Stephen Gordon NIXON

Stephen Gordon NIXON

AKA Watergate, Nixo, Nicko

Late of Casino, NSW

NSW Goulburn Police Academy Class #  227

New South Wales Police Force

ProCst # 98464

Regd. #  23842

RankProbationary Constable – appointed 26 June 1987

Constable – appointed 26 June 1988

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Final Rank = Leading Senior Constable


Stations?, Casino Traffic & Highway Patrol Command – Death

Service:  From ? ? pre June 1987?  to 24 November 2019 =  32+ years Service

Awards: No Find on Australian Honours

Born:  Sunday  3 January 1965

Died on: Sunday 24 November 2019 pre 7.30pm

Age:  54 yrs  10 mths  23 days

CauseSuicide – PTSD

Event location: ?

Event date Sunday 24 November 2019

Funeral date: TBA

Funeral location: TBA

Wake location: TBA

Funeral Parlour: TBA

Buried at: TBA

Memorial located at: TBA


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



May they forever Rest In Peace

Further details will be uploaded when they are known.

Sincere sympathy to Julie and their children.


Steve was the Longest Serving member of Casino Police Station – having worked from there for over 30 years.




Neville James CHAPMAN

Neville James CHAPMAN

Late of Buckra Bendinni

Cousin to Andrew McDONALD # 23032

NSW Police Academy Class 119A

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  13773[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 23 June 1969

Senior Constable – appointed 23 June 1978 ( 1979 Stud Book )

No find in the 1988 Stud Book

Final Rank = Senior Constable

Stations?, Coffs Harbour Highway Patrol, Grafton – Retirement

ServiceFrom  12 May 1969  to  9 June 1982 = 13 years Service

Awards:   No find on It’s An Honour

Born:   25 October 1948

Died on:   Saturday  7 July 2018

Age:  69

Cause:   Suicide

Event location:  Home

Event date:  Saturday  7 July 2018

 Funeral date:   Monday  16 July 2018 @ 2pm

Funeral location:   at the Family Farm, 624 Lower Buckra Bendinni Rd ( Nevilles Rd ), Buckra Bendinni via BOWRAVILLE

Funeral Parlour:  ?

Buried at:   ?

 Memorial located at:   ?




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



 Funeral location





May they forever Rest In Peace


Nothing is currently known about this man or his career at the time of publication.
12 July 2018

Raymond William SHEAN

Raymond William SHEAN

AKA  Pin Head

Late of Mona Vale

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  21703

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 7 December 1984

Constable – appointed 7 December 1985

Final Rank = ?

Stations?, Manly GD’s, VKG1 – Sydney ( 1987 – 1989 ),  ‘A’ District – Sydney District VIP HWP ( late 1980’s – early 1990’s ),  French’s Forest ( 14 Division ) HWP,

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre December 1984?  to  ? ? ? ? years Service

Awards:   National Medal – granted 30 August 2000

Born:   16 November 1964

Died on:   ? ? 2001?

Age:  37

Cause:   Depression – Suicide – Hanging

Event location:  Home

Event date:   ? ? 2001

Funeral date:   ? ? 2001

Funeral location:   either Northern Suburbs Crematorium or Macquarie Park

Funeral Parlour:  ?

Buried at:   ?

 Memorial located at:   ?




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




May they forever Rest In Peace

Ray was a V.I.P. Cyclist with the Sydney District HWP.
His nickname was ‘Pin Head’ because the troops reckoned that he had the smallest Police hat at the time.
Ray worked a lot around Manly and French’s Forest areas.
Around 1990 – 1991, he had a fall from his Police Motor Cycle, in the Redfern area in heavy rain, which resulted in him going to hospital with a busted collar bone.
Ray eventually left NSWPF and had attempted suicide on previous occasions leading up to his death.
His death was discovered by his wife.
His family blame the cause of his death upon the NSWPF and requested that no official representation of NSWPF be present at his funeral i.e. – no Police uniforms or Police vehicles.
May Ray have found the peace that he sought and may his family and friends remember the good times with him.

Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), Thursday 1 April 1999 (No.39), page 2649

NOTICE of intended distribution of estate.- Any person having any claim upon the estate of FREDERICK WILLIAM THOMAS SHEAN, late of Dee Why, in the State of New South Wales, retired fire officer, who died on 19th October. 1997, must send particulars of his claim to the executor, Raymond William Shean. c o Harris & Company Solicitors, level 11, 99 Bathurst Street. Sydney, within one ( 1 ) calendar month from publication of this notice.

After that time the executor may distribute the assets of the estate having regard only to the claims of which at the time of distribution he has notice.

Probate was granted in New South Wales on 16th June, 1991. HARRIS & COMPANY, Solicitors. Level 11, 99 Bathurst Street, Sydney, N S W 2000 (D X 724, Sydney tel<02> 92611533





AKA  Jonno
Late of Cambewarra, formerly of North Nowra & Orient Point

Goulburn Police Academy Class 241

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #   26376

Rank:  P.R.E.P. – Commenced on 30 April 1989

Probationary Constable – appointed 27 October 1989

Peer Support Officer

Senior Sergeant – Coordinator at Leadership Development Directorate, Goulburn ( mid 2000’s ),

Chief Inspector ( Duty Officer ) – appointed 19 October 2008

Chief Inspector ( Duty Officer ) Bowral – Death

Stations?, Education & Development Officer ( EDO ) – Broadway Police Stn ( early 1990’s ), Lake Cargelligo ( mid 1990’s ),

Education & Training Command, Nowra, Lake Illawarra, South Region Officer, Bowral – Death

ServiceFrom  30 April 1989  to  22 May 2018 = 29 years Service

Awards:  No find on It’s An Honour

National Medal – granted 19 November 2004

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 20 September 2016

Police Service Medal – granted 30 September 2004

25 year – 3rd Clasp to Police Service Medal – granted on 20 September 2016

Born:   5 October 1970

Died on:   Tuesday  22 May 2018

Age:  47

Cause:   Suicide – H

Event location:  Home

Event date:  Tuesday  22 May 2018

Funeral date:   Wednesday  30 May 2018 @ 11am

Funeral location:   Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Bridge Rd, Nowra

Funeral Parlour:  Murphy Family Funerals, Nowra

Buried at:   ?

 Memorial located at:   ?

2017: Captain of the Shoalhaven LAC Hot Fuzz team, Chief Inspector Steve Johnson have taken part in Movember. Photo: Nicolette Pickard
2017: Captain of the Shoalhaven LAC Hot Fuzz team, Chief Inspector Steve Johnson have taken part in Movember. Photo: Nicolette Pickard


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


 Funeral location





May they forever Rest In Peace


Rob Sasagi Cup flyer 2019 – in support for Steve


ABC Illawarra Radio Audio files:


2013: Inspector Steve Johnson and Acting Shoalhaven Local Area Commander, Acting Superintendent Paul Condon
2013: Inspector Steve Johnson and Acting Shoalhaven Local Area Commander, Acting Superintendent Paul Condon

2013: POLAIR 3: Senior crew member John Smith, NSW Police Force Inspector Steve Johnson, pilot Allan Gary and assistant crew Kate Howe at the NSW Police Force open day at Nowra Anglican College on Saturday.
2013:  POLAIR 3: Senior crew member John Smith, NSW Police Force Inspector Steve Johnson, pilot Allan Gary and assistant crew Kate Howe at the NSW Police Force open day at Nowra Anglican College on Saturday.

2017: Shoalhaven Local Area Command Chief Inspector Steve Johnson with some of the guns surrendered locally during the gun amnesty.
2017:  Shoalhaven Local Area Command Chief Inspector Steve Johnson with some of the guns surrendered locally during the gun amnesty.


SCRUMPTIOUS DELIGHTS: Shoalhaven LAC Chief Inspector Steve Johnson, Senior Constable Brian Balding and Constable Simon French with some of the delights from Thursday’s morning tea.
2016:  SCRUMPTIOUS DELIGHTS: Shoalhaven LAC Chief Inspector Steve Johnson, Senior Constable Brian Balding and Constable Simon French with some of the delights from Thursday’s morning tea.

POSITIVE POLICING: Local Area Commander Superintendent Joe Cassar and customer service duty officer for Shoalhaven Local Area Command Inspector Steven Johnson encourage the community to compliment a cop.
2013: POSITIVE POLICING: Local Area Commander Superintendent Joe Cassar and customer service duty officer for Shoalhaven Local Area Command Inspector Steven Johnson encourage the community to compliment a cop.





Steve was an Inspector & Chief Inspector Stationed at Nowra ( Shoalhaven LAC ) and had been on loan to Lake Illawarra LAC, South Region Office and currently at Bowral LAC due to the current restructure of the NSW Police Force.


No matter your sex,
No matter your age,
No matter your rank,
Suicide just does not discriminate.


May you forever Rest In Peace mate.

Steven Johnson

22nd May 2018
At Home
Late of Cambewarra
Formerly of North Nowra and Orient Point
Beloved soulmate and best friend of Sue
Adored Dad of Flynn (Squishy) and Molly (Pickle)
Sadly missed son and son-in-law of John & Carol, Barry & Judy Turner
Much loved brother, brother-in-law and Uncle
The Shoalhaven will be so much poorer for the loss of this incredible, community man

Aged 47 years

Jonno’s funeral service will be held at
The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Bridge Road, Nowra
on Wednesday 30th May 2018 at 11:00am
Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made at the service for Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Network

Jonno’s family invite you to join them for some light refreshments after the service, in the function room at The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.



Steve was always there for his work colleagues and community alike.  He was also an active member and part of the Camp Quality family who was loved by all the companions and campers.
An avid fisherman, Steve often took his mates and kids out fishing.

Chief Inspector Johnson … a True Gentleman and Humanitarian. You will be missed. Thank you for your service.   Rest easy Sir.

Death of former Illawarra police officer Steven ‘Jonno’ Johnson shocks community

The Illawarra police community is mourning the sudden loss of a well-loved and respected senior community-based cop.

Chief Inspector Steven “Jonno” Johnson, formerly of Lake Illawarra and the Shoalhaven commands died unexpectedly on Tuesday.

“Jonno will be very much missed by everyone he knew,” a long-time colleague told the Mercury.


“He was one of those quirky people who would always put a smile on your face by one of his many stories or passions that he was involved with,” the police officer said.

“I don’t think people realise the amount of work he did for the Aboriginal community, for conservation with his fishing and general community causes. He had a strong passion for fishing and if anyone showed a slight inkling of interest he would have them straight on his boat and take them out.

“Jonno was one of those people who got more satisfaction from doing things for others than for himself.”


Tributes are flowing on Facebook for the 47-year-old officer being remembered “as a legendary and inspirational man”.

Senior Constable Koz Ismail, who worked with Jonno at Lake Illawarra and has produced a video tribute, said his colleague was “a man of endless empathy”.

( see video above )

“He worked for the community, he was an endless supporter of the youth and indigenous youth.

“He was passionate to the case of youth mental health, always put the community and his peers first before himself.

“He was a loving family man, a selfless community man and police officer.”


Robert Jeffrey Joseph CROXFORD

Robert Jeffrey Joseph CROXFORD

aka  Bob

Late of Sunbury

1/  Commonwealth Police

2/  Victoria Police Force  Academy Squad 1/74

Regd. #  18267 ( VicPol )

Rank:  1/  Constable  21 August 1972 to 28 January 1974 ( ComPol )

2/  Probationary Constable – appointed 29 January 1974  ( VicPol )

Senior Constable – appointed 14 June 1979

Sergeant – appointed 30 December 1982

Senior Sergeant – appointed 26 March 1989

Stations: Russell St ( 17 June 1974 ),  Fitzroy ( 14 May 1975 ),  Detective at Russell St, then City West and then Homicide Squad.  CIB ( 14 March 1979 ), Broadmeadow, Avondale Hts ( 30 November 1983 ), City West ( 22 April 1987 – 1989 ), Altona North, Crime Courses Unit ( Detective Training School ) 20 February 1995 – Retirement

Service 1:  ( ComPol )  From  ? ? 1972  to  28 January 1974 = 1 year 161 days  years Service with ComPol

Service 2: ( VicPol ) From  29 January 1974  to  23 September 2000 = 26+ years Service

Total Policing Service:  28+ years Service

Awards: Nation Medal – granted 7 September 1990

Service Medal – 2nd Clasp – granted 1 September 1997

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 31 July 1999

Service Medal – 3rd Clasp – granted 1 September 1999

Victoria Police Star – granted 2006

  • 1.75 shot whilst on night shift. 2.20am when with Det S/C Kim West – laneway at rear of Cremorne St IRM – 3 shots fired at chest/head height. (Awarded the Victoria Police Star in 2006) . Sick leave 24.1.75 to 11.3.75. Clerical duties in Property Office from 12.3.75 to Retention on 1.4.75.

Born:  3 July 1950 at Euroa Bush Nursing hospital

Died on:  11 September 2010

Age:  60

Cause:  Suicide –

Event location:  Home

Event date:   11 September 2010

Funeral date18 September 2010

Funeral location:  Victoria Police Academy Chapel

Buried at:  Sunbury Lawn Cemetery, 80A Shields St, Sunbury, Victoria


Grave location:

-37.58941978049802    144.73147629682012

 Memorial located at?

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







May they forever Rest In Peace




  1. Thanks to Bob’s family for giving me the opportunity to speak about Bob today – privilege to be asked. Also pleased to have Nigel up here with me to act as my ‘wingman’ which he’s done many times before.


  1. My aim is give you an overview of Bob’s professional life; his employment career. To do that I need to cover a 45 year period in the space of about 10/15 minutes. As a consequence I’ll be very brief but hopefully it will add to what you already know about his working life and perhaps fill some gaps.


  1. If any of you have been to a trivia night, you may have taken part in a game they call ‘sit down if’. The way it’s run is that everybody stands up and the host asks a question. If the answer applies to you, you keep standing. If it doesn’t, you sit down. It goes on until there’s only one person standing. For example if everybody stood up now I could say something like ‘sit down if…you’ve eaten  takeaway this week.  If you had, you’d sit down and I’d keep finding things to ask to get people to sit down.


If we used that approach here today, I’d ask you to sit down each time I told you something about Bob’s life that you didn’t know about. …and then see how many people were left standing.


The reason I thought about it was that I found that Bob had such a diverse and extensive life – and that’s just from the employment perspective.


Let’s set the scene.



  • Born at the Bush Nursing hospital in Euroa. July 3rd, 1950
  • Full name was Robert Jeffrey Joseph
  • He attended Euroa State and High Schools.
  • Left at age 15 (Form 4) (or Year 10) in July/August 1965


How many people would be left standing?


Bob had four major occupations during his working life.



First Employment – Butchery


  • His first job – almost the day after he left school (July/Aug 65) was with Smith and Ryan (Butchers in Euroa). (Left when widowed mum moved to Wangaratta).
  • When mum moved the family to Wangaratta in April 70 he went to work for L & M.Goodwin (Butchers) Rowan St Wangaratta.


It was during this time Bob decided to pursue another career – policing – and in Aug 71 he first applied for VicPol  – but fail to pass entrance exam. Education test – 65 errors (40 ‘general ability’.)


He decided instead to try for the Commonwealth Police and wrote on his application that he was leaving the butchery because he was “looking for a more interesting position”!


Second Employment – Commonwealth Police


  • He was successful and joined the Commonwealth Police in 1972 at the age of 22.
  • 4 week training course – came 10th of 28.
  • He served as a uniform Constable 21.8.72 to 28.1.74 (1 yr 161 days)
  • Obviously, however, it wasn’t much more of ….”an interesting position…” as while with CommPol – applied to join VicPol after only 15 months. (Nov 73).
  • I noted that in his entrance exam for VicPol, this time made only 43 errors (31 in general ability’)




How many of you would still be standing now?




Third and longest Employment – Victoria Police


  • Joined (Sworn in) 29.1.74
  • 5ft 8 ½ ins (174 cm) 11 stone 7 lb (73kg) – Jarrod Blair (77kg)
  • Blue Eyes; Brown Hair (!) – How many of you would be sitting down now?
  • Living in a flat in Brunswick Rd EBBR
  • Graduated 14.6.74 (Dux of 21 recruits – Squad 1/74)
    • 90%. Sqd avg 84.2%
  • Registered Number 18267
  • Russell Street6.74
  • (Married 74)
    • 1.75 shot whilst on night shift. 2.20am when with Det S/C Kim West – laneway at rear of Cremorne St IRM – 3 shots fired at chest/head height. (Awarded the Victoria Police Star in 2006) . Sick leave 24.1.75 to 11.3.75. Clerical duties in Property Office from 12.3.75 to Retention on 1.4.75.
    • 2 serious operations. Lengthy scar. Grandfather died while in hospital
    • Passed retention 30.4.75
  • Fitzroy uniform 14.5.75
  • It was then I first met Bob – I was at Collingwood which shared a boundary with Fitzroy – between us we covered 70 pubs and would often be ‘backing each other up at brawls’.
  • It was also then that I first formed a personal relationship with him during the annual football match between Collingwood and Fitzroy Police at Victoria Park or the Brunswick Street Oval called the ‘Crusader Cup’. I’m pretty sure the winner was the team that consumed the most stubbies – during the game!
  • It was also at that time that I left a lasting impression on Bob – a facial scar – when during a social cricket game I balled a pathetic ball to him which he tried to smash out of the ground only to miss hit it and end up bloodied and sore. (And, typically of Bob – never brought it up again.)
  • Bob was a great copper. In the 5 yrs at Fitzroy he was officially commended 4 times.




  • ……..for keen observation and zealous and intelligence follow-up action resulting in apprehension and conviction of an offender for motor vehicle theft and other offences. (12.1.76)
  • ………for alertness, keen observation, prompt action, and dedication to duty resulting in the single-hand arrest and successful prosecution of a violent and troublesome offender for a number of serious offences. (3.7.76)
  • ……….for observation, initiative and intelligent action which resulted in the detection of an active and dangerous criminal and the location of exhibits to support other criminal charges. (26.5.77)
  • ……….for observation and attention to duty which led to the apprehension and conviction of three offenders charged with the possession of a large amount of money which they admitted was obtained from the sale of illicit drugs.5.2.79)


  • His Fitzroy uniform days set the scene for a successful career – initially becoming a detective – first at Russell Street and then at City West and then to the highly sought-after Homicide Squad, seen as one of the elite areas of the Force.


  • Joined CIB 14.3.79
  • Promoted to Sen Constable 14.6.79
  • CIB ARS and ACW 79-80
  • Jan-March 1980 – DTS Course 115
  • Homicide 80-82


I was fortunate to work with Bob at Homicide for 2 of those years. It was clear that he was well suited to the role as he was as thorough and meticulous as any person I’d met.


More importantly, it was then that I learnt of one of his most respected characteristics, his empathy and ability to relate to people.  Bob was able to establish a rapport with people, a sincere rapport, better than anyone I’d seen. As Maureen could tell you, the family of homicide victims continued to stay in touch for many years, often sending Bob presents and birthday cards for a long time after he left the squad.


  • When he left Homicide two years later he took promotion to Sergeant in a Police Community Involvement program at Broadmeadows, then to Avondale Hts and back to a detective position at City West until he took promotion to Senior Sergeant at Altona North.


  • Promoted to Sgt 30.12.82 to Police Community Involvement Program VBC
  • Feb-April 1983 – Sub-Officers Course 101
  • Sgt at Avondale Hts 30.11.83
  • Oct-Nov 1986 – Advanced Detective training School No.27
  • CIB City West 22.4.87-89
  • Promoted to S/Sgt 26.3.89 as sub charge Altona Nth
  • NCA secondment (Sydney) 89
  • NCA Secondment (Melb) 89-91 – upgraded to Chief Inspector for lengthy periods. (NCA 25.7.88 to 7.4.91)


  • It was during these years that Bob was seconded to the National Crime Authority with secondments to Melbourne and to Sydney, and at one stage was upgraded to Chief Inspector – a major recognition of his ability, remembering he was a Senior Sergeant at that time.


  • S/Sgt O/C MAN 91-93
    • In 1991 Bob was appointed to the position of Senior Sergeant and in charge of the police station at Altona North. He quickly recognised the need to interact with the local community. In his file I found a letter from the Migrant Resource Centre for Westgate Region to CCP thanking Bob for presenting himself to elderly migrant groups and ..’managed through your simplistic approach to gain trust; and the elderly people are confident and feel comfortable with your presence. I thank you for this. I hope other police will adopt the same method and offer the same service as you have provided.


  • Royal NZ Police College – Inspectors Qualifying Course March – May 1993.


  • On Feb 20 1995 Bob transferred to his last potions – Detective Senior Sergeant at the Crime Courses Unit (Detective Training School) where he would remain until he retired from policing.


  • Bob relished the opportunity to lecture young investigators and to use his unique coaching and mentoring skills. In the 5 years at DTS he had a role in the development of 100’s of police members and representatives from various other organisations.


  • Again his ability was recognised through the promotion into an Acting Chief Inspector position. In (Aug 1999) a file note, his Supt said of Bob – “…adopts a common sense approach. He has demonstrated the mental courage to make hard decisions with appropriate consideration and balance for corporate, unit and individual needs. He is an extremely intelligent, responsible and dedicated member.”


  • DTS was a special part of Bob’s career and fitting place to close off his policing life. He was highly respected by the staff and I’m proud to use this moment to make an announcement. DTS hold four courses each year and one of the detectives on the course are selected as the Dux (for those unfamiliar with the term it’s spelt DUX!) and are presented with a special award. In addition, one of the four Dux of each year is selected to receive what you may call a Top Gun award…..the best of the best. I’m pleased to announce that from this year onwards, in commemoration of his life, The Dux of The Year award will be known as the Bob Croxford Award.


  • Bob retired 23.9. 2000 (soon after turning 50) as Detective Acting Chief Inspector after 26 yrs + 239 days service. (Sick leave credit of 384 days)


  • During that time he received numerous awards, including
    • The Victoria police Star
    • National medal 7.9.90
    • Service Medal Second Clasp 1.9.97
    • National Medal First Clasp 31.7.99
    • Service Medal 3rd Clasp 1.9.99


  • Last entry on his Record of Service described Bob as a loyal and dedicated member who gave consistent and reliable service to Victoria Police and the community.”




Australia Post


  • The fourth and final chapter in Bob’s career was with Australia Post. Someone had encouraged Bob to take a move and he started with Post as Victorian State Manager of the Corporate Security Group on September 25th 2000.
  • On November 1st  2004 both was promoted to a national Position in the group as the Manager of Security Operations. It was the last time I’d have the privilege of working with Bob.
  • In October 2008 he became the head of Corporate Security and was formally appointed to the position on 20 January 2010.
  • Bob applied his personality and character to people at post and quickly became respected and loved. He could relate to everyone from every part of the organisation and had the same respect for all, whether they were the CEO or the mail room assistant.


  • “Warmth, sense of humour and genuine care for others”
  • “A life most people would aspire to….”
  • “Good luck with your projects”
  • “a good friend and valued colleague”


  • When I asked people at Post what they thought of when they thought of Bob, this was some of their responses….
  • “Bloody Collingwood”
  • “Beautiful handwriting – a magnificent signature”
  • “Loved the Soprano’s” – (ironically, today being the birthday of James Gandolfini (who played Tony Soprano), someone whom I suspect Bob secretly aspired to be!
  • “Ice cream” – you could be in the flashest of restaurants yet Bob would order 3 scoops of vanilla ice-cream for dessert”.



Bob’s professional career was exemplary and will form the major basis for people’s memories of Bob.



It would be wrong though to forget his other work roles – those he did on a voluntary or honorary basis. Just as an example:


  • Merriwa Wangaratta Apex Club (early 70’s)
  • Sunbury Fire Brigade (Mgt Team – HR)
  • Kiwanis Club of Sunbury (Secretary 94/95)
  • Football League Umpires Assoc. VFL Reserves (69-77)
  • Vic Amateur Football Assoc. (78-80) Umpired GF 78 and 79
  • Apex Club Sunbury
  • Salesian College Team Mgr U16
  • Sunbury Fair Committee
  • Tribunal Member Sunbury Basketball Association
  • Riddell District Umpires Association (Boundary Umpire late 80’s/early 90’s and later as a goal umpire, Tribunal Convenor and Umpire Advisor)
  • Tennis Australia (Volunteer Driver at Aust. Open) 98-2000
  • Presenter at Australian institute of Public Safety.
  • Justice of the Peace



If we had played the Trivia Night ‘sit-down’ game, I’m confident none of us would still be standing.


Bob had lived a full life and along the way touched thousands of people, rewarding each of us with the experience of having known him.


Over his 60 year journey, I believe Bob had given a little of himself to every one he’d touched ……..and the well had now run dry.



Rest In Peace my friend.




Thomas COOKE

Thomas COOKE

Victorian Police Force

Regd. # ?

Rank:  Senior Constable


Service:  From  to  ?



Died on:  28 August 1882

Cause:  Suicide – hanging


Funeral date?

Funeral location?

Buried at?

Senior Constable Thomas Cooke : 28-May-2011
Senior Constable Thomas Cooke : 28-May-2011

Location of memorial:  Castlemaine Police Stn, 50 Lyttleton St, Castlemaine, 3450

Lat: -37.064714
Long: 144.218421

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



 Funeral location:


Front Inscription
On July 25th 1857, Senior Constable Thomas Cooke single-handedly faced down a rioting mob of several hundred miners at the Golden Point diggings.

The insurgents were on their way to destroy a camp of Chinese miners, who were at the time extremely unpopular on the gold-fields.

Probably no-one would have then blamed Constable Cooke if he had backed down and allowed the mob to pass, but through his courage and determination to see the rule of Law enforced, he prevented what would otherwise have been a shameful massacre.

Let his name be remembered in honour.


Senior Constable Thomas Cooke
Senior Constable Thomas Cooke : 28-May-2011
Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

Plaque commemorates Senior Constable Thomas Cooke.

In 1857, Thomas Cooke, undoubtedly saved the lives of a number of Chinese miners from a public riot that could have had grave consequences for the young colony of Victoria. The foray commenced near the bottom of Golden Point, and out about a mile from the chief camp. The ringleaders of the affray tore down and destroyed mining equipment owned by the Chinese and the situation escalated.

Senior Constable Cooke boldly placed himself in front of the mob and by his presence of mind, tact and discretion, lives were probably saved, and the Chinese camp not destroyed. A compromise was reached, giving the Chinese permission to remain for several more days. On leaving the police force Cooke took up the running of The Panama store at Chewton and suicided by hanging on the 28 August 1882.


Sean Anthony BURNS

Sean Anthony BURNS

late of Castle Hill

New South Wales Police Force

Academy Class 250

Regd. # 28438

Rank:  Senior Constable

Stations:  Cabramatta ( 34 Division ), SPG Tactical Response, Blacktown ( 27 Division ), Castle Hill

ServiceFrom: 27 January 1992  to   ? ? ? ( Retirement – Medical discharge – PTSD ) =  ? years Service

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

National Medal, NSW Police Medal with 1st Clasp & 3 Commanders Commendations

Born:  6 May 1972

Died on:  27 January 2012 ( 20 years to the day he entered the Academy )

Age:  39

Cause:  PTSD – Suicide

Funeral date:  Monday  6 February 2012 @ 11am

Funeral location:  St Paul’s Anglican Church,  421 Old Northern Rd, Castle Hill

Grave site location:  Castlebrook Memorial Park,

Windsor Rd, Rouse Hill, NSW

Location:  Calvary 1/2

Lat/Lng: -33.69364, 150.92201

Memorial location:

There is a memorial scholarship with Police Legacy in his name.


[alert_red]Sean is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_red]




He was 39 when he passed and he had a lifetime of achievement including a successful career with the tactical response group ( T.R.G. ) of the police force and then retraining and rising to the top of the sport strength and conditioning field culminating in becoming the head trainer for an Australian professional NRL team (this was what he was doing when he passed).

His death stunned and impacted on many. He had been a leader of men and an inspiration to many. His legacy of giving everything in life 100 percent lives on in all those who knew him.


Sean Anthony BURNS - NSWPF - Suicide 27 January 2012 - obituary




BURNS, Sean Anthony
6.5.1972 – 27.1.2012
Dearly loved son of Terry and Kae. “Our Pride & Joy”
Missing from our lives, never from our hearts.
Rest In Peace Mate
In Memoriam
Published in The Daily Telegraph on 27/01/2015


BURNS, Sean Anthony

BURNS, Sean Anthony
6.5.1972 – 27.1.2012
Forever missed and loved. Rest in peace mate. Love always Mum and Dad
In Memoriam
Published in The Daily Telegraph on 27/01/2016

Belle Property Castle Hill… Belle Property Castle Hills major fundraising initiative for 2016 is NSW Police Legacy and the Sean Burns Memorial Scholarships. We are delighted to be hosting a dinner and charity auction on Friday March 18th at Castle Hill RSL. Tickets are only $79 each and a fantastic night of food, live music and entertainment is guaranteed !  If you are unable to attend the event but are a business that is interested in donating an item for the auction we would love to hear from you !

Event Description

Sean Burns was a former member of the NSW Police Force who tragically passed away in 2012. He had been a highly regarded member of the force for 20 years across a range of areas culminating in several years with the elite tactical operations unit (TOU). He had a passion for sport and had been a representative swimmer, runner and rugby league player in his youth as well as completing tertiary studies in the areas of sports physiology and strength and conditioning. When he passed he was the Strength and Conditioning coach for Parramatta Eels NRL football team. The inaugural Sean Burns Memorial Scholarships were awarded this year to two young people whose deceased fathers had served with the NSW Police Force, to assist them in the pursuit of their sporting goals. These scholarships are administered through NSW Police Legacy who are an organisation that supports NSW Police and their families particularly in times of hardship and loss.


Clinton James MOLLER

Clinton James MOLLER

New South Wales Police Force

Possibly from Academy Class 238 ( the 1st PREP class beginning 31 July 1988 )

Regd. # ?

Rank:  ?

Stations:  Bondi

Awards:  ?

Service:  From ‘possibly’ from 31 July 1988 ?   to   ?

Born:  ?

Died:  Saturday  12 April 1997

Age:  27

Cause:  Suicide – hanged himself at Parklea Gaol

Funeral date:  ?

Funeral location:  ?

Grave location:  ?


-Policeman Clinton Moller found hanged at Parklea Gaol – was a sentence for contempt – was told he was being transferred to Gaol
but, according to his lawyer Ken Madden, the decision to transfer to Berrima was designed to place pressure on Moller.



[alert_yellow]Clinton is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow]


Death Of Clinton James Moller

Speakers Neilly Mr Stanley; Debus Mr Bob
Business Questions Without Notice, Condolence

Mr NEILLY: My question without notice is addressed to the Minister for Corrective Services, and Minister for Emergency Services. Would the Minister advise what information he has about the prison classification of former police officer Clinton James Moller?

Mr DEBUS: I am sure that honourable members understand the shock, grief and disbelief that the Moller family is experiencing at losing a family member under the circumstances they have heard of in recent days. A coronial inquest will be held, so I am constrained in what I can say publicly about the circumstances of Mr Moller’s death. But I am gravely concerned by allegations by inmate Moller‘s solicitor, Mr Ken Madden, who this morning told radio 2BL:

        A lot of pressure had come from somewhere very high up to keep him – that is, Mr Moller at Long Bay.

That is a grave allegation. I am advised by the Department of Corrective Services that the facts are as follows. Mr Moller was extradited from New Zealand in August last year and held at the Long Bay Correctional Centre. He applied for bail before Justice John Dowd, who in refusing bail stated that Moller should “be placed in such protection either in the Special Purposes Unit at Long Bay or Berrima or such other similar protection as can be provided for him”. As a result, Mr Moller was placed in strict protection – a classification to protect him from other inmates. On Friday, 15 November 1996, Mr Moller was convicted of contempt of the royal commission. On 21 November the Long Bay classification committee met to assess Mr Moller‘s classification rating. Four members of the committee recommended that Mr Moller be sent to the Berrima Correctional Centre. However the chairman of the committee and the manager of classification dissented.

The matter was then sent, as departmental operating procedures required, to the director of classification for adjudication – as is always the case when that committee cannot agree on a recommendation. The director considered several factors before allocating Mr Moller an A2 classification, a classification that ensured that he would be held in a high security prison and therefore not in Berrima. The factors included the fact that Mr Moller had been the subject of an extensive international search by police and an extradition order; that he was facing serious charges of supplying commercial quantities of amphetamines and ecstasy; and, most pertinently, that on 5 October 1996 a scheduled visitor to Mr Moller had been apprehended at Long Bay carrying amphetamines. During a search of the visitor’s handbag two plastic resealable bags containing amphetamines weighing 1.7 grams were found. The visitor was interviewed by police and charged with possessing a prohibited drug.

On 26 November Mr Moller‘s solicitors, Walter Madden Jenkins, wrote to me and my department requesting information on his classification. The solicitors were informed of the decision of the director of classification. But, most importantly, the solicitors also wrote to the Ombudsman raising the issue of Mr Moller‘s classification. After examining the classification process and interviewing Mr Moller the Ombudsman wrote to his solicitors advising that she was satisfied that the department was not unreasonable in its refusal to transfer the inmate to Berrima. The department informed me that last week Mr Moller again requested to be moved to Berrima. Instead, and in accordance with the principles I have described, he was moved to the strict protection unit at Parklea prison on 11 April. The circumstances surrounding his death on Saturday, 12 April, will, as I have said, be the subject of a coronial inquiry.



Moller’s Jail Death Likely An Accident

Illawarra Mercury

Thursday December 18, 1997

Former police officer Clinton Moller may have accidentally killed himself when he tied a skipping rope around his neck and hanged himself in his prison cell, a coroner found yesterday.

Coroner Derrick Hand said Moller‘s actions may have only been an attempt to get the attention of prison authorities and be moved to another prison.

The 27-year-old former Bondi police officer was found dead in his cell in Parklea prison’s protective wing, wearing only his underpants and with a jumper tied around his neck, on April 12 this year.

Moller was serving an eight-month jail sentence for contempt of the Police Royal Commission after he failed to appear before it and fled to New Zealand. He was also awaiting trial on drug charges. Mr Hand said there was no evidence Moller had suicidal tendencies and in fact evidence showed he had a positive attitude he would successfully defend the drug charges.






New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # ?

Rejoinee in 19??

Rank:  ?

Stations:  Burwood, Fingerprints Unit ( post 2000 ), Document Examiners Unit

Awards:  ?

Born:  ?

Died:  2001 ?

Suicide – Hanging  ( apparently left a note saying “Like father, like son” )

Funeral date:  ?

Funeral location:  ?

Grave location:  ?


[alert_blue]Neil is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_blue]



Neil AINSWORTH was from the Fingerprints Section & hung himself around 2001.  He was at Fingerprint Section but was transferred to Document Examiners, just prior to his suicide.

This member would have been in his 30’s at the time.




Ian William MUIR

Ian William MUIR

aka  Muiry

( late of Ashtonfield )

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # 18853

Rank:  Sergeant

Stations:  Phillip Street Stn,

Most of his service was in the Lower Hunter LAC,

Paterson Police Station – OIC – 1980’s, Maitland,

Toronto Police Stn – ( Lake Macquarie LAC ) – Death

ServiceFrom ? ? ?    to   28 June 2007 = 25+ years Service

Awards:  Commissioners Commendation x 3

National Medal – granted 8 November 1995

Born:  16 January 1956

Died:  28 June 2007

Age:  51 old

Cause:  Suicide as the result of PTSD & Bipolar Disorder – Hanging at home – Bolwarra Hts

Funeral date:  3 July 2007 @ 11am.

Funeral location: St. Joseph`s Catholic Church, King Street East Maitland.

Buried at:  Cremated

Memorial: NSW Police force Service Memorial Wall, Sydney Police Centre, Surry Hills, F35 ( left wall )

Ian is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

This member is NOT mentioned on the Vale list


Ian was 51 years old when he died. He had been married for over 28 years and had three children, an adult son & daughter and a 14 year-old daughter. He had been a police officer his entire married life. He was a serving officer at the time of his death, but was on sick leave receiving treatment.

He was highly respected by his colleagues for his intelligence, dedication and ability. He had matriculated in the top five per cent of the State and had undertaken a degree in Behavioural Science ( Hons ) at the University of NSW, majoring in Psychology and Biology.

As a young man he was a keen sportsman. Later he took up renovating houses as a hobby and outlet.

During his career, he had received Commissioner’s commendations three times and had, from time to time, acted as a Duty Officer with acting rank of Inspector.

It seems that he had a particular gift for leadership of younger police officers. Not only was he good at building teams and maintaining morale but his gift for empathising with other police officers was recognised in his appointment as a Peer Support Officer.

A the time of his death Sgt Muir was stationed at Toronto Police Station in Lake Macquarie LAC.

He spent most of his service in the Lower Hunter LAC including being the officer in charge of Paterson Police Station which was a one man station.

He had been in ” the job ” for over 25 years.

We wish Ian can forever Rest In Peace.


Aged 51 Years
Of Ashtonfield

Much loved husband of LISA, loving father of LACHLAN, AMY and HANNAH, brother of GRAHAM, KERRY, GREG, KIM, ROBYNE and NARELLE.
Family and Friends are respectfully invited to attend the Service in Celebration of IAN`s Life to be held at St. Joseph`s Catholic Church, King Street East Maitland on TUESDAY 3rd July 2007 at 11am. A Private Cremation will follow.


From NSW Fallen Police FB Group

Posted 30 June 2016

Dave Wilkinson with Deb Bryant and 33 others at Quilpie Pub.

9 years ago today a great mentor to me succumbed to the traumas inflicted on him by being a member of the NSW Police force.

He had been struggling for some time, I guess in reality everyone in that line of work did everyday. I know I did – you never knew what was about to happen.

Ian was a very wise man & always looked out for his troops. Never afraid to jump in & get his hands dirty.

He was not one for upper management bullshit & I gave him shit all the time when he was doing acting duty officer. He was happy in his Sgt’s spot.

His demons haunting him, he opted for some time off; not being well. However in true caring management style of the Injury Management Team the pressure started.

At the time Ian was spending his days off ( like I was ) prior to going off work building a new house. This was his relaxing time, his solace, a place to create without the pressures of “the job” that is law enforcement.
In the years prior, he had also been renovating other properties it’s what he enjoyed doing, some hard physical work. I get it, it helps with the stress of the job.

So management decide that basically he was only having time off to build a house. Assuming that a man of his years in the job had no other reason to have time off.

He got visited at home by the boss as the story goes. This happens under the guise of a welfare check. It’s rarely this, regardless after one if these visits & being pressured to get back to work the ultimate decision was made.

His demons got him & the darkness descended upon him. He ‘suicided’ by hanging.

The unbearable pain and the inability to think clearly is so so familiar to me. The lack of help & support from an organisation that one loved so much is soul destroying.

Ian loved being a police officer & he loved the work & his troops. I can’t speak for his state of mind in his final moments but I know how I was when I made the decision to save myself & give up what I loved doing.

Wish I had got up more to share a beer when you had your time off. So sad that you was left to end things the way you did. I will never forgive the organisation that we both loved for the indignant way you & others got treated. 9 years on & it’s still happening they have not learnt a thing.

Thank you for your time, your sincerity, your straight up approach & looking out for me.
Never forgotten

Be having a schooner this afternoon for you, if we can get one of these Outback Qld Pubs with one, it may have to be a pot so hope you don’t mind. Very grateful to have known you.