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The monument commemorates Senior Constable Anthony Clarke who was killed on the 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 Mark Bailey, he had 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.

The Coroner found that Bailey was able to wrest Senior Constable Clarke's police service revolver out of the holster. Bailey drove off in Senior 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
Actual Event Start Date:24-April-2005
Actual Event End Date:24-April-2005

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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