Constable 1st Class

Wayne Allen RIXON

YEAR OF DEATH

1985

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

About 5pm on 3 January 1985 Constable Rixon and Probationary Constable Meredith Ireland were travelling in a Police Highway Patrol vehicle in Bannerman Crescent Rosebery when they became involved in the high speed pursuit of a stolen vehicle. As the pursuit continued along Hayes Street the stolen vehicle sped through stop signs at the intersection of Dunning Avenue. The Police vehicle slowed at the intersection but unfortunately collided with a truck that had been travelling along Dunning Avenue. After hitting the truck the Police vehicle spun around and slammed into a brick wall. Constable Rixon sustained severe head and internal injuries and had to be released from the Police vehicle by the Police Rescue Squad. He was conveyed to the Royal South Sydney Hospital where he was found to be dead on arrival. Constable Ireland was treated at the Prince of Wales Hospital for lacerations and shock before she was allowed to leave. The Constable was born in 1957 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 23 January 1978. At the time of his death he was attached to the Maroubra Highway Patrol.

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