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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.

Location

Address:Baker Drive & Killuke Crescent, Crescent Head, 2440
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.189537
Long: 152.971445
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Crime
Actual Event STart Date:09-July-1995
Actual Event End Date:09-July-1885

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 9th July, 2005
Front Inscription

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 : 
REMEMBERED
9th July 2005

Source: MA
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