stanaway took up positions at the rear of the house behind a fence. Amanda Wilbraham fired a shot from a .22 calibre rifle through the fence, hitting Rice in the left shoulder. The Constables then moved behind a parked car where Wilbraham again fired, hitting Stanaway in the forehead. Stanaway died in the Royal Flying Doctor aeroplane en route to Royal Perth Hospital. Wilbraham was released on parole on 8 July 1990 after serving 11 years of a life sentence for wilful murder. Stanaway’s body was returned and buried in his native Cornwall, England. He joined the police force on 5th April 1976.

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