30 Years Since Walsh St Police Shootings
Police will today commemorate 30 years since two young constables were shot dead at an abandoned car in South Yarra, Victoria
Two young Melbourne constables will be posthumously honoured with bravery awards on the 30th anniversary they were killed in the Walsh Street murders.
Steven Tynan, 22 and Damian Eyre, 19, were shot dead in the line of duty in Walsh Street, South Yarra on October 12, 1988, after being ambushed near an abandoned car.
Four men were tried for the constables' murder but were acquitted in 1991. No one has ever been convicted of the killings.
The tragedy will be remembered at a public memorial event at Prahran Police Station on Friday at 10am.
The men will also be acknowledged with Valour Awards, to be presented to their families, following the service.
"We will continue to honour what their sacrifice meant for Victoria Police and the community," Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said.
"We who are left have an obligation to ensure the memories of these young men are never erased."
Image Caption: Frank Eyre, 73, father of Constable Damian Eyre, at the Victoria Police Academy in 2008.
Image Credit: Raoul Wegat/AAP