Probationary Constable

Themelis Arthur (Tim)


20 October 1987

Jurisdiction: New South Wales

Details of Death:

About 3.35am on 12 October 1987 Constable Macarounas was driving a Police vehicle along Oxford Street Paddington assisting a Rose Bay Police vehicle in the pursuit of a stolen car. As the Constable's vehicle travelled around a sweeping left hand bend the stolen vehicle followed by the Rose Bay Police vehicle was attempting a U turn at the intersection of Oatley Road. Constable Macarounas applied the brakes however the wheels of his vehicle locked and the vehicle spun around before colliding with a light pole. After being trapped in the damaged vehicle for about forty minutes Constable Macarounas was conveyed to St Vincent's Hospital suffering severe head chest and internal injuries. He died at 4pm on 20 October 1987. The Constable was born in 1965 and joined the New South Wales Police Service on 5 January 1987. At the time of his death he was stationed at Paddington.