Murray James WILSON

Murray James WILSON

AKA  Muzza 

Late of New Lambton, formerly of Clovelly, NSW 

 

NSW Goulburn Police Academy Class #  237H ( Last of the 12 Week classes )

New South Wales Police Force

ProCst # 60629

Regd. #  25674

 

Rank:  Commenced Training at Goulburn Academy on ? June 1988

Probationary Constable- appointed 9 September 1988 ( aged 26 years, 9 months & 4 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( YES )

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Final Rank =  Detective Senior Constable

 

Stations?, Anti Theft Unit – Eastern Suburbs District (Bondi)( early 1990s ), Mascot Detectives ( early 1990s ), Broken Hill ( late 1990s ), Inverell, ( Sydney 2000 Olympics at Bondi Beach Volley Ball Venue ) – Disengagement on 26 August 2002

Service:  From ? June 1988 ?   to   26 August 2002  =  13 years Service

 

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours

 

Born:  Tuesday  5 December 1961

Died on:  Monday  13 July 2020 

Age:  58 years, 7 months & 8 days

Cause:  Cancer – Brain.  Diagnosed with Stage 4 in early 2019

Event location:   ?

Event date ?

 

Funeral date:  Tuesday  21 July 2020 @ 1.3opm

Funeral location Newcastle City Hall, 290 King St, Newcastle, NSW

( Due to current Govt. restrictions of the 4 square metre rule at a Funeral due to the Cornona19 Virus Pandemic – this will be a Private Funeral )

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: James Murray Funeral Directors, Broadmeadow, NSW

Buried at: ?

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

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

Murray James WILSON AKA Muzza

Murray James WILSON AKA Muzza

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By all accounts, Muzza was a very laid back character, a great Detective and loved his old Holden EH sedan.

He was, apparently, working for Border Force ( Customs ) since leaving NSW Police Force until recently due to a decrease in quality of life.

 


 

WILSON
MURRAY JAMES
“MUZZ”
Passed away peacefully 13th July 2020
Late of New Lambton
Formerly of Clovelly
Aged 58 Years

Dearly loved son of MARGARET and ARTHUR.

Much loved brother of DYANN, STEVE, and JANINE.

Loving uncle and great uncle of JOHN, HEIDI, LAURA, ADRIAN, OLLIE, JEMMA and loved nephew of BILL.

The relatives and friends of MUZZ are warmly invited to attend the Celebration of his Life to be held at Newcastle City Hall, 290 King St., Newcastle this

TUESDAY 21st July 2020 commencing at 1.30pm.

Please ensure that you arrive in time to leave your name and contact details on the attendance record in accordance to the current regulations.

To view the service via live stream go to https://www.jamesmurray.com.au/tribute-centre  ( This link is NOT valid.  I have contacted the Tribute Centre for the correct link.    Cal )

James Murray Funeral Directors
Broadmeadow
0249 611 435

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Murray James WILSON aka MUZZA

A beautiful service for beautiful, kind, funny and exceptional man. I first spotted Murray in Woolworths in Grafton and thought he was absolutely gorgeous – and he was, inside and out. We became friends but lost touch. We met up again some 20 years later and remained in contact . I was always amazed at what he was up to – he led such an interesting life and no doubt impacted on so many in good ways. A life well lived – he was loved by many. RIP Murray, Sally and Grace xx
Sally Rhodes 1 week ago
Murray – we will miss you. Such a beautiful soul. Strong and gentle man. A great friend. All our love, Stephen (Murphy) and Suzie. XXXX
Sue Blatchford 1 week ago

Murray James WILSON

Murray was a man of very high personal and professional standards. He spent his life protecting others, putting the lives and well-being of others before his own. He had a sharp mind and a very dry wit. I will always remember sitting in his TV room filling in my notes while he was watching British Train Journeys. Murray made a statement about the presenter, Saying, ” That block can fight.” I looked at the TV and said, “How do you know that?” Murray said, says, yeah , he’s a really good fighter for sure!” Again l looked at the TV presented and notice the very bright hot pink trousers and fluro green shirt with red shinning shoes and l burst out laughing! I realised he was saying that the presenter had to be a great fighter to wear those clothes and survive. Such was the diversity of Murrays personality. I could honestly say that Murray always emitted a sense of safety and comfort whenever you were around him. It was difficult for him to accept the support as he was such an independent and strong person but eventually forged strong and lasting friendships in the least likely places. I feel blessed to have known him and grateful for the memories. RIP Murray, until we meet again.
Eleanor Poi 1 week ago
An Officer and a gentleman RIP In our prayers always Pete & Kaye Scott
Kaye Scott 1 week ago
Kind at heart, cherished by the heart. Deep in thought, thought of deeply. Explorer, adventure awaits you Murray. May your kindness, and sense of adventure bring you love and light in the next world. God bless love Jodie, Andrew and Andy xox
Jodie Conley 1 week ago
Muz Wilson was undoubtedly the coolest cop I ever met. He had a effortless way about him and was larger than life. That said he cared deeply about his profession and always did the right thing. The world is a lesser place without him in it Critch
Rob Critchlow 1 week ago
Muzza, there are no words that can describe the sadness all your friends and family feel. It would be hard pressed to find anyone who didn’t love and respect you mate, even the many crooks you ushered into the dock! You took me under your wing and were like a big brother when Bondi & Waverley Detectives joined as one, now known as Eastern Suburbs. Many a young Police Officer would later learn from your distinct style. I’ll always remember the numerous Sunday sessions at watering holes around the Eastern Suburbs and the occasional motor bike ride to various locations. A specific memory comes to mind when a few of us travelled by the Indian Pacific train from Sydney to Broken Hill (19 hrs) to visit your new digs after you transferred there. Train cattle class wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Nevertheless, you showed us around and we had a ball..! As fate would later have it, we found ourselves living beside one another in Kirra (QLD) opposite the beach for a period of time before you headed up to the Northern Territory for work. You were taken to young. I am sorry that I am unable to attend your funeral service in person. I will be thinking of you, your family and the many memories whilst viewing on line. Rest in peace my friend. Cameron Miller (Burger)
Cameron Miller 1 week ago
RIP Muzza! Gone way too soon. A great bloke, great colleague and a true gentleman. We shared many laughs and work shifts together at Waverley! I’m sure there’s a cold beer or two and an immaculate EH Holden waiting for you in heaven ❤️ God Speed – you will be missed by many Xx
Sue Miller 2 weeks ago
Muzz – your beautiful cheeky smile will be so very missed by so so many xxx
Therese Craner 2 weeks ago
Murray was a great mate we went to South Grafton high school and shared a house in coogee Sydney in the Early 80s he was always fun .We would catch up every few years and fill in the gaps of our lives and what we were all up too in our adult life. He will be missed , he had the most amazing journeys for such a short life ❤❤❤ loved ya Muzz Essy XXX
Esmae Tillman (Law) 2 weeks ago




Rodney William Bertie WOODS

Rodney William Bertie WOODS

AKA Rod

Late of Emu Park, Qld

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  164

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  18796

Rank:  Commenced Academy Training – June 1979

Probationary Constable – appointed 17 September 1979

Constable 1st Class – appointed 17 September 1984

Senior Constable – appointed 17 September 1988

Final Rank = Senior Constable – Retired HOD

Stations?, North Sydney, Moree, Boggabilla, Somerton, Manilla ( 1999 – 2000 ), ?

Service:  From ? June 1979  to ? ? ? ( HOD ) =  ? years Service

Awards: National Medal – granted 3 October 1995 ( SenCon )

Born: Saturday  4 July 1959

Died on: Saturday  15 December 2018

Age:  59yrs  5mths 11days

Cause: Cancer – Brain

Event location: Yeppoon, Qld

Event dateSaturday  15 December 2018

Funeral date: ? ? ?

Funeral location: ?

Wake location: ?

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: Cremated

Memorial located at: ?

Celebration of life:  a celebration of Rod’s life was held on Saturday 26 January 2019 at the Keppel Bay Sailing Club, Yeppoon, Qld

 

 

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


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No details of Rods passing can be found via Google search.

 


Queensland Law Reporter – 11 January 2019 – [2019] 1 QLR64

WOODS, RODNEY WILLIAM BERTIE

After 14 days from today an application for a grant of Probate of the will dated 19th December 2016 of RODNEY WILLIAM BERTIE WOODS late of 3001 Emu Park Road, Tanby Queensland 4703 deceased will be made by CASSANDRA JANE DOBBIN to the Supreme Court at Rockhampton Magistrates Court.

You may object to the grant by lodging a caveat in that registry.

Lodged by: CASSANDRA DOBBIN of 54 Dodson Lane, Cawarral, Queensland 4702.

http://www.queenslandreports.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019-01.pdf


 

 

 

 




William Deane MANSELL

William Deane MANSELL

AKA Billy & Booga
Late of  ?

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class # 144

NSW Police Cadet # 2791

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  16613

Rank: NSW Police Cadet – commenced  7 February 1972

Probationary Constable – appointed 9 October 1974

Constable – appointed 9 October 1975

Detective

Senior Constable – appointed 9 October 1983

Final Rank = Detective Senior Constable

Stations?, Parramatta Drug Squad,

ServiceFrom  7 February 1972  to  5 March 1990 =  18+ years Service

Awards:   National Medal – granted 15 November 1991 ( Det SenCon )( posthumously )

Born:   Sunday  9 October 1955

Died on:   Monday  5 March 1990

Age:  35

Cause:  Brain Tumour & Cancer – Bowel

Event location:  Hospital – Sydney

Event date:   ?

Funeral date:   ? ? ?

Funeral location:   ?

Wake location:  ?

Funeral Parlour:  Olsen’s Funerals, Sutherland

Buried at:   Cremated

Ashes:  Woronora Memorial Park, 121 Linden St, Sutherland

Grave location:  Crematorium area: KK – Rose Garden – 28 – 0051

 Memorial located at:   ?

 

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


 

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Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), Friday 13 July 1990 (No.88), page 6660

 

NOTICE of intended distribution of estate.— Any person having any claim upon the estate of WILLIAM DEANE MANSELL, who died or the 5th March, 1990, must send particulars of his claim to the Executrix, care of Saville & Walkom, Solicitors, 29 Gymea Bay Road, Gymea 2227, within two (2) calendar months from publication of this notice. After that time the executrix may distribute the assets of the estate having regard only to the claims of which at the time of distribution she has notice. Probate was granted in New South Wales on the 24th May, 1990. [9913]

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/231888671





David Charles SANDERSON

David Charles SANDERSON

AKA  CHARLIE
Late of  ?

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  126

New South Wales Police Force

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Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 5 April 1971

Constable 1st Class – appointed 5 April 1976

Sergeant – appointed 2 May 1986

Inspector – appointed ? ? ?

Chief Inspector – appointed ? ? ?

Superintendent – appointed ? ? ?

Final Rank = Superintendent

Stations?, Liverpool ( ‘A’ List – early 1970’s ), Campbelltown ( 35 Division Detective ), Bankstown ( 19 Division – Detective ), Instructor – Detectives Training Course 2/77 & 3/77, Deniliquin ( Det Sgt – late 1980’s ), Lismore ( Commander ), Tweed Heads, District Officer – Albury, Thredbo Landslide Commander ( 1997 ), Queanbeyan ( Commander ) – Retirement

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre April 1971?  to  19 July 2002 =  31+ years Service

Awards:   National Medal – granted 8 June 1988 ( Det Sgt )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 8 March 1997 ( C/ Insp )

Commissioners Commendation for the Emergency Response Management of Thredbo Landslide in July 1997. Award received in 2000

Born:   Tuesday  29 April 1947

Died on:  Sunday  28 April 2019 ( ONE day before his 72 birthday )

Age:  71

Cause:   Melanoma & Brain Cancer

Event location:  Home

Event date:  Sunday  28 April 2019 during the morning – surrounded by family

Funeral date:   Thursday  2 May 2019 @ 1.30pm

Funeral location:   Saint Raphael’s Catholic Church, 47 Lowe St, Queanbeyan, NSW

there will be NO formal Police involvement at the funeral although family and friends are invited to attend.

Wake location:  ?TBA

Funeral Parlour:  William Cole Funerals, Canberra  6253 3655

Buried at:   Queanbeyan Lawn Cemetery,  Lanyon Dr, Jerrabomberra, NSW

 Memorial located at:   ?

 

David Charles SANDERSON

 

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Charlie was a former school teacher & quite academically gifted together with being an all round nice guy.
He was also the Forward Commander at the Thredbo Landslide and the ‘face of’ the Police during that event and a legend as the Commander.
We give our deepest condolences to Sue and his 7 kids.

SANDERSON David Charles ( CHARLIE )

29 April 1947- 28 April 2019

Beloved husband of Sue.

Father of Matt, Joe, Sarah, Paul, Annie, Pete and Christina.

Passed away peacefully the morning of Sunday, 28 April surrounded by his family.

Charlie will be remembered as a loving father, a dedicated Police Officer and a great mate to all who knew him.

The funeral service for Charlie will be held at St Raphael’s Catholic Church, Lowe Street, Queanbeyan on Thursday 2 May 2019, commencing at 1:30 pm.

Burial will follow at Queanbeyan Lawn Cemetery.

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Published in The Canberra Times on Apr. 30, 2019

 

May 4, 2019
Dear Sue and family, we were both saddened and shocked to read of Charlie’s passing in our church bulletin at Mass tonight. We have fond memories of family connections in Queanbeyan and beyond. Charlie will be remembered as a true gentleman, wonderful family man and exemplary policeman. I hope we can make contact in the near future. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we send you our love.
The de Jongh family.
May 2, 2019
To Sue and family. I arrived in Canberra yesterday 1 May, as part of the Salvation Army Australia Red Shield Ride from Sydney to Melbourne. I hoped to catch up with Charlie while here, so to find he has just passed away is terrible news. We leave to ride south to Cooma today so will not be able to attend his funeral and pay my respects to the family.
I valued the friendship of Charlie and Sue during our time on Mornington Island and since, and still remember how easily he made friends during our time together on the Great Vic Bike Ride.
Rest in peace Charlie. You left a wonderful legacy in your family and your industry and we are the better for knowing you.
From Robert Cooper and Sharon Donald.

 

 

May 1, 2019
Charlie SANDERSON
May 1, 2019
You were a bloody good bloke Charlie.

May you forever Rest In Peace.

https://www.australianpolice.com.au/david-charles-sanderson/

April 30, 2019
To Sue and family, after knowing Charlie through work in the New England area and with him at Lismore he was a great man, leader and friend. His family was his number one priority and he will be surely missed by everyone that has known him. Irene and I are not able to share in your grief first hand but we will from a distance. Irene and Les Bulluss.
April 30, 2019
Dear Sue and family, sending you love and strength at time. Melissa, Sarah and Genevieve – Rise Above – Capital Region Cancer Relief
May 1, 2019
To Sue and family. Sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. Sad for all. RIP
April 30, 2019
To Sue and family, after knowing Charlie through work in the New England area and with him at Lismore he was a great man, leader and friend. His family was his number one priority and he will be surely missed by everyone that has known him.
Irene and I are not able to share in your grief first hand but we will from a distance.
Irene and Les Bulluss.
April 30, 2019
Dear Sue and family, sending you love and strength at time.
Melissa, Sarah and Genevieve – Rise Above – Capital Region Cancer Relief
http://tributes.canberratimes.com.au/obituaries/canberratimes-au/obituary.aspx?n=david-charles-sanderson&pid=192735540

David Aspland‎ New South Wales Policing History ForumSeptember 7, 2017 · I trotted along to Retired Police Day 2017 in Queanbeyan today and had a great time catching up with a few old reprobates and listening to some very interesting presentations by current police of the issues of today. Here is me catching up with Retired Superintendent Charlie Sanderson (LEFT) and Retired Sergeant Scott Ide (RIGHT).
David Aspland‎ New South Wales Policing History Forum   September 7, 2017 · I trotted along to Retired Police Day 2017 in Queanbeyan today and had a great time catching up with a few old reprobates and listening to some very interesting presentations by current police of the issues of today. Here is me catching up with Retired Superintendent Charlie Sanderson (LEFT) and Retired Sergeant Scott Ide (RIGHT).


These photos appeared in the Deniliquin Pastoral Times, February last year ( 2018 ). The first one was taken at Charlie’s sendoff from Deniliquin around 1990…they recreated the shot at the Deni Police Re-union in February last year ( 2018 ). We did indeed have fun with Charlie…may he rest in peace. The two guys to the right who did not make the reunion are Paul Hansen (glasses) and Cameron Wendt. So proud to have worked with all these fellows. Pat Seccull
These photos appeared in the Deniliquin Pastoral Times, February last year ( 2018 ). The first one was taken at Charlie’s sendoff from Deniliquin around 1990…they recreated the shot at the Deni Police Re-union in February last year ( 2018 ). We did indeed have fun with Charlie…may he rest in peace. The two guys to the right who did not make the reunion are Paul Hansen (glasses) and Cameron Wendt. So proud to have worked with all these fellows.    Pat SeccullThese photos appeared in the Deniliquin Pastoral Times, February last year ( 2018 ). The first one was taken at Charlie’s sendoff from Deniliquin around 1990…they recreated the shot at the Deni Police Re-union in February last year ( 2018 ). We did indeed have fun with Charlie…may he rest in peace. The two guys to the right who did not make the reunion are Paul Hansen (glasses) and Cameron Wendt. So proud to have worked with all these fellows. Pat Seccull


Survivor found in resort rubble


We talked about community service and community policing. I told him of the success of Sgt Neville Plush in Nimbin and how much love and support he gets and how different that was to the corrupt crew who occupied the Nimbin Police Station before Inspector Charlie Sanderson took over as Lismore Area Commander. “Community is the eyes and ears of policing,” said Callum. Later Callum came by again because he was interested in the progress of the cardboard jail.
http://www.peacebus.com/freedomride/lithgow.html

Liverpool Police History
Liverpool ( NSW ) Police Time Line ( 1788 – 2016 )
June 1973:  Police Serving in the Citizens Military Forces (C.M.F.)
March/April, 1973, the 1/19th Battalion, Royal NSW Regiment, CMF, completed the last of its 3 day camps, which had been designed for the training of National Service personnel, and the first camp in which the Unit was entirely composed of volunteers.
The unit was often referred to as the ‘1/19 th Police Battalion ’, due to the number of Police who served in the Unit.
Members of the NSW Police Force in camp were :-
Captain R. R. Lidden, a Senior Constable at Scarborough Police Station; Lieutenant D. C. Sanderson, a Constable at Liverpool Police Station; Warrant Officer Class II K. W. Jones, a Constable 1/c at Bega Police Station; Sergeant P. Delamont, a Constable at the S.T.P North Sydney ; Corporal R. N. Deards, a Constable 1/c at Lake Cargelligo Police Station; Corporal J. Gibbs, a Constable at the S.T.P. North Sydney; and Private P.E. Graham, a Constable 1/c at Orange Police Station.

 Liverpool Police History page 239, David Charles SANDERSON
Liverpool Police History page 239


Interesting story about a defining moment in Emergency Rescue in Australia, the Thredbo Landslide. I was transferred to Monaro LAC a couple of months after it happened as the A/Crime Manager (I still wonder about that title, but Crime Coordinator sounds even worse ). The Commander, Supt Charlie Sanderson was still working on the Coroners Brief. It was one of the most amazing documents I have ever read in policing. Charlie was a great detective.

Training for a nightmare: How first responders prepare for the worst

Updated

Charlie SANDERSON, Thredbo Landslide - 1997
Part of the Thredbo Landslide of 1997

As rescuers scanned for life in sub-zero temperatures after the Thredbo landslide, the dangerously unstable site and freezing conditions stalled search efforts and caused equipment to seize.

One of Australia’s most popular holiday spots became the site of one of our greatest tragedies when 18 people died in the landslide in 1997.

It marked a turning point in the way authorities responded to natural disasters in Australia.

“We’ve gone really from a system that was ad hoc and everyone was doing the best they can to a system that’s well-maintained and regulated,” Fire & Rescue New South Wales Chief Superintendent Paul Bailey said.

In 1997, Fire & Rescue NSW had about 30 urban search and rescue trained staff — now the figure is almost 10 times that.

Training and technology have both vastly improved in the past 20 years.

Australia now has two internationally accredited urban search and rescue teams, meaning they can deploy anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice.

Six hours to get in the air

The NSW team is one of two in Australia to hold classifications with United Nations International Search and Rescue Advisory Group.

“When we’re told there’s an incident we need to be up and out of the here in six hours,” Chief Superintendent Bailey said.

“So that means getting a team of 72 people, all our equipment, which is over 36 tonnes of equipment, all together onto a cargo plane and anywhere in the world within six hours.”

Responding quickly is crucial — search and rescue crews say after around 100 hours life expectancy falls significantly.

They’ve been tested too. Firefighters say in 2011, Australian crews got to the Christchurch earthquake before some teams from Auckland.

The NSW team was deployed to the Japan earthquake and tsunami and also Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu in 2015.

To remain permanently prepared, the search and rescue teams train in gruelling and realistic scenarios.

“What we do is simulate a pancake collapse — so that’s when building floors topple on top of one another,” Fire & Rescue’s Manager of Specialised Operations Darryl Dunbar said.

“Then our crews have to make entry through those floors to gain an entry underground to access that tunnel network.”

Once teams arrive on the scene, they use an array of gadgets to search for life — including vibration sensors that can detect the slightest bit of scraping or tapping on metal or concrete.

“[Vibrations] can actually travel more than 50 metres through a structure depending on how a building has collapsed,” station officer Daniel O’Dea said.

“These crews, that’s their job to identify that sound, work out what it is exactly if it’s in fact a distress call from someone.”

“We’ve got cameras that can snake down into a void, a tiny gap that was a wide as your finger and go down through that gap to manoeuvre that to locate any signs of life.”

First responders’ training facility revealed

When the ABC visited the Ingleburn training facility, search and rescue teams were running a refresher course for firefighters.

The idea is to get as many firefighters as possible around the state trained because they are likely to be the first responders.

It begins with the basics — cutting through tonnes of concrete and then using timber as a lever to create access.

One of the firefighters on the training course was Scott Featherstone, son of Paul, the paramedic who helped Stuart Diver for 12 hours until he was freed from the concrete after the Thredbo landslide.

He said his dad’s efforts in part inspired him to become a firefighter.

“I always wanted to do something where I could [help people],” he said.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-23/how-thredbo-landslide-changed-disaster-preparation-in-australia/8732152?fbclid=IwAR1fYs2_DruP-tSm9XNcr045Nsxz18J49wvrUtlEnhnQvsDKGrAH3-af0-s

 


 

 

 

 




Peter Thomas FITZPATRICK

Peter Thomas FITZPATRICK 

Late of Loftus

NSW Police Academy Class “either” 116 or 117

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  13453[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 26 November 1968

Senior Constable – appointed 26 November 1977

Sergeant – appointed 12 September 1984

Detective Inspector – Retirement

Final Rank = Detective Inspector

Stations?, 21 Division, Miranda – Retirement

ServiceFrom  ? ? ?  to  16 January 2004 = 37 years Service

Awards:   National Medal – granted 13 November 1984

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 2 February 1995

Born:   16 December 1949

Died on:   Tuesday  2 October 2018

Age:  69

Cause:   Cancer – Brain

Event location:   ?

Event date:   ?

Funeral date:   Friday  12 October 2018 @ 11am

Funeral location:   St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Belmont St, Sutherland

Wake location:  Kareela Gold Club ( Sports Bar )

Funeral Parlour:  ?

Buried at:   ?

 Memorial located at:   ?

 

 

 

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Nothing further, at the time of publication, is known about this man or his career.
Cal
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James Robert BERTHALY

JAMES ROBERT BERTHALY 

aka  Bob / Bertha / Kimbies

NSW Police Academy Class # 113

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # 12936

Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 11 December 1967

Constable – appointed 11 December 1968

Senior Constable – appointed 11 December 1976

Detective Sergeant – appointed 31 August 1984

Detective Sergeant – retired

Stations?,  Albury ( 1972 ), Liverpool Detectives, Green Valley Detectives, Kogarah ( 1973 ), Hurstville ( 1970’s – 1980’s ), Campbelltown Detectives ( 35 Division – at the ‘old’ Railway St Police Station ), South West,  Albury,

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre December 1967  to  ? ? ? = ? years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 29 November 1983

Born:  Saturday  24 January 1948

Died on:  Thursday 15 November 2018

Cause:  Cancer – Brain

Event location: Frank Whiddon homes, Glenfield

Age:  70yrs  9mths  22days

Funeral date:  Tuesday 20 November 2018@ 2pm

Funeral location: North Chapel, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Camden Valley Way, Leppington

Buried at: ?

BOB is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  * NOT JOB RELATED

Bob Berthaly, James Robert Berthaly

 

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal@AustralianPolice.com.au


 

Post for James Robert "Kimbies" Berthaly - thanks people for all your kind words and waries it seems that uncle bob has turned the corner regarding the situation before Christmas. He is still in gosford hospital but as you can see he is much much better. I did tell him it was his shout at the pub though. Mark


 

( Attached 2 March 2019 )

Jeff Rey
October 23, 2018 ( Ex Cops – Secret FB Group )

It is a little difficult to feel another emotion other than melancholy after visiting an old friend who, in his own words looks you in the eye with his steel blue eyes and tells you he only has four weeks to live. Today was such a day when I visited my old work colleague from Campbelltown Detectives, James Robert Berthaly, known to all as either Bob, Bertha or Kimbies. My old partner Peter Gould had been generous enough to call in and see him before I had arrived and as I sat out on the verandah in the sunshine with Bob, we reminisced on times gone by, funny times we had shared at our second unofficial office ’The Lacks Hotel’, exchanging war stories and the like.

He spoke glowingly of his undying love for his three sons, one of whom tragically he had already lost through cancer, his friends from his lengthy and distinguished policing career, his world travels, his friends, but most of all his funny, quirky anecdotes about almost every facet of his life. As I sat there quietly listening to my old dying friend, I thought to myself that only those who knew this larrikin could even dare to believe his wonderful stories. Some of them have already become legendary.

For the two hours I sat with Kimbies, the mood was surprisingly uplifting, and he indeed laughed a great deal. I was almost in awe of his tenacity, courage and typically “Fuck You cancer” attitude. There were two occasions however, when he shed a few tears. I also did in kind. How could I not. When I left him, he gave me a massive bear hug and planted a big kiss on my left cheek, declaring, “I love you”. It was in turn, reciprocated.

I have made it my solemn promise to this great man and myself to visit him regularly, weekly, in his greatest time of need and I urge all of his friends and former colleagues to do the same. He is in good spirits, and informed me that he is happy to receive guests. Bob always had time for everyone else. Now it is our time to repay that debt. You will find him on Level 2, Raine House, Whiddon Group, 81 Belmont Road, Glenfield.

Our lives, by those who have touched them are etched forever in our minds as a myriad of footprints in the sand. Some footprints however, are etched deeper in the sands than others, solely by what we have received from those whose footprints are left. In Bob’s case, his footprints are forever indelible.

James Robert Berthaly, Bob Berthaly, Jeff Rey


James Robert Berthaly, Bob Berthaly,

James Robert Berthaly, Bob Berthaly,

James Robert Berthaly, Bob Berthaly,

James Robert Berthaly, Bob Berthaly,

James Robert Berthaly, Bob Berthaly,

James Robert Berthaly, Bob Berthaly,

Received this letter from the Police Commissioner yesterday for the late ‘Kimbies’ Berthaly. Emailed to me to pass onto the Berthaly family. Nice gesture Commissioner. I know the family will appreciate it.


 

 

Original Post re Get Well Bob


 




Mark Derek HUDSON

Mark Derek HUDSON

aka Huddo

( late of Mt Annan )

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. # 19989[/alert_yellow]

Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 4 December 1981

Constable 1st Class – appointed 4 December 1986

Senior Constable with many stints as relieving Sergeant between 1990 – 2008.

Retired ( Medical discharge – Chronic PTSD – HOD )

Stations:  No. ( Division ), Burwood, Five Dock, NSW Police Prosecutors, Highway Patrol No 9 Division, Highway Patrol Bankstown / Campsie Patrols, Crime Stoppers Unit, Police Media Unit, Highway Patrol – Mid West / Endeavour Regions ( including Five Dock & Petersham ), Traffic Camera Unit and Traffic Services.

Service:  From  14 September 1981  to  21 August 2008 = 26+ years Service

Awards:  22 November 1991 – COP Commendation for Courage:  Awarded Commissioner’s Commendation – Courageous resolution of a suicide attempt by an armed, disturbed man at Gladesville Hospital.

National Medal – granted 28 August 1997

NSW Police Medal & 2nd Clasp for NSW Police Medal – granted 30 June 2004

1st Clasp to the National Medal – granted 17 May 2007

3rd Clasp for NSW Police Medal – granted 11 February 2009 ( posthumously )

Assistant Commissioner Award ( Traffic ) for outstanding service to the people of NSW in contribution to the reduction of road toll and other Traffic Services as a NSW Highway Patrol Officer.

Born:  30 April 1957

Died on:  Saturday  3 July 2010

Cause: Cancer – Brain ( right side ) Grade 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme ( Diagnosed in October 2009 )

Age:  53

Funeral date:  Wednesday  7 July 2010 @ 10.30am

Funeral location:  St Paul’s Catholic Church,

cnr John & Mitchell St’s, Camden

Buried at:  Sydney Catholic Garden Cemetery, Western Rd, Kemps Creek


Mark Derek HUDSON

 

Grave location

Lawn Grave: St Andrew area:  R47:  # 5

GPS:  -33.89627130390685, 150.77976189912795

 

[alert_yellow]MARK is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow]  *NEED MORE INFO

[alert_pink]MARK  IS mentioned on the Sydney Police Centre Memorial Wall[/alert_pink] * Added to Wall on Wednesday 26 September 2018

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Memorial:

HUDSON

Mark Derek

30.4.1957 – 3.7.2010

Beloved husband of Brigid

Loving dad of Jack

To the world he was but one

To us he was the world

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Gregory Allen RODGERS

Gregory Allen RODGERS

aka  Buck

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class 192 ?

New South Wales Police Force

joined NSW Police as a Junior Trainee – 19 July 1982

( late of Woronora Hts )

[alert_yellow]Regd. # 20847[/alert_yellow]

Rank: Junior Trainee – commenced 19 July 1982

Probationary Constable – appointed 11 March 1983

Constable 1st Class – appointed 11 April 1988

Sergeant – Retired

StationsBurwood Police Boys Club Concert Band ( mid 1970’s ) – Euphonium player, Burwood, 9 Division HWP, 24 Division HWP, Endeavour Region HWP ( Canterbury ( 1985 – ? ), Ashfield

ServiceFrom 19 July 1982  to  2 June 2006 = 24 years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 24 March 2000

Born:  28 February 1964

Died on:  early a.m. on Monday  23 March 2015 at Calvary Hospital, Kogarah, NSW.

Cause:  Cancer – Brain – ( ? side ) Grade 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme

Age:  51

Funeral date:  Friday  27 March 2015 @ 1pm

Funeral location:  South Chapel, Woronora General Cemetery & Crematorium,

121 Linden St, Sutherland

Buried at?

 

[alert_yellow]GREG is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow]  *NEED MORE INFO

Greg 'Buck' Rogers & Val Bryant in New Yourk, USA in 2013
Greg ‘Buck’ Rodgers & Val Bryant in New York, USA in 2013

Greg Rogers - A Few Extra Months appeal - 3 September 2014
Greg Rodgers – A Few Extra Months appeal – 3 September 2014

http://www.gofundme.com/dyn36w

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Location of funeral

Gregory Rodger funeral pamphlet – 2015

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From the ‘Go Fund Me’ website, to which Greg made 3 Posts from 3 September 2014:

Update #3:  6 months ago.

In January this year I was diagnosed with Grade 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme. I have had Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy . In June this year a portion of a second brain tumour was removed. The standard Chemotherapy used for Brain Cancer has to this date been unsuccessful and the tumour continues to grow. My biggest hurdle at present is the swelling of the brain. An alternative Chemotherapy will help with this swelling and may give me an extra couple of months with my family. There is little or no government subsidy and we have sought help through foundations which have been unsuccessful. I am asking for a small donation from my family and friends to help with the cost of further treatment.

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Update #2:  6 months ago.

Thank you again to all the wonderful people who have donated. My health is poor but my heart is healed. The support and love shown by so many people is truly unbelievable.

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Update #3:  3 September 2014.

To all the wonderful people out there. Please watch our video.
Thank you




Gregory Jon WRIGHT

Gregory Jon WRIGHT

AKA WRIGHTY

Late of ?

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class # “possibly” 150

NSW Police Cadet # 2919

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  17199

Rank:  NSW Police Cadet – commenced 5 February 1973

Probationary Constable – appointed  20 January 1976

Constable – appointed  20 January 1977

Senior Constable – appointed  26 August 1985 ( 7 months loss of Seniority )

Final Rank = Senior Constable

Stations: ?, Fairfield ( 34 Division – 1977 ), Campbelltown ( 35 Division – late ’70s and 80s ),  Coffs Harbour – Retirement – Death

Service: From 5 February 1973 to ? ? ? = ? years Service

Awards:  National Medal granted 17 March 1992

BornSunday  20 January 1957

Died on:   Saturday  31 December 2005

Age: 48 yrs 11 mths 11 days

Cause:  Cancer – Brain

Event location:  Mater Hospital, Newcastle, NSW with his mother, Inez, by his side

Event date:  Saturday  31 December 2005

Funeral date:  5 January 2006 @ 2pm

Funeral location?, Taree, NSW

Wake location: ?

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: Cremated.  Ashes scattered at one of his favourite places at Old Bar, NSW

Memorial located at: ?

Constable 1/C Greg Wright - 27 Feb 1982
Constable 1/C Greg Wright – 27 Feb 1982

 

GREG 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.

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal


May they forever Rest In Peace


 

Constable 1/C Greg Wright - 27 Feb 1982
Constable 1/C Greg Wright – 27 Feb 1982

 

Constable 1/C Greg Wright - 27 Feb. 1982
Constable 1/C Greg Wright – 27 Feb. 1982

 

Constable 1/C Greg Wright - 27 Feb. 1982
Constable 1/C Greg Wright – 27 Feb. 1982

 

Constable 1/C Greg Wright - 28 Feb. 1982
Constable 1/C Greg Wright – 28 Feb. 1982

 

Constable 1/C Greg Wright - New Years Eve - 31 December 1982
Constable 1/C Greg Wright – New Years Eve – 31 December 1982

 

Former Senior Constable Greg WRIGHT was stationed in 34 Division ( Fairfield & Cabramatta Police ) during the 1980’s working mostly on General Duties.

Greg died in Newcastle, NSW, on New Years Eve of 2005 from cancer of the brain and his funeral was held in Taree on the 5 January 2006 at 2pm.