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Heath MARTIN

Heath MARTIN

AKA  Bluey, Smiley  

Late of  ? 

 

“possible” relation in ‘the job’:    ?

 

Victoria Police Academy Squad #  ? ? ?

Victoria Police Force

Regd. #  ?????

 

 

Rank:  Commenced Training with Squad # ??? on Monday ? ? ?

Probationary Constable- appointed ? ? ?

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( NO )

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

 

Final Rank: =  Leading Senior Constable 

 

Stations?, Horsham Highway Patrol ( HWP ) – Death

  

Service: From  ? ? ?   to   15 April 2020  ? years Service

 

Retirement / Leaving age:?

Time in Retirement from Police:  0

 

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours system

 

 Born:   ? ? ?

Died on:  Wednesday 15 April 2020

Age?  years,

Organ Donor:  Y / N / ?

 

Cause:  Depression – Suicide ( Method ? )

Event location:   ?

Event date ?

 

Funeral date:  28 April 2020

Funeral location? TBA 

LIVE STREAM    PIN:  TBA   Email:  TBA

 

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any Future Wake location??? TBA 

any Future Wake date??? TBA 

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

 

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

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

Heath MARTIN

 

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

  Heath is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance – Canberra  *NEED MORE INFO ( Last checked: 26 April 2022 )

HEATH is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance – Victoria Police ( which was last reviewed by VicPol on 7 Sept. 2021


 

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Policeman Heath Martin remembered with honour guard

 

An honour guard in front of Horsham Police Station paid tribute to Horsham police officer Heath Martin.

Leading Senior Constable Martin, of Horsham, stationed with Horsham Highway Patrol, was found dead in the Grampians on April 15.

Mr Martin was a prominent volunteer, life-member and premiership player of Kalkee Football Netball Club and had been club secretary for the past 11 years.

Senior officers saluted the funeral procession as it briefly stopped in front of the station.

Strict social distancing protocols were in place.

• Anyone experiencing mental-health issues can call Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636, Lifeline, 131 114, or Kids Helpline, 1800 551 800.

Police form a guard of honour for collegue Heath Martin in front of Horsham Police Station. - Heath MARTIN
Police form a guard of honour for colleague Heath Martin in front of Horsham Police Station.

Police form a guard of honour for collegue Heath Martin in front of Horsham Police Station.

Police form a guard of honour for collegue Heath Martin in front of Horsham Police Station.

Police form a guard of honour for collegue Heath Martin in front of Horsham Police Station.

 

https://theweeklyadvertiser.com.au/articles/policeman-heath-martin-remembered-with-honour-guard/


 

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

**********

 

Cal
26 April 2022


 

 




Raymond Keith CARPENTER

Raymond Keith CARPENTER

AKA  ?

Late of  ?

 

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern- Class #  014 – 028

NSW Police Cadet # 0621

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  6233

 

Rank:  Commenced Training as Police Cadet on Monday 26 August 1946 ( aged 16 years, 10 months, 24 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed 18 October 1948 ( aged 19 years, 0 months, 16 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 January 1966 ( North District )

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 15 June 1973

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 28 November 1975

Inspector – appointed 27 March 1981

Chief Inspector – appointed 2 August 1984 

 

Final Rank =  Chief Inspector

 

Stations?, Bodalla ( Lock Up Keeper )( 1960s ), ?, North District ( 1966 ), Narrabri ( 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 , 1973 )( Sgt 3/c ),  ?, Gosford – Retirement

Service:  From 26 August 1946   to   2 April 1988  =  41 years Service

 

Awards:  National Medal – granted 10 September 1986

 

Born:  Wednesday 2 October 1929

Died on:  Saturday  19 September 2020 

Age:  90 years, 11 month, 17 days

Cause?

Event location:   ?

Event date ?

 

Funeral date:  Tuesday  29 September 2020 @ noon 

Funeral location:  Greenway Chapel & Memorial Gardens, 460 Avoca Dve, Green Point, NSW  

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

any Future Wake location??? TBA

any Future Wake date??? TBA

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

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

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

 

 

 RAYMOND is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO


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Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this man at the time of publication.

 

Cal
21 November 2021


 

 

 

 

 




Denis Alexander WIGHTLEY

Denis Alexander WIGHTLEY

AKA Alex 

Late of 

Possibly related to Detective Cecil Ferguson WIGHTLEY NSWPF # ????

Possibly related to Malcolm T WIGHTLEY NSWPF # 4144

 

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern – Class #  088 or 089  

 

NSW Police Cadet #1533

 

New South Wales Police Force

 

Regd. #  10122 

 

Service:  From 2 November 1959   to   8 September 1997  =  38 years Service 

 

Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy as a Police Cadet on Monday 2 November 1959 ( aged 17 years, 1 month, 24 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed Saturday 9 September 1961 ( aged 19 years )

Constable – appointed 9 September 1962

Constable 1st Class – appointed 1 April 1967  

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( YES )

Senior Constable – appointed 1 April 1971  

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?  ( N/A )

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 30 April 1984

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

 

Final Rank = Detective Sergeant 2nd Class 

 

StationsLiverpool ( 22 Division )( Cadet )( 1960 ), Darlinghurst ( ProCst ), Redfern ( 7 Division )( ProCst ), Patrol Yard at Police HQ ( February 1963 ), Camden GDs ( November 1964 ), Scientific Investigation ( August 1966 ), Western District ( 1967 ), to Broken Hill as the Scientific Investigator until 12/1972, Newcastle ( Scientific Investigation )( December 1972 – 1974 ),   GDs across many stations including Newcastle, Hamilton, Wallsend, Belmont Sgt 3/c ),   – Retirement

 

Retirement / Leaving age: = 54 years, 11 months, 30 days

Time in Retirement from Police: 23 years, 5 months, 14 days

 

Awards:  National Medal – granted 11 December 1980 ( Sgt )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 2 November 1988 ( Det Sgt )

2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted 6 June 1997 ( Sgt )

Commended for fighting bush fires in Cumberland District in 1965

Commended for Outstanding Performance of Duty and Team effort during the Newcastle Earth Quake 1989 5

 

 Born:  Wednesday  9 September 1942 

Died on:  Monday 22 February 2021 

Age:  78 years, 5 months, 13 days

 

Cause?

Event location:   ?

Event date ?

 

Funeral date:  Wednesday  3 March 2021 @ 2pm 

Funeral location:  North Chapel, Newcastle Memorial Park Anderson Drive, Beresfield, NSW  

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

Funeral Video

 

any Future Wake location??? TBA 

any Future Wake date??? TBA

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

 

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

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

 

 

 DENIS is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO


 

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

 

Cal
17 September 2021


 

 

 




Stuart Arthur SWAN

Stuart Arthur SWAN

AKA 

Late of Wagga Wagga, NSW

Husband to former member Tracy PETTINGILL, NSWPF # ?????   from Class # 250

 

NSW Goulburn Police Academy – Class #  234commencement of a New and worthless Superannuation for Police as of 1 April 1988

 

New South Wales Police Force

ProCst # 99912

Regd. #  25202

 

Service:  From 15 February 1988  to   ? ? 2004  =  15+? years Service ? ? ?

 

Rank:  Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on Monday 15 February 1988 ( aged 20 years, 8 months, 9 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed Friday 6 May 1988 ( aged 20 years, 11 months )

Constable – appointed 6 May 1989

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( YES )

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Left the employ of NSWPF & became a Regional Investigator ( 2004 – 2007 ) then an RSPCA Inspector ( 2007 – death ).

 

Final Rank =  Detective Senior Constable – Resigned

 

StationsRose Bay, Marrickville, Albury – Resignation

 

Retirement / Leaving age: = ?

Time in Retirement from Police: ?

 

Awards:  No Find on the Australian Honours system

 

 Born:  Tuesday  6 June 1967

Died on:  Thursday  23 April 2020

Age:  52 years  10 months  17 days

Stuart Arthur SWAN, Stuart SWAN, Stu SWAN

Cause:  Cancer – Stage 4 Brain Cancer 

Event location:   ?

Event date: Diagnosed 5.5 months prior to his death.

 

Funeral date:  30 April 2020

Funeral location? , Albury, NSW

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any Future Wake location??? TBA 

any Future Wake date??? TBA

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

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: Cremated – His Ashes will eventually be scattered in South Africa.

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

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

 

 

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


 

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No comment from RSPCA on Wagga sheep death investigation

 

The RSPCA is staying tight-lipped as its investigation into an incident at the Livestock Marketing Centre continues.

People working near Wagga’s Livestock Marketing Centre (LMC) on Saturday, February 11 found a flock of 184 sheep left in a holding pen without shade or water as temperatures soared across the region.

The workers found a trough of water for the sheep and called LMC management and council. The matter was then referred to the RSPCA.

At the time, RSPCA inspector Stuart Swan said it was amazing only one sheep died in the conditions, but would not comment when The Daily Advertiser asked for an update on the investigation.

Meanwhile, police at Hay are seeking advice from the RSPCA following an incident of alleged animal neglect that occurred on February 10. Officers reportedly found two cages of small animals left without water in full sunlight on a 47 degree day.

No comment from RSPCA on Wagga sheep death investigation | The Rural | Wagga Wagga, NSW

 


 

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

 

Cal
18 May 2021


 

 

 




Kevin William SMITH

Kevin William SMITH

AKA Smithy  

Late of 

Father of Samuel SMITH, NSWPF # 50666

Father of William SMITH, NSWPF # 53562

 

NSW Police Training Centre Redfern –  Class #  180B

 

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  20135

 

Service:  From 11 January 1982  to   7 December 2020  = 38 years, 10 months, 26 days Service

 

Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 11 January 1982 ( aged 18 years, 9 months, 19 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed 2 April 1982 ( aged 19 years, 10 days )

Constable – appointed 2 April 1983

Constable 1st Class – appointed 2 April 1987  

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( NO )

Senior Constable – appointed 2 April 1991  

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 17 February 2004

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

 

Final Rank =  Sergeant 2nd Class

 

Kevin William SMITH 03 Service History pdf

 

StationsKatoomba GDs ( ProCst )( April 1982 – ? ) ( 36 Division ), Katoomba GDs, Walgett GDs, Walgett HWP?,

Bulahdelah HWP ( 3 Nov 1985 – 4 Sept 1995 ),

Forster HWP ( 5 Sept 1995 – 25 Sept 1996,

Nyngan ( Warren ) GDs ( 26 Sept 1996 – 16 March 2002 ),

Hunter Valley ( GDs )( Sgt )( 17 March 2002 – 7 December 2002 ), Hunter Valley HWP ( 8 December 2002 – 12 July 2014 ),

Mid North Coast Command – Kempsey HWP ( 13 July 2014 – Death )

 

Retirement / Leaving age: = 57 years, 8 months, 14 days

Time in Retirement from Police: Zero

 

Awards:  National Medal – granted 28 August 1997 ( SenCon )

NSW Police Medal with 2nd Clasp – granted 10 December 2003

Warrant of Appointment – Sergeant – granted 29 April 2005

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 22 September 2006

NSW Premier Emergency Award – granted 15 June 2007

3rd Clasp to the NSW Police Medal – granted 11 February 2009

Commissioner’s Sesquicentenary Citation – granted 1 March 2012

4th Clasp to the NSW Police Medal – granted 8 June 2016

5th Clasp to the NSW Police Medal – granted 19 September 2019

2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted 19 September 2019

National Police Service Medal – granted 19 September 2019

Kevin William SMITH – Commendation for Courage & Tenacity pdf

 

 Born:  Saturday  23 March 1963, Tenterfield, NSW

Died on:  Monday  7 December 2020

Age:  57 years, 8 months, 14 days 

 

Cause:  Cancer – Metastatic Colorectal

Event location:   ?

Event date ?

 

Funeral date:  Tuesday  15 December 2020

Funeral location:  the Chapel of Walkers Crematorium & Memorial Gardens, 8 Everinghams Lane, Frederickton, NSW  

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

any Future Wake location??? TBA 

any Future Wake date??? TBA

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

Funeral Parlour: as above 

Buried at: Cremated

A plaque will be placed at the Crematorium Gardens and also at Seal Rocks, NSW, in due course.

Kevin William SMITH, Kevin SMITH

Kevin William SMITH, Kevin SMITH

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at:  A plaque will be placed at the Crematorium Gardens and also at Seal Rocks, NSW, in due course.  

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

 

 

 KEVIN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO

 KEVIN MIGHT BE ENTITLED TO BE mentioned on the Sydney Police Centre Memorial Wall, Surry Hills

Family currently awaiting results of request for the Police Centre Memorial Wall, Surry Hills ( June 2021 )


 

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Kev always kept this poem in his Police wallet:

Kev always kept this Ode in his Police wallet.
Kev always kept this Ode in his Police wallet.

 

 

Class 180B – Redfern Police Academy
Back Row: M.J. PETERSON, B. SANTONE, R.J. VAN DER WEIDE, D.W. RICHES, F. TRENCH, D.C. MILLER, S.D. MARSHALL, P.J. WOOD
Middle Row: M.J. NASH, S.M. ( SUE ) MANGAN, S.J. WILSON, S.J. PENTON, A.H. RHODES, S.M. ROBB, G. WHITTEN
Front Row: M.R. MOSS, B.W. WRIGHT, C.J. WILSON, M.C. PAVEY, L.A. WATSON, K.W. SMITH, W.G.( WAYNE ) McRAE

 

Class 180A – Redfern Police Academy
Back Row: S. KILFOYLE, L.R. DALRYMPLE, S.E. GOODE, J.F. DORAN, P.B. DUNN, P.J. ENGLISH, P.R. LALOR
Middle Row: M.A. LEWIS, B.P. FOSTER, G.J. LOCKE, M.L. HOOK, S. JACKSON, K.L. GAVAN, D.R. GLEW, A.F. GOSS
Front Row: S.J. ( STEVE ) HANNA, M.J. KENNY, F.E. LEITCH, J.A. BRADLEY, K.G. KERNEY, S. DUNCAN, J.M. McCUE, G.R. KADY

 


 

A poem to Kev, from Jody:

Kevin William SMITH – Poem for Kevin doc

 

 

Kevin William SMITH, Kev SMITH, Smithy, MacLeay Valley Way, Clybucca, NSW<br /> GPS: 30.9475S,152.9494E
MacLeay Valley Way, Clybucca, NSW
GPS: 30.9475S,152.9494E

 

Kevin William SMITH, Kev SMITH, Smithy
Kev hard at work.

 

Kevin William SMITH, Kev SMITH, Smithy, Father &amp; Son: Probationary Constable Samuel SMITH # 50666 &amp; Kevin SMITH # 20135<br /> 11 December 2014<br /> Possibly Class 323
Son & Father: Probationary Constable Samuel SMITH # 50666 & Kevin SMITH # 20135
11 December 2014
Possibly Class 323

 

Kevin William SMITH, Kev SMITH, Smithy, 11/12/2014 - Darwin
11/12/2014 – Darwin

 

Kevin William SMITH, Kev SMITH, Smithy, Kevin's Dew fish - 1989
Kevin’s Dew fish – 1989

 

Kevin William SMITH, Kev SMITH, Smithy, Darwin 2011
Darwin 2011

 

Kevin William SMITH, Kev SMITH, Smithy, the Family - 24 December 2019
the Family – 24 December 2019

 

 

 

 

 


 

Cal
 16 May 2021


 

 

 




Dennis Michael COX

Dennis Michael COX

AKA 

Late of 

 

Victoria Police Academy   Class #  ? ? ? 

 

Victoria Police Force

Regd. #  ????? 

 

Service:  From ? ? 2008?   to   12 November 2020  =  12 years Service ? ? ?

 

Rank:  Commenced Training at Victoria Police Academy on ? ? 2008?

Probationary Constable- appointed ? ? ?

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

 

Final Rank =  Leading Senior Constable 

 

Stations?,Swan Hill, ?, Sea Lake’s ( 8 years )( One Manner Stn ) – Death

 

Retirement / Leaving age: = 0

Time in Retirement from Police:  0

 

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours system

 

 Born? ? ?

Died on:  Thursday  12 November 2020 about 8am 

Age:  47

 

Cause:  MVA – Push Bike Rider – Not at fault – Off Duty 

Event location:   Sea Lake Rd / Lascelles Rd, Sea Lake ( N.W. Victoria )

Event date: Thursday 12 November 2020 about 8am

 

Funeral date? ? ?

Funeral location? 

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any Future Wake location??? TBA 

any Future Wake date??? TBA

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Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

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

 

 


 

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Man charged over Vic officer’s bike death

by Callum Godde
23 February 2021

A man has been charged after an off-duty police officer was knocked off his bike and killed in regional Victoria last year.

Leading Senior Constable Dennis Cox was killed on November 12 when a car allegedly struck his bicycle at Sea Lake in Victoria’s northwest.

The driver stopped to render assistance but the 42-year-old died at the scene.

A 57-year-old Sea Lake man was charged with culpable driving on Tuesday by major collision investigation detectives.

He was bailed to appear at the Mildura Magistrates Court on May 18.

Mr Cox worked at Sea Lake’s one-person local police station for eight years and was described as a “well-respected and admired”
community member.
Australian
Associated Press  

https://www.liverpoolchampion.com.au/story/7139994/man-charged-over-vic-officers-bike-death/


 

Leading Senior Constable Dennis Cox was killed while riding his bike in Sea Lake where he was the only officer in the town.
Leading Senior Constable Dennis Cox was killed while riding his bike in Sea Lake where he was the only officer in the town.

Leading Senior Constable Dennis Cox was a much loved member of the Sea Lake in northwest Victoria.

Leading Senior Constable Dennis Cox, 47, died when he was hit by a car while cycling on the outskirts of Sea Lake in northwest Victoria on November 12.

Leading Senior Constable Dennis Cox (right) with L-R wife Selina, son Jacob, 11, and daughters Shauna, 20, and Hannah, 17.
Leading Senior Constable Dennis Cox (right) with L-R wife Selina, son Jacob, 11, and daughters Shauna, 20, and Hannah, 17.

 

The site of the collision at Sea Lake. (Nine).  Dennis COX
The site of the collision at Sea Lake. (Nine)

 

Dennis COX

The local community mourned the loss of Leading Senior Constable Dennis Cox. (Nine)
The local community mourned the loss of Leading Senior Constable Dennis Cox. (Nine)

 

 

 

Family’s tribute for Leading Senior Constable Dennis Cox killed while cycling at Sea Lake

The heartbroken family of a Victoria Police officer killed while riding his bike have paid tribute to a “wonderful father” with a passion for serving his local community.

Leading Senior Constable Dennis Michael Cox, 47, tragically died when he was hit by a car while cycling on the outskirts of Sea Lake in northwest Victoria on November 12.

Senior Constable Cox’s death has sent shockwaves through the Sea Lake community where he had worked at the one-person station for the past eight years.

The popular and much-loved copper had close ties to the locals, having grown up in the Mallee region on his parents’ farm with his three sisters and two brothers.

He also had extended family in the area and was a champion footballer and past president of the Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers Football Netball Club.

His wife Selina said her husband touched many lives in the community and they were very thankful for the outpouring of support they had received since his death.

“We all loved him very much, he was a great dad. He regularly joked to everyone I was the luckiest woman alive,” she said.

Younger brother Phillip Cox said Constable Cox was an “old fashioned country cop” who was proud of his uniform and what it meant.

Colleague and close friend, Sergeant Brad Fowler, said it was his “dream job” was to work at a single member station, with Sea Lake his number one choice having grown up in the area.

“He policed by earning respect so that his community tried to mostly do the right thing so they didn’t put him in a bad position,” Mr Cox said.

“We heard a young man earlier this week refuse a drink as he had to drive home and he wasn’t going to let Coxy down.

“He trusted everyone and saw the best in those who made mistakes. He was patient and kind, as well as cheeky. Kids loved him and he was a brother to so many.”

Mr Cox said that was probably the reason why he had the least arrests and gave out the fewest fines during one year while based at Swan Hill police station.

He said Constable Cox adored his wife Selina, “the absolute love of his life”, and was the proud dad of Shauna, 20, Hannah, 17 and Jacob, 11.

“Shauna and Hannah were his two princesses and Jacob his right hand man,” Mr Cox said.

“Second only to Selina and the kids was his love of fishing and camping and (he) shared this with them.”

Constable Cox will also be remembered across the community as the legendary footballer who won four senior premierships with Berri-Culgoa, coached Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers and was later president after the two clubs merged.

Lifelong friend and current president of the Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers Football Netball Club, Colin Durie, said Constable Cox and wife Selina were “enormous” for the local club.

“He was a very modest man, he never looked for accolades, he was just happy doing his thing, keeping under the radar and just getting it done,” Mr Durie said.

“It’s just been a massive shock, it’s going to be hard to find someone else like him for our small community that’s going to put so much back into it … it’s just going to leave a massive hole.

“When he started policing he wasn’t here and the opportunity came up with the position at Sea Lake and I think he was extremely proud to get back and work in the community he’d grown up in and obviously loved.”

Constable Cox was off duty when he was struck by a car on the Sea Lake-Lascelles Road about 8am on November 12.

He had spent 12 years working with Victoria Police in the Western Division and was also based at Swan Hill police station during his career.

Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating the crash. The driver of the car stopped at the scene and assisted police. No charges have been laid.

A GoFundMe fundraiser to support Constable Cox’s family has so far raised more than $60,000.

jack.paynter@news.com.au


 

 

Off-duty policeman Dennis Cox killed in cycling crash in Victoria

A tight-knit Victorian community is mourning the tragic death of its much-loved sole policeman, described by locals as a ‘true copper’.

 

The sole policeman of a tight-knit Victorian community who was tragically killed while cycling is being remembered as an “all round good bloke” and “true copper”.

Leading Senior Constable Dennis Cox, 47, was riding his bike when he was hit by a car on the outskirts of Sea Lake in northwest Victoria on Thursday morning.

Senior Constable Cox’s death has sent shockwaves through the Sea Lake community where he had worked at the one-person station for the past eight years.

The popular and much-loved police officer had grown up in the Mallee region, had extended family in the area and was a past president of the Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers Football Netball Club.

Local councillor and Sea Lake tourism business operator David Vis told NCA NewsWire “everybody knew” Constable Cox and it would be a great loss for the community.

“He cared a lot about the local community, he was heavily involved in voluntary work as well as with the football club,” he said.

“There’s a lot of things he did over and above his police work, and he will very sadly missed by the community.

“The community hurts when these types of things happen, it’s affected the town quite badly and he’s going to be sorely missed.”

Constable Cox was off duty when he was struck by a car on the Sea Lake-Lascelles Road about 8am on Thursday.

He had spent 12 years working with Victoria Police in the Western Division and was also based at Swan Hill police station during his career.

Local community members have placed ribbons and flowers on the Sea Lake police station fence as a sign of respect to their “much-loved member of the community”.

Former police officer and Sea Lake Men’s Shed secretary Geoff McGuigan said Constable Cox was “an excellent officer and a good man”.

“We were blessed to have you here. RIP. You will be missed,” he posted on Facebook.

Advance Sea Lake Inc community group said Constable Cox was “more then (sic) our ‘local copper’”.

“A community member, family man, all round good bloke,” they posted.

“‘Sea Lake 208, log us off thanks’, that was him, every shift,” another mourner wrote. “We will miss you mate.”

“A true copper and friend of Sea Lake residents,” local Peter Arrowsmith wrote.

Another friend wrote that Constable Cox was “a wonderful ex-neighbour, family friend, such a character, so sadly missed by all”.

“We are just devastated for Dennis’ big beautiful family … you wouldn’t find a more loving and decent family,” they said.

In a statement, Victoria Police extended its deepest sympathy and condolences to Constable Cox’s immediate and extended family and friends.

Leading Senior Constable Dennis Cox was a well respected and admired member of the Sea Lake community, working at the community’s one-person station for the past eight years,” they said.

Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating the crash. The driver of the car stopped at scene and assisted police.

His death comes several months after the Eastern Freeway crash that killed Constable Glen Humphris, Senior Constable Kevin King, Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor and Constable Joshua Prestney.

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Leading Senior Constable Dennis Cox killed while cycling in Sea Lake, Victoria | Herald Sun


 

 

 




John CRIBB

John CRIBB

AKA  Cribby 

Late of Tuncurry, NSW 

 

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  –  Class #  095A

 

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  10652

 

Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on ? ? ?

Probationary Constable- appointed 13 May 1963

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed 13 May 1968  

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( YES )

Senior Constable – appointed 13 May 1972  

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ? ( YES )

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 

Chief Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 

Superintendent – appointed ? ? ? 

Chief Superintendent – appointed ? ? ?

Final Rank?

Retirement / Leaving age:?

 

Stations: ?, Wagga Wagga HWP – Bikes ( 1963 ), Bondi?, Hurstville ( 12 Division ) ( 1969 era ), Homicide Squad?, CIB Consorting Squad, Central ( 1 Division ),  Tweed Heads – Resigned?

Believed he eventually bought a cab in the Tweed Heads area

Service:  From ? ? ?   to   ? ? ? ? years Service

 

Awards:  National Medal – granted 1 September 1982 ( Sgt 3/c )

 

Born:  Thursday  26 February 1942 

Died on:  Saturday  19 December 2020 during the a.m.

Age:  78 years, 9 months, 23 days 

Cause?

Event location:   ?

Event date ?

 

Funeral date? ? ?

Funeral location? 

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Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

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

 

 

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Condolences to wife Robyn and son Paul.

 


 

 

Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this man at the time of publication.

 

Cal
2 January 2021


 

 

 

 

 




John SOLVYNS

Jean ‘John’ Louis Marie J. A. G. SOLVYNS

AKA  John, Scoota, Solvo

Late of  ?

 

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern – Class #  132

 

New South Wales Police Force

Uniform # 3273

Regd. #  15484

 

Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on ? ? ?

Probationary Constable- appointed 11 September 1972

Constable – appointed 11 September 1973

Constable 1st Class – appointed 11 September 1977

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( NO )

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Resigned / Retired: ? ? ?

Final Rank =  ?

 

Returned to Employ of NSW Police Force as a Communications Officer, VKG5 – Tamworth

Public Service # 9834373

 

Retirement / Leaving age:?

 

Stations?, Eastwood GDs, Frenchs Forest HWP ( 1970s ), Tamworth HWP – Resignation / Retirement?

 

Service 2: Tamworth – Communications Officer ( Civilian ) – VKG5, Retirement

 

Service 1:  From ? ? Pre Sept 1972?   to   ? ? pre 98? ? years Service

Service 2:  From ? ? 1998?   to   ? ? ? ? years Service

 

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours system

 

Born:  Wednesday  1 April 1953

Died on:  Sunday  27 December 2020 

Age:  67 years, 8 months, 26 days 

Cause:  Cancer ( Type = ? )

Event location:   ? , Tamworth, NSW

Event date ?

 

Funeral date? ? ?

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Buried at: Cremated 

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John SOLVYNS. 15 August 2017: Classic Pursuit Vehicle FB Group· John SOLVYNS sent this interesting submission through: That's me at the door. This particular VC Commodore did the rounds of a few places in NSW for trial purposes in, I think, 1983 or 84. It was supplied by GMH with a Garrett turbocharger fitted. I believe it was done in order to try and crack the HWP pursuit car market which was dominated by Ford. Apart from that I don't know too much of the technical info but there are people out there who could help. It worked very well as an unmarked car as there was an element of surprise. It didn't end well, the turbo blew and the car was last seen leaving Tamworth on the back of a truck never to be heard of or seen again. You will notice from this picture, the car had a black front spoiler and bonnet vents.
15 August 2017: Classic Pursuit Vehicle FB Group· John SOLVYNS sent this interesting submission through: That’s me at the door. This particular VC Commodore did the rounds of a few places in NSW for trial purposes in, I think, 1983 or 84. It was supplied by GMH with a Garrett turbocharger fitted. I believe it was done in order to try and crack the HWP pursuit car market which was dominated by Ford. Apart from that I don’t know too much of the technical info but there are people out there who could help. It worked very well as an unmarked car as there was an element of surprise. It didn’t end well, the turbo blew and the car was last seen leaving Tamworth on the back of a truck never to be heard of or seen again. You will notice from this picture, the car had a black front spoiler and bonnet vents.

 

John SOLVYNS. Assistant Commissioner Michael CORBOY # 19643 , Col Colman # 12030, &amp; John SOLVYNS # 15484
Assistant Commissioner Michael CORBOY # 19643 , Col COLMAN # 12030, & John SOLVYNS # 15484

 

John SOLVYNS. From Col Colman: John offered his services to a local convent school picnic day, showing all the children his car. With NSWP Highway Patrol vehicle - Chrysler Valiant Charger - Regd # JIG-901
John offered his services to a local convent school picnic day, showing all the children his car. With NSWP Highway Patrol vehicle – Chrysler Valiant Charger – Regd # JIG-901

 

Udo STARKIS # 13470 & John SOLVYNS # 15484 with a former HWP GTR Holden Torana - Regd # GNP-455
Udo STARKIS # 13470 & John SOLVYNS # 15484 with a former HWP GTR Holden Torana – Regd # GNP-455

 

John SOLVYNS


John SOLVYNS # 15484, David WHITEMAN # 14994. POLICE SEIZE 'POT' PLANTSConstable David WHITEMAN ( # 14994 )( left ) and Constable John SOLVYNS ( # 15484 ) of Frenchs Forest Highway patrol, with the 'pot' plants.Police seized 91 Indian hemp plants found growing in planters in bush at Terrey Hills on Sunday.They believe the plants could be part of a number of crops under cultivation in the area.The 3" high plants were found only about 50m off Booralie Rd."They were sitting in a tidy group in planter trays and ice-cream containers, " police said yesterday."They had obviously been well cared for. "The plants were in peat soil similar to that bought at nurseries.Police discovered the small plantation after seeing two youths acting suspiciously in the area.They searched a nearby car and found about 250 hemp seeds, a small quantity of hashish and three pipes used for smoking the hemp.Two youths were taken to Frenchs Forest police station for questioning.
POLICE SEIZE ‘POT’ PLANTS   Constable 1/c David WHITEMAN ( # 14994 )( left ) and Constable 1/c John SOLVYNS ( # 15484 ) of Frenchs Forest Highway patrol, with the ‘pot’ plants.   Police seized 91 Indian hemp plants found growing in planters in bush at Terrey Hills on Sunday.   They believe the plants could be part of a number of crops under cultivation in the area.   The 3″ high plants were found only about 50m off Booralie Rd.  ”They were sitting in a tidy group in planter trays and ice-cream containers, ” police said yesterday.   ” They had obviously been well cared for. “   The plants were in peat soil similar to that bought at nurseries.   Police discovered the small plantation after seeing two youths acting suspiciously in the area.   They searched a nearby car and found about 250 hemp seeds, a small quantity of hashish and three pipes used for smoking the hemp.   Two youths were taken to Frenchs Forest police station for questioning.

 


 

I first met John when he joined and was stationed at Eastwood GD’s. I had the opportunity to take him out in a GTR Torana for the shift as I was on Eastwood STP. John told me that is when he got the urge to join the HWP.
Great man! Rest In Peace John.  Thank you for your service.

 

Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this man at the time of publication.

 

Cal
1 January 2021


 

 

 

 

 




Dennis Leslie NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE

AKA  ?

Late of Bonnet Bay, NSW 

Husband to his Widow – Judith May NEATE ( R.I.P. – 24/12/2013 )

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  –  Class #  093 

 

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  10468

 

Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy Cadet on ? ? ?

Probationary Constable- appointed 29 October 1962 ( Aged 22 years, 2 months, 27 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed 27 March 1968 ( Seniority date should have been 29-10-67 )  ( Loss of 6 months Seniority )

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Final Rank?

Retirement / Leaving age:?

 

Stations?, Central Police Station ( 1 Division ), ?

Service:  From ? ? pre October 1962?   to   ? ? ? ? years Service

 

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours system 

 

Born:  Saturday  2 August 1941

Died on:  Sunday  27 December 2020 during the a.m.

Age:  79 years, 4 months, 26 days 

Cause:  Cancer ( Type ? ) 

Event location:   ?

Event date ?

 

Funeral date:  Wednesday 6 January 2021 @ 11am

Funeral locationSt Joseph’s Catholic Church, 210 Oyster Bay Rd, Como, NSW

NO FURTHER SEATS AVAILABLE AT FUNERAL.

LIVE STEAMING CAN ‘EVENTUALLY‘ BE FOUND HERE 

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

 

 

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Condolences to his daughter, Katherine.

 


Dennis Leslie NEATE


Over 50 years proudly serving the Police Family

 

Here is a brief history of the development of Police Bank.

1970-79

Rapid Growth of Services
The Credit Union employed its first full time administration officers in 1970 to meet the growing demand for services. By late 1971, membership had reached 2,583 and deposits grew by over half a million dollars from the previous year. By 1972 the organisation was lending nearly $50,000 per month.

Appointed Representatives
Bob Dines became Chairman in 1970 with Arthur Sharp taking on the General Manager role the following year, a position he would hold for over a decade. Ian Pettit, Terry Seery, John Gorman, Bob Page, Merv Taylor and Alan Dahl joined as Directors in the early to mid seventies. Alan Dahl was elected Chairman in 1975 with the auditing firm, Nicholls & Thomas (Kevin Thomas principal), appointed in the same year.

Around this time the Credit Union appointed Dennis Neate as a ‘Field & Promotions Officer'(the forerunner to our Business Development Officers of today) to increase awareness of Police Credit Union across the state.

https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20190315084642/https://www.policebank.com.au/50years/

 


 

 

Pedal car from childhood restored for 91-year-old owner

 

Patricia (Patsy) Browne, 91, couldn’t believe her eyes when daughter Yvette Graf took her on a surprise visit to the Sutherland Shire Toy Restoration Centre at Jannali.

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE, Patricia (Patsy) Browne

Waiting to be picked up was the toy pedal car Mrs Browne adored as a child, beautifully restored to its original condition by volunteer Dennis Neate, a retired policeman and former panel beater.

The pedal car, which was made in 1929 – the same year Mrs Browne was born – was a present from her grandfather Herbert Cato, who was a car dealer, mechanic and served petrol at Cato’s Garage in Clare, South Australia.

The car was painted light green, the same as Mr Cato’s Buick.

Mrs Browne, of Caringbah South, has very strong memories of pedalling her little car around the large garage and parking it next to her grandfather’s vehicles within white lines, which he had painted on the concrete floor specially for her.

“I used to be able to go backwards easily when parking it,” she recalled.

“I used to check the readings as I knew one should. There were transfers on the dashboard for fuel level, battery charge and speedo.”

Mrs Browne said the pedal car had been “almost around the world since then”.

“It’s been shared with everyone in the family and now it’s back with me.

“Yvette had it last and I noticed it was missing.

“I thought someone might be trying to fix it up, but had no idea of what she was organising.

“Then, one day she said to me, ‘I am going to take you out on Saturday and you have wear something that’s better than your gardening clothes.’

“It was a wonderful surprise and I am very grateful.”

Mrs Browne’s recollections of the car of her childhood were written down, along with her mother’s other memories, by Ms Graf and guided Mr Neate, who also did a lot of independent research.

“It had strong celluloid windscreen with a transfer on the corner, a fake light on one side and a magnificent horn with a trumpet and rubber squeeze tube,” the notes said.

“I think it had a new bumper bar and a pedal set up which included the two rods to the rear wheels.

“There was a mascot on front of the bonnet, some sort of cross, I think. It was a soft moss green with thin strip paint lines on the ventilators, at side of engine, and also along the bonnet body and the outer ridges of the mudguards and wheels.”

Sutherland Shire Toy Restoration Centre, which is operated by volunteers, reopened in June in an amended arrangement after the COVID-19 shutdown.

Takings have recovered to the extent that the centre recently gave $10,000 to charities assisting with food support because of Covid.

Pedal car from childhood restored for 91-year-old owner | St George & Sutherland Shire Leader | St George, NSW

 


Admin

11 October 2019

There have been many great artists and observers, from Da Vinci to Darwin, who have drawn nature from life by observing it in its natural habitat. Here we have a previously undiscovered collection of life drawings of NSW cops in their natural surroundings (you really need to read this in a voice that sounds like Sir David Attenborough). Many thanks to Kade May for loaning these excellent drawings by her father Senior Constable Dennis Neate.

 

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE

Dennis Leslie NEATE, Dennis NEATE


 

 

 

 




Colin William Hugh NAPIER

Colin William Hugh NAPIER

AKA  Col 

Son of Colin NAPIER ( B: 16 Dec 1903 – D: 26 Feb 1989 ) who was born in the Police Stn, Johnshaven, Benholm, Kincardineshire, Scotland.  He married Louisa Jena MARSHALL in 1936 in NSW

 

Late of  ?

It’s nice to be nice

 

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern –  Class #  088

 

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  10187

Uniform #  4099

Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy  on ? ? ?

Probationary Constable- appointed 30 October 1961 ( aged 24 years, 3 months, 15 days )

Constable – appointed 30 October 1962

Constable 1st Class – appointed 1 April 1967  

Detective – appointed  2 November 1967

Senior Constable – appointed 1 April 1971  

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 February 1978

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 30 June 1986

Final Rank =  Detective Senior Sergeant 

Retirement / Leaving age: =  54 years, 11 months, 29 days

 

Stations:  Parramatta ( 18 Division )(GDs)( 4 December 1961 – 18 August 1963 )( ProCst – Cst ),

Granville ( 18 Division )(GDs)( 19 August 1963 – 2 August 1964 ), Granville ( 26 Division )( GDs )( 3 August 1964 – 1 November 1964 ),

Vice Squad ( 20 Division )(2 November 1964 – 26 July 1965 ), Parramatta ( 18 Division )( Vice Squad )(27 July 1965 – 1 June 1966 ),

Bankstown ( 19 Division )( C.I. Duty )( 2 June 1966 – 6 February 1967 ),

Liverpool Dets ( 22 Division )( 2IC to Bert EDWARDS )( 7 February 1967 – 13 March 1969 ),

C.I.B. ( 20 Division )( Vice Squad )(14 March 1969 – 11 April 1972 ),

( *28 Division )( C.I. Duty )(12 April 1972 – 20 May 1978 ) * 28 Division was the Water Police at Dawes Point in 1978.  In 1988 28 Division was then allocated to Mt Druitt.

Liverpool ( 22 Division )( C.I. Duty )(21 May 1978 – 12 April 1980 ),

Newtown ( 5 Division )( C.I. Duty )( 13 April 1980 – 20 June 1981 ),

Fairfield ( 34 Division )( Det Sgt )( 21 June 1981 – 17 July 1982 ),

Liverpool ( 22 Division )( C.I. Duty )( 18 July 1982 – ? )

Records were then computerised.

Merrylands GDs – Retirement ( 14 July 1992 )

Service:  From ? ? 1961   to   14 July 1992  =  31 years Service

 

Awards:  National Medal – granted 6 November 1980 ( Det Sgt )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 2 November 1988 ( Det SenCon )

 

 

Born:  Thursday  15 July 1937 at Strathfield, NSW

Died on:  Friday  18 December 2020 surrounded by family

Age:  83 years, 5 months, 3 days

Cause:  Cancer = Prostate

Event location:  Home of his daughter.

Event date:  Suffering terminal cancer in October 2020 

 

Funeral date:  Wednesday  23 December 2020 @ 10am

Funeral location: Thanks Giving Service: Guildford Anglican Church, 2 Bolton St, Guildford, NSW  ( No coffin )

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Buried at: Col, unselfishly, donated his body to science 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

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

Colin William Hugh NAPIER, Col NAPIER
” anyway, the fish was thissss big “

 

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Back row, left to right: Det. SenCon RJW King, Det Cst 1/c K.A. Barr, Det Cst 1/c R J Seery, Det SenCon P.B. Scott, Det Cst 1/c P.W. Gould Front row. Det SenCon B.A. Brown, Det Sgt 2/c J. Waldmanis, Det Sgt 3/c C.W.H. Napier, Det Sgt 3/c D.E. Pike
Back row, left to right: Det. SenCon RJW King, Det Cst 1/c K.A. Barr, Det Cst 1/c R J Seery, Det SenCon P.B. Scott, Det Cst 1/c P.W. Gould Front row. Det SenCon B.A. Brown, Det Sgt 2/c J. Waldmanis, Det Sgt 3/c C.W.H. Napier, Det Sgt 3/c D.E. Pike


 

Colin William Hugh NAPIER, Col NAPIER, Peter GOULD
Col with Peter GOULD

 

Colin William Hugh NAPIER, Col NAPIER

Colin William Hugh NAPIER, Col NAPIER

 

 


 

Col had been suffering from a rare Cancer which failed to show up on tests.

As a result, Col donated his body to science in the hope of helping to cure Cancer.

 

Cal

 


 

David Ritzau
Yesterday celebrating the life of Colin William Hugh Napier, firstly at the Anglican Church Guildford, and the for the rest of the day and evening at one of Col”s favourite spots at the Guildford Leagues Club with Steve Ryan and Anthony Field where we spent time remembering:
Fairfield Detectives 1980’s: Detective Senior Sergeant Colin William Hugh Napier wasn’t just our boss, he was our Leader, our Mentor, our Protector, our Motivator, our Mate, and for us younger Detectives our virtual dad during working hours. We’ve lost a good one. R.I.P. Col and I bet you are already at the bar enjoying a beer with Rod. Thank you. We’ll never forget you.

 

Prior to employment with NSWPF – Col had been an a shop assistant for 3 weeks, Labourer for 3 months, member of the R.A.A.F. for 6 years, A Clerk for 14 months and a Copy boy for 14 months.

He enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 28 April 1955 as an Aero Engine Fitter.

He was Discharged ( from the R.A.A.F. ) ” Termination of period of enlistment ” at the Rank of Aircraftman with a trade as an Engine Fitter.

His proficiency was satisfactory and Conduct was exemplary.

On the 9 January 1962 he was Commended with Constable D.W. Gibbens for keen observation when, on seeing a motor car at Westmead on 9 January 1962, of similar description to one believed to be used in connection with the commission of crime, they followed the vehicle, and after a chase, in which it was abandoned, the three occupants decamping, arrested one of the offenders and found stolen property in the vehicle.

Subsequently, the other two offenders were arrested by Police and all three charged with stealing.

Sign:  N.T.W. Allan – Commissioner of Police

 

At the time of joining NSWPF he was 5′ 11″, 12 Stone in weight, hazel eyes, brown hair with a medium complexion and was Married.

 

He attained 74% at completion of Training Class 089A at the Police Training Centre ( Redfern )

He completed a three day course in Civil Defence Oct / Nov 1962.

He satisfactorily passed his typing test on 17 August 1962 at 20 w.p.m.

Successfully completed Sergeant Course # 4, Class 4 of 1979 with 82.4%

He passed his Constable 1/c examinations on 22 September 1964.

He failed his first attempt at the examinations for Sergeant 3/c on the 15 May 1975 but passed them on the 13 May 1976.

He passed his Sergeant 1st Class examinations on the 10 May 1983.

He completed his Detective Course on 26 October 1966 and was Designated ‘Detective’ on 2 November 1967.

He completed his Solo Motor Cyclist course on the 12 April 1962.

He completed his General duty utilities and light trucks ( Bull Wagons – F100s ) on 29 January 1964.

He completed his High Speed ( Automatics ) course on 17 November 1970.

He completed his 4 wheel driving course on the 15 May 1978.