Gordon Lawrence CONNOLLY

Gordon Lawrence CONNOLLY

AKA  BEAR

Late of  ?

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  “possibly”  088 or 089

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  10152

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 30 October 1961

Constable 1st Class – appointed 1 April 1967 ( lost 6mths Seniority somewhere )

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed1 February 1978

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 30 March 1986

 

Final Rank = Sergeant 1st Class

Stations?, Central ( 1 Division ), Parramatta ( 18 Division 1970s ), Cabramatta ( 34 Division ), ?

Service:  From ? Pre Oct 1961  to ? ? ?? years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 22 April 1983 ( Det Sgt 3/c )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 20 November 1998 ( SenSgt )

2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted 20 November 1998 ( SenSgt )

Born: Tuesday 3 December 1940

Died on: Friday 11 October 2019 @ Blacktown Hospital, NSW

Age: 78 yrs 10 mths 8 days

Cause: Heart attack.  Suffered dementia.

Event location: ?, NSW

Event date: 4 October 2019 ( suffered heart attack )

Funeral date Wednesday  16 October 2019 @ 10am

Funeral location:  North Chapel, Pinegrove Memorial Park, Great Western Hwy, ?

Wake location: ?

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?

Memorial located at: ?

 

Gordon Lawrence CONNOLLY AKA BEAR

BEAR 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


 

Gordon Connolly, (Bear) was admitted to Blacktown Hospital on the morning of 4 October, 2019, after suffering a heart attack.

On arrival at emergency, his heart stopped & was resuscitated. His condition was serious.

Doctors indicated that he may have suffered some brain damage as a result, and as we know, he had been suffering Dementia for many years.

 

 

Condolences to his son Dave and families.


 

*It is ‘assumed’ that this article refers to Gordon Lawrence CONNOLLY # 10152

 

Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),

Saturday 20 November 1993, page 11

 

One arrest before stabbing

SYDNEY: A youth was arrested and charged with assault a few hours before 17-year-old Geoffrey Berrett died at the same under-18s dance at The Hills Centre in Sydney’s north west last weekend, police said yesterday.

The organisers of the Castle Hill dance said they would now require all youths to go through metal detectors to gain entry and video cameras would be installed.

Police and organisers have come under pressure over safety at the dances, with both denying there had been many major incidents at previous dances, held monthly.

But a senior sergeant at Castle Hill police admitted several youths had been charged with assault at the no-alcohol dances, with one charged in an unrelated incident on the night of Geoffrey Berrett‘s alleged murder.

Senior Sergeant Gordon Connolly said several youths had been charged with assault in the past three years, but there had been nothing worse “than a bloodied nose” until last weekend.

Two youths charged with the murder of Geoffrey Berrett will appear on Monday at Westmead Coroners court.

20 Nov 1993 – One arrest before stabbing – Trove


 

 

 

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I worked with Gordon at Cabramatta. He was a good cop and a great bloke. My sympathies to his family and friends.