Sharynne Lee GRANT

Sharynne Lee GRANT  APM

South Australia Police Force

” South Australia’s Longest Serving female Police Officer dies “

Regd. #   ?

Rank:  Constable ( does not appear as though she progressed, Rank wise, past Constable in 41 years.  In 2015 she was described as a ” Career Constable ” )

Stations?, Adelaide CIB, Victims of Crime Support Officer from 2004

ServiceFrom  ? ? 1975  to  11 October 2016 = 41 years Service

Awards:  Australian Police Medal ( APM ) – granted 26 January 2016

Born:  20 January 1950

Died on:  Tuesday 11 October 2016

Age:  66

Cause?

Funeral date:  Friday 21 October 2016 @ 1.30pm

Funeral location:  Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William St, Adelaide

Buried at?

 Memorial at?

Constable Sharynne Grant with her Australian Police Medal.
Constable Sharynne Grant with her Australian Police Medal.

 

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Service: 21 October – 1:30pm
Location: Adelaide Town Hall – 128 King William Street, Adelaide

Family and Friends of Sharynne are invited to attend her Funeral Service, which will be conducted on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 1.30pm entirely in the Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William Street, Adelaide.

In lieu of flowers a donation in memory of Sharynne may be posted to SCOSA (Spastic Centres of SA), PO Box 49, Woodville SA 5011 or beyondblue, PO Box 6100, Hawthorn West, Vic. 3122. Envelopes will be available at the service


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“A lovely lady, now gone forever”
– Peter Maher 19th Oct 2016 – 05:57:03 PM

“Sharynne, I am very sorry to hear of your passing. You put in many years of service to SAPOL and your dedication to the force will certainly be sadly missed by all. My thoughts are with you, your immediate family and to your collegues in SA Police. Your legacy will live on forever. May you now rest in peace Sharynne. Forever in our hearts, from one of your cousins Kevin Marsland, SA Ambulance Service”
– Kevin Marsland 18th Oct 2016 – 10:15:03 PM

“There are special people in our lives, who never leave us…. Even after they are gone”
– Carol Homewood 18th Oct 2016 – 09:25:50 AM

http://berryfunerals.com.au/funeral-services/sharynne-grant-apm-1950-to-2016


 

The Journal for Women and Policing  Issue # 38   2016

Officer granted prestigious honour
Mathew Rodda
South Australia Police
Constable Sharynne Grant’s 40 years of distinguished service with South Australia Police (SAPOL) has been recognised in the 2016 Australia Day awards with an Australian Police Medal (APM).

Constable Sharynne Grant with Commissioner Grant Stevens at Government House.
Constable Sharynne Grant with Commissioner Grant Stevens at Government House.

Constable Grant joined SAPOL in 1975 and worked in a range of operational areas before becoming
a Victim Contact Officer in 1994.
For the past 20 years she has been committed to providing outstanding services to victims of crime and persons affected by trauma. Constable Grant brings to the role a passion for service to victims and an empathy for them that goes beyond mere words of comfort.
She has created special bonds, particularly with vulnerable victims, and made herself available, at work and in her own time, providing practical and emotional support to families and victims of crime.
Constable Grant’s knowledge of procedures, processes, and services to victims and her commitment to assisting has been invaluable to investigators.
“I’m thrilled and honoured to receive the APM,” Constable Grant said.
“I’ve been passionate about assisting victims throughout my whole career, so this is the greatest reward I could ever achieve for my work.
“Many of the victims I have helped over the years have contacted me to share their kind words and excitement about my award recognition, which makes it even more special.”
SAPOL’s longest ever serving female officer, Constable Grant has previously been nominated for the South Australia Police Officer of the Year award and been awarded life membership by Victim Support Services.

http://acwap.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Womens-Police-Issue-38.pdf

Tributes paid to longest-serving female police officer the late Constable Sharynne Grant

Constable Sharynne Grant pictured in 1987. Pic: File
Constable Sharynne Grant pictured in 1987. Pic: File

ACTING Premier John Rau and Police Commissioner Grant Stevens have paid tribute to South Australia’s longest serving female officer after she died in the city on Tuesday night.

Constable Sharynne Grant’s death was not considered suspicious.

Mr Rau described Constable Grant as a “highly-respected and long-serving member of our police force”.

“As South Australia’s longest ever serving female officer, she was a guiding light for many of her colleagues,” he said.

Tributes have been paid to Constable Sharynne Grant. Picture: FileSource:News Limited
Tributes have been paid to Constable Sharynne Grant. Picture: FileSource:News Limited

“Constable Grant excelled in her career, and particularly so in her service as a Victim Contact Officer.

“(Her) passion for her role and empathy has provided tremendous support to victims and their families.

“Our condolences are with (Constable Grant’s) family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time.”

Mr Stevens described Constable Grant’s death as “tragic”.

“On behalf of all members of the South Australia Police, I extend our condolences to Sharynne’s family, friends and colleagues,” he said.

“On a personal note, I am deeply saddened by her death.

“It would be inappropriate for me to further discuss the circumstances of this matter, but in keeping with usual practice a report will be prepared for the State Coroner.”

Constable Grant joined SA Police in 1975 and remained in the force until she died.

Her service to the community and support for victims of crime and those affected by trauma was recognised on Australia Day this year when she was awarded an Australian Police Medal.

In November last year, Constable Grant told ABC News it was “very emotional” being the longest serving female officer.

She said it was vital that women have a strong presence in the police force.

“I think it’s very important, they do a wonderful job,” she told the ABC.

“We’ve got a female deputy commissioner, she’s fantastic, through the ranks, and they just do wonderful work, really wonderful work and equal work with the men.

“It’s very emotional for me, being the longest serving and probably the oldest, it’s very emotional.”

Police Association of SA president Mark Carroll also passed on his condolences.

“Sharynne was a deeply respected member of the police community, loved my many and her passing is a terrible tragedy,” he said.

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Snapshots of a century of women in police in South Australia


Policewomen at 100 anniversary march<br /> Posted 1 Dec 2015, 1:47pm<br /> Sharynee Grant (far right) with other officers wearing different South Australian police uniforms from over the years at the march in Adelaide.
Policewomen at 100 anniversary march
Posted 1 Dec 2015, 1:47pm
Sharynee Grant (far right) with other officers wearing different South Australian police uniforms from over the years at the march in Adelaide.

Hundreds of female police officers, past and present, have marched through Adelaide’s CBD to mark 100 years of women in the police force.
South Australia appointed its first female officers as equals with their male counterparts, on December 1, 1915.
At the time, a large percentage of Adelaide’s men were overseas fighting in World War I and calls were made to employ female officers.
South Australia’s longest serving female police officer Constable Sharynne Grant has seen many changes over the years.
Ms Grant has been a police officer for almost 41 years and said she was drawn to the force after meeting “a wonderful female police officer”.
“I joined in 1975, I graduated that year, and I joined because of a wonderful female police officer I’d met in 1961,” Ms Grant said.
“Lots of changes in uniform, and lots of changes in women just doing everything.
“I was the second group of females on patrols, on mixed patrols, and there are a lot more females now, there’s 1,264.”
She said it is vital that there is a strong female presence in the police force.
“I think it’s very important, they do a wonderful job,” she said.
“We’ve got a female deputy commissioner, she’s fantastic, through the ranks, and they just do wonderful work, really wonderful work and equal work with the men.
“It’s very emotional for me, being the longest serving and probably the oldest, it’s very emotional.”

Channel Seven News, Adelaide     Trail Blazer dies     12 October 2016

SA Police News FB page
South Australia Police will recognise a significant milestone in history on Tuesday (1 Dec) with a street parade in Adelaide’s CBD celebrating a century of women in policing.
On December 1, 1915 South Australia Police appointed its first female officers as equals with their male counterparts. They were the first women police officers commissioned in the then British Empire and among the first in the world.
Over the next week, in recognition of 100 years of women in policing, we are publishing some short videos memories from police women past and present.
Today we feature Constable Sharynne Grant (SAPOL 1975-current), who shows how the ‘history’ of SAPOL is still unfolding today. Other snapshots can be seen on the SAPOL Facebook page, or YouTube account.
These women will be among those attending the parade, which will also feature the Band of the South Australia Police, mounted police, present and retired officers, PSOs, ASOs, historic uniforms and vehicles.
Tuesday’s street parade – which starts outside Police Headquarters, 100 Angas Street at 10am – will move around Victoria Square, travel down King William St and end at Government House about 11am.
We hope to see you there!
Above this – messages only refer to the ‘street parade’ of 1 December 2015.
Mark Langford Sharynne and all SAPOL personnel, thank you for your service
Ken Peglar Oh why why why. So sad.
Annelise Hansen Madz Ando could you please show your mum?
Lisa Anderson Pretty sure the early female cops held their gun in their purse ?
Ruth McAvaney They (we) did indeed…along with high heels it was one of many challenges…
Ska Tim Think this vid should now be taken down out of respect.
Catherine McMahon With respect I feel it should stay
Barry Blun It should definitely stay.
Wilson Mum She was very proud to be a police woman, she would want this video to stay. ??
Karen Althoff What a beautiful piece to remember Sharynne by. Thanks Mick Schooley for sharing it xxx
Mick Schooley For those who know the woman and not just the copper, this I feel is a way of not just recognition of her service to society, but the warm and loving person she will always be
Kylie Fraser RIP Sharynne Grant. You were an exceptional woman. xx
Scott Hodder I had the pleasure of meeting her during some unpleasant times..she was lovely…special lady
Stephanie Smith Saddest condolences to her family, friends and colleagues. What an amazing woman.
Brendan Bowes What an absolute gem of a lady. Had the pleasure of her company a few times. I would have voted this lady for PM.
Hayley Branch Congratulations Sharynne!
I enjoyed and feel privileged for the time we worked together. ?
You are an inspiration.
Dianne Capper That was my uniform too in 1978 and yes it was attractive but not practical, handbag and all. I went on early patrol work with this lady after first graduating. As third person in the car of course as women never worked on their own, always with a male officer.
Jacquelynne Willcox Dear Shazzie darling. This is too much. RIP
AJ Menz RIP Shaz your infectious laughter and smile will be sadly missed around the office.
Barb Young Fond memories RIP lovey x
Phil Main I had the privilege of knowing Sharynne for nearly 40 years. I worked with her closely at Adelaide CIB and marvelled at her skills in dealing with victims. I shared many great moment in court with her and reminiscing over our past policing career. I truly enjoyed this woman’s company. For those who know her real story she will serve as a testament of true endurance and resilience.
I will deeply miss that beaming smile.
Tania Giles Respect! ??
Stella Thomson A lady who was a pioneer in the force. What a beautiful soul.
Ala Sheldon RIP Sharynne. A truly beautiful lady.
Cathy Sweeney Very Sad.
Bette Grant We met Sharon on a very recent overseas and quickly became friends. Our condolences to Sharynnes family, colleagues and friends. Wonderful caring lady
Marlene P Wood Thankyou for sharing Annie, she truly was one of the best.
Jayne Kwiatkowski Rest in peace – a worthy life – such a caring lady – I remember her when I worked at police many years ago
Annie Piert R.I.P Shazz, the world is a better place, that you did live and a sadder place, that you did leave us ?

As recipients of the Australian Police medal, the awards recognise their distinguished service.
Constable Sharynne Grant Constable Sharynne Grant joined South Australia Police in 1975 and worked in a range of operational areas before becoming a Victim Contact Officer in 2004.
For the past 20 years she has been committed to providing outstanding services to victims of crime and persons affected by trauma. She brings to the role a passion for service to victims and an empathy for them that goes beyond mere words of comfort. She has created special bonds, particularly with vulnerable
victims, and made herself available, at work and in her own time, providing practical and emotional support to families and victims of crime.
Constable Grant’s knowledge of procedures, processes, and services to victims and her commitment to assisting has been invaluable to investigators.
In 2009 Constable Grant was nominated for the South Australia Police Officer of the Year award. She has also been awarded life membership by Victim Support Services and was recently recognised as SAPOL’s longest ever serving female officer.

 

 





William Robert WALKER

 William Robert WALKER

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # 6895 ( pre 24 February 1915 which commenced the current Regd. # system )

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 25 November 1895

Superintendent – retired

Stations?, Sydney, Armidale ( 1896 – 1897 ), Sydney ( 1897 – 1901 ),

Tamworth ( Senior Constable 1901 – 1905 Senior Sergeant – October 1911 ),

Braidwood ( sub-Inspector November 1911 – ? )

Service:  From  25 November 1895  to  ? = ? years service

Awards?

Born? ? 1869 in NSW

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


 

 

William Robert WALKER is one of the sons of retired Superintendent Alexander Binning WALKER who, as a Constable in 1870, shot the bushranger Thunderbolt – aka Frederick Ward.


NSW State Records:
Service # 6895   Reel 3043  Item 8/3253
http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au/indexes/searchhits.aspx?table=Registers%20of%20Police&id=31&frm=1&query=Surname:walker

The Maitland Weekly Mercury ( NSW )     Saturday  28 October 1911     page 10 of 16

Sub-inspector Walker, who received his promotion last week, leaves Tamworth for his new post, Braidwood, early next month. He has been ten years in Tamworth, having went there in 1901 from Sydney.

Although only a comparatively young man, he has had fairly rapid advancement in the police force. He joined in 1895, and was sent to Armidale in 1896. After a year there, he was transferred to Sydney, where he stayed, three or four years. He went to Tamworth as senior-constable, and in 1905 was promoted to the rank of senior sergeant. Sub-inspector Walker is a son of superintendent Walker, who-used to be stationed at Uralla, and well known in the New England district in the 70‘s. Among his exploits were some exciting experiences with bushrangers and he distinguished himself by shooting the famous Thunderbolt.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/126778946


 

 




William Ernest WILLIAMSON

William Ernest WILLIAMSON

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # ?

Joined NSW Police Force via NSW Police Cadet system on 15 October 1956

Cadet #  1331

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Service:  From  15 October 1956  to  ?

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MORE INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS MAN, HIS SERVICE AND DEATH. ( Sept. 2015 )

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William Keith WILLIAMSON

William Keith WILLIAMSON

aka  Bill & Blinky Bill

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # 7243

Rank:  Inspector

Stations?, Fairfield O.I.C. 34 Division ( in 1970’s )

Service:  From  to  ?

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Died on:  15 November 2003

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Age:  78

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Bill Williamson was the OIC of Fairfield when Stephen Moore was the Inspectors Clerk there in 1979.  Bill was replaced by Phil Child in late 1979. From memory Bill was an Olympic sculler in the same crew as former Commissioner Merv Wood. 1948 or 1952 Olympics. At the same time we had Frank Murphy at Fairfield as assistant Inspector and he was an Olympic Diver.

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Barry Stuart EDGECOMBE

 Barry Stuart EDGECOMBE

Late of Dubbo, NSW

Son of Harry EDGECOMBE, NSWPF # 9191

New South Wales Police Force

NSW Police Academy – Redfern Class # 139

Regd. # 16307

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

Probationary Constable – appointed 8 April 1974

Constable – appointed 8 April 1975

 

Final Rank:  Senior Constable ?

Stations?, possibly Blacktown & Parramatta HWP, Wilcannia ( early 1980s ), Wanaaring, Dubbo

Service:  From  ??pre April 1974?  to  6 February 1992 = 18? years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 27 November 1990 ( SenCon )

Born:  Thursday  22 June 1950

Died on: Thursday  6 February 1992

Location of death:  Maitland, NSW

Cause:  Suicide – Drug overdose

Age:  41 years, 7 months, 15 days

Funeral date?

Funeral location:  Newcastle Memorial Park, Beresfield, NSW

Buried at:  Cremated

Barry Stuart EDGECOMBE

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

 


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It is believed that Barry EDGECOMBE is the son of Harry EDGECOMBE.


FURTHER DETAILS ARE NEEDED ABOUT BOTH OF THESE MEN


 

 

 




Rodney Arthur PERRIN

Rodney Arthur PERRIN

New South Wales Police Force

Joined NSW Police Force via NSW Police Cadet system on 29 May 1961

Cadet # 1676

Regd. # ?

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Richard John HAZEL

Richard John HAZEL

aka  Rick

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # ?

Rank:  Detective

Stations:  Redfern ( about 1985 ), Kings Cross

Awards:  ?

Service:  From  to  ?

Born:  ?

Age:  ?

Died:  September 2002

Cause:  Suicide at Caringbah. Knife in the chest, but also a suspected murder.

Funeral date:  ?

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Grave site:  ?

FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ON THIS PERSON

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It should be noted that there was a suicide of a former Police officer by the name of Hazell who killed himself allegedly surrounded by news articles of the 1996 Royal Commission, in which he had been summonsed as a witness at the time.

It shows the long lasting and continued effects of the Royal Commission on those involved.

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Letter to Bronwyn Bishop, Parliament House in 2002

Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional affairs – 19 Feb 2003

 

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Not obscured by the thin blue line

Date

Review By Malcolm Brown

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/not-obscured-by-the-thin-blue-line-20120419-1x87f.html

Glen McNamara – who was set up in the police force by corrupt officers he investigated, then was cleared, then pensioned off – is presented here as the archetypal honest cop who flew in the face of a corrupt system and was savaged by it. Even though he is writing about himself, it has a ring of authenticity. A former investigator with the National Crime Authority and with the NSW Police, where he was a detective stationed in Kings Cross and Sydney’s south, he gave evidence to the NSW Police Royal Commission about alleged police protection of paedophiles.

With Savage Obsessions: True Crime from the Streets of Kings Cross, McNamara has joined other former police, such as former assistant commissioner Clive Small, in writing about crime, capitalising on its popularity – as exemplified by the success of the Underbelly TV series – and drawing on the vast volume of inside information available to police.

His chapters are fairly short and each tells a different story. But the linking theme, about criminal obsession (”The criminal mind is self-obsessed and determined, and I realised that this trait knows no boundaries, professional or otherwise”) seems to work.

What amounts to a series of snapshots of police work does give some revealing insights, including into the corruption and brutality once prevalent in Kings Cross, seen from the inside.

Savage Obsessions by Glen McNamara. New Holland, $29.95.
Savage Obsessions by Glen McNamara. New Holland, $29.95.

Some insights are new, such as the horrific sexual abuse paedophile ”Dolly” Dunn committed while on the staff of Catholic schools – an aspect of Dunn’s life hinted at but never disclosed. It does raise the question of how he continued so long.

McNamara confirms what was suggested as a defence in the Schapelle Corby case, that there has been a corrupt ring of airport baggage handlers dealing in illicit drugs, and mentions the case of an unnamed couple who got right through the international barriers and then found drugs in their bag.

He goes in detail into the wretched tangle surrounding drug dealer Warren Lanfranchi and his supposed girlfriend Sally Ann Huckstepp. Also, he deals with the wretchedness of Rick Hazell, who was drawn into paedophile protection, gave evidence to the Police Royal Commission and died in circumstances a coroner found were an accident but which McNamara believes was murder.

Like any account by a former cop, the presentation is all black and white, with no attempt at interpretation on sociological lines. People are either law abiders or rotters.

There could be no compassion for sex offender Bruce Synold who, according to McNamara, boasted that he would crawl naked into people’s bedrooms, slither across the floor like a snake and touch the sleeping couple lightly ”to see if they would stir”. Or cat burglar John Harvey Rider, who sneaked into the bedrooms of sleeping children. There is no doubt that a ”homicidal maniac”, Mark Hampson, with his Rasputin-like beard and his penchant for swords, was a bad man. And so were rapist Bilal Skaf and adoptive parent-killer Heidi McGarvie.

But the selection of cases rather glosses over, by omission, the vast array of other stories that could be told about people who have committed offences. Qualifications can be written into some accounts of crime to explain how these dreadful things happened. And, from time to time, how people are wrongly convicted.

SAVAGE OBSESSIONS
Glen McNamara
New Holland, 147pp, $29.95

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/not-obscured-by-the-thin-blue-line-20120419-1x87f.html#ixzz3MXLsGCO8

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Jonathon PATEN

 

 

vii. JONATHON PATEN

Senior Constable Paten was stationed at Queanbeyan. For some period of time Paten was exhibiting clear signs of mental illness that were recognised at the time by the Police Psychologist. Paten resigned from the NSW Police and committed suicide. The Coroner found that it was more convenient for the NSW Police to accept a resignation than to attempt to deal with an unwell employee in a professional way.

The Coroners Inquest has made a number of recommendations about dealing with mentally ill officers.

http://unionsafe.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/NileInquirySubmission.doc

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Robert RILEY

Robert RILEY

aka Roo

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # ?????

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed ???

Final Rank:  Constable 1st Class

Stations:  Taree, Coffs Harbour G.D’s.,

Born? ? ?

Died  around 1995 – 2000

Cause: Suicide – Service revolver at his home address

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iv. ROBERT RILEY

Constable lst Class Riley was stationed at Taree and was being investigated over allegations involving sexual assault. Riley committed suicide with his service revolver before he was interviewed over his involvement in the alleged offence.

http://unionsafe.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/NileInquirySubmission.doc




James BOND

James BOND

New South Wales Police Force

Rank: ?

Regd. # ?

Stations: M.O. Unit

Illness – Suicide –  possibly at his home in Toongabbie.

Born: ?

Died: ?

Funeral details: ?

Info from Charlie Dag. on 24 November 2014

 

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FURTHER INFORMATION NEEDED.