David Peter THOMSON

David Peter THOMSON

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #   ?

Rank:  Constable 1st Class

Stations?, Coonabarabran Mounted Police – Death

ServiceFrom  10 January 1873  to  20 June 1880 = 7+ years Service

Awards?

Born? ? 1846 or 1848

Date of Event:  24 May 1880 ( Queen’s Birthday )

Location of Event:  Binnaway Racecourse

Died on:  20 June 1880 at Coonabarabran

Cause:  Fractured Skull – Dashed against a tree by his horse

Age:  32 – 34 – 35

Funeral date? June 1880

Funeral location?

Buried at:   Coonabarabran General Cemetery, NSW

 Memorial at?

Coonabarabran Cemetery
Coonabarabran Cemetery

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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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On 24th May, 1880 Constable Thomson was on duty at the Binnaway Racecourse when his horse ran him into a tree, causing severe head injuries. He passed away about four weeks after the accident.
The Australian Town and Country Journal of 10 July, 1880 reported that “David Peter Thomson, who was first class constable in the mounted police, breathed his last at Coonabarabran last week, after a month of severe and trying illness, says the Mudgee INDEPENDENT, June 30. Constable Thompson met with a terrible accident on the Binnaway racecourse on Queen’s Birthday, his horse dashing him against a tree, and partially fracturing his skull. Deceased’s brother, Mr. John Thompson, railway stationmaster at Parramatta, was in constant attendance upon the sufferer during the last fortnight of his illness. The funeral was very largely attended, the Grand United Order of Oddfellows walking in procession.”

The constable was born in 1846 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 10 January, 1873. At the time of his death he was stationed at Coonabarabran. He is not listed in the official New South Wales Police Honour Roll.

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NSW State Records:

Service No.:  2237    David THOMSON   DOB:  1846,  Native of NSW.    Reel  3043, Item [ 8/ 3251 ]

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Australian Cemeteries Index:

http://austcemindex.com/m/other-sources?id=6920959

http://austcemindex.com/m/inscription?id=6920959

 

Family Search:  ( Not confirmed as the same person as above )

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTHJ-KVW

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The Sydney Mail & NSW Advertiser     Saturday  10 July 1880   p 53

DEATHS

THOMSON. — June 20, at Courthouse, Coonabarabran, mounted constable David Peter Thomson, from fractured skull, received by being run against the limb of a tree whilst on duty at Binnaway 24th May last, aged 32 rears.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/161913978

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NSW Government Gazette ( Sydney )     Tuesday  20 July 1880    P3790

In the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION.

In the goods of David Peter Thomson, late of Coonabarabran, in the Colony of New South Wales, mounted constable, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given, that at the expiration of fourteen days from the publication of this notice, application will be made to the Supreme Court of New South Wales, for letters of administration of the goods, chattels, credits, estate, and effects of the abovenamed deceased to be granted to John Robertson Thomson, of Parramatta, in the said Colony, railway station master, a brother and next of kin of the said deceased. — Dated this 19th day of July, a.d. 1880.

JOHN EBENEZER BOWDEN,

Proctor for the said John Robertson Thomson,

132, Elizabeth-street, Sydney

4428    6s. 6d.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/223773233

 

 

 

 

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Stanley Ralph NEAL

 Stanley Ralph NEAL

( late of Albion Park )

aka  Stan

New South Wales Police Force

Police Academy Class # 103

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  11681[/alert_yellow]

Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 1 November 1965

Senior Constable – appointed 1 November 1974

Detective Senior Sergeant – resignation

Stations?, Sutherland Detectives 1970’s – ( 24 Division ), Wollongong Detectives 1980’s – ( 82 Division ), Dapto Detectives ( O.I.C. ), Warilla Detectives ( O.I.C. ) – resignation in the late 1991

ServiceFrom  ?pre November 1965  to  20 September 1991 – Resigned = 25 years Service

AwardsNational Medal – granted 15 April 1981

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted on 28 May 1992

Born:   10 December 1945

Died on:  Tuesday  7 June 2016 during the evening

Cause:  Complications stemming from surgery at Wollongong Hospital

Age:  70

Funeral date:  Tuesday  14 June 2016 @ 3pm

Funeral location:  Parsons, 34 Belmore St, Wollongong

In lieu of flowers donations to Cancer Council Of Australia
would be appreciated.

Buried at?

 Memorial at?

WARILLA POLICE SOCIAL FUNCTION AT THE BERRIMA WOOL SHED, BERRIMA.<br /> DET STAN NEALL<br /> FRI 060985
WARILLA POLICE SOCIAL FUNCTION AT THE BERRIMA WOOL SHED, BERRIMA.
DET STAN NEAL
FRI 060985

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Information received, via Wendy Neal ( Stan’s wife ) is that Stan died last night in Wollongong Hospital stemming from complications after a surgery.

Nothing further, at this stage, is known and we wish Wendy and the family our deepest condolences.

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After Stan resigned from the NSW Police, he went into Private Security.

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NEAL, STANLEY RALPH

Neal
Stanley Ralph

 of Albion Park

Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle, surrounded by loving family on June 7, 2016. Beloved husband of Wendy.  Dearly loved father, stepfather and father in law of Adrian, Brendan and Julie, Dianne and Brett, Brad.  Cherished Grandad of Asher, Nimah, Lachlan, Hamish, Wil, Jaxon, Zoe.  Loved brother and brother in law of Elaine, Shirley and Dennis, Robyn and Les and family, Mellissa and family. Much loved son in law of Anne.  Stanley will be sadly missed by his loving family and many dear friends.

Aged 70 Years
Forever in our hearts
A life well lived

 Relatives and friends are invited to attend Stanley’s funeral service to be held in the chapel, Parsons Funeral Home, 34 Belmore Street Wollongong on Tuesday June 14, 2016 at 3pm.

 In lieu of flowers donations to Cancer Council Of Australia
would be appreciated.

http://funeralannouncement.com.au/neal-stanley-ralph/

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NEAL,  STANLEY RALPH of Albion Park

Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle, surrounded by loving family on June 7, 2016.

Beloved husband of Wendy. Dearly loved father, stepfather and father in law of Adrian, Brendan and Julie, Dianne and Brett, Brad. Cherished Grandad of Asher, Nimah, Lachlan, Hamish, Wil, Jaxon, Zoe. Loved brother and brother in law of Elaine, Shirley and Dennis, Robyn and Les and family, Mellissa and family. Much loved son in law of Anne.

Stanley will be sadly missed by his loving family and many dear friends.

Aged 70 Years

Forever in our hearts

A life well lived

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Stanley’s funeral service to be held in the chapel, Parsons Funeral Home, 34 Belmore Street Wollongong on Tuesday June 14, 2016 at 3pm.

In lieu of flowers donations to Cancer Council Of Australia would be appreciated.

 

Published by Illawarra Mercury on June 11, 2016

http://tributes.illawarramercury.com.au/obituaries/illawarramercury-au/obituary.aspx?n=stanley-ralph-neal&pid=180271330&fhid=31495
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June 13, 2016
To Wendy & Family please accept our sincere condolences 0n your sad loss of a loving husband & dear friend. Unfortunately we are unable to the service but our are thoughts will be with you. From Barbara Jack & Families
– See more at: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/illawarramercury-au/stanley-ralph-neal-condolences/180271330?&eid=viewgb#sthash.pc2fL1kA.dpuf
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Peter Cornelius WIESENEKKER

Peter Cornelius WIESENEKKER

Northern Territory Police Force

Regd. # ?

Rank:  Senior Constable

Stations:  Qld ?, 

N.T. Palmerston, Casuarina, Daly River, Nhulunbuy, Port Keats, Maningrida & Jabiru

Awards:  ?

Served:   From  1995  to  August 2010 – N.T. Police

From  ?  to  1995 – Qld Police

Born:  ?

Age: 50

Death date:  2 August 2010

Cause:  Motor vehicle collision

Funeral date:  13 August 2010

Funeral location:  Brisbane

Grave location:  ?

 

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Bolivian rescue team carries the body of Australian climber Peter Cornelius Wiesenekker

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Members of a Bolivian rescue team carry the body of Australian climber Peter Cornelius Wiesenekker, who died while climbing the Tuni Condoriri mountain near El Alto, La Paz, on August 2, 2010.

Members of a Bolivian rescue team carry the body of Australian climber Peter Cornelius Wiesenekker
Members of a Bolivian rescue team carry the body of Australian climber Peter Cornelius Wiesenekker

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2010-08-03/bolivian-rescue-team-carries-the-body-of/930326

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Date   
Sean Baumgart

Brisbane man Peter Cornelius Wiesenekker was near the top of the 5,700-metre Tuni Condoriri when he plunged about 200 metres. Photo: AP Photo, Franz R. Chavez
Brisbane man Peter Cornelius Wiesenekker was near the top of the 5,700-metre Tuni Condoriri when he plunged about 200 metres. Photo: AP Photo, Franz R. Chavez

A former Brisbane man who fell to his death climbing in the Bolivian Andes last week was on a quest to climb the Seven Summits, his brother said yesterday.

Peter Cornelius Wiesenekker was near the top of the 5,700-metre Tuni Condoriri on Friday when he plunged about 200 metres from a crag, according to local authorities.

His body was found the next night with a broken leg, blows to the head and frozen from the cold.

Mr Wiesenekker, 50, had been working as a police officer in the Northern Territory since 1995 and was on long service leave when the accident happened.

Yesterday, family members in Brisbane were still reeling from the news of the avid mountaineer’s death.

His brother Paul said Mr Wiesenekker had been away on the climbing trip for up to six weeks.

“This particular trip he’s climbed in Switzerland, a couple of mountains in Peru and now he’s in Bolivia,” he said.

“He’s been climbing a few years now, he’s doing the Seven Summits.”

The Seven Summits refers to climbing the highest peaks on each of the seven continents.

Paul Wiesenekker said his brother had already conquered the fourth highest peak on the list, Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, which towers to 5,892 meters above sea level.

He said his brother had also climbed in Indonesia and across Europe.

Tuni Condoriri is not one of the Seven Summits.

Mr Wiesenekker, a father of two daughters, was on long service leave from the Northern Territory police and was due to return to duties at Jabiru on August 23, according to the NT Police Force.

He joined the NT Police Force in 1995 and served at Palmerston, Casuarina, Daly River, Nhulunbuy, Port Keats and Maningrida.

German climber Isabel Suppe, 31, was lashed to Mr Wiesenekker when he fell on Tuni Condoriri. She is reportedly recovering from her injuries in hospital.

Paul Wiesenekker said his brother set out from Australia alone and linked up with acquaintances from previous climbs.

“On this particular trip he was travelling independently and with people he had met on different trips,” he said.

“We have no more comment to make at this stage, we are just trying to go through the process of grieving.”

NT Commissioner of Police John McRoberts said Mr Wiesenekker’s untimely loss would be acutely felt throughout the police service and the wider community.

“Our deepest condolences go out to the Wiesenekker family, especially his daughters Emma and Laura,” he said.

“Peter was a fine officer working in the rural areas of the Northern Territory and he will be sadly missed.”

Mr Wiesenekker’s death comes just over a year after Melbourne graphic designer Mick Parker, 36, died after returning to Kathmandu from the 8462-metre Himalayan peak of Makalu.

He had made the climb without oxygen and suffered oedema – a build-up of fluid – and blacked out several times on his way back to Kathmandu after successfully reaching the summit of Makalu on May 21.

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/climbing-death-rocks-brisbane-family-20100803-115ac.html

 

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Australian’s body set for return after climb fall

By Phoebe Stewart

Updated August 6, 2010 12:01:00

The body of an Australian man killed while mountaineering in Bolivia will be returned home early next week.

Northern Territory police officer Peter Wiesenekker was killed while climbing in the Bolivian Andes last week.

Senior Constable Wiesenekker was fatally injured when he and his guide fell about 200 metres from a crag. The guide survived.

Senior Constable Wiesenekker was on long service leave from the Territory police force.

He had served in the Queensland police force before moving to the Territory in 1995.

He took up mountaineering several years ago after giving up smoking.

He had set himself the goal of climbing the world’s biggest summits, and had trekked Kilimanjaro in recent years.

His brother Paul says the family is coping as well as can be expected.

They have been told that Senior Constable Wiesenekker’s body will be returned to Australia on Monday or Tuesday.

A police funeral is expected to be held in Brisbane late next week.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/08/06/2975553.htm?site=darwin

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Local Senior Constable Falls 200 Metres to his Death

The talk in the local Jabiru Supermarket this week was of the tragic death of local Senior Constable Peter Cornelius Wiesenekker.

Peter  died doing what he loved, climbing mountains. He took up the sport after giving up smoking. He was on long service leave prior to taking a transfer from Jabiru. He was stationed at Jabiru for four years.

Peter an experienced climber fell 200 metres from a crag to his death while climbing near a 5,700-metre peak in the Condoriri mountain range, in the Condoriri National Park in the Bolivian Andes. Near the small village of Tuni set in Llama pastures.

Condoriri is a group of mountains that soar above 5,000 meters. Their 13 peaks form a circle.  The name Condoriri comes from the formation’s resemblance to a condor with outstretched wings.

Condoriri National Park’s stunning glacial mountains accessible by pack animals could not be more different than Peter’s home in Kakadu National Park. Peter a quiet man lived his life to the full.

Peter’s has two daughters in Victoria and family in Queensland. Local information is a limited, it appears that Queensland funeral directors have been engaged and are in the difficult process of retrieving Peters remains from Bolivia.

Peter was well respected here in Jabiru and his death has come as a shock. His name is now mentioned in subdued tones.

In Jabiru Peter could be seen formally in his clean cut pressed uniform seeking me out in my capacity as a the local Justice of the Peace. In order to get court papers signed.

I new him as a reserved professional officer with a rye smile and a dry wit. On his days off Peter could be seen in his not so pressed shorts, singlet and thongs with a bigger off duty smile.

Jabiru and Kakadu will miss him deeply and our thoughts go out to his family.

We were safe under his watch.

Post Script; Peter’s funeral was held on Friday the 13th. August in Queensland.

Norts.

http://nortybits.me/2010/08/09/local-senior-constable-falls-200-metres-to-his-death/

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Police Dog FIDEL

Police Dog FIDEL

New South Wales Police Force

Event  18 October 2008

Died  20 October 2008

Accident – misadventure

Police Dog FIDEL
Police Dog FIDEL

 

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Location of accident:

Police Dog Memorial - Thamoor NSW
Police Dog Memorial – Thamoor NSW

Ode' to Police Dogs - Will we leave a pawprint ?

Ode’ to Police Dogs – Will we leave a pawprint ?




N. P. ABBOTT

N. P. ABBOTT

New South Wales Police ?

 – former member of:

39 old

Killed on Tuesday 27 May 1912 – explosion

 

Quarry Disaster near Kiama.

Minnamurra, a peaceful little hamlet, a couple of miles from Kiama, was shocked with a sudden and terrible tragedy early on Tuesday morning. By a premature explosion at Trevethan’s quarry, five men were killed   outright, and seven others wounded. When the serious extent of the accident became folly known, business was   practically suspended, and flags were flown at half mast, while all the quarries suspended working operations.   Those killed were N. P. Abbott,   ex-policeman, 39, married, residing at Wollongong, wife and six children : F. Cooke, 40, Married, residing at Mount Drummond, Wollongong, wife and weight children ; J. Lewis, 40, widower ; J. McDonald, 35, single, residing, at Berry ; J. Nurse, 30, single, new arrival. S. Thurle, J. Steffen, and J.   Heald were admitted to the hospital, suffering from severe injuries.

Robertson Advocate ( NSW )  Friday  31 May 1912  page 2 of 4

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/113787011?searchTerm=kiama%20policeman&searchLimits=#pstart11634656




Glen Anthony CONNOR

Glen Anthony CONNOR

aka  CHUCK

NSW Police Academy Class 205

New South Wales Police Force

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Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 26 October 1984

Constable – appointed 26 October 1985

Acting Sergeant – Death

Stations:  Wollongong G.D’s, Wollongong Rescue Squad, Sutherland, South Region Dog Squad, South Region Prosecutors

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre October 1984?  to  24 September 2000 = 16 years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 30 August 2000

Born:   5 March 1962

Died  Sunday  24 September 2000 about 11am

Age:  38 old

CauseHang gliding accident – Pilot

Event date:  Sunday  24 September 2000

Event locationBald Hill, Stanwell Tops, NSW

Funeral date:  ?

Funeral location:  ?

Buried at ?

Memorial:  the “Chuck Connor” trophy for “reteam on Course Dux”

Glenn Connor
Glenn Connor

24 September 2000
Acting Sgt Glen “Chuck” Connor, 38 old, who lived at Otford, died about 11am in a hang gliding collision at Stanwell Tops.

He had a female passenger from Albion Park Rail and collided with another paraglider, being piloted by Vitali Kouznetsov from Hurstville as the second glider took off from Bald Hill they became entangled. The woman and Vitali survived the crash.

Glen was also the owner / operator of “Skybound Hang Gliding School” and had been a qualified hang gliding instructor since 21 July 1983 with approximately 1850 hours hang gliding experience.

Glen’s wife, Sue and brother Adrian were on the hill and witnessed the accident.

Glen used to work at Wollongong G.D’s, South Region Dog Squad around 1992 & his dogs name was ‘Jet’ and, from memory, Wollongong Prosecutors.

At the time of his death he was stationed at Sutherland Prosecutors.

May Glen forever Rest In Peace.

 

Accident location 

 

 

Illawarra Mercury Page 11 Wednesday 21 March 2001
Illawarra Mercury
Page 11 Wednesday 21 March 2001

 

Armed hold up at service station. Illawarra Mercury page 9 Monday 10 February 1992 with police dog Jet
Armed hold up at service station.
Illawarra Mercury page 9
Monday 10 February 1992 with police dog Jet

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Hang-gliders hurt in Stanwell Park crash landing




Shelley Leanne DAVIS

Shelley Leanne DAVIS

NSW Goulburn Police Academy Class ?

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  37034

Rank:  Constable

Stations:  Goulburn

Service:   From  30 August 2002  to  19 June 2004 = 1+ years of Service

Awards:  Nil

Born: ? ? 1977

Died on:  Saturday  19 June 2004

Cause:  Motor Vehicle Accident – passenger in Police sedan. Vehicle -v- tree

Event location:  Sydney Rd, Goulburn East, approx. 300 mtrs prior to Hume Hwy entrance.

Age:  27

Funeral date?

Funeral location?

Buried at:  Cremated at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Camden Valley Way, Leppington. 

Ashes collected by family.

Memorial at:  Small car park on north side of north bound lane upon Sydney Rd, Goulburn East a few hundred metres from the Hume Hwy.

Plaque on a bolder. 

The ” original memorial ” was a large gum tree in between the north and south bound lanes – opposite the car park. 

The tree was lopped to ground level about 2013.

Tree location:  Lat: -34.74257
Long: 149.76721

On the 19 June 2004 Constable Davis was the observer in a police vehicle when it was involved in a motor vehicle accident on the Sydney Road, just north of Goulburn. As a result of the accident the constable sustained fatal injuries.

 

The constable was born in 1977 and was sworn in as a probationary constable on the 30 August 2002. At the time of her death she was stationed at Goulburn.

Shelley DAVIS

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Shelley DAVIS - Touch plate at the National Police Wall of Remembrance, Canberra
Touch plate at the National Police Wall of Remembrance, Canberra

 

 

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This Memorial stone is located in a small car park siding on Sydney Rd, Goulburn, northbound towards the Hume Freeway from the city.

Photos taken, by Cal, on 24 April 2018.  Note that the photo, of Shelley, had fallen from the plaque pre June 2017 and needs replacing.

GPS:  -34.74226  149.76644

Shelley Leanne DAVIS - Memorial. Inscription: Constable Shelley Leanne DAVIS 12 Feb 1977 - 19 Jun 2004. Trafically killed in the line of Duty. Many thanks for allowing us to share in your life, beautiful lady it was an honour knowing you the Eagle flies high and free Loved and sadly missed by your family, friends and workmates. Goulburn Local Area Command.
Note:   The photo of Shelley Davis fell off her Memorial plaque pre June 2017 & still needs replacing. Photo taken 24 April 2018.  As of 29 July 2018 there was still no ceramic plate attached. On 31 July 2018 a photo was sent to a ceramic business for this job to be done.  Wednesday  12 September 2018 – the new ceramic photo plate ( below ) has been received and will be placed on the memorial plate ( above ) before Police Remembrance Day, 29 September 2018.

 

Many thanks to Paul Pepe, Necro Imaging, 11 Bruce St, West Preston, Vic. ( necroimaging@hotmail.com ) for doing the new ceramic photo plate below.

Shelley Leanne DAVIS - Ceramic plate

Memorial before the replacement of the photo on Tuesday 18 September 2018.

Shelley Leanne DAVIS - Memorial. Inscription: Constable Shelley Leanne DAVIS 12 Feb 1977 - 19 Jun 2004. Trafically killed in the line of Duty. Many thanks for allowing us to share in your life, beautiful lady it was an honour knowing you the Eagle flies high and free Loved and sadly missed by your family, friends and workmates. Goulburn Local Area Command.

Shelley Leanne DAVIS - Memorial

Shelley Leanne DAVIS

Shelley Leanne DAVIS

Shelley Leanne DAVIS

Memorial after the replacement of the photo on Tuesday 18 September 2018.

Shelley Leanne DAVIS
The way the Memorial plaque should have looked as soon as the damage was reported 15 months ago.  Those that complained about Cal picking up the damaged porcelain photo from Goulburn – you had 15 months to have it replaced.  I did it in ONE MONTH and didn’t even know the girl.  Shame on those who complained.

Shelley Leanne DAVIS

Shelley Leanne DAVIS

Shelley Leanne DAVIS

Shelley Leanne DAVIS

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A small section of St John Of God, Richmond Hospital, where Police ( and others ) with PTSD have gone for Inpatient Treatment.<br /> <br /> This is a small Memorial that previous patients ( Police ) have done to remember our friends who have fallen before us. The Black &amp; Dark Blue Memorial stones are by Army members<br /> <br /> Details mentioned:<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> JRNR<br /> <br /> S. McALINEY<br /> <br /> 020493<br /> <br /> RIP LWF<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.australianpolice.com.au/todd-malcolm-blunt/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">25684</a><br /> <br /> 1988/237<br /> <br /> ( 25684 = Regd # )<br /> <br /> 1988 is year Attested. 237 is the Class # )<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.australianpolice.com.au/david-andrew-carty/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">David CARTY</a><br /> <br /> R.I.P. Brother<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> OZZY 5 HODGY ( Appears to have a Legacy Crest glued to it )<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> II<br /> <br /> M. LAMBERT<br /> <br /> R.I.P.<br /> <br /> 22.8.11<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> D &amp; E PLATOON<br /> <br /> 69 - 70<br /> <br /> LWF<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> II<br /> <br /> L. GAVIN<br /> <br /> RIP<br /> <br /> 29.11.11<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.australianpolice.com.au/paul-brian-wilcox/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">PAUL WILCOX</a><br /> <br /> R.I.P. BROTHER<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.australianpolice.com.au/shelley-leanne-davis/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">SHELLY DAVIS</a><br /> <br /> 1977 - 2004<br /> <br /> Photo posted up on NSW Cops, Old, Bold &amp; Retired FB Group on 28 May 2017.

A small section of St John Of God, Richmond Hospital, where Police ( and others ) with PTSD have gone for Inpatient Treatment.

This is a small Memorial that previous patients ( Police ) have done to remember our friends who have fallen before us. The Black & Dark Blue Memorial stones are by Army members

Details mentioned:

JRNR

S. McALINEY

020493

RIP LWF

25684

1988/237

( 25684 = Regd # )

1988 is year Attested. 237 is the Class # )

David CARTY

R.I.P. Brother

OZZY 5 HODGY ( Appears to have a Legacy Crest glued to it )

II

M. LAMBERT

R.I.P.

22.8.11

D & E PLATOON

69 – 70

LWF

II

L. GAVIN

RIP

29.11.11

PAUL WILCOX

R.I.P. BROTHER

SHELLY DAVIS

1977 – 2004

 

 

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WEDNESDAY 27 JULY 2005. MEMORIAL SITE AT THE TREE AGAINST WHICH CONSTABLE SHELLEY DAVIS, FROM GOULBURN POLICE STATION, LOST HER LIFE ONE NIGHT WHEN THE POLICE SEDAN SHE WAS A PASSENGER IN SLAMMED SIDEWAYS INTO THIS TREE – KILLING SHELLEY. THIS IS A HUGE TRIBUTE. I FOUND A 20 CENT PIECE ON THE GROUND AT THE BASE OF THE TREE. IT WAS COVERED IN BROWN (DRY BLOOD) AND WOULD HAVE OBVIOUSLY COME FROM THE CAR AND POSSIBLY BELONGED TO ONE OF THE OCCUPANTS. I KEPT THIS COIN. IT WAS RAINING ON THE NIGHT OF THIS ACCIDENT. SOMETIME IN 2010, THIS TREE AND THE GIFTS WERE TOTALLY REMOVED FROM THIS LOCATION. A ‘STONE’ MEMORIAL, WITH PLAQUE, WAS LATER LAID IN THE CAR PARK ADJACENT TO THIS TREE. I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAS BECOME OF THE PHOTOS, PRAYERS ETC BUT THE TREE HAS BEEN TOTALLY REMOVED FROM THE LOCATION ALSO.

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2006-00740

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WEDNESDAY 27 JULY 2005 MEMORIAL SITE AT THE TREE AGAINST WHICH CONSTABLE SHELLEY DAVIS, FROM GOULBURN POLICE STATION, LOST HER LIFE ONE NIGHT WHEN THE POLICE SEDAN SHE WAS A PASSENGER IN SLAMMED SIDEWAYS INTO THIS TREE - KILLING SHELLEY. THIS IS A HUGE TRIBUTE. I FOUND A 20 CENT PIECE ON THE GROUND AT THE BASE OF THE TREE. IT WAS COVERED IN BROWN (DRY BLOOD) AND WOULD HAVE OBVIOUSLY COME FROM THE CAR AND POSSIBLY BELONGED TO ONE OF THE OCCUPANTS.IT WAS RAINING ON THE NIGHT OF THIS ACCIDENT. SOMETIME IN 2010, THIS TREE AND THE GIFTS WERE TOTALLY REMOVED FROM THIS LOCATION. A 'STONE' MEMORIAL, WITH PLAQUE, WAS LATER LAID IN THE CAR PARK ADJACENT TO THIS TREE. I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAS BECOME OF THE PHOTOS, PRAYERS ETC BUT THE TREE HAS BEEN TOTALLY REMOVED FROM THE LOCATION ALSO.

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THURSDAY 15 MARCH 2007 NEWS ARTICLE IN THE POST WEEKLY, GOULBURN, P4, ABOUT THE CORONERS INQUEST INTO THE DEATH OF CONSTABLE SHELLEY DAVIS IN A POLICE MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON THE 18 JUNE 2004. SHELLEY WAS THE FRONT SEAT PASSENGER.

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Police crash scandal

 

THE Deputy State Coroner has recommended the DPP investigate laying charges over the death of a police officer killed when the patrol car in which she was a passenger crashed three years ago.

The coronial inquest into the death of Constable Shelley Davis heard her partner, Senior-Constable Paul Sharman, was doing up to 110km/h in an 80km/h zone when he lost control of the vehicle on a road just outside Goulburn on June 19, 2004.

Criminal charges layed against him soon after the crash failed a year ago due to a technicality.

In releasing her findings in Glebe Coroners Court yesterday, Deputy State Coroner Dorelle Pinch recommended the DPP investigate laying charges “against an individual”.

Davis’ mother, Diane, said she was “pleased” the matter had been referred to the DPP and praised the efforts of investigators.

During the hearing last month, Mrs Davis read out a submission where she accused Sen-Constable Sharman of being a “cowboy cop, reckless, irresponsible and dishonest”.

Mrs Davis said outside court yesterday her family had visited Sen-Constable Sharman twice since her daughter’s death to support him but had never received an apology.

“That’s the main thing we would have wanted from the beginning – the truth, with an apology, would have been good,” Mrs Davis said.

“Shelley was always so honest and yet we have got officers she worked with who didn’t hold those values.”

Ms Pinch was highly critical of a second officer – Constable Damien Ottley – who had been a witness to the crash but had initially lied to investigators.

The inquest heard that Const Davis and Sen-Constable Sharman were travelling in police sedan Goulburn 37 – under lights and sirens – when the crash occurred at 9am on June 19.

Goulburn 37

Ms Pinch found there was no reason for them to be speeding as they were not needed at the job they were heading to – nor was that job considered urgent in the first place.

Other evidence heard in the inquest revealed that one witness described Goulburn 37’s speed as so fast “they were flying”.

Sen-Constable Sharman did not give evidence to the inquest.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/police-crash-scandal/story-e6freuzi-1111113894466

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Memorial dedicated to Constable Shelley Davis

 

 

A PERMANENT memorial has been dedicated to honour the “ray of sunshine”, Constable Shelley Davis, who died seven years ago last Sunday.

About 25 friends, former work colleagues and senior personnel from the Goulburn Local Area Command where Shelley worked attended the dedication ceremony last Sunday at the rest area opposite the site where she died in a patrol car accident on June 19, 2004.

Celebrant Trish Cunningham ( R.I.P. ) – whose husband Tony had helped with creating the memorial, fixing the plaque to the rock – conducted the brief ceremony. The rock for the memorial was transported from retired sergeant Rosie Jackson’s property by Primmer’s Towing while Rhod Stevens from the RTA assisted in the positioning of the site.

Local Area Commander, Superintendent Gary Worboys reminded everyone that police work is difficult and dangerous and the decisions that officers make can have lasting effects on other people. He said Shelley was, according to those who knew her, “like a ray of sunshine warming the hearts of those around her”.

“She was a dedicated officer and her loss was a tragedy,” Supt Worboys said.

“We can only hope that the lessons of that day will be learnt and that a similar tragedy will never happen again.”

Rosie Jackson said she would also like to thank Shane Biesterveld of Rudd Funerals for organising the plaque at short notice; Shepherds Hill Nursery who supplied some of the plants for the garden; Lena Cooper who helped with creating the garden, and everyone else who had a part in making the memorial possible.

Supt Worboys suggested the memorial would be a fitting place for a service during the annual Police Remembrance Day.

http://www.goulburnpost.com.au/story/971932/memorial-dedicated-to-constable-shelley-davis/

 

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In memoriam: Constable Shelley Leanne DAVIS, New South Wales Police, killed on 19th June 2004

On the 19 June 2004 Constable Davis was the observer in a police vehicle when it was involved in a motor vehicle accident on the Sydney Road, just north of Goulburn. As a result of the accident, the constable sustained fatal injuries.

The constable was born in 1977 and was sworn in as a probationary constable on the 30 August 2002. At the time of her death she was stationed at Goulburn.

When Constable Davis began her Diploma of Policing Practice at the New South Wales Police College at Goulburn in August 2001 she did not know that the Southern Highlands would become her home in the longer term. She was stationed at Goulburn police station in August 2002 and settled at nearby Hill Top. Constable Davis made clear her motivation for joining NSW Police in a story published in the Goulburn Post to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Police College.

She said: “It may sound a little clichéd, but I wanted a job where I could make a difference, that was not boring and where I could challenge my boundaries.”

Constable Shelley Davis made the ultimate sacrifice in the course of the job that she loved. Shelley lived in Hill Top with her partner in life. She moved there so that she could continue to work in and be within commuting distance of her beloved Goulburn. Her colleagues described her as a bubbly, outgoing, lovely girl who loved to do everything, including horse riding and running, and she never had a bad word to say about anyone.

Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys said that Constable Shelley Davis was, according to those who knew her, “like a ray of sunshine warming the hearts of those around her. She was a dedicated officer and her loss was a tragedy.”

Fallen in the line of duty. Gone, but never forgotten and forever in our hearts.


 

 




Sergeant Warren Patrick HOBSON

Sergeant Warren Patrick HOBSON

New South Wales Police Force

Cycle Accident Injuries

Croydon Park

11 March, 1990

 

On 17 March, 1989 Sergeant Hobson was riding his bicycle to work to commence his rostered shift at Campsie Police Station. The sergeant fell from the cycle at Croydon Park and suffered serious head injuries including a brain haemorrhage. After a long illness he passed away from complications of pneumonia on 11 March, 1990.

 

The sergeant was born in 1950 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 22 February, 1971. At the time of his death he was stationed at Campsie.




Sergeant 1st Class Rhoderic Francis LINDSAY

Sergeant 1st Class Rhoderic Francis LINDSAY

New South Wales Police Force

Boating Accident

Swansea

20 February, 1984

On the afternoon of 20 February, 1984 Sergeant Lindsay and Senior Constable Calman were both off duty and fishing in the sergeant’s boat off Swansea. About 6.10pm the yacht Melody radioed for assistance after running aground on the bar at Swansea Channel. Sergeant Lindsay and Senior Constable Calman then set out to assist the stricken vessel. Securing a line to the Melody they attempted to tow the vessel to safety, but as their efforts were hampered by heavy seas the sergeant released the line from the yacht. Constable Calman then noticed that Sergeant Lindsay was missing from his boat and seeing blood in the water, dived into the sea to rescue his friend. Constable Calman, assisted by surf club members, then conveyed the injured sergeant to shore however it was found then that he had died of his injuries.

 

It appears that Sergeant Lindsay was either knocked or was washed overboard where he suffered extensive head injuries when struck by his boat’s propeller.

 

He was posthumously awarded the Royal Humane Society Bronze Medal and the Police Commissioner’s Commendation for Outstanding Courage and Devotion to Duty.

 

The sergeant was born in 1935 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 12 April, 1955. At the time of his death he was stationed at Newcastle.


 

National Police Remembrance Day ceremony in Lake Macquarie

Rhoderic Francis LINDSAY

 


 




Ian Donald WARD

Ian Donald WARD

late of Padstow, NSW

New South Wales Police Force

Joined via NSW Police Cadets on 21 February 1966

Cadet # 2109

Rank:  NSW Police Cadet – commenced 21 February 1966

Probationary Constable – 12 April 1968

Constable 1st Class  ( Acting Sergeant in Cyprus )

Regd. # ? – Most possibly between 13171 – 13193

Stations? & Cyprus as part of the 11th Australian Contingent of UN Peacekeeping Mission

UNFICYP AUSCIVPOL

Service:  From 21 February 1966  to  12 November 1974 = 8+ years Service

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NASHOS

Service name:              Military Police, National Service  ( Army )

Service number:          ?

Rank:                               Corporal

Date of birth:                12 April 1949

Place of birth:               Ryde, NSW

Date of intake:              ?

NS Training:                  ?

Follow Up Training:   ?

Basic Training:             ?

Next of Kin:                   ?

Medals:                           ?

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Police AwardsPolice Overseas Service Medal with Cyprus clasp – granted 19 October 1992

Dag Hammarskjold Medal – awarded

Awarded the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal. The U.N. Secretary-General established the Dag Hammarskjöld medal for posthumous award to members of peacekeeping operations who lost their lives during service with a peacekeeping operation under the operational control and authority of the United Nations.

Born: 12 April 1949 at Ryde, NSW

Died:  Tuesday  12 November 1974

Cause of death:  Murdered – Land Mine Explosion

Event location:  near Lefka, Cyprus ( 5 days after arriving in the country )

Age:  25

Funeral date:  26 November 1974

Funeral location???

Grave location:  Rookwood Cemetery, Rookwood

Ian Donald WARD
Ian Donald WARD

Ian Donald WARD

Ian WARD

On 12 November, 1974 Constable Ward was serving with the Eleventh Australian Police Element in Cyprus. Whilst travelling in a Land Rover near Lefka the vehicle hit a landmine in the buffer zone. As a result Constable Ward was killed and Constable 1st Class John Woolcott was seriously injured.

Constable Ward is the 3rd and last Australian to die in Cyprus.

The constable was born in 1949 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 12 April, 1968. At the time of his death he was stationed in Cyprus and an Acting Sergeant.

John Woolcott recovered from his injuries and ” Wooly ” later retired from NSW Police Force either as an Sergeant at Manly Police Station or an Inspector at North Sydney / Mosman.  This, is yet, to be confirmed.  ( 10 August 2017 ).

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1974 - the funeral for Sergeant Ian Ward
1974 – the funeral for Sergeant Ian Ward

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National Police Wall of Remembrance Touch Plate for Ian WARD
National Police Wall of Remembrance Touch Plate for Ian WARD

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17 June 2017 - Malaysia Memorial in Cyprus taken today as Australian Police complete the long mission and are leaving Cyprus.
17 June 2017 – Malaysia Memorial in Cyprus taken today as Australian Police complete the long mission and are leaving Cyprus.

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Ian's memorial at the Goulburn Police Academy.
Ian’s memorial at the Goulburn Police Academy.

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Dag Hammarskjold Medal
Dag Hammarskjold Medal

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Memorial to Ian WARD - unveiled in 1985
Memorial to Ian WARD – unveiled in 1985

 

2003 Police Remembrance Day is marked with a ceremony at the cairn erected in memory of Sergeant Ian Ward.
2003 Police Remembrance Day is marked with a ceremony at the cairn erected in memory of Sergeant Ian Ward.

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Inscription:<br /> Killed in the service of peane<br /> Sgt Ian Donald Ward<br /> Aust. CivPol
Inscription:
Killed in the service of peane
Sgt Ian Donald Ward
Aust. CivPol

 

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FURTHER:

Cst 1st Class Ian Donald WARD – NSWPF – Killed in Cyprus – 12 November 1974 – further info

Cst 1st Class Ian Donald WARD – NSWPF – Killed in Cyprus – 12 November 1974 – further info 2

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the Eleventh Contingent

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The closure of Nicosia Airport meant a circuitous route to Cyprus for the second half of the eleventh contingent led by Merv Beck.
Although it was not known at the time, conditions on the Island and consequent reduction in UNFlCYP strength would make this the
last November rotation.
The group left Sydney on 6 November and were welcomed some days later at Akrotiri after flying with Qantas to London then busing to
the Brize Norton RAF Base near Oxford and thence via Malta to Cyprus.
RAF flights were ‘dry’ and the seats faced the rear, so the Australians appreciated the traditional welcome at Limassol Headquarters.
The newcomers ‘pumped’ the old hands for news of the war while they themselves were pressed for information about events in Australia.
The new arrivals were soon split up.  Ray Leister was assigned Control Room duties while others went to Ktima and Polis.
After only five days on the Island the unthinkable happened near a road-block approaching Lefka.
Ian Ward, a replacement from New South Wales, was killed and John Woolcott injured when their Land Rover detonated a land-mine in an unmarked field.
The Australians were conveying a Turkish Cypriot family from Ayios Nicolaos to the Turkish Cypriot controlled area at Lefka and one of the four passengers was killed and the other three seriously injured.
The fatality cast a pall over the contingent.
A number of moving ceremonies were held before his body was flown home to Australia.
Twelve months later a cairn was erected to commemorate the tragedy and each twelve months a short service is held near the memorial.
Geoff Baker was a member of the Board of Inquiry convened under British military regulations to investigate the incident.

Land-mines were the major component of fortifications along the confrontation zone.  UNFICYP had lodged a number of protests about mine-laying procedures and the fact that many fields were neither marked nor adequately recorded.  UNFICYP began a special programme to remedy the deficiencies, but two UNFICYP soldiers were killed in similar circumstances during the following twelve months.

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Photocopy/94431NCJRS.pdf

 

 

 

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Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995), Thursday 14 November 1974, page 3 NSW policeman killed in Cyprus An Australian policeman was killed in a mine explosion in Cyprus on Tuesday, just a week after he had arrived there as a member of the Australian contingent of the United Nations peacekeeping force. Sergeant Ian Ward. 25, single, of Padstow, Sydney, was driving a Land Rover south of Lefka, in north western Cyprus when the vehicle struck a mine. Another Australian policeman, Sergeant John Woolcott, of Bondi. was seriously injured. A Turkish Cypriot passenger also was killed, and four others were injured. The Prime Minister and the acting Minister for Foreign Affairs. Mr Whitlam, said he had learnt of the death with deep sorrow. Sergeant Ward, he said, has lost his life in the service of the cause of peace and the ideals of the United Nations. The body of Sergeant Ward will be flown from Cyprus to Sydney for a police funeral.
The Canberra Times
Thursday 14 November 1974
page 3 of 24
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/110787897?searchTerm=cyprus%20land%20mine%20explosion&searchLimits=l-decade=197

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Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995), Wednesday 20 November 1974, page 3


Service

LONDON, Tuesday (AAP). – Representatives of all United Nations peace keeping forces in Cyprus will take part in a memorial service today for Sergeant Ian Ward, 25, a Commonwealth policeman of Sydney, who was killed in landmine explosion last week. His body will later be flown to Sydney for burial.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/110788766

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Funeral notice. Page 11 of 18 of The Canberra Times Tuesday 26 November 1974 http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/110789746?searchTerm=ian%20donald%20ward&searchLimits=
Funeral notice. Page 11 of 18 of The Canberra Times Tuesday 26 November 1974
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/110789746?searchTerm=ian%20donald%20ward&searchLimits=

Also:

 

Honour

Located within the Honour Precinct is an original ornate marble tablet featuring early losses of New South Wales Police Officers. The tablet is flanked by the New South Wales state flag and the New South Wales Police Force flag.

The Peacekeeping Display honours all members of the NSW Police Force who have served in peacekeeping operations throughout the world and houses the Dag Hammerskjold medal belonging to the late SGT Ian Donald Ward who died in UNFICYP. This was donated to the NSW Police College on the 29th May, 2010 from Mr Ken Ward, OAM, father of SGT Ward.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_South_Wales_Police_Academy

 

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On the 12th November, 1974, a member of this Force, Constable 1st Class I. D. Ward, who had arrived in Cyprus a few days before, and Constable 1st Class J. Woolcott, also of this Force, were carrying out humanitarian work transporting refugees. The United Nation’s land rover in which they were travelling struck a land mine on a road between Limassol and Lefka resulting in the death of Constable 1st Class Ward and severe injuries to Constable 1st Class Woolcott, Constable 1st Class Ward was posthumously awarded the United Nations Medal, Cyprus Division.

https://www.opengov.nsw.gov.au/viewer/517e982c7fa2d2c5b8c06d530ab240e7.pdf

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Peacekeeping Veteran Honoured at the NSW Police College:

PEACEKEEPING VETERAN HONOURED AT THE NSW POLICE COLLEGE
– Author,
Mr Denis Percy – National President – UNPAA.
INTRODUCTION:
On the 14th November, 1974 Sergeant Ian Ward, a member of the New South Wales
Police Force, who had been seconded to the then named Australian Commonwealth
Police, (later named the AFP), for 12 months service with the United Nations Force in
Cyprus, (UNFICYP). Ian died as a result of a land-mind explosion whilst travelling in a
Land Rover.
He and Sergeant John Wolcott, the vehicle observer, also on attachment from the NSW
Police, were conveying four Turkish refugees from the Greek Cypriot sector village of Ayios
Nicolaos to the Turkish sector in Lefka District. One of the Turkish refugees was killed and
three were seriously injured in the explosion. The Land Rover was completely demolished
by the anti- tank mine. Sergeant John Wolcott survived the explosion; however, he
received serious facial and other injuries.
Sergeant Ward had been in Cyprus for only five days on his 12 month secondment to the
United Nations Police Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). Ironically, Ian had previously served
and survived as a Military Policeman, whilst performing his National Service during the
Vietnam War.
Lieutenant-General Bedrettin Demirel, Commander of the Turkish Peace Forces in
Cyprus, in a heart felt expression of sympathy wrote to Sergeant Ward’s Family and stated, “
Your son, who was making every effort to assist in the humanitarian activities indiscriminate of
race, religion and language, is a martyr of duty.
His memory and service live in the hearts of all personnel of the Turkish Peace Forces in Cyprus ”
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HANDOVER AND BLESSING OF THE DAG HAMMARSKJOLD MEDAL.
On the 29th May, 2009 in Goulburn at the NSW Police College, 35 years after his death on
a lonely village road and a world away from Cyprus, we remembered our Police colleague.
The service held at the NSW Police College demonstrates that Australian Police do not
forget those who die in the line of duty, either in Australia or whilst serving overseas.
In a highly symbolic ceremony, the Australian Federal Police officially handed-over“
on-loan” for a five year period, the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal awarded to the late Sergeant
Ian Donald Ward.
That medal had been in the custody of the Australian Federal Police as
Ian died as a Federal Police Officer on attachment from the NSW Police for his UN Service.
That medal is awarded by the United Nations to those of its members who are
killed whilst performing duty with the United Nations. It is named after the now deceased
and former Scandinavian leader of the United Nations at its headquarters in New York.
The day’s proceedings commenced in Goulburn with a moving march of a group of United
Nations Police veterans who had served in Cyprus, the Middle East, East Timor, the
Solomon Islands and other multinational peacekeeping operations.
The veterans march was preceded by combined ceremonial support elements of the NSW Police Force and the
Australian Federal Police the marching band of the NSW Police Force, a combined NSW
Police Force Mounted Unit and the Australian Federal Police Ceremonial Mounted Cadre
and a combined New South Wales Police Force and Australian Federal Police flag party.
The Parade Commander UNPAA President Denis Percy instructed the parade to an “eyes
left” towards the NSW Police Eternal Flame, which honours all those members of the NSW
Police Force who have died in the service of their state and their country.
POLICE COLLEGE CHAPEL CEREMONY:
Upon arrival at the NSW Police College Chapel, the flags of the United Nations and the
Australian Federal Police were laid up by the Senior Police Chaplain, Reverend Peter
Robinson.
Gathered in the Chapel were a number of representatives of the Australian Defence Force,
the Untied Nations Information Centre, the Senate, the Parliaments of the Commonwealth
of Australia and New South Wales. The Mayor of Goulburn mingled there with senior AFP,
NSW Police Force and Victoria Police officials and members of the United Nations Police
Association of Australia, (UNPAA), the Australian Peacekeepers and Peacemakers
Association, the Australian Bravery Association, the National Executive of the RSL and the
NSW Police Force Sub Branch of the RSL.
Sergeant Jeff Little, NSW Police and a peacekeeping veteran from East Timor and Cyprus
read the invocation. . Guests in the Police Memorial Chapel joined in singing the United
Nations Anthem, ‘The song of All Nations”, followed by another peacekeeping veteran,
NSWPF Sergeant Dave McCann, OAM reading the Beatitudes.
Police Chaplain read a prayer and then came the official handover, which involved the signing of the temporary
loan agreement by AFP Commander and former peacekeeping veteran Shane Connelly –
performing the duties of National Manager, International Deployment Group and Chief
Superintendent Gregory Moore, APM the Principal of the NSW Police College.
Due to its’ national significance, the AFP Museum are the current custodians of the late Sergeant
Ward’s medal and have entrusted its’ safekeeping with the NSW Police College for the
next five years.
From the rear of the Chapel and carrying the Dag Hammarskjöld medal belonging to the
late Sergeant Ian Ward AFP Sergeant Dale Cooper, RFD a former UN Cyprus
peacekeeper slow marched towards the front of the chapel, and from the left side of the
chapel NSWPF Senior Sergeant Mark Elm a former UN East Timor peacekeeper slow
marched to the front of the Chapel where the physical handover took place between the
two guardians of the medal.
This symbolic gesture, of respect to a fallen Sergeant indicated the deep regard both forces
have to their departed colleague and fellow peacekeeper.
Chief Superintendent Gregory Moore, APM has indicated that he is honoured for the NSW
Police College to be entrusted by the AFP to be guardians of the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal
belonging to the late Sergeant Ian Donald Ward. He went on to state: “Sergeant Ian Ward
and Sergeant Patrick Hackett who were killed while on international policing service with
the United Nations are role models for NSW Police recruits passing through this college
and the great tradition of service that we given an ongoing basis to the people of NSW.”
DEDICATION OF THE PEACEKEEPING DISPLAY
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The display is designed to honour those members of the NSW Police Force who have
contributed to United Nations Peacekeeping Operations as United Nations Police Officers.
As such it fits well within the ‘Honour Precinct’ of the NSW Police College.
Visitors to the NSW Police College are invited by the Principal; to inspect the newly
dedicated display located in the hallway areas of the College building next to the College
Library Out of ten Australians who have died whilst on UN peacekeeping operations, the
NSWPF has lost two members with the United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP),
namely Inspector Patrick Hackett in a motor vehicle accident (29.8.71) and Sergeant Ian
Donald Ward (land mine explosion). A third Australian Police Officer from the South
Australia Police Sergeant Lew Thomas has also been killed in Cyprus (26.7.69) also in a
motor vehicle accident.
The Peacekeeping display was made possible with a grant from the Australian
Government, Department of Veterans Affairs ‘Saluting Their Service’ upon a submission
made to them by the UNPAA .That grant is a Government initiative which honours the
contribution of Australia’s servicemen and women in war, conflicts and peace operations.
Senior Sergeant Mark Elm was the Project Manager for the display which was funded by
contributions from the Australian Federal Police; the NSW Police Force; United Nations
Police Association of Australia and its NSW Branch, the Police Federation of Australia; and
the Police Credit Union.
Ceremonial arrangements were made possible with assistance of the AFP Recognition and
Ceremonial team and the Professional Standards Unit of the Office of the Principal, NSW
Police College.
UNITED NATIONS ARTIFACTS DONATED TO DISPLAY:
In putting the exhibition together, Snr Sgt Elm collected historic artefacts donated by
Australian police peacekeepers who served in Cyprus, the Middle East and East Timor
Said Sergeant Elm: “
Police officers by their very nature are peacekeepers in their home towns, cities here in
Australia, and it is a natural progression to take these skills to war torn areas, to build the
capacity of local authorities to act against a humanitarian backdrop.” Said Snr Sgt Elm.
“This day has been on the cards since I arrived at the College in February of 2007.
Much like all the other proud traditions displays, most of the work undertaken on this display has
been conducted on days off so it is really gratifying to see the final results, which I think all
peacekeepers will feel proud.
I think we got the symbolism right and I think our future members of the force will come to
know of the service and the sacrifice of our members who contributed.”
In a fitting tribute to Australia’s police peacekeepers whether they hail from the AFP, state
or territory police force, the Minister for Home Affairs, The Hon. Bob Debus, and MP kindly
donated the Australian Coat of Arms, which was presented by Senator the Hon. Ursula
Stephens and dedicated by Reverend Peter Robinson at the ceremony.
SNRSGT Elm summed up the magnitude of this when he said
ACKNOWLDEGEMENTS:
Assistance was provided to Senior Sergeant Elm in this project from the Australian Federal
Police; the NSW Police Force; United Nations Police Association of Australia and its NSW
Branch, the Police Federation of Australia; and the Police Credit Union.
This ceremony was made possible through the assistance of the AFP Recognition and Ceremonial team
and the Professional Standards Unit of the Office of the Principal, NSW Police College.

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