Police pause to honour late Campbelltown officer Jim Affleck

Campbelltown police paused to remember the life of late Senior Constable James “Jim” Affleck today.

Senior Constable Affleck was killed while police attempted to stop a stolen vehicle during a high speed pursuit near Mittagong about 8.40am on January 14, 2001.

Officers gave approval to place road spikes on the Hume Highway and Senior Constable Affleck did this near the Mark Evans Bridge at Glen Alpine.

The offending driver, travelling north, reached the spikes and swerved from one side of the highway to the other, hitting Senior Constable Affleck who died instantly.

The driver was later arrested and charged with murder.

James “Jim” Affleck was born in 1957 and joined the NSW Police Force on September 18, 1978 as a probationary constable.

He was appointed constable first class in 1984 and became a senior constable four years later.

He was awarded a national police medal in 1995. He was awarded the Valour Award (for exceptional bravery) following his death.

Police Commissioner Michael Fuller APM, Campbelltown police officers and NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol Command representatives attended a short ceremony outside the Campbelltown Police Station this morning to remember Senior Constable Affleck’s life and police service..

The Jim Affleck Bridge, on the Hume Highway at Menangle Park, stands in memory of his service and sacrifice to the community.