Clinton Travis WILLIAMS
( late of Mt Hutton )
New South Wales Police Force
Goulburn Academy: Class of December 2004
Regd. # 40432
Rank: Student Police Officer – commenced 14 September 2004
Probationary Constable – appointed 16 December 2004
Constable – appointed 16 December 2005
Senior Constable – appointed 16 December 2009
Stations: ?, North Sydney GD’s – Harbourside LAC – Central Metropolitan Region
( 16 December 2004 – 12 January 2008),
Brisbane Waters LAC – North Region
Brisbane Waters GD’s ( 13 January 2008 – 16 May 2009 ),
Target Action Group ( 17 May 2009 – 3 March 2012 )
Brisbane Waters Highway Patrol – Traffic & HWP Command ( 4 March 2012 – 15 September 2016 ) NTH212
OSG – Operational Support Group
Service: From 14 September 2004 to 15 September 2016 = 12 years Service
Awards: Region Commander’s Certificate of merit – good police work at a Crows Nest Murder scene;
Commended for professionalism displayed under great duress at Terrigal Australia Day, 26 January 2009, dealing with a large intoxicated crowd;
Commissioner of Police Sesquicentenary Citation – awarded 1 March 2012;
NSW Police Service Medal ( 10 years ) for diligent & ethical service.
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Born: 2 November 1978
Died on: Thursday 15 September 2016
Cause: Melanoma of the Brain
Funeral date: Friday 23 September 2016 @ 2.30pm
Funeral location: Pettigrew Family Funerals, 984 Hunter St, Newcastle West, NSW
Buried at: Cremated
Memorial at: ?
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WILLIAMS, CLINTON TRAVIS [[PONCAW000187]]
Late of Mount Hutton
Passed away suddenly and unexpectedly
15th September 2016
Aged 37 years
Dearly loved husband of KIRSTY and adored father of JARVIS, and SYBELLA.
Much loved son and son-in-law of DON and MARGARET WILLIAMS, ANNETTE and GEORGE HAMILTON.
The Family and Friends of CLINTON are warmly invited to attend a Celebration of his Life to be held in Pettigrew’s Chapel, 984 Hunter St., Newcastle West THIS FRIDAY 23/9/2016, Service commencing at 2.30PM.
In lieu of flowers donations to NSW Police Legacy may be made at the Service.
NSW Police Legacy lunch in Newcastle hears thin blue line gets thicker in tough times
FOR the past year, Margaret Williams has been asking herself “what if”.
What if she had pressured her son to see the doctor. What if she had called more often. Just what if they detected the cancer sooner.
Mrs Williams lost her son, Clinton Williams, a respected police officer with the Brisbane Waters Local Area Command, in September last year to brain cancer, leaving behind a wife and two children, and sorrow between the thin blue line.
But as the grandmother has found, thanks to NSW Police Legacy, the thin blue line gets thicker in times of heartache.
Families of NSW Police Force personnel, including those killed in the line of duty, came together on Thursday at Newcastle police station for the legatee lunch – an initiative that is more than just breaking bread, but recognition that personal sacrifice has not been forgotten.
Mrs Williams, who was attending her first legatee lunch, said the value of a sympathetic ear had been “absolutely fantastic”.
“They [Police Legacy] have been very, very supportive,” she said. “It’s been a tough year on the family – a lot of those what if questions – but you realise you’re not alone.”
Newcastle City Local Area Commander Superintendent John Gralton said local cops had a proud history of supporting Legacy.
“That’s something that will continue,” he said. “We will continue to fundraise because it’s all about caring for the police family, one that you’re always part of. We say the thin blue line gets thicker in times of adversity.”
NSW Police Legacy said the luncheon was one of many services provided to the families of fallen Hunter police officers.
The organisation also runs holiday programs and hands out more than $250,000 in education grants per year for Legacy children.
A recent challenge has been responding to what happens after police leave the force and the effects of post traumatic stress disorder.
Mrs Williams said her son’s illness probably went unnoticed because he maintained a high pain threshold as a police officer.
“We need to recognise the sacrifices, and if only we could do it more often,” she said.