Bruce David McKEACHIE
Late of Crown Street, Harrington, NSW
( ” possibly ” related to Glen J. McKEACHIE, NSWPF # 22759 )
NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern – Class # 038
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 6785
Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 26 June 1950 ( aged 22 years, 1 month, 23 days )( 1 month, 19 days at Academy )
Probationary Constable- appointed 14 August 1950 ( aged 22 years, 3 months, 11 days )
Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( YES )
Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 July 1967
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 1 April 1974
Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 16 September 1977
Inspector 3rd Class – appointed
Inspector 2nd Class – appointed
Inspector – appointed 5 November 1983
Chief Inspector – appointed ? ? ?
Final Rank = Chief Inspector
Retirement / Leaving age: = ?
Stations: ?, Ashfield ( Det Cst 1/c )( 1960 ), Liverpool ( 22 Division )( Det Sgt 2/c – 1/c )( ? – 16 Sept. 1977 ), Fairfield ( 34 Division )( 1970s – October 1979 )( Sgt 1/c )( GDs ), Broken Hill ( Sgt 1/c )( GDs )( October 1979 – April 1980 ), ?
Service: From 26 June 1950 to ? ? ? = ? years Service
Awards: National Medal – granted 8 June 1988 ( Former Det C/Insp )
Born: Thursday 3 May 1928
Died on: Thursday 26 January 2012 ( Australia Day )
Age: 83 years, 8 months, 23 days
Event location: ?
Event date: ?
Funeral date: Wednesday 1 February 2012 @ 11am
Funeral location: Manning Great Lakes Crematorium Chapel, 183 Pampoolah Rd, Taree, NSW 02 6550 0755
Funeral Parlour: Hutchinson Family Funerals – 02 65521060
Buried at: Cremated
Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?
Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( January 2021 )
BRUCE is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance *NEED MORE INFO
FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.
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May they forever Rest In Peace
Records show that, in the beginning of 1942, the Officer In Charge ( O.I.C. ) of the ‘ Police Depot ‘, Bourke St, Redfern, was A. R. McKEACHIE. ( ” possibly ” another relative ).
Andrew Rowley McKEACHIE, Born 1889, NSW, NSW Police Reg # ‘Q ‘ 9175 – ProCst Thursday 29 December 1910
Info: Police Heritage Story
Cumberland Argus (Parramatta, NSW : 1950 – 1962), Wednesday 14 December 1960, page 15
Win after close contest
Detective Constable Bruce McKeachie, of Ashfield, played a consistent game to win a stableford event in a competition staged by No. .9 Division Police Golf Club last week.
McKeachie gained 41 points to win from Inspector Ray Blissett, of Paddington, who returned 40 points.
It was McKeachie‘s first win in competition golf events organised by the Police Golf Club.
Presenting trophies to winners, the club president, Detective Senior Constable Jack Thompson, said he was particularly pleased that Detective McKeachie had won. He said he had been playing with the club for a long time, and this was his first victory.
Senior Constable Thompson also congratulated the other winners.
Next meeting of the club will be held at Carnarvon Golf Club, Lidcombe, on Christmas Day.
A single stableford competition event will be staged.
Players will receive a Christmas gift from the club. The event is set down to begin at 8 a.m. sharp.
The club has held elections for the coming year.
Elections resulted: President, Detective Senior Constable J. D. Thompson; vice-presidents, Detective Sergeant 3/c E. W. Quill and Detective Constable 1/c E. A. Booth; secretary, Detective Senior Constable R. S. Cox; treasurer, Detective Sergeant 3/c F. G. Bridges; handicapper and organiser, Senior Constable L. R. Clancy; club captain, Constable 1/c G. A. Dobbins; vice-captain, Constable 1/c L. Weston; committee, Senior Constable J. R. Beswick, Constable S. S. Johns.
Following are results of last week’s game:
Police — Detective Constable 1/c Bruce McKeachie, of Ashfield, first with 41 points; Inspector Ray Blissett, of Paddington, second with 40 points; Detective Sergeant 3/c Ted Bridges, of Lidcombe, third with 40 points.
Bridges was beaten on a count-back for second place.
Visitors: Mr. Hilton Neal, of Liverpool Golf Club, first with 38 points; Mr. Alby Beveridge, of Fox Hills Golf Club, second with 38 points ( beaten on a count-back ), and Mr. George Barker, of Cabramatta Golf Club, third with 35 points.
Late of Crown Street, Harrington.
Retired Chief Inspector NSW Police Force.
Loved husband of Carolyn.
Loved father of Stuart.
Remembered by his extended family and many friends.
BRUCE’s funeral service will be held at the Manning Great Lakes Crematorium Chapel, Taree on Wednesday, 1st February 2012, commencing at 11am.
Past and present members of the Police Association and Harrington Bowling Club are invited to attend.
Hutchinson Family Funerals
Funeral Directors to the Manning 1800 684…
Publication: The Daily Telegraph
I remember Bruce as a Sgt 1/c at the old Fairfield Police Station ( same location as the present station but when it consisted of two separate buildings with the driveway down between them ).
Bruce was on GDs and I recall him as being under 6′ tall, with black ‘ brilcreamed ‘ hair – combed back and, I think, had bit of a prominent nose and / or jaw line.
He was a nice bloke.
13 Jan 2021
Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this man at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.