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 Monday 11 January 1965 ( aged 22 years, 11 months, 29 days )
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 1 December 1980
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 1 January 1987
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 11 January 1965 to 3 April 1997 = 32 years, 2 months, 23 days Service
Age at Retirement: 55 years, 2 months, 21 days
Time in Retirement: 23 years, 5 months, 0 days
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
Event location: ?
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Funeral date: Wednesday 9 September 2020 @ 12.15pm
Funeral location: North Chapel, Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Delhi Rd, North Ryde, NSW
M.C. for the funeral was Brett O’Brien
FUNERAL RESTRICTED TO 35 in Chapel and 15 outside)
Wake location: North Ryde RSL, 27 – 41 Magdala Rd, North Ryde, NSW
Wake date: Wednesday 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 )
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Photo – courtesy of John Cooke NSW Fallen Police
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.
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.