James Raymond JORDAN

James Raymond JORDAN

AKA  Jimmy

Late of  Niagara Park NSW

Husband to Betty Ann JORDAN

who departed this life on 22 June 2020 aged 90.

 

NSW Penrith Police College Class #  035 – 036

( there were at least 17 members ‘Sworn In’ on the same date – but the date doesn’t fall into the Class Groups I have recorded.

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  7681

 

Rank:  Commenced Training as a Trainee on ? ? 1953?

Probationary Constable- appointed 4 January 1954 ( aged 24 years, 1 month, 1 day old )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed 7 June 1965 

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 

Final Rank?

 

Stations?, ” Orderly ( driver )” to the then Commissioner Norman Allan at the old Police HQ – Cnr Phillip & Hunter Sts, Sydney,

?, Gosford – Crash Investigation Unit ( in the old house in Georgia Terrace – Gosford, Gosford – Court Staff, Death

Service:  From ? ? pre December 1953?   to   20 January 1985  =  32 years Service

 

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours – although

Awarded the NSW Police Medal – with 3rd Clasp

 

BornTuesday  3 December 1929

Died onSunday  20 January 1985

Age55 years, 1 month, 17 days old

Cause:  Heart attack

Event location:   Home

Event date:  Sunday  20 January 1985

 

Funeral date? ? ?

Funeral location? 

 

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: Cremated.  Ashes will be Interned with Betty’s and a plaque to mark their final resting place will be placed at Palmdale Lawn Cemetery in the future.

Together again and forever.

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

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

 

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


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PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal


May they forever Rest In Peace

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Ernest Roy Clarence WALLWORK

 Ernest Roy Clarence WALLWORK

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #   ?

Rank:  Constable

Stations?, Louth ( 1935, 1939 ), Grenfell ( 1941 ), Dapto ( 1942 )

ServiceFrom  ? ? ?  to  ? ? ? = ? years Service

Awards?

Born? ? 1904

Died on? ? 1985

Age80 – 81

Cause?

Funeral date?

Funeral location?

Buried at?

 Memorial at?

 


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May they forever Rest In Peace

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NSWBDM

Born – 33696/1904          Father = Albert     Mother = Emma    Born in the MacLean District

Marriage –  8107/1935    Kathleen A HALL – in Marrickville District

Marriage – 27757/1960   Hazel Marion McGuire – in North Sydney District.  Interred on 4 May 2004 at Macquarie Park Cemetery.  A J Hare Lawn.  Row 24  Plot 0018

Death – 1246/1985          Father = Albert     Mother = Emma

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South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 – 1954), Friday 13 November 1942, page 10


WEEK BY WEEK

Constable Ernest Wallwork; who has recently taken up duties at Dapto police station, was complimented by the deputy Coroner [Mr. S. R. Musgrave) on Wednesday at the hearing of the inquest concerning the death of Mr David .Mack. The coroner remarked that the Constable had came from a rural area out west, and the excellent manner in which he had secured the necessary evidence and prepared the case was all the more commendable as this was his first experience of a fatal industrial accident.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/rendition/nla.news-article142518275.txt

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Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), Friday 23 October 1942 (No.141), page 2820


THE undermentioned members of the Police Force to exercise the authority conferred by section 63, subsection 1, of the Liquor Act, 1912, within the Licensing Districts preceding their names, from the dates specified, viz.:—’

Wollongong—Constable Ernest Roy Clarence Wallwork, stationed at Dapto,—from 23rd September, 1942.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/rendition/nla.news-article225125037.txt

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Glenn William James WALLACE

Glenn William James WALLACE

( late of Gundagai, formerly of Carlton )

New South Wales Police Force

Uniform # 9024

Regd. #   ?

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Final Rank:  Constable

Stations?, Cronulla, Gundagai HWP – death

ServiceFrom  ? pre August 1982  to  19 July 1985 = 2+ years Service

Awards?

Born? ? 1960

Died on:  Friday 19 July 1985

Cause:  Motor Vehicle Accident –

Age:  25 yrs  10 mths

Funeral date?

Funeral location?

Buried at?

 Memorial at?

Glenn WALLACE

Glenn William James WALLACE

Glenn William James WALLACE

Glenn William James WALLACE

Glenn William James WALLACE

Displayed at the entrance to Gundagai Police Station
Displayed at the entrance to Gundagai Police Station

 

Displayed at the entrance to Gundagai Police Station
Displayed at the entrance to Gundagai Police Station

 

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Constable Glenn Wallace, died in a car accident on Friday 19 July 1985.

It is believed that during his shift he had broken down a colleague’s front door to stop the colleague’s wife’s attempted suicide. I presume she was treated and lived.

After his shift, he went to the local pub with his mates, as was the culture in those days.

No doubt the day’s events played a big role in heading to the pub—not that a reason was ever needed.

Some time later that night he drove home intoxicated and had a head on accident with a truck, which killed him instantly.

He died in part uniform, probably with his Cronulla / Sutherland Police Rugby League team track suit top on.

He hadn’t been home, but he was deemed not to be on duty as he hadn’t gone straight home from his work place.

He was only 25. He was in the Highway Patrol at Gundagai.

A true man’s man with a heart of gold and iron fists. You wouldn’t want to take him on.

Two idiots did at Cronulla one night on night shift. He was in the station alone and ran outside to stop an assault on the street. The two idiots attacked him. He left one unconscious and the other with a broken jaw. More fool them.

He was very important to all of his family, and of course his many friends. He was our leader, albeit often unwillingly, and his loss has darkened all of us forever.

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Lyncon Robert Dix WILLIAMS

 Lyncon Robert Dix WILLIAMS

aka  Lync

( late of Medindie Gardens )

South Australia Police Force

Regd. # ?

Rank:  Constable 1st Class

Stations?, Region B, Holden Hill Police Station

Service:  From  to  ?

Awards?

Born?

Died on:  29 August 1985

Cause:  Murdered in his police car

Event location:  Ross Ave, Blair Athol, S.A.

Event location: 

Age:  30

Funeral date:  3 September 1985

Funeral location?

Buried at:  Centennial Park Cemetery, 760 Goodwood Rd, Pasadena, S.A.

Grave location:  Acacia D, Path DM, Grave 537

Buried with his mother:  Margaret Yvonne WILLIAMS who was buried on 19 January 2012

Lyncon Robert Dis WILLIAMS
Lyncon Robert Dis WILLIAMS

http://www.npm.org.au/williams-2

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August 29th, 1985, Police Officer Lyncon Robert Dix Williams from Holden Hill police was murdered at Blair Athol.
First Class Constable Lyncon (Lync.) Williams Aged 30 years, of Holden Hill Patrol Base, died in his patrol car after he responded with his junior partner to reports of gunfire at Ross Avenue Blair Athol. A 17-year-old shot him as he arrived on the scene. He had not even had the chance to step out of his car ahead of the fatal shot.
Police arrested and charged the shooter with murder. He was convicted and sentenced to imprisonment at the Governor’s pleasure. A non-parole period was later fixed at 13-and-a-half years.

Police Association President Peter Alexander reflected on William’s death as he laid a wreath at a Police Remembrance Day memorial service. “I didn’t know Lync Williams personally but, I’ll always remember the circumstances of that murder”, he said.
’I remember the shock of it and the grief for his family and workmates. It was a tragedy that was reflected right across the job.’

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Noel John THURGOOD

Noel John THURGOOD

New South Wales Police Force

Started NSW Police Cadets on 14 January 1952

Cadet # 0976

Regd. #  7898

Rank: Police Cadet – commenced 14 January 1952

Probationary Constable – appointed 13 December 1954

Constable 1st Class – appointed 13 December 1960

Senior Constable – appointed 13 December 1965

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 April 1970

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 13 January 1978 –

Retirement – Medical discharged on 17 June 1983

Stations: As a Cadet:  M.O. Unit ( Method of Operation ) – January 1952,

Maroubra ( 15 Division ) May 1952,

Traffic Branch – December 1952,

Parramatta ( 18 Division ) February 1953,

Liverpool ( 22 Division ) June 1953,

Burwood ( 9 Division ) November 1953,

Liverpool ( 22 Division ) June 1954

Sworn in and stationed at:  Regent St ( 2 Division ) December 1954,

Metro Supt. Office ( 20 Division ) July 1956,

Liverpool ( 22 Division GD’s ) January 1957,

Liverpool ( 22 Division – Inspectors Clerk ) February 1958,

Liverpool ( 22 Division GD’s )  December 1960,

Liverpool ( 22 Division – Outfit Cyclist ) November 1961,

Liverpool ( 22 Division – Licencing ) December 1961,

Liverpool ( 22 Division – Licencing Sgt ) September 1970,

Campbelltown ( 35 Division – Licencing Sgt ) May 1974,

Redfern ( 7 Division GD’s ) October 1975,

Fairfield ( 34 Division GD’s ) April 1978 until retirement on 17 June 1983

ServiceFrom  14 January 1952  to  17 June 1983 = 31+ years Service

AwardsPolice Long Service and Good Conduct Medal – granted on 1 June 1977

Born:  Monday  25 November 1935 @ Kempsey NSW

Died on:  Monday  25 November 1985 – England

Cause:  Heart attack

Age:  50 years

Funeral date? ? ?

Funeral location? ? ?

Buried at:  Cremated

Memorial:  Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Camden Valley Way, Leppington, NSW, OPPOSITE THE CAFE’

GPS:  -33.9556   150.832

NOEL is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance * Not work related

Noel in his latter years
Noel in his latter years

 

Noel is in the centre of the top row. This is part of a group photo of the Sergeant's Course # 2 of 1971.
Noel is in the centre of the top row. This is part of a group photo of the Sergeant’s Course # 2 of 1971.

 

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THURGOOD, NOEL JOHN 25.11.1935 - 25.11.1985 Loving husband of Grace, Father of Susan, Father-in-law of Stephen. Words can not express our love for you. Safe in the arms of god until we meet again. 2010-04375

 

 

TUESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2010

I FOUND THIS NAME PLATE IN THE GARDENS OF THE FUNERAL HOME AT LEPPINGTON, ON CAMDEN VALLEY WAY.  THE MEMORIAL IS OPPOSITE THE CAFE’.

NOEL THURGOOD WAS A SGT 2nd Class AT FAIRFIELD IN THE LATE 1970’s.

…….

I EVENTUALLY LOOKED UP THE PHONE BOOK AND FOUND THE WIFE OF NOEL THURGOOD, Grace, WHO TOLD ME THAT IT WAS, IN FACT, OUR NOEL THURGOOD AND THAT HE DIED ON HIS 50th BIRTHDAY.

NOEL AND HIS WIFE WERE VISITING FAMILY IN ENGLAND AND NOEL WAS IN THE LAUNDRY OF THE PREMISES THEY WERE VISITING WHEN HE COLLAPSED AND DIED.

I REMEMBER THAT NOEL HAD LIGHT BLUE EYES AND A STY OVER ONE OF HIS EYE LIDS.

HE WAS A NICE AND GENTLE MAN.

MAY HE FOREVER REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.

 

Cal

 


 

 

 




Stephen John TIER

Stephen John TIER

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  18680

Rank:  Detective Constable

Stations:  Dapto

Served:  From 15 January 1979 to 24 July 1985 = 6+ years Service

Born? 1960

Age:  25

Died:  24 July 1985

Cause:  Motor Vehicle Pursuit – Driver, Princes Hwy, Kembla Grange ( Unanderra )

Funeral Date? 1985

Funeral location?

Grave location:  Lakeside Cemetery, Kanahooka Rd, Kanahooka

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.

 

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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.

 

Stephen John TIER - Grave

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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/

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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

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Wayne Allen RIXON

Wayne Allen RIXON

New South Wales Police Force

Police Academy Class # 158

Probationary Constable #  92154

ProCst # 92154

Regd. # 17???

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 3 April 1978

Constable 1st Class – Death

Stations: Mounted Police Unit, 10 Division GDs & ‘C’ District ( Maroubra ) HWP

Service:  From 23 January 1978  to  3 January 1985

Awards:  No Find n Australian Honours

Born:  Tuesday  27 August 1957

Died:  Thursday  3 January 1985

Age:  27 yrs  4 mths  7 days

Cause: Motor Vehicle Pursuit – stolen vehicle – Driver – Urgent Duty

Event location:  Hayes St & Dunning Ave, Rosebery

Funeral date:  Wednesday  9 January, 1985

Funeral location? Church, Bega

Buried at:  Bega Cemetery, Princes Hwy, Bega

Memorial location?

 

Constable 1/C Wayne Allen RIXON
Constable 1/C Wayne Allen RIXON

Wayne IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

About 5pm on 3 January, 1985 Constable Rixon and Probationary Constable Meredith Ireland were travelling in a Police Highway Patrol vehicle in Bannerman Crescent, Rosebery when they became involved in the high speed pursuit of a stolen vehicle. As the pursuit continued along Hayes Street the stolen vehicle sped through stop signs at the intersection of Dunning Avenue. The police vehicle slowed at the intersection but unfortunately collided with a truck that had been travelling along Dunning Avenue. After hitting the truck the police vehicle spun around and slammed into a brick wall. Constable Rixon sustained severe head and internal injuries and had to be released from the police vehicle by the Police Rescue Squad. He was conveyed to the Royal South Sydney Hospital where he was found to be dead on arrival. Constable Ireland was treated at the Prince of Wales Hospital for lacerations and shock before she was allowed to leave.

 

The constable was born in 1957 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 23 January, 1978. At the time of his death he was attached to the Maroubra Highway Patrol.

 

Wayne Allen RIXON - touch pad at the National Police Wall of Remembrance, Canberra
Wayne Allen RIXON – touch pad at the National Police Wall of Remembrance, Canberra

 

A plaque that Wayne's family had engraved, then placed in position by former members of Maroubra HWP and visited every year.
A plaque that Wayne’s family had engraved, then placed in position by former members of Maroubra HWP and visited every year. At the intersection of Hayes St & Dunning Ave, Rosebery.


Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),

Thursday 10 January 1985, page 9

 

Hundreds attend funeral of constable at Bega

Sergeant Grahame Langford, left, and Sergeant Len Harris, of the NSW Police Academy, Redfern fold the flag at the funeral in Bega yesterday of Constable First Class Wayne Rixon, of the Maroubra highway patrol.

From BRONWYN YOUNG, in Bega

Hundreds of people packed the church and lined the streets of Bega yesterday for the police funeral of highway patrolman Constable First Class Wayne Rixon, 27, killed in a high-speed car chase in Sydney last Thursday.

About 100 police in uniform and plainclothes had been arriving in Bega for the funeral since Tuesday.

Constable First Class Rixon was working with Maroubra highway patrol when he died on Thursday, but he grew up in Bega. Many of the people in the church and watching from the street had gone to school with

him. Police closed two roads for the funeral procession and its police escort.

The coffin draped with the Australian flag was carried from the church by six police officers.

Some of them had worked with Constable First Class Rixon in Maroubra. A seventh police officer, Sergeant Grahame Langford, of the NSW Police Academy, Redfern, walked in front of the coffin carrying the constable’s cap on a blue cushion. The caps of the six pallbearers lay on the roof of the waiting hearse.

Two mounted highway patrolmen in full ceremonial uniform

headed the solemn procession which escorted the hearse from the church. Among those marching were Acting Commissioner Barney Ross, Assistant Commissioner, Traffic, Bill Fleming, and Assistant Commissioner, General, Ted Bunt. The police marched in slow step down the street to the pipes of the NSW Police Pipe Band.

When the procession neared the Bega Courthouse the ranks broke and formed a guard-of honour. The hearse passed between the lines and gathered speed as it turned on to the road to the Bega Cemetery.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/rendition/nla.news-article122477525.txt


The Canberra Times

Wednesday  10 December 1975   p 38

Junior Open title ……

OUTSHONE

Country boys, although outnumbered, outshone their metropolitan rivals in the Tully Park event.

Another Queanbeyan player, G. Gibson, won the Brian Todkill Memorial trophy in the 36 hole stabelford event for juniors and school boys.

Wayne Carpenter, of Orange, won the junior country title with an aggregate of 148 and Wayne Rixon, of Bega, the country schoolboy title with 149.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/102190841


 

The Canberra Times

Monday  12 February 1973   p1

Wayne Rixon, 15, and his two sisters, Wendy, 11 ( front ) and Pam, 12, all of Bega, wait their turn to compete in motor-cycle scramble races at the Pialligo track, near Canberra Airport, yesterday ( Sunday 11 February 1973 )


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


 

 

Both Wayne Rixon and Glenn Rampling formed part of a 3 man team at the Mounties, going around mainly to country fairs performing vault tricks with the draft horse. Tragically both lost their lives in High Speed pursuits after leaving the Mounties for other duties. RIP, both were good men.