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Jason William BRYANT

Jason William BRYANT   VA BM

AKA 

Late of 

Brother of Ashley Newton BRYANT, NSWPF # 25603 ( R.I.P. )

 

NSW Goulburn Police Academy – Class #  239B 

 

New South Wales Police Force

 

Regd. #  26101 

 

RankCommenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on Monday 31 October 1988 ( aged 22 years, 1 month, 14 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed 28 April 1989 ( aged 22 years, 7 months, 11 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

 

Final Rank =  Senior Constable – Retired HOD on 5 March 2009

 

Stations:  Armidale, Byron Bay, Port Macquarie – Mid North Coast Target Action Group ( TAG ) – Retirement

 

  

Service: From 30 October 1988 to 5 March 2009 = 20 years, 4 months, 2 days Service

 

Retirement / Leaving age: = 42 years, 5 months, 16 days

Time in Retirement from Police: 12 years, 10 months, 4 days

 

Awards:  Bravery Medal ( BM ) – granted 14 February 2000 ( SenCon )

2000 Peter Stuckey Mitchell Award ( for acts of unselfish heroism)

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted ? ? ?

Commissioner’s Valour Award – granted ? ? ?

NSW Police Medal – granted ? ? ?

Commissioner’s Olympic Citation

 

 Born:  Saturday 17 September 1966

Died on:  Sunday 9 January 2022

Age:  55 years, 3 months, 23 days 

 

Cause: Fatal Trail Bike accident 

Event location:  Bindara Trail, Black Mountain Road, Towallum, NSW 

Event date:  ?

 

Funeral date? ? ?

Funeral location:  ?

At Jason’s request, there was no official funeral as such.  It was his wish for family and friends to celebrate his life – not mourn his loss. 

Jason Bryant enjoying a beer.
Jason Bryant enjoying a beer.  ” Don’t mourn my loss but celebrate my life “

 

Celebration of Life location:  Tacking Point Surf Club, Port Macquarie, NSW 

Celebration of Life dateSunday 23 January 2022 @ 2pm – 6pm

please don’t dress up for this event; Jason would have liked to see people dressed casually and comfortably. Board shorts, T-shirt, thongs

( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: Cremated 

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( January 2022 )

 

 

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


 

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

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May they forever Rest In Peace

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After Retiring from the employ of NSWPF, Jason ran the successful family business of Seaside First Aid Training at Port Macquarie.

https://www.seasidefirstaidtraining.com.au/


 

Jason is survived by his wife Debbie Bryant; children Joshua Bryant, Danni Mackay & Taylor Bryant; and mother Margo Bryant.

Debbie Bryant is also the name of Ashley Bryant‘s wife.

Jason is the brother of retired member Ashley Bryant (deceased 16 Dec 2013).


 

Tribute: Port Macquarie’s Jason Bryant remembered

The 55-year-old passed away suddenly on January 9.

Mr Bryant was active within the Port Macquarie-Hastings community – including through his employment within the police force, and as a member of the Tacking Point Surf Life Saving Club.

Tacking Point SLSC president Mick Lang said Mr Bryant was an extreme waterman and arguably one of the best Inflatable Rescue Boat drivers on the Mid North Coast.

Mr Bryant put his rescue skills into action when he was involved in a mass rescue on the Hastings River in 1999.

Mr Bryant, who was a Senior Constable at the time, utilised an inshore rescue boat and with a colleague’s assistance, continually entered the most hazardous section of the bar.

They rescued members of the Port Macquarie Sea Rescue group, who had been thrown from their boat.

As a result of his efforts, he received the New South Wales Police Service‘s most coveted honour, the Peter Stuckey Mitchell Award in 2000.

Mr Bryant met his wife Deborah when he was 18-years-old and they were married for 33 years.

The couple had three childrenJoshua, Danielle, and Taylor.

The family enjoyed annual trips to the Gold Coast and spent time at the local beaches and rivers in the Port Macquarie-Hastings.

Mr Bryant served in the NSW Police force for 20 years and he was stationed at Armidale, Byron Bay and Port Macquarie.

After leaving the force, Mr Bryant worked in a number of different roles and also developed his own business Seaside First Aid Training.

Mrs Bryant said her husband loved the ocean but also enjoyed getting out into the bush.

He went camping and on multi day hikes with his family and friends.

Mr Bryant also enjoyed adventure motorbike rides, where he would often stop in the middle of nowhere to take in the scenery and the quiet environment.


 

Jason Bryant

The family invites all those who knew Jason to attend his Celebration of Life, to be held on Sunday 23rd January 2022 from 2 – 6pm at Tacking Point Surf Club, Port Macquarie, NSW.

The bar will be open and if you would like to bring a share plate that would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,

The Bryant Family

 

Additionally, the Port Macquarie Surfing Museum has arrange a “Paddle out for JB” on Saturday 22nd January 2022 from 10am at Town Beach, Port Macquarie.

https://omny.fm/shows/triple-m-mid-north-coast-breakfast/strawny-with-details-of-the-paddle-out-for-late-jb (listen from 0:37 sec)


 

Jason Bryant
Jason Bryant doing what he loved.  May 2020

Jason Bryant - doing what he loved in May 2020.

 


 

BRAVERY MEDAL

Senior Constable Jason William BRYANT,
Port Macquarie Police Station, Hay Street, Port Macquarie NSW 2444.


On the afternoon of 24 May 1999, Senior Constable Bryant assisted in the rescue of six people who were stranded after their vessel had overturned in rough seas on the Port Macquarie bar.

Senior Constable Bryant, on hearing that a local rescue vessel had overturned on a sand bar, made the decision to launch another rescue vessel despite dangerous sea conditions.

Once the vessel was launched, Senior Constable Bryant, who was piloting the vessel and accompanied by another police officer, ( Senior Constable Anthony Francis LONG, NSWPF # 21197.  See page 22 in below link ) proceeded out of the river entrance to the bar.

The surf was at a height that prevented him seeing the stranded people. Through contact with Marine Radio Base, he was directed to the disabled vessel, some 300 metres to the north.

En-route, the other officer was injured as the surf and swell pounded him against the interior of the vessel.

Senior Constable Bryant saw the stricken vessel with two people aboard.

On reaching them, Constable Bryant was informed that there were four people in greater danger as they had been swept away in the water.

Senior Constable Bryant and the other officer located these four people and pulled them aboard, one at a time.

On returning to the stricken vessel, the boat had capsized again and the people were clinging to the sides of the overturned vessel.

Senior Constable Bryant could not take the men aboard as it was beyond the capacity of the vessel, but reassured them that he would return.

Returning to the river entrance, another vessel took aboard the four men and Senior Constable Bryant’s injured colleague.

Senior Constable Bryant immediately returned to the overturned vessel, but the men had been swept away.

Senior Constable Bryant spotted the men some 30 metres away.
On reaching the men, and as he attempted to rescue one of them, he had to turn the vessel quickly to avoid an oncoming wave. On the next attempt, he pulled the man to safety and then rescued the other man.

By his actions, Senior Constable Bryant displayed considerable bravery.

https://www.gg.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-01/20000214_-_bravery_-_biographical_notes.pdf

(see page 8)


 

Rescue boat found 1400kms away

 

“THE Sea Rescue’s rubber duckie was washed up on North Beach but the fate of Rescue One, worth around $120,000, with all equipment, was still unknown late yesterday.”

That was how the Port Macquarie News reported the May 1999 sea drama that claimed Port Macquarie Sea Rescue’s boat, Rescue One.

On Monday though, 20 months after the boat sank and disappeared, the fate of the six-metre twin hulled Kevlar Cat was finally revealed: on a Queensland beach, some 1400 kms north of where it went down.

The lead-up to the boat’s sinking was one of the most dramatic events ever witnessed on the Hastings, and culminated in bravery awards for eight members of Port Macquarie Sea Rescue and two Port Macquarie policemen.

The drama began on the afternoon of May 24, 1999, when five Sea Rescue members headed across the Hastings River bar in Rescue One in an effort to ferry supplies to two stranded yachts.

Rescue One however lost power in the high seas and overturned, throwing the crew into the water.

Two other Sea Rescue members went to their aid in the group’s rubber duckie but this too was swamped, leaving it up to Senior Constables Tony Long and Jason Bryant who commandeered another rubber duckie and eventually rescued all the crew in a dramatic hour witnessed by hundreds along the shore.

Port Macquarie Sea Rescue’s rubber duckie was eventually washed up but Rescue One was last seen on May 26 1999, 18 miles off the coast south of Forster. Sea Rescue members presumed the boat had eventually been hit and sunk by a ship.

That is until Monday when Bryan Stewart of Oxley Insurance Brokers in Port Macquarie took a call from a Mackay resident who said the hull of a boat – identified as Rescue One by the writing still visible on the side – had been brought in to a Mackay beach by a Queensland survey boat.

The survey boat had been travelling north when the crew noticed the hull of a boat floating out to sea about 110 km south-east of Mackay.

They winched it aboard.

On arriving at their destination near Mackay, they obtained permission to dump it on a harbour wall where it was noticed by a pensioner, keen to salvage what was left.

He then contacted another Mackay resident, who on closer inspection noticed the partial names of “Oxley Insurance Brokers” and “Port Rescue”, the only writing still visible under layers of barnacles.

Using investigative skills that would make any detective proud, the resident rang Telstra to see if there was a listing for an Oxley Insurance Brokers in Port Macquarie and soon found himself talking to Mr Stewart.

“I was just nonplussed when he rang and thought ‘is he for real?’,” said Mr Stewart, who is still amazed the boat has turned up so far away from where it sank.

Mr Stewart is now waiting to hear from the insurance company, which is the boat’s legal owner after paying out on it more than 18 months ago, to see if the pensioner can salvage it.

There is nothing left of the boat above the hull but amazingly the engines are still attached, although the boat itself “smells pretty bad”.

For Port Macquarie Sea Rescue, the boat’s discovery is wonderful news.

“We’re so pleased about it because we had that boat for 13 years and were very attached to it,” said president Ron Isaacs.

“For the people of Port Macquarie it was a lifesaving vessel and to see it maybe rejuvenated makes us very happy.”

https://www.portnews.com.au/story/982598/rescue-boat-found-1400kms-away/


 

Police service top honour

The award, which is for acts of unselfish heroism, is presented to only one serving policeman a year. It was Sen. Const. Bryant’s role in last year’s dramatic Hastings River rescue that gained him the honour, the latest of many he has received.

In fading light and huge seas, Sen. Const Bryant, along with Sen. Const Tony Long, utilised an inshore rescue boat to continually enter the most hazardous section of the bar and rescue members of the Port Macquarie Sea Rescue group who had been thrown from their boat.

He received his citation during the Northern Region and Port Macquarie Local Area Command Medals and Awards Ceremony held at Port Macquarie Police Station.

The Peter Stuckey Mitchell Medal, one of the state’s most prestigious citations and given to only one serving member of the NSW Police Service each year was presented to Sen. Con Bryant by Northern Region Commander Assistant Commissioner Peter Walsh.

Sen. Const. Bryant said he was most honoured to receive the award.

https://www.portnews.com.au/story/982767/police-service-top-honour/


 

Efforts beyond the call of duty are recognised

But to work colleagues and the general community the awards signify just praise for deeds which go far beyond those of the normal course of a job.

More than 100 serving and former NSW Police officers, police administration staff, members of the community and family and friends were at the Port Macquarie Police Station for the awards.

It was the last official award ceremony for Port Macquarie Local Area Commander Superintendent Jim Cranna, who is retiring in January.

2000 Peter Stuckey Mitchell Award: Senior Constable Jason Bryant.

National Medal: Inspector Bruce Simons, Sergeant John Carrero, Senior Constable Alan McCulloch, Detective Senior Constable Dean Rutledge.

National Medal Clasp: Superintendent James Cranna (2nd Clasp).

Northern Region Commendations/Awards/Merits: Senior Constable Grant Christensen (Commendation and Award), Senior Constable Philip O’Reilly (Award), Senior Constable Brian Powick (Merit Certificate), Senior Constable Stephen Bate (Merit Certificate).

Mid North Coast Local Area Command – Merit Certificates: Senior Constable John Casey, Senior Constable Michael Prott, Senior Constable Jason Bentley, Senior Constable Craig Hargraves.

Certificate of Service: Former Sergeant Kevin John Tant, former Sergeant Gary Thornton, former Parking Patrol Officer Franziska Thornton.

Mid North Coast Local Area Command – Merit Certificates (Civilian): Benedict Crute Morgan, Matthew John Hollis, Tarmia Jane Burgess.

Mid North Coast Local Area Command – Certificates of Appreciation: Peter Taylor, Anthony Crowe, Glen Blacklock, Geoffrey Salt, Dennis Fawell, Robert Holley, Jamie Vogele, Anthony Blackman, Geoffrey Shelton, Ken Fletcher, Ronald Halling, Sean Sinden.

Mid North Coast Local Area Command – Merit Certificates (Administration Officers): Carolyn Matthews, Gloria Decker.

Volunteers in Policing – Certificate and Badge: Keith Barton, Lynette Watson, Michael Schooley.

https://www.portnews.com.au/story/981784/efforts-beyond-the-call-of-duty-are-recognised/


 

 

 

Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.

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Cal
18 January 2022


 

 




David John MAINSBRIDGE

David John MAINSBRIDGE

AKA 

Late of 

 

NSW Goulburn Police Academy –  Class #  282 ( DPP 08 )

 

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  35880

 

Service:  From 8 January 2001   to   10 December 2020  =  19 years 11 months, 2 days Service

 

Rank:  Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on Monday  8 January 2001

Probationary Constable- appointed Friday  4 May 2001

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( NO )

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

 

Final Rank =  Senior Constable – Resignation / Retirement

 

Stations?, Maitland HWP – Resignation / Retirement

 

Retirement / Leaving age: = ?

Time in Retirement from Police: 3 Months, 30 days

 

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours system

 

 Born? ? 1960 – 61?

Died on:  Friday  9 April 2021 

Age:  60 years, 

 

Cause:  Motor Vehicle Collision, Motor Cycle Rider

Event location: M7 at Eastern Creek, NSW 

Event date:  Friday  9 April 2021 

 

Funeral date? ? ?

Funeral location? 

( click here to see Cornona19 Virus Pandemic rules – this will be a limited numbers Funeral )

any Future Wake location??? TBA 

any Future Wake date??? TBA

( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( April 2021 )

 

 

 DAVID 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.

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May they forever Rest In Peace

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Man dies after crash on M7 at Eastern Creek

Published: Friday, 9 April 2021 5:03 pm AEST

 

A man has died after his motorbike collided with another vehicle in Sydney’s west.

Emergency services were called to the southbound lanes of the M7 at Eastern Creek following reports of a two-vehicle crash on Friday afternoon.

The rider of the motorcycle, a man aged in his 60s, died at the scene.

He is yet to be formally identified.

The driver of the second vehicle was taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

Police established a crime scene and are investigating the crash.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

Man dies after crash on M7 at Eastern Creek | 7NEWS.com.au


 

David John MAINSBRIDGE, David MAINSBRIDGE, Dave MAINSBRIDGE

DEADLY CRASH
A former NSW Police officer was killed in a motorbike crash this week.
David John MAINSBRIDGE, who resigned from the force in the face of intimidation and assault charges, died in the motorbike versus car smash on the M7 at Eastern Creek on Friday.
The driver of the car was uninjured.
The fatality came less than two weeks out from the retired senior constable having to front court for the domestic violence case that cost him his career.
He was due to appear in Newcastle Local Court on April 21.
The former Traffic and Highway Patrol officer was also charged in 2019 with unlawfully accessing the police records system a year earlier.


Mount Druitt Police Area Command

10 April 2021 @ 9.55am

A man has died following a two-vehicle crash at Eastern Creek this afternoon.
Just after 1pm today (Friday 9 April 2021), emergency services were called to the southbound lanes of the M7 near the Light Horse Interchange, Eastern Creek, following reports of a two-vehicle crash.
The rider of a motorcycle, a man, believed to be aged in his 60’s – died at the scene.
He is yet to be formally identified.
The driver of the second vehicle has been taken to hospital for mandatory testing.
Officers from Mount Druitt Police Area Command established a crime scene and have commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash.
As investigations continue, the south-bound lanes of the M7 Motorway have been closed. Motorists are urged to avoid the area.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

https://www.facebook.com/MtDruittPAC/

 


 

April 9, 2021 4:05 pm AEST

Motorcyclist dies after crash

A man has died following a two-vehicle crash at Eastern Creek this afternoon.

Just after 1pm today (Friday 9 April 2021), emergency services were called to the southbound lanes of the M7 near the Light Horse Interchange, Eastern Creek, following reports of a two-vehicle crash.

The rider of a motorcycle, a man, believed to be aged in his 60’s – died at the scene.

He is yet to be formally identified.

The driver of the second vehicle has been taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Mount Druitt Police Area Command established a crime scene and have commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

As investigations continue, the south-bound lanes of the M7 Motorway have been closed. Motorists are urged to avoid the area.

For the latest traffic updates, go to livetraffic.com.au

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

Motorcyclist dies after crash | Mirage News

 


Collision location


 

 

NSW cop accused of DV assault faces court

 

Senior Constable David John Mainsbridge, 60, faced Maitland Local Court on Wednesday on 10 charges, including three assaults that caused actual bodily harm and three instances of intimidation.

The officer, who is attached to the traffic and highway patrol command, is also accused of unlawfully accessing the police records system in May 2018.

No plea was entered and the matter was adjourned to November 14 at Newcastle Local Court.

Mainsbridge remains on conditional bail preventing him from approaching his alleged victims.

NSW Police say the officer’s employment is under review pending the case’s outcome.

Australian Associated Press

NSW cop accused of DV assault faces court | Newcastle Herald | Newcastle, NSW


 

Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.

 

Cal
18 April 2021


 

 

 




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


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

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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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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.



Harry GRUGEON

HARRY GRUGEON 

AKA  HENRY
Late of Deniliquin

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  ‘Q‘ 3415

For the purposes of this website ‘Q’ represents those Police joining between 1862 ( commencement of NSWPF ) – 23 February 1915 ( Commencement of NSWPF current numbering system )

Rank:  Constable – appointed 22 February 1879

Senior Sergeant – appointed ? ? ?

Sub Inspector – appointed ? ? 1897

First Class Sub Inspector – appointed April 1903 at Hay ( could this ‘possibly’ be ‘Q’ # 3036 ??? )

First Class Sub Inspector – appointed 1 April 1906

Superintendent 3rd Class – appointed 1 July 1909

Final Rank = Superintendent

Stations:  Narrandera ( 1897 – Sub Inspector ), Hay ( 2nd Class – 1st Class Sub Inspector – 1903 ), Parramatta ( 1906 – 1909 Inspector ), Deniliquin ( July 1909 – Supt ) – Death

ServiceFrom 22 February 1879  to  10 January 1911 =  32 years Service

Awards:   No find on It’s An Honour

Born:   ? ? c1855 at Edmonton in England

Died on:   Tuesday 10 January 1911 about 6am

Age:  56

Cause:   Vehicle accident – Horse Buggy – Driver – Ejected – Head injuries

Event location:  Mathoura Rd 3.5 miles from Deniliquin, NSW

Event date:  Tuesday 10 January 1911

Funeral date:   Thursday 12 January 1911

Funeral location:   ?

Wake location:  ?

Funeral Parlour:  ?

Buried at:   Deniliquin Cemetery, Wirraway Dve, Deniliquin, NSW

 Memorial located at1/ Deniliquin Cemetery – Marble tombstone over grave

2/  Memorial Wall plaque – Deniliquin Police Station – 2018

 

HARRY GRUGEON

HARRY GRUGEON

HARRY GRUGEON

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

HARRY IS mentioned on the Deniliquin Police Station Memorial Wall – 2018


 

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Superintendent Henry ‘Harry’ GRUGEON
Born c1855 at Edmonton, England.
Died 10/1/1911, Deniliquin, NSW.
32 years service.
Buried Deniliquin, NSW
1881. Married Johannah HENNESSY, Deniliquin, NSW
1897. Promoted from Senior Sergeant to Sub Inspector
1898. Was a Sub Inspector at Narrandera.

15/10/1898, in the Australian Town and Country news paper.
The police district is under the control of Sub-inspector Grugeon, and the local force comprises, in addition, four footmen and three troopers. The gaol is in charge of Senior constable Bowman.

1906. Promoted from Sub Inspector to Inspector
1906-1909. Would appear that he was stationed at Parramatta as an Inspector
1909. Promoted from Inspector to Superintendent.

17/7/1909, Evening News Newspaper
Police Superintendent Grugeon was entertained at the Woolpack Hotel, Parramatta, at a farewell fraternal gathering, on the eve of his departure for Deniliquin to take charge of the South Western Police District. The Mayor (Alderman Haugh) presided, and there was a large attendance of prominent residents, magistrates, court officials, and others.
Among the speakers were Colonel Ferris, -ex -Superintendent Brennan, Mr. M. S. Love, S.M., Superintendent Day, Mr. G. Addison, C.P.S. and Parramatta Chamber Magistrate, Father O’Reilly, Dr. Kearney, and Sergeant Lucas.

During the evening Mr. Love, on behalf of the court officials, handed Superintendent Grugeon a cheque with which to buy a buggy on his arrival at Deniliquin. (Note that he was given a cheque to buy a buggy)

14/1/1911, Nepean Times.

FATAL BUGGY ACCIDENT.
Superintendent of Police Henry Grugeon, of Deniliquin, died about 6 o’clock on Tuesday morning, as the result of a buggy accident. It appears that the superintendent was out driving in his buggy, with a pair of horses, accompanied by his son Stephen and daughter Mary. The horses became restive on Mathoura road, about three and a half miles from Deniliquin, and bolted, and, on turning short, the buggy capsized, throwing the occupants out.

Mr Grugeon fell on his head, and received several nasty cuts on the head and face. He was unconscious.
His son at once went to the freezing works and telephoned to Dr. Marsden, who went out and brought Mr Grugeon to his home, where he was attended by Dr Marsden and Hoskin, but never regained consciousness.
The son and daughter received only a few scratches.
Mr Grugeon was inspector in charge of Parramatta before being appointed superintendent at Deniliquin.
At the Parramatta Police Court on Tuesday sympathetic reference was made to the death of Superintendent Grugeon by Mr E L Maitland, S.M., by Mr E K Bowden on behalf of the legal profession, and by Inspector Bedingfield ( possibly Q # 2799 ) ( deceased’s successor at Parramatta) on behalf of the police.

His death was also mentioned in ‘The Argus’ Melbourne. Not transcribed.

He left a wife, 6 daughters and 3 sons. His wife Johannah died 28/7/1945 at Lewisham Private Hospital.

 

2/1/2019, Deniliquin Times.

Eight honoured on police memorial wall’ –

Seven former local police officers and a former police chaplain were honoured during a police reunion in Deniliquin.
They were the first to be added to the police memorial wall at the new Deniliquin police station.
Honoured were
Constable Charles Chapman (died 5/3/1866),
Senior Const J Morrison (19/1/1898),
Senior Const Thomas Smith (19/4/1910),
Superintendent Henry Grugeon (10/1/1911),
Sergeant George Thomas Whiteley (25/3/1931),
Detective Senior Const Risto Vic Baltoski (2/1/1989) and
Senior Const Jennifer Louise Edgerton (August 2015) and

Rev David Bond.

 

HARRY GRUGEON


Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW : 1888 – 1950), Saturday 26 August 1911, page 6

 

On Sunday afternoon (reports the Deniliquin ‘Independent’ of August 18) a large number of representative towns people, including the aldermen, of the municipality, attended at the local cemetery to witness the unveiling of the beautiful monument erected by a section of the police force of New South Wales, to perpetuate the memory of the Late Superintendent Grugeon, who was killed by an unfortunate buggy accident in January last.
All the members of the local police force were present.
Messrs. J. and H. ( Harry ) Grugeon, two of deceased’s sons, had also journeyed to Deniliquin, to be present at the ceremony.
The monument is a beautiful piece of work, and was executed by Messrs. Wilson and Co., of Bendigo, which firm was represented at the unveiling by Mr. H. M. Hammer.
The design is a very choice one, being a pedestal with carved drapery, surmounted by a beautifully carved figure representing an angel with arm extended dropping flowers on the grave beneath. The pedestal and figure are worked from the best Carram marble. The monument is supported by a base of Harcourt granite, with two sets of kerbings of the same stone. Marble posts with marble kerbings, neatly moulded, take the place of the customary iron railing, while the inside of the grave is covered with black and white marble tiles.
The monument bears the inscription, ‘In memory of Harry Grugeon, Esq., J.P., Superintendent of Police, Deniliquin, died 10th January, 1911, as the result of a buggy accident.
Aged 56 years.
‘Thy will be done, O Lord.’
Erected as a mark of esteem by the officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the New South Wales Police Force.”
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/85990366

Bendigo Independent (Vic. : 1891 – 1918), Monday 3 July 1911, page 3

 

POLICE MEMORIAL.

In the early part of this year, the popular Superintendent of Police at Deniliquin Mr. Harry Grugeon, J.P., died from injuries received in a buggy accident and since then the members of the New South Wales police force have decided to commemorate his memory by the erection of a monument over his grave in the Deniliquin Cemetery.

The design selected is very choice, being a pedestal with carved drapery surrounded by a beautifully carved figure representing an angel with arm extended dropping flower’s on to the grave beneath. The pedestal and figure are worked from the best Carrara marble. The monument is supported by a base of Harcourt granite with two sets of kerbings of the same stone. Marble posts with marble kerbing neatly moulded take the place of the customary iron railing while the inside of the grave is to be covered with black and white marble.

The inscription has been cut out and filled with lead, making it of a lasting character. It reads thus: – ” In memory of Harry Grugeon, Esq. J.P. Superintendent of Police, Deniliquin, died on January 10, 1911, as the result of a buggy accident. Aged 56 years. Thy Will be done O Lord. Erected as a mark of esteem by the officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the New South Wales police. ”

The work has been entrusted to Messrs J. B. Wilson and Co., the well known firm of monumental sculptors of this city and is being prepared by them at their works in Mitchell street.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/226828887

Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 – 1930), Friday 11 August 1911, page 12

THE COUNTRY.

DENILIQUIN, Thursday.
A marble tombstone, suitably inscribed, has just been completed over the grave of the late Superintendent of Police, Mr. Harry Grugeon, the cost of which was borne by the police of the South-western and Parramatta districts.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Day, will unveil the monument at the cemetery here next Sunday.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/238869305

Riverine Grazier (Hay, NSW : 1873 – 1954), Tuesday 3 September 1907, page 4

 

FROM DAY TO DAY.

Happenings Outside tho District.

Mr Harry Grugeon, who is leaving Narrandera, after a residence of ten years, during the greater part of which period he had been engaged in the law office of Mr Quirk, was tendered a farewell by his many friends on Wednesday evening at the Railway Hotel, and presented with a valuable gold albert.

Mr Grugeon, who is a son of Inspector Grugeon, has accepted a position with Messrs Atkinson and Warren, solicitors, of Hunter street, Sydney.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/141260885

Narrandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser (NSW : 1893 – 1953), Friday 2 July 1909, page 4

 

LOCAL AND GENERAL.

New Justices. —
In a batch of 260 names added to the Commission of the Peace on Monday last are included the following:—  Harry Grugeon, Superintendent of Police, Deniliquin……
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/99753953

HARRY GRUGEON





Timothy David PROCTOR

Timothy David PROCTOR

AKA TIM

Son, Brother, Husband, Father to be – May you Rest In Peace

Late of Prestons

NSW Goulburn Police Academy Class #  333

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  52561

Rank:  Probationary Constable

Final Rank = Probationary Constable  Promoted to Constable

StationsLiverpool – Death

ServiceFrom  ? pre 27 April 2018  to  3 February 2019 =  10 MONTHS Service

Awards:   No find on It’s An Honour

Posthumously Awarded the National Police Medal

Born: Thursday  15 June 1989

Died on:  Sunday  3 February 2019 at Liverpool Hospital

Age:  29

Cause:   Motor Vehicle Collision – Driver – Private vehicle “On Duty”

Event location:  Heathcote Rd – north of New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Hts

Event date:  Thursday  31 January 2019 about 2pm

Funeral date:   Monday  11 February 2019 @ 11am

Funeral location:   All Saints Catholic Church, George St, Liverpool, NSW

“Private vehicle parking is available”  Contact Cal@AustralianPolice.com.au for details

Wake location:  ?TBA

Funeral Parlour:  ?

Buried at:   ?

 Memorial located at:   ?

Timothy PROCTOR

  TIMOTHY IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance


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Tim had attended the Pistol Range at Lucas Hts for Firearm Training in his own private vehicle and was returning to Liverpool Police Station to return his firearm when this collision occurred.
It has to be asked whether this collision would have been survivable, for Tim, had he been in a modern police vehicle with air bags.
Tim’s Life Support was turned off on Friday morning due to the horrific and non survivable injuries that Timothy suffered in this collision.


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NSW Police Legacy – Tim Proctor Appeal

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Death of NSW Police Force officer, Probationary Constable Timothy Proctor

The NSW Police Force regrets to inform the community of the death of a serving police officer after a crash in Sydney’s south last week.

Probationary Constable Timothy Proctor, aged 29, died in hospital this morning (Sunday 3 February 2019) following a four-vehicle crash at Lucas Heights on Thursday 31 January 2019.

P/Cst Proctor attested as part of ‘Class 333’ on Friday 27 April 2018 and was working in general duties at Liverpool City Police Area Command.

Commissioner Mick Fuller has extended his condolences to the Proctor family on behalf of the NSW Police Force.

“My thoughts are with Timothy’s wife Dianne, his family, friends and colleagues at this incredibly difficult time,” Commissioner Fuller said.

“Timothy was certainly well on the way to a wonderful policing career and was well respected by his colleagues and all who knew him.

“He joined the Police Force after being a volunteer fire-fighter and had a tremendous passion and commitment for all emergency services and the community,” Commissioner Fuller said.

P/Cst Proctor’s family has requested their privacy at this time.

https://www.miragenews.com/death-of-nsw-police-force-officer-probationary-constable-timothy-proctor/?fbclid=IwAR2zyBjdnGUPAbnHnEbBmJOpZCXDwXF-IVL4tWevk1Cc-zeXaEonEHJQIhE

‘Well respected’ policeman Timothy Proctor dies after head-on collision

A NSW police officer who was involved in a head-on crash in Sydney’s south last week has died in hospital.

Timothy Proctor, 29, a probationary constable who worked in the Liverpool region, was driving northbound on Heathcote Road at Lucas Heights about 2pm on Thursday when a Honda Civic crossed to the wrong side of the road and crashed into him and two other cars.

Mr Proctor was cut out of his car and rushed to Liverpool hospital, where he remained in a critical condition until his death on Sunday morning.

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller paid tribute to Mr Proctor’s time in the police force and offered his condolences to the man’s family.

“Timothy was certainly well on the way to a wonderful policing career and was well respected by his colleagues and all who knew him,” Commissioner Fuller said.

“He joined the police force after being a volunteer firefighter and had a tremendous passion and commitment for all emergency services and the community.

“My thoughts are with Timothy’s wife Dianne, his family, friends and colleagues at this incredibly difficult time,” he said.

Police Association of NSW president Tony King said his staff were “providing support on the ground with the family, friends and colleagues at the hospital since this tragedy unfolded and we will continue to support them as they attempt come to terms with the tragic loss”.

“Collisions like this are always difficult but it hits even harder when it one of your own involved,” Mr King said.

In the collision, the Honda Civic was driving southbound in the 100km/h zone when it failed to negotiate a bend, continuing straight and clipping a Toyota Yaris before it hit Mr Proctor’s red Honda Jazz.

The 65-year-old female driver of the Honda Civic was taken to Liverpool hospital, where she remained in a critical condition on Sunday.

Police said a Mitsubishi Triton which had been driving behind the officer was unable to stop in time and was also involved in the crash.

Two teenagers in the Triton and the driver of the Yaris were not injured.

Vision of the crash, broadcast by Nine News on Friday, shows the Civic travelling in the left-hand lane before it drifts across the middle lane and hits the officer’s oncoming hatchback.

Van driver Kamran Rowshanzadeh, whose dash cam recorded the crash, said he initially thought the car was trying to cut into his lane without using its indicator.

“Next thing I know it was actually drifting,” he said.

He was able to swerve around the cars as they impacted in the single northbound lane. “The car literally came off the ground and the back kicked up and I dodged it. It was just so sudden and so quick,” Mr Rowshanzadeh said.

He added that he heard the officer brake at the last second.

Mr Proctor graduated from the NSW Police Academy in April 2018, as part of class 333, and was one of 15 officers posted to the Liverpool region.

Speaking to the Liverpool City Champion shortly after his graduation, Mr Proctor said he was formerly a volunteer firefighter and had worked in IT repairing laptops before deciding to pursue a career in policing.

He said he had grown up in the area and noticed a “bad perception” of police, which he wanted to change.

Police continue to investigate the collision.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/well-respected-policeman-timothy-proctor-dies-after-head-on-collision-20190203-p50vdp.html?fbclid=IwAR3IX4PyL0b5fQzbtdxCi_akpNm9uBDoiTRXSWP4EoW8BVQkcjttXsD8WhY

WARNING:  VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC VISION & AUDIO


Liverpool welcome 15 eager police recruits

https://www.liverpoolchampion.com.au/story/5374318/welcome-to-liverpool-beat/

Shocking vision shows horror Sydney crash that left drivers, including junior cop, fighting for life

Warning: Graphic images below in this article.

Two drivers involved in a horror head-on car crash in Sydney’s south remain fighting for life in hospital, as shocking footage obtained by 9News has showed the moment both vehicles collided.

Emergency services were called to Heathcote Road, north of New Illawarra Road in Lucas Heights, about 2pm yesterday following reports four cars had been involved in a serious crash.

Timothy PROCTOR

Dashcam footage of the incident shows a Honda Civic, travelling south on the road, crossing a lane of traffic and then onto the wrong side of the road.

The vehicle first nudged an oncoming Toyota Yaris before smashing head-on into a Honda Jazz, driven by 29-year-old male probationary police officer Timothy Proctor from the Liverpool City Area Command.

Both the officer and the 65-year-old female driver of the Civic had to be cut free from their vehicles, and remain in critical conditions today at Liverpool Hospital more than 24 hours after the crash.

Timothy PROCTOR

It is understood the officer had just completed a training exercise at a facility in the area and was travelling in his private vehicle to Liverpool Police Station to drop off his firearm, at the time of the incident.

Timothy PROCTOR

After being pulled from the wreckage of his vehicle, he was placed into an induced coma at the scene.

Following the initial point of impact, a Mitsubishi Triton driven by a 19-year-old woman crashed into the woman’s Civic.

Timothy PROCTOR

The teenager, her 18-year-old male passenger and the 63-year-old driver of the Yaris all escaped injury.

“Obviously, police turning up to a police officer injured is extremely upsetting for first responders – and it was a devastating accident,” acting inspector Melissa Thompson told reporters yesterday.

Timothy PROCTOR

The horror collision forced the closure of Heathcote Road for six hours yesterday afternoon as major crash investigators examined the scene.

Kamran Rowshanzadeh Kamran Rowshanzadeh

Witness Kamran Rowshanzadeh, an electrician from Moorebank who was on his way to a call-out job at the time of the incident, said he first thought the Civic was trying to cross into his lane at about 100km/h.

“It was split second, and the next thing I know is the high impact,” he told 9News.

“The car literally came off the ground and the back kicked up and I dodged it.

“I just heard (Mr Proctor) brake at the last second. It’s like 200km/h int a wall.

“Just thinking about it shakes you.”

© Nine Digital Pty Ltd 2019

https://www.9news.com.au/2019/02/01/15/17/sydney-news-lucas-heights-car-crash-dashcam-video-police-officer-driver-critical


Timothy PROCTOR Timothy PROCTOR

Timothy PROCTOR

Three people, including an on-duty police officer, have been hospitalised after a multi-vehicle crash in Sydney’s south.

Just after 2pm today, police, paramedics and fire crews were called to Heathcote Road, north of New Illawarra Road in Lucas Heights, after reports three vehicles were involved in a serious crash.

Seven ambulance crews and a medical team were called to the location and NSW Fire Rescue were required to help free one person trapped.

A police officer aged in his 30s, and a female driver of another vehicle were both taken to Liverpool Hospital in a critical condition.

A third person was taken to Sutherland Hospital.

The officer had just completed a training exercise at a facility in the area and was travelling in his private vehicle.

Traffic is heavy in the area and Heathcote Road remains closed in both directions with diversions in place at Alec Campbell Drive and New Illawarra Road.

Police are warning drivers to expect delays and make alternative arrangements if possible.

The crash investigation unit is currently at the site.


 

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Stephen David Clifford PEPPERELL

Stephen David Clifford PEPPERELL

NSW Police Cadet # 2754

New South Wales Police Force

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Rank:  NSW Police Cadet – commenced 6 December 1971

Probationary Constable – appointed 23 November 1973

Constable 1st Class – appointed 23 November 1978

Senior Constable – appointed 23 November 1982

Final Rank = Senior Constable – Death

Stations?, Tamworth ( 1980 – 1982 ), Kootingal ( 1982 – death ) ( 25 years at the ONE Station )

ServiceFrom  6 December 1971  to  ? ? 2007 = 36 years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 28 May 1990

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 24 March 2000

Born:  23 November 1954

Died on? October 2007

Cause:  Motor Vehicle Accident – Motor Cycle – Off Duty – Private cycle

Age:  53

Funeral date:  19 October 2007

Funeral location:  St Paul’s Anglican Church, Tamworth

Buried at?

 

PROUDLY REMEMBERED: Senior Constable Stephen Pepperell has been honoured with the unveiling of an official police memorial in Sydney. Photo: Supplied
PROUDLY REMEMBERED: Senior Constable Stephen Pepperell has been honoured with the unveiling of an official police memorial in Sydney. Photo: Supplied

Memorial: NSW Police force Service Memorial Wall, Sydney Police Centre, Surry Hills, D34 ( left wall )

 

 

 [alert_blue]STEPHEN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_blue] * Not Job related

* BUT IS MENTIONED ON THE SYDNEY POLICE CENTRE, MEMORIAL WALL



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Big crowd farewells Kootingal policeman

Updated

Hundreds of people have packed St Paul’s Anglican Church in Tamworth, in north-west New South Wales, for the funeral today of long serving Kootingal policeman Steve Pepperell.

The crowd at this morning’s service was told of a family man who faced tragedy in his life, but who also made an enormous contribution to the police service since his induction in the early 1970s.

Senior Constable Pepperell was killed in a motorbike accident last week, sending shockwaves through the community he had served for many years.

The overflowing crowd watched the service on big screen TVs that had been placed outside the church.

The head of the Tamworth-based Oxley local area command, Tony Jefferson, says he remembers an officer who trained many young officers, who in turn have made a large contribution to the police service.

“He’d walk in here when he’d report to Tamworth with this devilish smirk on his face, and you’d never know what he’d been up to,” he said.

He says he will miss Senior Constable Pepperell’s roguish sense of humour.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2007-10-19/big-crowd-farewells-kootingal-policeman/703628

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“So we have a lot of respect and gratitude towards the police, and appreciation that after seven years they continue to remember Dad. It is a really nice tribute.”

It was also his work outside the force  made him a familiar face around Kootingal.

Senior Constable Pepperell  was member and president of the Kootingal Lions Club, president of Kootingal Bowling Club, a Group 4 referee and also an avid Harley-Davidson rider.

He continues to be honoured with the Steve Pepperell Memorial Shield football match, which is played annually in Kootingal and raises funds for the Cancer Council – a cause close to his heart after he suffered Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

http://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/3385934/kootingal-police-officer-honoured-on-memorial-plaque/

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2017 Steve Pepperell Memorial Shield Day
2017 Steve Pepperell Memorial Shield Day

 

2017 Steve Pepperell Memorial Shield Day
2017 Steve Pepperell Memorial Shield Day

 

 

KOOTINGAL-MOONBI TO HOST STEVE PEPPERELL SHIELD MEMORIAL DAY

 

The Kootingal-Moonbi rugby league club is calling on teams competing in Group 4 to pledge their support behind the, 2018 Steve Pepperell Shield Memorial Day.

The day honours Steve Pepperell’s tireless dedication to the community of Kootingal, with all proceeds from the day going to the New South Wales Cancer Council.

Prize money is up for grabs for the winner and runners-up. The fundraiser will be held on March 10.

http://www.nbnnews.com.au/2017/12/29/kootingal-moonbi-to-host-steve-pepperell-shield-memorial-day/

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Pepperell Shield biggest yet as second division gets into gear

GROUP 4 Second Division clubs have been converging on Kootingal for the past five years to play a bit of footy before the start of the season and raise some money for the Cancer Council.

The sixth Steve Pepperell Memorial Shield tomorrow will be one of the biggest yet with eight teams entered.

Even re-formed clubs Walcha and Boggabri have joined their new second division opponents is supporting the event, played in honour of the late Steve Pepperell.

Walcha and Boggabri meet in their first game of the day in an all-Kangaroo derby, before Walcha tackles Quirindi and Boggy faces Manilla.

All teams will play two games each and the winner will be the team with the best record for the day.

Werris Creek is the defending champion having won every trophy available to a second division club last season. With so many teams entered the day is a long one.

The first game is at 9am when Manilla tackles Bendemeer, with the last game to finish about 5.30pm before the presentation of the shield.

There will also be some exhibition league tag games between Dungowan, Kootingal, Quirindi and Walcha – the first league tag games to be played under the Group 4 banner.

http://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/1381236/pepperell-shield-biggest-yet-as-second-division-gets-into-gear/

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Magpies grab a third Pepperell shield

WERRIS Creek maintained its love affair with the pre-season Steve Pepperell Memorial Shield competition on Saturday.

The Magpies won it for the third time in its five-year history at Kootingal after winning both of their games.

The Creek faced reigning Group 4 Second Division premiers Barraba in the final game and needed to win it to be a chance to taking the title.

Against a Bulldogs side severely weakened since that grand final success the Magpies were convincing winners.

“We won our last game, beat Barraba 30-6,” Creek coach Ron Dellar said.

“We just beat them around the ruck because we were fitter than them.”

There were six teams involved in the tournament.

All six played two games each, with the trophy going to the side with the best record at the end of the day.

Kootingal also won both of its games but Creek won on for and against differential after it also rolled local rivals Quirindi 16-6 earlier in the day.

Kooty also beat Quirindi but its first match against Dungowan only produced a 4-nil win.

Bendemeer was the other side involved.

Creek is celebrating its centenary this season and winning the charity event is a great way to start it.

“We were good around the ruck,” Dellar said.

“That’s where we got them.

“Peter Darcy scored two tries in the Barraba game.

“He played well.

“And Phil Beaton and Thomas Brown were good too.”

Money raised at the Pep Shield goes to the Cancer Council.

Creek continues its build-up to the second division season with a three-way trial next week.

“We play Gunnedah at Werris Creek and Kooty is also coming down,” Dellar said.

“That should be a good and then we have the (Wests) Knockout.”




Gavin Mathew SPROULE

Gavin Mathew SPROULE

Son of VicPol member Paul SPROULE
Late of Kialla

Victoria Police Force

Regd. #  36488

Rank:  Senior Constable – Acting Sergeant

Stations:  Horsham, Cobram, Wangaratta Highway Patrol, Shepparton Highway Patrol ( Mooroopna Police Stn ) – Death

ServiceFrom  ? ? ?  to  17 February 2018 =  ? years Service

Awards:   No find on It’s An Honour

Born:   ? ? 1980 – 81

Died on:   Saturday  17 February 2018 about 9pm

Age:  37

Cause:   Motor Vehicle Accident – Driver – Off Duty

Event location:  cnr Verney Rd & Nightingale Way, Shepparton

Event date:  Saturday  17 February 2018 about 9pm

Funeral date:   Monday  26 February 2018 @ 1pm

Funeral location:   Sir Ian McLennan Community Centre

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at:   Cremated

 Memorial located at:   ?

 

Acting Sergeant Gavin Sproule
Acting Sergeant Gavin Sproule

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

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Policeman mourned after fatal crash in Shepparton

A POLICEMAN has been killed on his way to work in a tragic car crash in Shepparton.

Acting Sergeant Gavin Sproule, 37, from Kialla, was driving to work when he collided with another car at the intersection of Verney Road and Nightingale Way just after 9pm on Saturday.

He was flown to hospital but died on arrival. The Shepparton-based officer is being mourned by loved ones.

Inspector Troy Hargadon paid tribute to Acting Sergeant Sproule.

“Gavin was a well respected and valued member,” Insp Hargadon said.

“He had recently spent a period of time carrying out duties as a supervisor and he was well on his way to achieving his goal of promotion.

“He was much loved and respected by all. He is remembered by his wife and children.

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this tragic time.

“It will have an impact on our local members who do a wonderful job and who have lost a colleague and a friend.

“Victoria Police will continue to support our members in these tough times.”

 

Acting Sergeant Gavin Sproule, 37, was driving to work when he collided with another car. Picture: Supplied
Acting Sergeant Gavin Sproule, 37, was driving to work when he collided with another car. Picture: Supplied

Friend Annette Newman wrote on Facebook: “Rest in Peace Gavin. You will be sorely missed by everyone that knew you.”

“You will be forever missed but never forgotten. Will always love ya mate you were one in a million! And I was very lucky to call you my friend,” read another post.

A Police Association spokesman said it would provide support to Act Sgt Sproule’s family and colleagues

“The Police Association is deeply saddened by the death of one of our members, who was killed while on his way to working night shift in Shepparton,” a spokesman said.

“We offer our deepest condolences to his family, and we have reached out to them, and to the member’s colleagues who attended the scene, to offer any assistance and support they require.

“A senior Police Association representative is in Shepparton today to help guide affected members through this tragic time.”

The female driver of the other car was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Investigators believe that a car travelling on Nightingale Way turned right onto Verney Road and collided with Act Sgt Sproule’s ute.

The vehicle flipped and came to a rest on its roof.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/policeman-mourned-after-fatal-crash-in-shepparton/news-story/fa3c74cf5ede98ca4431ce0f658ef602

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Off-duty police officer killed in Shepparton smash a ‘true legend’

A police officer killed in a car accident while on his way to work on Saturday night has been remembered as a “true legend”.

Acting Sergeant Gavin Sproule, a member of Shepparton Highway Patrol, was on his way to night shift when a car collided with his Toyota ute about 9pm.

The Kialla man, a father of two young children, was airlifted to Melbourne but died on arrival.

Shepparton Inspector Troy Hargadon paid tribute to his colleague on Monday afternoon.

“He was vibrant and well-respected member who is sadly missed,” he told reporters.

“[He] has been a local member for a number of years having worked in Shepparton and most recently in an acting in the role as a supervisor.”

 Inspector Hargadon said a number of officers who had attended the scene on Saturday night were friends and colleagues of Mr Sproule.

“It is a significant event when people lose their lives on our roads and no doubt it always has an impact on the wider community,” he said.

“The complexity for us is that it is a colleague, and unfortunately, some of his peers and his friends, they responded to the horrible scene we were faced with on Saturday evening. They did so in such a manner that was outstanding and [I’m] certainly extremely proud of the efforts that they put in on that evening.”

Inspector Hargadon also praised the efforts of other emergency services and the greater community who provided the support on Saturday night at the scene of the crash.

He said officers who were traumatised by the incident were receiving ongoing care and counselling.

Mr Sproule, 37, has been remembered as a much-loved officer, with The Police Association said they were “deeply saddened” by the tragedy.

“We offer our deepest condolences to his family, and we have reached out to them, and to the member’s colleagues who attended the scene, to offer any assistance and support they require.

“A senior Police Association representative is in Shepparton today to help guide affected members through this tragic time.”

Tributes have poured in on social media for Mr Sproule, who was described as “a really great bloke” and “true legend” who would be sadly missed.

Investigators believe that a vehicle travelling on Nightingale Way turned right onto Verney Road and collided with Mr Sproule’s Toyota.

The female driver of the other vehicle was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/victoria/off-duty-police-officer-killed-in-shepparton-smash-a-true-legend-20180219-p4z0u4

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SPROULE Gavin Matthew
Acting Sergeant 36488
Passed away tragically as a result of an accident on Saturday February 17, 2018.
Dearly loved husband of Jayne, adored father of Max and Beau,
beloved son of Paul and Shirley,
loved brother of Brad.
Forever Loved Sadly Missed
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February 22, 2018
I remember Gavin as a young man growing up. Gavin was always a happy and polite young man with a wonderful outlook on life. He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, Paul,Shirley,Brad and their families.
February 23, 2018
SPROULE Gavin Matthew
Acting Sergeant 36488
The funeral service to celebrate the life of Acting Sergeant Gavin Matthew Sproule will be held at the Sir Ian McLennan Community Centre Echuca Road, Mooroopna on Monday February 26th, 2018 commencing at 1.00pm.
A private cremation will follow.
In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Victoria Police Legacy.
Envelopes will be available at the Service.
POLICE HONOURS.
Owen Mohan Funerals

Shepparton 03 5821 2884

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http://tributes.mailtimes.com.au/obituaries/mailtimes-au/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=188247176
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Gavin Sproule was a well respected police officer who started out in Horsham

TRIBUTES are flowing for Wimmera man Gavin Sproule.

Gavin, 37, died after a car crash at Shepparton on Saturday night.

He had worked as an acting sergeant for the Victoria Police, based in the Goulburn Valley, for about 10 years.

Gavin grew up at Pimpinio before his father Paul took the reins as the police officer at Minyip.

Older brother Brad Sproule said Gavin was like any little brother.

“He was very adventurous, very boisterous, full on, flat out. But then he also had a very soft side,” he said. “He was very caring and loving.”

Brad said Gavin took those traits into fatherhood and became an exceptional parent.

Gavin and wife Jayne have two sons, Max and Beau.

“He and Jayne were a really good couple. There are always highs and lows in relationships and they just got through everything.They worked together,” Brad said.

Brad said Gavin wanted to follow in their father’s footsteps as a police officer, but tried several jobs before he embarked on that journey.

“He was a farm hand and did a bit of truck driving, but he loved the police force,” he said.

Gavin started his policing career in Horsham and later worked in Shepparton.

“When he was younger he pushed a lot of boundaries but he ended up being a very respected and very good police officer,” Brad said.

“He loved the job and was good at it.”

http://www.mailtimes.com.au/story/5237111/even-though-he-was-my-little-brother-i-really-looked-up-to-him/
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Police officer’s life celebrated

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February 24, 2018

Gavin SPROULE

The life of Shepparton police Acting Sergeant Gavin Sproule will be celebrated at a funeral service in Mooroopna on Monday.

Acting Sgt Sproule was killed when his car and another vehicle collided at the intersection of Verney Rd and Nightingale Way just after 9pm — on Saturday, February 17.

Earlier this week colleagues remembered Mr Sproule as a ‘‘vibrant and respected’’ man.

‘‘He’s a brother, he’s a father, he’s a husband, and he’s a valued member of our organisation,’’ Shepparton police Inspector Troy Hargadon said.

‘‘To lose a life at any circumstance is a tragic event, and it has a significant impact on anybody, whether it’s a member of the police force, or a community member.

‘‘I’d like to thank the community for their support. Please stick with us, we are here, we are dedicated to serving you. We will continue to do that day in, day out, regardless of the circumstances.’’

Insp Hargadon said traffic diversions would be in place on Monday with vehicles expected to be diverted on Echuca Rd, Mooroopna.

‘‘Respectfully, we ask the community to be mindful,’’ he said.

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the full police honours service including police horses, motorbikes, vehicles and a pipe band.

 Acting Sgt Sproule had been stationed at Shepparton and Mooroopna, for a number of years, and also had connections to the Cobram and Wangaratta forces.

The funeral service will be held at the Sir Ian McLennan Community Centre on Monday, February 26 commencing at 1pm.

A private cremation will follow.

http://www.sheppnews.com.au/2018/02/24/133247/police-officers-life-celebrated
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Albert Stanley HAMMOND

Albert Stanley HAMMOND

AKA  Bert
Late of Kiama, NSW

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  7443

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 22 October 1952

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 April 1968

Sgt 2nd Class – appointed 1 March 1976

Inspector – appointed 4 June 1982

Stations: ?, Wollongong Police Stn ( 1965 – 1976 on GD’s and was OIC of BAS Section, The Rocks – Retirement

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre October 1952?  to  29 June 1986 = 34 years Service

Awards:  No find on It’s An Honour

Born:  Wednesday  11 April 1928

Died on:  Thursday 23 November 2017

Age:  89 years,  11 months & 21 days

Cause:  Injuries sustained in an MVA – driver

Event location:   Jervis Bay Rd, South Nowra.  Died in Nowra Hospital about 3pm

Event date:   Thursday  23 November 2017

Funeral date:  Monday  4 December 2017 @ 10am

Funeral location:  Parsons Funerals, 34 Belmore St, Wollongong

Buried atTBA

 Memorial located at?

Bert HAMMOND on THURSDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2015<br /> RETIRED POLICE DAY HELD AT CORRIMAL POLICE STATION.<br />

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


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In December 2016, Bert had fallen over and broke his leg for which he was an inpatient of Coledale Hospital for about 8 weeks.
On Thursday 23 November 2017, Bert was driving along Jervis Bay Rd, South Nowra, when his vehicle was involved in an MVA whereby Bert hit his head on the windscreen which, ultimately, led to his death.  His wife, Beryl, has sustained a broken rib and is resting at home with family.
Bert’s funeral will be held on Monday  4 December 2017 @ 10am at Parsons Funerals, 34 Belmore St, Wollongong, followed by a private burial.

 

Bert attended the 1st ever BAS Course in Melbourne in 19?? with Dick Brook, Les Austen, Wally Dent & Max Ebrill., Wollongong BAS – ( Breath Analysis Section )

 


 




Christopher McKENNA

Christopher McKENNA

Late of  ?

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #   ????

Rank:  Constable

StationsSydney Water Police

ServiceFrom  ? ? ?  to  9 December 1848 = 6 years Service

Awards?

Born? ? 1826?

Died on:  Saturday  9 December 1848

Age:  about 22?

Cause:  Drowned off Police Schooner ‘ Satellite ‘

Event location:   South West shore of Bradley’s Head, Sydney Harbour

Event date:  Saturday  9 December 1848

Drowned body located on Sunday  10 December 1848

Funeral date? ? ?

Funeral locationDevonshire St Cemetery,  Roman Catholic Section  Row:  1889   Cemetery Plot U-P

Buried at?

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Three Constables of the Sydney Water Police drowned in this ‘on duty’ event on the 9 December 1848.

 

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

 


 

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Nothing found on NSWBDM for this name and year date.
V18482110 116/1848

 

Further follow up articles to include:
Death of Cst Hugh CRAILL – Sydney Water Police
Death of Cst ? VINCENT – Sydney Water Police

 


 

Moreton Bay Courier (Brisbane, Qld. : 1846 – 1861),

Saturday 30 December 1848, page 2

LOSS OF THE GOVERNMENT SCHOONER ” SATELLITE. “

We regret to announce the loss of the police schooner Satellite, during the gale of Saturday night.

She had started in the forenoon on a pleasure-trip  down the harbour, having on board the Colonial Secretary, Captains Browne, Innes, and Batty, Mr. Mann, and several other gentlemen. On returning from the Heads, about dusk, having to beat up against a westerly wind, these gentlemen left her in the hands of the crew, three in number, and came up to Sydney in Captain Browne’s boat.

A few minutes before the gale commenced, the schooner was observed by some parties standing across from Bradley’s Head to Clarke’s Island, and it is supposed that almost instantly after she must have capsized and gone down, as no trace whatever can be found of her. The names of the unfortunate men who have thus met with a watery.grave are Crawell, McKenna, and Vincent.

The Water Police boats were all over the harbour on Sunday morning, and finding no vestige of the vessel, they commenced dragging for the bodies of Crawell and Vincent, that of McKenna having been found on the rocks near Bradley’s Head. The bodies of the other two had not been found.

The telegraph mast at Fort Phillip has also been carried away by the gale. The inconvenience to the public will be very considerable unless the Government speedily erect another.

By the assistance of two punts the Satellite was floated yesterday, and towed into Woolloomooloo Bay : From all the circumstances of this melancholy case, we think that a considerable degree of blame is attached to the parties who left the schooner in the hands of three men only, two of which were, we understand, totally unacquainted with the duties of a seaman ; more especially us, from the general appearance of the weather during the day, an experienced seaman like Captain Browne might reasonably have anticipated a storm about sun-down.

One of the bodies of the unfortunate men was found yesterday evening.

People’s Advocate, Dec 16.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3713357


 

Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (NSW : 1845 – 1860),

Saturday 23 December 1848, page 2

The Loss of the Satellite.

A most unjustifiable attack on the Colonial Secretary was given to the world, or, more correctly speaking, to that very circumscribed portion of it with which the “Atlas ” is connected, in the columns of that journal on Saturday last.

The penman of the vituperative article would appear to be either of very recent importation, and consequently incompetent to treat of the conduct of the local Government and its officers, or, ( which is equally creditable to his impertinence ) has taken no pains to arrive at the truth of the accusation so unblushingly levelled at a gentleman whose public and private career has till now escaped the foul mouthed abuse of the slanderer.

Our present purpose is merely to rebut the calumny, and, if possible, shame the calumniator by the simple declaration that Mr. Thomson did NOT form one of the party on board the ill-fated ” Satellite ” on the pleasure trip which resulted in so melancholy a loss of life.

With respect to the alleged mal-appropriation of the Water Police Schooner by her commander, in occasionally entertaining a party of friends on board, and indulging in a cruise about the harbour, we can see neither impropriety nor ” disgrace ” in so natural a proceeding. As well might the ” Atlas ” arraign every Post Captain in the British Navy, for, with few exceptions, our gallant tars do not scruple to appropriate H. M’s. boats to the occasional entertainment of their friends in harbour, and this without risk of rebuke from the Admiralty, or the censure of any, save, perhaps, that of some expuseyite canting print whose ruling principle, like that of the termagant on the eve of matrimony, is avowedly”,” to find fault where there is no occasion.”

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/59766042


 

Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 – 1893), Wednesday 20 December 1848, page 2

The water police schooner Satellite was, late on Saturday night, recovered, and has been towed into Neutral Bay, where she now lies. She was found with all her sails set, and not a rope misplaced. She has sustained no damage worth speaking of, or at all events, not beyond what a few pounds will cover.

The body of one of the two missing policemen, a man named Craill, was found on Friday night, at Potts’s Point, lying between two rocks. It was in a fearful state of decomposition, and could with difficulty be identified. An inquest was held on Saturday. The evidence adduced was precisely the same as that given at a former inquest held on the body of the man named McKenna, and a finding of death from accidental drowning was recorded.


Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 – 1893), Wednesday 20 December 1848, page 2

 THE “SATELLITE” — Early yesterday morning, two punts is attached to the dredging machine proceeded to the spot where the police schooner Satellite had been found, near Bradley’s Head, in thirteen fathoms of water, and by means of the ?, she was towed into shallow water near Garden Island.
The body of the water policeman Craill was found yesterday on Potts’ Point, and brought to the Water Police Office, on which was ? ? will be held this day. We are as ? to state that all expenses incurred in getting up the schooner, and giving her the necessary repairs, will be borne by the party who were pleasuring in her on the day of the unfortunate disaster occurred. – Dec 16.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/706981

Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954),

Tuesday 19 December 1848, page 2

The police schooner Satellite having been towed into shallow water near Garden Island on Friday last, was yesterday morning got up, and the water being pumped out of her, she was towed into Hulk Bay, having sustained little or no damage.
The vessel when got up had every sail and rope set, which shows that she must have been beating up against a westerly wind, when the southerly squall caught her, and capsized her.

Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (NSW : 1845 – 1860),

Saturday 16 December 1848, page 2

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.

Loss OF THE WATER POLICE SCHOONER, “SATELLITE.” – On Saturday last, a select party of gentlemen, accepting the invitation of Captain Browne, proceeded down the harbour on a pleasure cruise in the Satellite.

On their return about 7 p m., towards Sydney, the wind which had been variable, and blowing in sudden gusts, veered ahead, on which the party determined on leaving the schooner, and pulling to the wharf in Captain Browne’s boat.

Previous to quitting the Satellite, positive instructions were given to the three men left on board, to take in the main-top-sail, but it would stem as though they had utterly mistaken the order, as the boat had not proceeded many hundred yards before they perceived the schooner’s top-gallant-sail hoisted, and all sail set. The boat, on nearing the shore, suddenly encountered a heavy squall, which nearly capsized her, and it is presumed that the Satellite must have been struck and overwhelmed by the same, as no tidings of the unfortunate vessel could he gleaned on the following morning.

On search being made, the body of McKenna, one of the crew, was discovered cast up on the rocks near Bradley’s Head ; the bodies of his shipmates, Crawell and Vincent, have not yet been recovered.

The Schooner was subsequently found sunk, in fourteen fathoms water, and immediate steps will be taken to raise her.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/59767379


Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (NSW : 1845 – 1860),

Saturday 16 December 1848, page 2

COXSWAIN – We believe the Colonial Secretary did not form one of the party on board the Satellite schooner.

We shall be happy to refer J.A. to our Solicitor, should he require further explanation in the matter.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/59767385


Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List (NSW : 1844 – 1860), Saturday 16 December 1848, page 301

 We are sorry to have to announce the loss of the Police schooner Satellite, during the gale of Saturday night.
She had started in the forenoon on a pleasure trip down the harbour with the Colonial Treasurer, Captains Browne, Innes, and Batty, Mr. Mann, and others.
On returning from the heads, about dusk, having to beat up against a westerly wind, these gentlemen left her in the hands of the crew, three in number, and came up to Sydney in Captain Browne’s boat. A few minutes before the gale commenced the schooner was observed by some parties standing across from Bradley’s Head to Clarke’s Island, and it is supposed that almost instantly after she must have capsized and gone down, as she has since been found in that part of the harbour.
The names of the unfortunate men who have thus met with a watery grave, are Craill, McKenna, and Vincent.
The body of McKenna has been found on the rocks near Bradley’s Head, and that of Craill on Potts’s Point.
We are authorised to state that all expenses incurred in getting up the schooner, and giving her the necessary repairs, will be borne by the parties who were pleasuring in her on the day the unfortunate disaster occurred.
During the same gale a small coasting vessel of about ten tons, was driven ashore on the rocks near George’s Head, but fortunately no lives lest. The telegraph mast also at Fort Phillip, has been carried away by the violence of the gale.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/161167776
Inquest on the body of Hugh CRAILL, whose body was taken to the Water Police Office, was head at the Hooper’s the King’s Head, Lower George-street on Saturday  16 December 1848.
Accidental drowning
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12907477

 

Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 – 1893), Saturday 16 December 1848, page 2

SYDNEY NEWS

( From our Correspondent )

Sydney, Thursday Evening.

THE WATER POLICE SCHOONER – No attempt could be made for the recovery of the Satellite yesterday, in consequence of the boisterous weather that prevailed.

The diving bell and the punts belonging to the dredge left Sydney before daylight this morning to make the attempt.

The bodies of the two other missing water police have not yet been recovered.

The government, I am informed, have resolved that as the boat at the time of the occurrence was out on a pleasure party, and not on ” duty “ the water police magistrate shall pay for her loss.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/707039

 

Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954),

Wednesday 13 December 1848, page 2

The police schooner Satellite, which has been dragged for during the last two days, was yesterday afternoon fell in with near Bradley’s Head, in between ten and twelve fathoms water. The steam dredge and diving bell were to proceed at daylight this morning for the purpose of recovering her. Neither of the bodies of the police constables Craill and Vincent had, up to yesterday evening, been found.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12910815

 

Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954),

Tuesday 12 December 1848, page 2

INQUEST. – An inquest was held yesterday by Mr. Ryan Brenan, at O’Dowd’s, the Forbes’ Hotel, King and York streets, on view of the body of Christopher McKenna. then lying dead at the residence of his mother, in York-street. The deceased was one of the three Water Police constables who were on board the Government schooner Satellite, when she was lost in the harbour during the sudden squall of Saturday night.

Mr. T. H. B. Venour, clerk of the Water Police Court, deposed to the finding of the body of the deceased late on Sunday afternoon, lying on the rocks on the south-western side of Bradley’s Head.

Captain Browne, P.M., stated that on Saturday the schooner had been down the harbour, and on returning to Sydney, at about seven o’clock in the evening, when off Clarke’s Island, the wind falling light, he (Captain B ) with others quitted the vessel, leaving her in charge of the deceased and two others of the constabulary named Craill and Vincent.

On leaving the vessel a caution was given to these parties to mind the southerly wind and have their sails taken in. They were directed to work up to Sydney. Captain B. and his party then pulled up, but within the succeeding twenty minutes were caught by the squall, and from its violence experienced great difficulty in reaching Sydney.

Finding on yesterday (Sunday) morning that the schooner had not come up, he proceeded down the harbour, and found on the rocks near Bradley’s Head the Satellite‘s main hatch gratings, and a table which he ( Captain Browne ) knew to be aboard of her when he quitted her, as also a hat belonging to the deceased.

Every possible enquiry had been made respecting the schooner, but although it appears she was seen shortly previous to the coming of the squall, no person could be found who had seen her struck by it.

The deceased, who was about twenty-two years of age, had been four years in the service, and a high encomium on his conduct during that time was passed by Captain Browne.

The deceased and the other men, at the time the schooner was left in their charge, were perfectly sober.

The jury returned a finding of accidental death by drowning.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12908510#


 

Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954),

Monday 11 December 1848, page 2

We are sorry to have to announce the loss of the Police schooner Satellite, during the gale of Saturday night.

She had started in the forenoon on a pleasure trip down the harbour with the Colonial Secretary, Captains Browne, Innes, and Batty, Mr Mann, and others.

On returning from the heads, about dusk, having to beat up against a westerly wind, these gentlemen left her in the hands of the crew, three in number, and came up to Sydney in Captain Browne’s boat.

A few minutes before the gale commenced the schooner was observed by some parties standing across from Bradley’s Head to Clarke’s Island, and it is supposed that almost instantly after she must have capsized and gone down, as no trace whatever can be found of her. The names of the unfortunate men who have thus met with a watery grave, are Crawell, McKenna, and Vincent.

The Water Police boats were all over the harbour yesterday morning, and finding no vestige of the vessel, they commenced dragging for the bodies of Crawell and Vincent, that of McKenna having been found on the rocks near Bradley’s Head.

During the same gale a small coasting vessel of about ten tons, was driven ashore on the rocks near George’s Head, but fortunately no lives lost.

The telegraph mast also at Fort Phillip, has been carried away by the violence of the gale. It is to be hoped the government will lose no time in repairing this latter damage, as the loss will be a great inconvenience to the public.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12913509