Catherine Margaret MURTAGH nee McVeigh
Victorian Police Force
At retirement, McVeigh held the rank of Chief Superintendent – the first woman in Australia to hold this rank.
Regd. # 12428
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed ? ? 1956
Chief Superintendent – Retirement
Stations: ?, Airlie, Womens’ Police Department – Russell St, Melbourne. Policewomens’ Division – East Bentleigh,
Service: From ? ? 1955 to ? ? ? = ? years Service
Awards: No find on It’s An Honour
Born: ? ? 1931
Died on: Thursday 16 February 2017
Funeral date: Monday 27 February 2017 @ noon
Funeral location: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 7 Foote Street Dromana, Vic.
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May they forever Rest In Peace
Today we celebrate the life and career of former police member, Catherine Margaret McVeigh who passed away on 17 February. Born in 1931, McVeigh joined the police force at the age of 24 after serving in the RAAF. One of the first duties she was required to perform after graduating in 1956 was crowd control at the Melbourne Olympic Games. McVeigh was known as a trailblazer for women in policing, rising meteorically through the ranks. At retirement, McVeigh held the rank of Chief Superintendent – the first woman in Australia to hold this rank. Our thoughts are with her family at this time.