Geoffrey Louis LEONARD
Late of Taree
New South Wales Police Force
Redfern Police Academy Class 135
Regd. # 15832
Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 21 May 1973 ( aged 19 years, 11 months, 21 days )
Probationary Constable – appointed 2 July 1973 ( aged
Constable – appointed 2 July 1974
Constable 1st Class – appointed 2 July 1978
Senior Constable – appointed 2 July 1982
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 30 June 1988
Detective Inspector – Retirement
Stations: ?, Gosford ( 30 Division ), Major Crimes Squad ( Homicide North ) – Newcastle, Property Crime Squad – Retirement
May have been working with the Transit Police after Retirement
Service: From 21 May 1973 to 24 November 2011 = 38 years, 6 months, 3 days Service
Age at Retirement: 58 years, 5 months, 25 days
Time in Retirement: 5 years, 4 months, 26 days
Awards: National Medal – granted 15 December 1989 ( Det Sgt )
1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 24 March 2000 ( Det Insp )
Born: Saturday 30 May 1953
Died on: Wednesday 19 April 2017 at Manning District Hospital, Taree
Age: 63 years, 10 months, 20 days
Cause: Cancer – Oesophageal
Event location: Taree Hospital, NSW
Event date: Wednesday 19 April 2017 about 3am surrounded by family
Funeral date: Friday 21 April 2017
Funeral location: Taree ( private cremation )
Buried at: Cremated
Memorial Service date: Thursday 27 April 2017 @ 1pm
Memorial Service at: Pioneer Park, 1 Albany St, Point Frederick, NSW
Memorial located at: ?
GEOFF is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance *NOT JOB RELATED
Memorial Service location:
FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.
PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal
May they forever Rest In Peace
I spoke with his wife Ave this morning and she told me that Geoff passed away peacefully in his bed at Taree Hospital about 3.00am this morning surrounded by his family (Ave, his daughter Kate, son Geoff Jnr and his three brothers).
Ave said that Geoff was prepared and at peace with himself. I passed on all your best wishes and sympathies to her and her family.
I am sure you will join me for a minutes silence in recognising a decent man and a bloody good cop.
Ave has indicated that Geoff and she would like to have Police involvement in his funeral and I will advise you when I have the details.
I have attached a couple of documents to the email from Geoff‘s farewell and I am hoping it may raise a smile.
Please feel free to pass on to those that knew and worked with Geoff.
He was, as I said, a decent man.