Queensland motorcycle officer killed in accident
Officer Down: Christopher Barwise - [Cairns, Australia, ]
Additional Info: Senior Constable Barwise had worked with the Queensland Police Service Traffic Branch for 18 years at Oxley, Mount Isa and Cairns.
Cause of Death: Senior Const. Barwise was killed instantly when he lost control of his police motorcycle and hit a tree.
Date of Incident: July 19, 2005
Underneath his burly frame and big beard, experienced police officer Christopher Barwise was a "kind and compassionate" family man committed to improving road safety.
That's how the north Queensland-based senior constable will be remembered following his sudden death on Tuesday, says his boss, far-northern Queensland region traffic coordinator Inspector Bob Waters.
Const Barwise, 50, had picked up his new patrol motorcycle from Brisbane and was riding back to Cairns when the bike hit a tree in central Queensland.
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