Dallas Leonard TIDYMAN

Dallas Leonard TIDYMAN

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  ?

Rank:  Senior Constable

Stations:  School of Traffic and Mobile Policing – Goulburn

Service:  From  8 December 1980  to  15 August 1994 = 13+ years Service

Awards:  National medal – granted 2 December 1994 ( posthumously )

Born:  24 August 1957

Died on:  15 August 1994

Cause: Motor Vehicle Accident ( Police motor cycle )

Death location:  Lachlan Valley Way, Boorowa

Age:  36

Funeral date? August, 1994

Funeral location?

Buried at?

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Memorial location:  ? Lachlan Valley Way, left hand side 5 kms from Boorwoa

Lat: -34.543611
Long: 148.731389

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF SENIOR CONSTABLE DALLAS TIDYMAN. 24.8.57. – 15.8.94. TRAGICALLY KILLED WHILST ON DUTY. A TRIBUTE FROM HIS WORK MATES.

 

[alert_green]DALLAS IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_green]

 

Dallas Leonard TIDYMAN memorial touch plate at Canberra Wall of Remembrance
Dallas Leonard TIDYMAN memorial touch plate at Canberra Wall of Remembrance
Senior Constable Dallas TIDYMAN at the Police Driver Training Unit
Senior Constable Dallas TIDYMAN at the Police Driver Training Unit
Dallas TIDYMAN - in July 1994
Dallas TIDYMAN – in July 1994. Always in for a laugh.
Dallas TIDYMAN - in July 1994
Dallas TIDYMAN – in July 1994
Dallas TIDYMAN - in July 1994
Dallas TIDYMAN – in July 1994 ( Dallas on the far right – just over 3 weeks before his death )

 

Terry Lester (left) and Dallas Tidyman (right) at the Goulburn PDTS late 1991 or early 1992. Dallas killed whilst instructing on a HWP motorcycle course at Boorowa, NSW. RIP two good friends.
Terry Lester (left) and Dallas Tidyman (right) at the Goulburn PDTS late 1991 or early 1992. Dallas killed whilst instructing on a HWP motorcycle course at Boorowa, NSW. RIP two good friends.Terry died 25 June 2015 

 

At 2.30pm on 15 August, 1994 Senior Constable Tidyman, a senior motor cycle instructor, was riding at the rear of a column of trainee police cyclists. While travelling along the Lachlan Valley Way, Boorowa he was struck by an oncoming vehicle and fatally injured. The offending driver had apparently lost control of the vehicle before veering across the roadway and colliding with Senior Constable Tidyman’s cycle.

 

The constable was born in 1957 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 8 December, 1980. At the time of his death he was attached to the School of Traffic and Mobile Policing, New South Wales Police Academy, Goulburn.

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Alan Pincus
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Alan Pincus

I had the pleasure of knowing Dallas from the Police Academy, where as an Ambulance Intensive Care Paramedic I taught for both the Police (Weapons Training Unit) & Ambulance Service there. Unfortunately the only photo I have of him is when he put my sons onto his m/cycle. Unfortunately it is a small photo and very old.
I wish you and Nic a very happy and long life together. Please let her know that there are many people who have been touched by interaction with Dallas, and he is remembered fondly and with deep respect.

Chris Trutwein
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Chris Trutwein

I am wondering if STAMP(School of Traffic and Mobile Policing) at Goulburn Academy may have some photo’s for you Peter?

Peter Wager
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Peter Wager

Thanks to whomever posted the photos, that’s Dallas the same as I knew him.

Regards,
Peter

Peter Robinson
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Peter Robinson

Hi Everyone, I have the honor of marrying Dallas’ daughter, Nicole, in October 2014. I’m trying to find a good photo of Dallas that I can have framed and displayed at the wedding but I’m not having much luck. Nic thinks about her Dad every day and I know it would mean the world to her if she could see him on our big day. We have a few small photos that are slightly aged, but nothing really frame-worthy. If anyone see’s this and has a photo that might be suitable,I’d really appreciate it if you could please get in… Read more »

Peter Wager
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Peter Wager

Dallas and I were friends from Military days. He borrowed my RD350 (on a few occasions) but on this day sat upon it with helmet on and due to the heat of the day fell from the stationary bike. Dallas was a friend of mine, so I gave him some for this. I was on of the first to purchase a Kawasaki Z1000 A1 in 1976, Dallas and I had returned from Malasia. Dallas soon found how to lift the front wheel of the new bike?? How’s that for a friend. Note (all done in controlled environment). I am fortunate… Read more »