Geoffrey Neil McDOWELL

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Geoffrey Neil McDOWELL

AKA Fluffy, Fluffy Duck, The Duck, Geoff

Late of  ?

Son to former NSWPF Member – Les WHITDALE # ???? who was a DetSgt at Darlinghurst at one stage.

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern   Class #  102

 

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  11314

 

Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Academy on ? ? ?

Probationary Constable- appointed 22 February 1965 ( aged 23 years, 1 month, 9 days )

Constable – appointed 22 February 1966

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( YES )

Senior Constable – appointed 22 February 1974  

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 31 December 1987

Inspector – appointed ? ? ? ( YES )

Chief Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 

Final Rank = Detective Inspector

Stations?, Fraud Squad ( 1974 ), Special Crime Squad ( renamed Homicide Squad in 1972)( Det SenCon ), Bureau of Crime Intelligence ( BCI ), Ryde ( Commander )( 1980s – 90s )(17 Division ), Chatswood, Human Resources HR Manager – North Region – Retirement

Service:  From ? pre Feb 1965? ?   to   3 April 1997  = 32 years Service

 

Awards:  National Medal – granted 15 April 1981 ( Sgt 3/c )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 28 May 1992 ( Insp. )

Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct Medal ( Imperial ) – granted 1 October 1976 ( Det SenCon ) – Apprehension of an armed man.

 

Born:  Tuesday  13 January 1942 

Died on:  Thursday  3 September 2020 

Age:  78 years, 7 months, 21 days 

Cause?

Event location:   ?

Event date ?

 

Funeral date:  Wednesday  9 September 2020 @ 12.15pm

Funeral location:  North Chapel, Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Delhi Rd, North Ryde, NSW

FUNERAL SERVICE VIDEO

M.C. for the funeral was Brett O’Brien

  ( click here to see Cornona19 Virus Pandemic rules – this will be a limited numbers Funeral

FUNERAL RESTRICTED TO 35 in Chapel and 15 outside)

Wake location: North Ryde RSL, 27 – 41 Magdala Rd, North Ryde, NSW

Wake dateWednesday  9 September 2020 @ 1.30pm

( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: Cremated

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( September 2020 )

 

Geoffrey Neil McDOWELL - 18 April 1977
18 April 1977.

 GEOFFREY is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO


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NSW Homicide Squad: Geoffrey Neil McDowell - back row, 2nd from right
NSW Homicide Squad: Geoffrey Neil McDowell – back row, 2nd from right.

 

 

the Special Crime Squad which was renamed the Homicide Squad in the 70's. This is a photo of that squad taken about 1976 . Geoff McDowell - back row, far left.
the Special Crime Squad which was renamed the Homicide Squad in the 70’s. This is a photo of that squad taken about 1976 .
Geoff McDowell – back row, far left.  Jenny Gormley ( Public Service ) – only female in photo.

 

From John Cooke<br /> 7 September 2020 - NSW Fallen Police:<br /> Homicide Squad reunion at Police HQ in 2016 with Geoff McDowell on left &amp; Wilfred ' Bill " TUNSTALL ( who died shortly after in 2016 ).<br /> Both Geoff and Bill received bravery awards following a siege at Granville in 1975 in which Bill received a gunshot wound to his shoulder/arm. Geoff continued to back up Bill despite being severely affected by tear gas. The offender died in the shootout.
From John Cooke
7 September 2020 – NSW Fallen Police:
Homicide Squad reunion at Police HQ in 2016 with Geoff McDowell on left & Wilfred ‘ Bill ” TUNSTALL ( who died shortly after in 2016 ).
Both Geoff and Bill received bravery awards following a siege at Granville in 1975 in which Bill received a gunshot wound to his shoulder/arm. Geoff continued to back up Bill despite being severely affected by tear gas. The offender died in the shootout.

 

Photo – courtesy of John Cooke  NSW Fallen Police

 

 


 

23 months old son of Tunstall, Mathew could not resist to join his father despite the strict protocol and National Anthem during the ceremony. On the right side of Tunstall are Detective Sen.Const Aldo Lorenzutta and further Det Sen Const Geoffrey Neil McDowell, awarded with Queens Commendation for Brave Conduct . Queens' Awards at the Government House today. Detective Senior Constable Wilfred Tunstall awarded with Queens Gallantry Medal. Two-year-old Matthew Tunstall ignored protocol and the national Anthem to run to his father, Detective Senior Constable Wilfred Tunstall who was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal at Government House yesterday, April 18, 1977. (Photo by Antonin Cermak/Fairfax Media via Getty Images).<br />
23 months old son of Tunstall, Mathew could not resist to join his father despite the strict protocol and National Anthem during the ceremony. On the right side of Tunstall are Detective Sen.Const Aldo Lorenzutta and further Det Sen Const Geoffrey Neil McDowell, awarded with Queens Commendation for Brave Conduct . Queens’ Awards at the Government House today. Detective Senior Constable Wilfred Tunstall awarded with Queens Gallantry Medal. Two-year-old Matthew Tunstall ignored protocol and the national Anthem to run to his father, Detective Senior Constable Wilfred Tunstall who was awarded the Queen’s Gallantry Medal at Government House yesterday, April 18, 1977. (Photo by Antonin Cermak/Fairfax Media via Getty Images).

 

Queens Awards at the Government House today. Detective Senior Constable Wilfred Tunstall awarded with Queen's Gallantry Medal. Det Tunstall (middle) with others awarded with Queens Commendation for Brave Conduct for the same action left Det Sen. Const. Aldo Lorenzutta and Det. Sen. Const. Geoffrey Neil McDowell. April 18, 1977. (Photo by Antonin Cermak/Fairfax Media via Getty Images).<br />
Queens Awards at the Government House today. Detective Senior Constable Wilfred Tunstall awarded with Queen’s Gallantry Medal. Det Tunstall (middle) with others awarded with Queens Commendation for Brave Conduct for the same action left Det Sen. Const. Aldo Lorenzutta and Det. Sen. Const. Geoffrey Neil McDowell. April 18, 1977. (Photo by Antonin Cermak/Fairfax Media via Getty Images).

 

 

 

Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),

Monday 4 October 1976, page 3

Six NSW policemen get bravery awards

SYDNEY, Sunday. -Six NSW policemen have received awards from the Queen for bravery, the Governor of NSW, Sir Roden Cutler, announced on Friday.

Constable Lindsay Reginald Basile, who disarmed a man who had attacked him with an axe at Leichhardt about 14 months ago, has been awarded the Queen’s commendation for brave conduct.

For their part in a siege of a gunman in a Granville house in May, 1975. Detective-Senior Constable Wilfred Tunstall has been awarded the Gallantry Medal and Detective-Senior Constables Aldo Lorenzutta and Geoffrey Neil McDowell have been commended for brave conduct.

Police shot the gunman dead after he had wounded a woman and Senior Constable Tunstall.

Constable First-Class Udo Starkis, of Parramatta, and Constable Philip Robert Baldwin, of Blacktown, have been recommended for brave conduct for overcoming an armed man in the grounds of the Parramatta Psychiatric Centre in January.

04 Oct 1976 – Six NSW policemen get bravery awards – Trove


 

Supplement to the London Gazette,

1 October 1976      P 13307

Aldo LORENZUTTA, Detective Senior Constable, New South Wales Police Force.

Geoffrey Neil MCDOWELL, Detective Senior Constable, New South Wales Police Force.

For services leading to the arrest of a mentally disturbed man who was armed and had already wounded a woman and a police officer.

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