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Alan Leonard BECKE


Alan Leonard BECKE   APM 


Late of Tumbarumba, NSW  

Father to former Constable Samuel James Alan BECKE # 40238


NSW Goulburn Police Academy –  Class #  107 


New South Wales Police Force


Regd. #  12001


Service:  From 16 May 1966   to   10 September 2004  =  38 years, 3 months, 25 days Service 


Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 16 May 1966 ( aged 21 years, 8 months, 6 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed Monday 27 June 1966 ( aged 21 years, 9 months, 17 days )

Constable – appointed 27 June 1967

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( YES )

Senior Constable – appointed 27 June 1975  

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )

Detective Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 May 1982

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Inspector – appointed 30 March 1988

Chief Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 

Superintendent – appointed ? ? ?  ( YES )

Chief Superintendent – appointed ? ? ?


Final Rank = Chief Superintendent 


Stations?, Walgett ( 1970s ), ?, Dubbo, ?, Moree, ?, Armidale ( Det SenCon )( 1980s ), ?,  Moss Vale ( Det Sgt )( 1980s ), ?, Lismore ( District Staff Officer – Operations )( Inspector )( 1988 ), Coffs Harbour ( Det Insp )( early 1990s ), Penrith, Windsor ( Patrol Commander )( C/Insp )( 1995 ), Quakers Hill ( Supt. )( 1990s ), Cabramatta PAC ( 34 Division )( Commander )( Supt. )( early 2000s – 10 Sept. 2004 ) – Retirement 10 Sept. 2004


Retirement / Leaving age: = 60 years, 0 months, 0 days

Time in Retirement from Police: 17 years, 1 month, 19 days


After Retirement, Alan became an Independent Councillor with Tumbarumba Council before their amalgamation with Tumut Council


Awards:  National Medal – granted 15 November 1982 ( Det SenCon )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted  28 May 1992 ( Insp. )

2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted 19 December 2001 ( Supt )

Australian Police Medal ( APM ) – granted  9 June 2003 ( Supt )


 Born:  Sunday 10 September 1944 

Died on:  Friday 29 October 2021 

Age:  77 years, 1 month, 19 days 


Cause:  Stroke 

Event location:  Wagga Wagga Base Hospital, NSW 

Event date: Friday 29 October 2021 


Funeral date:  Friday 12 November 2021 @ 11am 

Funeral location:  RSL Memorial Hall, 58 Winton St, Tumbarumba, NSW


( click here to see Cornona19 Virus Pandemic rules – this will be a limited numbers Funeral )

any Future Wake location??? TBA 

any Future Wake date??? TBA

( 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: Lyons Funeral Home,

3 Albury St, Tumbarumba, NSW  02 6948 2195

Buried at: ?


Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( November 2021 )



 ALAN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO





May they forever Rest In Peace 

Australian Police YouTube Channel 


Alan Leonard

BECKE, Alan Leonard Of Tumbarumba.

Passed away peacefully at the Wagga Base Hospital on Friday, 29th October 2021.

Loved husband of Ingrid.

Adored father and father-in-law of Sara & Alan, Andrew & Niamh, Heidi & Aaron and Sam & Suzanne.

Cherished Farm Poppy of Tom, Makai, Bel, Natalie, Lucas, Tyler, Oliver, and Ryan. Brother of John (dec’d) and Patricia.

He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

Aged 77 years.

A Service of Thanksgiving & Celebration for the Life of Alan will be held at the RSL Memorial Hall, 58 Winton Street Tumbarumba on Friday 12th November 2021 commencing at 11am.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

For those unable to attend are respectfully invited to view the service via livestream at:

*Due to COVID-19 mandatory regulations, physical distancing will be in place and proof of double vaccinations for persons 16+ will be required.


Alan Leonard BECKE Death Notice – | The Armidale Express


Man shot in head in Cabramatta ambush

A man ambushed in his car and shot in the head in western Sydney remained in a critical condition today.

The man was driving his car along Hughes Street, Cabramatta, at 2.45pm (AEST) yesterday when a person ran up to the car and fired shots at him, police said.

The 30-year-old was shot a number of times, including in the head.

A woman in the car was uninjured, Cabramatta Police Superintendent Alan Becke said.

The man was treated at the scene by ambulance officers before being taken to an undisclosed hospital where he underwent surgery.

He was still in a critical condition today.

Police had spoken to witnesses and canvassed the area in search of the offender.

Investigators appealed for anyone who was in the vicinity of Hughes Street, or who might have witnessed the incident, to contact Cabramatta Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Man shot in head in Cabramatta ambush


Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),

Wednesday 9 September 1987, page 10

Paroled man charged over strangle death

BOWRAL: A man on parole after serving a jail term for malicious assault was charged in Bowral Local Court yesterday with the murder of a 43-year old woman.

Mr Gregory Ronald Keaton, 32, of Moss Vale, is charged with murdering Ms Patricia Ann Murray at Moss Vale on Saturday.

Detective Sergeant Alan Becke told the court that Mr Keaton went to a hotel last Friday and, after midnight, followed the woman to her home.

An argument developed between the two because he believed Ms Murray was going to report him and his de-facto wife to the Housing Commission and Department of Social Security.

Sergeant Becke said that during the argument Mr Keaton strangled Ms Murray.

It was understood Ms Murray had said that Mr Keaton, though employed, was receiving unemployment benefits and that his de-facto wife was receiving a single-parent benefit.

Mr Keaton was remanded in custody to appear in Moss Vale Local Court on Monday.

The court had been told that Mr Keaton was on parole, having been convicted in 1982 of malicious assault inflicting actual bodily harm to have sexual intercourse.

His de-facto wife and two of her five children were in court.


Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.


3 November 2021



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