Christopher Otis PLUMMER
( late of Currans Hill )
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 35696
Previous of the London Metropolitan Police Force
Rank: Leading Senior Constable
Stations: Campbelltown, Bass Hill, Green Valley, Bankstown LAC
Service: From ? ? 2001 to 7 May 2013 = 12+ years Service
Awards: Commissioner’s Unit Citation x 2 for outstanding bravery & dedication to duty
Died on: Tuesday 7 May 2013
Funeral date: Monday 13 April 2013
Funeral location: St Paul’s Catholic Church, John St, Camden
Buried at: ?
Memorial: NSW Police force Service Memorial Wall, Sydney Police Centre, Surry Hills, F7 ( right wall )
On Tuesday the 7th May 2013 Leading Senior Constable Chris Plummer, from Bankstown Local Area Command, lost his battle with an extremely aggressive form of cancer.
He was diagnosed only seven weeks before his death.
Chris was married to Juliet and they have four daughters, all under the age of 12.
The NSW Police Force is asking for the public to donate money to help support Chris’ wife and their children.
Funds can be donated to the following account:
ACCOUNT NAME: CHRIS AND JULIET PLUMMER
ACCOUNT No: 274618
TRIBUTES AND TEARS FOR OFFICER AND LOVED DAD
LEADING Senior-Constable Christopher Otis Plummer was remembered as a loving husband, proud father and outstanding policeman at his funeral service at St Paul’s Catholic Church, Camden, on Monday.
Tears flowed as the community and NSW Police farewelled the beloved family man, friend and colleague who died last Tuesday aged 43.
Sen-Constable Plummer’s death came as a shock after he was diagnosed with cancer just seven weeks ago. He is survived by wife Juliet and four children.
Supt David Eardley, of Bankstown police, said SenConstable Plummer, of Currans Hill, was a role model.
‘‘Chris was important to everyone, whether it was his colleagues, people at the gym or his friends in the Army Reserves,’’ he said.
‘‘Today we farewell a much loved member of the police force, and on behalf of the NSW Police, I offer our deepest condolences.’’
From his homeland of Jamaica, Sen- Constable Plummer’s sister, Anona Griffith, said her brother was a talented athlete who loved Liverpool Football Club. ‘‘He was always determined to be a good husband and father and I admired his strength of character,’’ she said.
In a statement on behalf of Juliet, sister-in-law Shannon Jansen said SenConstable Plummer was a great friend to many people.
‘‘It became apparent just how loved he was with the number of people who came to visit him in hospital,’’ she said. ‘‘Being a police officer wasn’t just his job, it was who he was.
‘‘Our four beautiful girls will remind me every day of the great man he was.’’
Police across southwestern Sydney have started an appeal for the Plummers.
Bankstown police have opened a bank account to help the family with expenses and the NSW Police Rugby League competition is also raising money.
Macarthur Bulls president Sgt Rod Sheraton said the police rugby league competition raised more than $3800 last Wednesday night.
‘‘ We all wore black armbands to mark Chris’s passing,’’ Sgt Sheraton said. ‘‘We’re hoping to raise more at future events.’’
Camden – Narellan Advertiser
Brave to the end
By Kerrie Armstrong
May 14, 2013, 4:18 p.m.
A POLICE helicopter flew low over the heads of more than 100 police officers in three long ranks on John Street, Camden, on Monday.
The officers formed a guard of honour for Leading Senior Constable Christopher Plummer, 42, who died on May 7 after a short battle with cancer.
Hundreds of family, friends and colleagues filled St Paul’s Catholic Church, Camden, on Monday including a representative of the Australia Army Reserves, politicians and Assistant Commissioner of Police Frank Minnelli — evidence of the high regard in which Leading Senior Constable Plummer was held.
The mourners heard how Leading Senior Constable Plummer had always worked for others, joining the London Metropolitan Police Force at the age of 23.
He moved to Australia after meeting his wife Juliet and after a brief period in The Oaks, settled in Currans Hill.
Leading Senior Constable Plummer joined the NSW Police Force in 2001 followed by the Australian Army Reserves in 2004.
He started his career at Campbelltown police station before moving to Bass Hill and Green Valley commands before settling in the Bankstown local area command.
He was awarded two Commissioner’s Unit Citations for outstanding bravery and dedication to duty.
Superintendent David Eardley from the Bankstown local area command spoke with an emotion-filled voice of farewelling “a much-loved member of the force”.
“It is with profound sorrow that I offer, on behalf of the police force, to Chris’s family our deepest sympathies on the loss of a very fine son, brother, husband and father and an outstanding police officer,” Superintendent Eardley said.
A eulogy read on behalf of Juliet Plummer spoke of her husband’s passion for his family, for health and fitness and his love of people.
“I always knew Chris was an amazing man, but when I saw how much he meant to so many people it really hit me,” she said.
“I want to thank everyone for letting Chris know how special he was in those last seven weeks.
“To me Chris was my world. He was my strength, the one who always seemed to know just what to do when I was at a loss.
“I have four beautiful little girls who will always remind me of the great man he was.”
Leading Senior Constable Plummer is survived by Juliet and his daughters Olympia, Amalia, Gypsy and Aliyah.