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Gregory John ALLEN


Gregory John ALLEN

brother to Mark # “possibly” # 20519 or 22494 or 23165 – now Retired HOD

aka  Pin & Smoking Joe

late of Kariong

Goulburn Police Academy – Class 209

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. # 21943[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 24 April 1985

Constable – appointed 24 April 1986


Stations:  Campbelltown GD’s then Detectives, Major Crimes Squad – South West, , Kogarah, Rockdale,

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre April 1985  to  ? ? ? = ? years Service

Awards:  Region Citation for the compilation of the Milgate Coroners brief stemming from a siege at Liverpool DOC’s Office, ?

Born:  26 May 1956

Died on:  17 April 2014

Age:  57

Cause:  Sclerosis & Emphysema

Funeral date:  29 April 2014

Funeral location:  Greenway Chapel, 460 Avoca Dve, Green Point at 2pm

Committal service held at Palmdale Crematorium, Palmdale Rd, Palmdale, NSW.

Buried at:  Cremated

 Memorial at?

 [alert_red]PIN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_red]  * BUT SHOULD BE





May they forever Rest In Peace



Gregory John ALLEN - photo 1

Gregory John ALLEN - photo 2 - Gradutation 1984
Graduation – 1984


Gregory John ALLEN - photo 4
With his daughter

Gregory John ALLEN - photo 5

Gregory John ALLEN - photo 3
2009 at his daughters wedding

Dad’s final goodbye

I would like say thank you to each and every one of you for attending today.
Tell me how do you say goodbye to someone you would without a second thought give up some of your own life for them to live.
Knowing my dad he would never accept it and say ” don’t you worry about me sweetheart ”
Dad was gentle and patient. I never heard him yell, have an angry tone or even raise his voice.
Dad would ring me every year on my birthday and tell me the same two stories. The day i was born, and the other in the wee hours of the morning dad got me my milk and i returned the favor and got him his beer and we watched cartoons.
When i was young you were my superman. Strong, handsome, my protector, and you caught bad guys.
I guess every superhero gets older and needs a helping hand, because that’s the day you knocked at my door.
For the past 2 years it has been my honor, my greatest pleasure to be there for you, to love and care for you.
We shared so much in such a short time.
You held your head up high as you walked me down the isle.
we went to our favorite cafe every week and ordered the same thing.
Brought so many dvds the sanity lady knew who we were.
Spent Christmas’s together your favorite time of year.
You shared stories from work some funny and ones that brought tears to your eyes.
I would like to share with you the most precious memory, the last time we saw dad.
Thursday morning the kids and i went to dads. i needed to help dad get dressed. I told him ” lean on me dad i won’t let you fall ”
Once settled I said ” i have a surprise for you ”
it was a copy of crocodile dun dee one of dads favorites that we had downloaded for him. Dads face lit up the room.
watched the movie
it was time to go the kids said ” bye i love you grandpa ”
Dakota hugged him.
I told dad ” i love you so much dad ”
dad replied ” i love you to sweetheart ”
“” i see you tomorrow dad ”
i blew dad a kiss as i was leaving, he smiled and blew one back.
our last gift to each other was our last i love yous in person.
the most precious gift of all.
Dad i love and miss you more then my heart can bear.

kristy xoxoxoxo

Uploaded by Kristy De Luca
‘PIN’ ‘possibly’ played NRL with Cronulla Sharks.  I think he left the Sharks in 1976 and believe he had cancer.  His other nickname was possibly ‘Boxer’.
22 Feb 2018
Peter and Maureen Lonergan PIN was a great bloke worked Rockdale and Kogarah.
Brilliant detective.
At Campbelltown he and his wife used to start cooking a bbq at home 5am Christmas day until late christmas night. Used to call us when breakfast, lunch and dinner were ready and we’d go and pick up the food. Never cooked the prawns until we arrived.
He always said that he had Christmas off so he’d look after those who had to work.
Sad finish to his life – was alone. His brother Mark was a great bloke as well.
PIN would give u the last cent he had.
RIP mate. You were one of the best cops I knew.

One thought on “Gregory John ALLEN

  • Beautiful. I used to work with Greg at Kogarah Police Station. Lovely, calm gentle man. RIP Greg. Xx


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