Constable (Rtd)

Raymond James PAFF

YEAR OF DEATH

1969

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On the night of 5 August 1953 Constable Paff was directing traffic around a traffic accident on the Princes Highway at Fairy Meadow. A taxi approached the Constable who was using a torch and slowed down. Another vehicle that had been travelling behind the taxi then attempted to overtake. As it did so it struck Constable Paff carrying him along about twenty metres and throwing him to the ground. The Constable sustained serious head injuries as a result of the incident. Due to deteriorating health caused by his injuries Constable Paff was discharged from the Service in March 1958 and died on 19 March 1969. The Constable was born in 1929 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 17 January 1949. At the time of his injury he was stationed at Wollongong.

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