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Commemorative Plaque : 26-May-2015
Commemorative Plaque : 26-May-2015

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The memorial garden and plaques commemorate Senior Constables Ray Scorer and Alan Thompson who were killed after returning from a funeral for a murdered colleague. Both police officers were highly regarded in the Cessnock Community. 

Ray Scorer and Alan Thompson died when the police car they were in crashed near Cessnock in May 1977. The men had just been to the funeral of another officer, Doug Eaton, who had been murdered days earlier.


Address:227 Maitland Road, Cessnock Police Station, Cessnock, 2325
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.831931
Long: 151.357661
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 24th November, 2005
Front Inscription

Plaque : 

In memory of

Sgt. R. (The Fox) Scorer 

May 1977 

Plaque : 

In memory 

Sn. Con .A. (Thomo) Thompson

3 May 1977

Plaque :

Commemorating Senior Constables Ray Scorer and Alan Thompson both of Cessnock Police Station killed in a motor  vehicle accident at Buchanan

3. 5. 1977



Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au