Christopher John BIRD


Christopher John BIRD

aka  Chris, Birdy

( late of Scullin, ACT )

Australian Federal Police Force

Australian Capital Territory Police Force

Regd. #   7512 ( AFP )

Rank:  Detective Sergeant

Stations?, Sydney , South District CIB – Tuggeranong, Bomb Response Team, Disaster Victim Identification Team, Gungahlin

ServiceFrom  ? ? ?  to  19 October 2016 = 25+ years Service

AwardsPolice Overseas Service Medal – Clasp East Timor – granted 15 May 2000

Police Overseas Service Medal – Clasp Ramsi – granted 10 March 2011

National Medal – granted 23 February 2012

National Emergency Medal – Clasp Vic Fires 2009 – granted 12 November 2014

National Police Service Medal – granted 23 February 2015

Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal – Clasp Christchurch ( Earthquake ) – granted 19 August 2015

Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal – Clasp Ukraine – granted 2 December 2015

Born:  13 February 1973 in France

Died on:  Tuesday  18 October 2016

Age:  43

Cause:  Cancel – bowel

Funeral date:  Tuesday  25 October 2016 @ 1.30pm

Funeral location:  St Christopher’s Cathedral, Manuka, ACT

Buried at:  Gungahlin Cemetery


 Memorial at?


[alert_yellow]BIRDY is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow]  *NEED MORE INFO







May they forever Rest In Peace


Christopher John Bird

Born in France on 13 February 1973
Passed away on 18 October 2016
Aged 43 years

Service Detail

Funeral service will be held at St Christopher’s Cathedral, Canberra Avenue, Manuka, ACT on Tuesday, 25th October 2016 at 1:30am.
To the family of Christopher Bird: I am very sorry to hear of your loss, please accept my deepest sympathy. May you find comfort in family and friends at this difficult time. The Bible also offers words of comfort and speaks of a time when death, pain, and suffering will be no more at Revelation 21:4. Again, I am very sorry for your loss and I hope this message brings you much comfort. “
Patricia Freeman signed the Guest Book
Montgomery, United States



13.2.1973 – 18.10.16
Aged 43

Beloved Husband of Tracy

Devoted father of Austin, Morgan and Braedan.

Loved son of Tony and Christine.
Cherished Brother, Uncle, Nephew, Son-in-law, Brother-in-law, Godfather and Friend

Gone too soon
Loved by many
Respected by all

The funeral service for Christopher will be held at St Christopher’s Cathedral, Manuka on Tuesday 25th of October 2016, commencing at 1.30pm

A private burial will follow.


Published in The Canberra Times on Oct. 22, 2016

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Dear Tracey & family,

My heartfelt commiseration for your loss. Very fond memories of Chris to remember him by. With deepest sympathy and sorrow.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Hi Tracy, Austin, Morgan and Braedan,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

All our love, Mark, Cindie, Isaac and Jordan Deeker

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Farewell brave nephew and cousin. You fought so hard to stay with your loved ones. You will always be in our hearts and forever missed.

Jacky Pete Ben and Raf Upcroft

Monday, 24 October 2016

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76.


Australian Federal Police Association
October 19 2016 at 7:59pm ·

Vale: Sergeant Christopher John Bird (AFP 7512)

It was with much sadness we received news today of the passing of Detective Sergeant Chris Bird after a protracted battle with cancer.

Birdy joined the job as an investigator in Sydney Office and for many years has been a fixture in ACT Policing. With a passion for uniform policing and bomb response he has been a mate to many and will be sorely missed.

We here at the AFPA have been proud to support Birdy and his family and our thoughts go out to Tracy and their kids at this difficult time.


The Story

Chris Bird is a husband, a father to three kids and he is our mate.

Birdy, as he is well known around the AFP, is a Detective Sergeant in ACT Policing as well as a long serving member of the Bomb Response Team and the Disaster Victim Identification Team. In Birdy’s 25 years with the AFP he has worked nationally internationally and within community Policing. He’s been involved in major events including a number of overseas deployments and is well respected by anyone who has had the pleasure to work with him.

He’s been the bloke to turn up and help others in their time of need and now it’s time for us to help him. Birdy has dedicated the past 25 years to the AFP and now he and his family could do with your help.

In November 2014 Birdy was diagnosed with bowel cancer. In December 2014 and April 2015 Birdy had surgery and since then has undergone regular treatment including chemotherapy and radiation. He has battled his illness with dignity and courage and continues to work operationally despite his illness (albiet with a few days off each fortnight for treatment). Unfortunately in recent months he has been advised that his cancer is now stage 4 and terminal.

With all the positivity and dignity in the world, Birdy has continued to fight hard however his treatment is expensive and financially taxing.

The costs, both monetary and emotionally are taking their toll on the family. We want to raise money so the family have options as treatment gets more expensive. We want to raise money to relieve the bills that are piling up and give the Bird family quality time together, whether that means a trip away or money for whatever they choose when their income and more is being taken in treatment costs.

Please get behind this very dignified, proud (he hates we are doing this but we’ve told him to shut up!), resilient, caring mate of ours.

Thank you in advance!

Fundraiser Updates 2

Posted on April 27, 2016 by Wojtek Starczewski
Message from Birdy’s wife Tracy
Many times in life it becomes extremely difficult to put into words exactly what you feel or what you want to say, now is one of those times.
The kids and I have always known how amazing Chris is and it has truly lifted our spirits seeing that so many others feel the same. We know that the times ahead are going to be rough in so many different ways, but the support, comments, donations, offers of help and all round kindness shown to us has helped us see we are not on our own.
It is daunting and heartbreaking to recognise how often time was taken for granted and the list of things that had been put off for a more convenient time. Then to be given the opportunity from others to escape this craziness for a little while, reduce some of the everyday stressors and to utilise the chance to just be together, is a gift I don’t know how to ever repay.
Time and Friends are precious commodities and we cherish them both

Posted on April 17, 2016 by Wojtek Starczewski
What an amazing show of support so far. So far 20k plus has been raised in just a week of fundraising. Thankyou to everyone who has donated


Man caught trying to beak into cars in Gungahlin apartment complex

Date: July 29 2015
Police arrested a man in a Gungahlin underground car park on Tuesday night after he was caught trying to break into cars.

ACT Policing said officers found the 35-year-old Scullin man hiding in a service area of an apartment complex on Gungahlin Place after a member of the public reported suspicious behaviour about 11.15pm.

The man was found with tools and items suspected to be stolen.

He was taken to Gungahlin Police Station and later charged with trespassing, going equipped for theft, possessing stolen property, providing a false name and attempting to escape custody.

The man will face the ACT Magistrates Court on Wednesday afternoon.

Gungahlin acting station sergeant Chris Bird praised the actions of the member of the public who called police.

“This person did the right thing – they saw something that looked suspicious and they called the police,” he said.

“Often people will assume that someone else will do something, but this person took it upon themselves to take action.

“If you see someone who looks suspicious, loitering near cars or looking into vehicles, someone you don’t usually see in your complex, then call the police.”

Sergeant Bird urged Canberrans to report car break-ins to police on 131 444, even if the car was unlocked or nothing was stolen.

Police have urged anyone who may have seen the incident in Gungahlin to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via

Information can be provided anonymously.



Woman robbed of handbag; witnesses sought

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a robbery that occurred in Gungahlin this morning (Monday, 20 July).

Around 9am a woman was walking towards the Big W loading dock (opposite a public car park) in Gungahlin when a male person ran up behind her and grabbed her handbag.

A brief struggle occurred with the male threatening the woman before fleeing the scene with the woman’s handbag.  He was last seen getting into a dark coloured vehicle, which sped off erratically turning left off The Valley Way and onto Gungahlin Drive.

Acting Station Sergeant Chris Bird from Gungahlin Station said this incident was a cowardly attack.

“ACT Policing treats all robberies seriously, but this type of incident where a member of the public is going about her daily business and is confronted in such a cowardly manner is disturbing. We’re calling on the public’s assistance to help us identify the offender,” Acting Station Sergeant Bird said.

Police are urging anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.



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