Constable Steven Tynan & Constable Damien EyrePrint Page
A plaque commemorates police constables, Steven Tynan and Damien Eyre, shot dead by criminals in an ambush in 1988.
On 12 October 1988, Constables Tynan & Eyre were performing nightshift Divisional Van duties. In the early hours of the morning, they received a job to investigate a suspect vehicle abandoned in the middle of the road in Walsh Street, South Yarra. When they arrived, the young men were faced with a Holden sedan parked, engine running, in the middle of the road. Its headlights were on, and both front doors were wide open. As they two Constables were looking into the abandoned car, they were shot and killed by murderers waiting in ambush.
Victor Pierce, Trevor Pettingill, Peter McEvoy and Anthony Farrell were all charged with the murder but were subsequently acquitted.
|Address:||Walsh Street, South Yarra, 3141|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.829722|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||12-October-1988|
|Actual Event End Date:||12-October-1988|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1989|