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Gordon Alexander BRANN

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Gordon Alexander BRANN 

AKA  Gordy, Big Gordy,   

* Nickname:  ?

Late of  ? 

 

Relations in ‘the job’:

“possible” relation in ‘the job‘:    ?

 

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  –  Class # 129

 

New South Wales Police Force

 

Regd. #  14991

 

Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 1 November 1971 ( aged 25 years, 11 months, 24 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed Monday 13 December 1971 ( aged 26 years, 1 month, 5 days )

Constable – appointed 12 December 1972

Constable 1st Class – appointed 13 December 1976

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed 13 December 1980

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 6 April 1988

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

 

Final Rank: = Sergeant 

 

Stations?, Eastwood ( 1977 ), Gosford, Woy Woy ( 1980 ), Gordon, Hornsby ( 16 Division )( 1989 ), Ku-ring-gai LAC – Retirement

  

Time employed ( Paid ) with NSW Police:  From:  1 November 1971   to  9 November 2000 = 29 years, 0 months, 8 days

Service ( From Training Date ) period: From  1 November 1971    to   9 November 2000 = 29 years, 0 months, 8 days Service

 

 

Retirement / Leaving age: = 55 years, 0 months, 1 day

Time in Retirement from Police: 23 years, 1 month, 22 days

 

Awards:  National Medal – granted 7 November 1988 ( SenCon )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 28 August 1997 ( Sgt )

 

 Born:  Thursday 8 November 1945

Died on:  Sunday 31 December 2023

Age:  78 years, 1 month, 23 days

Organ Donor:  Y / N / ?

 

Cause?

Event location:   ?

Event / Diagnosis date ?

 

Funeral date: Friday 12 January 2024 @ 1.30pm

Funeral location:  Hillside Chapel, Palmdale, NSW

There was No Official Police involvement at the funeral

 

 

Wake location:  Palmdale Cemetery, Palmdale, NSW

Wake date:  Friday 12 January 2024

 

 

Funeral Parlour: ?

 

Buried at?

Grave LocationSection:          Row?         Plot?

Grave GPS?,       ?

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( January 2024 )

 

 

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


 

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

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Deepest condolences to Jan and family.

 


 

* Story behind any Nickname:  Big Gordy – “hands the size of Legs of Ham”


Gordon Alexander BRANN # 14991

Gordon Alexander BRANN # 14991

 

 

Class 129 - 13 December 1971
Some of Class 129 – 13 December 1971.  These members have Not been identified in this photo as yet ( 2024 )

 


 

Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.

**********

 

Cal
2 January 2024

Updated 31 January 2024 with additional photos and information.


 

 

2 thoughts on “Gordon Alexander BRANN

  • '' Christopher James Wellfare

    I read with some sadness today the passing of an our fellow colleague, friend and mentor, Gordon Alexander Brann. I then remembered the happy and tragic times we shared both personally and professionally. He was a good mate and I told him often.

    I send my and Cheryl, my wife’s condolences to Jan (Silver) and family!

    I worked with Gordy for many years at Eastwood, Hornsby, Woy Woy and Gosford. He was an early mentor to me at the time of my joining the NSW Police Force at Eastwood in 1977. To me he was a great old school ‘General Duties’ operator, a gentle giant but with a personable, quiet, confident and firm resolve to solve issues and fight crime!

    It was an experience to go into a brawl or a civil disturbance with him; he had an uncanny knack of identifying the trouble makers quickly and with his ‘dinner plate’ hands move through the crowd to separate the feuding.

    There is no doubt he was well respected by many officers and was always trusted by superiors to get the job done! He presented an excellent work ethic, which he instilled in other Police and I. Gordy also handled other general duties with that same dedicated resilient and policing style!

    In the earlier days we were all like ‘family’ dedicated and reliant on each other. We worked hard and we also enjoyed time out with all our respective families and together.

    In 1980, at Woy Woy there were thirteen Police Officers in total working the 24 hour eight hour shifts. During the day, 0700-1530 one officer in the Station handling counter enquiries, radio, telephone and charging offenders, handling prisoners, etc…and one car out with two officers but usually ‘one out’. PM shifts, 1500-2330 were generally one officer in the station and two out, sometimes one out! For night shift 2300 to 0730 for the Central Coast there was ‘a’ southern, central and northern night General Duties car. Night shifts for The Central Coast were shared with Gosford and Terrigal with two out! Sometimes, you had to work one out to get the job done!

    The point of outlining all of this is we shared a common bond of ‘camaraderie’ and looking out for each other!

    I caught up with Gordy at another mate’s (Mick Etches) funeral. We had a beer or two, reminisced and could not help noticing that a schooner glass in his hands really did look like a thimble!

    Vale Gordon Alexander Brann, fond memories mate!

    Chris Wellfare ( Young Chris- then)
    Former Detective Chief Inspector

    Reply
  • Christopher James Wellfare

    I read with some sadness today the passing of an our fellow colleague, friend and mentor, Gordon Alexander Brann. I then remembered the happy and tragic times we shared both personally and professionally. He was a good mate and I told him often.

    I send my and Cheryl, my wife’s condolences to Jan (Silver) and family!

    I worked with Gordy for many years at Eastwood, Hornsby, Woy Woy and Gosford. He was an early mentor to me at the time of my joining the NSW Police Force at Eastwood in 1977. To me he was a great old school ‘General Duties’ operator, a gentle giant but with a personable, quiet, confident and firm resolve to solve issues and fight crime!

    It was an experience to go into a brawl or a civil disturbance with him; he had an uncanny knack of identifying the trouble makers quickly and with his ‘dinner plate’ hands move through the crowd to separate the feuding.

    There is no doubt he was well respected by many officers and was always trusted by superiors to get the job done! He presented an excellent work ethic, which he instilled in other Police and I. Gordy also handled other general duties with that same dedicated resilient and policing style!

    In the earlier days we were all like ‘family’ dedicated and reliant on each other. We worked hard and we also enjoyed time out with all our respective families and together.

    In 1980, at Woy Woy there were thirteen Police Officers in total working the 24 hour eight hour shifts. During the day, 0700-1530 one officer in the Station handling counter enquiries, radio, telephone and charging offenders, handling prisoners, etc…and one car out with two officers but usually ‘one out’. PM shifts, 1500-2330 were generally one officer in the station and two out, sometimes one out! For night shift 2300 to 0730 for the Central Coast there was ‘a’ southern, central and northern night General Duties car. Night shifts for The Central Coast were shared with Gosford and Terrigal with two out! Sometimes, you had to work one out to get the job done!

    The point of outlining all of this is we shared a common bond of ‘camaraderie’ and looking out for each other!

    I caught up with Gordy at another mate’s (Mick Etches) funeral. We had a beer or two, reminisced and could not help noticing that a schooner glass in his hands really did look like a thimble!

    Vale Gordon Alexander Brann, fond memories mate!

    Chris Wellfare ( Young Chris- then)
    Former Detective Chief Inspector

    Reply

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