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12-December-2019
12-December-2019

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The Doug Eaton Room in the Toronto Police Station commemorates Senior Constable Douglas Eaton.

On the evening of Saturday 30 April 1977, Senior Constable Eaton, and Senior Constable Edward Gill, were called to a 'silent' intruder alarm at the Toronto Country Club at Kilaben Bay.  Whilst making external checks of the premises, the officers were ambushed and shot by three male offenders who had broken into the club. Senior Constable Eaton was killed instantly and Senior Constable Gill was seriously wounded.

The offenders were later arrested and imprisoned after a large cache of weapons and explosives was located.

Location

Address:139 Cary Street, Toronto Police Station, Toronto, 2283
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.012433
Long: 151.592924
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Crime
Actual Event Start Date:30-April-1977
Actual Event End Date:30-April-1977
Link:http://www.gregpiper1.com/index.cfm…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 17th August, 2017
Front Inscription

Doug Eaton Room

Plaque :

Senior Constable Douglas Ronald Eaton QPM

On the night of 30 April 1977 Senioe Constable Eaton and Senior Constable Edwin Gill attended a silent intruder alarm at the Toronto Club Kilaben Bay. While they were making an external check of the premises both police officers were shot by the offenders who had broken into the club.

Senior Constable Eaton was killed instantly and Senior Constable Gill seriously wounded.  Members of the Glesic family were later arrested and imprisoned and large cache of weapons and explosives recovered.

The Constable was born in 1940 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 17 August 1964.  At the time of his death he was stationed at Totonto.  He was posthumously awarded the Queen`s Gallantry Medal the George Leiws Memorial Trophy and the Peter Mitchell Award.

This room is dedicated to Senior Constable Douglas Ronald Eaton QPM for the ultimate sacrifice.

17 August 2017

 

Source: MA
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