The New South Wales Police Force ( NSW Police Force; previously New South Wales Police Service & New South Wales Police ) is the primary law enforcement agency in the State of New South Wales, Australia. It is an agency of the Government of New South Wales within the New South Wales Ministry for Police and Emergency Services. Divided into eighty Local Area Commands (LAC), the NSW Police Force consists of over five hundred local police stations and covers an area of 801,600 square kilometres whilst serving the state’s population of seven million people.
Geoffrey Louis LEONARD
Late of ?
New South Wales Police Force
Redfern Police Academy Class 135
Regd. # 15832
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 2 July 1973
Constable 1st Class – appointed 2 July 1978
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 30 June 1988
Detective Inspector – Retirement
Stations: ?, Gosford ( 30 Division ), Major Crimes Squad ( Homicide ) – Newcastle
May have been working with the Transit Police after Retirement
Service: From 21 May 1973 to 24 November 2011 = 38+ years Service
Awards: National Medal – granted 15 December 1989
1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 24 March 2000
Born: 30 May 1953
Died on: Wednesday 19 April 2017
Cause: ?possible Cancer
Event location: Taree Hospital
Event date: Wednesday 19 April 2017 about 3am surrounded by family
Funeral date: TBA
Funeral location: TBA
Buried at: ?
Memorial located at: ?
Funeral location: TBA
FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.
PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal
May they forever Rest In Peace
I spoke with his wife Ave this morning and she told me that Geoff passed away peacefully in his bed at Taree Hospital about 3.00am this morning surrounded by his family (Ave, his daughter Kate, son Geoff Jnr and his three brothers).
Ave said that Geoff was prepared and at peace with himself. I passed on all your best wishes and sympathies to her and her family.
I am sure you will join me for a minutes silence in recognising a decent man and a bloody good cop.
Ave has indicated that Geoff and she would like to have Police involvement in his funeral and I will advise you when I have the details.
I have attached a couple of documents to the email from Geoff‘s farewell and I am hoping it may raise a smile.
Please feel free to pass on to those that knew and worked with Geoff.
He was, as I said, a decent man.