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Peter Lee HAZLEWOOD

Peter Lee HAZLEWOOD

AKA  ?

Late of Heathcote, NSW

His father was also, possibly, a member of NSWPF

NSW Goulburn Police Academy Class #  “possibly ” 267 – 271

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  32092

Rank:  Commenced Training – 17 August 1997

Probationary Constable – appointed 13 February 1998

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Final Rank = Constable

 

Stations?, Macquarie Fields, ?

Service:  From ? ? 1997  to ? ? 1999 ( Resigned ) = 2+ years Service

Awards: No Find on Australian Honours

Born: Wednesday 25 October 1978

Died on Sunday 13 October 2019 about 11.30pm

Age: 40 years  11 mths  18 days

Cause: Motor Vehicle Collision – Veh 1 – Driver

Event location: ?, Heathcote Rd, Engadine, NSW – abt .5 km west of Princes Hwy

Event date: Sunday  13 October 2019

Funeral date: Wednesday  23 October 2019 @ 2pm

Funeral location: Menai Anglican Church, Broughton Pce, Barden Ridge, NSW

Wake locationTBA

Funeral ParlourTBA

Buried atTBA

Memorial located atTBA

Peter Lee HAZLEWOOD
Peter Lee HAZLEWOOD & Emily

 

Peter Lee HAZLEWOOD
Peter on the left

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


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May they forever Rest In Peace


 

Peter Lee HAZLEWOOD

Peter Lee HAZLEWOOD
Peter HAZLEWOOD with Emily, 3 girls and son. May you all remember your Dad for whom he was to you.

 

HAZLEWOOD, Peter Lee

Forever in our Hearts

Loving son of Carolyn & Stephen (dec).

Brother of Kim & Adam.

Beloved husband of Emily.

Adored father of Kiara, Elijah, Elliana & Malachi.

Family and friends are warmly invited to celebrate Peter’s life on Wednesday 23rd October, 2019 at 2pm at Menai Anglican Church.

25.10.1978 – 13.10.2019

Aged 40 years

 

Publication: The Daily Telegraph


 

He was a Teacher at my daughters school, Wollondilly Anglican College. He had a lot to do with my daughter. He saw her through two bouts of depression. Peter was a lovely human being and a true Christian. When he said he would pray for you, he really meant it.

 

My heart goes out to his wife and children.

 

Warm regards,

 

Emma Clisdell.

 

 

 


Team,

It is with great sadness that we are letting our AF family know that we tragically lost one of our dearest members on Sunday night in a road accident.

Peter Hazlewood was one of the friendliest and most genuine blokes you would of ever had the privilege of knowing. He was incredibly helpful around the gym, always made everyone feel very welcome with his infectious personality, his genuine interest in others and his unarguable love for a chat. Pete simply just loved people and found such joy in sharing his love and pride for his kids and his excitement and pride for Emily thriving here in the gym too. He loved this place and had such a passion for training. Pete was always smiling and was an enormous source of energy around the club. You always felt him here, he just had that incredible vitality. We, as a gym family, are sending his beloved Emily, who too is our treasured member here at Anytime, along with their 4 beautiful children, so much love and support at this time. No words can describe how we feel for you all. Our hearts go out to you!

We are a small but tight community here at AF Engadine, and if there is anything at all we can do to help, please just reach out and let us know. Pete’s presence here will be severely missed, but we know he will always be looking over us.

Rest In Peace our brother ❤️

Much love,
AF Engadine
Xx

 

Anytime Fitness (Engadine) Thank you all for all your touching comments. I’m sure they will be greatly appreciated by Emily, the kids and other family and friends affected by this tragedy. Pete will never be forgotten here at AF Engadine and we pray that all the family receives all the assistance and support that they need. We are so lucky to have such a tight and awesome community at AF Engadine. We love all of you guys. ????????
  • Debra Thomas So so sad ???? my thoughts & prayers go out to Emily & the kids. RIP Peter ????????

     

  • Top Fan
    Julianne Sharan Oh Emily…..my heart goes out to you and your children. My deepest sympathies and love to you and please never forget, that the AF family will be there if you need us. My prayers are with you daily ????????

     

  • Paul Duggan Condolences to his family ????

     

  • Astrid Drury Such sad news. R.I.P Peter.

     

  • Michael Lobo Oh My….so sorry to hear this sad news…will keep Emily and the kids in our prayers
  • Penny Genge So so sad. Thinking of Emily and the family at this very sad time! ????

     

  • Mick Maroney Oh dear, I’m heartbroken 🙁 All my love and support to Emily and the kids and sending up prayers to Pete. .

     

  • Liz Paine So sorry to hear this terrible news. Thinking of Emily and her family xxx

     

  • Brooke Duggan Oh that’s such sad news, my thoughts and prayers go out to the gorgeous Emily and her kids ❤️❤️❤️
  • Ally Karkowski Oh my goodness……. so sorry to hear that news….. love and support to Emily and her beautiful children…… life can be so cruel and unexpected ????

     

  • Michelle Speakman Such a terrible tragedy. Our love and support to Emily and her 4 gorgeous kids xx

     

  • Paolo Wilkinbosch No way! One of the nicest guys in the gym, one of the first to talk to me when I was new in there. RIP

     

  • Emily Haz Thank you to you all at AF for your kind messages and support for myself and our family ????

     

  • Matt Baker

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  • Kelly Kearney Devastating ????

 

 

 

 

 




Robert John FLAVEL

 Robert John FLAVEL

AKA Pinhead, Pin
Late of Tullamore, NSW

NSW Police Cadet # 2830

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  “possibly” 143 ?

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  NIL

Rank:  NSW Police Cadet – commenced Monday  1 May 1972

Final Rank = Police Cadet

Stations:  NSW Police Academy – Redfern

ServiceFrom  1 May 1972  to  24 September 1973 = 16 Months Service

Awards:   Nil recorded on Australian Honours

Born:  Wednesday  15 June 1955

Died on:   Monday  24 September 1973 about 1.30am – Orange Base Hospital, NSW ( Headstone has incorrect date upon it )

Age:  18 yrs  3 mths  8 days

Cause:   Motor Vehicle Accident – Driver

Event location:   ?, Blayney, NSW

Event date:  Sunday  23 September 1973 about 2.10pm

Funeral date:   2 October 1973 @ 11am

Funeral location:   Tullamore Presbyterian Church

Wake location:  Tullamore Hotel

Funeral Parlour:  Cocks & Sons, Parkes, NSW

There were approx. 150 Police in Tullamore for the funeral (a town of 250 at the time)…. Police were billeted out to residents of the town to stay the night…. every house had a copper in it.


Buried at:   Tullamore General Cemetery, The Bogan Way, Tullamore NSW 2874

 Memorial located at:   ?

Estimated Grave Location GPS:  Lat: -32.607551371058676    Long: 147.5702006622795

Robert John FLAVEL<br /> Photo taken ( 23 September 1973 ) the day before he died.<br />
Robert John FLAVEL
Photo taken ( 23 September 1973 ) the day before he died.

 

 

 

 

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


 

Estimated Grave Location



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May they forever Rest In Peace


Son of Donald George & June Patricia FLAVEL, elder brother to Alan.

From Alan Flavel  7 March 2020:

My eldest brother was driving, they were returning to Sydney for Robert to start back at the Academy on the Monday.

Our Grandmother was in hospital in Cowra, and Robert wanted to see her on the way back to Sydney, which they did.  As they were coming into Blayney on the return to Sydney, a car lost control on a bend and was sideways down the road, this was about 1410 and a School Bus was letting children off on the side of the road…they had the choice to swerve and hit the bus full of kids…or take the impact of the out of control car head-on…. which is what they say Robert demanded,  Robert assisted post-accident in helping both vehicles before collapsing on the roadway and never regaining consciousness…. Robert was pronounced dead in Orange Base Hospital approx. 0130 on Monday 24th September.


 

Robert John FLAVEL<br /> Roberts Cadet Class photo - Redfern Police Academy - two weeks before his death.
Robert John FLAVEL
Roberts Cadet Class photo – Redfern Police Academy – two weeks before his death.

 

Robert John FLAVEL<br /> March Past - Redfern Police Academy - Roberts Cadet Class.<br />
Robert John FLAVEL
March Past – Redfern Police Academy – Roberts Cadet Class.

 

Robert John FLAVEL<br /> March Past - Redfern Police Academy - Roberts Cadet Class.<br />
Robert John FLAVEL
Roberts Police Cadet Class – Passing Out Parade ( Attestation ) – without Robert.

 

Donald and June Flavel accepting Certificate at the Robert John FLAVEL<br /> Donald and June Flavel accepting Roberts Graduation Certificate, his Police Cap, Epaulettes and Badge at the Redfern Police Academy - the day Roberts Cadet Class Passed Out ( Attested )<br /> Unknown Police Officer.
Robert John FLAVEL
Donald and June Flavel accepting Roberts Graduation Certificate, his Police Cap, Epaulettes and Badge at the Redfern Police Academy – the day Roberts Cadet Class Passed Out ( Attested )
Unknown Police Officer.

 

 

Robert John FLAVEL - Grave
INSCRIPTION:
In loving memory of Robert John FLAVEL
Police Cadet
23rd September 1973
Aged 18 years.

Robert John FLAVEL. INSCRIPTION:In loving memory of Robert John FLAVELPolice Cadet23rd September 1973Aged 18 years.



Victor KOSTIUK

 Victor “Vic” KOSTIUK

Husband of Retired Member of Victoria Police – Superintendent Pauline Kostiuk

Father of Serving Victoria Police member – Detective Felix Kostiuk

Late of  ?

Victoria Police

Regd. #?

Rank: Detective Senior Sergeant

Final Rank = Detective Senior Sergeant

Stations: Somerville Family Violence Unit, Officer in Charge

ServiceFrom  1980  to  14th September = 38 years Service

Awards: National Medal (6th of September, 1995)

Born: Thursday, 5 February 1959

Died on: Friday, 14 September 2018 during the early afternoon

Age: 59

Cause: motor vehicle collision

Event location: Chapel of the Victoria Police Academy, View Mount Rd, Glen Waverley, Victoria

Event date: September 21st, 2018, commencing at 2.00 pm

Funeral date: TBA (private burial will follow)

Funeral location:  TBA

Wake location:  ?

Funeral Parlour:  Selwyn Allen All Faiths Funerals, 15 Derham Street, Mt Waverley, Victoria 3149 

Buried at:  TBA

 Memorial located at:  TBA

Victor Kostiuk

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 Funeral location TBA

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Proud police family mourn loss of veteran killed on memorial ride

15 September 2018 — 11:45am – by Joe Hinchliffe

Detective Senior Sergeant Victor ‘Vic’ Kostiuk died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car travelling in the opposite direction along the Princes Highway near Orbost on Friday.

Among those mourning the 59-year-old veteran officer are his son, Detective Felix Kostiuk – who was riding next to his father when he was hit – and his wife, retired Superintendent Pauline Kostiuk.

Detective Senior Sergeant Kostiuk’s immediate family asked for privacy. But his broader blue family in the Victoria Police remembered him as a leader in the fight against domestic violence who had much more to give.

Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said Detective Senior Sergeant Kostiuk had been “chuffed” to be given a role at the head of the Somerville Family Violence Unit just a few months ago.

“He’s been a detective on-and-off throughout his career but it was a very big thing for him to again get to the rank of detective and have that in front of his senior sergeant rank,” Acting Chief Commissioner Patton said on Saturday.

“He’s been committed in the latter stages of his career to combating family violence and he’s become somewhat of an expert in family violence and very well respected.

“Victor was planning to be working for many more years to go, he had a much-unfinished business, especially in the family violence world, where he seemed to have a renewed lease of life and energy to achieve great outcomes.”


Victoria Police mourn Victor Kostiuk, one of their own killed on a charity motorcycle ride

15 September 2018 – 6:46pm – by Kathy Lord

Victoria Police is pleading with the public to obey the road rules after one of their own was killed in a charity motorcycle ride in honour of officers killed in the line of duty.

Detective Senior Sergeant Victor Kostiuk, 59, was riding alongside his son, also a police officer, in the Wall to Wall charity ride from Melbourne to Canberra when he was killed.

A car driving in the opposite direction on the Princes Highway east of Orbost, in far eastern Victoria, veered onto the wrong side of the road and collided with Detective Senior Sergeant Kostiuk’s motorcycle.

He and his son had been travelling about 10 minutes ahead of the main group of 300 riders.

Victoria Police Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton started the ride in Melbourne on Friday and told them to go safely.

He went through the police academy with the dead officer’s wife and said the family was in mourning.

“Clearly they’re shattered,” he said.

“Victor was a fantastic member of this organisation, a member for nearly 40 years.

“He was really chuffed just the other day to have been recently appointed back to the rank of detective senior sergeant, something he was particularly proud of.

“It’s a tremendous loss for Victoria Police.”

Source: TheNewDaily

Drugs involved in cop’s road death, court hears

17 September 2018 – 10:05pm – by Josh Fagan

The driver appeared in Latrobe Valley Magistrates’ Court on Monday, charged with culpable driving causing the death of Detective Senior Sergeant Victor Kostiuk, 59.

The crash happened on the Princes Highway at Cabbage Tree Creek, near Orbost, on Friday afternoon.

It is alleged the suspect veered onto the wrong side of the road and was travelling at 137kmh when he struck Detective Senior Sergeant Kostiuk, Seven News reported.

The court heard the suspect had earlier smoked ice, took Valium and drunk alcohol before getting a friend, 16, to blow into an interlock device before he took over driving, Seven News reported. Major Collision Investigation Unit Detective Phil Frith told Latrobe Valley Magistrates Court Mr Reid had had one hour’s sleep when he decided to drive back on Friday, Illawarra Mercury reported.

Mr Kostiuk was riding his motorcycle as part of the Wall to Wall ride in honour of fallen officers. His son, Detective Senior Sergeant Felix Kostiuk, was also among a motorcade of 300 motorbike riders who were due to arrive at the National Police Memorial in Canberra on Saturday.

Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said some of his last words to Det Sen-Sgt Kostiuk as he left on the memorial ride were “travel safely”.

Source: news.com.au.


Note: sometimes also spelled Kostuik.

Notices

KOSTIUK Victor
5 Feb, 1959 – 14 Sep, 2018.
Adored husband of Pauline, wife of 38 years. Devoted father and idol of Felix and perfect father-in-law of Nicole. Loved brother of Alex and Eleanore and inspirational uncle to many.

His mighty presence, passion and joyfulness have made the world a better place.

“Be the instrument of change”


KOSTIUK

A Service celebrating the life of Detective Senior Sergeant Victor Kostiuk will be held in the Chapel of the Victoria Police Academy, View Mount Rd, Glen Waverley on Friday (September 21st, 2018) commencing at 2.00 pm. A Private Burial will follow.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Victor to Police Legacy. Envelopes available at the Service.

POLICE HONOURS

Victoria Police


KOSTIUK. – Victor.

The President, Executive and Members of The Police Association mourn the passing of Detective Senior Sergeant Victor Kostiuk and extend their deepest sympathy to his family.

At Rest




Anthony David STREHER

Anthony David STREHER

Class 246, Goulburn Police Academy

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  27835[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Constable

Stations:  Marrickville

Service:  From  ? ? 1989 to  22 January 1995 = 6+ years Service

Awards? – nil found at It’s An Honour

Born27 April 1971

Died on:  22 January 1995

Cause:  injuries received in MVA – Off Duty whilst returning home from duty

Event location:  Mittagong

Age23

Funeral date?

Funeral locationSt Mel’s Catholic Church, Narrandera

Buried atNarrandera Lawn Cemetery, 289 Douglas St, Narrandera

GPS of Narrandera Cemetery:  Lat/Lng: -34.74169,146.54273

Anthony David STREHER - NSWPF - died 22 Jan 1995

Constable Anthony David STREHER
Constable Anthony David STREHER

Grave of Anthony David STREHER
Grave of Anthony David STREHER

 

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Local news for Harden-Murrumburrah & surrounding areas

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Molloy Examined For Award

in General News by

Robyn Molloy, daughter of Bob and Helen Molloy of Harden and sister to Graham, Judith and Phillip has been living in Perth for many years. Robyn attended Murrumburrah Public School and completed her studies as Dux of Murrumburrah High School in 1989. She took up a position as a cadet journalist with News Limited in Sydney working on the Daily Telegraph, The Mirror and The Sunday Telegraph in 1996. She met and married Anthony Streher, a police officer from Narrandera, in a beautiful ceremony in her parent’s garden. Sadly, only five weeks later Anthony was involved in a fatal car accident on the way home from work. After this tragic event Robyn travelled the world for a time and did travel writing for the UN in Laos. Upon returning to Australia, she made Perth her new home and worked on the Sunday Times whilst contributing to the West Australian. A total change of pace came with running Old Macdonald’s Farm for 9 years.

The business transported baby farm animals around schools, shows and nursing homes all over the state. A return to journalism came after Robyn had her 3rd boy. But this time she found that technology had undergone a major transformation. Instead of ‘bricks’ for phones and fax machines the internet had become the main mode of communication. Robyn fast tracked computing skills with Curtin University and took lessons in shorthand. She soon found herself on a News Website contract, then the Examiner in a part time position. She is now the editor of four newspapers under the Examiner umbrella. Robyn is a passionate photographer however, her writing skills have attracted attention of late. She has recently been honoured by being shortlisted as a finalist in the Western Australian Media Awards. Robyn, although the Editor says she still loves to write. To be eligible for the awards, journalists were asked to submit three feature stories.

She chose stories on emergency services workers on the front line as she found the people working in this area fascinating and they all had diverse stories to tell. One of her stories featured a hearing impaired fireman, another featured a policeman who had been a professional dancer in Asia before coming to Australia. The third story was about an ICU nurse and how he and his colleagues worked intensively to save people whilst at the same time working at preparing loved ones for the possible loss of that person. When asked if she had met any well known people in her career. She said that when she was in Sydney she had met quite a few, but then went on to say that she had met Tony Abbott and Julie Bishop recently as Don Randell’s electorate office was next door and they were in WA for the Canning By-election. She says she is honoured to be considered for the award as her colleagues produce high quality work. Robyn and her partner Andrew have 4 children, Jayden 13, Cameron 11, Lachlan 9 and Ryan 8. We would like to take this opportunity to wish her well from the Twin Town Times.

http://twintowntimes.com.au/_/2015/10/molloy-examined-for-award/

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Craig Richard HUGHES

Craig Richard HUGHES

aka ‘ The Ghost Buster ‘ & ‘ Hughsie ‘

Goulburn Police Academy Class 227

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  23935[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 26 June 1987

Constable – appointed 26 June 1988

Senior Constable

Discharged in 2000

Stations:  Blacktown, Merrylands, Parramatta HWP, possibly attached to K District HWP

Service:   From ? ? pre June 1987  to  15 July 2001 = 14+ years Service

Awards:  No find on It’s An Honour

Born:  1 August 1959

Died:  15 July 2001

Cause:  Suicide – carbon monoxide ( car fumes ) at Lower Portland Cemetery

( left a suicide note about how ” the job ” took him. )

Age:  41

Funeral date: ?

Funeral location: ?

Memorial location 1: Lower Portland General Cemetery, Lower Portland, NSW ( location of death )

Other Denominations section, Row 1, Plot 2

Grave location 1:

Pinegrove Memorial Park
Location: Peace Rose Gardens
Section: Rose Garden

Lot: Right 23 ( Pinegrove Memorial Pk have Lot: Right 37 )

Lat/Lng: -33.78903, 150.84660

FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ON THIS MEMBER.

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

 

 

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*** NOTE ***
Craig HUGHES, pertaining to the simple white cross ( above ) which is located in the Lower Portland General Cemetery, is the same as:
Craig Richard Hughes
“Hughsie”
1.8.1959 – 15.7.2001
Beloved husband of Leanne
Much loved father of Amie & Aaron
Dearly loved. Sadly missed
xoxoxo
His physical grave is located at Pinegrove Cemetery, Minchinberry, NSW
Pinegrove Memorial Park
Location: Peace Rose Gardens
Section: Rose Garden

Lot: Right 23

Lat/Lng: -33.78903, 150.84660

Craig HUGHES 2 - NSWPF - Suicide - 15 July 2001
Craig Richard Hughes “Hughsie” 1.8.1959 – 15.7.2001 Beloved husband of Leanne Much loved father of Amie & Aaron Dearly loved. Sadly missed xoxoxo Pinegrove Cemetery, Minchinberry, NSW

HUGHES, Craig Richard
1.8.59 to 15.7.01
10 Years have passed.
Always in our thoughts, Forever in our Hearts.
Love Mum, Vicki, Tracie & Family.
In Memoriam
Published in The Daily Telegraph on 15/07/2011

– See more at: http://tributes.heraldsun.com.au/archivenotice/2508200/view?random=1424394795045

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Having been contacted by the family, Aaron & Leanne HUGHES, in July 2017 – the cross located at Lower Portland Cemetery is the location at which Craig took his life.
Craig is actually buried at the Pinegrove Cemetery location.
May he forever be Resting In Peace
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Scott Andrew NICHOLSON

Scott Andrew NICHOLSON

New South Wales Police Force – Resigned

Regd. #  20237

Redfern Police Academy Class 182 B

Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 28 May 1982

Constable 1st Class – appointed 28 May 1987

Detectives Training Course 28/ 20 May – 28 June 1991

Senior Constable – level 9 upon Resignation

“possibly” Acting Detective Sergeant – Resigned

After resignation ( due to PTSD ) Scott was a Ranger with Liverpool Council until his death

Stations:  Campbelltown ( 1980’s ), Camden,

Bulga, Fraud Squad, Child Mistreatment Unit

Service:  From ? February 1982 to ? ? 1996 = 13 years Service

Awards:  No find on It’s An Honour

Illness: – PTSD – Suicide – gassing

Born:  4 April 1959

Died:  14 November 1996

Age:  37 old

Funeral:  Leppington Lawn Cemetery

Funeral date? ? ?

Buried at:  Cremated & Resting in the Fountain Garden, Nicholson plot,

Location: Beside Cafe Pagona Area

Section: Gazebo 3 bed 3

Lot:

Lat/Lng: -33.95538, 150.83279

 

"I should be on the Wall." I was once a Policeman, I served you for years, I saw so much pain, It reduced me to tears. I saved many lives, Did the best I could do, I served with distinction, All to protect you. Year after year, Without self regard, I lived for the job, No matter how hard. The toll it was taking, Eventually broke through, My brain now was broken, I did not know what to do. I keep telling myself, It will get better in time, Just keep pushing yourself, All will be fine. But it did not get better, It only got worse, The trauma I suffered, Became my own curse. It brought to an end, The job that I live, I can't do this anymore, No more I could give. The pain did not stop, In fact it just grew, The demons took over, I did not know what to do. I was empty inside, Lost and in pain, I tried to fight on, But I could no longer remain. The trauma had won, I saw no other way, So I took my own life, On a cool summer day. It was because of Policing, You all know it's true, It destroyed who I was, From the things I went through. The trauma of death, Seen hundreds of times, The witnessing of evil, The wickedest of crimes. Yet now I'm forgotten, By the job I died for, Even though I gave my all, After everything I saw. If I had died on duty, Answering the same call, You would all see my name, My name on the wall. I was still on duty, I just could not let go, I was still a Policeman, My brain made it so..... Written 12.2.15.
“I should be on the Wall.”
I was once a Policeman,
I served you for years,
I saw so much pain,
It reduced me to tears.
I saved many lives,
Did the best I could do,
I served with distinction,
All to protect you.
Year after year,
Without self regard,
I lived for the job,
No matter how hard.
The toll it was taking,
Eventually broke through,
My brain now was broken,
I did not know what to do.
I keep telling myself,
It will get better in time,
Just keep pushing yourself,
All will be fine.
But it did not get better,
It only got worse,
The trauma I suffered,
Became my own curse.
It brought to an end,
The job that I live,
I can’t do this anymore,
No more I could give.
The pain did not stop,
In fact it just grew,
The demons took over,
I did not know what to do.
I was empty inside,
Lost and in pain,
I tried to fight on,
But I could no longer remain.
The trauma had won,
I saw no other way,
So I took my own life,
On a cool summer day.
It was because of Policing,
You all know it’s true,
It destroyed who I was,
From the things I went through.
The trauma of death,
Seen hundreds of times,
The witnessing of evil,
The wickedest of crimes.
Yet now I’m forgotten,
By the job I died for,
Even though I gave my all,
After everything I saw.
If I had died on duty,
Answering the same call,
You would all see my name,
My name on the wall.
I was still on duty,
I just could not let go,
I was still a Policeman,
My brain made it so…..
Written 12.2.15.

 

Scott Andrew NICHOLSON
Scott Andrew NICHOLSON

 

Scott Andrew NICHOLSON - Class photo taken at Redfern Police Academy. Class 182 'B'
Scott Andrew NICHOLSON – Class photo taken at Redfern Police Academy. Class 182 ‘B’

 

Scott Andrew NICHOLSON - Memorial
Scott Andrew NICHOLSON – Memorial

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

SCOTT ( as of 2017 ) IS mentioned on the NSW Police Wall of Remembrance

 SCOTT ( as of March 2019 ) IS NOT mentioned on the NATIONAL Police Wall of Remembrance – Canberra * BUT SHOULD BE

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* Stemming from the continued work of the wives & parents of four Fallen NSW Police to Suicide – those four names will now be included in the newly refurbished NSW Police Wall of Remembrance, Sydney, as of 2017

Congratulations to those family members who fought the fight to right this wrong.

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Commissioner Scipione has telephoned each of us today to advise that our loved ones names are being added to the replacement NSW Police Force Wall of Remembrance, to be unveiled in the next few weeks.

We would like to thank everyone who has offered support over a long and difficult journey and truly hope this sets a precedent for all police departments, not only in Australia but the global policing community.

It is so very important to remember that policing can and often does have a detrimental effect on those who serve.

We believe that the inclusion of suicide deaths, stemming from a work related psychological injury, is the most compassionate way of showing that the police hierarchy truly cares.

The following names will be added:

Detective Sergeant Ashley Bryant

Sergeant Tom Galvin

Senior Constable Scott Nicholson

Constable Morgan Hill

#OneWallForAll

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Scott was a member of the New South Wales Police Force for 13 years and, suffering from the effects of PTSD ( Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ) took his own life on the 14 November 1996 by gassing himself in a car and leaving behind two children, aged 6 & 9 ( at the time ) and a wife.

Scott worked at various stations such as Campbelltown in the 1980’s, Camden and the One Man station at Bulga before leaving the Police Force and gaining employment as a Ranger with Liverpool Council.

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Dimmy Nicholson Hi, my late husbands name is Scott Andrew Nicholson reg number 20237 who died by gassing himself on 14th November 1996 shortly after he resigned from the job when he could no longer cope with his PTSD, worked at Campbelltown police, Camden, one Man Bulga Police Station, Fraud Squad both in uniform & D’s, Child Mistreatment & others. Hope that’s enough info & thank you for all u do
Wife = Sharon
Dimmy Nicholson
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Scott Nicholson - NSW Police Force PTSI / Suicide
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PLEASE EVERYONE I ASK THAT YOU TAKE THE TIME OUT OF YOUR LIVES TO READ MY STORY. I’M LISA NICHOLSON AND MY FATHER WAS SCOTT NICHOLSON.

PLEASE JUST READ LIKE AND SHARE!!!!!!!!

 

[blockquote]Hi my name’s Lisa Nicholson and my father is Scott Nicholson. They say we are one big police family and we look after our own yet they don’t even care to see the damage there doing. My dad suicided when I was just 6 years old he was my world my life my everything. The day he died my world fell apart and the older I got the harder it hit me. I suffered and battled countless years of depression, I was raped and beat as a child and teenager and I had the balls to follow this through with court. But, tragically, all of this led to many suicide attempts.

Thankfully my dad had my back though I actually believed the world was so awful and painful that I belonged with my dad. I had a very hard time seeing other officers thinking that’s my dad he is as good a officer as you, yet why is he not remembered!??

He was so proud to be an officer and truly lived through his work right to the end! The end that the line of work he did helped drive him too!!! He worked his ass off to get the respect and acknowledgement that he gained and I’ve always been so proud to say that my daddy was a police officer!! Yet here these ass wipes are claiming that everything my father worked for his whole life everything he believed in and followed isn’t recognised. They claim that we’re one big family and in truth it has felt like that thanks to police legacy but then there’s the fact that I’ve got to, every single day, deal with the emotional grief that I will never see my daddy again and then there’s the fact that the man I love so much and am so proud to say he was an officer will never meet my daughter and my daughter will never meet her grandfather and that, in itself, has me pretty low but on top of all that these guys wanna destroy me; even more, give me no choice and take whatever is left in me to fight to have my daddy’s name on the police Remembrance wall; a wall that all our fallen officers are on, all except the ones who took things into there own hands. We’re one big family yet not only has their line of work taken my father and my daughters grandfather but they wanna take everything that I’ve left because they won’t respect what they’d say “one of our own” my dad deserves that respect and so do so many others and again they say we’re one big family but can they even see that their own choices, actions are killing us even more!!!!

I know I’m not the only one but I can only speak on behalf of myself. I wanna know why?? my daddy, the man that the only image I can recall is of him in his uniform, the man who tragically lost his life, the man who they claim death is not tragic enough to be remembered. Why??? I wanna know why?? my dad’s dead the same as officers who’ve died in the line of duty. Dead not coming back; he died from the pain and suffering from his job and they die in the line of duty but they’re telling me my dad’s death isn’t good enough or tragic enough.

No wonder half the population have lost faith in these guys. I will continue to support and stand tall and for as long as I can with everyone else and I won’t ever stop speaking out.

Your secret is no longer!

He will be remembered.

Thank you for reading my story. Please like and share this around. The more this gets around the more I hope will get in their face and finally remember all our lost men and women.

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Thank you for sharing such a deeply personal and heart wrenching story of your journey Lisa! This is so courageous of you. The impact that your father’s death had on you and your family is something that the Police force haven’t been around to witness, acknowledge or support and sadly have contributed to your grief in doing so!
Glad to have you on this journey with us Lisa! Xx
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  • Sharona SioneTylern Orlando Aweee hunni so heartbreaking thinking of you sweetie. X x x
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  • Lisa Nicholson No thank you for allowing me to share this!!! It is such a raw painful subject but I’ve had enough of holding it in and I can only hope that others have the courage to do the same. Will be on this journey till the end!!!!
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    When Sharan’s happy-go-lucky husband became a monster

    By CYDONEE MARDON

    Sharan Nicholson-Rogers has a plea for the minister: "Don't let any more families lose their husband, wife or parent by not making changes that you know will make a difference.'' Picture: CHRISTOPHER CHAN
    Sharan Nicholson-Rogers has a plea for the minister: “Don’t let any more families lose their husband, wife or parent by not making changes that you know will make a difference.” Picture: CHRISTOPHER CHAN

    Sharan Nicholson-Rogers watched her husband change from a happy-go-lucky police officer into an unpredictable man prone to violent and emotional outbursts.

    The gentle bloke she loved grabbed hold of her one day and shoved his gun down her throat, telling her he couldn’t live any more because of what he was doing to their family.

    Eighteen months later, Detective Sergeant Scott Andrew Nicholson took his own life.

    That was 19 years ago.

    Today Mrs Nicholson-Rogers is as determined as she was the day her husband died to bring about change.

    [blockquote]” There is complete contempt for anyone who falls. They will kick you to the kerb. “[/blockquote]

    She is calling for the establishment of a centre of excellence – a place where police officers can go for respite, support and treatment from mental health professionals.

    “I know guys in the job right now who are crippled with PTSD [post-traumatic stress disorder],” Mrs Nicholson-Rogers said.

    “They’re still working, doing their best to stay in the job, but they need help.

    “So many have gone through poor management and there is complete contempt for anyone who falls. They will kick you to the kerb.

    “[Sufferers] need a place where they can go, feel safe, be honest about the fact they need help to cope and a place where they can get the best available support from experts in the field.”

    Mrs Nicholson-Rogers sought help for her husband when she saw the signs he was losing control.

    “He became this monster, he couldn’t help it, everything triggered him,” Mrs Nicholson-Rogers recalls.

    “I’d find him curled up in the foetal position, crying and crying.

    “One night we had a bunch of friends over, we cooked lamb on the Weber and I brought it in for him to cut up and he just lost it. He started smashing the kitchen up and screaming.”

    Later he revealed the charred lamb reminded him of two children he’d seen burnt to death in a caravan.

    Detective Sergeant Scott Andrew Nicholson with his family.
    Detective Sergeant Scott Andrew Nicholson with his family.

    “The kids were the same ages as ours,” Mrs Nicholson-Rogers said.

    She urged her husband to talk to his boss about his emotional well-being and asked him to contact police welfare.

    “He said to me ‘Are you serious? They’ll say go to the pub and have a drink, get over it’.

    “He didn’t drink much then but he soon learnt to so he wouldn’t be labelled a ‘sheila’.

    “They get this sick sense of humour, that’s the way they get through it. Down at the pub or the bowlo for a debrief then the wives are left to pick up the mess at the end.”

    Mrs Nicholson-Rogers and her two children have been to hell and back since her husband’s 1996 suicide.

    It was only through counselling that Mrs Nicholson-Rogers, a health promotions officer with NSW Health, realised the true impact on her children.

    “The day Scott had the gun down my throat, my seven-year-old son witnessed that. I didn’t know at the time. It’s impacted on them terribly. As they got older they realised the enormity of what had happened. It’s been a really rough road for us.”

    Scott spent 13 years in the job, with stints in Camden, Campbelltown and a one-man station in the country.

    He died aged 37.

    Mrs Nicholson-Rogers reached out for help when things got really bad.

    “I contacted police welfare the day after he went off his head about the barbecue, I told them he wasn’t well. He had his gun taken off him [temporarily]. They suggested maybe he should stay home, play housewife more, take more holidays, go for walks at night, debrief with his mates, that’s it.

    “He was suffering PTSD and he was told the best thing he could do is exercise.”

    Then one night Detective Sergeant Nicholson came home and told his wife he had resigned. Six months later he was dead.

    “We had been asking for help for a while, through his bosses. I tried senior management,” she said.

    “At one point when he got violent with me I said I’d had enough and I would have him charged if something didn’t change.

    “They said ‘Please don’t because we will have to take his gun off him’. I told them he needed help, he was a loose cannon, he will hurt someone.”

    Mrs Nicholson-Rogers said suggestions he and other struggling officers were simply not right for the job was a cop-out.

    “I hear the same thing today, young guys now being told maybe they’re not right for the job, maybe they should get out. Well no-one is right for a job where day in, day out, they deal with trauma. Layer on layer it consumes them and no-one can take that without the proper support.”

    Mrs Nicholson-Rogers with her children.
    Mrs Nicholson-Rogers with her children.

    Mrs Nicholson-Rogers, a nurse familiar with the trauma of frontline emergency, is one of several police wives willing to work with government and police officials to create the centre of excellence.

    “We can give a family perspective to help them set up a place where police can go in the short term and stay if they need to and feel safe, where they are not going to feel compromised or spied on by insurance companies.

    “We need change. The attitude of senior management has got to change.

    “Right now, if you say you’ve got a problem, you’re not coping, the bosses think ‘Oh great there’s another one off sick. That means a man down, overtime, it’s the cost.”

    Mrs Nicholson-Rogers and a group of police wives believe they have a solution and are urging NSW Police Minister Stuart Ayres to work with them.

    "We need change. The attitude of senior management has got to change.''
    “We need change. The attitude of senior management has got to change.”

    “We need change. The attitude of senior management has got to change.”

    “I’m one of the lucky ones who have healed to a degree and married again to a man who totally supports my fight for change,” she said.

    “I would like to see him meet with us, it’s not about us canning him, it’s about working together collectively with all our experience as families, to pick our brains on what they can do to make a change. Hiding from it is not the answer.

    “They can’t keep turning their back. There are more and more suicides and experienced cops are dropping out. They are losing an experienced workforce that can be real value.”

    Mrs Nicholson-Rogers has a plea for the minister: “Don’t let any more families lose their husband, wife or parent by not making changes that you know will make a difference.

    “Just take a minute or two of your time to listen to my children if you can’t talk to me, see the pain and grief in their eyes and I assure you it will change your mind and you will work to make positive changes.”

    The NSW Police Minister was contacted by the Mercury but so far has not responded.

    The NSW Police Force has provided details of the programs and initiatives already in place for preventing PTSD and supporting its officers.

     

    For help and counselling: Lifeline 131114; Suicide Call Back Service 1300 65946 

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  • Please keep running these stories, there needs to be a ground swell of public contempt for this culture within the policing system. Only that way will there be some light at the end of the tunnel for these men and women, and their families, who are having their lives ruined whilst serving and protecting the public.

  • So proud of you sharon !!! Step by step change is coming !!!
    We cant change the past but we can change the future and prevent other families feeling the same pain . Much love to you and the girls so proud ox

  • Not everyone is mentally able to absorb the rigours of the Military or Emergency services.
    I note that the Police “spokesman” has declared that they have in place procedures to help if PTSD becomes a factor.
    Having some knowledge of this issue Why are the recruits not adequately assessed during training rather than waiting for the nightmare to begin?
    It may not catch all , but may help some before their life is destroyed.
    The military at least have programs to assess their recruits and place them in areas of higher or lower degrees of capability to absorb stress. it cannot be that difficult.
    I thank God my daughter changed her decision and followed nursing.

  • Im not sure that you can 100% assess how a person will handle situations. I see myself as pretty resilient but that may all change if i saw the aftermath of a bunch of children stabbed to death.
    I guess u just never know.

  • You are a strong woman Sharon for campaigning for this and no doubt keeping the wounds raw for you. It is horrible that your husband was not given the support he needed, and I’m sure there are many others suffering in silence like a ticking time bomb.

  • There used to be government run places people could go but they had a few issues that the media beat up and politicians could see a few bucks in selling off the real estate to themselves so……………………………………………………………………thank the dumb Aussie people.

    http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/2807747/when-sharans-happy-go-lucky-husband-became-a-monster/?cs=4401

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Scott Andrew NICHOLSON - Detectives Course # 28/1991
Scott Andrew NICHOLSON – Detectives Course # 28/1991 – Memorial Port

 

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13 January 2015

She said that they develop a “Sick Sense Of Humour” her husband put a gun in her mouth in front of her children, he took his own life some time after. She said they turn into monsters , and they lose track of reality and develop this “sick sense of humour” Black humour I know cops call it.. but those of us with a sense of balance and compassion, would call it “sick”.. Because it is “sick” Its as sick as the criminals they chase and lock up for doing “sick’ things, they themselves have a “sick” way after a while.. And it gets worse not better over time ..

“Sharan Nicholson-Rogers watched her husband change from a happy-go-lucky police officer into an unpredictable man prone to violent and emotional outbursts.

The gentle bloke she loved grabbed hold of her one day and shoved his gun down her throat, telling her he couldn’t live any more because of what he was doing to their family.

Eighteen months later, Detective Sergeant Scott Andrew Nicholson took his own life.

That was 19 years ago.

Today Mrs Nicholson-Rogers is as determined as she was the day her husband died to bring about change.

“There is complete contempt for anyone who falls. They will kick you to the kerb.”

She is calling for the establishment of a centre of excellence – a place where police officers can go for respite, support and treatment from mental health professionals.

“I know guys in the job right now who are crippled with PTSD [post-traumatic stress disorder],” Mrs Nicholson-Rogers said.

“They’re still working, doing their best to stay in the job, but they need help.

“So many have gone through poor management and there is complete contempt for anyone who falls. They will kick you to the kerb.

Mrs Nicholson-Rogers sought help for her husband when she saw the signs he was losing control.

“He became this monster, he couldn’t help it, everything triggered him,” Mrs Nicholson-Rogers recalls.

“I’d find him curled up in the foetal position, crying and crying.
She urged her husband to talk to his boss about his emotional well-being and asked him to contact police welfare.

“He said to me ‘Are you serious? They’ll say go to the pub and have a drink, get over it’.

“He didn’t drink much then but he soon learnt to so he wouldn’t be labelled a ‘sheila’.

“They get this sick sense of humour, that’s the way they get through it. Down at the pub or the bowlo for a debrief then the wives are left to pick up the mess at the end.”

Mrs Nicholson-Rogers and her two children have been to hell and back since her husband’s 1996 suicide.

It was only through counselling that Mrs Nicholson-Rogers, a health promotions officer with NSW Health, realised the true impact on her children.

“The day Scott had the gun down my throat, my seven-year-old son witnessed that. I didn’t know at the time. It’s impacted on them terribly. As they got older they realised the enormity of what had happened. It’s been a really rough road for us.”

Scott spent 13 years in the job, with stints in Camden, Campbelltown and a one-man station in the country.

He died aged 37.

Mrs Nicholson-Rogers reached out for help when things got really bad.

“I contacted police welfare the day after he went off his head about the barbecue, I told them he wasn’t well. He had his gun taken off him [temporarily]. They suggested maybe he should stay home, play housewife more, take more holidays, go for walks at night, debrief with his mates, that’s it.

“He was suffering PTSD and he was told the best thing he could do is exercise.”

Then one night Detective Sergeant Nicholson came home and told his wife he had resigned. Six months later he was dead.

“We had been asking for help for a while, through his bosses. I tried senior management,” she said.

“At one point when he got violent with me I said I’d had enough and I would have him charged if something didn’t change.

“They said ‘Please don’t because we will have to take his gun off him’. I told them he needed help, he was a loose cannon, he will hurt someone.”

Mrs Nicholson-Rogers said suggestions he and other struggling officers were simply not right for the job was a cop-out.

“I hear the same thing today, young guys now being told maybe they’re not right for the job, maybe they should get out. Well no-one is right for a job where day in, day out, they deal with trauma. Layer on layer it consumes them and no-one can take that without the proper support.”

 

Tom Rigby PTSD is a terrible burden for anyone to wear, unfortunately though societies answer is exactly as written in the article ” Go to the pub and have a drink!”

 

Alan Hardy If you carnt handle the heat get out of the kitchen

 

Stephen Evelyn Wall Just wondering Alan what job do you do??
These ppl do a wonderful job but doing that job they see and experience terrible things we can’t imagine. All the training in the world doesn’t prepare you for what they have to face.

 

N.S.W Police Watch You need to do some more research Evelyn, many are not doing a wonderful job at all and then many above them cover for it..

 

N.S.W Police Watch http://books.google.com.au/…/Enemies_of_the_State.html…

Tim Priest is a former police detective who was on the front line in the war against crime and drugs in…
books.google.com.au

 

Alan Hardy You are right Evelyn wall ,but if you can not handle your job ,what ever that job is quit and get another job. It’s a job not your life

 

Alan Medhurst Revell Well, well, well…. Looky ere…

 

N.S.W Police Watch Have edited Jeff, apologies for that.

For more read on below

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/…/when-sharans-happy-go…/

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Barry Robert DUFFY

Barry Robert DUFFY

aka  Scruffy,  Bazz,  The Stomper, The Macksville Mauler

Late of  Tuncurry, Bathurst & Orange

NSW Police Redfern Academy Class: “possibly” Class 129 – 130

New South Wales Police Force

NSW Police Cadet # 2405

Regd. #  14958

Rank:  NSW Police Cadets – commenced 2 December 1968

Probationary Constable – appointed  2 November 1971

Constable 1st Class – appointed 2 November 1976

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed  3 July 1987

Former Sergeant at Orange ( where he Retired in 1991 )

Stations: ?, Orange

ServiceFrom  2 December 1968  to  ? ? 1991 = 23 years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 2 November 1988 ( Sgt )

Born:  Wednesday  29 October 1952

Died on:  Tuesday morning, 17 June 2014

Age61yrs  7mths  19days

Cause:  Illness – PTSD – Suicide by vehicle

Event location:  Pacific Hwy, 12 Mile Creek ( nth of Raymond Terrace )

Event date:   Tuesday  17 June 2014

Funeral date:  Wednesday  25 June 2014

Funeral location?

Buried at:  Cremated

 Memorial located at?

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


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

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal


May they forever Rest In Peace


 

With regret I advise the death of Barry Robert DUFFY, 61 old, former Regd. No. 14958, a non-member of the RPA of Tuncurry.

Barry passed away on 17/06/2014 and his funeral is proposed to be held at 11am on Wednesday 25th Instant at Manning Great Lakes Memorial Gardens Chapel, 183 Pampoolah Road, TAREE.

 

Barry Robert DUFFY
29.10.1952 – 17.06.2014
Aged 61 years.
Late of Tuncurry, previously of Bathurst and Orange.
Loving partner of Robyn Van Gemert.
Dearly loved father of Keristi Price, Jodie Walters, Robbie Duffy and Clint Duffy and grandfather of his 17 grandchildren.
Bazza will be dearly missed by his extended family.
Forever in our hearts.
For service details
Tranquility Funerals
Forster NSW
6555 3500


ANNOUNCEMENTS : DEATH NOTICES
21/06/2014 Central Western Daily

Barry Robert Duffy 17th June 2014 Deep in our hearts your memory is kept To love and to cherish and never forget. Remembered always, Robyn and families

Published in Western Advocate on June 17, 2016

http://tributes.westernadvocate.com.au/obituaries/westernadvocate-au/obituary.aspx?pid=180340263#sthash.AlAJ2ZpU.dpuf

 




Themelis Arthur MACAROUNAS

Themelis Arthur MACAROUNAS

aka  Tim MACAROUNAS

Maybe related to Lisa Macarounas – NSWPF # 44834

NSW Police Academy, Goulburn – Class # 225

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # 23???

 

Rank:  Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on Monday 5 January 1987

Probationary Constable – appointed Friday 27 March 1987

Final Rank:  Probationary Constable

 

Service:  From  5 January 1987  to 20 October 1987 = 9+ MONTHS Service

Stations:  Paddington – Death

Event date: 12 October 1987 about 3.35am

Event location:  Oxford St, near Oatley Rd, Paddington

Death date:  20 October 1987 @ 4pm in St Vincent’s Hospital

Born? ? 1965

Age:  21 – 22 old

Cause of death:  Motor vehicle collision – Pursuit – driver

Funeral date?

Funeral location: ?

Buried at:  ?

Probationary Constable Themelis Arthur (Tim) MACAROUNAS
Probationary Constable Themelis Arthur (Tim) MACAROUNAS

 

Themelis Arthur MACAROUNAS aka Tim
Photo: From Beyond Courage FB Group

 

Touch plate at the National Police Wall of Remembrance, Canberra
Touch plate at the National Police Wall of Remembrance, Canberra

 

TIM IS Mentioned on the National Police Wall of Remembrance, Canberra

 

About 3.35am on 12 October, 1987 the constable was driving a police vehicle along Oxford Street, Paddington assisting a Rose Bay Police vehicle in the pursuit of a stolen car. As the constable’s vehicle travelled around a sweeping left hand bend, the stolen vehicle, followed by the Rose Bay Police vehicle, was attempting a U turn at the intersection of Oatley Road. Constable Macarounas applied the brakes however the wheels of his vehicle locked and the vehicle spun around before colliding with a light pole. After being trapped in the damaged vehicle for about forty minutes, Constable Macarounas was conveyed to St Vincent’s Hospital suffering severe head, chest and internal injuries. He died on 20 October, 1987 @ 4pm.

 

The constable was born in 1965 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 5 January, 1987. At the time of his death he was stationed at Paddington.


 

Deadly toll

By Jonathan Pearlman
November 6, 2004

Alone in his patrol car, Chris Thornton had the police siren flashing as he chased a white sedan through Woy Woy.

Thornton, 35, a highway patrolman, had been in the force for 15 years. He was, his mother says, “the best driver I have ever seen”.

The reason for the chase that night in April 2002 is unknown. Both cars were seen travelling at high speed. Thornton was about 50 metres behind.

Meanwhile, Leonard Rowley, 56, an unlicensed driver, was driving to his local KFC to pick up dinner. He saw the first car flash past and judged – wrongly – that he had time to turn out in front of the patrol car. Thornton tried to avoid Rowley’s car but clipped the back, veered onto the wrong side of the road and hit a power pole.

Thornton died on the spot, which is marked by a permanent stainless-steel cross. Rowley later received a suspended two-year sentence.

“His life from the age of 12 was about helping people,” says Thornton’s mother, Freada Thornton. “He was in the surf club and he was there to rescue people and then he went into the force and he was doing the same thing.” His father, Barry Thornton, says: “He loved life. He had been in Gosford for 15 years and was so popular with the community there.”

Police pursuits are, says Barry, a necessary evil: “If they don’t catch the criminals there will be more deaths on the roads. The ones that they’re in pursuit of are the idiots that have done the wrong thing to start with.”

But pursuits have come at a cost to the NSW Police Department. Fifteen officers have died as a result of high-speed chases, beginning with the death of Constable George Boore in 1937.

Details provided by the NSW Police Association show a steady stream of fatalities involving cars and motorcycles. The full list of casualties is as follows:

April 2, 1937: Constable George Boore;

June 2, 1954: Constable Cecil Sewell;

November 14, 1958: Constable Brian Boaden;

December 23, 1958: Constable William Lord;

October 14, 1961: Constable James Kinnane;

September 7, 1963: Constable Colin Robb;

December 2, 1976: Constable Terry Moncur;

January 3, 1985: Constable Wayne Rixon;

July 25, 1985: Detective-Constable Steven Tier;

October 20, 1987: Constable Themelis Macarounas;

August 24, 1988: Constable Peter Carter;

June 13, 1989: Constable Peter Figtree;

June 14, 1989: Senior Constable Glenn Rampling;

January 14, 2001: Senior Constable James Affleck;

April 13, 2002: Senior Constable Christopher Thornton.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/Police-Pursuits/Deadly-toll/2004/11/05/1099547386960.html


 

 

 




Dana Therese HEFFERNAN

Dana Therese HEFFERNAN

aka  Therese

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  22775

Goulburn Police Academy Class 219

Rank:  Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on Monday 14 April 1986 ( aged 19 years, 3 months, 11 days )

Probationary Constable – Attested Friday  27 June 1986 ( aged 19 years, 5 months, 15 days )

Constable – No

Stations:  Waverley – Death

ServiceFrom 14 April 1986  to 17 April 1987 = 1 year, 3 days Service

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours system

Born:  Thursday  12 January 1967

Died on:  Friday  17 April 1987

Age:  20 years, 3 months, 5 days

Cause:  Motor Vehicle Accident – Driver – On Duty going to work

Event location:  Cnr Avoca & Darley Rd’s, Randwick

Funeral date:

Funeral location:

Buried at: Woronora Memorial Park, Linden St, Sutherland, NSW

Loc:  General Plaque Lawn  Sec:  Wattle Lawn   Lot:  5

Lat / Long:  -34.03604, 151.04950

Dana Therese HEFFERNAN, Therese HEFFERNAN, Dana HEFFERNAN

DANA IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

Dana Therese HEFFERNAN aka  Therese HEFFERNAN, Dana HEFFERNAN

 

On 17 April, 1987 Constable Heffernan was travelling to work at Waverley Police Station. At the intersection of Avoca Road and Darley Road, Randwick another vehicle drove through a red traffic light and collided with the constable’s vehicle. As a result Constable Heffernan suffered severe head and internal injuries and was found to be dead on arrival at the Prince of Wales Hospital. The driver of the offending vehicle was later charged with serious offences relating to the collision.

 

The constable was born in 1967 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 14 April, 1986. At the time of her death she was stationed at Waverley.

 

Beyond Courage


 

32 YEAR MEMORIAL SERVICE

The parents of Dana are organising a memorial service for Dana at the Woronora Cemetery on Friday 19 July 2019 at 10.30 am.

They are calling on classmates from 219 (June 86) and workmates from Waverley who might be available, to join family and colleagues to remember this great young copper and mate, taken from us too early.

For unknown reasons, this Memorial Service has been cancelled.

 

Cal

6 June 2019

 

 


 

 

 

Eastern Suburbs Police Memorial dedication


 

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Class 219
Class 219


 

Dana Therese HEFFERNAN

Dana Therese HEFFERNAN

Dana Therese HEFFERNAN

 


 

 




Stephen John TIER

Stephen John tier

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  18680

Redfern Police Academy Class # 163

Rank:   Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 9 April 1979 ( aged 18 years, 11 months, 6 days )

Probationary Constable – appointed Monday 25 June 1979 ( aged 19 years, 1 month, 2 days )

Constable – appointed 25 June 1980

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed 25 June 1984

Final Rank:  Detective Constable 1st Class

Stations?, Dapto – Death

ServedFrom 9 April 1979  to  24 July 1985 = 6 years, 3 months, 15 days Service

BornTuesday 3 May 1960

Age:  25 years, 2 months, 21 days

DiedWednesday 24 July 1985

CauseMotor Vehicle Pursuit – Driver, Princes Hwy, Kembla Grange ( Unanderra )

Funeral Date? 1985

Funeral location?

Grave location:  Lakeside Cemetery, Kanahooka Rd, Kanahooka, NSW

Memorial location: External Wall leading into Lake Illawarra Police Station and photo, on wall, inside Lake Illawarra Police Station

 

On 24 July, 1985 Detective Constable Tier was the driver, and single occupant, of an unmarked police vehicle engaged in the pursuit of an unknown vehicle on the Princes Highway, Unanderra.  During the pursuit the police vehicle left the roadway and collided with a telegraph pole.

 

The constable was born in 1960 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 15 January, 1979.

At the time of his death he was stationed at Dapto.

 

STEPHEN is mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

Steve Tier holding his son, Joshua Tier.
Stephen Tier holding his son, Joshua Tier.

 

Det Cst Stephen John Tier
Det Cst Stephen John Tier – 20 April 1983 playing Police Football for Wollongong.

NSW Police Force Detective Constable Stephen John TIER Died in the line of duty. Unanderra, NSW 24 July 1985

NSW Police Force. This memorial is in recognition to the following members of the NSW Police Force who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Dedicated by the Lake Illawarra Local Area Command. 29 September 2014. National Police Remembrance Day.

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Stephen TIER – Touch pad at the National Police Wall of Remembrance, Canberra.

 

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Stephen John TIER Memorial inside Oak Flats Police Station, NSW.


 

 

Police Remembrance Day:

Family members lay a wreath for Det Const Stephen John Tier. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI
Family members lay a wreath for Det Const Stephen John Tier. Picture: ANDY ZAKELI   Lake Illawarra Commander Acting Superintendent Andrew Koutsoufis to the left.

Almost 60 years on, Kenneth Nash still misses his uncle Allen.

Sergeant Allen William Nash, aged 40, was killed in the line of duty by a gun-wielding offender at Primbee in 1956.

Sgt Nash was one of eight officers stationed in the Lake Illawarra local area command who were recognised with memorial plaques on a wall of honour outside Lake Illawarra police station on Monday, as part of Police Remembrance Day commemorations.

Dozens of current and retired officers, families, friends, politicians, councillors and members of the public gathered at Oak Flats for a ceremony to unveil the memorial wall, and honour past and present officers.

 

Since 1862, more than 250 NSW Police officers have died in the line of duty.

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/2591540/lake-illawarra-officers-honoured-on-police-remembrance-day-photos/


 

 

Deadly toll

By Jonathan Pearlman
November 6, 2004

Alone in his patrol car, Chris Thornton had the police siren flashing as he chased a white sedan through Woy Woy.

Thornton, 35, a highway patrolman, had been in the force for 15 years. He was, his mother says, “the best driver I have ever seen”.

The reason for the chase that night in April 2002 is unknown. Both cars were seen travelling at high speed. Thornton was about 50 metres behind.

Meanwhile, Leonard Rowley, 56, an unlicensed driver, was driving to his local KFC to pick up dinner. He saw the first car flash past and judged – wrongly – that he had time to turn out in front of the patrol car. Thornton tried to avoid Rowley’s car but clipped the back, veered onto the wrong side of the road and hit a power pole.

Thornton died on the spot, which is marked by a permanent stainless-steel cross. Rowley later received a suspended two-year sentence.

“His life from the age of 12 was about helping people,” says Thornton’s mother, Freada Thornton. “He was in the surf club and he was there to rescue people and then he went into the force and he was doing the same thing.” His father, Barry Thornton, says: “He loved life. He had been in Gosford for 15 years and was so popular with the community there.”

Police pursuits are, says Barry, a necessary evil: “If they don’t catch the criminals there will be more deaths on the roads. The ones that they’re in pursuit of are the idiots that have done the wrong thing to start with.”

But pursuits have come at a cost to the NSW Police Department. Fifteen officers have died as a result of high-speed chases, beginning with the death of Constable George Boore in 1937.

Details provided by the NSW Police Association show a steady stream of fatalities involving cars and motorcycles. The full list of casualties is as follows:

April 2, 1937: Constable George Boore;

June 2, 1954: Constable Cecil Sewell;

November 14, 1958: Constable Brian Boaden;

December 23, 1958: Constable William Lord;

October 14, 1961: Constable James Kinnane;

September 7, 1963: Constable Colin Robb;

December 2, 1976: Constable Terry Moncur;

January 3, 1985: Constable Wayne Rixon;

July 25, 1985: Detective-Constable Stephen Tier;

October 20, 1987: Constable Themelis Macarounas;

August 24, 1988: Constable Peter Carter;

June 13, 1989: Constable Peter Figtree;

June 14, 1989: Senior Constable Glenn Rampling;

January 14, 2001: Senior Constable James Affleck;

April 13, 2002: Senior Constable Christopher Thornton.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/Police-Pursuits/Deadly-toll/2004/11/05/1099547386960.html