Cornelis Gerardus ‘ Kees ‘ VERHAGEN

New South Wales Police Force

Inspector

Regd. # 14986

Stations:  Penrith, Zetland

Awards:  National Medal – granted 2 November 1988

1st Clasp to the National Medal – granted on 4 September 2001

Born:  16 January 1948

Died  10 February 2004

56 old

Illness – Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder

and Metastic Prostate Cancer.

Funeral:  ?

Buried / Cremated:  ?

 

Leading Aircraftman Kees Verhagen

Leading Aircraftman Kees Verhagen.
Memorial – Richmond RSL.   Location: panel 4, row 4 column 1

Leading Aircraftman Kees Verhagen. Memorial - Richmond RSL.  Location: panel 4, row 4 column 1

Leading Aircraftman Kees Verhagen.
Memorial – Richmond RSL

 

ii. KEES (CORNELIS) VERHAGEN

Inspector Verhagen was attached to the Radio Communications Branch. He had amongst other duties been involved in technical issues related to specifications and tendering for changes to the police radio system. The contract for this tender was awarded to Motorola.

The circumstances of the tender process became the subject of an Internal Affairs investigation and later a Police Integrity Commission hearing, no action was taken against him.

Verhagen became ill and was diagnosed and discharged from the NSW Police with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder and Metastic Prostate Cancer. He died in February 2004.

http://unionsafe.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/NileInquirySubmission.doc

 

Kees is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

 

By Kim Newman-Fitt: He was in charge of NSW communications and a long time ago was a senior constable at Penrith, repairing radios etc. After that he was promoted (directly, because of his special electronic skills) to Inspector to run a division in Waterloo. Inspector Verhagen was also a brilliant artist and sold many of his paintings around the world mostly to other Police (Possibly had a gallery in the Blue Mountains).

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