Constable 1st Class

Paul BURMISTRIW

YEAR OF DEATH

1978

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

Constable Burmistriw was fatally injured in a bomb explosion outside the Sydney Hilton Hotel on 13 February 1978. At the time the Regional Conference of Commonwealth Heads of Government was taking place at the hotel. It was later ascertained that the bomb had been placed in a garbage bin outside the hotel. Also seriously injured were Sergeant Edward Hawtin Senior Constable Rodney Wither and Senior Constable Terry Griffiths. Two council employees William Favell and Alex Carter were also killed in the bombing. The Constable was born in 1946 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 20 September 1971. At the time of his death he was stationed at Central.

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