Francis Leo PURCELL

Francis Leo PURCELL

AKA LEO, Mumbles
Late of  ?

Father to John Purcell

NSW Penrith Police Academy Class #  ? ? ?

New South Wales Police Force

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Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed  21 January 1952

Detective

Detective Senior Constable – appointed   ?  July 1963

Detective Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed  31 December 1967

Detective Sgt 1st Class – appointed  1 December 1978

Detective Inspector 3rd Class – appointed  11 March 1983

Final Rank = Detective Inspector

Stations:  Mounted Police Unit ( 3 years ), Darlinghurst GD’s ( 1955 – 8 months ),

Lithgow GD’s & ‘A’ List in Detectives Office ( 1956 – Aug 1958 ),

10 Division – ( continues in ‘A’ List – Aug 1958 – Apr 1959 ),

Liverpool ( 22 Division – April 1959 – 8 months, Cst 1/c ),

21 Division ( Dec 1959 – Sept 1961 ),

Liverpool ( 22 Division, Sept 1961 – July 1963 – where he commenced full time in Dets Office investigating serious crime.  Det Cst 1/c – Det Sgt 2/c ),

Campsie Detectives ( 13 Division, July 1963 – 1970’s ), Regent St Detectives ( 2 Division ), Burwood Detectives – 9 Division – Divisional DetSgt – 1978 ), Merrylands Detective, Darlinghurst ( 1980 / 1981 ),

Liverpool ( 22 Division – Liverpool District Detective Inspector )

Due to illness, transferred to Campbelltown Police Station – then Macquarie Fields Police Station for his last 8 months before taking ‘Optional Retirement’

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre Jan 1952?  to 31 March 1988 =  36+ years Service

Awards:   No find on It’s An Honour

Born:   Saturday  14 May 1932 in Murrurundi, NSW

Died on:   Friday  24 May 2019

Age:  87

Cause:   ?

Event location:  Camden Hospital during the a.m.

Event date:   ?

Funeral date:   Friday  31 May 2019 @ 11am

Funeral location:   St Pauls Catholic Church, John St, Camden

Wake location:  Royal Hotel, Camden

Funeral Parlour:  Michelle Roffe, Camden.  4655 2800

Buried at:   Cremated

 Memorial located at:   ?

 

Francis Leo PURCELL

 

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

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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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Steve Reeves

If my memory serves me correctly Leo Purcell RIP💐 was possibly a Coach or Manager of Liverpool Bulls in 1970/1971. In any case he was a supporter of the Bulls and attended many games.

Earlier this morning retired Inspector Leo Purcell passed away peacefully in Camden Hospital. Leo was the OIC Campbelltown at the time of his retirement. He was 87 years of age.

His son John and I were work mates at Merrylands Detectives in the early 1980’s. I also worked in Liverpool Detectives Office in 1972 at which time Leo was a Detective Sergeant.

Leo was a kind hearted and loyal man who loved his extended family, a joke or two, an occasional beer and a punt. He is a native of Murrurandai NSW. The tentative funeral arrangements are:

🌼🏵11am Friday 31 May 2019 at St Pauls Catholic Church, Camden and after at the Royal Hotel.🌹💐

If there is any changes I will advise ASAP.

RIP🕆 Leo. A Good cop and better friend. 💖

 


 

Francis Leo PURCELL


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