Craig Eric WILSON
Late of Pt Macquarie, NSW
NSW Goulburn Police Academy –
Class # 245
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 27616
Service: From 29 April 1990 to 16 March 2007 = 16 years, 10 months, 15 days Service
Rank: Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on Sunday 29 April 1990 ( aged 18 years, 6 months, 16 days )
Probationary Constable- appointed Friday 26 October 1990 ( aged 19 years, 13 days )
Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Detective – appointed ? ? ?
Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Final Rank = Senior Constable – Retirement
Stations: ? , Bowral, ?, Port Macquarie – Retirement ( 16 March 2007 )
Retirement / Leaving age: = 35 years, 5 months, 3 days
Time in Retirement from Police: 14 years, 28 days
Awards: No Find on Australian Honours system
Born: Wednesday 13 October 1971
Died on: Tuesday 13 April 2021
Age: 49 years, 6 months, 0 days
Cause: Depression – Suicide – Firearm – Privately owned
Event location: ?
Event date: Tuesday 13 April 2021
Funeral date: Friday 23 April 2021 @ 1pm
Funeral location: Innes Garden Memorial Park, Philip Charley Dr, Port Macquarie, NSW
Anyone wishing to send flowers, we ask that you please put that money to a donation to Police Legacy or Soldier On instead. These were organisations that were very close to his heart.
He would also have loved to see his mates with their medals on.
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Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( April 2021 )
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2 June 2017
21 December 2017
17 March 2021 @ 12.52pm: Look what arrived yesterday after a very anticipated wait. I looked in the cover of the first edition and in stated published 1987 when I was 16 now about to turn 50 long wait but so worth it what a great book Osu! Great to see Shihan Cameron Quinn took the time to sign the book as well. Awesome.
23 October 2017 Old school how goods this!
14 October 2017
21 July 2018: The only certainty in life is death……We all die one day. Last night my father died. No one can say that he lost the fight cancer may have taken his body, but he never gave up or gave in. One of our proudest moments together was when I graduated from the Police Academy so I thought that was a fitting picture. The death on any parent is an invaluable lasting blow. Because no one ever loves you again like that. Until we meet again! Gone but never forgotten.
Posted to his personal FB page on the day he died. 13 April 2021 @ 8.13am. It was a ‘cut and paste’, or a Share from: Jim Casey 9 April 2021 @ 10.58am Tough times never last, but tough people do.” WEATHERING THE STORMS OF LIFE Life happens, not just for me but for all of us. When the storm has passed, put your energy into rebuilding your life, don’t waste time looking back. And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about. Always to believe you the courage and strength to push through this and that tomorrow will be a better day. 16 of his friends either Liked it, Cared or gave a Heart. 2 days later, a friend, Tony Blake, asked Craig: ” Craig, what’s going on with you mate? Have you got support up there? ” The question went unanswered of course.
It is with much sadness and disbelief I need to let our family and friends know that Craig took his life last night.
He has fought so many Demons and suffered immense mental anguish for so many years. The nightmares, the flashbacks, the anxiety and the depression were exhausting and debilitating and he needed peace.
He decided it was time to check out of this life and while we are heart broken we understand and we wish things were different but unfortunately there is a complete lack of support for our first responders especially after their careers have ended.
He was tired and as much as he loved us he decided it was time to end the pain and finally be at peace.
R.I.P Craig Eric Wilson
13/10/71 to 13/4/21
Not quite 50
We love you.
We will miss you.
We will never forget you.
14 April 2021
May Craig Forever Rest In Peace
16 April 2021