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Paul HUNT

Paul HUNT

 

AKA  ?  

* Nickname:  ?

Late of  ? 

 

Relations in ‘the job’:

“possible” relation in ‘the job‘:    ?

 

Tasmania Police Academy –  Class #  ? ? ? 

 

Tasmania Police Force

 

Regd. #  ????? 

 

Rank: Commenced Training at Tasmania Police Academy on Monday ? ? ?

Probationary Constable- appointed ? ? ? 

Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

 

Final Rank: = Constable

 

Stations?, King Island, off Tasmania’s north-west coast,

  

Time employed ( Paid ) with Tasmania PoliceFrom:   ? ? ?   to 8 July 2016 ? years,

Service ( From Training Date ) period: From   ? ? ?     to    8 July 2016 ? years,  Service

 

 

Retirement / Leaving age:?

Time in Retirement from Police?

 

Awards:  National Medal – granted ? ? ?

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted ? ? ? 

2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted ? ? ?

Paul HUNT

 

 Born:   ? ? ?

Died on:  8 July 2016

Age:  32 years,

Organ Donor:  Y / N / ?

 

Cause:  Depression – Suicide – Method (  ? )

Event location: Mount Direction, near Launceston, Tasmania ( the property of his father )

Event / Diagnosis date ? ?  2016

Funeral location?

LIVE STREAM    ?

 

 

Wake location?

Wake date? July 2016

 

 

Funeral Parlour: ?

 

Buried at?

Grave LocationSection:          Row?         Plot?

Grave GPS?,       ?

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( February 2024 )

 

 

 

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Coroner urges six-monthly welfare checks after inquest into four police suicide deaths

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  • In short: A Hobart coroner who investigated the deaths of four police officers who took their own lives has recommended Tasmania Police conduct mandatory half-yearly well-being screenings for PTSD.
  • What’s next? The Police commissioner says work will continue with the police association to implement changes

 

The family of one of four Tasmanian police officers who died by suicide between 2016 and 2020 say they hope the findings of a coronial inquest may prevent a similar tragedy in the future.

Coroner Simon Cooper has handed down his findings into the deaths of Constable Paul Hunt, Senior Sergeant Paul Reynolds, Constable Simon Darke and Sergeant Robert Cooke, recommending a swathe of welfare supports be implemented.

 

WARNING: This story touches on themes of depression and suicide.

 

During last year’s hearings, the court was told how overworked officers were self-medicating with alcohol and drugs, and of significant shortfalls in welfare support — particularly in areas such as fatigue management and protocols around interactions with the Professional Standards Command.

In his findings, Coroner Cooper, acknowledged the fact that these men were all serving police officers was “only part of the whole picture” of their lives, but he said he had “no doubt” that “Sergeant Cooke‘s police service was the direct cause of his death“.

But he said the provision of welfare support and whether it was adequate was a “central consideration at the inquest.”

He called for Tasmania Police to immediately develop and implement a fatigue management policy saying it was essential it was “addressed urgently”.

The inquest heard Robert Cooke had reportedly worked “16-hour continuous shifts for four weeks” during the Central Highlands bushfires in 2019.

This had left him “exhausted and barely functioning towards the end of the third week”.

“Tasmania Police had no fatigue management policy at any time, up to and including as recently as when the evidence at the inquest was publicly taken at the end of 2022,” he said.

The absence of any fatigue management policy was, I consider, a direct factor in Sergeant Cooke’s death.”

Tasmania Police officers salute at Robert Cooke's funeral in 2020.(ABC News: Luke Bowden)
Tasmania Police officers salute at Robert Cooke’s funeral in 2020 .(ABC News: Luke Bowden)

The coroner also recommended six-monthly screenings of all operation police officers for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Sergeant Cooke obviously suffered from the effects of PTSD for a long time before it was diagnosed,” he said.

“Every health care professional who gave evidence … unanimously agreed that his PTSD was entirely attributable to his service as a police officer.

“Every health care professional also agreed that earlier detection of PTSD increases the chances of successful treatment and recovery.”

Tasmania Police investigating the feasibility of “introducing a points system”, whereby an officer’s exposure to severe incidents would be tracked, was also recommended.

When a “critical points threshold” was reached, an automatic referral to a psychologist should be triggered, Coroner Cooper said.

 

The coroner also called for better support for officers under investigation for misconduct — including ensuring that those who had their phone seized by Professional Standards be given a replacement mobile pre-programmed with well-being support numbers.

“The death of any member of the community by suicide is a tragedy,” Coroner Cooper said.

The suicide of serving police officers, whatever their individual circumstances, is particularly tragic for serving members of the police force and the community at large.

“My sincere hope is that some improvements and learnings can emerge from the deaths of Constable Hunt, Senior Sergeant Reynolds, Constable Darke and Sergeant Cooke.”

Robert COOKE, Bob COOKE, Rob COOKE, Cookie
Sergeant Robert “Cookie” Cooke was well-regarded among his Tasmania Police colleagues.(ABC News: Luke Bowden)

Families welcome findings

In a statement, Robert Cooke‘s mother Lyn and sister Michelle said they were satisfied with the findings, particularly the recommendations for a fatigue management policy and screenings for PTSD stress disorder.

“The family miss Rob terribly and hope the findings and increased support for mental health may prevent similar events in the future,” they said.

“[Our] thoughts are with all the families involved in this inquest.”

Commissioner committed to ‘safe model of policing’

 

Police Commissioner Donna Adams acknowledged it was a difficult time for the families and colleagues impacted by the coronial report.

She said improvements had already been made within Tasmania Police.

Strategies included “a strong peer support group, and a critical stress program” to ensure officers could access the help they needed.

 

But she said changes wouldn’t end there — and that Tasmania Police would work with the Police Association to examine the coroner’s recommendations.

Police Minister Felix Ellis said the government had allocated funding to “Tasmania Police and the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management’s nation-leading wellbeing program”.

“Police officers, by the nature of the job, are exposed to some pretty difficult and extraordinary circumstances, so providing that support is important,” he said.

“We want to work to make sure that policing continues to be a career or choice, and that we’re supporting our officers if they do find themselves facing challenging circumstances.”

Coroner urges six-monthly welfare checks after inquest into four police suicide deaths – ABC News

 

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Tasmania Police officer took his own life on day of professional standards meeting, inquest told

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A 32-year-old Tasmanian policeman who took his own life in 2016 has been described as “gentle, kind and popular” with a “deep love for animals and his family” — and whose struggles with depression weren’t “a secret”.

 

WARNING: This story touches on themes of suicide, depression and substance abuse; reader discretion is advised

Constable Paul Hunt is one of four policemen whose death is being investigated as part of a coronial inquest in the Launceston Magistrates Court.

The deaths of Senior Sergeant Paul Reynolds, Constable Simon Darke and Sergeant Robert Cooke will also form part of the inquest.

All four men took their own lives in the period between 2016 and 2020.

Council assisting the coroner, Cameron Lee, said the inquest will look at the circumstances surrounding the deaths, the policy and procedures of Tasmania Police and the nature of welfare and fatigue management.

“The life of a police officer is a very dangerous one, they’re often exposed to dangerous and traumatic events,” he said.

“It’s very much the luck of the draw, one cannot unsee what they have seen.”

Constable Hunt was found dead on the July 8, 2016 at his father’s property at Mount Direction, near Launceston.

His father, Matthew Hunt gave evidence during the inquest and told the court his son battled for years with anxiety and depression and was in and out of hospital.

He told the court he first noticed signs of his son’s depression when he was visiting him for Christmas one year while Paul was working as a policeman on King Island, off Tasmania’s north-west coast.

“I believe he was first diagnosed there,” he said.

“We went over there quite regularly to visit … he met his wife Jess there.”

Questioned over drug purchases

The court heard on the day Constable Hunt died he was called in for an unannounced meeting with officers from the Professional Standards Command.

The meeting was regarding allegations he had been using his Tasmania Police badge and fake driver’s licence numbers for several years to obtain codeine-based and pseudoephedrine-based medications from a number of pharmacies in Hobart.

In early 2014, the court heard he was identified through Project STOP, which is a tool pharmacists use to track purchases, as being in the top four purchasers in Tasmania between January and August.

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia said the tool is aimed at preventing the use of pseudoephedrine-based products to manufacture methamphetamine.

He was spoken to by senior police following this — and was flagged again the following September.

On 13 November 2015, he was interviewed by Professional Standards about the allegations.

On the day he died, his work station and locker were also searched and his personal phone was confiscated. He was also officially stood down from his role.

He then withdrew $600 from his joint bank account with his wife and took a taxi to Launceston, and then another taxi to his father’s property in Mount Direction.

His father Matthew Hunt was travelling at the time and wasn’t home.

Constable Hunt then sent his wife a message on Facebook on his dad’s computer saying goodbye.

“Paul had always wanted to be a policeman, and he had depression, it wasn’t a secret,” Matthew Hunt told the court.

He said his son’s wife or another person who could have offered support should have been included at the meeting with his police superiors.

It was a pretty significant event for him,” Mr Hunt said.

The inquest also heard in the days after his death, Matthew Hunt was told by a Tasmania Police officer that “it wasn’t a compensable issue” which he said he felt was a strange thing to say.

“I checked with other family members afterwards that I had heard that correctly and they said yes,” he said.

“It was very strange … this was before the funeral.”

When asked if other members of Tasmania Police visited him afterwards, he said three had.

The inquest is continuing.

 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-21/tasmania-police-inquest-suicide-constable-paul-hunt/101677498


 

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Cal
27 February 2024


 

 




Arthur John HEPPLEWHITE

Arthur John HEPPLEWHITE

aka  John

( late of Worongary, Qld, formerly of Tonga )

 

Friend of the New South Wales Police Force

 

Awards:  No find on It’s An Honour

 

Born? ? ? 1923

Died on:  Friday  30 December 2016

Age:  94

Cause?

 

Funeral date:  6 January 2017

Funeral location:  St Margaret’s Anglican Church, Nerang

 

Buried at?

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Wife - Yvonne & Arthur
Wife – Yvonne & Arthur

 

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HEPPLEWHITE, Arthur “John”
Late of Worongary, formerly of Tonga
Passed away peacefully
30 December, 2016
Aged 94

Dearly beloved husband of Yvonne.

Much Loved father of Moana-Gai, Jason and Randall.

Devoted and Loved grandfather “Johnny Boy” to many.

Waiting Beyond the Reef

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Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on Jan. 7, 2017 – See more at: http://tributes.smh.com.au/obituaries/smh-au/obituary.aspx?pid=183415315#sthash.3SPrjbYt.dpuf



 




Raymond Michael BRYANT

 Raymond Michael BRYANT

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #   7715[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 3 May 1954

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 5 April 1977

Inspector – retirement

Stations?, Redfern ( 7 Division ) – Retirement

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre May 1954  to 17 April 1988 = 33+ years Service

Awards:  No find on It’s An Honour

Born:  17 April 1930

Died on:  Wednesday  14 December 2016

Age:  86

Cause?

Funeral date:  Monday  19 December 2016

Funeral location:  Milton Ulladulla Funeral Services Chapel

Buried at?

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William Hugh MAIR

William Hugh MAIR

aka  Bill & The Scare Crow

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #   7689[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 4 January 1954

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 17 March 1977

Inspector – appointed 1 June 1984

Chief Inspector – retirement

Stations?, Wee Waa ( 1961 – Cst 1/C ), Woodenbong ( 1963 – Cst 1/C ), Darlinghurst – 3 Division ( 1973 ), Kings Cross, Balmain ( 8 Division – 1987 – OIC – Inspector ) – retirement

ServiceFrom  ? pre January 1954  to  23 June 1988 = 34+ years Service

Awards:  No find on It’s An Honour

Born:  6 March 1934

Died on:  Saturday  24 December 2016

Age:  82

Cause:  Natural causes.

Funeral date:  Friday  30 December 2016 @ 11am

Funeral location:  Bowden Family Funeral Chapel, 365 Pacific Hwy, Wyong

Buried at:  Cremated

 Memorial at?

 


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Email has been sent to the funeral provider for further details.

The service for Mr Mair was held at the Bowden Family Funeral Chapel, and a cremation was held afterwards. At this time no decision has been made about memorialisation.

 

Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), Friday 17 July 1987 (No.121), page 4031


NEW SOUTH WALES POLICE FORCE

Commissioned Officer Appointments

HIS Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, has approved of the undermentioned Commissioned Officer appointments, effective from the dates indicated:

Chief Inspector-in-Charge, No. 8 Division (Balmain) Inspector William Hugh Mair, date of entry on duty.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/rendition/nla.news-article231662931.txt

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Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), Friday 20 December 1963 (No.128), page 3798


SHIRE OF KYOGLE.—Notice is hereby given that, with the approval of the Minister for Agriculture and the Commissioner of Police, Constable 1st Class William Hugh Mair has been appointed as Inspector of Slaughter-houses under section 4 (2) of the Cattle Slaughtering and Diseased Animals and Meat Act, 1902-1957, within that portion of the Kyogle Shire situated in the Woodenbong Police Patrol.

F. H. PHILLIPS, Shire Clerk, Kyogle,

3rd December. 1963.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/rendition/nla.news-article220333786.txt

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Philip Douglas WARD

Philip Douglas WARD

aka  Fashion Phil  or  Fash

New South Wales Police Force

Joined NSWPF via NSW Police Cadets

Cadet # 1980

[alert_yellow]Regd. #   12250[/alert_yellow]

Rank: NSW Police Cadet – commenced at Redfern Academy on 2 November 1964

Probationary Constable – appointed 31 October 1966

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 20 September 1982

Sergeant 2nd Class –

Stations?, Eastern Suburbs, Waverley Dets ( 1973 ), Special Branch, Eastern Beaches LAC – retirement

ServiceFrom  2 November 1964  to  3 December 2005 = 41+ years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 15 November 1982

First Clasp to National medal – granted 27 August 1992

Born:  31 October 1947

Died on:  Friday  23 December 2016

Age:  69

Cause?

Funeral date:  Friday  30 December 2016 @ 10am

Funeral location:  Eastern Suburbs Crematorium, South Chapel, 12 Military Rd, Matraville

Buried at:  Cremated

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Bruce Alexander COLE

Bruce Alexander COLE

aka  Gymp & Spaz

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #   14935

 

Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 20 September 1971

Constable 1st Class – appointed 20 September 1976

Senior Constable – light duties

 

Stations?, 24 Division ( Sutherland ) HWP, Crash Investigation Unit – Hornsby 1979 ( Light duties ), Gosford

 

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre September 1971  to  11 November 1985 = 14+ years Service

 

Awards:  No find on It’s An Honour

 

Born:  8 June 1952

Died on:  Sunday  25 December 2016

Age:  64

CauseSuffered from a spinal injury from swimming – breaking his neck.  He was stationed at Sutherland HWP at the time

 

Funeral date:  29 December 2016 @ 2pm

Funeral location:  Blue Cross Church, 294 Victoria St, Taree

Wake to follow at Club Old Bar from approx. 3.30om

 

Buried at?

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Sorry everyone, but this is all I have at this stage.  I will update this memorial page as information comes to hand.

Cal


 




Anthony John PORTER

 Anthony John PORTER

aka  Tony

Tasmanian Police Force

Regd. #   ?

Rank:  Second Grade Sergeant

Stations?, Smithton

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

Awards:  National Medal – granted

First Clasp to National Medal – granted

National Medal & First Clasp appeared on Auction Site:

Born:  12 April 1935 in England

Died on:  Tuesday  13 September 2016

Age:  81

Cause?

Funeral date:  Tuesday  20 September 2016 @ 11am

Funeral location:  Chapel of Parkside Funerals, 254 East Cam Rd, Burnie, Tasmania

Buried at:  Cremated

 Memorial at?

The National Medal box cover
The National Medal box cover

 

National Medal & 1st Clasp. Clasp missing from miniature
National Medal & 1st Clasp. Clasp missing from miniature

 

Rear of the National Medal with name engraved of Anthony John PORTER
Rear of the National Medal with name engraved of Anthony John PORTER


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The death of this retired policeman only came to our attention on 16 December 2016 because his National Medal and 1st Clasp to the National Medal appeared for sale at http://sherwoodauctions.com.au/?page=image&image=10.jpg&view=246.

Enquiries with TasPol were not very ‘fruitful’ because they were “too busy” at the time of my phone call.  The TasPol Police Association did not have anything to offer on their website about the gentleman.

The Auction house was more forthcoming with information ( by way of the attached photos ) and Google found further information about the Sergeant.

Parkside Funerals in Tasmania were also forthcoming with information and verified that this gentleman was, in fact, a policeman.

The story behind the selling of his National Medal has sourced.  Tony Porter was never married and had no children or relatives to hand his Medal to.   It was sent to Auction by ‘friends’.  A member of NSW Fallen Police FB Group secured the National Medal, in the Auction in December 2016, for $100.

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PORTER Anthony John ‘Tony’

April 12, 1935 – September 13, 2016

Tony will always be missed and fondly remembered by all his fishing mates and shack owners at Breona.

No more pain, and no more suffering.

Rest easy Tony.

Special thanks to the Palliative Care team, and all staff at Karingal Home, Devonport for their care and support of Tony.

Funeral notice later. – See more at: http://tributes.examiner.com.au/obituaries/examiner-au/obituary.aspx?pid=181405545#sthash.N1r78aVS.dpuf

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PORTER Anthony John ‘Tony’
The family and friends of the late Mr Tony Porter are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service, which will be held in the Chapel of Parkside Funerals, 254 East Cam Rd, Burnie, on TUESDAY, September 20, 2016, commencing at 11am. Private cremation.
– See more at: http://tributes.examiner.com.au/obituaries/examiner-au/obituary.aspx?n=anthony-john-porter-tony&pid=181436488#sthash.fVigLunD.dpuf

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TasPol. Awarded the National Medal. Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, p25, 10 August 1977, Second Grade Sergeant Anthony John PORTER

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John Ernest SNOWDEN

 John Ernest SNOWDEN

( late of Northbridge )

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #   5900[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 27 October 1947

Inspector 3rd Class – appointed 15 April 1978

Chief Inspector – Retirement

Stations?, Scientific Section – Surry Hills, Central ( 1 Division ) ( A District ) – Retirement

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre October 1947  to 11 September 1984 = ? years Service

Awards:  No find on It’s An Honour

Born:  12 September 1924

Died on:  Saturday  26 November 2016

Age:  92

Cause?

Funeral date:  Tuesday  6 December 2016 @ 10am

Funeral location:  St Philip Neri Catholic Church, 224 Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge

Buried at:  Macquarie Park Cemetery, Delhi Rd & Plassey Rd, Nth Ryde at noon

 Memorial at?

Medal ceremony
Medal ceremony

Young Police Stn
Young Police Stn

John & Retta at the Blue Mountains
John & Retta at the Blue Mountains

John & Retta's 50th wedding anniversary
John & Retta’s 50th wedding anniversary

John & Retta in 2005
John & Retta in 2005


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SNOWDEN
John Ernest
12.09.1924 – 26.11.2016
Late of NorthbridgeNow with his beloved wife Retta. Loved Father of Margaretta, Henry, Leone and Cathleen. Father-in-law of Kevin, Margaret, John and Robert. Grandfather of Vanessa, Nicole, Colin, Melissa, Kristin and Scott. Great grandfather of Ava, Zara, Ivy, Ella, Olivia and Ruby.A wise, witty, intelligent, cheeky, generous man who will be sorely missed by many.Family and friends are warmly invited to attend the Funeral Service to be held at 10.00 am TUESDAY (December 6th, 2016) at St Philip Neri
Catholic Church, Northbridge, followed by a burial at Macquarie Park Cemetery, corner Delhi and Plassey Roads, North Ryde.

Tributes and wishes can be left at https://www.heavenaddress.com/John-Ernest-Snowden/1580878/

LIBERTY FUNERALS
Chatswood 9413 2722
Granville 9637 0322

December 4, 2016
John was a great supporter of forensic science and on behalf of the entire members of the Australian New Zealand Forensic Science Society, I pass on my sincere condolences to John’s family and friends.
Adrian Linacre, President ANZFSS

– See more at: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/smh-au/john-ernest-snowden-condolences/182929637?&nocache=true&cid=addentry&sign=0#sthash.LgRUhHpF.dpuf

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Esther Mckay A wonderful man who contributed to the development of scientific equipment and procedures. He contacted me late in life and we had many telephone conversations about the history of the scientific section. I have a document he wrote relating to the development of the section which is a much loved and admired record of his time in the force. My only regret is that I did not take the time to visit him. RIP Jack.
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My condolences to the family.
Ian Hamilton, former neighbour at Willoughby.
Ian Hamilton posted a message
Saint-Ives, Australia
  • Resting forever In Peace.

    www.australianpolice.com.au/john-ernest-snowden/
    16 December 2016

  • My condolences to the family.
    Ian Hamilton, former neighbour at Willoughby.
    Ian Hamilton posted a message for John Ernest Snowden
  • Dear Cathy and family, deepest sympathy as you say goodbye to your dad and grandfather, great-grandfather. with love Beth
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    Frederick John AZGAMI

    Frederick John AZGAMI 

    aka  Fred

    Western Australia Police Force

    Regd. #   3854

    Rank:  Superintendent – Retired

    Stations?, Karratha

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

    Awards:  No find on It’s An Honour

    Born?

    Died on:  Friday  2 December 2016 at home

    Age?

    Cause?

    Funeral date:  Friday  9 December 2016 @ 2.30pm

    Funeral locationBowra & O’Dea Hilton, 1307 Albany Hwy, Cannington WA 6107

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    Zagami ( Frederick John):
    Fred passed away at home on 02.12.2016.
    Freddie was a true gentleman, loving husband to Penny, fantastic dad to Jemal and Natalie, and much loved Poppie to Matthew, Noah, Amy and Daisy.
    Poppie, the world is a lesser place without you in it. You have left an indelible mark on the lives of all that knew you. You leave a proud legacy and memories that will be cherished forever.
    Rest in peace, our beautiful Poppie.
    All our love, Penny, Jemal, Natalie, Damien, Matthew, Noah, Amy and Daisy xxxxxxxx

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    Thursday, 8 December 2016

    Sincere Sympathy to Penny and family .
    Fond Memories our childhood and Angwin street East Fremantle
    Nancy

    Thursday, 8 December 2016

    Fred you were a true gentleman, your kindness and love of life and family will never be forgotten. We will miss you terribly and you will live in our hearts and memories forever. All our love and sympathy to Penny, Natalie, Damien, Amy, Daisy, Matthew, Noah and Jemal. Brian and Rita, Francesca and Marc and Rebekah and Ben

    Thursday, 8 December 2016

    Life has lost a rare and beautiful man, forever in our hearts
    Lots of Love to Aunty Penny, Jemal, Natalie & Family, Mum & Dad, big hugs
    Cheryl

    Thursday, 8 December 2016

    ZAGAMI (Frederick):
    Our deepest sympathy to Penny and family on the sad passing of Fred. A respected work colleague over years gone by.
    Bill and Pam Carpenter.

    Thursday, 8 December 2016


    ZAGAMI (Fred):
    A great friend, a devoted family man, liked a joke, a laugh and always ready to help. A good man. You will be greatly missed by many people. CIB and Bunbury Commercial Club Bowls.

    Thursday, 8 December 2016

    ZAGAMI (Fred ): Sympathy to Penny and all his family and friends.
    Great mate and Colleague.
    Bill and Jean Burnett
    DET. INSP. RET.

    Wednesday, 7 December 2016

    ZAGAMI (Fred ): Deepest sympathy to Penny and family. An old workmate whose practical jokes will always be remembered.
    Jim and Judy Migro

    Wednesday, 7 December 2016

    ZAGAMI (Fred):
    Our deepest sympathy to dear Penny and family on the sad loss of Fred.
    Frank and Gaye Yakas and family

    Tuesday, 6 December 2016

    ZAGAMI (Fred):
    Our deepest sympathy to Penny and family. Fred will be remembered always. Peter and Barbara Walsh

    Tuesday, 6 December 2016

    ZAGAMI (Fred):
    A true gentleman. Will always remember our morning teas, talks, jokes and laughter with Walshie and BP. Deepest sympathy to Penny and family.
    Graham Wells

    Tuesday, 6 December 2016

    Zagami ( Frederick John):
    Farewell to our long-time friend and great mate Fred. We shared many happy times together, from boyhood, through our teen years and throughout our lives. Deepest sympathies to Penny, Jemal, Natalie and families.
    Graeme, Don, John and Bruce of the Shack Mob, East Fremantle

    Tuesday, 6 December 2016

    ZAGAMI (Fred ): With great sadness, we say goodbye to our respected friend and colleague, Fred. Our deepest sympathy to Penny and family. He will be missed. Offender Review Unit/Prosecuting WA Police.

    Wednesday, 7 December 2016

    ZAGAMI (Frederick ): Our deepest sympathy to Penny, Natalie, Jemal and families on your sad loss. Uncle Freddy, we cherish the love and happy memories you gave us. May the angels embrace you in their wings. Your love and light will warm our hearts forever. Lynette, Tom, Thomas and Jemma.

    Tuesday, 6 December 2016

    ZAGAMI (Fred):
    Our deepest sympathy to Penny, Jamal, Natalie, Damien, Lorna and Colin. Our thoughts and love to you all on the loss of our dear cousin Freddie. He will be sadly missed. Stephanie, Eileen and families. Always a smile and a joke

    Tuesday, 6 December 2016

    Zagami (Frederick John):
    Happy memories of our fun loving “Freddie” taken from us too early.
    Our deepest sympathy and love to Penny and family on their sad loss.
    He will be greatly missed.
    Fred, Wendy and Family

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    Published in The West Australian on Dec. 6, 2016

    – See more at: http://www.westannouncements.com.au/obituaries/thewest-au/obituary.aspx?n=fred-zagami&pid=182985541&fhid=14377&eid=sp_ommatch&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.k2ryslOv.dpuf

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    Victims ... Colleen and Laura Irwin.
    Victims … Colleen and Laura Irwin.

    February 1, 2006 – 9:01PM

    A convicted rapist shot dead by a police officer in Western Australia was wanted by Victorian detectives over the stabbing murders of two sisters in Melbourne.

    Melbourne man William John Watkins, 38, was fatally shot in the chest yesterday after he bashed acting Sergeant Shane Gray on a highway south of Karratha, in WA’s remote Pilbara.

    Watkins was pulled over by Sgt Gray on suspicion of stealing petrol, but it emerged today he had a history of convictions for rape and assaulting police.

    He was also wanted by Victorian police for questioning over the murders of Colleen Irwin, 23, and her sister Laura, 21, who were neighbours of Watkins in the Melbourne suburb of Altona North.

    The sisters were found dead from stab wounds in their home in Millers Road on Saturday evening. They may have been dead since the previous day.

    Watkins lived in a block of flats in the same street.

    “He (Watkins) is a person of interest in Victoria for a double homicide that happened there last Friday,” WA police Superintendent Fred Zagami, of Karratha police, said today.

    However, when he pulled over Watkins yesterday, Sgt Gray did not know the Melbourne man was wanted for questioning over the murders because Victorian police did not issue an alert until this morning, said Supt Zagami.

    Watkins was shot when stopped for allegedly speeding away from the Fortescue Roadhouse, south of Karratha, without paying for petrol for his Victorian-registered white Toyota station wagon.

    He was killed during an altercation with Sgt Gray, who suffered a broken nose and suspected head fractures.

    “We can tell you that at least two shots were fired and at least one of the projectiles struck the person who is deceased in the upper chest area and we are not too sure about the second shot,” said Supt Zagami.

    “I have personally spoken to the deceased’s sister and his father in the eastern states and explained to them how the incident has unfolded here.”
    Sgt Gray, an experienced officer who trained others in the use of force, was traumatised by the shooting, he said.

    “The last thing a police officer wants is to shoot somebody and death results … it’s a split second decision between saving their life or the life of a member of the public.”

    Sgt Gray was flown to Perth overnight for treatment but today was still too ill to be questioned.

    Both WA and Victorian police called for public help to piece together Watkins’ journey after he left Melbourne.

    Police said officers who searched Watkins’ car yesterday found little or no luggage, suggesting he may have fled Victoria in haste.

    “The vehicle may have travelled from the WA/SA border at speed over the last few days,” said Supt Zagami.

    “With his dark cap and red shirt and dark glasses and tattoos on his arms he should stand out.”

    Meanwhile, the parents of Colleen and Laura Irwin said news of Watkins’ death did nothing to ease their grief.

    “The Victorian police are still investigating circumstances of Colleen and Laura’s death and will continue to do so,” a family spokesman said in a statement.

    “This news does nothing for the grief in Shirley and Allan’s hearts.

    “Shirley and Allan would like to thank the Victorian and West Australian police and all involved for the wonderful work they have done to find Colleen and Laura’s killer.”

    Watkins’ neighbours said he had lived there for about a year and kept to himself.

    Peter Schroder said he passed him in the stairwell occasionally and he was no trouble.

    “You would just say `G’day’ and that’s about it,” he said.

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/outback-shooting-link-to-sisters/2006/02/01/1138590543148.html

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    Police investigate link between double murder and fatal shooting

    PM – Wednesday, 1 February , 2006  18:32:00

    Reporter: Nick McKenzie

    MARK COLVIN: The family of two sisters murdered in Melbourne says its grief has only been compounded by reports that a man shot dead by police in Western Australia may have been responsible for the brutal double murder.

    Victorian detectives are continuing to investigate whether 38-year-old William John Watkins stabbed to death Colleen and Laura Irwin, whose bodies were found in their Melbourne home over the weekend.

    Watkins, who is believed to have had a violent criminal history, was shot dead yesterday after an altercation with a policeman in the Pilbara.

    Nick McKenzie reports.

    NICK MCKENZIE: Over the last few days, relatives of Victorian sisters Colleen and Laura Irwin have begged for the any information that could help them and police understand why the women were murdered.

    It now seems likely that some of those answers may lie with a man shot dead yesterday by a police officer in the Pilbara in Western Australia, thousands of kilometres away from the Melbourne home where the girls’ bodies were discovered.

    The police officer had pulled over 38-year-old William John Watkins after he’d left a petrol station without paying for his fuel.

    An altercation followed, during which Watkins, who had a long criminal history for offences including rape, was shot dead.

    It’s believed Watkins may have been driving for days after he’d fled his own residence in the same Melbourne street where the Irwin sisters lived.

    This afternoon, West Australian Superintendent Fred Zagami spoke to journalists.

    FRED ZAGAMI: We are assisting the Victorian police to… with information being relayed back from here. We are very keen to locate the movements of this person and his vehicle since he arrived in the state.

    We believe that he did come in through South Australia somewhere and so we’re very keen to hear from the public of any person that’s seen this particular person or his vehicle in Western Australia.

    NICK MCKENZIE: Victorian homicide detectives are continuing to investigate if Watkins is responsible for killing the Irwin sisters, who were both in their early 20s.

    A friend of one of the sisters has reportedly said she was concerned she was being stalked, a possibility ruled out by the woman’s father, Allen Irwin, who has said he would have been aware of any such fears.

    Today the girls’ uncle, Hugh McGowan, spoke to the media on behalf of the murdered girls’ parents shortly after they’d learned that the man killed in Western Australia was wanted by Victorian police for questioning.

    HUGH MCGOWAN: The news that we’ve just had does nothing for the grief in Shirley and Allen’s hearts. Shirley and Allen would like to thank the Victorian police and the West Australian police and all others involved for the wonderful work they are doing to find Colleen and Laura’s killer.

    NICK MCKENZIE: Police in Western Australia continue to investigate the incident in which William John Watkins was shot.

    It’s believed Watkins may have attacked Acting Sergeant Shane Grey with a wheel brace after the police officer had pulled him over.

    Acting Sergeant Grey is recovering in hospital with serious injuries, including possible fractures to his skull and severe facial bruising.

    West Australian Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan says Acting Sergeant Grey was unaware that Watkins was wanted for questioning over the murder of the Irwin sisters in Melbourne.

    KARL O’CALLAGHAN: Sergeant Grey was not aware of any alerts. He was responding to a vehicle drive-off on the North West Coastal Highway. That’s all he knew and he intercepted the vehicle to speak to the driver.

    MARK COLVIN: West Australian Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan ending Nick McKenzie’s report.

    http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2006/s1560204.htm

     

     

     

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    Vic Police under fire over suspect alert

    The World Today – Thursday, 2 February , 2006  12:40:00

    Reporter: Lynn Bell

    KAREN PERCY: Police in Victoria are under fire this afternoon for not putting out an all-states alert for a murder suspect who was ultimately shot and killed by a Western Australian police officer on Tuesday.

    38-year-old William John Watkins was a suspect in the double murder of two sisters in Melbourne, but only police officers in Victoria had been asked to look out for the man.

    Victoria’s Police Assistant Commissioner, Simon Overland, has been defending his force, saying it would not have been appropriate to put out an all-states alert based on the evidence available at the time.

    Lynn Bell reports.

    LYNN BELL: 38 -year-old William John Watkins has, in the past, been convicted of rape and assault. And from the early stages, he was a person of interest to police investigating the murders of Laura and Colleen Irwin, who were raped and stabbed to death on Friday night.

    He lived next door to the sisters, who were 21 and 23, and this morning the Assistant Commissioner for Crime with Victoria Police, Simon Overland, told 3AW’s Neil Mitchell, that DNA tests have now been done on blood samples.

    SIMON OVERLAND: It was DNA testing of blood samples or blood that had been found.

    NEIL MITCHELL: What, of his blood, or victims’ blood?

    SIMON OVERLAND: Well, it’s victim blood.

    NEIL MITCHELL: So victims’ blood was found in his house?

    SIMON OVERLAND: Yes. Well, that will be the allegation, yes. I mean, I make the point that all of this will need to be subject to inquiry here in Victoria, but that’s what will be alleged.

    LYNN BELL: A bulletin went out to all police in Victoria at half-past-one on Tuesday, telling officers to detain Watkins if they saw him, and call the homicide detectives. But Victorian police did not notify officers interstate about the investigations.

    William John Watkins was shot dead by a police officer in Western Australia on Tuesday morning, after he drove away from a petrol station without paying for fuel.

    It’s alleged Watkins hit the officer with a wheel brace when he was pulled over, and Acting Sergeant Shane Gray fired two shots.

    Victoria Police’s Assistant Commissioner, Simon Overland, believes detectives in Victoria have handled the case properly.

    And he says there was no reason to notify interstate officers earlier in the week.

    SIMON OVERLAND: We didn’t have sufficient justification to arrest that individual, we didn’t have sufficient justification to put out a wider message across the rest of Australia, because there was no proper basis for doing so.

    It wasn’t until yesterday afternoon, when we got the forensic test back, that he went from being a person of interest to a firm suspect, and we were then in the process of disseminating that information across the rest of Australia when we were then able to make the connection with the events in Western Australia.

    LYNN BELL: But Simon Overland says that deciding when to disseminate information is a matter of professional judgement that is open to interpretation.

    SIMON OVERLAND: Did we get it right in this case? We’ll never know. I mean, had we actually put that information out into the public domain, and that shooting then happened in WA, you would quite rightly be asking us questions of did we go too early?

    It’s difficult in certain circumstances such as this to know did we do… you know, was the right decision made? All I can say to you is that I’m satisfied with the way this matter has been handled.

    LYNN BELL: Western Australia’s Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan says he believes communication between Victoria and the States was appropriate.

    KARL O’CALLAGHAN: Victoria Police, to my knowledge, didn’t become aware this person was travelling until Monday in any event. So by the time those alerts come out it takes some time to do that. So I don’t think there’s any miscommunication, I just think it’s the turn of events.

    LYNN BELL: West Australian Superintendent Fred Zagami says timely alerts for police officers, nationwide, are vital.

    FRED ZAGAMI: We’d expect around Australia that police, if a person is on the run for a murder, that we put out timely information to protect the community and also the police (inaudible) they have a traffic stop.

    LYNN BELL: In Western Australia, Sergeant Gray is recovering from the head injuries he suffered on Tuesday.

    KAREN PERCY: That report from Lynn Bell.

     http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2006/s1560674.htm
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    Donald Hugh SLEIGHT

    Donald Hugh SLEIGHT

    Victoria Police Force

    Regd. #   13852

    Rank:  Sergeant – retired

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    Born:  18 April 1941

    Died on:  Tuesday  6 December 2016

    Age:  75

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    SLEIGHT
    Donald Hugh
    18.04.1941 – 06.12.2016
    Former Police Sergeant
    Reg. No. 13852

    Loved father of Robert, Peter and Deborah and
    father-in-law of Nicole and Liliana.

    Loving grandfather of Blake, Charlotte; Lucas, Oliver; Daniel and Kristina.

    The memory of you shall remain in our hearts forever

    Published in The Age on Dec. 9, 2016 – See more at: http://tributes.theage.com.au/obituaries/theage-au/obituary.aspx?n=donald-hugh-sleight&pid=183022164&fhid=7977&eid=sp_ommatch&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.5n6N3Dx3.dpuf

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