Roy Arthur ALLAN

Roy Arthur ALLAN

Late of Gosford

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  11467[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 10 May 1965

Constable – appointed 10 May 1966

Senior Constable – appointed 10 May 1974

Sergeant

Final Rank = Sergeant

Stations?, Ellenborough ( 1970’s ), Stuart Town, Yass Lock Up Keeper ( 6 years ), Gosford – Death

ServiceFrom  ? ? Pre 10 May 1965?  to  ? July 1987 = 22+ years Service

Awards:   National Medal – granted 15 April 1981 ( SenCon )

Born:   1 July 1942

Died on:   ?( late ) July 1987

Age:  45

Cause:   Suicide – poison intake – died 11 hours after ingestion

Event location:  Home, Gosford

Event date:   ?( late ) July 1987

Funeral date:   ? ? ?

Funeral location:   ?

Wake location:  ?

Funeral Parlour:  ?

Buried at:   ?

 Memorial located at:   ?

 

 

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

 

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 Funeral location TBA

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During my service, I was Stationed at the township of Gunning and on many occasions, had to ask the assistance from the Lockup Keeper at Yass, Roy Allan was his name, and he never hesitated to attend and assist, as all Cops do, we became close friends, family included, then one day after being transferred to Tweed Heads I happened to pick up a magazine, “New Idea” dated 4/2/89 and was dumbstruck with what I read,…. two pages were removed from the book, however, I can only locate one at this stage….

Roy ALLEN

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Roy Allan

Birth
Death 1987
Burial

Matraville, Randwick City, New South Wales, Australia

Plot Eastern Court Walls, Wall A, Position 24
Memorial ID 174614435 · View Source

 

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/174614435/roy-allan#source

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Kenneth Noel IDE

Kenneth Noel IDE

AKA  Ken & Bluey

husband to Joy IDE ( Widow ) & father to Scott ( Regd # 15735 )

Late of  ?

New South Wales Police Force

Uniform # 2866

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  6792[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 14 August 1950

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 July 1967

Stations: ?, Darlinghurst – ( 3 Division ‘A’ District – ? – January 1968 ),

Liverpool – ( 22 Division – ‘I’ District – Sgt 3/c  January 1968 –  ),  Cabramatta – ( 34 Division ),

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre August 1950?  to  1 December 1977 = 27+ years Service

Awards:  No find on It’s An Honour

Born:  Thursday  24 December 1925

Died on:  Friday  8 May 1987

Age:  62

Cause:  Cancer

Event location:  Bulli Hospital, NSW

Event date:  Friday  8 May 1987

Funeral date:  Monday  11 May 1987

Funeral location:  Pinegrove Crematorium, Great Western Hwy, Wallgrove

Buried at:  Cremated

 Memorial located at:  Pinegrove – Ceramic Court, Rose Garden 3, Plot 24A ( Ken ) & 24B ( Joy )

Kenneth Noel IDE

Kenneth Noel IDE
Ken ( in the middle ) with two other unknown members of NSWPF. Photo taken in the 1950’s at the Police Training Centre – most probably at Penrith.

 

Kenneth Noel IDE
Cabarita Lakes, Sydney circa 1953

 

Kenneth Noel IDE
Side car photo was taken at our home in Elsie Street, Burwood circa 1954

 

Kenneth Noel IDE

Kenneth Noel IDE
Pinegrove Cemetery

 

Ken IDE Class photo

Ken IDE Class photo

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FUNERALS: IDE. - The relatives and friends of the late Kenneth Noel IDE are invited to attend his funeral service to be held in the Chaqpel, Pine Grove Crematorium, Great Western Highway, Wallgrove, today Monday ( 11 May 1987 ) at 2.30pm. H. PARSONS, Wollongong 42289622[divider_dotted]

 

 

 Nov 10, 1972Kenneth Noel Ide, sergeant third class, reduced to senior constable. With Mr Justice Perrignon on the board were Assistant Commissioner, M. J. Whelan, representing the Police Commissioner, and Sergeant R. A. McClelland, representing the Police Association. The policemen whose appeals were upheld …
 The Sydney Morning Herald     page 1    Friday  10 November 1972

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Michael Martin I worked with Sergeant Kenneth Ide, at Darlinghurst, he helped me a lot, by giving me advice and guidance. I sure didn’t know much about the big bad world when I went to Darlo.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/NSWFallenPolice/permalink/1055772947897372/?comment_id=1093764700764863&notif_id=1518926121737302&notif_t=group_comment&ref=notif

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Widow of Ken IDE

IDE,  Joy
1928 – 2017
Beloved wife of Kenneth (dec). Devoted mother of Ashley & Scott.

Loving Grandmother & Great-grandmother.

Always in our hearts
In God’s care

Family and friends are warmly invited to attend Joy’s funeral at Pinegrove Memorial Park on TUESDAY (12th December 2017) commencing at 1:30 pm within the West Chapel.

AFFINITY FUNERALS
Beautiful Farewell
Services
Ph: 9676 0707

Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on Dec. 9, 2017

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It broke our hearts to lose you but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you the day God called you home.

Joy IDE

 

Joy IDE

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Kerry John WEEKES

Kerry John WEEKES

New South Wales Police Force

Redfern Police Academy Class # 116

Regd. #  13419

Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 16 September 1968

Senior Constable – appointed 16 September 1977

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 3rd Class ( Traffic Sergeant )

Stations?, 21 Division, Petersham ( 1975 ), 8 Division ( late 1970’s ), Balmain, Leichhardt, Fairfield ( 34 Division )

Service:   From pre September 1968 ? to  17 April 1987 = 19+ years Service

Awards: National Medal – granted 19 November 1984 ( SenCon )

Born: Tuesday  21 December 1948

Age:  38 yrs  3 mths  27 days

Died on :  Friday  17 April 1987 ( Good Friday )

Cause:  Suicide via Service Pistol .38 Smith & Wesson revolver

Event location:  Traffic Office, 2nd floor, west building of old Fairfield Police Stn, Smart St, Fairfield ( 34 Division )

Funeral date: ?

Funeral location: Orange, NSW

Buried at?

 

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


 

Sergeant Kerry WEEKES was a Traffic Sergeant at Fairfield Police Station when, in 1987, he shot himself with his service revolver whilst inside the Traffic Office of that building.

Fairfield Police Station, at that time, comprised to two buildings on either side of the driveway which passed between the two buildings.

The Traffic Office was on the second floor on the western side of the driveway and was at the rear of that building overlooking the rear car park.

This original version of the Fairfield Police Station was demolished and later replaced with the current station we see upon Smart St, Fairfield, today.

No other information is available at this time ( 2014 – 2020 )


 




Ronald Noel ROE

Ronald Noel ROE

AKA  Johnny
Late of  ?

NSW Police Academy – Redfern – Class # 121

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  13946[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Trainee – commenced Monday 27 October 1969

Probationary Constable – appointed 8 December 1969

Senior Constable – appointed 8 December 1978

Senior Constable – Death

Stations: ?, Burwood ( 1970’s ), Redfern, Macquarie Fields – Death

ServiceFrom  27 October 1969  to  25 December 1987 = 18+ years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 10 September 1986 ( SenCon )

Born:  Sunday  14 January 1945

Died on:  Friday 25 December 1987

Age:  42

Cause:  Heart attack

Event location:  Campbelltown Hospital ( Death )

Event date: Friday 25 December 1987

Funeral date? ? ?

Funeral location?

Buried at?

 Memorial located at?

 

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

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Senior Constable Roe died at the Campbelltown Hospital on Christmas Day, 1987 as a result of myocardial infarction. His death was attributed to his stressful occupation carried out in busy centres over a period of almost twenty years.

 

The constable was born in 1945 and joined the New South Wales Police Force as a trainee on 27 October, 1969. At the time of his death he was stationed at Macquarie Fields.

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Humane Society of NSW - Bronze Medal
Humane Society of NSW – Bronze Medal

Senior Constable Ronald Noel Roe together with SenCon Barry Terence TRAYNOR # 14422 both received the Bronze Medal from the Royal Humane Society of NSW

Senior Constable Ronald Noel Roe was awarded a Bronze Medal for actions involving poisonous gases at Lightning Ridge on the 5th February 1978.

Bronze Medal Case number: 1980/24d Awarded year: 1979/80

http://www.braveryaward.org/recipients.php?case=1980/24

 


 

‘Johnnie’ ROE was a front row forward who played for Wentworthville Leagues Club.
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Paul Cole Wed 24 July 2019:  A funny man John was. I remember hiding in the bush watching a Indian hemp plantation near Lightning Ridge with John, Detective Sergeant De Audney and Sergeant Dick Paul. The offenders came out and began watering the plants and John stood up and said, “ what are you doing here Brownie?” The offender said, “ We are looking for pigs. “ Quick as a flash John says, “ Well you just found f……g four of them. Your under arrest.”




Themelis Arthur MACAROUNAS

Themelis Arthur MACAROUNAS

aka  Tim

New South Wales Police Force

Rank:  Probationary Constable

Regd. # ?

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

Stations:  Paddington

Event date: 12 October 1987 about 3.35am

Event location:  Oxford St, near Oatley Rd, Paddington

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

Born? ? 1965

Age:  21 – 22 old

Cause of death:  Motor vehicle collision – Pursuit – driver

Funeral date?

Funeral location: ?

Buried at:  ?

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


 

Deadly toll

By Jonathan Pearlman
November 6, 2004

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 2, 1937: Constable George Boore;

June 2, 1954: Constable Cecil Sewell;

November 14, 1958: Constable Brian Boaden;

December 23, 1958: Constable William Lord;

October 14, 1961: Constable James Kinnane;

September 7, 1963: Constable Colin Robb;

December 2, 1976: Constable Terry Moncur;

January 3, 1985: Constable Wayne Rixon;

July 25, 1985: Detective-Constable Steven Tier;

October 20, 1987: Constable Themelis Macarounas;

August 24, 1988: Constable Peter Carter;

June 13, 1989: Constable Peter Figtree;

June 14, 1989: Senior Constable Glenn Rampling;

January 14, 2001: Senior Constable James Affleck;

April 13, 2002: Senior Constable Christopher Thornton.

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


 

 

 




Gregory John EARLE

Gregory John EARLE

aka  ‘ Toes down ‘ ( due to his riding style ) & ‘Earle of the Forest’

New South Wales Police Force

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class 127

[alert_yellow]Regd. #   14691[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 28 June 1971

Constable 1st Class – appointed 28 August 1976

Senior Constable – appointed 28 August 1980

Senior Constable – Death

Stations?, North Sydney HWP, Frenchs Forest HWP ( 14 Division ) – death

Service:   From  ???pre June 1971   to  21 June 1987 = 16 years Service

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NASHOS

Service name:  Army  – 4th Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery

Service number:            2791952

Rank:                                 Gunner

Served at:                         Vietnam  1970

Date of intake:              ?

NS Training:                  ?

Follow Up Training:   ?

Basic Training:             ?

Next of Kin:                   ?

Medals                          ?

4 Field Regiment, Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery
4 Field Regiment, Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery

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Police Awards:  National Medal – granted 4 October 1988 ( posthumously )

Born:  Wednesday  22 September 1948 – Hobart, Tasmania

Died on:  Sunday 21 June 1987

Cause:  Motor vehicle accident – Police motor cycle – Urgent Duty

Event location:  The Strand, Dee Why

Age:  38

Funeral date:  Wednesday  24 June 1987

Funeral location?

Buried at:  Mona Vale General cemetery, Fazzolari Ave, Mona Vale, NSW.

Grave location:  Roman Catholic, Section C, Grave 081

GPS: Lat:  -33.67456851936532    Long:  151.28723368269925

Memorial location: Frenchs Forest Police Stn

Memorial type: Plaque inside of Frenchs Forest Police Stn

approximate location of grave: 

 

Gregory John EARLE

 

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Shortly after 5.50pm on 21 June, 1987 Senior Constable Earle was riding a police motor cycle towards Palm Beach to assist in an urgent search for three missing lifesavers. While he was riding along The Strand at Dee Why the senior constable began to overtake a number of cars when the cycle hit a damaged part of the road surface causing the cycle to veer to the left where it hit a gravel patch. The cycle then cart-wheeled, throwing Senior Constable Earle into a parked car. He sustained severe head and internal injuries and was conveyed to the Mona Vale District Hospital where he was found to be dead on arrival.

 

The constable was born in 1948 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 28 June, 1971. At the time of his death he was attached to the Frenchs Forest Highway Patrol.

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Greg was travelling south through Dee Why on his way to Freshwater to meet, and escort, a surf rescue Jet Boat being towed, north, by road to launch from Palm Beach to join the search & rescue efforts for the missing Life Savers when this accident occurred.

But other sources say that they were NOT Surf Life Savers who were missing but two or three young blokes who were reported missing.  Trouble was, that the blokes reportedly missing – had actually returned to shore, safe and well but had failed to tell anyone of their return – thus prompting a Search and Rescue effort.

Another recollection of the incident is that the two or three ‘lads’ had taken a rubber duck boat from Newport or Palm Beach surf club and were actually at the Arms Hotel, drinking whilst the Search and Rescue ( for them ) was initiated.

 

‘Earle of the Forest’ is was also locally renowned for having a moustache painted on the tank of his police motor cycle – to represent the handle bar moustache he sported on his face.

 

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The Canberra Times     Monday  22 June 1987      p 3

Police death

SYDNEY: A police motorcyclist died in hospital after falling off his machine in Dee Why last night. An ambulance spokesman said the policeman, 38, had been escorting a police rescue vehicle.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/118299446

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Andrew Thomas DIXON

Andrew Thomas DIXON

New South Wales Police Force

Goulburn Police Academy – Class 222

Regd. #  229 or 230??

Rank:  Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on 18 August 1986

Probationary Constable – appointed 7 November 1986

Final Rank:  Probationary Constable

Stations:  Pennant Hills October 1986 to 3 June 1987

Awards:  Nil

Service:

From  18 August 1986  to  3 June 1987 = 11 months

Born: ? ? 1966

Died:  Wednesday  3 June 1987

Age:  20

Cause:  Illness – Suicide by Service firearm

Location:  at Lane Cover River Park, Lane Cove.

Funeral date?

Funeral location:

Eastwood

Grave Location:  Cremated

Memorial plaque at Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Delhi Road, North Ryde, NSW

Niche:  Row ‘TO’, plaque # 348

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

 

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

Andrew Thomas DIXON. Plaque condition as of 8/9/2020
Andrew Thomas DIXON.   Plaque condition as of 8/9/2020

ANDREW IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

 

In April, 1987 Constable Dixon and other police attended a serious motor vehicle accident at Mt Colah. A person trapped in the vehicle became violent when released and Constable Dixon assisted in restraining him. During the struggle the constable was covered in a considerable amount of the injured person’s blood. It was later discovered that this person suffered from HIV/AIDS. Due to stress and concern over the disease, Constable Dixon drove to the Lane Cove River Park on 3 June, 1987 and committed suicide.

The constable was born in 1966 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 18 August, 1986. At the time of his death he was stationed at Pennant Hills.



 

From Kevin Banister – I remember this very well. I was working at Pennant Hills when Andrew arrived as a fresh faced Probationary Constable. He was a fine young man built like a brick s**thouse. When he was told that the accident victim had HIV/AIDS he began to withdraw very quickly. All at the station were concerned for his welfare and tried to help where possible.

On the afternoon of 3/06/87 Andrew had worked morning shift and I was on afternoon shift. At the hand over Andrew said goodbye with a smile on his face and went home, or so I thought. I was not aware that he was supposed to be attending the PMO (Police Medical Officer) for an appointment after work. I got a call from his mother just before sundown to say that Andrew had not come home and were concerned for his welfare. Pennant Hills was a Rescue Squad/General duties station at the time and I was the senior operator rostered on. I made a number of phone calls including to the Lane Cove station and Marrickville Rescue base. Not long after we received info that Andrew’s car had been located in a dead end street off Delhi Road beside the Lane Cove river.

As a result I and my offsider Bob Hanson attended in the Rescue vehicle. Numerous other Police vehicles arrived along with the Water Police. I organised a number of search parties and headed into the scrub towards the river. Reached the riverbank and saw that the Water Police had also began a search in the area we were in. Again, a short time later I and my offsider found the body of Andrew with his service revolver by his side. I indicated to the Water Police to come over (not using the radio) and told them that they were no longer required. The boat crew saluted and left the scene. A discrete message was sent to the command post as I knew that his parents were at the post and could hear the radio transmissions.

When we emerged from the bush with Andrew’s body many of the Police were in tears as he was a local boy and well known. His funeral was standing room only and the street blocked off for the overflow. During the period of the time of the accident and Andrew’s death he had a number of blood samples taken, but due to the technology of the time he was told that it could be some time before they knew if he had became infected. About a month after his death we were informed that he had not become infected. R.I.P. my friend.

 

Andrew Thomas DIXON

Andrew Thomas DIXON

 

 


 




Stewart COOK

Stewart COOK

Late of Nelson Bay

Academy Class 110

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  12431

Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 3 April 1967

Senior Constable – appointed 3 April 1976

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 January 1983

Sergeant 2nd Class – Death

Stations: ?, Newcastle ( Carrington 3 April 1976 – 5 January 1968 ), Hamilton ( 6 January 1968 – 25 February 1969 ),

Tarro ( 26 February 1969 – 14 April 1975 ), Beresfield ( 15 April 1975 – 2 June 1977 ), Berrima ( 3 June 1977 – 18 October 1982 ),

Bowral ( 19 October 1982 – 7 October 1986 ), Newcastle District Licencing ( 8 October 1986 – 7 May 1987 )

ServiceFrom  20 February 1967  to  7 May 1987 = 19+ years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 22 April 1983 ( SenCon )

Born:  Monday  9 January 1939

Died on:  Thursday  7 May 1987

Age:  48 years, 3 months, 28 days

Cause:  Motor Vehicle Accident – Driver – returning home from shift

Event location:  Anna Bay, NSW

Event date:   ?

Funeral date:  possibly 14 May 1987

Funeral location:  St Joseph’s Catholic Church, East Maitland

Buried at:  Cremated.  Newcastle Crematorium, Beresfield, NSW

 Memorial located at:  Newcastle Cemetery, Anderson Dve, Beresfield, NSW

NSW POLICE. Stewart COOK 7th May 1987 48 years.
Newcastle Cemetery, Anderson Dve, Beresfield, NSW

NSW POLICE. Stewart COOK 7th May 1987 48 years.

STEWART is mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

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

 


 

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May they forever Rest In Peace


 About 8.10pm on 7 May, 1987, Sergeant Cook was returning home to Nelson Bay at the end of his shift. As he was driving through Anna Bay his vehicle crossed to the incorrect side of the roadway and collided with an oncoming vehicle. He sustained severe head and internal injuries and died a short time later.

 

The sergeant was born in 1939 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 20 February, 1967. At the time of his death he was attached to the Newcastle District Licensing Section.


 

Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),

Wednesday 21 June 1978, page 11

 

Rescue of chef in Berrima fire

BERRIMA: A motel chef spent 20 minutes trapped by fire on a ledge 15cm wide and 13 metres above the ground at Berrima on Monday night.

Mr Michael Birt, 62, the chef at the historic White Horse Inn, now a mote! and restaurant,found the stairs leading from his second-floor bedroom to safety were on fire.

He climbed through a window and on to the ledge outside his room to await rescue.

Senior Constable S. Cook and a bystander using an extension ladder they found nearby , rescued Mr Birt as the flames spread upward.

The fire broke out on the first floor of the 100-year-old brick building just after 9.30pm.

Mr Birt was the only occupant and was in his room when he smelt smoke and found his path to safety blocked by flames.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/131860242


 

 




Dana Therese HEFFERNAN

Dana Therese HEFFERNAN

aka  Therese

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  22775[/alert_yellow]

Academy Class 219

Rank:  Probationary Constable – Attested 27 June 1986

Stations:  Waverley

ServiceFrom 14 April 1986  to  17 April 1987 = 12+ months

Awards? – nil found on It’s An Honour

Born:  Thursday  12 January 1967

Died on:  Friday  17 April 1987

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

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

Age:  20

Funeral date

Funeral location

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

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

Lat / Lng:  -34.03604, 151.04950

[alert_green]DANA IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_green]

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

 

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

 

Beyond Courage

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32 YEAR MEMORIAL SERVICE

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

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

For unknown reasons, this Memorial Service has been cancelled.

 

Cal

6 June 2019

 

 

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Dana Therese HEFFERNAN

Dana Therese HEFFERNAN

Dana Therese HEFFERNAN