Frank Thomas BYERS
( late of Kings Park, NSW )
New South Wales Police Force
NSW Police Academy Class # 038
Regd. # 7837
Rank: Commenced Training at ? Academy on Monday 16 August 1954 ( aged 24 years, 2 months, 10 days )
Probationary Constable – appointed 27 September 1954 ( aged 24 years, 3 months, 21 days )
Senior Constable appointed 27 September 1965 – retired
Stations: ?, Brewarrina, Revesby – Retirement
Service: From 16 August 1954 to 7 June 1988 = 33 years, 9 months, 22 days Service
Awards: Queen’s Commendation for Brace Conduct – granted 24 May 1966 ( apprehension of armed man )
Born: Friday 6 June 1930
Died on: Wednesday 4 November 2015
Age: 85 years, 5 months, 8 days
Funeral date: Monday 9 November 2015
Funeral location: West Chapel, Pinegrove Memorial Park Cemetery & Crematorium, Minchinbury
Buried at: Cremated
Memorial at: ?
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Frank Thomas Byers
Late of Kings Park.
Loved husband to Diana. Adored father to William, Sharryn and Leanne, Anita and Paul. Treasured Pop to Michael, Will, Daniel, Ella, Liam, Hannah, Emma and their partners and special great granddaughter, Charlotte. Will be sadly missed by all his family, extended family and many friends.
Relatives and friends of Frank are warmly invited to attend his Funeral Service in the West Chapel, Pinegrove Crematorium, Kington Street (off the Great Western Highway), Minchinbury on Monday 9th November, 2015 commencing at 1:30pm.
The Canberra Times Wednesday 25 May 1966 p14 of 34
Policemen, citizen cited for bravery
SYDNEY, Tuesday. — Four policemen from country areas in NSW and one citizen from Robertson have been awarded the Queen’s commendation for brave conduct.
The awards were announced today by the Governor of NSW, Sir Roden Cutler.
Sergeant John Francis Stanley, Bathurst, was awarded the commendation for dealing with an emotionally disturbed man in possession of two loaded pistols and a .303 rifle.
He went to the man’s home and was forced to stand up against a hallway with the weapons pointed at him.
Sergeant Stanley struggled with the man and managed to disarm him.
Sergeant Leonard George Valentine Jenkins and Mr Henry Edward John Donovan, of Robertson, risked their lives to save the crew of a locomotive which had crashed while hauling a number of petrol tankers.
Hundreds of gallons of petrol had escaped from the fuel tankers, creating extreme danger of explosion and fire.
Both men extinguished a fire burning adjacent to the locomotive, directly under a large fuel tanker.
Senior Constable Frank Thomas Byers and Constable Robert Reginald Lidden, both of Brewarrina, posing as kangaroo shooters, overcame a man who was armed with a shotgun and a .22 repeater rifle.
The man was later sentenced to twelve years hard labour on a charge of wounding another man with intent to murder.