Constable

Shaun Gerard MOYNIHAN

YEAR OF DEATH

1981

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

About 6.15 a.m. Friday 27 November 1981 Constables Moynihan and Hewitt were performing patrol duties in the central business district when they became involved in the pursuit of two speeding motor cyclists. The chase took them to the Caulfield area where one of the offenders was intercepted. The other eluded pursuit at which time the chase was abandoned. However minutes later Moynihan and Hewitt saw the second motor cyclist and resumed the chase. They were travelling west along Inkerman Road and as they passed through the Hawthorn Road intersection they collided with a police divisional van which had come to their assistance. The sedan containing Moynihan and Hewitt was spun around and slid more than 50 metres along Inkerman Street before crashing into a telegraph pole. Both Constables were killed in the collision.

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