Bruce Danby SOANE
Late of Blue Mtns
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 6716
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 5 June 1950
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 5 October 1967 ( Seniority date should be 1 July 1967 )
Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 3 April 1977
Inspector – appointed 11 May 1982
Stations: ?, Phillip St Police Stn, Redfern Police Stn, State Operations – Retirement
Service: From ? ? pre June 1950? to 25 April 1986 = 35+ years Service
Awards: No find on It’s An Honour
Born: 11 January 1931
Died on: Thursday 12 October 2017
Event location: Springwood Hospital, NSW
Event date: ?
Funeral date: Wednesday 18 October 2017 @ noon
Funeral location: North Chapel, Pinegrove Memorial Park, Great Western Hwy, Minchinbury
Buried at: Cremated
Memorial located at: ?
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Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 – 1954), Tuesday 1 July 1952, page 1
FARMHAND, 17, CHARGED
WITH MURDER OF TAXI-DRIVER
A young Victorian farmhand was charged at Phillip St. police station at 4.30 am today with the murder of Joseph Edward Fisher, 29, Dee Why taxi-driver, at Church Point, last Saturday. He is Peter Mannington Harvie, 17½, of Eildon, a township about 60 miles from Melbourne.
Harvie was arrested shortly after midnight on Wynyard ramp, by Constable Bruce Soane and *Probationary Constable Kevin Proud, who were on beat duty. It is understood Harvie approached the two constables, said something to them, and accompanied them to Phillip St. police station. Harvie was questioned by Detective-Inspectors Calman and Rogers, of the CIB Homicide Squad, and wrote out and signed a long statement.
Dressed in old clothes — a high-necked woollen sweater over a working shirt, heavy boots and an old overcoat — Harvie was taken by car to the culvert at Church Point where Fisher‘s body was found. He was then brought back to Phillip St. police station and charged with murder.
As the charge was read Harvie gazed straight at the sergeant without speaking, and was then locked in a cell.
Harvie appeared before Mr. Macreadie, SM, at the Children’s Court, Albion St., at 10 am. Proceedings lasted only a couple of minutes.
Harvie was charged with the murder of Fisher and formally remanded until July 24, the date on which the coroner will hold the inquest. Harvie was then taken back to the CIB.
On Saturday at 11.30am Christopher Mallis, the owner of Fisher‘s cab, saw the cab being driven in Oxford St., Paddington, by a stranger.
Mallis stopped the cab and the stranger ran away.
Police then discovered bloodstains, a spent .22 calibre cartridge and Fisher‘s watch and cigarette lighter in the cab. A sawn-off pea rifle was found later in the backyard of a house near where the cab had been stopped.
Following publication of a photograph of the weapon in Melbourne newspapers yesterday, Detective Petty, of the Melbourne CIB, was visited by several youths.
Detective Petty communicated with CIB chief James Wiley, at the Sydney CIB. and detectives on the Fisher case then were instructed to search Sydney for a Victorian youth. It was while they were combing the city that Harvie was arrested by Constables Soane and Proud.
CONSTABLE Bruce D. SOANE (left) and Probationary Constable Kevin P. Proud, who took into custody early today, a youth subsequently charged with the murder on Saturday of a Sydney taxi-driver.