Richard BODILLY

Richard BODILLY

‘ BODILY ‘

‘ BODILEY ‘

‘ BODELLY ‘

AKA  ?

Late of Scone, NSW

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  ???

Rank:  Commenced Training on ? ? ?

Probationary Constable- appointed ? ? ?

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ??

Chief Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Final RankChief Constable

Stations?, Scone Police

Service:  From ? ? ?   to   7 May 1854 ? years Service

Awards?

 

Born? ? 1820 – ’21? – Native of Penzance, Cornwall, England

Died on:  Sunday  7 May 1854

Age33

Cause:  Accidentally shot

Event location:   near Scone, NSW

Event date:  Sunday  7 May 1854

 

Funeral date:  Monday  8 May 1854

Funeral location? 

 

Funeral Parlour: ?

Stonemason:  Cobby

Inscription:  Sacred to the memory of Richard Bodily ( Note there is only 1 ‘L’ in the surname )( Gravestone has yet another spelling ” Bodiley “, A Native of Penzance in Cornwall, England.  Chief Constable of Scone, who departed this life on the 7th May 1854 ” from the effects of a Pistol Shot accidentally received in the discharge of his duty “.  Aged 33 years.

Buried at: St Luke’s Church of England,  in the Churchyard, Scone, NSW

Grave location:  5th Row – starting from the fence

Richard BODILLY - St Lukes Church of England, Scone, NSW

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

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

Inscription:Sacred to the memory of Richard BODLLEY, a native of Penzance, in Cornwall, England.Chief Constable of Scone, who departed this life on the 7th of May 1854, from the effects of a Pistol Shot accidentally recieved in the discharge of his duty.Aged 33 years.

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The chief constable was accidentally shot while escorting two prisoners to the Scone Police Station. As Chief Constable Bodilly and another constable were en route with their prisoners a pistol discharged, wounding the chief constable in the knee. Although he was conveyed to Scone for treatment, he succumbed to his wound and passed away on 7 May, 1854.

The coroner’s verdict following an inquest at Scone on 8 May, 1854 indicates that death was caused by the “accidental explosion of a pistol”. It appears he was succeeded at Scone by Chief Constable Hugh Brien Murray. The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River Advertiser of 10 May, 1854 reported the incident.

“ACCIDENT – A few days since one of the Muswell Brook constables was sent to the neighbourhood of Scone in search of two men, for whose apprehension warrants were issued. The chief and another constable of Scone also went in search, and apprehended the men, and whilst escorting them to the lockup, by some means or other the chief constable’s pistol went off, and the ball lodged in his knee and fractured the bones. He was conveyed to Scone, and attended by two doctors, who endeavoured to extract the ball, but could not do so.”

At the time of his death the chief constable was aged 33 years and was stationed at Scone.

He is not listed in the official New South Wales Police Honour Roll.

 

Source:  Beyond Courage – 7 May 2020


 

 

Richard BODILLY
Richard BODILLY

 

Mary Anne BODILLY
Mary Anne BODILLY

The Widow, Mary Anne BODELLY ( Spelt with an ‘E’ instead of ‘I’, married Charles Day MURPHY ON 30 August 1855 at Scone, NSW.

 


Sydney Quarter Sessions

Monday  12 August 1850  page 2

Before the Chairman and Mr. David Allan, J.P.

The Crown Prosecutor conducted the following cases on behalf of the Crown.

John Day and Philip Kedley were indicted for assaulting Richard Bodilly, a constable, while engaged in the execution of his duty.

The Jury found the defendants guilty, with a recommendation to mercy, and they were sentenced to be each imprisoned and kept to hard labour in Sydney Gaol for the term of three calendar months.

12 Aug 1850 – SYDNEY QUARTER SESSIONS. – Trove


Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 – 1893),

Wednesday 10 August 1853, page 4

 

Government Gazette.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 1853.

NOTICE – SCONE.

Notice is hereby given, that the Justices of the Peace acting in and for the police district of Scone, in Petty Sessions assembled, have this day (July 29th) appointed Mr. Richard Bodilly, chief constable, to be Inspector of Weights and Measures for the police district of Scone.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/671067


 

Account of sums received by the Colonial Treasurer, gratuity on leaving the Police Force.

Mary Ann Bodilly, widow of Chief Constable Bodilly, Police, Scone
105 pound

******

18 pound, 7 shillings, 3 pence paid on 26 June 1854 of the Estate of deceased – Richard Bodilly.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/229753316


 

Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser

(NSW : 1843 – 1893),

Saturday 17 June 1854, page 3

STATEMENT of all Suns of Money received in aid of the Funds of the SCONE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION, from the 9th June, 1853, to 9th June, 1854.

1853.     £.     s.     d.

June 10.

Joseph Docker, Esq , J.P.     1. 0

W. Dangar, Esq., J.P              1 0

Mr. T. Dangar.           1 0

Mr. James Evans.    0 5

Mr. R. Bodilly.      0  10s

Mr. W. Sladden .     0  10

Mr. M. Collins.        0 5

Mr. J. Ashford .      0 5

Mr. R. Bell.               0 5

Mr. Israel Cottle.  0 5

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Berlinda Jane CUSH

Berlinda Jane CUSH

AKA  CUSHY

Late of  ?

Queensland Police Academy Class #  ? ? ?

Queensland Police Force

Regd. #  ?????

Rank:  Commenced Training as on ? ? ?

Probationary Constable- appointed ? ? ?

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Acting Detective Senior Sergeant  – appointed ? ? ?

Final Rank =  Acting Detective Sergeant

Stations?, PCC, Rockhampton, Boondal CIB – Death

Service:  From ? ? ?   to   22 April 2008 ? years Service

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours

 

Born? ? ?

Died on:  Tuesday  22 April 2008

Age:  37

Cause:  Suicide – Service pistol –

Event location: Prostitution Enforcement Task force, Police complex, Wecker Rd, Mansfield, Qld

Event dateTuesday  22 April 2008 shortly after 8am

 

Funeral date:  Monday  28 April 2008 @ 1.30pm

Funeral locationthe family farm, 162 Langdon Rd, Rosewood, Qld 

 

Funeral Parlour: Reed & Bottcher – Ipswich, Qld  07 38122011

Buried at: ?

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

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

 

? is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  * BUT SHOULD BE

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

? IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

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

? IS mentioned on the Sydney Police Centre Memorial Wall, Surry Hills


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12 Years ago today ‘Cushy’.

A gifted, dedicated and tenacious investigator, Detective Sergeant Berlinda Jane CUSH tragically took her own life on this day in 2008. We remember your infectious laugh and amazing smile around the Boondall CIB office…

You are missed and loved each and every day.

Blue HOPE stands ready.

 

Berlinda CUSH


 

Policewoman’s suicide shocks workmates

POLICEWOMAN shot and killed herself with her own gun at a suburban police complex yesterday. The tragedy has stunned workmates.

Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Belinda Cush, 37, walked into the Queensland Police complex in Wecker Rd at Mansfield, picked up her police-issue Glock pistol, fired a shot into a chair and then turned the weapon on herself.

Queensland Police Union president Cameron Pope said she greeted colleagues when she arrived at the Prostitution Enforcement Task force just after 8am but then did not speak to anyone before the shooting.

“There is nothing that we have seen or that I am aware of that could have prevented this incident,” Mr Pope said. “There has not been a single issue raised that I’m aware of that was an indicator to this incident.”

He said her workmates were struggling to cope with the tragedy, the reasons for which remain a mystery.

” Several police were actually there when it happened, ” he said. “Between the service and the union, counselling is being provided to any number of persons who require it and that’ll be monitored closely to make sure that all the officers who’ve suffered from this can get as much treatment as possible. ”

Det Snr-Sgt Cush worked in various ” high-profile areas of the service ” and was very well-respected, he said.

” I spoke to her officer-in-charge this morning and he was very distressed about the matter and he was very glowing in his description and praise of her, ” Mr Pope said.

” She was very highly regarded by members of the service and certainly her superior officers. There were a lot of platitudes coming out for this lady. ”

In addition to the police chaplains, Mr Pope said officers had a number of support services to assist with the daily demands and stresses of police work.

” In every police establishment there is what’s called a peer support officer who police can approach about any issue. There’s also human support officers who check the daily occurrence sheets and follow up officers involved in major incidents and of course there’s the police chaplains who do a wonderful job, ” he said.

In the past 10 years, there have been two other incidents of police officers taking their own lives at work at Ipswich and Smithfield stations.

” It’s not a prevalent problem, thank goodness, ” Mr Pope said.

The Prostitution Enforcement Task force is one of several ” specialised ” units that operates out of the police building in Wecker Road, and it investigates complaints about illegal prostitution.

A QPS spokesperson said the circumstances of Det Snr-Sgt Cush’s death were being investigated, but it was considered non-suspicious. A report will be completed for the coroner

Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or SANE Helpline on 1800 18 SANE (7263).

 

Policewoman’s suicide shocks workmates | The Courier-Mail


 

CUSH The Courier Mail|26 April 2008

CUSH, Berlinda Jane

Cherished Daughter of Dr. Allan and Barbara Cush,

much loved Sister of Peter, Anton, Dave and loved Sister-in-law and Aunt to their Families.

A Funeral Service for Berlinda will be held on the Family farm, 162 Langdon Road, Rosewood, Monday, 28th April, 2008, commencing at 1.30 p.m.

No flowers by Family request.

Donations may be made to Berlindas sponsored Child at the Funeral Service or at Police Headquarters in Brisbane.

REED & BOTTCHER

A Simplicity Funeral Service Ipswich – (07) 38122011

An Australian Owned Company

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Gerard Peter JOHNSTON

Gerard Peter JOHNSTON

AKA  ?

Late of Blackheath – formerly of Bronte, NSW

NSW Police Cadet # 2945

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  ? ? ?

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  16??? – 17???

Rank:  NSW Police Cadet – commenced 9 July 1973

Probationary Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Final Rank = Constable

Stations?

Service:  From 9 July 1973  to 11 January 19795+ years Service

Awards: No Find on Australian Honours

Born: ? May? ?

Died on: Thursday  11 January 1979

Age: 22

Cause:  Depression – Suicide – Service weapon – Not Duty related

Event location:  at his home in Bronte, NSW

Event date: Thursday  11 January 1979

Funeral date: ? ? 1979

Funeral location: ?

Wake location: ?

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?

Memorial located at: ?

 

Gerard Peter JOHNSTON - 1976 Photo supplied by Peter Cameron
Gerard Peter JOHNSTON – 1976         Photo supplied by Peter Cameron

 

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RYERSON LIST.

Surname Given Names Notice Type Date Event Age Other Details Publication Published
JOHNSTON Gerard Peter Death notice 11JAN1979 Death 22 late of Blackheath, formerly of Bronte Sydney Morning Herald 13JAN1979
NSW BDM:   Death
JOHNSTON GERARD PETER     2487/1979
Father:  FRANCIS NORMAN
Mother:  KATHLEEN THERESE

 

Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001),

Friday 21 September 1979 (No.130), page 4775

 

ANY person having any claims upon the estate of GERARD PETER JOHNSTON, late of Randwick, who died on 11th January, 1979, must send particulars of his claim to the administrators, Francis Norman Johnston and Kathleen Therese Johnston, c.o. Laurence & Laurence, 54 Carrington Street, Sydney, on or before 4th December, 1979. The administrators will distribute the assets in the estate, having regard only to the claims of which at that date they have notice. Letters of administration were granted in New South Wales on 27th June, 1979. LAURENCE & LAURENCE, Solicitors, 54 Carrington Street, Sydney, N.S.W. 2000 (D.X. 115).

1258 — $12.50

21 Sep 1979 – ANY person having any claims upon the estate of GERARD PETER JOHNSTON, late of Randwick, who died on 11th – Trove


 

 

 

 




Unknown AFP member

Unknown male AFP member

AKA  ?

Late of  ?

AFP Police Academy Class #  ? ? ?

Australian Federal Police Force – Air Security Officer ( ASO )

Regd. #  ?????

Rank?

Final Rank = ?

Stations?, Melbourne

Service:  From ? ? ?  to 2 July 2019? years Service

Awards: ?

Born: ? ? ?

Died onTuesday  2 July 2019

Age: ?

Cause: Depression – Suicide – Service weapon – Shot

Event location: a Canberra Motel

Event date: Tuesday  2 July 2019

Funeral date: ? ? ?TBA

Funeral location: ?TBA

Wake location: ?TBA

Funeral Parlour: ?TBA

Buried at: ?TBA

Memorial located at: ?TBA

 

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


Funeral location: TBA


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RIP Sir,
Thank you for your service ????
Please seek help

Thoughts to your loved ones, and the
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WARNING: Distressing content

An Australian Federal Police officer has died in shockingly similar circumstances to another four members who took their lives in the workplace over the last two years.

The man, from Melbourne, reportedly turned his service weapon on himself in a Canberra motel room overnight while on a work trip in the capital.

News.com.au understands his body was discovered by a colleague.

It brings the total number of AFP officers to have died by suicide at work using their firearms since February 2017, to five.

An AFP spokesperson told news.com.au it could “confirm that a member of the AFP appears to have taken their own life”.

“A brief is now being prepared for the ACT Coroner,” the spokesperson said.

“The AFP is providing support to the member’s family and colleagues.”

The AFP didn’t respond to further questions.

The man — who news.com.au has chosen to not yet identify — was an Air Security Officer (ASO) responsible for the containment or resolution of high-risk security incidents on domestic and international flights.

According to the AFP’s website, the main purpose of an ASO is to respond to threats or attempts of hijack by terrorists or other criminals.

ASO’s are extensively trained in many disciplines including negotiation, defensive tactics, specialist firearm handling and small team techniques,” it reads.

The latest apparent suicide death by a member comes amid an ongoing cultural crisis within the AFP.

The embattled organisation has made efforts to increase mental health support following the spate of workplace suicides but has grappled to tackle the problem. In January this year, AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin revealed the force was restricting its officers’ access to firearms, in direct response to the suicides.

“There is no one thing that will solve what is a complex problem but we have made changes to our firearms access policies,” Mr Colvin told the ABC at the time.

As part of that new policy, members are now required to provide a reason to check out their weapons while off duty. But for those dying by suicide while on-duty — the tally continues to climb.

One AFP officer, who spoke to news.com.au on the condition of anonymity, described the man who died overnight as a “really good guy”.

The source said he saw his friend last week and that he had “seemed OK”.

“They need a Royal commission into what’s going on. So many members are stressed,” he said.

“In all my 20 years of policing, I have never felt so deflated by an organisation.”

The workplace suicide deaths, once unprecedented, have become a disturbingly frequent occurrence within the organisation in recent years.

AFP officer Sue Jones turned her service weapon on herself in the bathroom at the organisation’s Melbourne headquarters in February 2017.

Since Ms Jones’ death, almost 100 AFP whistleblowers have contacted news.com.au to report a severe mismanagement of widespread mental health issues and a disturbing internal bullying culture within the organisation.

Many of the past and present sworn members who came forward claimed the toxic culture had culminated in the workplace suicides and warned that more deaths were inevitable.

Among them was an agent who, following Ms Jones’ death, made a chilling prediction that has since become a reality.

“It’s like looking at a whole lot of ticking time bombs and wondering which one will go off,” he said of his colleagues. Another four AFP officers have since taken their lives at work.

An independent police advocacy spokesman, who asked not to be named, told news.com.au he was concerned officers might be trying to send a message by taking their lives in the workplace.

https://www.news.com.au/…/…/b1c77625cfc4964aff0421ebd614e03d


 

Fifth tragic workplace suicide of AFP officer

A fifth suicide has rocked the Australian Federal Police after another member took their life in the workplace. WARNING: Distressing

news.com.au July 3, 2019  11:46am

 

WARNING: Distressing content

An Australian Federal Police officer has died in shockingly similar circumstances to another four members who took their lives in the workplace over the last two years.

The man, from Melbourne, reportedly turned his service weapon on himself in a Canberra motel room overnight while on a work trip in the capital.

News.com.au understands his body was discovered by a colleague.

It brings the total number of AFP officers to have died by suicide at work using their firearms since February 2017, to five.

An AFP spokesperson told news.com.au it could “confirm that a member of the AFP appears to have taken their own life”.

“A brief is now being prepared for the ACT Coroner,” the spokesperson said.

“The AFP is providing support to the member’s family and colleagues.”

The AFP didn’t respond to further questions.

The man — who news.com.au has chosen to not yet identify — was an Air Security Officer (ASO) responsible for the containment or resolution of high-risk security incidents on domestic and international flights.

According to the AFP’s website, the main purpose of an ASO is to respond to threats or attempts of hijack by terrorists or other criminals.

“ASOs are extensively trained in many disciplines including negotiation, defensive tactics, specialist firearm handling and small team techniques,” it reads.

The latest apparent suicide death by a member comes amid an ongoing cultural crisis within the AFP.

The embattled organisation has made efforts to increase mental health support following the spate of workplace suicides but has grappled to tackle the problem. In January this year, AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin revealed the force was restricting its officers’ access to firearms, in direct response to the suicides.

“There is no one thing that will solve what is a complex problem but we have made changes to our firearms access policies,” Mr Colvin told the ABC at the time.

As part of that new policy, members are now required to provide a reason to check out their weapons while off duty. But for those dying by suicide while on-duty — the tally continues to climb.

 

RELATED: AFP’s history of ‘overreach’

RELATED: Internal investigations into whistleblowers a ‘necessary evil’

 

One AFP officer, who spoke to news.com.au on the condition of anonymity, described the man who died overnight as a “really good guy”.

The source said he saw his friend last week and that he had “seemed OK”.

“They need a Royal commission into what’s going on. So many members are stressed,” he said.

“In all my 20 years of policing, I have never felt so deflated by an organisation.”

The workplace suicide deaths, once unprecedented, have become a disturbingly frequent occurrence within the organisation in recent years.

AFP officer Sue Jones turned her service weapon on herself in the bathroom at the organisation’s Melbourne headquarters in February 2017.

Since Ms Jones’ death, almost 100 AFP whistleblowers have contacted news.com.au to report a severe mismanagement of widespread mental health issues and a disturbing internal bullying culture within the organisation.

Many of the past and present sworn members who came forward claimed the toxic culture had culminated in the workplace suicides and warned that more deaths were inevitable.

Among them was an agent who, following Ms Jones’ death, made a chilling prediction that has since become a reality.

“It’s like looking at a whole lot of ticking time bombs and wondering which one will go off,” he said of his colleagues. Another four AFP officers have since taken their lives at work.

An independent police advocacy spokesman, who asked not to be named, told news.com.au he was concerned officers might be trying to send a message by taking their lives in the workplace.

RELATED: AFP Commissioner’s vow

RELATED: AFP agent’s open letter

RELATED: Traumatised agent suing the AFP for huge sum

 

TRAGEDY IN THE WORKPLACE

In December last year, Sergeant Samantha Baglin, 44, died by suicide in the vault room at the Australian Federal Police national headquarters in Canberra.

Just six weeks earlier, Superintendent Richard Roberts also took his own life in the same place.

In November 2017, AFP member Malcolm Scott, 59, walked into the foyer of the organisation’s Melbourne headquarters and took his own life just before 9am on a Saturday.

Mr Scott’s death followed that of colleague Sue Jones, 53, a mother-of-two who died in shockingly similar circumstances in the bathroom of the same building earlier that year. Mr Scott and Ms Jones had worked on the same team within the Melbourne branch, according to colleagues who spoke to news.com.au. Both deaths were later deemed to be non-suspicious.

In March last year, the high rate of suicide deaths and mental health conditions experienced by first responders — including emergency service workers and volunteers — prompted a federal Parliament committee to launch an inquiry into the role of the Commonwealth and the states to address the issues.

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) also announced an audit into the AFP’s management of mental health within the organisation. It was later revealed that two-thirds of men and women in the AFP experienced potentially traumatic events at some stage in their career.

 

RELATED: Inside the AFP

RELATED: Push for inquiry into the AFP

RELATED: AFP agents’ harrowing stories

 

The ANAO made six recommendations, which the AFP agreed to implement as part of its “new Health and Wellbeing Strategy for the organisation”.

The AFP also engaged the Phoenix Australia Centre to conduct an independent mental health review into the organisation and made 37 recommendations to be implemented over five years.

While the AFP has recently made efforts to improve its mental health support services for staff, many officers want more outside support.

Commissioner Colvin in May last year laid out the increasing workload on the force. The number of crimes involving victims, who might be children, had gone up 200 per cent, while cyber and corruption investigations were also on the rise.

“The demand side is increasing, there’s no question on that,” he said.

But police resources had not increased and this has added to pressure on the force.

In March this year, the AFP announced it had started a partnership with Lifeline, and would roll out a Road to Mental Readiness course over two years in a bid to equip officers with coping strategies and tools to encourage­ them to address mental­ health concerns earlier.

At the time, Mr Colvin said a critical element of addressing mental health in the organisation was cultural change.

“We still have a long way to go but if we keep implementing these positive initiatives with partners who are experts in the field we know we will make ground,” he told The Australian at the time.

AFP chief medical officer Katrina Sanders said the AFP’s 6641 members would be asked to use their imagination to prepare for stressful events, taught coping strategies such as how to use breathing to calm down and reduce stress, and given a self-assessment tool to consider their own mental fitness.

“Will it prevent further suicides? That’s also hard to say, we hope so,” she said in March.

“But certainly the research and the evidence around it is it does improve resilience and we know that’s critical to health protection.”

One AFP source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, previously told news.com.au that the organisation “needs intense scrutiny that the agencies can’t cover up”.

“We have an expression in our job: TJF — this job’s f***ed,” the source said.

“Morale is in the toilet. We know we have no support and no backing from most of the management.”

AFPA president Angela Smith said the matters raised by the whistleblowers were of “significant public interest” and that members had gone public because they were “at their wits end”.

In a previous statement, an AFP spokesman said the commissioner had “made it clear that the health and wellbeing of our people is his and the organisation’s highest priority”.

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Samantha Jane BAGLIN-LIMU

Samantha Jane BAGLIN-LIMU 

AKA BAGGERS & SAMMY

Late of  ?

Police Academy Class #  ? ? ?

Australian Federal Police Force

Regd. #  10496

Rank?

Final Rank = Sergeant

Stations?, IDG ( International Deployment Group ),

ServiceFrom  ? ? ?  to  9 December 2018 =  15 years Service

Awards:   No find on It’s An Honour – but

National Medal – granted ???

Born:   ? ? ?

Died on:   Sunday 9 December 2018 a.m.

Age:  44

Cause:   Depression – Suicide – Service weapon – shot

Event location:  vault room of the AFP National Headquarters, Edmund Barton building, Canberra

Event date:  Sunday 9 December 2018

Funeral date:   Tuesday  18 December 2018 @ 2pm

Funeral location:   Victoria Police Academy Chapel, 1 View Mount Rd, Glen Waverley, Melbourne

Wake location:  ?

Funeral Parlour:  White Lady Funerals, Essendon  93510788

Buried at:   Cremated

 Memorial located at:   ?

Samantha Jane BAGLIN

 SAMMY is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  * BUT SHOULD BE


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Post Traumatic Stress Education and Awareness – Picking Up The Peaces

Today we farewell our friend Sam Baglin-Limu aka “Baggers”.
There are still answers sought and comprehending how this all happened.

But today is not for that, today is to remember our friend, work mate, AFP agent in different roles, wife, daughter, sister, advocate, carer, support officer for others trauma, many, many roles she did.

Sam you will be missed, you will always be loved. We will continue through our work to give you a voice. You’ve left us too soon, our hearts broken, as yours must have been to for this to happen.

Sammy’s funeral is today at 2pm, in Melbourne.
An AFP remembrance service was also held at the AFP national headquarters in Canberra at the same time.

Rest now Sammy, your shift is over, your duty done.


BAGLIN-LIMU, Samantha Jane

BAGLIN-LIMU.

The Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Samantha Jane Baglin-Limu will be held at the Victoria Police Academy Chapel, 1 View Mount Road, Glen Waverley on TUESDAY (Dec 18, 2018) commencing at 2.00 p.m.

Private Cremation will follow.

No flowers by request.

In lieu, donations to Beyond Blue would be appreciated.

Envelopes will be available at the Service or donate online to www.beyondblue.org.au


AFP has ‘blood on its hands’ over agent’s death

EXCLUSIVE

WARNING: Distressing.

A FEDERAL agent who provided crucial support to family members of flight MH17 victims has died in an apparent workplace suicide at the Australian Federal Police national headquarters.

Sergeant Samantha Baglin, 44, was found dead in the vault room at the Edmund Barton building in Canberra on Sunday morning. It comes just six weeks after Superintendent Richard Roberts also took his own life in the same place and less than two years after another two AFP agents separately died by suicide at the Melbourne headquarters.

Friends of Sgt Baglin told news.com.au that the AFP “has blood on its hands” over its alleged failure to provide adequate support for members suffering from mental health issues.

An AFP spokesperson confirmed in a statement to news.com.au “that on Sunday, 9 December 2018, a member of the AFP appears to have taken her own life”.

“A brief is now being prepared for the ACT coroner,” the spokesperson said.

The AFP did not respond to further questions regarding the matter.

Several AFP sources told news.com.au that Sgt Baglin was involved in the organisation’s Safe Place – a cultural reform initiative led by AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin amid widespread revelations of internal bullying and a spate of workplace suicides.

Those who knew Sgt Baglin described her as kind, with “a heart of gold”, and said she would make others “laugh to the point where we would suffer cramps”.

Samantha Jane BAGLIN
Sgt Baglin married just over a year ago but battled with work-related PTSD.

Former AFP agent and Australian of the Year finalist Katie Tonacia told news.com.au she was “shocked” and “devastated” over the loss of her close friend.

The pair met through Ms Tonacia’s organisation Picking up the Peaces, which provides support to uniformed service personnel struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), almost a decade ago.

“None of us saw this coming,” Ms Tonacia said.

“But she was upset in terms of a few things occurring in the workplace, and the fact she did this at work is such a statement to all of us.”

According to Ms Tonacia, Sgt Baglin was “desperate to see change within the organisation and wanted to see mental health education implemented”.

“If she’d identified as mentally unwell to the AFP it would have gone against her in her career and she loved her career,” she said.

“The stigma and lack of education about mental health at the top level of management just below the commissioner is rife and that’s why she came to us in 2009.”

Ms Tonacia’s husband David is medically retired from the AFP. He told news.com.au that the organisation “has blood on its hands” over its alleged failure to provide adequate support for members suffering from mental health issues.

Sgt Baglin had an extensive policing career both in Australia and as part of the AFP’s International Deployment Group in which she served on overseas missions. She had also operated as a family liaison officer for the AFP and worked closely in Perth with the Maslin family, who lost their three children and their grandfather, in the flight MH17 disaster in 2014.

One close friend of Sgt Baglin’s, who spoke to news.com.au on the condition of anonymity, said she was “such a big-hearted and sensitive person” who “loved being a cop and loved helping people”.

“It was like a therapy for her to help other people in dealing with trauma,” he said. “She was especially good at it.”

Samantha Jane BAGLIN-LIMU
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Ms Tonacia told news.com.au that Sgt Baglin had recently expressed frustrations to her about the AFP having only two in-house qualified psychologists for the entire organisation of some 6000 members, as previously revealed by news.com.au.

“Wherever there’s smoke, there’s fire and by God it is blazing at that building right now,” Ms Tonacia said.

“The AFP has failed (Sgt Baglin) and so many others because they don’t trust the system.

“There needs to be a royal commission so we can get to the bottom of it and get all of those responsible out. We won’t let her death be in vain.”

RELATED: Another AFP officer found dead at work

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Another AFP whistle-blower said it was “petty managerial and micro-managerial bulls**t breaking people devoted to their jobs” in the AFP.

“We can’t attribute all bad things to the AFP’s culture but one thing is for certain, had (Sgt Baglin) been a kindergarten teacher, or run her own business, we wouldn’t be talking about this,” he said.

“There is nothing worse than coming back to the office after a day of dealing with death or whatever, only to be counselled for not ticking the correct box in a case report, or something similar that is easily corrected and carries no operational consequence.”

One AFP source told news.com.au he was a friend and former colleague of Sgt Baglin’s and that “she didn’t deserve this”.

“They failed her,” he said.

RELATED: Internal investigations into whistle-blowers a ‘necessary evil’

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Six weeks prior to Sgt Baglin’s death, Superintendent Richard Roberts also walked into the AFP national headquarters and didn’t come out alive.

The Australian Federal Police Association revealed Supt Roberts “appears to have taken his own life” on October 27.

An AFP spokesman also confirmed at the time that “a member of the AFP” had died, in a statement to news.com.au. The AFP did not respond to further questions.

News.com.au understands Commissioner Colvin “spoke to troops” to inform them of Supt Roberts’ death in an email and video to colleagues nationwide. It’s a process he is likely to repeat sometime today.

The latest AFP workplace suicide is the fourth incident in which an officer appeared to take their own life inside one of the organisation’s buildings since the start of last year.

In November 2017, AFP member Malcolm Scott, 59, walked into the foyer of the organisation’s Melbourne building and took his own life just before 9am on a Saturday.

RELATED: AFP agent’s open letter

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Mr Colvin said at the time that it was “with great sadness I can confirm one of our police officers has died in Melbourne”.

“The male officer was found by colleagues in the AFP’s Melbourne Headquarters in La Trobe Street,” he said.

Mr Scott’s death followed that of colleague Sue Jones, 53, a mother-of-two who died in shockingly similar circumstances in the same building earlier that year. Mr Scott and Ms Jones had worked on the same team within the Melbourne branch, according to colleagues who spoke to news.com.au. Both deaths were later deemed to be non-suspicious.

An independent police advocacy spokesman, who asked not to be named, previously told news.com.au he was concerned officers might be trying to send a message by taking their lives in the workplace.

‘THIS JOB’S F***ED’

One AFP source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, previously told news.com.au that the organisation “needs intense scrutiny that the agencies can’t cover up”.

“We have an expression in our job: TJF – this job’s f***ed,” the source said.

“Morale is in the toilet. We know we have no support and no backing from most of the management.”

The source described the company’s external Employee Assistance Program as inadequate.

“If the Employee Assistance Program they always reference was adequate we wouldn’t have members falling like flies.”

RELATED: Inside the AFP

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There are more than 6000 AFP members – 3481 of those are in sworn roles – nationwide.

An AFP spokesperson previously said the organisation “acknowledges first responders are at higher risk of trauma-caused mental injury than almost any other profession”.

According to the AFP in 2017, the organisation employs two social workers, “5.6 full-time equivalent” psychologists and “4.4 full-time equivalent nurses” – all based in Canberra.

But AFP members outside of Canberra do not have face-to-face access to qualified psychologists through the organisation. They are instead given a number for an employee assistance program with over-the-phone support from any one of 658 outsourced psychologists and 132 registered social workers through Davidson Trahaire.

A Confidant Network made up of volunteers and AFP members is also in place to “provide guidance to staff on options for professional support if needed”. According to the AFP, it also employs seven chaplains across the country.

“There is also one part-time family support officer based in Canberra, who is available for families of members deployed with International Operations and ad hoc government response to large-scale disasters such as the downing of MH17,” an AFP statement read.

But many AFP agents have criticised the services, labelling them ineffective and impersonal. They say they need face-to-face access to qualified psychologists so they don’t have to “retell (their) stories to a different person every time (they) call”.

“We need someone to talk to in person who is qualified in psychology and who understands the nature of issues AFP agents deal with … it’s not that complicated,” a sworn member said.

In March this year, the high rate of suicide deaths and mental health conditions experienced by first responders – including emergency service workers and volunteers – prompted a federal Parliament committee to launch an inquiry into the role of the Commonwealth and the states to address the issues.

The inquiry is expected to release its report on the matter in February 2019.

It came after almost 100 past and present AFP agents contacted news.com.au to report widespread mental health issues among first responders within the organisation, mismanagement of the issue and a disturbing internal bullying culture.

News.com.au exposed the issues in an investigative series, which prompted the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) to audit the AFP’s management of mental health within the organisation.

The report, released on March 7 this year, found that the “AFP lacks a comprehensive and consolidated organisational health and wellbeing framework to enable effective management and support of employee mental health”.

“While the AFP offers a variety of mental health support services, there is no evidence that these services are effective and they are not supported by sound governance, risk management, evaluation or an articulated business rationale,” the report read.

“The AFP does not currently have in place mechanisms or sufficient data to appropriately align resources with key mental health risks.”

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The ANAO made six recommendations, which the AFP agreed to implement as part of its “new Health and Wellbeing Strategy for the organisation” by mid-May this year.

The AFP also engaged the Phoenix Australia Centre to conduct an independent mental health review into the organisation. It released its report earlier this year and made 37 recommendations to be implemented over five years.

But for some, it’s already proven too little, too late.

If you or someone you know needs help call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636

For more information on how to support others who might need help and what warning signs to look for, visit: Conversations Matter

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Martin James VEAL

Martin James VEAL

Previously recorded asUnknown MALE VicPol member – suicide 3 

aka  Marty

Victoria Police Force

Regd. #   30157

Rank:  Training – Academy April 1994 – August 1994

Sergeant – appointed June 2009

Stations:  Coburg GD’s ( August 1994 – July 2002 ),

Melbourne City Police Station – Senior Constable on GD’s ( July 2002 – March 2007 ),

Heidelberg – GD’s ( March 2007 – June 2009 ),

Information System and Security Command ( Sgt on the Criminal Justice Enhancement Program – June 2009 – December 2010 ),

Operations Response Unit ( Specialist Duties – December 2010 – September 2011 ), 

Victoria Police Air Wing ( September 2011 – March 2013 ), 

LEAP Management Unit then Business Readiness & Transition Unit – assigned to LEDR Mk 2 project ( March 2013 – 1 June 2015 )

ServiceFrom  4 April 1994  to  1 June 2015 = 21+ years Service

Awards: Victoria Police Service Medal with 20 year clasp

National Police Medal – posthumously awarded at his funeral – 9 June 2015

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Born:  11 December 1968

Died on:  Monday 1 June 2015  about 5 a.m.

Cause:  Suicide – shot with Service weapon – on Sick Leave at the time

Age:  46

Funeral date:  Tuesday  9 June 2015 @ 2pm

Funeral location:  Great Hall, The Centre Ivanhoe,

275 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe

Buried at:  Cremated

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Eulogy:

Good Afternoon, my name is Damian Downie ( Sen Sgt ) and today I would like to take you through the service history of Sergeant Martin Veal or as we all knew him, Marty.

Firstly I would like to say that it was an honour and a privilege to manage and work with Marty over the last 2 and half years.

In April 1994 Marty began his career as a recruit at the Victoria Police Academy.

From August 1994 through to 2002 Marty worked in the Coburg area as a Constable performing general duties.   In that time the Superintendents comments on Marty’s work performance were:

“A team player who will be an asset to his next station.” and

“A professional, conscientious, effective and efficient member who is an asset to the Force and displays potential for promotion”

The reasons behind these comments were Marty’s excellent work ethic and his tenacious nature.  In May 2000 while working at Coburg Police Station, Commander Peter Graham commended Marty for his good work in that:

“After an armed robbery on Pascoe Vale Road Marty used his local knowledge of the area to predict in advance the escape route of the offenders in which Marty arrested both of the offenders, recovered the knife used in the armed robbery and the victims cash.”

In July 2002, Marty transferred to Melbourne City Police Station as a Senior Constable performing general duties.  In that time the Superintendents comment on Marty’s work performance was:

“A well conducted member whose work performance was above satisfactory.”

In March 2007 Marty transferred to Heidelberg Uniform performing general duties.  In that time the Superintendents comment on Marty’s work performance was:

“An efficient, mature and hard working member whose work performance was above average.”

Testament to this:

In May 2007 while at Heidelberg Marty was recognised for his good work in arresting a rapist and preserving the crime scene that supported the conviction of the offender, and showing the diversity of Marty’s skills.

In that same month Marty was at the scene of an accident where one of the drivers forwarded a letter of thanks to the Officer in Charge of Heidelberg.  The lady involved in the car accident wanted to thank Marty for his professionalism and support.

In June 2009 Marty was promoted to Sergeant and transferred to one of the most innovate IT projects at the time, being the Criminal Justice Enhancement Program.  Marty was an asset to the project with his extensive operational knowledge and problem solving skills.  Marty’s efforts helped to deliver enhancements to the way Victoria Police managed offenders and communicated with other government departments.

In December 2010 Marty transferred to the Operations Response Unit where he performed specialist duties such as assisting local police with public safety, road policing and crime reduction.

In September 2011 Marty had the opportunity and transferred to the Victoria Police Air wing.  Marty was involved in a range of specialist activities including:

  • Aerial observation and tactical assistance for ground units.
  • Crime prevention and detection with regular patrols of metropolitan Melbourne.
  • Supporting ground units involved in pursuits
  • Search and Rescue missions

 

In March 2013 Marty transferred to what was then the LEAP Management Unit, and then on to the Business Readiness and Transition Unit.  When Marty transferred we identified that he had an extensive operational, IT and specialist services knowledge.  As a result of this knowledge Marty was assigned to the LEDR Mk2 Project.  I met Marty when he commenced at the LEDR Mk2 Project and over the next 2 and half years it was my pleasure to work with him.

In his role on the LEDR Mk2 Project Marty was instrumental in delivering an IT system that benefits operational members and people in the Victorian Community.  I was always impressed with Marty’s work ethic, his problem solving skills and dedication to supporting operational members.

Marty has been awarded the Victoria Police Service Medal with 20 year clasp, National Medal and the National Police Medal of which he will be awarded posthumously today.

Marty was a team player and he will be missed by me, people in our office and the Victoria Police community.

On behalf of Victoria Police and the Information, Systems and Security Command we’d like to express our deepest condolences and sympathy to the Veal family and their loved ones.

Thank You.

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VEAL, Martin James

VEAL Martin James
11.12.1968 – 01.06.2015
Much loved son of Dorothy and John.
Brother of Christopher, David and Timothy.
Brother-in-law of Trina, Cindy and Elizabeth.
Will be sorely missed Rest in Peace
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A Service to celebrate the life of Martin James Veal will be held in the Great Hall, The Centre Ivanhoe, 275 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe, on TUESDAY (June 9, 2015) commencing at 2.00 p. m.
Private Cremation
No flowers by request.
Donations to beyondblue will be appreciated.
Funerals
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Supporting Notices

 

VEAL. Martin. Heartfelt condolences to John, Dot, Chris, David, Tim and families at the tragic and unexpected passing of Marty. A dedicated Dad to your boys, talented sportsman, valued colleague, great mate and an amazing man.
You were much more loved than you knew, with many more friends than you realized.
With overwhelming sadness , I say farewell.
How we will all miss you, but we will never forget you.
Dianne.
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VEAL. Martin. It is with heavy hearts the Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Football Club family record the tragic passing of our dear friend and life member Marty. Premiership captain, coach and administration secretary.
Always there for his mates and willing to do whatever was asked of him.
Sadly missed.
All at OIGFC offer our deepest sympathy to the family.
Rest in Peace Marty. You will always be a respected and loved member of the OIGFC family.
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VEAL. Marty. A much admired team mate, mentor and a loyal and treasured friend of our family. We are deeply saddened by your unexpected and tragic loss. You will be greatly missed.
Our heartfelt sympathies to the entire Veal family.
Mick, Mandie, Callum, Indyana and Elijah Asbury.
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VEAL. Martin James. Loved nephew of Joan and Ian Vassie (both dec. ), cousin of Catherine and partner Ken.
Our thoughts are with the family.
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VEAL. Martin James. Much loved uncle of Ally, Jack; Olivia, Dominic; Emma, Marcus and Adam.
Always in our hearts and forever missed.
Deepest sympathies to Michelle, Spencer and Cooper. xox
Rest In Peace
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VEAL Martin James
Sergeant 30157
Assistant Commissioner Wendy Steendam, Officers and Employees of the Information, System and Security Command Victoria Police Force, regret the tragic death of their colleague and offer their deepest sympathy to his family.
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VEAL. Martin. A great man taken too soon.
Deepest sympathies to the Veal family.
The Tragardh family.
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VEAL. Martin. The President, Executive and Members of The Police Association mourn the passing of Sergeant Veal and extend their deepest sympathy to his family.
At Rest
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VEAL. Martin. Loved nephew of Peter (dec. ) and Elwyn, cousin to Rob, Andrew, Sue and families.
Many memories to cherish.
Our thoughts are with all the families.
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VEAL. Martin. The Research Lower Plenty Baseball Club is deeply saddened at the sudden loss of Martin Veal.
We wish to extend our sincere condolences to Michelle, Spencer and Cooper and know that our club is and will always be there to support you.
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VEAL. Martin. Loving father to Spencer and Cooper. I will be eternally grateful to you for being a great father to our 2 beautiful children.
Rest in Peace Marty
Michelle.
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VEAL. Martin. The Committee, Members and Supporters of the Banyule Cricket Club are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of our friend and member, Martin Veal.
A talent unequaled on the field matched by your incredible passion and love for the club. In recent years your leadership of our 3rd X1 premiership team was inspirational and a generation of juniors call the Banyule Cricket Club home thanks to your dedication as our Junior Manager.
Our love and prayers are with Michelle, Cooper and Spencer. Deepest condolences to our Life Members John, Dorothy, David and Tim together with Chris and all families.
Rest in Peace Marty Your memory will remain always
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VEAL. Martin. I wouldn’t have got through Chem without your help, Marty and I will never forget your comment “Just like toothpaste, Moz” all those years later when you were on the beat in Coburg.
Tragically far, far too young.
Deepest sympathy to the entire extended family.
Moz.
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The Chief Commissioner, Officers and Employees of the Victoria Police Force regret the tragic death of their colleague and offer their deepest sympathy to his family
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VEAL. Martin. We are deeply saddened by your passing. Loving thoughts and deepest sympathy to Michelle, Cooper and Spencer, Dorothy and John, Chris, David and Tim and families.
Our love
Uncle Russell (dec. ), Lorraine, Matt, Emily and Amy and families.
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Banyule Cricket Club
June 1, 2015 ·
Banyule Cricket Club wishes to express its condolences in the very sad passing of Marty Veal. Our thoughts are prayer’s are with Marty’s family and friends during this sad time. A valued member, friend and mentor to many. He will be sadly missed by all.
Greg Russell To say I was shocked to hear the news this morning is an understatement. Our thoughts are with Martins immediate family, particularly his children. RIP Martin Veal. Greg, Deanna, Blake and Taylah Russell. Sadly missed.

Danie O’Connor RIP Marty – our thoughts are with all of the veals.

Banyule Cricket Club This morning a son, brother, father, team mate, friend and colleague was lost. Marty was one of the most genuine men I’ve come to know. He was a loving, caring, passionate, hard working man who would go above and beyond to help out off his own bat. I am absolutely shattered, and wish to share my sincerest condolences with the entire Veal family whom are so heavily in our thoughts on this incredibly sad day. To Marty, I say thank you for being a mentor, a team mate whom shared my love for Banyule and for being a friend to celebrate with and confine in whenever I needed. You’ll be forever remembered and cherished.

 Te-rri Cartier Sorry to hear such sad news
Tony Ashcroft I cannot express sorrow enough.
Words escape me.
RIP Marty.

Leigh Arrowsmith O’Connor Our sincere condolences to the Veal family. RIP. Shaun & Leigh O’Connor

Tania Hutchins Such sad news. My sincere thoughts to Tim and all the Veal family. RIP Marty
Tim Lower Just heard of this. My condolences to the Veal family and the broader BCC community.
I’m sure I can pass on condolences on behalf of the GCC as many have played against. RIP Marty.

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We regret to advise that Marty Veal died tragically in the early hours this morning.
We are opening the Chelsworth Club rooms tomorrow (Tuesday) night at 6.30pm for any past players, supporters, members who wish to have a chat and drink following this devastating news.
All are welcome.

Kevin McLean
OIGFC President

Joanne Toll Such sad, sad news. Deepest sympathy to the Veal family.

Karen Patricia Griffiths Fantastic footballer, club legend and good friend to all… RIP Marty ?

Hem Pa Terrible, terrible news. Appears his last post was a call for help but alas too late. He was a good player, great captain, friend and colleague. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest in peace Vealy.

Richie Butler great footballer, great teacher of the game, and great bloke, RIP Marty

Rhy Gieschen Devastating news. RIP Vealy. A legend of the club and just a really good bloke to have around.

 Adam Baldwin A passionate Old Ivanhoe person, a great teammate and a gifted footballer. RIP Vealy.
Dean Craker Very sad news RIP Vealy a legend of the club and great gifted footballer, one of the best team mates a club could wish for. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Veal family at this very sad time…

 

Peter Parker An incredibly sad, tragic and sensitive time for all concerned. Sympathies to all and time to reflect on a wonderful contributor to the community in both his work and leisure.
Patricia Woods It’s never easy to lose anyone but so much harder when a life has been cut short. Deepest sympathy to the Veal family our thoughts and prayers are with you. Graeme and Tricia

 

Nick Gieschen Shattering news. Condolences to all the Veal family. Will be greatly missed. RIP Marty.

Scott Kent Vale skipper. Marty absolute champion of OIGFC just numb at the moment. Great player but even more importantly one of the best club man RIP thinking of the whole Veal family.

 

Jimmy Luk Devastating news. Legend of our club! My thoughts and sincere condolences to the Veal family… RIP my premiership team mate!

 

Jarrod Tania Weddle Great mate & team mate. Old Ivanhoe legend who will be sadly missed. RIP Vealy

 

Ash Steer A great mentor to me as well as one of the best blokes I’ve ever played with and been coached by.
RIP Vealy
Catherine Jones Vealy…a lifelong friend to Dirk and family gone far too soon. No words for the shock. Sincere sympathies and prayers to the Veal family.

Hayden Heta My thoughts are with the Veal family. Absolutely devastating. Rest easy Vealy

David Warry Was absolutely shocked when I heard the news
Great team man
Condolences to the Veal family

 

Brett Nagel My gosh ?? RIP mate. Thanks for all the advice and mentoring you provided during my younger days. Thoughts are with the Veals. #10

 

Nick Butler Footy smarts in spades. Very sad. RIP Vealy.

 

Leon Terenyi Condolences to the Veal family. Thanks for being a teammate, umpire and looking out for the young guys.

 

Matt Power A tragic end for a man I was mates with from the age of 10. Absolutely shattered. Get down to chelsworth and toast a man who was talented beyond how he saw himself. A unique individual who will be sorely missed. Vale my friend Marty.

 

Liz Gray So sorry to hear, Matt. Xx

 

Tim Lindley Terrible news Matt. Mike just filled me in on it. Sorry to hear it.

 

Jason Wier Really sad stuff. So sorry for his family and close friends.

 

James Binney Such sad news, thanks for being a great mentor and a role model for me around the club RIP Vealy

 

Thihan Chandramohan Terrible news. What a legend of a bloke. A great Old Ivanhoe man. My thoughts with the Veal family at this awful time.

 

Zac Keane Marty, I have fond memories of our 2005 season together. You were a leader of young men. Your legacy won’t be forgotten at OIGFC. Rest In Peace mate

 

Aliki Stathopoulos Very sad news. May he rest in peace.

 

Joel Mathew Marty you lived and breathed OIGFC. You were a great mentor to me when I came to the club in 2005 and always gave your all for brown and white. Sad to hear the news

 

Sam Geilings Devastating news such a great person lost to soon! thoughts are with the Veal family!

 

Cow Ian Roxburgh Sorry to hear this devastating news, deepest sympathy to everyone.. ?

 

Rex Roberts Will always remember you Vealy. Great man on so many levels. RIP June 1, 2015 at 4:52pm

 

David Madigan Thanks for everything over the years Vealy. You were great to me in my early days at the club.

 

Adrian Del Monte One of the most genuine, kind-hearted individuals you’d ever meet. Terribly sad news. A legend gone too soon. RIP.

 

Trevor Cornish Very sad news, RIP Marty

 

Andrew Atkinson Very very sad to hear this news. Rest in peace Vealy.

 

Nick Miller RIP Vealy you will be missed by many but not forgotten, sincerest condolences to all family.

 

Paul Northey The class of 86 is devastated by this news and there have been many messages shared today between our crew. A few of us were lucky to catch up with him at the OIG centenary dinner a month or so ago and I was lucky enough to sit next to him, something I will always be grateful for. A freak of an athlete, fantastic teammate (1st XIII, 1st XI and OIGFC), always interested in how you were going and always with a smile on his face. We are grieving today for our mate who was blessed with incredible talent and intelligence who followed his own path in life, sometimes the road less travelled. I was able to sneak a final year of footy in 98 back at OIGFC and my only teammates left from the 1st XVIII of 86 were AP and Marty. I was blessed to play that year with the great MV, sweeping across half back like a quarterback controlling the ground as if it were his own…..and it was! He was so proud of his boys and our hearts ache for them and the rest of the Veal family who are in our thoughts. Rest peacefully MV!

 

Jarrod Gieschen Fantastic footballer, great mentor / clubman and a really good fella. Such a tragedy – thoughts are with the Veal family. RIP Marty.

 

George Gabriel Haros Vealy, no words but plenty of premiership memories. A question though: Why mate? Please boys if anyone else is feeling shit….. TALK! Talk to me. Talk to your mates. Talk to someone. Gx

 

Daniel Bernet Tragic news. Champion fella who had time for everyone. Thoughts are the with family

 

John William Stevens I loved playing with you because you had a calming influence over the team. If it was a tight game I always felt safe when you were there and knew we’d win and most of the time we did. You were a fantastic player and a wonderful clubman. You bled brown and white and the brown and white community is feeling your pain tonight. My thoughts and love go out to the whole Veal family who have given so much to our great club. I will always picture you sweeping across half back and pushing forward to kick one of your legendary goals in front of the pavilion. We will honour you at our 20 year reunion, a year in which you won the B and F and dominated in the GF. Here’s a picture of 2 of our greats sharing a beer with you tonight from the other side of the world. The third beer is for you mate. RIP

 

Glen Douglas Absolutely gutted hearing about this tragic loss..Vealy you had a massive heart on and off the ground..I can still hear you screaming at me to “Switch it” and watch you take off..farewell skipper. RIP #10.
Our thoughts and condolences to the Veal Family.
Chanz Crowley My thoughts are with his family and friends. His influence on many young men (including myself) at the club will be my lasting memory. Welcoming and caring. Gone too soon. #10

 

Dale Hawkes Marty, you were a legend at the footy club. Such a selfless person as a player, coach and administrator over so many years. I’ll always have great memories of playing with you in your ever reliable “sweeper” role in defence, bailing us out on so many occasions. Very sad news. Thoughts are with your friends and family. RIP mate.

 

Ryan Coleman Totally unbelievable. Such a great man who was so great to so many of us. Vealy always cared and was so supportive. Very sad news. Thoughts are with his family.

 

Trent Cormack Great bloke legend of club ,so sad to hear the news,RIP Vealy

 

John Smart Only played 2 seasons of seconds footy in the late 90s for old ivanhoe. Marty used to prop up the back line when we were short on numbers. It was easy to see Marty was a class above. In my minimal dealings with him he was a lovely fellow and made me feel welcome. I bumped into him last year nearly 15 years later and he remembered me and was exactly the same. Rip marty.

 

Nick Duggan In my short time at the club you were clearly a dedicated loyal clubman the kind of person footy clubs can’t do without !!
RIP Marty .

 

Dan VanWinkel Loved my time at OIGFC and I remember Marty as a very helpful, passionate and highly respected man with a wicked sense of humour. Hope everyone at the club is holding up.

 

Sam Pearce Marty Veal (MV), club legend, leader of men, an inspiration as a player and a great example of a true clubman! We’re thankful to have known you mate and our thoughts and prayers are with the family, close friends and all who knew you! What a great man!

 

Kayne Theodossi Shocked… What a star, gave his heart and sole for the brown and white, I really appreciated his feedback and advise.. Rest easy mate!

 

Steve Smith I had the pleasure of knowing Marty and his family through Banyule football and cricket clubs. Saddened by the news. My thoughts are with the whole Veal family. R.I.P. Marty

 

Steve Chalkley Martin …

My team mate. My committee mate. My confidant. My friend.
I can’t understand why and you, you strong stubborn headstrong bastard can’t explain it to me now.
A great man who we both know always told me there is a reason for the mad world we live in but I’m struggling to believe that right now.
You were more than a mate. More than a friend. You shed light when there was sometimes only dark.

You shook my hand on a wing one day (playing for Banyule) and told me I wouldn’t see you again. And your 35 possessions and 4 goals summed that up. I was banished to the seconds at OI almost never to return

I shared so many moments. Watched you determined to conquer what the world put before you. I am at a loss to figure this one.

I love you. I pay my respects to your family. I will always be indebted to you for how you made my life better.

I’m not religious but I trust you are at peace with yourself.

Always

Steve

 

Craig Nichol An amazing bloke always great with his time, so sad to hear this, my thoughts are with the Veal family

 

Robbie Chalkley Marty .. That twinkle you got in your eyes .. The smile you gave when talking of your passions .. You gave your heart and hand to so many .. Steve, Jaimee and I were so fortunate to have you in our lives ..
Rest now .. Thoughts and love to all the family xxx

 

Danny Gleeson A better person u could not meet rest in peace Marty

 

Alfie Jenkins Was only at the hoers for a couple of years and could tell that the man would do anything for Club. True gentleman and legend. RIP Marty

 

James M Wooster Marty. We went to the same Primary School – and played footy together all those years ago. We attended at the same Grammar School – and played footy together there as well. In 1992 I joined OIGFC and again we played footy there together and won three premierships with you patrolling the backline like a panther protecting his own. I followed you and other great mates into the same career pathway. And I’m glad I did. And we share the same first name. You were a leader and were damn good at it. You inspired many and guided others. I’m finding it hard to accept what has happened; I can’t believe the tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to the VEAL family and to the OIGFC family. Spiritually you are in a much more calmer and peaceful place. RIP mate. From a fellow BIG 7 member.

 

Belinda Hill Words cannot describe how much this is effecting those touched by Marty at some point in there lives… From all the Tolley Family – Mark, Craig, Allan, Robyn and myself, we pass on our deepest sympathy’s to all the Veal‘s at this difficult time. RIP xo…

 

Karen Schmidt My thought & prayers are with the Veal family & the extended OIGFC community at this very sad time

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Richard Evans (Former VAFA President)

On Tuesday night I attended a gathering at Chelsworth Park, home of the Old Ivanhoe Grammarians’ Football Club.

It was an impromptu gathering called by the President Kevin McLean. At very short notice, the Club came together to honour a former Captain and leader of the club, Martin (Marty) Veal.

Married for some fourteen years, with two young sons, Martin, a Policemen, his life ended tragically on Monday morning, the first day of a very cold winter.

Upon hearing this tragic news, the Club decided to invite all associated with it to meet at Chelsworth Park; come together and try to work out how such a tragedy could occur and how best to deal with the human emotions. A committee man, Dan Bodycoat, himself a Police officer and grief/trauma counsellor addressed all present.

Why you might ask am I relating this sad event to you?

For many years whilst privileged to be part of the VAFA Board I stressed on many occasions our Association was more than a football competition. We are a mixture of clubs; men and women, who by their association are uniquely placed to embrace each other in circumstances that I have described where we can support, console, show concern, and offer our help and love to those most in need of it.

I know Management and Board are across many of the issues, such as depression, confronting people in our clubs . In your position you are able to “strengthen our arm” in dealing with such issues and showing leadership.

Last evenings’ experience whilst sad was uplifting, to see over ninety young men and women embrace each other and share a sad burden that had befallen them and their club and to find comfort in each other’s company. I urge you all Management and Board, players and supporters, as you steer the future, to even further cement links and ties with everyone in the VAFA; embrace them, hear their story and always be there for them.

If you or anyone you know need to talk, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14. The VAFA and the player led initiative Thick and Thin encourage all in the VAFA community to #StartTheConvo if you or anyone in your circle need to talk. 

http://www.vafa.com.au/featured/old-ivanhoe-starttheconvo-in-wake-of-tragedy/

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Two Victoria Police officers take their own lives in a week

  • Nino Bucci and Cameron Houston

Victoria Police is grappling with the suicides of two officers in a week, as it awaits a high-level review of mental health issues within the force that is expected to recommend an overhaul of support services.

As Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton described the challenge of mental health issues among police as “one of the most important issues” he had to face, the families of the two officers were mourning the sudden losses.

In 41 days this year, two officers and a police employee have taken their lives. It has been almost 10 years since a Victoria Police officer died on duty, according to the Police Association honour roll.

The first officer who died this week was from Echuca police station, but ended his life at a house in Tocumwal, a small town in NSW about 110 kilometres to the north-east.

The other officer ( SenCon Paul Anthony BRENNAN ) was from Mordialloc station, and is understood to have taken his own life after being involved in a minor traffic incident in the bayside suburbs on Wednesday night.

Neither officer was on duty at the time of their deaths.

“The death by suicide of a police member is always cause for enormous concern at Victoria Police. Looking after our people is one of our highest priorities,” police spokeswoman Acting Sergeant Melissa Seach said.

“We are heavily committed to improving the mental health support available to all our staff.

“We know that anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress can all be triggered by the stressful situations our people can find themselves in.”

Acting Sergeant Seach said the Victoria Police Mental Health Review would be completed in late March. Mental health experts have been consulted as part of the review.

“Suicide has long been a problem for Victoria Police as it has been across the population in general.

“Victoria Police understands that with improvements in recognising and addressing mental health issues, the incidence of suicide can be reduced and we are committed to doing this.

“The organisation will continue to work … [with] partners such as the Police Association, beyondblue and independent universities to improve our services and ability to break down barriers and help those at risk.”

In October, The Age reported that an officer had taken her own life at a police station, soon after she was deemed fit to carry a service firearm, despite suffering from mental illness.

The leading senior constable ( Simone CARROLL ) was a mother of three.

It was also reported that a senior police officer who was charged with murder suffered mental health issues for almost a decade before he allegedly shot and killed a man during a routine intercept in Windsor in 2013.

Senior Constable Tim Baker, 44, allegedly shot Vlado Micetic three times in the chest during the intercept, and claimed he acted in self-defence.

He is believed to have an extensive history of psychiatric problems, raising further concerns about Victoria Police’s handling of mental illness and its policies surrounding access to firearms.

Mr Baker took extended leave on several occasions because of his illness, and was only allowed to resume work after approval from a Victoria Police psychiatrist.

But less than a year before the shooting, it is believed Mr Baker was involved in a serious altercation with another officer that should have set off alarms, according to colleagues of the accused man.

The coroner is also set to investigate the death of a sergeant ( Sergeant Martin James VEAL ) who took his own life last June.

It is believed at least five officer deaths are before the coroner. More than 40 Victoria Police officers have reportedly committed suicide since 1990.

The force said they would not comment on the circumstances of the officers’ deaths while they were the subject of coronial investigations, including whether they were reviewing access to service weapons.

For support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or beyondblue on 1300 224 636.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/two-victoria-police-officers-take-their-own-lives-in-a-week-20160210-gmr0yu.html

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Murray John GARDEN

Murray John GARDEN

aka   Joe

Joined NSW Police Force via NSW Police Cadet system on 2 February 1976

Cadet #  3221

Redfern Police Academy Class  157

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  17762

Rank: NSW Police Cadet – commence 2 February 1976

Probationary Constable – appointed 24 November 1977 ( 9 months after his seniority date )

Detective Constable 1st Class – appointed 24 November 1986

Stations?, Mosman, Mudgee ( G.D’s then ‘ A ‘ List Detectives), Dubbo – death

ServiceFrom  2 February 1976  to  ? ? ( 1990’s )

Awards? National Medal – granted 15 January 1996 ( can’t verify this is the same person )

Born:  Monday  24 November 1958

Died on? ? 1990’s ( possibly May 1997 )

Cause:  Suicide – (1) Attempted – unsuccessful Drug over dose  ( 2 ) Committed – Police revolver

Event location:  Dubbo – at home

Age:  33+?

Funeral date?

Funeral location?

Buried at?

 Memorial at?

 

JOE is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  * BUT SHOULD BE

 


 Funeral location ?

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PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal


 

Joe GARDEN was at Mudgee Police Station around 1987-88 in uniform. Not sure where he was prior to that.
Joe started in the Detectives office as an ‘A’ lister around that time. He was left high and dry after the designated detectives moved on and he was forced to run the detectives office ‘one out’.
Apparently Joe hit the bottle quite badly and finished up banging up a police vehicle ‘on duty’ whilst intoxicated.
Had some major fights with ‘senior officers’ and was forced onto sick leave.
Joe was ‘Force transferred’ to Dubbo Intelligence Office and worked there for a year or two before he drew his service revolver, went home and shot himself.
It is believed that Joe was aged in his late 20’s or early 30’s, married with young kids at the time.
( 2019 ) Information is that Joe had attempted a drug over dose and had been admitted to Dubbo Base Hospital where, apart from other methods, he was orally administered ‘charcoal’ to absorb the poison.
He was seen, in Hospital, by a Mental Health worker who asked how he was.  Joe’s forceful reply was ” I’m FINE !! ” and Joe repeated that statement.
Later, that morning, Joe was discharged home.
Joe attended Dubbo Police Station where he picked up his Police issued revolver and went home where he placed a pillow slip over his head before fatally shooting himself, in the head, whilst on the lawn.
May you forever be at Peace Joe.
Further information is sought about this man, his life and his death.

 

Internet searches have failed to find anything further as of this date – 1 June 2016 or 5 June 2019 – on this man.
Further information is sought.




Bernard Louis CAMPBELL

Bernard Louis CAMPBELL

aka ‘ Bernie ‘

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class # 137

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # 16091

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 17 December 1973

Constable 1st Class – appointed 17 December 1978

Final Rank:  Constable 1st Class

Stations?, Central ( 1975/76 ) 1 Division, Collaroy – Deth

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre Dec 1973?  to  22 July 1981 = 7+ years Service

Awards:  No find on It’s An Honour

Born:  Sunday  17 January 1954

Died on:  Wednesday  22 July 1981

Cause:  Suicide – Service revolver

Event Location:  at Collaroy Police Station

Age:  27 yrs  6 mths  5 days

Funeral date:  Friday  24 July 1981

Funeral location?

Buried at:  Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Plassey Rd, Macquarie Park, 2113

Grave Location: Roman Catholic Lawn, Block 14, Grave 0142

GPS: Longitude: 151.142190 Latitude: -33.789459

 Bernard Louis CAMPBELL: INSCRIPTION:BERNARD LOUIS CAMPBELLDIED 22nd JULY, 1981AGED 27 YEARSLOVED AND HONOURED BY HIS PARENTS GERALD AND JOAN, SISTER MARGARET, BROTHER MICHAEL AND ALL HIS RELATIVES AND FRIENDS. R.I.P.

 

BERNARD is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance *BUT SHOULD BE


Bernie was apparently being ‘interviewed’ inside Collaroy Police Station and when he was left alone in the room, with a loaded gun in a drawer, Bernie has committed suicide with the use of the Service weapon.

FURTHER INFORMATION IS REQUIRED ABOUT THIS MAN AND INCIDENT AT THE COLLAROY POLICE STATION




Lance Joseph MELINE

Lance Joseph MELINE

Late of Helensburgh

Army Private – 2790918

1 ARU ( Australian Reinforcement Unit ) from 24 June 1969 – 16 July 1969

9 RAR ( Ninth Battalion Royal Australian Regiment ) from 17 July 1969 – 12 December 1969

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class # 127

New South Wales Police Force

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Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 28 June 1971

Constable 1st Class – appointed 28 June 1976

Senior Constable – appointed ???

Final Rank:  Senior Constable

Stations:  Helensburgh

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre June 1971 to 8 April 1982 = 10+ years Service

Awards:  Queen’s Scout Award – granted 1966 1st Leeton

Born:  17 June 1948

Died:  Thursday 8 April 1982

Age:  33

Cause:  Suicide – Police revolver

Event location:  inside Helensburgh Police Station ( 82 Division )

Event Date:  Thursday 8 April 1982

Funeral date? April 1982

Funeral location:  Woronora Crematorium

Buried at:  Cremated

Ashes:  Sydney War Cemetery, Memorial Ave, Rookwood

Memorial located at

Lance Joseph MELINE

 [alert_red]Lance is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_red] BUT SHOULD BE

 37 years later ( 2019 ) and this man is still not recognised by the NSWPF – but WE – the people who Served in NSWPF, still Remember and Honour our Fallen

 A Senior Constable Lance Meline committed self harm with a police revolver at Helensburgh Police Station on the 8 April 1982.  He was apparently having trouble with hoodlums in the Helensburgh area too.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON.

 

Army informationhttp://www.rtfv-35sqn.org/History/Mortality%20With%20Units.xls

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MELINE Lance Joseph Death notice 08APR1982 Death   late of Helensburgh Sydney Morning Herald 10APR1982  
MELINE Lance Joseph Death notice 08APR1982 Death   late of Helensburgh Illawarra Mercury 10APR1982  

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Helensburgh Police Station

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Lance was born to Daphne ELLIOT ( D: 1980 ) & Leslie MELINE ( D: about 1998 – ex Flight Engineer with RAAF – WWII )

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Ashley John HARDIN

Ashley John HARDIN

aka Bull

( late of Captains Flat )

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  ?????

Rank:  Constable

Stations:  Sutherland L.A.C. ( Menai & Sutherland ) – 1996 – 1998

Awards?

Service:  From  to 14 September 1998 = ? years Service

Born:  Wednesday  5 November 1975

Died:  Monday  14 September 1998

Age:  22 years,  10 months,  9 days

Event date:  14 September 1998 at Darkes Forest ( Illawarra Highlands )

Cause:  Illness – Depression – Suicide by Service revolver

Event location:  Darkes Forest ( Illawarra Highlands )

Funeral date:  Friday  19 September 1998

Funeral location:  Anglican Church, Sutherland

Grave locationCremated

 

Ashley is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

 

Constable Ashley John HARDIN, NSWPF
Constable Ashley John HARDIN, NSWPF

Ashley HARDIN, aka Bull, died as the result of a gun shot wound to the head with his service revolver.

He committed suicide as a result of how Police management treated him in relation to a 181D ( show cause why his employment should not be terminated ).

The NSW Police Commissioner at the time was Peter Ryan.


Plaque in the Muster Room of Sutherland Police Station in memory of Ashley John HARDIN
Plaque in the Muster Room of Sutherland Police Station in memory of Ashley John HARDIN


 

14 September 2015:

Ray Lambie Gosh it is bad today! I went to Sutherland in 1998 & I was a team leader there. Bull was on my team and had suffered a malicious complaint arising from a domestic dispute that had occurred prior to his entry to the academy. Every time the domestic dispute was re visited a complaint was lodged with NSWPOL. He was cleared to enter the job, cleared whilst in the job on a number of occasions. In 1998 when the domestic complaint was raised again PIAB decided to give Bull a 181D ostensibly to make him do the work to get out of the complaint merry go round. He was suspended. He one day came in and took his service revolver to Darks Forest and committed suicide. On the day of his funeral I returned to the Sutherland Police Station and submitted my resignation. An absolute disgrace.