The Australian Police website
started out, in 2000, as the Thin Blue Line using the url of www.PoliceNSW.com!!
Since that time, the website has expanded immensely ( having a new url of www.AustralianPolice.com.au ) and although most of the information under the tabs above are in relation to the New South Wales Police Force ( NSWPF ), the information is now of an Historical nature only and can no longer be considered as valid – although a great percentage is still correct.
This website has now become a Memorial site to the lives of Police who have served within any of the jurisdictions of Australia policing and who have now passed away. This is also extended to those people who work directly with our Police – such as member of the Public Service sector.
No matter what jurisdiction they worked, no matter if they died ‘on duty’ or ‘ off duty’, no matter if they served 1 year or 50 years, no matter the cause of death, no matter if they simply died of ‘old age’ or ‘suicide’, if they Served, they deserved to have a Memorial site – and this is the place for that Memorial site.
If you know of any Police, or those who directly worked with Police, and they don’t appear in these archives, simply send details here.
This website is also not affiliated directly with any policing authority but the greater percentage of users are police.
This website is not sponsored nor financially assisted by any entity other than one sole retired member of the NSWPF as my dedication to those who went before me and will go after me.
May we all Rest In Peace when that time comes.
Gary Ian THATCHER
Late of Thirroul
Son of SenSgt ( Retired ) Laurie Ian THATCHER Regd # 8009 ( R.I.P. )
NSW Redfern Police Academy Class # 155
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 17604
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 27 June 1977
Constable – appointed 27 June 1978
Senior Constable – appointed 27 June 1986
Final Rank = Senior Constable
Stations: ?, Austinmere, Thirroul, Corrimal, Sutherland?, Wollongong
Service: From ? ? pre June 1977? to ? ? ? = ? years Service
Awards: National Medal – granted 28 April 1993
Born: 11 March 1958
Died on: Wednesday 12 December 2018 about 6pm
Event location: Palm Court, Corrimal Hotel, Corrimal
Event date: Wednesday 12 December 2018 about 6pm
Funeral date: ? ? ?TBA
Funeral location: ?TBA
Wake location: ?TBA
Funeral Parlour: ?TBA
Buried at: ?TBA
Memorial located at: ?
Funeral location: TBA
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May they forever Rest In Peace
Keith Maree Caldwell 141218
Wednesday was supposed to be a great day for myself & a group of mates..Xmas Lunch with a bunch of good guys beers & punting, war stories, funny times……we do this 6 times during the year. 13 of us were there on Wednesday (few missing) but only 12 got to go home to their loved ones, family & friends!
But this day we will never forget because of the passing of one of us Gary ‘GONAD’ Thatcher 💔😭. I’m crying as I write this & all of us will deal with this in our own special way.
Some of us had left, but majority were still there, when Gary had a fall around 6pm. NSW Ambo’s / Paramedics attended & a few of the boys assisted them🙏💪 wow..heartbreaking boys but there was nothing else you could do. Maria & myself ended up getting back to the pub with others who arrived to console everyone, it was heart breaking & sad.
This is hard to say but you know what Gary went doing something he really enjoyed…together with old boys having a giggle, telling war stories, food & beer plus a few bets on the side. It is now a special but sad day in our lives.
Gary was loyal to his mates until his last day, loved his family & would do anything for both. A funny bugger who made us laugh. If you had the chance to work with him in the cops (which I did), he was a good old fashion cop.
Police Footy was special, he loved this from his early days as a Campsie ‘Camel’ to the world famous Wollongong ‘Falcons’….he had a ball, and come to think of it majority of us did, great days playing, enjoying life long friendships, away bus trips & end of season trips away. 😁 The Townsville trips to see my good mate Muzza ( RIP ) were up there too. This is hard for us but GONAD you wont be forgotten mate…we all loved you❤
Few mates caught up yesterday which was good.
Look over us as we continue in life….a few photos
Our thoughts,prayers & condolences to his family.