Police Officers Fatally Shot In 1995 Awarded Posthumous Medals

The fatal shooting of two police officers on the New South Wales mid-north coast 20 years ago led to improved safety for all force members, a ceremony to award the officers posthumous medals has been told.

Yesterday marked the anniversary of the murders of Senior Constable Robert Spears and Senior Constable Peter Addison, killed while responding to reports of a domestic violence incident at Crescent Head on July 9, 1995.

Hundreds gathered at Crescent Head to commemorate the anniversary.

Both men are receiving the National Police Service Medal, to be presented to their widows by NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione.

Dozens of police officers in formal uniforms were among the crowd, along with many local residents touched by the violent shootings in a normally sleepy surfing town.

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Source: www.abc.net.au

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