Allen John BEHRINGER
Late of ?
Husband to Gloria
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 5216
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 13 May 1946
Senior Constable – appointed 1 July 1958
Sergeant 3rd Class – Appointed 9 September 1968 ( Seniority date should have been 29 May 1968 )
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 21 June 1976 ( in the 1979 Stud Book, his name is crossed out with an asterix next to it. )
Stations: ?, “possibly” Bondi ( 1948 ), Wellington ( 1978 )
Service: From ? ? pre May 1946? to ? ? ? = ? years Service
Born: 13 August 1919
Died on: ? ? ?
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Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), Friday 24 February 1978 (No.24), page 642
Department of the Attorney-General and of Justice
HIS Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, approved of the following appointments:
The undermentioned members of the Police Force to be Inspectors under the Liquor Act, 1912, the Licensing District preceding their names, for the dates specified, viz.:—
Wellington. — Sergeant 2nd Class Allen John Behringer, stationed at Wellington, in lieu of Sergeant 1st Class Ronald George Gardner, from 4th December, 1977, to 17th December, 1977, inclusive.
Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 – 1954), Saturday 27 March 1948, page 3
Fight at show to enter hall; police swept aside
Three thousand people fought and struggled to enter the Hall of Industries at the Showground today. Two nurses and two ambulance officers were rushed to the spot and treated 30 people who collapsed.
There were no serious cases, said Superintendent O’Sullivan, of Central District Ambulance. Large early-morning crowds had banked up and the crush occurred when opening of the hall was delayed for half an hour. Those early in the Hall of Industries queue arrived at 8.30 am. By 9.30 am, when the shutters were eventually pulled up, between 3000 and 4000 people were awaiting admittance. As the rollers moved, the crowd cheered and surged forward. Police standing along the doorway to regulate the crowd were swept backwards. Police re-formed, but again were swept aside by the milling crowd. Men, women and children pushed and struggled to enter the hall, which is the main one on the ground selling sample bags. Women and children were battered against the sides of the doors as they struggled to get in and the crowd behind pushed forward. It was the worst demonstration by a Show crowd since the opening last Saturday.
Police, who finally opened the shutters, . described the crush as “ugly.” Constable Behringer, of Bondi, said: “When the shutters were opened, pressure from the huge crowd was terrific. “I picked up several children who fell to the floor, to prevent them being trampled upon and possibly seriously injured. ” I also helped several elderly women to safety.”
Police said even before they opened the hall, they admitted several old people and young children through a trapdoor. RAS secretary Colonel Somerville said: “Delay in opening the hall was because we had to clean it.” The late opening caused congestion which lasted for more than an hour. The huge hall was packed to capacity by a slow-moving mass of men, women and children, majority of them bent of buying samples. When the crowd stampeded into the Hail, many made for a stand selling chocolate samples.
In 20 minutes the stand had sold out. The crowd then turned and made for the exits, but was met by a further crush of people coming in the door. In the melee, sample bags were torn from the hands of some who got them, while others were trampled underfoot. Police formed a cordon around the stand and diverted crowds from it.
As the crowd increased throughout the day, it was a crush almost everywhere at the Show.
By early afternoon ambulance officers and nurses treated more than 100 men, women and children who had collapsed.
TONIGHT’S RING PROGRAMME
7.0: Mile record attempt. 7.30 Trotting. 7.45: Hunting 8.30: Trotting, 8.45: Polo 9.15: Special attractions. Woodchopping: 11 am to 7.20 pm