Francis Leo PURCELL
AKA LEO, Mumbles
Late of ?
Father to John Purcell
NSW Penrith Police Academy Class # ? ? ?
New South Wales Police Force
[alert_yellow]Regd. # 7149]/alert_yellow]
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 21 January 1952
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’
Service: From ? ? 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
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: ?
[alert_yellow] FRANCIS is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow] *NEED MORE INFO
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May they forever Rest In Peace
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. ????