Jesmond Gordon BEAMES
Superintendent – Mareeba – 10.01.1971
Jesmond Beames commenced as an Ambulance Officer in 1948 serving at Mareeba. Jesmond died on duty aged 48 years.
Thomas Sarsfield MARESSE
Station Officer – Nundah – 06.03.1973
Thomas Maresse commenced as an Honorary Ambulance Officer in 1941 and served at Bundaberg, Cooroy, and Brisbane. Tom died after a short illness aged 56 years.
Ambulance Officer – Brisbane – 07.12.1979
Stephen Hinchy commenced as an Honorary Ambulance Officer in 1959 serving at Brisbane. Stephen suffered a heart attack whilst on duty and was aged 63 years.
Superintendent – Dirranbandi – 19.06.1980
Kevin Gaedtke commenced as an Honorary Ambulance Officer in 1964 serving at Kingaroy, Theodore, Dalby, Mary Kathleen, and Dirranbandi. Kevin suffered a heart attack whilst mowing the ambulance station yard and died aged 46 years.
Ernest George NEWMAN
Honorary Ambulance Officer – Ingham – 21.01.1985
Ernest Newman was an Honorary Ambulance Officer at Ingham. Ernest was accidentally killed on duty on 21 January 1985.
Kenneth James McPHERSON
Ambulance Officer – Bundaberg – 21.06.1987
Kenneth James (Jim) McPherson was an ambulance officer serving at Bundaberg. Jim was on board an aerial ambulance transporting a critically injured patient which crashed shortly after take-off in thick fog at Bundaberg Airport. Four people lost their lives and one survived with injuries. Jim died on duty aged 27 years and was posthumously awarded a Distinguished Service Medal.
Pilot – Bundaberg – 21.06.1987
John Nelson was the pilot of the aerial ambulance transporting a critically injured patient which crashed shortly after take-off in thick fog at Bundaberg Airport. John died on duty.
Gerald Michael KENNEDY
Acting Superintendent – Injune / Roma – 19.07.1987
Gerald Kennedy commenced as an Honorary Ambulance Officer in 1979 serving at Oakey, Roma, and Injune. Gerald passed away aged 57 years.
Gordon Herbert KRAUSE
Superintendent – Dayboro – 11.02.1991
Gordon Krause as an Honorary Ambulance Officer in 1962 serving at Murgon, Gayndah, Redlands and Dayboro. Gordon died on duty aged 57 years.
Shane William HAYES
Senior Ambulance Officer – Biggenden – 17.11.1992
Shane Hayes commenced as an ambulance officer in 1985 serving at Brisbane, Emerald and Biggenden. Shane died whilst attending a training course aged 35 years.
Debra Jean WILLIAMS
Ambulance Officer – Bamaga – 01.03.1995
Debra Williams commenced as an Honorary Ambulance Officer in 1981 and served at Thursday Island, Cairns, and Bamaga. Whilst on an in-service training course at Townsville she became ill and admitted to hospital. Debra passed away aged 34 years.
Shann Nicole (Galovic) HAMILTON
Ambulance Officer – Maroochydore – 07.04.1999
Shann Hamilton commenced as an Ambulance Officer in 1991 and served at Brisbane and Maroochydore. Shann died on duty aged 31 years.
Douglas John (Bill) BIRCH
Ambulance Officer – Rockhampton – 24.07.2000
Douglas Birch commenced his career in 1983 as an Ambulance Officer at Rockhampton. Bill was on board a rescue helicopter that crashed at Marlborough and all five occupants received fatal injuries. Bill served for 17 years.
Ambulance Officer – Rockhampton – 24.07.2000
Craig Staines commenced as a Cadet Ambulance Officer in 1988 at Rockhampton. Craig was on board a rescue helicopter that crashed at Marlborough and all five occupants received fatal injuries. Craig was an Intensive Care Paramedic and aged 32 years.
Ambulance Officer – Mackay – 17.10.2003
Craig Liddington was an Intensive Care Paramedic. Craig was on board a rescue helicopter when it crashed into the sea east of Cape Hillsborough. The three crewmen were tragically killed. Craig was aged 31 years.
Ambulance Officer – Yeppoon – 11.05.2005
Zachary Leto commenced as an Honorary Ambulance Officer in 1993 served at Yeppoon, Rockhampton, and Emerald. Zac aged 48 years along with his daughter Ashley aged 3, died in a tragic motor vehicle accident on the Sunshine Coast.
Ian Charles CORNISH
Ambulance Officer – Emerald – 13.04.2015
Ian Cornish commenced as an Honorary Ambulance Officer in 1969 at Maleny and later served at Toowoomba, Roma, Aramac, and Emerald Ambulance Stations. Ian aged 65 years passed away whilst on duty as a paramedic on 13 April 2015.
Craig Wesley McCULLOCH
Ambulance Officer – Mackay – 28.01.2019
Craig McCulloch commenced with the QAS in 2009 until 2013 as a student Paramedic, progressing to Advanced Care Paramedic. Following a break in service, in June 2018, Craig recommenced the QAS in the Mackay LASN. Craig was responding to an emergency case when the ambulance he was travelling in was involved in a car accident in which, Craig aged 32 years passed away on the scene on 28 Jan 2019.