Ian Borland joined the NSW Police Force in 1972 and spent most of his working life in the Bathurst area. On March 30 1986, Constable Borland was shot and seriously injured, his partner Constable Paul Quinn was shot and killed. When this incident occurred Ian had been an Executive member for a year. Despite his injuries and ongoing treatment, he remained on the Executive until 2000 and served on a number of committees. He was medically retired in January 2008 with the rank of inspector.