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David John BUCKLEY

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David John BUCKLEY 

AKA  ?  

* Nickname: Bucko, Citizen Buckley

Late of Putney, NSW  

 

Relations in ‘the job’No relatives in ‘the job’.

“possible” relation in ‘the job‘:    ?

I love a good storm

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern –  Class #  118

 

NSW Police Cadet #  2316

 

New South Wales Police Force

 

Regd. #  13650

 

Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy as a Police Cadet on Monday 27 November 1967 ( aged 17 years, 7 months, 15 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed Saturday 12 April 1969 ( aged 19 years, 0 months, 0 days )

Constable – appointed 12 April 1970

Constable 1st Class – appointed 12 April 1974  

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( NO )

Senior Constable – appointed 12 April 1978

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

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 31 December 1984

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? December 1995

Special Constable – Queensland Police

 

Final Rank: = Sergeant 2nd Class

 

Stations Cadet:  Police Headquarters ( 20 Division )( 1967 ), Eastwood ( 17 Division )( 1968 ), Burwood ( 9 Division )( 1969 ),

Constable:  Eastwood ( 17 Division )( ProCst )( 1969 ), Four Wheels Transport Branch ( 20 Division )( 1972 ), Water Police ( Dawes Point )( 28 Division )( 1976 – 1982), Sydney Water Police – Operational Support ( simply a name change for the same place )( 1982 – 1995, Shift Supervisor – 1995, Ancillary – 1999 ) – Retirement

  

Time employed ( Paid ) with NSW Police:  From:  27 November 1967   to  3 August 2007 = 39 years, 8 months, 7 days

Service ( From Training Date ) period: From  27 November 1967     to   3 August 2007 = 39 years, 8 months, 7 days

 

 

Retirement / Leaving age: = 57 years, 3 months, 22 days

Time in Retirement from Police: 16 years, 4 months,

 

Awards:  National Medal – granted 19 November 1984 ( SenCon )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 7 May 1994 ( SenCon )

 2nd Clasp to the National Medal – granted ? ? 2003

New South Wales Police Diligent & Good Conduct Medal – granted ? ? 2003

4th & 5th Clasp to the National Medal – granted ? ? ?

National Police Service Medal – granted ? ? 2015

 

Qualifications:  Coxswain & Drivers Certificate – granted 1978 – 1979

 Harbour / Rivers Masters Ticket – granted 1981

Local Knowledge of Rivers and Sydney Harbour Certificate – granted 1982

Masters – Class V – Skippers Certificate – granted 1995

Marine Engine Drivers Certificate – granted 1995

Sergeants Course – 1986

Master – Class IV Certificate – granted 1987

M.E.D. Course – granted 1987

National Search and Rescue Course – granted 1992

Marine Security Course – granted 1999 ( leading up to the Sydney 2000 Olympics )

 

David John BUCKLEY David BUCKLEY Dave BUCKLEY Bucko
Probationary Constable David John BUCKLEY # 13650

David John BUCKLEY David BUCKLEY Dave BUCKLEY Bucko

 Born:  Wednesday 12 April 1950

Died on:  Monday 1 January 2024 around pm at home with family by his side.

Age:  73 years, 8 months,

Organ Donor:  Y / N / ?

 

Cause?

Event location:   ?

Event / Diagnosis date ?

 

Funeral date: Wednesday 10 January 2024 @ 2.15pm

Funeral location:  North Chapel, Northern Suburbs Crematorium, 199 Delhi Rd, North Ryde, NSW

David did not wish to have an official Police Funeral, however, the Family said Bucko would be honoured if an Honour Guard including all Serving and Retired NSW Police Officers with whom he worked, and anyone else who may wish to join in, be arranged at the commencement of the Service when David’s Coffin will be walked into the Chapel by his Family.

Wake location:  Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde, NSW ( TBC )

Wake date???

 

 

Funeral Parlour:  White Lady Funerals – 4 E Parade, Eastwood, NSW

 

Buried at:  Cremated

Grave LocationSection:          Row?         Plot?

Grave GPS?,       ?

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( January 2024 )

 

 

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


 

FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal


 

May they forever Rest In Peace

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Bucko, amongst others, was involved in, but not limited by, the following Marine incidents:

1983 – Rescue of Police Crew upon Police Launch McKay ( which caught fire off Newcastle ),

1988 – Rescue of Police Crew upon Police Launch Sea Eagle ( which floundered off Nelson Bay in heavy seas ),

December 1998 – During the running of the 54th Sydney to Hobart Yacht race – during severe weather affecting 155 yachts off the coast of NSW resulting in the loss of several lives and yachts, Bucko was the Forward Commander – at Eden, NSW, Co-ordinating the Rescue of 56 sailors.

 


2 January 2024
It is with great sadness that I report the passing of David ‘Bucko’ Buckley. David was a long serving member of the Water Police and a former cadet.
David passed away around 9pm on Monday, 1st January 2024 at his home surrounded by his wife, Christine (Chris), his daughters and other family members.
Funeral arrangements will be passed on once further information becomes available.
On behalf of all members of the NSW Police Force, both serving and retired, including members of RETWATPOL, our sincere thoughts and condolences go to the Buckley Family, and to all those who were fortunate to have know David and worked alongside such an inspiring, knowledgeable and wonderful gentleman.
He will be truly missed…May he rest in peace.

 


 

Deepest condolences to Bucko’s wife Chris and daughters Catherine, Joanne & Angela.

 


 

On behalf of Victoria Police Veterans – Sgts Pete Howarth, and Mark Greenhill, Leading Senior Constable – Peter Osborne, all ex Melbourne Water Police and current serving, Leading Senior Constable – Graham Shoobert (APM) – East Gippsland Water Police.

We are saddened at the news of Dave’s passing, please accept our sincere condolences.
Our thoughts are with family and the past and present members of New South Wales – Water Police, Marine Area Command.

Dave Buckley
Someone who took you as you are.
Regardless of your state.
Who stood as firm as a block of iron.
Someone you could always rely on.
Because he is your mate.

He will be missed.
RIP

Pete Howarth


 

 

Class 118
Class 118

 


 

* Story behind any Nickname:  Play on surname.

 


 

Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.

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Cal
2 January 2024

Updated with Service History & Live Stream
14 January 2024


 

 

3 thoughts on “David John BUCKLEY

  • Pete Howarth

    On behalf of Victoria Police Veterans – Sgts Pete Howarth, and Mark Greenhill, Leading Senior Constable – Peter Osborne, all ex Melbourne Water Police and current serving, Leading Senior Constable – Graham Shoobert (APM) – East Gippsland Water Police.

    We are saddened at the news of Dave’s passing, please accept our sincere condolences.
    Our thoughts are with family and the past and present members of New South Wales – Water Police, Marine Area Command.

    Dave Buckley
    Someone who took you as you are.
    Regardless of your state.
    Who stood as firm as a block of iron.
    Someone you could always rely on.
    Because he is your mate.

    He will be missed.
    RIP

    Pete Howarth

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  • Dennis Blewitt

    I first met Dave on 27th November, 1967 our first day in the cadets I was a little younger than Dave he was in class 118 I was in class 120 although I lost touch with him after he was sworn in I always had great respect for him and followed his career. I would to express my condolences to his wife and family, my thoughts are with you.
    Dennis Blewitt Cadet 2328.

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  • Garry Hughes

    Dave was a very knowledgeable Sydney Water Police officer and was one of many who taught me so much about the operation of police launches even though I was Navy before joining the police force I knew very little about the operation of small craft. Great bloke, Rest in Peace Dave.

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