Abel TasmanWe did our Associate Diploma in Justice Administration together at the old Mitchell College of Advanced Education (now Charles Sturt Uni). He was a gentleman, a real character and a policeman’s policeman.
George KrooglikRIP Denis. Still have his business card when he visited Albury on the 12.7.03 in his capacity as a Director and Travel Writer for True Blue Guided Tours. Condolences to his family and friends. He was a very likable guy…
David AsplandDavid is an administrator in this group.I first met Denis at the Police Academy in December 1980. He was my Training and Induction Officer for Chatswood. I still remember our first meeting with Denis wearing gold chains around his neck and gold rings on several of his fingers, which was very different to Tommy Lupton and Maurie Green. In spite of this, I stayed in the job and Denis and I kept bumping into each other over the years at places like the Mitchell College, Bathurst.. One of the strangest meetings was at Hill End during Easter 1984. I was doing a spot of relieving duty after a very busy time on Mt Panorama at Easter 1983. I was carrying out a foot patrol of the town when I saw what was obviously an unmarked police vehicle come bouncing off the end of the Bridle Track. It was Denis and his offsider carrying out an “EEO Tour” of the state. After several coffees and a chat, he proceeded off in the direction Mudgee. I kept bumping into him at odd events like the 1988 Bicentennial when he was the Barracks Sergeant at UNSW responsible for keeping us country cops in line. Last time I met him he was Acting LAC in the Blue Mountains sometime around 2000. He was a thoroughly likeable old rogue and he will be very badly missed.
Chris DeveryI remember meeting him in College St when I first came to work there in the early ‘90s. He was well respected by the cops I worked with then.
Les de BelinDenis was a bit of a traveller. Always remember the story he told when he was driving in the southern states of US, and was pulled over by the local town sheriff for speeding. Denis showed his NSW Police ID to the sheriff who replied in his most southern drawl, “That’s a very pretty badge Sir. In fact its about the prettiest darn Police badge I ever did see. You can have the pretty badge back,…………and this speeding ticket too”
Lex BoothRIP Denis. ANZAC days will not be the same without you. Who is going to edit True Blue (UN Police newsletter). We (TRG) drove him mad when he was the barracks supervisor at Bathurst. He would tell us that we all knew the rules but he could trust us to break every one of them.
Editor of True Blue ( UN Police newsletter )
PERCY, Denis OAM
Passed away surrounded by his wife and children on March 5, 2018.
Aged 73 years.Adored husband of Alexandra, and father of Natalie and Grant.
A wonderful Husband and Father
A great Man
A great Mate
A great Policeman and Ambassador for the UN “Policing for Peace”
Denis’ service will be held in St Mary’s Catholic Church, 264 Miller Street, North Sydney on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 1pm.
Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on Mar. 17, 2018
Alex, Grant and Natalie – much love to you all. Losing such a magnificent man will not be easy, but you will have our support. So many of my fond childhood memories from visiting Sydney include Uncle Denis. The strength, love and support he provided me after Nanna’ passing will never be forgotten.
See you all at Bangalow, sorry we can’t be in Sydney with you.
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