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Constable Steven Tynan and Constable Damien EyrePrint Page Print this page

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.
 

Location

Address:Walsh Street, South Yarra, 3141
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.829722
Long: 144.98
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Crime
Actual Event STart Date:12-October-1988
Actual Event End Date:12-October-1988

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1989
Source: VMR
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