Gordon Lawrence CONNOLLY
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: ?
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.