David Andrew SHEAN

( late of Waterford West )

Queensland Police Force

Regd. #  3607

Rank:  Senior Constable

Stations?, Darling Downs, Brisbane, Brisbane Traffic Branch, Brisbane Traffic Tail bike Squad, , South Brisbane District Training Office, Brisbane Traffic Camera Officer, Metropolitan South Regional Traffic Adjudication Office

Service:   From  pre 27 May 1977  to  5 April 2001 = 24 years Service

Academy:  ‘B’ Squad

AwardsNational Medal – granted 20 July 1994

Born:   10 July 1952

Died on:  5 April 2001

Cause:  Injuries received – Traffic accident

Event location:  Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane, Qld

Age:  48

Funeral date:  10 April 2001

Funeral location:  Great Southern Memorial Park, Carbrook, Qld

Buried at:  Cremated.  Ashes were scattered at Hope Banks in Moreton Bay, Qld.

Memorials:  Waterford West State School unveiled a plaque dedicated to his memory in their garden of conciliation and reflection.

Gold Coast ( Qld ) Water Police rescue vessel ” D A Shean ” named in honour of David.

David Andrew SHEAN - QPol - MVA - 5 April 2001

David Andrew SHEAN – QPol – MVA – 5 April 2001

DAVID IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

Senior Constable David Andrew Shean
On 5 April 2001, Senior Constable Dave Shean’s life was tragically cut short when he was killed in a traffic accident while responding to a crime in progress.
It came as no surprise to those who knew Senior Constable Shean to discover he was among the first to respond to a call for assistance. This is a mark of his character and of the professionalism he consistently displayed in serving the people of Queensland.
Senior Constable’s Shean’s service commenced in 1977. He performed duty in both the Darling Downs area and Brisbane before realising an ambition to serve in the Brisbane Traffic Branch. His versatility and knowledge was exemplified in the various roles he performed while serving in the South Brisbane District Training Office, the Brisbane Traffic Camera Office and the Metropolitan South Regional Traffic Adjudication Office.
His commitment to the community was further showcased by his active involvement with Radio Lollipop and with many police displays at the RNA and Brisbane Motor Shows. His contribution since 1988 to the Adopt-a-Cop program was highlighted earlier this year when the Waterford West State School unveiled a plaque dedicated to his memory in their garden of conciliation and reflection.
The contribution of Senior Constable Shean to policing in Queensland is reflected in the words of Assistant Commissioner Freestone who said, “In representing the Service and the community he so faithfully served, David has made the ultimate sacrifice in the execution of his duty.”
The positive contribution to policing made by Senior Constable Shean stands as a testament to him. He too, will be sadly missed by his family, friends and colleagues and the community he so ably served.
David was a “sparkie” ( electrician ) pre Queensland Police employment.

Named in honour of David Andrew Shean

Senior Constable David SheanSenior Constable Shean was sworn into the Queensland Police Force in 1977. He performed duty in both the Darling Downs area and Brisbane before joining the Brisbane Traffic Branch.Senior Constable Shean served in a number of positions including the South Brisbane District Training Office, Brisbane Traffic Camera Office and the Metropolitan South Regional Traffic Adjudication Office before joining the South Brisbane Traffic Branch.

In 1988 Senior Constable Shean volunteered for the ‘Adopt a Cop’ program with the Waterford West State School. Following his death the staff and students of the School unveiled a plaque dedicated to his memory in their garden of conciliation and reflection.

On the 5 April 2001, while a member of the South Brisbane Traffic Branch, Senior Constable Shean responding on urgent duty to a crime in progress was killed when his police motorcycle collided with a truck at Eight Mile Plains in Brisbane.

Qld Police Vessel “D.A.SHEAN” – Gold Coast

“D.A.SHEAN”
The “D.A.SHEAN” launched 9th December 2005.The Honourable Judy Spence MP, Minister for Police and Corrective Services and the Commissioner for Police Mr Robert Atkinson APM, officiated at the commissioning and launching of the D. A. SHEAN at the Southport Yacht Club, Macarthur Parade, Main Beach.

Senior Constable Shean’s wife Paula and children Katie, Kimberley, Christopher and Matthew attended the launch.

The “D.A.SHEAN” is a 10 metre aluminium vessel constructed by Yamba Welding and Engineering Pty Ltd. The vessel is powered by twin 420hp (8.2 litre) M.P.I. fuel injected V8 inboard Mercruiser petrol engines with Mercruiser Bravo 3 stern drives fitted with dual propellers.

The “D.A.SHEAN” has a cruising speed of 22 knots and a top speed of 44 knots (80 km/hr) and is fitted with a dual fuel system with a total capacity of 1200 litres of unleaded petrol. The vessel is equipped with the latest electronic equipment for navigation and communication purposes and is registered in 2C commercial survey (50 nautical miles to sea) for 2 crew and 16 passengers.

Ashie Dave We at the Gold Coast Water Police are proud to have the Water Police Vessel named in his Honour. The Police Vessel D A Shean is our rescue vessel and has saved many lives. In Memory of Dave. I’m proud to say I have been its Master on many rescues.

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