Alan James WHITE

Alan James WHITE

AKA  YT

Late of Callala Beach – formerly of Hornsby, NSW

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  184B

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  20316

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 23 July 1982

Constable 1st Class – appointed 27 May 1988 ( Seniority date = 23 July 1987 )

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Final Rank = Detective Sergeant ?/C

Stations?, Darlinghurst ( 1980’s ), Hornsby, Liverpool ( CIU ), Drug & Vice, Newtown – Retirement

Service:  From ? ? pre July 1982?  to 8 May 2003 =  21 years Service

Awards: National Medal – granted 6 April 2001 ( Det SenCon )

Born: Wednesday  30 March 1960

Died on: Friday  21 June 2019

Age: 59

Cause: Natural causes – Heart attack

Event location: Home

Event date: ?

Funeral date: Wednesday  3 July 2019 @ 1pm

Funeral location: Magnolia Chapel, Macquarie Park Crematorium & Memorial Pk, cnr Delhi Rd & Plassy Rd, North Ryde, NSW

Wake location: ?TBA

Funeral Parlour: ?TBA

Buried at: Cremated

Memorial located at: ?

 

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Lyn TOWNSEND

Lynette Irene TOWNSEND

Wife of Retired NSWPF member Supt. Lloyd Townsend # 9234
AKA LYN
Late of Dubbo
New South Wales Police Force
Rank:  Police wife
Final Rank = ?
Stations?
 
Awards:   No find on It’s An Honour
Born:   ? ? 1945 – 1946
Died on:   Wednesday  5 June 2019
Age:  73
Cause:  Heart attack
Event location:   ?
Event date:   ?
Funeral date:   Tuesday  11 June 2019 @ 10.30am
Funeral location:   Chapel of the Western Districts Memorial Park, Boothenba Rd, Dubbo, NSW
Wake location:  ?
Funeral Parlour:  Abbey Funeral Home,  6881 8988
Buried at:   Buried
 Memorial located at:   ?

 

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LYNETTE IRENE TOWNSEND
“LYN”
Passed away 5th June 2019
Aged 73 years.
Late of Dubbo.
Dearly loved wife of Lloyd.
Loving mother & mother-in-law of Gavin & Natalie, Aaron & Emma.
Adored grandmother of Isabella.
Lyn’s funeral service will be held in the Chapel of the Western Districts Memorial Park, Boothenba Road, Dubbo commencing at 10.30am Tuesday 11th June 2019 followed by a private burial.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of:
“Our family caring for your family”
02 6881 8988

Published in Narromine News on June 8, 2019

http://tributes.narrominenewsonline.com.au/obituaries/narrominenewsonline-au/obituary.aspx?n=lynette-irene-townsend-lyn&pid=193088730




Adam James HAHN

Adam James HAHN 

AKA  Hahny
Late of Garden Suburb

NSW Goulburn Police Academy Class #  ? ? ?

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  25809

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Final Rank = Sergeant

Stations?, Newcastle, Gosford ( 1990’s ), Police Prosecutions Command – Retirement

ServiceFrom  ? ? ?  to  21 January 2010 =  21 years Service

Awards:   No find on It’s An Honour

Born:   Friday 5 September 1969

Died on:   Saturday  18 May 2019

Age:  49

Cause:   Heart attack

Event locationKurraka Reserve in Fletcher playing soccer

Event date:   Saturday  18 May 2019

Funeral date:   Friday  31 May 2019 @ 3pm

Funeral location:   Pettigrew Family Funerals, 444 Pacific Hwy, Belmont, NSW

Wake location:  ?

Funeral Parlour:  Pettigrew Family Funerals,  4951 1166

Buried at:   Cremated

 Memorial located at:   ?

Adam James HAHN

Adam James HAHN with friend John Marlow
CHARACTER’: Mr Hahn, left, was described as an intelligent man with a larger than life personality. Friend, John Marlow on right.

 

Adam James HAHN

Adam James HAHN
WORK: Mr Hahn outside Newcastle Courthouse in 2007, when he was working as a police prosecutor. Picture: David Wicks

 

Adam James HAHN
‘LARGER THAN LIFE’: South Cardiff footballer Adam Hahn during a recent match. He died during a game at Fletcher on Saturday.

 

 

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HAHN Adam James

Late of Garden Suburb

Passed unexpectedly

18th May 2019
Aged 49 years

Dearly loved husband of Rachel.

An adored father to Rylie, Elijah and Seth.
Cherished son of Lynette (dec’d) and Dennis.

A much loved brother, son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, nephew, cousin and great mate to many.

The family and friends of Adam are warmly invited to attend a celebration of his life, to be held in The Chapel, 444 Pacific Hwy Belmont (parking via Henry St), on Friday 31st May, 2019, service commencing at 3pm.

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Published in The Newcastle Herald from May 25 to May 29, 2019

http://tributes.theherald.com.au/obituaries/theherald-au/obituary.aspx?n=adam-james-hahn&pid=192971315&fhid=31483

May 31, 2019
From a Boy to a Man, from Windale to great heights, sadly missed by many. RIP Adam.
May 31, 2019
May Adam forever Rest In Peace.

https://www.australianpolice.com.au/adam-james-hahn/

May 27, 2019
Thanks for the laughs mate, for your honesty and integrity, for the gutsy determination that drove you. Always enjoyed being with you, work or sport. When I think of you / I smile RIP.
My thoughts and prayers to Rache and your beautiful children.
May 25, 2019
One of the funniest people I have ever met. And just a real great bloke.
RIP little fella
May 25, 2019
http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/theherald-au/adam-james-hahn-condolences/192971315

South Cardiff footballer Adam Hahn has been remembered as a ‘likeable, genuine bloke’

Adam Hahn suffered what is believed to have been a heart attack about 10 minutes before the end of his South Cardiff team’s match at Kurraka Reserve in Fletcher on Saturday.

The 49-year-old collapsed without warning on the field and – despite the best efforts of those on the scene, including a nurse who used a defibrillator and later paramedics – could not be revived.

The incident has rocked South Cardiff Junior Football Club, which the over-35s side are a part of, and shattered players and those associated with the team.

“He was just a character,” team-mate Ian Nesbitt said.

“A very intelligent man, but just a character.

“A larger than life sort of fella – he was only a little bloke. He was just one of the boys, loved drinking VB like it was going out of fashion.”

Mr Hahn, a Garden Suburb resident who ran a handyman business, leaves behind a wife and three children.

He grew up Windale, and spent many years working as a police officer, and later, police prosecutor. He was also a regular writer to the Herald’s letters page.

Mr Nesbitt, who was on the bench at the time, said his team-mate had shown no signs of any medical problem before the tragic incident.

“I was actually discussing who to pick as man of the match, and Adam’s name came up so I was kind of focused on him,” he said.

“And he just simply fell to his knees and then fell flat on his face, and that was it. He wasn’t even running, he was standing still.

“There wasn’t too many people who saw it. I ran out onto the park, I kind of knew something was going on. We initially thought he was having some sort of seizure.”

Players commenced CPR, and an off-duty nurse who was at the fields assisted in administering Maryland Fletcher Football Club’s defibrillator before paramedics arrived, but it was to no avail.

Mr Hahn had been part of the South Cardiff over-35s team for the past 11 years.

Grieving team-mates gathered at the club’s training ground on Wednesday night to mourn his loss and offer support to each other.

Macquarie Football has arranged for a group counselling session to be held for affected players and officials this Saturday

“There are blokes struggling,” Mr Nesbitt said.

“It was pretty harrowing with that scene, and just wondering what the hell was going on, on Saturday.

“We thought it might benefit to get everybody together as a group … there were a few tears and a chance for everybody to talk about it.

“There were a lot of guys who weren’t saying anything on Saturday, so the idea was to try to get that out and encourage everybody to either talk to your wife, talk to your family, talk to us, talk to your mate.”

South Cardiff Juniors president Cindy Redpath said the club’s teams would wear black armbands during this weekend’s matches as a tribute. A minute’s silence will also be held before each game.

“There’s a lot of people that are quite affected, very upset,” she said.

“It’s been a tragic, tragic event.

“He was one of the most likeable, genuine blokes you would come across. It’s a big shock.”

Ms Redpath said a gala day was being planned for later this year as a fundraiser, but a 100-club raffle would be held during Saturday’s matches with all proceeds going to Mr Hahn’s family.

Argenton United Football Club have pledged to donate the proceeds of a club BBQ.

Other clubs have expressed their condolences.

Mr Nesbitt said the over-35s team had cancelled this weekend’s match but players had vowed to continue playing this season in honour of their mate.

“Hahny loved his football and he’d want us to play on,” he said. “But we’re going to have this weekend off.

“We will definitely resume the following week. I think we owe it to him to keep on playing. He was a champion, he will be sorely missed.”

It’s been a tragic, tragic event. He was one of the most likeable, genuine blokes you would come across. It’s a big shock

South Cardiff club president Cindy Redpath

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/6173835/one-of-the-most-likeable-blokes-you-would-come-across-tributes-to-dad-who-died-on-soccer-field/


 

Stuart Munro is feeling heartbroken.

Yesterday was a day full of highs and tragic lows.. 2 minutes before Mel came into check point 4, I received a call letting me know about the sudden tragic loss of a great mate and team mate Adam Hahn (Hahny) who died playing the game he loves during our soccer game.
Having to stay strong for Mel while trying to come to terms with the news was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do.
My thoughts and condolences go out to Rachel, Eli and Seth. Words can’t possibly express what you are going through at this sad and tragic time..
To my Southy O35 Brothers, knowing how I’m feeling not being there, would be nothing in comparison to the traumatic experience you guys dealt with at the game.
Hahny you were one of the good ones mate. Your quick Witt and stories were legendary mate. Our conversations and great laughs are going to be sorely missed.
The team has lost a larger than life character and will find it hard to go on without you mate. But we will. It’s what you would want.
Vale Hahny “you Goober”
Cheers mate. Green Dream


 

 

 

 




Mark Anthony GARNER

Mark Anthony GARNER 

AKA  BAM BAM
Late of  ?

NSW Goulburn Police Academy Class #  227

New South Wales Police Force

ProCst # 98395

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Rank:  Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on Wednesday 1 April 1987

Probationary Constable – appointed 26 June 1987

( was still a ProCst in 1989 )

Final Rank = Detective Senior Sergeant

Stations?, Nyngan, Bourke ( SenCon – Sgt ), Castle Hill, Negotiators Course, State Protection Security Unit ( S.P.S.U. ),  Tweed Heads – Retirement

ServiceFrom  1 April 1987  to  21 November 2011 ( Suspended ) – 21 November 2013 ( Retired ) = 26+ years Service

Awards:   No find on It’s An Honour

Born:   Tuesday  18 February 1964

Died on:  Sunday  19 May 2019

Age:  55

Cause:   Heart attack in his sleep

Event location:   ?

Event date:   ?

Funeral date:   Friday  31 May 2019 @ 11am

Funeral location:   Tweed Valley Cemetery, 813 Eviron Rd, Duranbah, NSW

Wake location:  Currumbin RSL, 165 Duringan St, Currumbin, Qld

Funeral Parlour:  ?

Buried at:   ?

 Memorial located at:   ?

 

Mark Garner in 2004
Mark Garner in 2004

 

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Mark Garner on 22 April 2015

 

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Inquest into the death of Brenton Hasler at Tweed Heads on the 30 November 2006.

Finding handed down by Deputy State Coroner MacMahon on 30 January 2008.

 

On Thursday 30 November 2006 police were conducting an operation on the Pacific Highway at Sextons Hill near Banora Point in northern New South Wales. The operation was directed, in part, at detecting unregistered and wanted vehicles.

Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) equipment was being used to assist in this process. S/C Mahaffy was the ANPR operator and S/C Hamilton positioned himself some 225 meters further north along the Pacific Highway at a stopping site. The stopping site was just south of Terranora Road. The operation commenced at about 0830.

S/C Bowmer was also to assist in the operation.

The traffic was very heavy and on his arrival S/C Bowmer decided to facilitate traffic flow by arranging for the traffic lights at the intersection of Terranora Road and the Pacific Highway to be turned off and the traffic managed manually.

S/C Bowmer parked the police vehicle he was driving at the ANPR stopping site near that of S/C Hamilton. As this was occurring a rider was travelling on the Pacific Highway on a Honda VFR 750 motorcycle. He was negotiating through the traffic and was overtaking vehicles on the nearside on the incorrect side of the edge line. This was contrary to the motor traffic laws.

S/c Mahaffy, who advised S/C Hamilton, observed this.

As a result S/C Hamilton stopped what he was doing and walked onto the road and directed the rider to stop. The rider refused and accelerated away.

S/C Hamilton yelled to S/C Bowmer to stop the rider and S/C Bowmer having returned to his vehicle followed him. By this time the rider was out of sight.

S/C Bowmer proceeded along the Pacific Highway looking for the rider. After examining a number of side streets S/C Bowmer observed a bike on Darlington Drive, Banora Point, just off the Pacific Highway. He exited the Pacific Highway and followed it.

The bike rapidly increased speed and S/C Bowmer decided to commence a pursuit and did so with lights and sirens operating. Shortly before the intersection of Lochlomond Drive and Darlington Drive the bike left the road and collided with a tree.

S/C Bowmer came on the scene shortly thereafter and provided assistance to the rider. CPR was commenced and an ambulance was called.

On arrival the ambulance officers found the rider to be unconscious, without pulse and not breathing. CPR was continued and he was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital however the rider was declared to be life extinct shortly after his arrival at the hospital.

Elizabeth Alice Hasler subsequently identified the deceased as being her husband Brenton Craig Hasler.

On 2 December 2006 an autopsy was performed at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Newcastle, by Dr. K. Lee, a senior specialist forensic pathologist. Dr Lee found that the cause of Mr. Hasler’s death was multiple injuries.

Legislative Provisions.

The role and function of a Coroner is contained in section 22, Coroners Act, 1980 (the Act).

That section, in summary, provides that at the conclusion of an inquest the coroner is to establish, on the basis of the evidence available, the identity of a deceased person together with the date, place and the cause and manner of their death.

Life Extinct Certificate, Dr. B Beal, Tab 1. 5 Identification Statement, Tab 2. 6 Autopsy report, 2 April 2007, 10.at Tab 66.

Section 13 (1) (a) of the Act provides, in addition, that a coroner has jurisdiction to hold an inquest if it appears to the coroner that a person has died a violent or unnatural death.

Section 13A (1) (b) also provides that a coroner who is the State Coroner or a Deputy State Coroner has jurisdiction to conduct an inquest where it appears that deceased died, or there is reasonable cause to suspect that the person has died, as a result of or in the course of a police operation. Section 13A (2) provides that where the jurisdiction to hold an inquest arises under both section 13 and section 13A an inquest is not to be held except by the State Coroner or a Deputy State Coroner.

On the facts as set out above it is apparent that Mr. Hasler’s death was one that came within the meaning of section 13(1)(a) in that it occurred as a result of injuries he sustained in circumstances that appeared to come within the definition as a result of or in the course of a police operation, in this case a police pursuit.

As such either the State Coroner or a Deputy State Coroner is required to conduct the inquest into his death.

Issues for Inquest:

In this inquest the identity of Mr. Hasler together with the date, place and direct cause of his death are not in dispute.

On the evidence available I am comfortably satisfied that Brenton Craig Hasler died on 30 November 2006 at the Tweed Hospital and that the cause of his death was multiple injuries sustained by him when the motorcycle he was riding left the road and collided with a tree.

The manner, or circumstances, of Mr. Hasler’s death was, however, the subject of examination in the course of the Inquest.

The issues inquired into during the course of the inquest were as follows:

• Was Mr. Hasler the rider of the motorcycle that failed to stop when directed to do so by S/C Hamilton?

• Were the circumstances sufficient to justify the commencement of a pursuit?

• What was the applicable police policy?

• Did S/C Bowman comply with the policy, as he understood it, during the course of the pursuit and should he, at any time, have discontinued the pursuit?

• What caused Mr. Hasler to lose control of the motorcycle and did the manner in which S/C Bowman conducted the pursuit cause, or contribute to, that loss of control of the motorcycle?

• Following Mr. Hasler suffering his injuries was assistance provided to him in timely manner?

• Were the NSW Police critical incident guidelines complied with?

• Are there any recommendations that should be made in accordance with section 22A?

The Evidence:

During the course of the inquest evidence was taken from the following witnesses

• Senior Constable Brett Andrew Mahaffy (the officer operating the ANPR equipment on the Pacific Highway),

• Senior Constable Troy Anthony Hamilton, (the officer who directed the rider of the motorcycle to stop),

• Michael Francis Murphy (a truck driver in traffic near the ANPR site at the time that the motorcycle rider was directed to stop),

Sergeant Mark Anthony Garner (a police officer in traffic near the ANPR site at the time that the motorcycle rider was directed to stop),

• Bruce Roy Austen, (who was driving on Darlington Drive in the opposite direction to that of the Mr Hasler and Senior Constable Bowmer and saw the motorcycle lose control)

• Kellie John, (who saw the collision of the bike with the tree from her lounge window which overlooked the park in which it occurred),

• Mark Raymond Rabjones (who saw the incident from his driveway and provided assistance to Mr. Hasler following the collision)

• Senior Constable Paul Bowmer (the officer who conducted the pursuit of the motorcycle rider),

• Inspector David Richard Driver (the officer responsible for the investigation of the death of Mr. Hasler in accordance with the critical incident guidelines).

In addition statements from witnesses not called to give evidence, relevant police policy and guidelines, maps, vehicle inspection reports and diagrams were also made available.

Was Mr. Hasler the rider of the motorcycle that failed to stop when directed to do so by S/C Hamilton?

S/C Hamilton, after the rider of the bike failed to stop as directed, followed in the direction the rider had taken. He subsequently arrived at the site where Mr Hasler had been injured. During evidence he was asked whether Mr. Hasler’s bike was the bike ridden by the rider that had failed to stop as directed. He thought that it had been and explained why he had come to that conclusion.

Sergeant Garner, who had seen the bike on the Pacific Highway and had also seen S/C Hamilton direct it to stop. Sergeant Garner also attended the crash site and had the opportunity to observe Mr. Hasler’s bike. He also was of the view that the bike was the same as that he had observed on the Pacific Highway and gave his reasons during the course of giving evidence.

I accept the evidence of S/C Hamilton and Sergeant Garner on this point and am satisfied that Mr. Hasler was the rider who failed to stop when directed to do so by S/C Hamilton at the ANPR stopping site that morning.

Were the circumstances sufficient to justify the commencement of a pursuit?

Transcript 06/11/2007, 81-82. 8 Transcript 07/11/2007, 210.

Mr Hasler was directed to stop by S/C Hamilton and failed to do so. He then accelerated away. S/C Hamilton gave him the direction to stop as a result of information he had received from S/C Mahaffy. S/C Hamilton then yelled to S/C Bowmer stop the bike after which S/C Bowmer followed the bike. S/C Bowmer did not know why S/C Hamilton wanted the bike to be stopped and gave evidence that when he was able to stop the rider he intended to administer a random breath test while waiting for S/C Hamilton to attend.

There was some debate during the course of the inquest as to when the pursuit of Mr. Hasler commended and I will return to that debate later however on the evidence it is my view that Mr. Hasler’s failure to stop as directed by S/C Hamilton was sufficient to justify efforts to be taken to apprehend him notwithstanding the fact that the officer doing so might not initially know the reasons for S/C Hamilton’s request that they do so.

In any event I accept S/C Bowmer’s evidence that he observed Mr. Hasler accelerating his motorcycle in Darlington Drive to a speed that was well in excess of the speed limit applicable. I consider that at that point S/C Bowmer had sufficient cause based on his own observations, subject to the application of the relevant protocols, to seek to apprehend Mr. Hasler.

What was the applicable police policy?

The guidelines for police pursuits are contained in the NSW Police Safe Driving Policy (the Policy).

The policy deals with the qualifications and experience of police officers authorised to engage in a pursuit and the vehicles that may be used. The evidence, which I accept, is that S/C Bowmer was appropriately qualified and experienced and his vehicle was also appropriately classified to conduct a pursuit. The Policy, at Part 6, deals with Urgent Duty and Pursuits. An urgent duty is defined as being duty ‘which has become pressing or demanding prompt action’.

A pursuit is defined as commencing ‘at the time when you decide to pursue a vehicle that has ignored a direction to stop’

On the commencement of urgent duty or a pursuit the relevant officer is required to make certain notifications to senior officers at VKG and thereafter undertake those duties or the pursuit in accordance with any instructions given by the appropriate senior officer.

Evidence was given at the inquest that the Policy underwent and adjustment by the introduction of a Coded System of Safe Driving from 11 November 2005

That system made it permissible for an officer to perform urgent duty ‘without first informing police radio in the execution of a traffic stop.

Exhibit 3, Tab 69. 10 NSW Police Safe Driving Policy, 29. NSW Police Safe Driving Policy, 30. Exhibit 5.

However, should the driver of the other vehicle attempt to avoid apprehension or appears to be ignoring requests to stop, and a decision is made to pursue the vehicle – then a pursuit has commenced’.

At inquest there was a difference of opinion as to how the relevant policies were to be applied to the circumstances that occurred 30 November 2006.

One view, that held by Counsel assisting and Inspector Driver was that when S/C Bowmer left the ANPR site with the intention of stopping Mr. Hasler a pursuit had commenced and, as a consequence, the obligations provided for in the guidelines came into force. The other view, the one held by S/C Bowmer and apparently other officers, was that he (S/C Bowmer) was able to commence urgent duty until he approached the motorcycle for the purpose of a traffic stop. If, having indicated to the vehicle that it was to stop, he formed the view that other vehicle was attempting to avoid apprehension or appearing to ignore his request to stop, he would have to decide, as he did in this case, if he was going to commence a pursuit. He was of the view that it was only at that time that he would have had to advise VKG that he was in pursuit. In this case the motorcycle rider had refused to stop.

I accept that S/C Bowmer did not know this however it must have been implicit in the circumstances of the ANPR operation and in S/C Hamilton’s call to ‘stop the bike’. That was the basis of S/C Bowmer’s actions in following him.

It was clearly the intention of S/C Bowmer to stop the rider. To follow him to administer a random breath test whilst awaiting S/C Hamilton’s attendance seems to me to be somewhat artificial. I consider that on a reasonable interpretation of the policy the pursuit commenced at the time S/C Bowmer left the ANPR stopping site with the view of stopping the bike.

On that interpretation he was at that time obliged to inform VKG of the pursuit and to implement the other instructions contained in the policy.

As I indicated during the course of the inquest I am not, nor do I intend to be, critical of S/C Bowmer in respect of his interpretation of the policy. It is clear from the findings of other Coroners and the various interpretations placed on the policy during the course of this inquest that the issue of the interpretation of the policy has been a live one for some time.

The introduction of the Coded System of Safe Driving in November 2005 does not, in my view, clarify the obligations of officers that find themselves in such situations. Indeed it is my view that it probably makes it more confusing by adding another element to the equation. The policy needs to be clear and unambiguous so that officers responsible for its implementation are able to act with confidence in situations that they are required to face in their duties. I propose to make a recommendation pursuant to section 22A on this subject.

Coded System of Safe Driving ,2. See Decision of SDSC Magistrate Milledge in William Spence 1 July 2004 and DSC Magistrate Pinch in Colin John Holmes 29 November 2004.

Did S/C Bowman comply with the policy, as he understood it, during the course of the pursuit and should he, at any time, have discontinued the pursuit?

S/C Bowmer gave evidence that having entered Darlington Drive he observed the motorcycle ahead of him and formed the view that the rider was exceeding the speed limit. He also formed the view that the rider had probably seen him and was seeking to avoid apprehension.

At that time S/C Bowmer decided to commence a pursuit. He attempted to contact VKG to advice of the pursuit but was initially unsuccessful but was able to do so some 9 seconds later.

From the VKG records it would seem that there was a period of 21 seconds form the first attempt to advise of the pursuit to the time that S/C Bowmer advised VKG of Mr. Hasler’s collision and of the need for an ambulance.

The shortness of the pursuit is also emphasised by the recordings contained in the in-car video recordings from S/C Bowmer’s vehicle. The pictures in that recording commence at 9.15.37 with a view of Mr Hasler’s motorcycle 160-180 meters ahead of the police vehicle about to take a left hand bend. The motorcycle is then out of sight. At 9.15.51 a splash of water is observed (as Mr. Hasler’s motorcycle passes through a storm water drain).

The inquest has had the opportunity to traverse the route that was travelled and to observe that part of the pursuit that was recorded on the in-car video. We have also had to evidence of a number of witnesses who observed aspects of the pursuit. A police pursuit is, in its nature, dangerous. It is required to be conducted with skill by the officer involved in order to ensure the safety of the general public who might be in the area (particularly-as in this case where it is a residential area), the police involved in the pursuit and, of course, those that are being pursued.

As far as the manner in which S/C Bowmer conducted the pursuit is concerned the evidence establishes to my complete satisfaction that it was performed in a competent fashion and during its short duration no event occurred that would, in my view, have required it to be terminated. There was, as I have indicated above, some delay in S/C Bowmer accessing VKG to advise that a pursuit had commenced however this was minimal and had, as far as I can see, no bearing on the course of the pursuit.

Counsel assisting has suggested that whilst she does not criticise S/C Bowmer she suggests that looked at in hindsight and taking into account all the now known circumstances perhaps the commencement of the pursuit by S/C Bowmer was not appropriate. I feel however that I must try and put myself into the circumstances that existed on 30 November 2006. I cannot second-guess S/C Bowmer. It seems to me that S/C Bowmer’s do not warrant any criticism whatsoever.

Bowmer transcript 7/11/2007 168 Exhibit 3, Tab 19. Exhibit 3, Tab 17.

having regard to S/C Bowmer’s understanding of the policy, and having regard to the circumstances in which he found himself, I am satisfied that the NSW Police Safe Drive Policy was complied with.

Following Mr. Hasler suffering his injuries was assistance provided to him in timely manner?

What caused Mr. Hasler to lose control of the motorcycle and did the manner in which S/C Bowman conducted the pursuit cause, or contribute to, that loss of control of the motorcycle?

Mechanical defect did not contribute to the incident see evidence of Graeme Bruce Lawrie expert vehicle examiner ‘there was no mechanical defect or failure with the vehicle that may have been a contributing factor towards the collision.’

Mr Hasler lost control of the motorcycle when he was unable to negotiate the bend in Darlington Drive. (See evidence of Michio Justin McMillan).

‘It is obvious from the physical evidence available that the motorcycle rider, Hasler, has not anticipated or negotiated this bend. Hasler has braked hard and after skidding the motorcycle has left the road and mounted the raised concrete cutter onto the grass.

’ Mr Hasler was travelling at a great speed. I accept the calculations of S/C Craig Stewart Norton that the motorcycle was travelling at between 129km/h and 135km/h as being indicative of that speed.

Also: Bruce Roy Austin, ‘very, very fast’  Kellie John from her lounge-room: ‘I could hear the bike coming, I assumed it was a bike, it was very loud and so I turned around to look out my window because I was thinking – I could hear them coming very fast and I was thinking how are they going to slow down to go through the roundabout’

S/C Bowmer’s pursuit did not contribute to the loss of control.   Statement 21/03/2007 para 2319 Statement 28/12/2006 para 13 and 14.  McMillan statement 28/12/2006 para 12.  Norton statement 12/01/2007 para 8.  Austin 6/11/2007 89 23 John 6/11/2007 98 at 35

I have had the benefit of observing the in-car video and hearing the evidence of those who were present. It is undisputed that S/C Bowmer was travelling some distance behind Mr Hasler and at a slower speed.

It is not suggested, and I find that it was not the case, that S/C Bowmer’s driving or the manner in which he conducted the pursuit contributed to Mr Hasler losing control of the bike.

I am satisfied that the cause of the collision was due to the motorcycle being ridden at excessive speed for the conditions and that on reaching the bend in the road Mr. Hasler was unable to negotiate it thereby losing control, mounting the gutter and thereafter continuing for some time until colliding with a tree.

Were the NSW Police critical incident guidelines complied with?

The relevant policy is the Guidelines for the Management and Investigation of Critical Incidents. That policy was tendered in evidence.

In accordance with the policy Inspector David Richard Driver was appointed to investigate the circumstances of Mr Hasler’s death. That investigation was a detailed and thorough one and a number of recommendations were made that go to police procedures that should be given serious consideration. The investigation identified a number of non-compliances with the guidelines. These are identified in Inspector Drivers report. They did not, in my view, affect the integrity of the investigation of Mr. Hasler’s death. It is, however important that such guidelines be complied with strictly in all critical incident situations as compliance ensures that the best evidence is available for any review that subsequently takes place and, at a minimum will free officers involved from any unjustified criticism.

Formal Finding:

Brenton Craig Hasler died on 30 November 2006 at the Tweed Heads Hospital. Mr. Hasler’s death resulted from multiple injuries he received when the motorcycle he was riding left the road at speed and collided with a tree during the course of a police Section 22A Recommendation:

To the Commissioner of Police:

1. That the NSW Police Safe Driving Policy and the Coded System of Safe Driving be integrated and reviewed and clarified with a view to ensuring that ambiguity as to the obligations officers who are required to engage in traffic stops, urgent duties and pursuits are removed.

2. That consideration be given to the inclusion of a knife in the equipment carried by highway patrol vehicles to assist officers who find themselves needing to free persons who might be trapped in motor vehicle collisions or other such situations.

http://www.coroners.justice.nsw.gov.au/Documents/dic2008.pdf


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David Valentine PAUL

David Valentine PAUL   DFC

AKA  BOYDEE
Late of Vaucluse

NSW Penrith Police Academy Class #  “possibly” Class 2 of 1946

David was of Aboriginal decent and one of the earliest to have joined the NSWPF

New South Wales Police Force

Uniform # 1241

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  4931[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 7 January 1946

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 20 February 1967

Does NOT appear in the 1979 Stud Book

Final Rank = Detective Sergeant 1st Class

Stations?, Clarence St Police Stn ( 1948 ), NSW Police Air Wing – Pilot of aircraft NEMESIS ( 1949 ),  Bondi Detectives ( 10 Division 1960’s – Det Sgt 2/C ), Central Detectives ( 1 Division about 1973 – Det Sgt 1/C ),

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre Jan 1946?  to  ? ? ?? years Service

 

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World War II

Australian Imperial Force

Regiment:                        454 Squadron RAAF

Enlisted:                           4 January 1941

Service #                           0210106   403215 ?

Rank:                                 Flight Lieutenant

Training:                          Empire Air Training Scheme ( EATS ) Trained in Rhodesia

Embarkation:                 ?

Next of kin:                     ?

Religion:                          ?

Single / Married:          ?

Returned to Australia:  ?

Military Awards:                  Distinguished Flying Cross ( Imperial )  DFC – granted 28 March 1944

Formal portrait of RAN and RAAF officers at the RAN/​RAAF Australian Joint Anti-Submarine School (AJASS) at HMAS Albatross at Nowra NSW. The only identified officer is O210106 Flight Lieutenant David Valentine Paul DFC RAAF at front row far left. Flt Lt Paul enlisted on 4 January 1941 and trained as a pilot with the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) in Rhodesia. He was posted to 454 Squadron RAAF. Flying a Baltimore aircraft from a base in North Africa he was shot down on 4 December 1943 during a sortie over the Mediterranean. Rescued from the sea he became a prisoner of war (POW) of the Germans, finally being released in 1945 at Stalag IVb POW camp in 1945 at Muhlberg, Germany. He joined the NSW Police Force after the war and remained in the RAAF Reserve rising to the rank of Squadron Leader.

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Awards:   No NSWPF Awards found

Born:   Thursday  10 June 1920

Died on:   ? ? pre 14 May 1973?

Age:  52

Cause:   Heart attack

Event location:  Richmond Air Base, Richmond, NSW

Event date:   ? ? pre 14 May 1973

Funeral date:   ? ? ?

Funeral location:   ?

Wake location:  ?

Funeral Parlour:  ?

Buried at:   ? – usual searches fail to locate a grave or mention of death

 Memorial located at:   ?

 Description Studio portrait of 403215 (O210106) Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) David Valentine Paul DFC RAAF. Flt Lt Paul enlisted on 4 January 1941 and trained as a pilot with the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) in Rhodesia. He was posted to 454 Squadron RAAF. Flying a Baltimore aircraft from a base in North Africa he was shot down on 4 December 1943 during a sortie over the Mediterranean. Rescued from the sea he became a prisoner of war (POW) of the Germans, finally being released in 1945 at Stalag IVb POW camp in 1945 at Muhlberg, Germany. He joined the NSW Police Force after the war and remained in the RAAF Reserve rising to the rank of Squadron Leader.
Studio portrait of 403215 (O210106) Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) David Valentine Paul DFC RAAF.   Flt Lt Paul enlisted on 4 January 1941 and trained as a pilot with the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) in Rhodesia. He was posted to 454 Squadron RAAF.   Flying a Baltimore aircraft from a base in North Africa he was shot down on 4 December 1943 during a sortie over the Mediterranean.   Rescued from the sea he became a prisoner of war (POW) of the Germans, finally being released in 1945 at Stalag IVb POW camp in 1945 at Muhlberg, Germany. He joined the NSW Police Force after the war and remained in the RAAF Reserve rising to the rank of Squadron Leader.

 

 

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David Valentine PAUL

David was an RAAF Pilot during WWI and, afterwards, joined the NSW Police.
He was also a member of 22 Squadron, Richmond, NSW and apparently died of a heart attack at the Squadron at Richmond in 1973.

The Sun   Friday  2 Sep 1949  page 1

"LEGACY" SMILE. Traffic Constable David Paul was " arrested " today by Mrs. Eric Bennett, president of the women's auxiliary of Associated Newspapers ( The Sun ) RSL sub-branch, but was " discharged " when he bought a button for Legacy War Oprphans' Day.Constable Paul is one of the pilots of the NSW Police aircraft Nemesis.A former RAAF Squadron-Leader bomber pilot and DFC winner, he was shot down over Greece and was a POW in Germany for several years.
“LEGACY” SMILE. Traffic Constable David Paul was ” arrested ” today by Mrs. Eric Bennett, president of the women’s auxiliary of Associated Newspapers ( The Sun ) RSL sub-branch, but was ” discharged ” when he bought a button for Legacy War Oprphans’ Day. Constable Paul is one of the pilots of the NSW Police aircraft Nemesis. A former RAAF Squadron-Leader bomber pilot and DFC winner, he was shot down over Greece and was a POW in Germany for several years.


c1942 Description Informal group portrait of four graduates of an Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) course in Rhodesia. Probably taken at the port of Mombassa, Kenya, several of these recent graduates were about to depart for service with 454 Squadron RAAF in the Eastern Mediterranean. Left to right: 406684 Sergeant (Sgt) Ralph Mervyn Simpson RAAF, killed in action on 4 December 1943, Charlie Mumford, 403215 (O210106) Sergeant David Valentine Paul and 400954 Sergeant George Townson Agg. Sgt Paul, later promoted to Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) enlisted on 4 January 1941 and trained as a pilot with the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) in Rhodesia. He was posted to 454 Squadron RAAF. Flying a Baltimore aircraft from a base in North Africa he was shot down on 4 December 1943 during a sortie over the Mediterranean, Sgt Simpson being killed after parachuting from the crashing aircraft. Rescued from the sea with surviving crew members Agg, now a Warrant Officer (WO) and WO 645357 Jim Rennie RAF, Paul became a prisoner of war (POW) of the Germans, finally being released in 1945 at Stalag IVb POW camp in 1945 at Muhlberg, Germany. He joined the NSW Police Force after the war and remained in the RAAF Reserve rising to the rank of Squadron Leader.
c1942 Description   Informal group portrait of four graduates of an Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) course in Rhodesia. Probably taken at the port of Mombassa, Kenya, several of these recent graduates were about to depart for service with 454 Squadron RAAF in the Eastern Mediterranean. Left to right: 406684 Sergeant (Sgt) Ralph Mervyn Simpson RAAF, killed in action on 4 December 1943, Charlie Mumford, 403215 (O210106) Sergeant David Valentine Paul and 400954 Sergeant George Townson Agg.    Sgt Paul, later promoted to Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) enlisted on 4 January 1941 and trained as a pilot with the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) in Rhodesia. He was posted to 454 Squadron RAAF. Flying a Baltimore aircraft from a base in North Africa he was shot down on 4 December 1943 during a sortie over the Mediterranean, Sgt Simpson being killed after parachuting from the crashing aircraft. Rescued from the sea with surviving crew members Agg, now a Warrant Officer (WO) and WO 645357 Jim Rennie RAF, Paul became a prisoner of war (POW) of the Germans, finally being released in 1945 at Stalag IVb POW camp in 1945 at Muhlberg, Germany. He joined the NSW Police Force after the war and remained in the RAAF Reserve rising to the rank of Squadron Leader.

 

c1942DescriptionFormal group portrait of recent graduates of an Empire Air training Scheme (EATS) pilot training course in held in Rhodesia. The only identified man is 403215 (O210106) Sergeant, later Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) David Valentine Paul DFC who like all the new pilots standing in the rear and middle rows is wearing his newly presented wings. Flt Lt Paul enlisted on 4 January 1941 and trained with the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) in Rhodesia. Posted to 454 Squadron RAAF he was flying a Baltimore aircraft from a base in North Africa when he was shot down on 4 December 1943 during a sortie over the Mediterranean. Rescued from the sea he became a prisoner of war (POW) of the Germans, finally being released in 1945 at Stalag IVb POW camp in 1945 at Muhlberg, Germany. He joined the NSW police Force after the war and remained in the RAAF Reserve rising to the rank of Squadron Leader. The four men sitting are probably the course flying instructors.
c1942  Description   Formal group portrait of recent graduates of an Empire Air training Scheme (EATS) pilot training course in held in Rhodesia. The only identified man is 403215 (O210106) Sergeant, later Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) David Valentine Paul DFC who like all the new pilots standing in the rear and middle rows is wearing his newly presented wings.

 

 c1965DescriptionFormal portrait of RAN and RAAF officers at the RAN/RAAF Australian Joint Anti-Submarine School (AJASS) at HMAS Albatross at Nowra NSW. The only identified officer is O210106 Flight Lieutenant David Valentine Paul DFC RAAF at front row far left. Flt Lt Paul enlisted on 4 January 1941 and trained as a pilot with the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) in Rhodesia. He was posted to 454 Squadron RAAF. Flying a Baltimore aircraft from a base in North Africa he was shot down on 4 December 1943 during a sortie over the Mediterranean. Rescued from the sea he became a prisoner of war (POW) of the Germans, finally being released in 1945 at Stalag IVb POW camp in 1945 at Muhlberg, Germany. He joined the NSW Police Force after the war and remained in the RAAF Reserve rising to the rank of Squadron Leader.
c1965    Description    Formal portrait of RAN and RAAF officers at the RAN/RAAF Australian Joint Anti-Submarine School (AJASS) at HMAS Albatross at Nowra NSW. The only identified officer is O210106 Flight Lieutenant David Valentine Paul DFC RAAF at front row far left.


Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 – 1973), Thursday 9 September 1943 (No.200), page 2054

 

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE.

 

HIS Excellency the Governor-General in Council has approved of the following changes being made:—

CITIZEN AIR FORCE.

General Duties Branch.

The following non-commissioned officers (Pilots) are appointed to commissions on probation with the rank of ( Sergeants ) with effect from the dates indicated: –

No. 403215 David Valentine Paul (17th April, 1943)

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/232758844

Army News (Darwin, NT : 1941 – 1946), Friday 7 April 1944, page 1

 

More RAAF Decorations CANBERRA,

Thursday. –

The Air Minister, Mr. Drakeford, has announced that six officers of the RAAF serving overseas have been awarded the DFC.

They are:

Flight-Lieutenant Murray Charlton, of Killara, NSW;

Flight-Lieutenant David William Lewis, of Gundi, NSW;

Flying-Officer Ronald Albert Hoskings, of Dromana Victoria;

Flying-Officer Thomas Alexander Bunn, of Blackburn, Victoria;

Pilot-Officer David Valentine Paul, of Willoughby, NSW and

Warrant-Officer Keith George Campbell, of Willoughby, NSW.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/47691749

Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 – 1973), Thursday 13 April 1944 (No.71), page 803

 

THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL HAS RECEIVED ADVICE THAT HIS MAJESTY THE KING HAS APPROVED OF THE FOLLOWING AWARDS- 28th March, 1944:—

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE.

For skill, courage and devotion to duty in flying operations against the enemy:

Distinguished Flying Cross.

….

(with effect from 4th June, 1943).

Pilot Officer David Valentine Paul, No. 403215.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/232778034

 

Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1931 – 1954), Thursday 6 June 1946, page 1

TOWN TALK

 

Did you see see pleasant looking copper at Pitt and Market Streets yesterday sporting the D.F.C.?

He was Constable David Paul ;

flew Baltimores in 454 Squadron ; was taken prisoner east of Athens, and spent 17 months in the bag.

Joined police force this year. Likes it

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/248500543

 


* the only link is the name.  Not confirmed as the same person.

Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 – 1954), Sunday 11 May 1947, page 8

 

This Week’s Case-book

THE DOOR WAS MADE READY FOR A RAID HUSBAND,

suspicious of his wife, loosened screws in a bolt on the front door of his flat to gain easy entry for a raid he planned to catch her with the co-respondent.

The husband, pastry cook Reginald John Ginns, of Kirribilli, was 21 when he married Doreen Frances Ginns, formerly Angove, in February, 1940, she being 22.

Ginns said he became suspicious of his wife and engaged an inquiry agent.

On the night of December 1, 1946, a man was seen to enter the flat at 7.30. The lights went off at 8.30 and were put on again at 9.25 when tea was made, according to sounds from the flat.

On December 7, the raiders forced the door. Ginns said he switched on the light and found his wife and a man on the floor of the lounge room.

A lumber jacket belonging to the man yielded the name of David Valentine Paul, of Crow’s Nest, he added.

Ginns was given a decree nisi on the ground of his wife’s adultery with Paul; he also obtained custody of the only child of the marriage, a boy of six.


 

National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW : 1889 – 1954), Thursday 21 October 1948, page 5

STUNT PRECEDED CRASH

TENTERFIELD PLANT FATALITY TENTERFIELD,

Wednesday.

The Tenterfield Coroner found today that Richard Colin Perram and Eileen Emily Wratten had died from burns accidentally suffered when the aeroplane in which they were flying, crashed last Sunday.

Frank Lawrence Cornford said that he was at Tenterfield aerodrome and heard Mrs. Wratten say to Perram prior to taking off ” I want you to do some loops and turns.”

When the plane took the air the pilot started to loop the loop and do steep turns and rolls. The plane then started to Shoot up the ‘drome, he said. ”

The plane was flying excessively low and when about 150 feet up the plane made a stall turn. It then went into a spin and crashed to the ground.

Within a matter of seconds it burst into flames.”

Cornford said that with others he rushed to the plane, but by the time he got there it was impossible because of the heat and flames to get near enough to be of any assistance.

Constable David Paul, of Clarence Street Police Station, Sydney, said he saw the plane in the air over the aerodrome. It was stunting at a height of about 500 feet and stall turning. In a final dive the plane passed over the head of a person on the aerodrome at about 25 feet, pulled up to a height of about 150 feet and attempted another stall turn. At the top of the turn the aircraft stalled completely and crashed.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/161684116

 

 

 

 


 

 

Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 – 1973), Thursday 16 December 1948 (No.165), page 4223

 

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE.

HIS Excellency the Governor-General in Council has approved of the following changes being made:—

…….

RESERVE.

General Duties Branch.

The following former officers are appointed to commissions with the ranks indicated:—
( Temporary Flight Lieutenant )
David Valentine Paul, D.F.C. (403215), 21et July, 1948,…..
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/232886093

 


 

 

 




Ian HOOPER

 Ian HOOPER

AKA   HOOPS
Late of Georgica, NSW

NSW Goulburn Police Academy Class #  234 or 235

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  24960

Rank:  Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on 4 January 1988

Probationary Constable – appointed ? April 1988

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Final Rank = Senior Constable

Stations?, Mt Druitt ( 1990’s ), Penrith GD’s & Detectives, Detective,

ServiceFrom 4 January 1988  to 26 May 1999 =  11+ years Service

Awards:   No find on It’s An Honour

Born:   Saturday  6 December 1958

Died on:   Saturday  27 April 2019

Age:  60

Cause:   Heart attack

Event location:  Lennox Head football club sport ground

Event date:   Saturday  27 April 2019

Funeral date:   Friday  3 May 2019 @ 11am

Funeral location:   Lismore Memorial Gardens, Skyline & Rouse Rds, Goonellabah, NSW

Wake location:  ?TBA

Funeral Parlour:  ?TBA

Buried at:   ?TBA

 Memorial located at:   ?

 Ian HOOPER

 

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 Ian HOOPER
December 2015

Popular rugby referee dies after on-field heart attack

DEVOTED rugby referee Ian Hooper passed away on Saturday after suffering a fatal heart attack while refereeing a rugby union game at the Lennox Head football club.

Ambulance crews were called to the grounds after Mr Hooper, 58, collapsed seven minutes into the senior reserve grade game between Lennox Head and Ballina.

While waiting for the ambulance to arrive qualified off-duty professionals from both clubs assisted immediately with first aid protocol and united in a community effort to keep Mr Hooper alive.

Current president of the Far North Coast Rugby Referees Association, Allan Thomas, said Mr Hooper stepped in to referee the game at late notice after another referee was unable make the appointment.

“The incident occurred very early into the first half where Hoops suffered a significant heart attack, they tried to resuscitate him, which they did,” he said.

Mr Hooper later died in hospital.

 Ian HOOPER
Ian Hooper known as ‘Hoops’ in the middle of one of the many Rugby Referee Groups he coordinated at the Byron 7’s. (2017). Photo: William Palmer.

“That just goes to show his devotion to the game, which was his passion and something he loved doing,” Mr Thomas said.

Mr Hooper, a former NSW Police officer in Sydney for more than 20 years, relocated to Georgica before joining the FNCRRA and becoming a life time member.

He is recognised by FNCRRA as a past President, current Chairman of Coaching & Grading, current Referee Appointments Officer, Referee, and Referee Coach for this Zone & NSWCRRA who helped mentor and develop Junior and Senior Referees over many years.

“Last year he gave that up so he could focus on the development and mentoring of junior and senior referees on the Far North Coast,” Mr Thomas said.

Hooper has made an instrumental and massive contribution to the Far North Coast Referees Association and has left a big hole in our association.

“He was a very happy fellow and got on well with all his peers. He touched people’s lives and he will be sadly missed.

“He used to play rugby union in Sydney and I was told he was a very cheeky halfback. He was charismatic.

“From a zone’s perspective, he will be sorely missed as a friend, mentor, a coach, a referee and a devoted father and husband.

“We would like the community to acknowledge the feats this person has made to the community at large.”

Long-term friend and fellow life member of the Far North Coast Rugby Union Referee Association, Stephen Miller, said Mr Hooper was not only imperative to the development of a strong referee group, but a family man who acted with the utmost integrity throughout his career.

“The conviction and devotion that he had for the country referee development program was remarkable,” he said.

“He was absolutely devoted to his partner Julie and his two boys Tom and Max.

“His personality was something else – if there was something that needed to be said, he was the one who would say it how it was.

“He was never a plain critic, but when he saw that something was wrong, he saw the opportunity for someone to right it.

“So good to work with, so dependable, so reliable.”

Mr Miller said Mr Hooper was a man who had his priorities straight and was always open to a glass of red wine and a few jokes.

Fellow member of the FNCRRA, Will Palmer said he was also an integral part of the Byron 7’s Carnival for years and co-ordinated the appointment of Referees from across Australia & Overseas.

“Without which the event couldn’t happen,” Mr Palmer said.

“Apart from being a cheeky half back in his Rugby playing days, Hoops also was a Police Officer for many years and made a valued and significant contribution to the citizens of NSW. He touched many people’s lives and will be sadly missed. RIP Hoops.”

A spokesperson from NSW Ambulance media said Mr Hooper was revived on the field by an off-duty officer before crews arrived to take him to Ballina hospital.

https://m.northernstar.com.au/news/popular-rugby-referee-dies-after-on-field-heart-at/3713214/?fbclid=IwAR3Yz6yPmluaAk_bfTQHoF1ExJABLkaoHyU-L3U4EXITcPNqsK126EyLbuI#/1


 

 




Glenn Robert BARTON

Glenn Robert BARTON   APM

AKA  ?
Late of Wagga Wagga

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  123

New South Wales Police Force

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Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 22 June 1970

Constable 1st Class – appointed 22 June 1975

Sergeant – appointed 31 December 1985

Inspector – appointed ???

Final Rank = Detective Inspector

Stations?, Wagga Wagga Child Mistreatment Unit, Crime Management Unit ( CMU ) – Wagga Wagga ( 1970’s ), Menai ( O.I.C. ), Southern Rivers – Retirement

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre June 1970?  to  2 August 2001 = 31+ years Service

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

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 2 December 1995 ( Insp )

Australian Police Medal – granted 11 June 2001 ( Insp )

Born:   23 November 1948

Died on:   Thursday  21 February 2019

Age:  70

Cause:   Heart attack – sudden & severe

Event location:  Home – Wagga Wagga

Event date:  Thursday  21 February 2019

Funeral date:   Thursday  7 March 2019 @ 10.30am

Funeral location:   St Michael’s Cathedral, Johnson St, Wagga Wagga

Wake location:  ?

Funeral Parlour:  John Bance & Son, Wagga Wagga – 6925 4444

Buried at:   Wagga Wagga Lawn Cemetery, Brunskill Rd & Mitchell Rd, Lake Albert

 Memorial located at:   ?

Glenn Robert BARTON

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A.P.M. BARTON Glenn Robert
Prayers for the Repose of the Soul will be held in St Michael’s Cathedral, Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga on Thursday 7th March 2019 commencing at 10.30am.
Following prayers, the cortege will proceed to the Wagga Wagga Lawn Cemetery.
Relatives, friends and NSW Police Service personnel past and present are respectfully invited to attend.

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Published in The Border Mail on Mar. 2, 2019

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BARTON Glenn Robert
Passed away suddenly at home on Thursday 21st February 2019.
Loved son of Bill and Ada Barton (both dec’d).
Much loved and loving father and father-in-law of Stephen and Penny, Lyndelle and Paul Kelly, Tina and Jeff Newstead, Maree and David Gardner.
Adored Pop of Regan, Taylor and Saxon; Jack, Ben, Maddie, Harry and Eliza; Riley, Cooper, and Lewis; Sam and Liam.
Loved brother of Joy Jeffery.
Aged 70 years.
‘Forever in our hearts.’
Funeral details to be advised.

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Published in The Daily Advertiser on Feb. 26, 2019

March 4, 2019
Sad to have to say that one member of the company has departed – only two members left of the Martin, Barton and Pharton group. Forever missed.
Kaybell
March 2, 2019
May you forever Rest In Peace.

https://www.australianpolice.com.au/glenn-robert-barton/

February 27, 2019
We will miss our loyal private friend who has departed far too soon. It was a chain of friendship that never broke, even when work finished. You will be remembered forever. We will miss the support, talks, laughs and association into the far future. Love always.
February 26, 2019
February 26, 2019
Sorry to hear the passing of Glenn. A great Tiger and a great bloke
Our condolences to Lyndelle and Paul, and the rest of the families.
John & Linda Bagley
February 26, 2019



George Lawrence BALDOCK

George Lawrence BALDOCK

AKA  Gorgeous George
Late of Minto

NSW Goulburn Police Academy Class #  265J

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  30708

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 16 August 1996

Final Rank = Senior Constable

Police Stations:  Sutherland, Liverpool (22 Division )( Feb – Aug 1997 ), Cabramatta ( 34 Division ), Wetherill Park Target Action Group ( TAG )( 34 Division )( Greater Hume Region ) – Resignation

Police ServiceFrom 18 February 1996 to  11 July 2002 =  6+ years Service

Fire & Rescue NSW ServiceFrom  ? ? 2002  to  27 February 2019 =  17 years Service

NSWFR Service:  Senior Fire Fighter – Service #  8352

Awards:   No Find on It’s An Honour

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal – NSWFR ( 2013 )

Born:   28 January 1973

Died on:   Wednesday 27 February 2019

Age:  46

Cause:  A medical episode during a NSWFR training exercise – Heart attack?

Event location:   ?

Event date:  Wednesday 27 February 2019

Funeral date:   Wednesday  13 March 2019 @ 10.30am

Funeral location:   William Inglis Hotel, Sales Arena, 155 Governor Macquarie Dve, Warwick Farm, NSW

Wake location:  ?TBA

Funeral Parlour:  White Lady Funerals – 9602 6001

Buried at:   Cremated

 Memorial located at:   ?

 

George BALDOCK

George BALDOCK

 

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A Bulldogs fan. Fitness fanatic & Cricket legend.
 
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The Commissioner ( Fire / Rescue ) would like to advise that the late Firefighter George Baldock (8352), who passed away while serving ( NSW Fire Rescue ) on the 27th February 2019, will be farewelled on Wednesday 13th March with a Full Brigade Funeral.

 

Funeral details are as follows:

 

Wednesday 13th March 2019, at 1030 hours

 

William Inglis Hotel

Sales Arena

155 Governor Macquarie Drive

Warwick Farm, NSW

 

Brigade members attending shall attend in uniform and form a Guard of Honour.

Dress Code: Full Dress Uniform, Galatea, Peak Cap, Tie and Medals

 

Paul Baxter

Commissioner ( NSW Fire / Rescue )

5 March 2019

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Death on Duty – 8352 Senior Firefighter George BALDOCK:
It is with the heaviest of hearts that I inform you of the passing of 8352 Senior Firefighter George Baldock.
George passed away in hospital today ( 270219 ) following a medical episode while on duty.
George has been with Fire and Rescue NSW for 17 years and worked within the Fire Safety Unit and Liverpool Fire Station.
George was a well-respected member of both his immediate team and a valued member of the wider Fire and Rescue NSW family.
We are in close contact with George’s immediate family and have directed all available resources to support his wife Bree and his three children ( who are all under 6 years old ) as well as those affected. I encourage anyone who is affected by George’s passing to utilise Fire and Rescue NSW’s Employee Assistance Program on 1300 360 364.
 
Further details will be shared in due course.
Fire and Rescue NSW PAUL BAXTER Commissioner
http://www.nswfbr.org.au/main_frame.htm
 
 
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Some very sad news to report that one of our men has tragically passed.

George Baldock, known as Gorgeous George around our club, was on duty for the firies as he has been for 17 years when he suffered a medical episode.

George was a prolific wicket keeping all rounder for us but more importantly a great bloke and a genuine asset to any team.

Rest In Peace George. Gone way too soon

Some very sad news to report that one of our men has tragically passed.

George Baldock, known as Gorgeous George around our club, was on duty for the firies as he has been for 17 years when he suffered a medical episode.

George was a prolific wicket keeping all rounder for us but more importantly a great bloke and a genuine asset to any team.

Rest In Peace George. Gone way too soon.

NSW Fire and Rescue - Rest In Peace

 

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George BALDOCK - Funeral pamphlet
George BALDOCK – Funeral pamphlet

George BALDOCK - Funeral pamphlet

George BALDOCK - Funeral pamphlet

George BALDOCK - Funeral pamphlet

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George, thank you for all your friendship, your kind heart, your sense of humour and your honesty. I will always cherish our friendship and you will be forever missed. Rest easy my friend and I will see you soon
Alex lit a candle for George Baldock

 

 
    George you were great to work with and we used to have ‘frank’ talks in the truck at Liverpool Police Station. You were professional, knowledgeable and had a lot of patience when dealing with me and other junior police. Every shift your hair was done perfectly with not a strand out of place, you always insisted upon driving (perhaps because you were scared of my driving) and you used to try and talk me out of getting McDonalds on each occasion. You were a great mentor to have around. Hearing the eulogies today, it appears that everyone had as much respect for you as what I did and you will be dearly missed by all.
    Peita Small lit a candle for George Baldock

     

     

       

       
        You were taken away from us too young. You were very passionate in everything you did. I will never forget you. You will always remain in my heart. I’m so sorry I never got to say goodbye. My heart is broken. My you Rest in Peace.
        Lisa STALEY signed the Guest Book

         

         
          May you forever Rest In Peace:

          www.australianpolice.com.au/george-baldock/ 

          Cal signed the Guest Book
           
          https://www.heavenaddress.com/whiteladyfunerals/George-Baldock/1968965/

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          Francis Edward WELBY

           Francis Edward WELBY

          AKA  FRANK
          Husband of Madge WELBY – NSWPF # P/W ???
          Late of Concord West

          NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  ? ? ?

          New South Wales Police Force

          Regd. #  ????

          Rank?

          Final Rank = Detective Constable

          Stations?, Regent Street – Death

          ServiceFrom  ? ? ?  to  9 April 1954? years Service

          Awards:   No find on It’s An Honour

          Born:   ? ? 1918 – 19 ?

          Died on:  Thursday 9 April 1954

          Age:  35

          Cause:   Heart

          Event location:  Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney

          Event date:   ?

          Funeral date:   Saturday  10 April 1954

          Funeral location:   Metropolitan Funeral Home, Railway Pde, Burwood

          Wake location:  ?

          Funeral Parlour:  ?

          Buried at:   Cremated – Rookwood Crematorium

           Memorial located at:   ?

           

          FRANK 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

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          Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1931 – 1954), Friday 9 April 1954, page 2


          DEATH OF DETECTIVE

          Detective Frank Welby, of Regent Street, died last night in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

          Detective Welby, 35, had been receiving medical attention for heart trouble.

          https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/248871207

          Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 – 1954), Friday 9 April 1954, page 11

           

          Death of C.I.B. detective

          Det. Frank Welby, 36, who collapsed last Tuesday, died in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital last night.

          Det. Welby, who was attached to Regent St. Division, has left a widow.

          https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/229418641

          Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954),

          Saturday 10 April 1954, page 56

           

          WELBY, Francis Edward – April 8 1954 (detective N.S.W. Police) late of 204 Concord Road, Concord West dearly beloved husband of Madge aged 36 years.

          WELBY.— The Relatives and Friends of Mrs Madge Welby of 204 Concord Road, Concord West, are invited to attend the Funeral of her dearly beloved Husband, FRANCIS EDWARD; to leave the Metropolitan Funeral Home, Railway Parade Burwood This Day, after service commencing at 11 a.m., for Rookwood Crematorium

          METROPOLITAN BURIAL and CREMATION SOCIETY.

          Railway Pde Burwood. UJ2178-9.

          WELBY.— Lodge N. J. McDonald, No. 587 U G L of N S W

          The Officers and Brethren of the above Lodge are fraternally Invited to attend the Funeral of their late esteemed Bro FRANCIS EDWARD WELBY For particulars see family notice.

          Regalia

          T CARSE W M

          P C DALY P M Sec

          https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18419542

          Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954),

          Thursday 12 August 1954, page 13

           

          IN the Estate of FRANCIS EDWARD WELBY late of Concord West in the State of New South Wales, Constable of Police, deceased Intestate – Application will be made after 14 days from the publication hereof that Letters of Administration of the Estate of the abovenamed deceased may be granted to Madge Aletia Welby the widow of the said deceased and all notices may be served at the undermentioned address.

          All creditors in the Estate of the said deceased are hereby required to send in particulars of their claims to the undersigned MERVYN FINLAY & COMPANY Solicitors Newlands House 141 Elizabeth Street, Sydney.

          https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18431088





          Gary Ian THATCHER

           Gary Ian THATCHER

          AKA  GONAD
          Late of Thirroul

          Son of SenSgt ( Retired ) Laurie Ian THATCHER Regd # 8009 ( R.I.P. )

          NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  155

          New South Wales Police Force

          [alert_yellow]Regd. #  17604[/alert_yellow]

          Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 27 June 1977

          Constable – appointed 27 June 1978

          Senior Constable – appointed 27 June 1986

          Final Rank = Senior Constable

          Stations?, Austinmere, Thirroul, Corrimal, Sutherland?, Wollongong

          ServiceFrom  ? ? pre June 1977?  to  ? ? ?? years Service

          Awards:   National Medal – granted 28 April 1993

          Born:   11 March 1958

          Died on:   Wednesday  12 December 2018 about 6pm

          Age:  60

          Cause:   TBA

          Event location:  Palm Court, Corrimal Hotel, Corrimal

          Event date:  Wednesday 12 December 2018 about 6pm

          Funeral date:   Friday  21 December 2018 @ 10am

          Funeral location:   Hansen & Cole Funerals, Northcliff Dve, Kembla Grange

          Wake location:  Ryans Hotel, Thirroul @ noon

          Funeral Parlour:  Hansen & Cole, Kembla Grange – 42724900

          Buried at:   ?TBA

           Memorial located at:   ?

          Gary THATCHER - 6 April 2016
          Gary THATCHER – 6 April 2016

          "This

          Gary THATCHER

          Gary THATCHER

          Gary THATCHER

          Gary THATCHER

          Gary THATCHER

          Gary THATCHER

          Gary THATCHER

           

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

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           Funeral location TBA

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          FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.

          PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal

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          May they forever Rest In Peace

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          Gary THATCHER, son of Laurie, was with old work mates at the Palm Court Restaurant, Corrimal Hotel, Princes Hwy, Corrimal tonight ( Wednesday 12 December 2018 ).
          This ‘get together’ was with old Policing Footy Team mates from the Illawarra – who regularly gathered to celebrate old war stories and great times together.
          Tonight, about 6pm, Gary was ready to leave the restaurant with his mates and went to the bathroom.  At the time he was wearing a moon boot due to a recent operation.  Gary was in good spirits when he went into the toilet but a short time later he was found lying on the floor in the bathroom and it is unsure what has occurred and further enquiries by police are continuing.
          His friends and colleges commenced CPR until the arrival of Paramedics who took over but unfortunately Gary passed away.
          Gary was in good spirits and health and his passing comes as a total shock to all that knew him and were with with him.
          Gonad will forever be resting with his father, Laurie.
          Funeral details have yet to be arranged.
          May the lads forever Rest In Peace.
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          Keith Maree Caldwell  141218

          Wednesday was supposed to be a great day for myself & a group of mates..Xmas Lunch with a bunch of good guys beers & punting, war stories, funny times……we do this 6 times during the year. 13 of us were there on Wednesday (few missing) but only 12 got to go home to their loved ones, family & friends!

          But this day we will never forget because of the passing of one of us Gary ‘GONAD’ Thatcher ????????. I’m crying as I write this & all of us will deal with this in our own special way.

          Some of us had left, but majority were still there, when Gary had a fall around 6pm. NSW Ambo’s / Paramedics attended & a few of the boys assisted them???????? wow..heartbreaking boys but there was nothing else you could do. Maria & myself ended up getting back to the pub with others who arrived to console everyone, it was heart breaking & sad.

          This is hard to say but you know what Gary went doing something he really enjoyed…together with old boys having a giggle, telling war stories, food & beer plus a few bets on the side. It is now a special but sad day in our lives.

          Gary was loyal to his mates until his last day, loved his family & would do anything for both. A funny bugger who made us laugh. If you had the chance to work with him in the cops (which I did), he was a good old fashion cop.

          Police Footy was special, he loved this from his early days as a Campsie ‘Camel’ to the world famous Wollongong ‘Falcons’….he had a ball, and come to think of it majority of us did, great days playing, enjoying life long friendships, away bus trips & end of season trips away. ???? The Townsville trips to see my good mate Muzza ( RIP ) were up there too. This is hard for us but GONAD you wont be forgotten mate…we all loved you

          Few mates caught up yesterday which was good.

          Look over us as we continue in life….a few photos

          Our thoughts,prayers & condolences to his family.

          RIP GONAD????????xxoo