Mark Douglas LAVERS

Mark Douglas LAVERS

AKA  ?

Late of Jamberoo, NSW 

 

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  170

NSW Police Uniform # 8148

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  19430

 

Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Academy on 19 January 1981 ( aged 22 years, 8 months & 18 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed 6 April 1981 ( aged 22 years, 11 months & 5 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed 6 April 1986  

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 27 July 1995 

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? ( skipped )

Inspector – appointed ? ? ? ( skipped )

Chief Inspector – appointed 14 September 2003 ( Section 66 ) – appointment confirmed on 10 November 2003

Final Rank =  Chief Inspector

 

Stations:  Earlwood ( 9 Division )(6 April 1981 – ? ), Enfield GDs, Cronulla GDs, Sutherland GDs, Engadine GDs, Mascot GDs, Botany Bay GDs ( Sgt – 1995 ), Wollongong GDs ( C/Insp – 2003 – on a Section 66 ) – Retirement

Service:  From 19 January 1981   to 26 September 2013  =  32+ years Service

 

Awards:  National Medal – granted 8 March 1997 ( Sgt )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted ? ? 2006

NSW Police Service Medal with 30 year Clasp – granted 10 December 2003

3rd Clasp to NSW Police Service Medal – granted ? ? 2007

4th Clasp to NSW Police Service Medal – granted ? ?2014

National Police Service & Good Conduct Medal – granted 3 April 2013

Commissioners Citation for Community Service – granted 31 December 2012

 

 

Born:  Thursday  1 May 1958

Died on:  Friday  7 August 2020 @ 9.40pm surrounded by love & family.

Age:  62 years, 3 months & 6 days 

Cause: attended Hospital suffering pneumonia but found to have Leukaemia  

Event locationWollongong Hospital, NSW

Event date:  Friday  7 August 2020 

 

Funeral dateTuesday  18 August 2020 @ 2pm

Funeral locationHansen & Cole Funerals, 634 Northcliffe Dve, Kembla Grange, 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 )

FUNERAL WAS LIVE STREAMED. 

You can find the link HERE

 

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:  5 December 2020 ( tentative )

( 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: Hansen & Cole, Kembla Grange, NSW

Buried at: ?

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

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

Mark Douglas LAVERS

Mark Douglas LAVERS & Chris LAVERS
Mark Lavers & Chris Lavers at the Fraternity Club, 10 June 2017.

 

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Our deepest condolences to his wife, Chris Lavers, and family.

 

FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2013<br /> C/Inspector Ken McDonald presenting a Presentation Board to Retired C/Inspector Mark Lavers at the Send Off with Chris Lavers to the right.
FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2013
C/Inspector Ken McDonald presenting a Presentation Board to Retired C/Inspector Mark Lavers at the Send Off with Chris Lavers to the right.

 

FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2013<br /> C/Inspector Ken McDonald presenting a Presentation Board to Retired C/Inspector Mark Lavers at the Send Off.
FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2013
C/Inspector Ken McDonald presenting a Presentation Board to Retired C/Inspector Mark Lavers at the Send Off.

 

FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2013<br /> C/Inspector Ken McDonald presenting a Presentation Board to Retired C/Inspector Mark Lavers at the Send Off.
FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2013

FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2013<br /> C/Inspector Ken McDonald presenting a Presentation Board to Retired C/Inspector Mark Lavers at the Send Off.

FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2013<br /> C/Inspector Ken McDonald presenting a Presentation Board to Retired C/Inspector Mark Lavers at the Send Off.

FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2013<br /> C/Inspector Ken McDonald presenting a Presentation Board to Retired C/Inspector Mark Lavers at the Send Off.

FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2013<br /> C/Insp Brian Wyver speaking of Retired C/Insp Mark Lavers at the Send Off.
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C/Insp Brian Wyver speaking of Retired C/Insp Mark Lavers at the Send Off.

 

FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2013<br /> Retired C/Insp Mark Lavers at the Send Off.
FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2013
Retired C/Insp Mark Lavers at the Send Off.

 

FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2013<br /> Retired C/Insp Mark Lavers at the Send Off.
FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2013
Retired C/Insp Mark Lavers at the Send Off.

FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2013<br /> Retired C/Insp Mark Lavers at the Send Off.

FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2013<br /> Retired C/Insp Mark Lavers at the Send Off.

Mark LAVERS

Mark LAVERS

Mark LAVERS

Mark LAVERS - Leaving Wollongong Police Station, for the last time, as a Chief Inspector of NSWPF, with his wife.
Mark LAVERS – Leaving Wollongong Police Station, for the last time, as a Chief Inspector of NSWPF, with his wife.

 

Mark LAVERS

Mark LAVERS

Mark LAVERS - Officially an Old Bastard with his Government 'Seniors Card'
Mark LAVERS – Officially an Old Bastard with his Government ‘Seniors Card’

 

Mark LAVERS

Mark LAVERS

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Student missing off City Beach in Wollongong

A massive search-and-rescue operation has been launched after a Saudi Arabian student went missing during a late-night swim at City Beach in Wollongong.The University of Wollongong student was on a night out with friends to celebrate his 25th birthday when he and two others went for a swim at 2am today.Wollongong Police Inspector Mark Lavers said the friends entered the surf just south of the City Beach Function Centre and became caught in a rip.

 

 

  • March: Liberian refugee missing off City Beach Two managed to return to shore, however the 25-year-old was dragged south by the current. “The missing person was hit by a couple of heavy waves,” Insp Lavers said.  His friends last saw him 30m offshore, opposite the WIN Entertainment Centre.  Last month a 19-year-old Liberian refugee, Patrick Koffa, vanished at the same beach while swimming with friends at night.  He was caught in a rip after entering the water about 9pm on March 8. His body was retrieved from the water a week later about 300m from where he was last seen.  Today’s search resumed at 7am, although the continued rough conditions have complicated the search and delayed the arrival of the PolAir helicopter. Insp Lavers said a police motorbike would be brought in to scour the beaches while PolAir and the Water Police would search the ocean. “We are hoping the weather will clear because visibility is a bit ordinary because of the swell,” Insp Lavers said. The 25-year-old has been in Australia for six months and lives at the University of Wollongong’s International House. A group of about eight friends were keeping a vigil at the beach this morning.

Student missing off City Beach in Wollongong | Illawarra Mercury | Wollongong, NSW


 

 

Policewoman killed after engagement

A POLICEWOMAN was killed and her fiancé and colleague seriously hurt after a head-on collision yesterday – just 24 hours after the couple were engaged.

Wollongong Constable Elise Krejci and her partner Senior Constable Brett Wright were returning from a week-long family holiday with Officer Wright’s three children when the crash occurred at Cataract, south west of Sydney.

Colleagues of the couple were the first emergency workers at the scene after their car slammed into another vehicle in heavy rain about 1.30pm yesterday.

Constable Krejci, 31, died at the roadside, while Senior Constable Wright was released and airlifted to Wollongong Hospital in a serious condition with spinal injuries.

The three children – aged 7, 10 and 13 – escaped with minor injuries.

Grieving colleagues said today the couple had been engaged only two days ago and were due to return to work this morning.

Many of the couple’s workmates were unaware they were engaged until after the accident.

The death of the popular young officer has rocked the Wollongong command, where Constable Krejci’s sister, Anna, also works.

Inspector Mark Lavers said the couple had been on a week-long family holiday and were returning home when the crash occurred.

“They were engaged two days ago,” Insp. Lavers said.

“They got the ring in the safe (here at the police station).

“We will have to give it back to her sister today, I suppose, or her father.”

Insp. Lavers said colleagues were shattered by the death.

“She (Elise) is a lovely girl. She has been with us for three years since she was on probation,” he said.

“Her sister also works here.

“A lot of people had worked with her and a lot of people are upset.”

Insp. Lavers said the couple’s Holden Commodore hit a patch of water on the road and aqua-planed before slamming into the side of on oncoming Ford Fiesta on Picton Rd.

The male driver of the Ford, a 23-year-old Leumeah man, suffered hip, leg and facial injuries and was airlifted to Liverpool Hospital in a serious, but stable condition.

His female passenger was taken to St George Hospital in serious condition with multiple injuries.
Insp. Lavers said highway patrol colleagues of the two officers were the first at the scene.

He praised the professionalism of officers, who immediately realised their colleagues were involved.

A police Chaplin and psychologist were counselling officers.

Police from the Southern Region Crash Investigation Unit attended the scene and inquiries into the cause of the collision were continuing.

Police have appealed for anyone with information about the incident who has not yet spoken to police to contact Wollongong Police on 4226 7899 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Originally published as Policewoman killed after engagement


 

Fears held for missing Wollongong girl

Police are searching for a 10-year-old Bellambi girl who went missing on Saturday from a house in Wollongong. Tia Marie Hammond was last seen playing with her 12-year-old brother in the front garden of a family friend’s house on Corrimal St.At about 8.30am, Tia’s mother looked out the window to check on the children but was told by her son that Tia had ridden off on her pushbike. The mother hoped Tia would return home but after she failed to do so yesterday, she contacted police, said Wollongong police duty officer Inspector Mark Lavers.

Insp Lavers said two young girls said they saw Tia and another woman getting into a taxi on her street – Waley Ave, Bellambi – between 7pm and 8.30pm on Saturday, but he said this sighting was unconfirmed.

“At this stage we are reviewing CCTV footage from the (Crown St) mall,” Insp Lavers said.

“It could have been that she has been caught on CCTV, and we will also check her usual hang-outs, particularly the (Wollongong) youth centre.

“Tia is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, 150cm tall with a solid build and wavy shoulder-length brown hair.

She was last seen wearing a blue adidas jacket with three white stripes down the front, black Nike shorts and black and white slip-on shoes.

Police are concerned for her welfare and urge anyone who has any information on Tia’s whereabouts to contact Wollongong police on 4226 7899 or CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.

Fears held for missing Wollongong girl | Illawarra Mercury | Wollongong, NSW


 

Man charged over Mangerton home invasion

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A 20-year-old man is due to appear in Wollongong Local Court today charged with a home invasion at Mangerton.

Chief Inspector Mark Lavers from Wollongong police says two men entered a house in Woodlawn Avenue at 5:00pm AEST yesterday armed with a baseball bat and a machete.

“They have entered the premises and demanded money. When no money was forthcoming, the males have left the premises with the victim’s mobile phone,” he said.

“A description of the white van used by the offenders was circulated by police radio. A short time later the pair was stopped by Lake Illawarra police in the vicinity of Primbee bypass.”

They were arrested and charged with the home invasion.

The 20-year-old man from Warilla was refused bail, while a 50-year-old man also from Warilla has been given conditional bail to appear in Court on October 7.

Man charged over Mangerton home invasion – ABC News


 

Serial child rapist caught

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A serial child rapist who went on the run yesterday just hours after being released from jail has been nabbed near a Wollongong beach, south of Sydney, by an off-duty policeman.

Raymond Barry Cornwall breached his strict bail conditions yesterday evening, just half an hour after parole officers left him at his approved accommodation.

The 52-year-old was released from Sydney’s Long Bay jail on appeal after serving a 14-year sentence for four sexual attacks on females aged between 13 and 23, who he held at knifepoint.

He was due to undergo a program for sex offenders in jail for eight months, but the Court of Appeal overturned that Supreme Court ruling yesterday.

An off-duty officer recognised Cornwall this morning while jogging at Stanwell Park Beach, in north Wollongong, and approached him.

He called police, who arrested the sex offender about 8:00am (AEDT).

Under his 26 release conditions, Cornwall had to be supervised by parole officers, inform them of his movements, be at his address between 9:00pm and 6:00am (AEDT), and wear an electronic monitor on his ankle.

But the anklet was not fitted with GPS monitoring, so authorities were unable to find him before he removed it.

He was also ordered to accept psychiatric treatment, including anti-libidinal medication, and avoid public places regularly frequented by children.

Inspector Mark Lavers says Cornwall poses a potential risk to the public due to his behaviour.

“He’d removed his anklet so he’s breached his home detention order so he was therefore wanted by us,” he said.

“He’ll be dealt with by probation and parole, and by investigating detectives from Parramatta”.

Cornwall had been on a series of interim detention orders since his sentence expired, while the New South Wales Government applied to have him kept in jail for another five years.

In allowing his appeal yesterday, the court said the judge failed to make a clear finding that a lighter, five-year supervision order would not provide adequate protection.

The court noted Cornwall had undergone sex offender courses in jail.

But the move was condemned by the New South Wales Opposition, which said the Government had not developed the appropriate criteria for courts to decide if sex offenders deserve extended detention periods.

Cornwall is due to face Wollongong Local Court later today.

NSW Police Commissioner Scipione has congratulated the off-duty officer, whose efforts he says were “outstanding”.

“It just shows that police never are really off-duty,” he said.

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Seven of eight stolen monkeys found

Police have recovered seven rare monkeys stolen from a wildlife park south of Sydney on the weekend, but they are still looking for an eighth.

The four cotton top tamarins and four pygmy marmosets were stolen late on Saturday night from the park at Helensburgh.

Chief Inspector Mark Lavers says officers found three tamarins in a cage dumped in parkland in Auburn after seizing a car they believed was used in the theft.

“The monkeys were recovered in a fairly cold and distressed condition,” he said.

“They were returned to Symbio who then took them to the vet and a further four monkeys were located by detectives last night, again in the Auburn area.”

The Park’s owner, John Radnidge says the marmosets could have died had police not acted quickly.

“These animals come from a tropical rainforest climate and they need their heat and specialised diets,” he said.

“They were left in a paddock, they were freezing cold, the detectives were so concerned about their well being that they returned them to us at our Helensburgh premises under police escort.”

The four marmosets had been left at a veterinary clinic.

Police have yet to charge anyone over the theft and have asked for public help to find the remaining tamarin.

Detectives can be contacted via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

Seven of eight stolen monkeys found – ABC News


 

 

 




Brian George BANISTER

Brian George BANISTER

AKA  Doggy

Late of  ?

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  ‘POSSIBLY’ 094

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  10575

Rank:  Commenced Training on ? ? ?

Probationary Constable- appointed 25 February 1963

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed 25 March 1968

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed 25 March 1972

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 30 June 1987

Final Rank =  Detective Senior Sergeant

 

Stations?, Major Crime Squad – South West & Campbelltown, ?, Internal Affairs – South West Region – Retirement

Service:  From ? pre Feb 1963? ?   to   18 July 1997 ? years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 20 January 1981 ( Det Sgt )

1st Claps to National Medal – granted 17 March 1989 ( Det SnrSgt )

Commended, together with Alfred ( Tom ) Rangott, SenCon L. J. Huntington, Cst F.K. Whitton & ProCst G.R. White, for good team work and tenacity during a high speed chase in the Liverpool area resulting in the arrest of an offender charged with Robbery Whilst Armed in July 1969.

Born:  Sunday  28 August 1938

Died on:  Wednesday  6 May 2020

Age81 years  8 months  8 days

Cause:  Cancer – Leukemia

Event location:   ?

Event date ?

 

Funeral date? ? ? ( already held )

Funeral location?  ( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 10 persons 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 2 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: ?

Buried at: ?

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

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

 

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Doggy’s wife – Betty, passed away in March 2020 – also from Cancer.

They are survived by a Son and Daughter.


 

What a great and cranky man. Had the pleasure of working with him. In order to get him to go for a pistol shoot a friend and I had to take him and then suck up to the guys to let him have another go on the same day. Cranky as he was we could always break through that veneer and make him laugh. Great investigator with no patience for fools. May he Rest In Peace.


 

Brian George BANISTER AKA Doggy - standing & holding a torch
Brian George BANISTER AKA Doggy – standing & holding a torch

 


 

 




George Juris KAINS

George Juris KAINS 

Late of Georges Hall

Father to Lisa May KAINS NSWPF ( R.I.P. )

Father to Peter KAINS – Resigned NSWPF ( now Fire & Rescue NSW )

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class # 121

New South Wales Police Force

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Uniform # 3585

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 8 December 1969

Senior Constable – appointed 8 December 1978

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 15 October 1985

Final Rank = Senior Sergeant

Stations?, General Duties, Highway Patrol, South West Legal Services ( Prosecutor ) – Retirement

ServiceFrom  ? ? Pre Dec 1969?  to  ? ? 2003? = 34+ years Service

Awards:   National Medal – granted 10 September 1986

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 8 November 1995

Born:   29 September 1949

Died on:   Wednesday  8 August 2018

Age:  69

Cause:   Cancer – Leukaemia

Event location:   ?

Event date:   ?

Funeral date:   Thursday  16 August 2018 @ 10.30am

Funeral location:   St Mary, Queen of Heaven, Catholic Church, Georges Crescent, GEORGES HALL

Wake location: Bankstown Sports Club

Funeral Parlour:  ?

Buried at:   ?

 Memorial located at:   ?

 

George Juris KAINS
34 years Service

 

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Ted Collins – NSW Fallen Police FB Group  9 August 2018
With all due respect. I knew George as a police prosecutor at Bankstown.
I also did a prang when he was off duty, riding his motorcycle home. He got injured when a driver failed to give way. Later that driver pleaded not guilty. Another top prosecutor Bob King ever alert noticed that the driver sat awkwardly in the witness box. It was revealed that he the driver was blind in his right eye. George was granted money in third party claim and set up his own hire car business.
Rest in peace mate.
Rossco Wilson – NSW Fallen Police FB Group  9 August 2018
RIP George, your battle with cancer is over. You & Barb fought the good fight. I first Met George when he was a Police prosecutor at Bidura Children’s Court. He was a tough but fair prosecutor & woe betide the unprepared Constable at a hearing. My wife & Barb later met through a TAFE course unrelated to the police force & became good friends. George was a pussy cat out of the job but was & remains a good friend.
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Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995), Saturday 23 July 1994, page 4


Man charged over missing teenager

SYDNEY: A man appeared in a Sydney court yesterday charged with sexual assault and kidnapping after police raided a property in Sydney’s west earlier in the day.

Police had found a 17 year-old girl who allegedly had been abducted as she walked home from school on Monday.

Vanna Chea, 23, of Hinchinbrook, was remanded m custody in Bankstown Local Court after being charged with kidnapping and four counts of sexual intercourse without consent.

He also was charged with breach of a personal violence order to stay away from the victim and her family, which was issued in Fairfield Court four weeks ago, on June 22.

The case was adjourned to Monday so a Cambodian interpreter could be found.

Police Prosecutor Sergeant George Kains said the sexual intercourse was alleged to have occurred between July 18 and yesterday.

Chea was an Australian resident, he said.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/118192853

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Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995), Friday 29 July 1988, page 4


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Blood-stained clothes, rifle found near suspect’s house

SYDNEY: Blood-stained clothing and a sawn-off rifle were found near the house of a man charged with the murder of his flatmate, Burwood Local Court was told yesterday.

Mr Martin Kluska, 27, of Dalton Street, Dubbo, in western NSW, was charged with the murder of Mr Bruce Mannion, 37, with whom he had lived for 10 weeks at Dubbo. Mr Mannion was reported missing last Wednesday by his parents.

Police Prosecutor Sergeant George Kains told the court that Mr Kluska had assumed the identity of Mr Mannion since his disappearance, using his car and withdrawing money from his bank account.

Sergeant Kains said blood stained clothing and a sawn-off .22 rifle were found in the garage of the Dalton Street house.

He said what appeared to be two bullet holes were found in Mr Mannion’s car which Mr Kluska had been driving.

Mr Kluska’s girlfriend told police that the defendant had scrubbed out the boot of the car and dumped property at Centennial Park, the

court was told.

Since Mr Mannion’s disappearance Mr Kluska had withdrawn $12,000 from Mr Mannion’s bank account and had spent four nights at the Boulevarde Hotel with two women.

Mr Kluska also had placed a $2000 deposit on a car and attempted to use Mr Mannion’s car as security to buy a motorbike.

He was arrested yesterday when attempting to collect the $2000 deposit from a car yard on Parramatta Road at Burwood.

Public Solicitor Ms Dorothy Hughes, in a bail application, said the defendant strongly denied the allegations and had not breached previous bail conditions.

The court was told that Mr Kluska was on parole until 1996 after serving sentences for previous convictions involving kidnapping and breaking and entering offences.

Magistrate Derrick Hand refused bail and remanded Mr Kluska in custody to appear in Burwood Court on August 4.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/102029340
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Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995), Saturday 27 December 1986, page 6


Man killed mother: police

SYDNEY: A 22-year-old man who allegedly kicked and punched his mother to death was found asleep beside her body on Christmas morning, Waverley Local Court was told yesterday.

Mr Robert Craig Taylor, of Glebe, was charged with having murdered 45-year-old Mrs Barbara Taylor.

The prosecutor, Sergeant George Kains, said it was alleged that Mr Taylor had returned to the Glebe house with his girlfriend at 2.30am on Thursday after attending a Christmas party and attacked his mother after an argument with his girlfriend.

A Justice of the Peace, Mr Peter Scanlan, refused bail and adjourned the matter for mention to the Coroner’s Court on January 5.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/130637438
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Bruce Earl MAGEE

Bruce Earl MAGEE

Late of Windradyne ( Bathurst ), NSW

aka  Magoo

NSW Police Academy Redfern – Class 110

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # 12500

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 3 April 1967

Constable – appointed 3 April 1968

Senior Constable – appointed 3 April 1976

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 27 December 1982

Sergeant 2nd Class – Retirement

Stations:  Police Trainee – 20 February – 2 April 1967

Randwick GD’s – 3 April 1967 – 11 March 1971

C.I. Duties – 12 March 1971 – 23 April 1983

Licencing – Redfern Police Stn – 24 April 1983 – 10 March 1984

Instructor – NSWPF Academy, Goulburn – 11 March 1984 – 20 April 1989

Bathurst GD’s – 21 April 1989 – 19 April 1993

Parramatta ( 1970’s ), Blacktown Detectives ( 1976 ), Fairfield Detectives ( late 1970’s )

ServiceFrom  20 February 1967  to  19 April 1993 = 26+ years Service

Awards:   National Medal – granted 22 April 1983 ( Det SenCon )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 30 April 1993

Born:   Thursday  11 September 1947

Died on:   Monday  5 March 2018 @ 1.13am

Age:  70yrs  5mths  22days

Cause:   Leukaemia

Event location:   Bathurst Base Hospital

Event date:  Monday  5 March 2018 @ 1.13am

Funeral date:   ? ? ? ( the funeral will be a “private family” funeral but there will be a Memorial Service at a latter date – TBA )

Funeral location:   ?, “probably” Bathurst Anglican Church, 3 Church St, Bathurst where he was a member

Funeral Parlour: 

Buried at:   ?

 Memorial located at:   ?

 

 

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 Bruce Magee
It is with deep sadness that I advise Sergeant Second Class Bruce Earl Magee, Registered No. 12500, Class 110 passed away at 1.13am this morning at Bathurst Base Hospital. His family were with him and requested their thanks to all those that have passed on their thoughts in respect to Bruce.
There will be a private funeral, and there is to be a Memorial Service at a later date, that date will be advised when it is known.
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I remember Bruce as a Detective Senior Constable at Fairfield ( 34 Division ) Police Station back around 1977 – 79.
He was a really nice and approachable bloke.
May you forever Rest In Peace Bruce.
Greg Callander
5 March 2018

Bruce Magee
Former Detective Sergeant who has investigated and prosecuted the full spectrum of criminal offences over a distinguished career with the NSW Police. He has continued this work in the private sector, both as investigator and teacher. He has extensive experience of the Human Relations framework within Local Government where ongoing exposure to the area broadened his already extensive H.R knowledge and skills.
Director – Em-Four Pty Ltd
http://www.onqconferences.com.au/resources/files/P&P%20August%202005.pdf

Bruce Earl MAGEE

Bruce Earl MAGEE
Anglican News   November 2013   Vol 36 No. 7


Col Colman

A tribute to a special friend Sergeant Bruce Magee

The generosity of ones wisdom, is a statement of kindness, never surpassed in the history of time. When one of patience and understanding, pauses to advise and direct young people, and point them in the right direction, its a true sign of humility and caring. Over the years this man has nurtured the careers of hundreds of young Police Officers, at the Goulburn Police Academy, and on behalf of these Police Officers, serving and retired, we say thank you for your interest, for your patience, and your guidance and your friendship and your knowledge; and for just being the man you are. Yes Bruce Magee, you have made a difference in the lives of many of these young Trainees at the Academy, always encouraging them daily to reach beyond their goals, and to strive to be respected, and to be a competent Police Officer, within your community. I thank you Sir, and salute you for your fine Service.

Bruce attending as a special guest at the Police Academy ten year reunion in 1994.

Bruce Earl MAGEE - 30 April 1994


 




Bruce William TARRANT

Bruce William TARRANT

aka  Tubby & Tarro

( late of Tanilba Bay, NSW )

New South Wales Police Force

NSW Police Redfern Academy Class # 109

Regd. #  12305

Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 12 December 1966

Constable – appointed 12 December 1967

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed 12 December 1975

Final Rank:  Senior Constable

Stations:  North East District ( 1967 ), Newcastle, Carrington, HWP ( Cyclist ) at Scott St, Newcastle ( ? – June 1969 ), Gunnedah HWP – Cars –  Sept 1972 – ), PCBC Gunnedah – ( Police Citizens Boys Club ), Lake Macquarie PCYC ( Police Citizens Young Club 1979 –  ) – retirement

ServiceFrom  pre 12 December 1966  to  ? ? ? = ? years Service

AwardsNational Medal – granted 22 April 1983

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 27 August 1992

Born:  Tuesday  22 June 1943

Died on:  Tuesday  3 May 2016 at Mayfield Aged Care, NSW

Cause:  Illness – Heart failure after battling Ischaemic Heart Disease and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia for about 10 years.

In 2014 he had successful surgery for Bowel Cancer and major heart surgery.

Age:  72 years, 10 months, 11 days

Funeral date:  Wednesday  4 May 2016

Funeral location?

Buried at:  Cremated ( A private cremation took place.  There wasn’t an official funeral or public notice as per his wishes )

 Memorial at:  Tubby’s Ashes will be scattered on a farm at Burren Junction where he liked to go shooting.

Bruce William TARRANT 2007
2007

 

Bruce William TARRANT
2010

 

Bruce William TARRANT

 

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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Due to an accident he had while in the Highway Patrol, he was always on pain killers and for more than ten years he has been using morphine patches, the prolonged use of these medications had a detrimental effect on his health this, coupled with his lifestyle, contributed to his early death.

Bruce had been ill since around August 2015 and had a bleed on the brain and surgery in September 2015.

Unfortunately Tarro had a few setbacks since that time and needed 24/7 care and was placed into the Mayfield Aged Care & Wallsend Nursing Home.

May he forever Rest In Peace.


 

Some work ‘history’ of Tubby from Gunnedah:

 

His stint on the motorcycles ended in June 1969 in Newcastle, when a VW failed to give way to Bruce when he was dispatched to a bank hold-up (hoax).  He spent four months in the Mater Hospital in Newcastle and returned to work full-time the following year in highway patrol cars.

 

He transferred to Gunnedah in September 1972 as the only Highway Patrol officer in the town, about a year later he transferred to the PCBC to become the assistant constable at the Gunnedah Police & Citizens Boys Club and shortly after he was made the Officer in charge.

He lobbied for a better site for a multi-functional club and plans were drawn up for the new PCYC on the Gunnedah Showground, before the building was finished Bruce was offered a transfer to Newcastle to build another club in the Lake Macquarie area.

In 1979 we returned to Newcastle and Bruce commenced the task of raising funds and planning the new club.  This task was achieved with support from local businesses and a very strong committee and the new club was opened by the then Prime Minister the Honorable Bob Hawke AC on 1st October 1983.

Bruce continued to run the club until his retirement due continued complications from the motorcycle accident back in 1969.

 

Info:  Mary Tarrant


 

A childhood friend of Bruce, comments:  Although Bruce and I ( Anthony Stevens ) were never stationed together, we were both good childhood friends living in Whitegates, Wallsend and attended school together in Newcastle.

6 July 2020