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A monument commemorates Senior Constable Anthony Clarke who was slain on Warbuton Highway whilst on duty.

Senior Constable Clarke, 37 years old was stationed at the Region 4 Traffic Unit when he was murdered.  He was was shot dead with his own gun after a struggle with a motorist he intercepted on a lone patrol on the Warburton Highway at Launching Place, east of Melbourne. He became the 30th Victorian police officer to be murdered while on duty.

Sen-Constable Clarke, 37, was shot dead after he intercepted drunk and violent offender Mark Bailey while on a solo patrol near Yarra Junction at 1.35am on April 24, 2005. The coroner found that Bailey was able to wrest Sen-Constable Clarke's police service revolver out of the holster. Bailey drove off in Sen-Constable Clarke's car and shot himself dead with the same revolver later the same morning.

Location

Address:Warburton Highway, Near Warburton trail, Yarra Junction, 3797
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.780083
Long: 145.608333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Crime

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 24th April, 2005
Front Inscription

In memory of
Senior Constable
Anthony Clarke 30108
who was feloniously slain nearby on the
Warbuton Highway
whilst serving the community on
24 April, 2005

Source: MA
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