Senior Constable Peter Addison & Robert Spears Print Page
A memorial commemorates Senior Constables Peter Addison and Robert Spears who were fatally shot after being ambushed by a man when they went to investigate a domestic dispute in July 1995.
It was later learned that the offender had hidden near the carport of the dwelling and, camouflaged and armed with a high-powered Ruger rifle, had opened fire on the two police officers. While withdrawing to the Police vehicle, Senior Constable Spears received a severe wound to the head and collapsed onto the ground. After exchanging shots with the offender, Senior Constable Addison was shot and killed while trying to summon help for his partner. The murderer committed suicide.
|Address:||Baker Drive & Killuke Crescent, Crescent Head, 2440|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.189537|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||09-July-1995|
|Actual Event End Date:||09-July-1885|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 9th July, 2005|
Plaque 1 :
The Kempsey Shire Council on behalf of the community, has erected this memorial acknowledging the personal courage and sacrifice of SENIOR CONSTABLES PETER ADDISON and ROBERT SPEARS, who gave their life whilst attempting to apprehend an armed offender on the
9th July, 1995
SALUS POPULI SUPREMA EST LEX
Plaque 2 :
9th July 2005