Bruce Purton SHIELS

Bruce Purton SHIELS

AKA  ?

Late of Wattle Grove, Sydney, NSW

Father to Carolyn SHIELS # 23083

 

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  “possibly” 058

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  9132

Rank:  Most probably commenced Training, at Redfern, on 7 October 1958

Probationary Constable – appointed 17 November 1958

Constable 1st Class – appointed 17 November 1964

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed 17 November 1968

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 April 1974

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 31 December 1983

Does NOT appear in the 1989 Stud Book

Final Rank =  Detective Sergeant 1st Class

Stations?, Waverley – Cyclist, Bondi – Detectives, Divisional Det Sgt – Hurstville – 1978, Pillage Squad, CIB – Light Duties due to Illness with Cancer.  He remained at the CIB for many years before going to the Breakers Squad – CIB on Full Duties.

South West District Drug Squad – Retirement

Service:  From most probably 7 October 1958   to 17 January 199031+ years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 22 August 1980 ( Det Sgt 3/c )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 15 May 1986 ( Det Sgt 1/c )

2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted 15 May 1986 ( Det Sgt 1/c )

Born: Wednesday  13 March 1935

Died on: Wednesday  24 January 2001

Age: 65 yrs  10 mths  11 days

Cause: Cancer – Lungs ( for 4 years )

Event location: ?

Event date: ?

Funeral date: ? ? ?

Funeral location: ?

Wake location: ?

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?

Memorial located at: ?

Bruce Purton SHIELS

Bruce Purton SHIELS

Father of Carolyn SHIELS ( # 23083 )- Bruce Shiels ( # 9132 ) ( on left ) with Louise RULE and Cousin to Carolyn - Geoff Hoggett ( # 9203 ) on right.   19 December 1986."
Father of Carolyn SHIELS ( # 23083 )- Bruce Shiels ( # 9132 ) ( on left ) with Louise RULE and Cousin to Carolyn – Geoff Hoggett ( # 9203 ) on right.   19 December 1986.”

 

Bruce Purton SHIELS

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


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Prior to joining the NSWPF – Bruce SHIELS worked for the Department of Local Government, as a Clerk, on probation as of 1 April 1952 until his permanent position in June 1953 being advertised.

He then joined the Police in 1958.

He just made the required weight by drinking jugs of water and over a pound of bananas prior to weigh in.

He worked at Waverley on the motor bikes and at Bondi where he made detectives.

At age 32 Bruce survived 4 operations for an aggressive cancer.

He had great support from his police family.

He was considered a miracle survivor and was transferred from the Pillage Squad to light duties at the CIB.

He remained for there for many years, back on full duties with the “Breakers”. The cancer experience made him very conscious of his own mortality. He loved to entertain and be entertained. Simple things in life gave him great pleasure. Family BBQs and days out on the golf course especially with the Police Golf Club were of great importance to him. Bruce served from 1 11 58 till 17. 1 .90. At retirement he was in charge of the South West Drug Squad. Bruce passed away in 20001 after yet another 4 year battle with lung cancer. A lot of older police and retirees may remember him as a great poet and a born entertainer at many Police functions. He was honoured by a Police presence at his funeral. Not a day goes by when he is not missed.

 


 

One of Bruces’ poems:

 

Carolyn Shiels ( 21 Oct 2015

As promised, I have published one of Dads ‘works’. After reading the biography of Darcy – I kind of felt a bit of empathy for him…. but I know that Dad never did…..

THE GREY GREY WALLS OF GAOL….
by Det Sgt Bruce SHIELS (dec)
…..a Tribute to Darcy Dugan

(sung to the tune of the Green Green Grass of Home)

The old Rozelle don’t look the same, now that Darcy’s lost the game,
Because to meet him was half the CIB.
Down the stairs he came with his knees shakin’
Hands on head, his poor heart breakin’
Again, he’ll touch the Grey Grey Walls of Gaol.

Yes they’ll all come to meet him.
And his favourite screws will greet him
Though again, he’ll touch the Grey Grey Walls of Gaol.

Now the Wayside is still standing, though the walls are cracked and dry
And the Reverend Ted has lost his best hymn singer
But at Grafton there’s a choir that’s classy
Fifteen screws and our dear Darcy
Again, he’ll touch the Grey Grey Walls of Gaol.

Now the big holdups are finished, and the city’s nice and still
and the druggies go to church with Reverend Ted.
But with Darcy in… there’s no supply there
No pot ….and no LSD there
While Darcy’s in the Grey Grey Walls of Gaol.

Yes they’ll all come to meet him
And his favourite screws will greet him
Though again, he’ll touch the Grey Grey Walls of Gaol.

When Darcy woke and looked around him
He saw that 50 Police had found him
and realised – dead set – he wasn’t dreamin’

But there’s a lawyer….and a dear old Padre
On and on….. they’ll try for Darcy…
But still ..he’ll touch the Grey Grey Walls of Gaol.

Yes they’ll all come to meet him,
His favourite screws will greet him
I hope they bury him
Behind the Walls of Gaol.


 

 

 




Raymond Mitchell HUNT

Raymond Mitchell HUNT

AKA  ?
Late of  ?

NSW Redfern / Penrith Police Academy Class #  ? ? ?

NSW Police Cadet # 0536

New South Wales Police Force

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Rank: NSW Police Cadet – commenced Thursday 12 July 1945

Probationary Constable – appointed 12 April 1948

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 5 March 1965

Inspector – appointed 1 December 1978

Senior Inspector – appointed 28 October 1982

Superintendent – appointed ? May 1985

Final Rank = ?

Stations?, Western District ( 1965 ),

ServiceFrom  12 July 1945  to  ? ? post 1985? =  40+? years Service

Awards:   Police Overseas Service Medal – Clasp CYPRUS – granted 8 July 1992 ( Supt )

National Medal – granted 3 September 1985 ( Supt )

Born:   Monday  8 April 1929, Lismore, NSW

Died on:   Wednesday  13 June 2001

Age:  72

Cause:   ?

Event location:   ?

Event date:   ?

Funeral date:   Tuesday  19 June 2001

Funeral location:   ?

Wake location:  ?

Funeral Parlour:  ?

Buried at:  Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery,

Banksia Lawn ( General ) – 808 – 0534

Grave GPS:  Lat:  -33.73864228839903   Long:  151.2033694312828

 Memorial located at:   ?

Raymond Mitchell HUNT
Photo Credit: Vanessa Tyrrell

 

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Rotary Club of Manly, N.S.W.. 72 years, member since 1981. served as director several times. “Sadly missed by all at Manly”.

https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20041118065219/http://rotarnet.com.au/Magazine/articles/august2001/higherservice/index.htm

 


 

 

 

 

 




Damian Joseph Gerard POST

 Damian Joseph Gerard POST

( late of Smithfield )

aka  Posty

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # ?????

Rank:  Senior Constable

Stations?, Fairfield ( 34 Division ), Wetherill Park ( 34 Division ), Cabramatta ( 34 Division ) – death

ServiceFrom  ???  to  27 March 2001 = ? years of Service

Awards? No Find on It’s An Honour

Born:  5 October 1968

Died on:  27 March 2001

Cause:  Suicide at home

Age:  32

Funeral date?

Funeral location?

Buried at:  Uralla Cemetery, Kingston Rd, Uralla, NSW

 Memorial at?

POST. In the Arm's of the Angels. May he find Eternal Peace. Damian Joseph Gerard POST. Died 27th March 2001. Aged 32 years

Damian Joseph Gerard POST
Craig William Smith 8 Oct 2018 at 10:59 AM: The good and the bad of the ‘job’ 18 years ago we lost the Big dog to the Black dog. This weekend he would have turned 50, so a few of his old Fairfield workmates travelled to his hometown to celebrate. Gone but not forgotten. RIP Posty             NSW Fallen Police FB Group 8 October 2018

 

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Cal

9 October 2018

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Raymond William SHEAN

Raymond William SHEAN

AKA  Pin Head

Late of Mona Vale

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  21703

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 7 December 1984

Constable – appointed 7 December 1985

Final Rank = ?

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

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

Awards:   National Medal – granted 30 August 2000

Born:   16 November 1964

Died on:   ? ? 2001?

Age:  37

Cause:   Depression – Suicide – Hanging

Event location:  Home

Event date:   ? ? 2001

Funeral date:   ? ? 2001

Funeral location:   either Northern Suburbs Crematorium or Macquarie Park

Funeral Parlour:  ?

Buried at:   ?

 Memorial located at:   ?

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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


 

 




John Vincent UJCICH

John Vincent UJCICH

aka  Big John
Late of  ?

Western Australia Police Force

Regd. #  ?

Rank?

Stations?

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

Awards:  National Medal – granted 9 August 1983

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 15 May 1986

2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted 7 June 1991

Born? ? ?

Died on? ? 2001

Age:  61

Cause?

Event location:   Maylands, W.A.

Funeral date? ? ?

Funeral location?

Buried at?

 Memorial located at?

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Government Gazette of W.A. Friday 13 February 1970.
Government Gazette of W.A. Friday 13 February 1970.

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Warren John McKinnon

Warren John McKinnon 

New South Wales Police Force

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Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 27 February 1961

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 21 July 1977

Stations:  Abermain, Pooncarie, Forbes, Leeton, Bas Hill , Newtown  

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre February 1961?  to  ? ? ? = ? years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 11 December 1980

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 8 June 1988

Born:  1/04/1940

Died on:  3/2/2001

Age: 60

Cause:   Cancer

Funeral date?

Funeral location?

Buried at?

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Stephen INGLESE

Stephen INGLESE

aka  Steve

New South Wales Police Force

Academy Class 210

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  22064[/alert_yellow]

Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 17 May 1985

Constable – appointed 17 May 1986

Senior Constable L11

StationsRedfern, Gaming Squad, Green Valley ( around 1985 ), Dog Squad – Menai ( from around 1997 ) – Death

ServiceFrom  4 March 1985  to  21 December 2001 = 16+ years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 6 April 2001

Born:  Saturday  21 April 1962

Died on:  Friday  21 December 2001

Cause:  Leukaemia

Age:  39

Funeral date:  Thursday  27 December 2001

Funeral location?

Buried at:  Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Camden Valley Way, Leppington, NSW

Location: Crypt C

Section: Crypts 46

Lot: Level B  No. 42

 Lat/Lng: -33.95533, 150.83500

 Memorial at?

Steve Inglese - NSWPF - Died

Stephen INGLESE - NSWPF - Grave 3 - Died 21 Dec 2001

Stephen INGLESE - NSWPF - Grave - Died 21 Dec 2001

Beloved Husband Of Teresa Devoted Father Of Frank To the World He Was But One To Us He Was The World With God By Your Side You Never Have To Be Alone "Love You Forever"

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An interesting footnote is that Steve was the first handler to bring his own dog into the Squad and successfully passed out with this dog; Rebel was his name, and when Rebel passed on he was going to be interred with Steve. Don’t know if he was but that was the plan.

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Robert Philip EVANS

Robert Philip EVANS

aka  Ron

New South Wales Police Force

 Academy Class 108

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  12096[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Junior Trainee – commenced training 8 August 1966

Probationary Constable – appointed 16 September 1966

Constable – appointed 16 September 1967

Senior Constable – appointed 16 September 1975

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 10 June 1983

Detective Senior Sergeant – Retirement

Stations:  St Marys ( G.D’s – 8 mths ), STP North Sydney & Parramatta Cycles & Mini Coopers ( 4 years ),

Granville CIB – Plain Cloths from 31 May 1975,  21 Special Squad about January 1972,

Burwood CIB – Plain Cloths from 26 February 1975 – 1978, Passed Detectives Course in 1975 – Drug Squad CIB,

Modus Operandi Section ( M.O. ) from 19 March 1978 ( 4.5 years ),  Special Gaming Squad ( 3 years ),

Drug Law Enforcement Unit from 27 November 1985 at Burwood & Parramatta Districts,

Flemington & Parramatta CIB from 2 November 1986 ( 2.5 years ),

State Operations Unit – M.O. Unit from 9 August 1989 ( Unit Leader as SenSgt 4.5 years )

ServiceFrom  8 August 1966  to  20 September 1996 = 30+ years Service

Awards:   Commissioner’s Commendation in 13 June 1976 for Valour

For outstanding courage and tenacity in the arrest of an armed and dangerous offender who had kidnapped two people and had fired shots at Police

National medal – granted 18 November 1982

1st Clasp to National medal – granted 22 January 1993

Born:  2 May 1938

Died on: 21 November 2001

Cause:  Cancer – colon

Age:  63

Funeral date:  26 November 2001

Funeral location:  Castlebrook – Service performed by Father Jim Boland – Police Chaplain

Buried at:  Cremated – Castlebrook Memorial Park, Windsor Rd, Rouse Hill, NSW

 Memorial at:  Castlebrook Memorial Park

Location:  Gumnut.  Section:  Gumnut Gazebo

Lat/Lng: -33.69562, 150.91998

 

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Robert Philip ” Ron ‘ EVANS

2. 5. 1938 – 21. 11. 2001

Dearly beloved husband of Valerie

Devoted father and grandpa

Have I told you today

I love you

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Ron ‘ might have been ‘ associated with and played in the NSW Police Band – not verified.

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John Colin PERRIN

John Colin PERRINQPM

New South Wales Police Force

Joined NSW Police Force via NSW Police Cadet system on 1 May 1944

Cadet #  458

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  5504[/alert_yellow]

Rank: NSW Police Cadet – commenced 1 May 1944

Probationary Constable – appointed 17 March 1947

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 4 April 1962

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 30 June 1968

Inspector 3rd Class – appointed 14 March 1976

Senior Inspector –

Superintendent – appointed 30 June 1981

Deputy Commissioner – retired

Stations?, Canowindra to Liverpool ( 22 Division ) as a Sgt 3/c in March 1968, Feb. 1969 from 22 Division to Merrylands ( 26 Division ), Special Branch – 21 Division ( 1978 ), Investigative Branch – Internal Affairs

ServiceFrom  1 May 1944  to  ? = 42 years Service

Awards:  Queen’s Police Medal QPM – granted 16 June 1979

National Medal – granted 29 June 1984

Australian Police Medal – granted 9 June 1986

Born:  7 September 1926

Died on:  14 September 2001

Cause:  Cancer

Age:  75

Funeral date?

Funeral location:  Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Camden Valley Way, Leppington, NSW

Buried at:  Pagona, Section Bed 18

John Colin PERRIN - NSWPF - Died

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 Brought in ” Suspended with pay ” as he always said ” Innocent until proven guilty “. Police are always getting berated for doing their job.

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John Colin PERRIN - NSWPF - Send Off
Sydney Morning Herald 11 July 1986 page 5 of 51

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Roy Douglas BEVERSTOCK

 Roy Douglas BEVERSTOCK

( late of Caringbah )

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # 8137

Joined NSW Police Force via NSW Police Cadet system on 3 March 1952

Cadet # 986

RankSuperintendent, Staff Officer – Retired

Stations:  Darlinghurst, ?, Central Police Station ( Rosters – 1971 ), Redfern Police Academy ( late 70’s – early 82+ ), Maroubra ( early 1980’s ), Waverley

Tasks:  General Duties, Traffic control, Highway Patrol, plainclothes, Senior Law Instructor at Academy ( 1980’s ), O.I.C., Breath Analysis Section

Service:  From  3 March 1952  to  ? Nov / Dec 2000 = 45+ years Service

Attested as Probationary Constable in 1954

Awards:  National Medal – granted 28 May 1990

Born?

Died on:  22 May 2001

Cause:  Leukaemia – contracted

6 months after retirement

Age?

Funeral date?

Funeral location:  Woronora Cemetery & Crematorium

Buried at:  Cremated – Ashes collected on 11 July 2001

Tony Stevens - Brian Johnson - Bill Smith - Roy Beverstock - Bob Hurst - Jack Pearce - Russ Swinbourne - Gary Ticehurst the first PolAir Pilot
Tony Stevens – Brian Johnson – Bill Smith – Roy Beverstock – Bob Hurst – Jack Pearce – Russ Swinbourne – Gary Ticehurst the first PolAir Pilot


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Grandson to Inspector Robert Douglas McIntosh ( dec )

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