The 1980s and early 1990s was a tumultuous time for the police force in Australia.
Victorian police, in particular, were under a great deal of scrutiny amid serious allegations of corruption and escalating tensions with the public. And from the mid-1980s, members of the Victorian police found themselves the targets of orchestrated violent attacks.
One of the most shocking of these incidents was the murder of two young constables 30 years ago. In the early hours of 12 October 1988, Steven Tynan (aged 22) and Damian Eyre (20) were sent on what seemed like a routine police call.
The National Nine News bulletin that day covered the initial reports of the cold-blooded murder of the young officers.