Colin James YOUNG

Colin James YOUNG 

aka  Youngy

( late of Merimbula )

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  28490[/alert_yellow]

Rank:   Senior Constable – retirement – HOD Injuries

Stations? , North Sydney, Manley, Tactical Operations Unit ( T.O.U. – Operator # 90 ) – Retirement

ServiceFrom  ? ? 1992  to  11 December 2009 = *15 years Service

Awards? – No find on It’s an Honour

Born? ? 1968

Died on:  Thursday  12 May 2016 at Merimbula

Cause:  Suicide brought on by PTSD

Age:  47

Funeral date:  Friday  27 May 2016 @ 11am

Funeral location:  Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, 79 Main Street, Merimbula

The wake will follow at Rockpool – Club Sapphire Merimbula, NSW.

Buried at?TBA

 Memorial at?


[alert_red]COLIN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_red]  *BUT SHOULD BE



 Funeral location





Col, may you forever now Rest In Peace mate.


Col Young’s wife has asked this message to be past on….

In lieu of flowers leading up to Col’s funeral on Friday, the family have asked that donations be sent to Police Legacy in Colin’s name as they are providing support to Colin’s young daughters who are now left fatherless. Thanks.



Aged 47 years, of Merimbula,
passed away at Greigs Flat on 12 May 2016,
Beloved husband of Kellie, dearly loved father of Reese, Evelyn, and Skyla.
Cherished son of Alan and Marlene, loving brother of Andrew.
Caring uncle, nephew, cousin, son-in-law, brother-in-law, friend to many and loud singer during happy birthday and hymns.

A professional leaf vacuum driver, carpenter, police office, tactical operator, special forces reservist, cycling shop manager, real estate agent, hardware store expert, lawn mower, handyman, aircraft baggage handler, bartender, landscape gardener, security guard, cleaner, teachers aide, aged care worker and gold fossicker.

May he rest in peace.
Left before his shout again.
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Relatives and friends are invited to attend Colin’s Funeral Service, which will be held on Friday 27 May 2016, commencing at 11.00AM, at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Merimbula.

This will be followed by a Private Cremation.

In lieu of Flowers, please consider a donation to the NSW Police Legacy
Details will be available at the service.

02 6495 7077

25/05/2016  –  FUNERAL NOTICES



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There might be some confusion about his AGE. The Dept has stated 38 at the time of death. He has been out of ‘the job’ for 5 years – makes him 33 when he left. He apparently did 15 years in ‘the job’. That would have made him 18 when he join ‘the job’. Somehow I don’t think his age is correct OR his years of service are wrong, unless he joined on his 19th birthday or very close to it.  Age has been confirmed, by friends, as 47.



Stephen Budgen:  FB 13 May 2016

CJ Young was a friend whom I admire for so many reasons. I joined the NSW Police with Col in 1992 and later worked alongside Col in the Tactical operations Unit. Col was someone with incredible patience and compassion, the guy that was always there to lend a hand, the guy who was unflappable under pressure, The guy you were relieved to see covering your 6 on the big jobs, he was the guy with exceptional ability but with greatest humility. He was of course more to so many more….he was a son, a brother, a father, a husband.

A kind, gentle compassionate person but equally one of the toughest men you will come across -taken too soon.

Rest in Peace Mate.





From NSW Fallen Police FB page:  16 May 2016

Ian Mather: Col Young or Youngy. Condolences to his partner and their children. The extremely sad loss of a father, son, partner and mate. An exceptionally gifted Tactical Team Instructor and TOU Operative. A great mentor, leader and teacher of men. The Operatives of the Hunter Region SPSU and Negotiators mourn his loss. Youngy was wonderful to be around. Always smiling and willing you to be the best at what you can be. Sadly missed by all. Your friend Beaver.