Aaron David VIDAL

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Aaron David VIDAL

AKA  ?

Late of  ?

Son of Serving NSWPF Chief Inspector David VIDAL # 24342

 

NSW Goulburn Police Academy Class # 332

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  52214

 

Rank:  Commenced Training at Goulburn Academy on ? ? 2017?

Probationary Constable- appointed 8 December 2017 ( aged 26 years & 13 days )

Constable – appointed ? December 2018

Constable 1st Class – appointed 8 December 2019

Final Rank =  Constable 1st Class

 

StationsSydney City Police Area Command – Day St ( Pro Active Crime Team 2019 – 2020 )

Service:  From ? ? 2017?   to   18 June 2020  =  2 years, 6 months & 12 days Service

 

Awards:  No Find On Australian Honours

 

Born:  Wednesday  25 November 1991

Died on:  Thursday  18 June 2020

Age:  28 years, 6 months, 24 days

Cause:  MVA – Rider – Off Duty – Returning home from Duty – Not at Fault

Event location:   Schofields Road & Windsor Road, Rouse Hill, NSW

Event date:  Thursday  18 June 2020 about 5.45pm

 

Funeral dateMonday  29 June 2020 @ 10am

Funeral locationSt Mary’s Cathedral,  College St, Sydney ( opposite Hyde Park ), NSW

  • All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend

Link to Funeral Service available upon request

 

Future Wake location??? TBA

( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 50 persons only at ‘Gatherings’,  there won’t be an immediate Wake )

Future Wake date???

( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )

 

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( June 2020 )

 

 AARON is NOT mentioned ( BUT WILL BE ) on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO


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Aaron VIDAL

 

NSW Police Force

A motorcyclist who died in a crash at Rouse Hill yesterday has been identified as a serving NSW police officer.

Constable Aaron Vidal, aged 28, was travelling home after completing his duties at Sydney City Police Area Command when he was struck by a utility about 5.45pm (Thursday 18 June 2020).

Constable Vidal attested as part of class ‘332’ on Friday 8 December 2017, after which he commenced duties as a probationary constable at Sydney City. He was confirmed as a constable in December 2018.

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has extended his condolences to the Vidal family on behalf of the NSW Police Force.

“My thoughts are with Aaron’s family and fiancée, as well as his current and former colleagues at this difficult time,” Commissioner Fuller said.

“Aaron was one of six siblings and worked alongside his father, Chief Inspector David Vidal, at Sydney City.

“Dave has always been incredibly proud of his son following in his footsteps and walking the beat side-by-side with him.

“He spent his entire policing career at Sydney City Police Area Command, where he has been part of the Proactive Crime Team since late last year, targeting crimes that directly impact the community.

“On two occasions he had been formally recognised for good police work by members of the community, which shows that he was held in high regard by not only his peers, but the community he served.

“Prior to joining the police force, Aaron served in the Australian Army, which further demonstrates his commitment to serving and protecting the community,” Commissioner Fuller said.

Constable Vidal’s family has requested privacy at this time.

 


 

https://9now.nine.com.au/a-current-affair

 

Police officer’s family tragedy helps pave way for trauma support group

David Vidal is a shattered man.

In June last year his life changed forever.

“To lose a child it is a pain that’s impossible to describe to anyone unless you’ve gone through it yourself,” David told me.

 

 

David Vidal is a shattered man.

In June last year his life changed forever.

“To lose a child it is a pain that’s impossible to describe to anyone unless you’ve gone through it yourself,” David told me.

David Vidal and his son Aaron were both in the New South Wales Police Force. (A Current Affair)
David Vidal and his son Aaron were both in the New South Wales Police Force. (A Current Affair)

 

The father of six is a Chief Inspector in the New South Wales Police Force.

His son, Aaron, followed in his father’s footsteps.

“To stand by him side-by-side in the uniform of the New South Wales Police was one of the proudest days of my life,” David remembers.

Aaron died when his motorbike collided with another vehicle. (A Current Affair)
Aaron died when his motorbike collided with another vehicle. (A Current Affair)

 

After serving his country in the army, Aaron fulfilled his dream – to wear the blue uniform.

“I knew he was going to be an amazing policeman … he had the qualities that you look for in a cop,” David said.

“I fully expected if I was in the police force long enough that he’d end up being my boss – he had the most enormous potential.”

Aaron Vidal and his fiancé Jess. (A Current Affair)
Aaron Vidal and his fiancé Jess. (A Current Affair)

 

Aaron was riding his motorcycle home after a night shift when he was hit by a car and killed.

“In that split second my life changed forever – my family’s life changed forever,” David told me through his tears.

“It was like a part of me had been torn from me.”

Aaron and his fiancé Jess were due to be married but had to defer because of COVID-19.

Aaron Vidal's son Etzio was born after Aaron died.
Aaron Vidal’s son Etzio was born after Aaron died.

 

But they started their family.

Etzio was born after Aaron died.

“Not much positive has come out of COVID,” David said.

“But that’s one thing we are thankful for because otherwise we wouldn’t have Aaron’s son … my grandson.

“Etzio is our living part of Aaron that we still have.”

Aaron died when his motorbike collided with a car driven by Tommy Balla.

Balla pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death.

 

Aaron Vidal died when his motorbike collided with a car driven by Tommy Balla.
Aaron Vidal died when his motorbike collided with a car driven by Tommy Balla.

 

Judge Stephen Hanley heard he turned in front of Aaron’s motorbike.

But the court also heard the 28-year-old police officer had allegedly breached road rules by illegally lane filtering.

David has been at Balla’s every court appearance.

“The court process was very hard in a lot of aspects,” he said.

“Obviously hearing about the circumstances as to how your son is killed is difficult to hear, no matter how it happens.”

David Vidal. (A Current Affair)
David Vidal. (A Current Affair)

 

“We’re not looking for vengeance or revenge, we’re looking for justice.”

Facing 10 years in prison – Balla was sentenced to a two-year Intensive Corrections Order – no jail time.

On Friday the case is back before Judge Hanley to determine if Balla qualifies for home detention.

The Vidal family is determined to make a difference and is now helping establish a Road Trauma Victims Support Group to help others better understand the legal process.

“This is really a dire need … there needs to be much more support out there to help victims,” David said.

“They are already going through massive trauma, but to be further traumatised by the process is terrible, we can’t allow that to happen.

Aaron Vidal. (A Current Affair)
Aaron Vidal. (A Current Affair)

 

“(As a police officer) I’ve told parents that their child’s never coming home, and I’ve walked away.

“Whilst I felt their pain, I could never really understand their pain and now that I’ve gone through it, I know that nobody can understand that pain unless you’ve gone through it yourself.”

The support group is the brainchild of the Highway Patrol’s Crash Investigation Unit boss, Katie Orr.

“I started to think, how do we support these families,” she told me.

“And how do we help the police support these families (with) the ongoing trauma – I guess the police as well – we’re all human, have families, have children.”

She’s seen proof the support group is empowering families impacted by road trauma.

“We had our first Road Trauma Support Group meeting in March this year and we had about 40 families.”

The Vidal’s know nothing will ease their pain, but they want to ensure others facing the same trauma get the support they need.

They want that to be Aaron’s legacy.

“As hard as it is to do all this and it is hard because I’m still grieving – I do it for Aaron, so that his death is not in vain,” David said.

As David showed me a beautiful photograph of his grandson, I asked him: “what happens if Etzio, one day, says to his grandfather, ‘I want to be a policeman’?”

“I’d be really proud,” David replied.

“I’m sure Aaron would be too.”

For more information about the Road Trauma Support Group visit: https://www.change.org/p/justice-for-victims-of-road-trauma?source_location=topic_page

 

 

NSW Police Force Chief Inspector David Vidal’s tragedy after son’s death helps establish Road Trauma Victims Support Group

 

 

Over 1,000 people are killed on the road and over 40,000 people admitted to hospital annually in Australia*. The numbers are getting worse, not better. It’s time for change. This is an open letter to the NSW Government, the Australian Federal Government, The Director of Public Prosecutions NSW and the Insurance Council of Australia.

As the voice of families who have experienced road trauma we are seeking change. Too many people die on the roads through the criminal act of another. It is our vision that no more families will ever experience the death of a loved one in this way.

The Road Trauma Support Group NSW Australia petition for the following 7 reforms:

1. New language: We seek a new language for reporting road crime. Firstly, the term ‘accident’, risks making crashes seem inevitable and unavoidable. Most often these are NOT accidents but collisions that could have been avoided. Secondly, call it what it is consistently – road deaths caused by a criminal act of another should be called Vehicular Manslaughter or in extreme cases Vehicular Homicide.

2. Stronger deterrent: Stop being soft on road killers and repeat offenders. When a person is killed by a criminal act of another on the road a recommended sentence of at least 5 years with an increase of the maximum sentence to 25 years consistent with the current maximum penalty for manslaughter. Licences are a privilege not a right. People who cause death on the road or have been proven unfit to drive should lose their license for a minimum of 10 years and then they should have to prove they have not committed any offences and have completed traffic offender courses/Victim impact panels.

3. Reform legislation: Urgent Change is needed to the legislative system to ensure justice is served. Greater emphasis should be made to ensure that the judiciary is NOT to give greater weight to the impact on or welfare of the offender over the victims. The Judiciary must consider in their judgement in detail the impact upon the living victims.

4. Support for victims: Formal recognition that every road death leaves behind many living victims. These victims need to be recognised and supported in their grief and assisted through their trauma. Currently perpetrators of road crime get treated better than victims of road crime. The impacts of their illegal acts not only cause death but also a tidal wave of trauma and destruction through families and our community. The knock on ripple effect is widespread and costly.

5. Overhaul of CTP Insurance system: The current CTP system is ineffective, outdated and cruel for people undergoing a traumatic event. We propose a review of current mechanisms in place to support all victims of road crime.

6. Victim Impact Panels: Mandatory attendance for all DUI and repeat road offenders at Victim Impact Panels. The purpose of the Victim Impact Panel (VIP) program is to help drunk and drugged and repeat driving offenders to recognise and internalise the lasting and long-term effects of dangerous and substance-impaired driving. The objective is to create an empathy and understanding of the tragedy, leave a permanent impression that leads to changes in thinking and behaviour and prevents future offences. The right ripple effect.

7. Education: More needs to be done to prevent and manage road crime. Firstly, this means better educating internal stakeholders such as the Police, DPP and Judiciary regarding managing road crime and road trauma victims.  Secondly, making road responsibilities and the impact of road crime a formal part of the education process of our youth, driver’s licence applicants and repeat traffic offenders.

* 1,125 deaths in last 12 months to May 2021, 2.4% up on previous 12 months. Source: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport Regional Development and Communications. Australian Road Deaths Database.

Petition · Justice for victims of road trauma · Change.org

 


 

 

Dead NSW off-duty police officer an expectant father

A motorcyclist who died in a crash in Sydney’s north-west has been identified as an off-duty police officer who was expecting his first child.

NSW Police constable Aaron Vidal, 28, died on Thursday afternoon after he was struck by a ute in Rouse Hill while travelling home from work.

He leaves behind a pregnant fiancée.

Police alleged in court that 37-year-old Tommy Balla drove the ute through a red light at an intersection.

Balla appeared in Blacktown Local Court on Friday on charges of dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death.

He was granted conditional bail preventing him from driving a motor vehicle and is due to appear before the same court on August 14.

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said in a statement Constable Vidal had been recognised within the force for his commitment to protecting the community.

“On two occasions, he had been formally recognised for good police work by members of the community, which shows that he was held in high regard by not only his peers, but the community he served,” Mr Fuller said in the statement on Friday.

Deputy Commissioner Jeff Loy said Constable Vidal worked alongside his father David, a duty officer, at the Day Street Police Station in Sydney’s CBD.

Constable Vidal had been confirmed as a constable in December 2018 and was attached to the force’s “proactive crime team“.

“He was a man of service – he was a member of the armed forces before he joined the police force and really, a 28-year-old young man on the journey of life,” Mr Loy said.

“There’s a lot of people around that young lady [Constable Vidal’s fiancée] today, also his father, and he has five other siblings – so it’s a big family.

“Police deal with tragedy and trauma but when we lose a young officer in really such a wasteful way in some respects … it really hits us in the heart.”

Police Minister David Elliott said Constable Vidal‘s passing left a significant mark on the police community.

“Mr Vidal was a dearly valued and loved member of the Sydney City Police Area Command since graduating in 2017, and worked alongside his father, Chief Inspector David Vidal,” Mr Elliott said in a statement.

“Both had previously served in the Australian Army and, as proud veterans, continued to serve the community as members of the NSW Police Force.”

Dead NSW off-duty police officer an expectant father


 

 

Ute driver bailed over crash that killed young NSW police officer

A ute driver accused of running a red light before hitting and killing a young police officer in Sydney’s north-west has been released on bail.
Tommy Balla, 37, was turning onto Schofields Road from Windsor Road in Rouse Hill during evening peak last night when he knocked constable Aaron Vidal off his motorbike.
Paramedics were called but the 28-year-old officer died at the scene.
Tommy Balla, 37, has been charged with negligent driving and dangerous driving occasioning death. (Supplied)
Tommy Balla, 37, has been charged with negligent driving and dangerous driving occasioning death. (Supplied)
On the beat - Mr Vidal (right) with a colleague ( his father - David ) from the Sydney City Police Area Command. (NSW Police)
On the beat – Mr Vidal (right) with a colleague ( his father – David ) from the Sydney City Police Area Command. (NSW Police)
Mr Balla wasn’t injured in the crash but is now facing charges of dangerous driving and negligent driving occasioning death.
The father of two told the court he believes the traffic lights were amber, not red, when he made the turn.
Police colleagues have today paid tribute to the slain officer.
Mr Vedal worked at Sydney City Police Area Command alongside his father, Chief Inspector David Vedal, since graduating as a police officer in 2017.
Mr Balla, a father to two young children, has been released on bail. (Supplied)
Mr Balla, a father to two young children, has been released on bail. (Supplied)
The 37-year-old told police he believes the traffic lights were amber, not red, when he made the turn. (Supplied)
The 37-year-old told police he believes the traffic lights were amber, not red, when he made the turn. (Supplied)
He had been involved with the force’s “proactive crime team”, which investigated criminal activity in the inner city and monitored street protests.
“He was a man of service – he was a member of the armed forces before he joined the police force and really, a 28-year-old young man on the journey of life,” Police Deputy Commissioner Jeff Loy said.
Mr Vedal had been planning his wedding with his fiancée.
Mr Vidal pictured with his fiancee. The couple had been planning their upcoming wedding. (NSW Police)
Mr Vidal pictured with his fiancée. The couple had been planning their upcoming wedding. (NSW Police)
The scene of the crash where Mr Vidal was killed yesterday. A ute driver has now been charged. (9News)
The scene of the crash where Mr Vidal was killed yesterday. A ute driver has now been charged. (9News)
“There’s a lot of people around that young lady (Const. Vidal’s fiancée) today, also his father, and he has five other siblings – so it’s a big family,” Deputy Commissioner Loy said.
“Police deal with tragedy and trauma but when we lose a young officer in really such a wasteful way in some respects … it really hits us in the heart.”
NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller also offered his condolences to Mr Vidal’s family.
“My thoughts are with Aaron’s family and fiancée, as well as his current and former colleagues at this difficult time,” Mr Fuller said in a statement.
“Aaron was one of six siblings and worked alongside his father, Chief Inspector David Vidal, at Sydney City.
Mr Vidal with his fiancee. The family has requested privacy as they grieve. (NSW Police)
Mr Vidal with his fiancée. The family has requested privacy as they grieve. (NSW Police)
Mr Vidal served in the army before joining the NSW Police Force. (NSW Police)
Mr Vidal served in the army before joining the NSW Police Force. (NSW Police)

 

“Dave has always been incredibly proud of his son following in his footsteps and walking the beat side-by-side with him.”
Mr Fuller said Mr Vidal had been formally recognised for good police work by members of the public twice during his short career, which “shows that he was held in high regard by not only his peers, but the community he served”.
Before joining the NSW Police Force, Mr Vidal served in the Australian Army.

19 June 2020  at 6:51 PM 
Police officer Aaron Vidal killed in Rouse Hill crash

Rouse Hill: Police, in their own words, are hurting tonight after a promising young officer was killed in a crash on his way home from work.

Remembered as an ‘outstanding’ young man, Aaron Vidal followed in his father’s footsteps, dedicating his life to the force.

The driver who hit the 28-year-old has been charged accused of running a red light.

More: 7news.link/3fA5xZp


Part of the sales team at Ray White Castle Hill<br /> Joined February 2015 Aaron VIDAL
Part of the sales team at Ray White Castle Hill
Joined February 2015 Aaron VIDAL

Do The Work or Pay Later & we Remember Aaron Vidal

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Do The Work or Pay Later is the message in almost all things but it doesn’t make sense until it’s to late let’s chat tonight and passively see how we are going in life as we head into the weekend.
Also tonight we shall be giving a minutes silence for the Thin Blue Line of the loss of Aaron Vidal former soldier turned Cop along side his father David like so many soldiers do.
Aaron RIP
Lest We Forget.

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I was there the night this happened, I’m so sorry for your loss. I still think about this accident all the time. Still lose my breath when I drive through the intersection. I was wondering what has happened with the court case as I haven’t been able to find anything online. Was the driver of the ute charged.

Dear Vidal family

Sorry for your loss.

I sent this letter to police station he worked at with his dad I sent this letter there in the mailbox last week to his family to let them know the beautiful act of kindness there son showed towards me.

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Email Rx on Monday 22 June 2020 via this website, from Nick Dunsby ( nickdunsby@hotmail.com ) Good Afternoon I wanted to email to say how truly saddened and sorry we were to hear of Aaron’s death. We now live in the UK but lived in Sydney for several years when Aaron became friends with our daughter Ella whilst at Muirfield High School. He struck me as a really positive, energetic polite young man and I always knew Ella would be OK if Aaron was around. He proved to be their saviour on a really crowded New Years Eve when several… Read more »

David I am so very sorry to read about the death of ur son my thoughts are with u and ur family at this hard time

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