Francis Aloysius METZ

Francis Aloysius METZ

Father of Barry METZ – NSWPF # 20589
AKA FRANK
Late of Mary Potter Nursing Home, Wagga Wagga

NSW Penrith Police Academy Class #  ? ? ?

NSW Police Cadet # 0431

New South Wales Police Force

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Rank:  NSW Police Cadet – commenced  4 January 1944

Probationary Constable – appointed 17 March 1947

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 10 September 1968

Inspector 3rd Class – appointed 1 December 1978

Final Rank = Superintendent

Stations?, Darlinghurst ( Police Cadet ), 20 Division ( Police Cadet ), Central – 1 Division ( Police Cadet ), Newcastle ( Police Cadet ),

Quandialla, North East District, Eden ( Insp. ) – ( early 1980’s ), Bega ( 1981 ), Liverpool ( 22 Division ) – ( OIC – Chief Insp – 1982 – 1984 ), Wagga Wagga ( 1984 – 1986 ) ( Supt ) – Riverina District – Retirement

ServiceFrom 4 January 1944  to  15 November 1986 =  42+ years Service

Awards:   National Medal – granted 29 June 1984 ( C/Insp )

Commended 1964:

Sgt 3/c Francis ( Frank ) A. Metz is commended for the part played in connection with the search & subsequent arrest of 3 offenders, who were involved in the shooting of Constable L. J. Browning ( # 8645 ) at Nowra on the 23rd of November 1964 –

Signed Police Commissioner N. T. W. Allan

Born:   16 November 1926

Died on:   Friday  22 February 2019

Age:  92

Cause:   ?

Event location:  Shalom Place, Mary Potter Nursing Home, Wagga Wagga

Event date:  Friday  22 February 2019

Funeral date:   Wednesday  27 February 2019 @ 10.30am

Funeral location:   St Michael’s Cathedral, 10 Church St, Wagga Wagga

Wake location:  ?

Funeral Parlour: Alan Harris McDonald funerals – 6921 4913

Buried at:   ?

 Memorial located at:   ?

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Bob Day, Ted Cook, Ken Fitzpatrick, Cliff McHardy, Ted Houghton, Frank Metz, Colin Joyce
Middle row: Dennis Toohey, Kevin Lawler, Frank Parkes, Dick Lascelles, John Eisenhuth, Bob Smith, Ron Bunt
Front row: Jim Pyne, Jock O’Keefe, Fred Aldred, Charlie Crittle, Joe Hall, John Wilson, Ken Donald” width=”510″ height=”317″> Back row, l to r: Bob Day, Ted Cook, Ken Fitzpatrick, Cliff McHardy, Ted Houghton, Frank Metz, Colin Joyce
Middle row: Dennis Toohey, Kevin Lawler, Frank Parkes, Dick Lascelles, John Eisenhuth, Bob Smith, Ron Bunt
Front row: Jim Pyne, Jock O’Keefe, Fred Aldred, Charlie Crittle, Joe Hall, John Wilson, Ken Donald
From left closest around the table, Con. Scott Martin, Sgt Barry Stoker, Con. Dave Lonergan, Ch/Insp. Frank Metz, S/C Mark Grigg.
From left closest around the table, Con. Scott Martin, Sgt Barry Stoker, Con. Dave Lonergan, Ch/Insp. Frank Metz, S/C Mark Grigg.

[alert_yellow] FRANK is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow]  *NEED MORE INFO

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

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal

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May they forever Rest In Peace

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Frank Metz was a caring family man, a dedicated police officer and an ‘adventurer’

Wagga Daily Advertiser
13 March, 2019

Frank METZ, Margaret METZ


Colleagues remember Frank Metz’s as a distinguished NSW police officer, but his family remember a wonderful husband and a caring father with a dry wit.

Francis Metz, fondly known as Frank, passed away on February 22 at 92 years of age. He joined the NSW Police Cadets on January 4, 1944, and that kicked off an illustrious career.

His wife, Margaret, said they met at Quandialla when Frank was there relieving the permanent officer.

“I was on a bus trip to the Ballinaclash Orchard when a busload of young people went cherry picking,” she said.

“It was raining and we had to go to the pictures, and | from there the rest is history. We were married in 1950.”

Margaret said he was a wonderful husband, father and policeman and she very proud of him in anything that he did.

Son, Robert Metz, said the movement around NSW was a real testament to the frequency of his dad’s promotions.

“Within his police career and with the moves, he eventually ended up a superintendent, the officer in charge of the Riverina District,” he said.

The Metz family moved to Wagga in 1984 for the job and Frank retired in 1986.

“They decided to enjoy their retired life together in Wagga,” Robert said.

“Lots of travel for leisure and for the family.

“While Mum and Dad’s family was expanding, he did everything he could to support his children through their journey as parents.

“Nothing was too much for Dad.”

His daughters Marianne Flowers and Louise McDermott said their father made everything into an adventure.

“He was always getting us to try new things like apples, sultanas and honey sandwiches,” Marianne said.

“When mum was working in the school holidays, dad used to take us off on day trip adventures,” Louise said.

Marianne said Frank taught all the children to stand up for what was right and to be fair and respectful and he had a dry sense of humour.

“He used to say ‘how can I soar like an eagle when I am surrounded by turkeys’,” she said.

Margaret said he dedicated his time and efforts to the Rotary, the Albion Park Bush Fire Brigade, the Retired Police Association of NSW and the Association of Independent Retirees.

“I would also like to thank the police for their contribution to the funeral,” she said. “When they stopped the traffic, I knew he would have loved that. Also, thank you to the staff at the Forrest Centre for caring for him.”

Reprinted from the Wagga Daily Advertiser.

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Hi Cal,

A bit of info on Frank Metz, who I clerked for at the newly established Warilla Division.   He came up from ( Inspector 3/C ) Bega Division in the very late 1970’s, and took over from Dave Cooper, Inspector 2/C, who opened the new Warilla Division ( Lake Entrance Rd ) as OIC.  Dave made Inspector 1/C and moved up to the Blue Mountains somewhere.

In those days a Divisional OIC had to live within the area of his command to get the cheap rental of an “official” Police residence.   There were no such “official” Police residences in the Warilla Division for the OIC, as the Division was only established when the new Warilla Police Station was built and opened in 1976, and “official” Police residences were mostly no longer being built for Divisional OIC’s.   In fact the whole Government Policy on “official” residences was changing at that time and most “official” residences were reverting to “economic rental” residences, when occupants changed.  There were extenuating circumstances in areas where suitable rental accommodation was not available, mostly remote country areas, but any such new residences were “economic rentals”.   The one exception to all this were Lockup Keeper residences which remained with the position.

Because Frank wanted to live in Kiama, which was part of the Nowra Division at the time, but also wanted to benefit from the rental of an “official” residence, he managed to get Kiama shifted from the Nowra Division into the Warilla Division.   It was a very logical move as Kiama was 10 minutes from Warilla but 30 minutes from Nowra (all with lights and siren) although Nowra and Kiama troops didn’t agree with the change at the time.   Frank also wanted to live in Kiama as he was a keen bowler and belonged to the Kiama bowling club.

The new Police Stations at Warilla, Queanbeyan, and Nowra were all built and opened in the same year and I “clerked” at all of them from 1979 to 1982, ending up at Nowra Division in late 1982 (followed Ann Todkill at Nowra).  I left Warilla for Queanbeyan early in 1981 where Ross Gorham was the OIC.   Dennis Catt was the OIC at Nowra when I started there.

Cheers,
Ian Avery.

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METZ Francis “Frank” Aloysius Frank
passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday 22nd February 2019 at Shalom Place, Mary Potter Nursing Home.
Aged 92 years.

Dearly loved Husband to Margaret.

Loving Father and Father in law to; John (dec’d) and Helen, Robert and Margaret, David and Pam, Barry and Elizabeth, Judi, Marianne, and Louise. Proud Granddad, Great Granddad and Great Great Granddad.

‘Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him O Lord’

A Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Mr Francis Metz will be held on Wednesday 27th February 2019 at St Michael’s Cathedral, 10 Church Street Wagga Wagga, commencing at 10:30am.

Following the Mass the cortege will process to the Wagga Wagga Lawn Cemetery, Brunskill Road, for the committal.
Service medals to be worn.
In Lieu of flowers donations towards Dementia Australia will be greatly appreciated.

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February 26, 2019
A good and decent man who served the state with distinction. RIP
Published in The Daily Advertiser from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2019
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