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Ribbon Foundation Magazine and remembrance
for police who have been killed in the line of duty.


      Mainheading                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Remember
                                                                                                                                McDonalds Drive Thru
                                                                                                                                Mainheading                                                                                                                                                                                         Blue Ribbon Day 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    By David Mann, AOM
                                                                                                                                Challenge                                                                                                                                                                                           Chairman Blue Ribbon Day Community Council

                                                                                                                                Supporting Blue Ribbon Day 2008

                                                                                                                                McDonald’s Family Restaurants in Victoria have                                                                                                                Blue Ribbon Day Remembers Constables
                                                                                                                                joined forces with the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon                                                                                                            Steven Tynan & Damian Eyre
                                                                                                                                Foundation to once again conduct the McDonald’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              20 Years On From Walsh Street
                                                                                                                                Drive-Thru Challenge in support of Blue Ribbon Day.
       Official magazine of the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation Inc                                                      Through this promotion McDonalds will be                                                                                                                      At about 4.50 am on Wednesday, 12th October, 1988,
                                                                                                                                attempting to set a Drive-Thru record for the most                                                                                                            a Walsh Street resident reported to police that a
                                                                  SEPTEMBER 2008                     EDITION 3                  number of cars served in the drive-thru between:                                                                                                              white Holden Commodore was abandoned in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              street with driver’s side door and bonnet open. At
                                                                                                                                6pm and 7pm on Friday,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.34am D24 assigned the job to a police patrol using
                                                                                                                                12th September.                                                                                                                                                                                                           Constable Steven Tynan           Constable Damian Eyre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the call sign “Prahran 311.
                                                                                                                                $1 from every car served will be donated to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The driver, Steven Tynan, 22, had been a police
                                                                                                                                Blue Ribbon Foundation, so everyone is                                                                                                                                                                                    upper back, also with a shotgun. Despite his injuries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              member for two years and nine months while his
                                                                                                                                encouraged to attend a McDonald’s Drive-Thru                                                                                                                                                                              Constable Eyre somehow managed to turn and face
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              partner, Damian Eyre, 20, was from a police family
                                                                                                                                location on September 12th so we can set a new           McDonald’s customers will be alerted to the Drive-                                                                                                               his attacker. He grabbed the gunman and tried to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and had been in the job for six months after
                                                                                                                                Drive-Thru service record and raise more money for       Thru Challenge in advance with posters on display in                                                                                                             fight for his life. It is believed the shotgun discharged
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              graduating from the police academy on April 27, 1988.
                                                                                                                                the Blue Ribbon Foundation. The funds will be            all Drive-Thru stores leading up to September 12th.                                                                                                              twice more, one blast hitting a Walsh Street house.
                                                                                                                                allocated to public hospitals as part of our ongoing     Stores will also distribute nearly 300,000 Blue Ribbon                                               It took several minutes for the pair to reach Walsh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Even though he was seriously wounded, Constable
                                                                                                                                work to provide new and improved emergency and           Day stickers and a tray mat is being produced that                                                   Street. Constable Tynan parked the divisional van
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Eyre continued to fight until a second man grabbed
                                                                                                                                trauma facilities around Victoria. Hospital units        highlights Blue Ribbon Day in Victoria, the Drive-Thru                                               behind the Commodore and Constable Eyre got out of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the officer’s .38 revolver from its holster and shot him
                                                                                                                                funded by the foundation are named in memory of          Challenge and the Remembrance Day Service and                                                        the van and walked to the car.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          in the head. Constable Eyre collapsed and was shot
                                                                                                                                members killed in the line of duty – “living             Police Parade in Melbourne on September 29th.                                                        He glanced at the registration sticker on the front         again in the back as he lay on the road next to the
                                                                                                                                memorials” that remember lives by saving others.
                                                                                                                                                                                         McDonald’s is also offering their customers a chance                                                 window and jotted down the number. At the same              car. The offenders fled the scene.
                                                                                                                                This promotion offers an excellent opportunity to        to win one of our new police dog puppies BUFF                                                        time his partner went to the open driver’s side door
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Constables Tynan & Eyre died in hospital from massive
                                                                                                                                generate increased public awareness for Blue Ribbon      through an in-store colouring competition. There is a                                                and slipped behind the wheel. Constable Eyre then
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          gunshot wounds without regaining consciousness.
                                                                                                                                Day together with a chance for police members to         BUFF police dog puppy in each drive-thru store to be                                                 walked around the vehicle and squatted next to
                                                                                                                                interact with their local community and staff at         won.                                                                                                 Constable Tynan, who was still in the car. Constable        Following a massive investigation by police 4 men
                                                                                                                                McDonald’s restaurants, many of whom are young                                                                                                                Tynan was getting out of the car when a shotgun             were charged and sent to trial for the murders of
                                                                                                                                teenagers.                                               Blue Ribbon Foundation Chief Executive, Neil Soullier                                                blast hit him. The force threw him back into the car,       Constables Tynan & Eyre but all four were
                                                                                                                                                                                         said; “The McDonald’s Drive-Thru Challenge is an                                                     where he collapsed with massive injuries. Constable         subsequently acquitted of the charges in the Supreme
                                                                                                                                                                                         important initiative that is fully supported by Victoria                                             Eyre began to react when he was shot across his             Court of Victoria.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Police and has value potential for the Blue Ribbon
                                                                                                                                                                                         Foundation that is expected to continue for a number
                                                                                                                                                                                         of years. The commitment from McDonald’s is very
                                                                                                                                                                                         impressive – they have allocated considerable
                                                                                                                                                                                         marketing resources towards the success of this
                                                                                                                                                                                         year’s Challenge.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Over the past 3 years this event has generated
                                                                                                                                                                                         enormous awareness for Blue Ribbon Day across the
                                                                                                                                                                 R                       State and contributed greatly to our funding programs
                                                                                                                                                                                         in public hospitals”.
                                                                                                                                                                                         “I would encourage everyone to jump in their cars on
                                                                                                                                                                                         September 12th and visit their local McDonald’s

                                                                                                                                                                                         Drive-Thru between 6pm & 7pm. Let’s see if we can
                                                                                                                                                                                         cause traffic jams and set a new Drive-Thru record”
                                                                                                                                                                                                       2008 Blue Ribbon Cup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Police Memorial

                                                                                              2008               8   REMEMBER      EDITION 3           SEPTEMBER 2008                                           Blue Ribbon Day y
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Saints Overhaul Hawks
                                                                                                                                                                                                       to Triumph at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                       With the Blue Ribbon Cup tally tied at 4 each,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       St Kilda & Hawthorn were both striving for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     September 29th                                                         REMEMBER                  EDITION 3              SEPTEMBER 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dinner. These guests included Carmel Arthur, Peter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Silk, Ian & Dianne Silk, Val Silk, Neil Soullier, John
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Forbes, Inspector Myles King, Superintendent Ross
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              McNeill, Senior Constable Paul Maguire and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Assistant Commissioner Ken Lay representing the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chief Commissioner. Myles, Ross & Paul all worked

                                                                                                                                                                                                       supremacy and four premiership points in the Round                                                                                                                     with Gary Silk at one time or another.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       16 AFL clash at Telstra Dome on Saturday 19th July.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Blue Ribbon Cup concept was given outstanding
                                                                                                                                                                                                       On form the Hawks were favourites to win, coming                                                                                                                       coverage during the President’s Dinner as indeed it
                                                                                                                                                                                                       into the match but the Blue Ribbon Cup holds special                         St Kilda Cheer Squad banner                                                               was on the footy field, even before the ball was
                                                                                                                                                                                                       significance for both clubs and has a history of                                                                                                                       bounced.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       producing surprises. St Kilda certainly had a lot to                                                                                                                                                                                 Maddie Arthur, Ross McNeill & Ken Lay get ready for the medal
                                                                                                                                                                                                       play for with a top 4 berth begging if they could                                                                                                                      The respective cheer squads dedicated their banners

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            presentations At the end of the game.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       overhaul the Hawks.                                                                                                                                                    to the Blue Ribbon Cup with a complete side of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hawthorn banner displaying our Remember logo.                 feel like family every year and for that, we are very
                                                                                                                                                                                                       In the lead-up to the match Nick Riewoldt and Sam                                                                                                                                                                                    grateful.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mitchell joined Jimmy Miller at the Victoria Police                                                                                                                    For this special game players, coaches, trainers and
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Memorial in St Kilda Road to promote the annual                                                                                                                        officials all wore blue and white arm bands in                It’s also a special time for Jimmy Miller who is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Blue Ribbon Cup contest that is played in memory of                                                                                                                    memory of all police officers killed in the line of duty.     passionate Hawthorn supporter. I’m sure he wanted
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Jimmy’s father, Senior Constable Rodney Miller and                                                                                                                     Constable T. Bear, assisted by Sergeant Adrian Keltie         to hand the Cup over to the Hawks but joined his
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sergeant Garry Silk who were murdered at Cochranes                                                                                                                                                                                   Hawthorn heroes by being very gracious in defeat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and his helpers, did a lap of the stadium in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Road Moorabbin in 1998.                                                                                                                                                specially marked police vehicle as part of the pre-           Every year the Hawthorn players and staff treat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hawthorn Cheer Squad banner
                                                                                                                                                                                                       As captains of their respective clubs both confirmed                                                                                                                   match warm up.                                                Jimmy like a little brother and I’m sure he’s already
                                                                                                                                                                                                       the passion that existed for the Blue Ribbon Cup and                                                                                                                   From the first bounce it appeared that Hawthorn               counting the sleeps until next year’s encounter”.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       described it as a chance for all football fans to                            Ribbon Cup and what it stands for. This tribute means
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              would dominate the game and this was certainly the            Before the game we had an opportunity to sell some
                                                                                                                                                                                                       remember police members who have fallen in the line                          so much to the Blue Ribbon Foundation, the Silk &                                                                                                                                                                                  Cover Story Caption:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              case in the first two quarters and into the third with        of our merchandise to spectators as they entered                           Jimmy Miller holds the Blue
                                                                                                                                                                                                       of duty and to salute all members of Victoria Police                         Miller families and to the community in general. I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the Hawks leading by 34 points at the 28-minute               Telstra Dome and we thank members of the Victoria                          Ribbon Cup flanked by
                                                                                                                                                                                                       for their hard work and dedication.                                          congratulate everyone involved for the generosity and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mark of the second quarter.                                   Police Football Club for assisting with this project and                   Hawthorn Captain, Sam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    community spirit they continue to show for a great                                                                                                                                                                                 Mitchell and St Kilda Captain
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Chairman of the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon                                                                                                                                                                                          our Project Manager, Garry Clarkson, for giving up his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Victorian institution”.                                                                   But then, as we’ve seen on many occasions, the                                                                                           Nick Riewoldt at the Victoria
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Foundation, John Forbes said; “In the busy world of                                                                                                                                                                                  Saturday night to coordinate it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Saints rallied and came out to kick 7 goals in the                                                                                       Police Memorial in St Kilda
                                                                                                                                                                                                       today’s football it is great that both St Kilda and                          St Kilda’s President, Greg Westaway, invited the                                                                                                                                                                                   Road. The annual Blue Ribbon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              third term and booted 12 goals to three in the second
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Hawthorn, along with the AFL, can support the Blue                           families and BRF representatives to the President’s                                                                                                                                                                                Cup match was played at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              half to complete a fairly tale win and to claim back                                                                                     Telstra Dome on July 19th.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Constable T. Bear and his helpers start their lap of Telstra Dome. Sgt       A/C Ken Lay is interviewed for the big screens prior to the Blue                          the Blue Ribbon Cup. The final score: St Kilda 119 to
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Adrian Keltie is the driver.                                                 Ribbon Cup.                                                                               Hawthorn 89.                                                  The little league gets into the Blue Ribbon Cup spirit during half-time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jimmy Miller presented the Blue Ribbon Cup to St
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kilda’s Captain, Nick Riewoldt then the Silk Miller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Memorial Medals to the player from each club voted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              best on ground by a media panel.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              For St Kilda the gold medal was won by Nick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Riewoldt and for Hawthorn it went to Luke Hodge.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              All players were then presented with commemorative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              medals by members of the Silk & Miller families.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation Chief
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Executive, Neil Soullier said; “The Blue Ribbon Cup is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              gaining more importance and significance with each
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              passing year and not only preserves the memory of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gary Silk & Rod Miller, but also acknowledges the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              sacrifice of all members of Victoria Police who have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              died in the line of duty.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              All the players, administrators, coaches and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              marketing people do a great job of making this a very
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              special occasion for all of us and they really make us

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                 Remember on                                 BUFF
              Blue Ribbon Day                The Police Dog Puppy
               September 29th                    Makes His Debut

Win a Police Car in our ‘08 Raffle
 September 29th                                                 REMEMBER     EDITION 3   SEPTEMBER 2008   FC1
The Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation         ambulance station in Victoria along with
was established to perpetuate the memory           other state emergency services as well as
of members of the Victoria Police Force            the foundations wide range of corporate
killed in the line of duty.                        partners including the TAC, Qantas, Parks
                                                   Victoria and the Royal Melbourne Show just
Since the formation of the Victoria Police
                                                   to name a few.
force, approximately 150 members have
been killed whilst on duty; of them 30 have        The reason you have been contacted is to
been feloniously slain on duty. The Victoria       seek corporate advertising in the
Police Blue Ribbon Foundation perpetuates          publication. The magazine contents include;
the memory of all deceased members                 Presidents Message, Fundraising Details,
through its work with community projects           Blue Ribbon Day Report, Branch Reports,
within Victoria.                                   Branch Contacts, Articles of Interest, New
                                                   Members and details of new projects being
This is achieved through fundraising events
                                                   undertaken and completed in public hospitals
and programs with money going to
                                                   throughout Victoria. This is a great chance
specialised medical facilities within
                                                   for advertisers to show their support for the
Victorian public hospitals.
                                                   Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation
Nothing can be done to bring back those            Magazine and remembrance for police who
police officers who have paid the ultimate         have been killed in the line of duty.
price, but as a grateful community, positive
                                                   I’m sure you realise without the advertising
steps can be taken to honour their memory
                                                   content and your support the Foundation
and ensure their sacrifice is acknowledged
                                                   would have to utilise its own funds for the
through a range of community projects that
                                                   production of the magazine, leaving less
benefit others.
                                                   funds to be distributed to hospitals in the
The foundation is a community – based              State of Victoria.
organisation made up of people just like
                                                   Readers would be encouraged to patronise
you – people who care enough about their
                                                   those business and organisations that are
community to allocate some time and
                                                   willing to utilise the magazine as a vehicle
energy to helping others. The same type of
                                                   to market their goods and services.
people who believe in law and order and
appreciate the role our Police Force plays in      REMEMBER IF WE LEFT IT UP TO
keeping our communities safe.                      SOMEONE ELSE – IT WOULDN’T GET
This magazine is widely distributed
throughout Victoria to all members of the          I feel sure we can look forward to some
Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation,            support and advertising being placed on
Police stations and every fire and                 your behalf.

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