Podcast Episode:

An Unexpected ‘Mayday’ in November

Author and APJ Deputy Editor, retired Detective Senior Sergeant Barry Fay, discusses his 2016 crime case article titled An Unexpected ‘Mayday’ in November – the callous murder of three men in NSW. The first two were shot inside a Sydney gun shop in 1977. The third victim was a police sergeant, gunned down in 1980 when he unknowingly asked too many questions of the offender in remote bushland to the west of Newcastle. The offender subsequently shot another police officer in an attempt to avoid capture.

This episode includes some of the actual police radio transmissions made in the aftermath of the murder of the sergeant and when the second police officer was shot.

Host: Jason Byrnes
Guest: Barry Fay

Music

Theme: Like We Do It by Grace Mesa, available at Premium Beat
Break: Rainbow Serpent by Tristan Barton, available at Premium Beat
End: Motivational Digital Piano & Cello by AudioChemicals, available at Audio Jungle

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