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Darryl Roger BLANCH


Darryl Roger BLANCH


Late of Beresfield, formerly of Condell Park, NSW  


NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  –  Class #  094A 


NSW Police Cadet # 1635


New South Wales Police Force


Regd. #  10649  


Service:  From 5 December 1960  to  30 March 1992  =  31 years, 3 months, 25 days Service 


Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy as a Police Cadet on Monday 5 December 1960 ( aged 16 years, 8 months, 4 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed 29 April 1963 ( aged 19 years, 0 months, 28 days )( loss of 4 weeks Seniority.  Possibly failed an exam or was injured at the time )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed 29 April 1968  

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( NO )

Senior Constable – appointed 29 April 1972

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 28 April 1979

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 9 October 1985


Final Rank = Sergeant 2nd Class 


Stations?, VKG1 ( Sydney )( Cadet )( 1961 ), Redfern ( 7 Division ), ?, Liverpool STP / HWP ( 22 Division )( 1973 ), Fairfield Traffic Office ( 34 Division )( mid – late 1970s ), Bankstown STP, Bankstown GDs then STP / HWP ( 19 Division )( 1970s ), ?, South West Region – Crash Investigation Unit / Accident Investigation Squad – Flemington ( one of the first Police to found this Unit ), Auburn ( Shift Supervisor )( 1990 – 1992 ) – Retirement – 30 March 1992


Retirement / Leaving age: = 47 years, 11 months, 29 days

Time in Retirement from Police: 29 years, 6 months, 28 days


Awards:  National Medal – granted 20 January 1981 ( Sgt )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 8 June 1988 ( Sgt )

 Police Service & Good Conduct Medal


 Born:  Saturday 1 April 1944

Died on:  Thursday 28 October 2021 

Age:  77 years, 6 months, 27 days 


Cause:  Cancer & Lung disease 

Event location:   ?

Event date ?


Funeral date:  Friday 5 November 2021 @ 11am 

Funeral location: North Chapel, Newcastle Memorial Park, 176 Anderson Dve, Beresfield, NSW


( click here to see Cornona19 Virus Pandemic rules – this will be a limited numbers Funeral )

any Future Wake location??? TBA 

any Future Wake date??? TBA

( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )

Funeral Parlour:  02 4933 6155

Buried at: Cremated 


Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( November 2021 )



 DARRYL is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO





May they forever Rest In Peace 

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Aged 77 Years of Beresfield, formerly of Condell Park.

Much loved father and father-in-law of DARREN and JAN, and KERRYN. Loving partner of DALE. Grandfather of FINLAY and ERIN. Much loved member of the BLANCH family.

A dedicated former member of the NSW Police Force.

Family and friends are warmly invited to the Service in the North Chapel, Newcastle Memorial Park, Anderson Dr, Beresfield on FRIDAY, 5th November, 2021 at 11am.

All attendees must be fully vaccinated.

The Service will be livestreamed.
For the link, please email

Darryl Roger BLANCHE Death Notice – | Newcastle Herald


June 1973: Former Liverpool Police Officer – Senior Constable Darryl R. Blanch ( # 10649 ) and Probationary Constable S. C. Bird ( # 15174 ) pursued three men travelling in a stolen motor vehicle at Lansdowne.

Shots were exchanged during the subsequent high speed chase, one of which penetrated the windscreen of the Police vehicle only inches away from the head of Senior Constable Blanch.

After abandoning the stolen vehicle at Chullora, the offenders were arrested later by other members of the Police Force.

Annual Report of the Police Department of New South Wales in 1973.

Source:  Liverpool Police Time Line ( 1788 – 2016 ) page 238 by Joe Stanioch


No find on Trove.

Brian Carr

I had been in the Cadets for a year when I first met Darryl in 1961. We were both 16 yr old cadets at VKG.
Darryl’s family lived on a dairy farm at Millers Forrest near East Maitland and I used to travel up there with him every couple of weekends. He drove a Datsun 180B and I can still remember the number being DRB-018.
Darryl married Merv Taylor’s (President of the Police Assoc in those days) daughter and they lived near Bankstown aerodrome.
We went our own ways and I lost contact with him. I can’t get to your funeral Darryl but will livestream it. RIP Darryl.


Richard Cordwell

Darryl was one of those honest hard working police I have ever worked with pity he doesn’t get some type of police funeral with a couple of current police at his funeral.
I first came across him when he was in the coopers then use to compete with him driving down Woodville road when he was at Merrylands STP.
I spent many years on accident squad 4 working with him and did many records of interviews.
He would ring me early in the morning on a call out and then turn up with siren and blue light at the front door.
We started the AIS at Daceyville and when I rejoined I walked into a police station on my first day and here is Darryl at the front counter with a welcome sadly missed.
NSWPF - AIS 4 - Driven by Sgt Darryl BLANCH # 10649
NSWPF – AIS 4 – Driven by Sgt Darryl BLANCH # 10649

Glenn Andrew Petrulis

Darryl BLANCH was the first shift supervisor I met when I started at Auburn Police Station in 1990 two years prior to his retirement an absolute true gentleman and fantastic supervisor with a wealth of knowledge from his years in the job and Accident Investigation.
Darryl it was a pleasure to have met and served with you I still have fond memories mate.
May you RIP my friend.



Darryl Roger BLANCH, Darryl BLANCH, Sgt BLANCH
Sgt. Darryl Blanch of the Accident Investigation Squad uses a gauge to measure the depth of tread on the tyre of a crashed car.  Police established an elite investigation team in a new bid to cut the State’s road toll. The new squad will investigate serious road accidents in the meticulous way homicide detectives investigate murders. Part of the squad’s method of operation is to completely seal off accident scenes so that vehicles involved are not removed before vital evidence is gathered. May 27, 1982.   ( Photo by Stuart William MacGladrie / Fairfax Media via Getty Images).


Sergeant Darryl Blanch
Sgt Darryl Blanch.
Fairfield Police – New Years Eve party 1980 – 1981.


Sergeant Darryl Blanch & Senior Constable Errol Casey - New Years Eve party 1980 - 1981.
Sergeant Darryl Blanch & Senior Constable Errol Casey – New Years Eve party 1980 – 1981.


Senior Constable Errol Casey, Sgt Darryl Blanch & Constable Col Pateman. Fairfield Police - New Years Eve party 1980 - 1981.
Senior Constable Errol Casey, Sgt Darryl Blanch & Constable Col Pateman. Fairfield Police – New Years Eve party 1980 – 1981.


Constable Brian Slater & Sergeant Darryl Blanch
Constable Brian Slater & Sergeant Darryl Blanch.
Fairfield Police – New Years Eve party 1980 – 1981.


4 November 2021




One thought on “Darryl Roger BLANCH

  • John Pollock

    I remember Darryl as a brilliant Traffic Sergeant at Fairfield and a real expert on fatal and serious accidents. Rest in peace, old mate.


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