Probationary Constable

Warren Dennis BURNS

YEAR OF DEATH

1968

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

In the afternoon of 30 October 1968 Constable Burns was undergoing Police motor cycle training under the supervision of Constable Doaks in the Royal National Park south of Sydney. As Constable Burns followed Constable Doaks along Farnell Avenue his cycle skidded on the gravel shoulder of the roadway struck a guidepost and then collided with a tree stump. Constable Burns was thrown from his cycle into a tree sustaining fatal injuries. He died a short time later in the Sutherland District Hospital. The Constable was born in 1943 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 5 August 1968. At the time of his death he was stationed at North Sydney.

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