Constable 1st Class

Paul Mitchell QUINN

YEAR OF DEATH

1986

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

Late in the afternoon of 30 March 1986 Constable 1st Class Quinn was involved in the high speed pursuit of a vehicle from South Bathurst towards Perthville. At Perthville the offender Horan lost control of the vehicle and collided with the approach railing of a bridge at the intersection of Bridge Street. The offender then leapt from the vehicle with a .303 rifle and began to fire at the Police who had been chasing him. Constable Quinn was hit in the neck and killed instantly whilst Constable Ian Borland was also seriously wounded in the incident. The offender was shot several times by Police and was later charged with a number of serious offences. Fortunately Constable Borland recovered from his injuries. Constable Quinn was posthumously promoted to Sergeant 3rd Class. The Sergeant was born in 1960 and joined the New South Wales Police Force as a Cadet on 4 July 1977. At the time of his death he was stationed at Bathurst.

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