Senior Constable

Ronald James


5 May 1980

Jurisdiction: New South Wales

Details of Death:

About 3.10pm on 5 May 1980 Senior Constable Burley was riding a Police Highway Patrol motor cycle home at the completion of his rostered shift. As he was riding along the Calga Expressway at Berowra the stand on the Constable's motor cycle apparently became loose and struck the road surface. Unable to control the cycle Constable Burley was thrown to the roadway sustaining severe head injuries. He died before the arrival of an Ambulance. The Constable was born in 1946 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 1 April 1968. At the time of his death he was attached to the North Sydney Highway Patrol.