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Gregory Peter REHN


Gregory Peter REHN  BM

New South Wales Police Force

NSW Police Academy Class 212

Regd. # 22204

Rank: Commenced at the Academy  13 May 1985

Probationary Constable – appointed 26 July 1985

Constable – appointed 26 July 1986

Inspector – Resigned, 2006

Stations:  Kings Cross ( early 1980’s ), City Central, The Rocks ( 1985 ),

Darlinghurst, ‘A’ District ( Sydney late 1980’s ) HWP Cyclist,

Blacktown 27 Division ( mid 1990’s – Sergeant ), Parramatta ( 18 Division ) ( SenSgt ), VKG1 ( Sydney ) as 2 I.C.,

Fairfield – 34 Division ( Duty Officer – early 2000’s )

Awards:  * ( BM ) Bravery Medal – granted 26 October 1989, ( Cst )

National Medal – granted 4 September 2001, ( Sgt )

NSW Police Valour Award recipient

ServiceFrom  12 May 1985  to  May 2006 = 21 years Service

Born:  Saturday  18 December 1965

Died  Wednesday  3 December 2014 at his home

Age:  48 old

Cause:  Melanoma ( removed about 18 mths previous from his chest )

which metastasised to the brain,

lymphatic system and throughout his body.

Funeral date:  Tuesday  16 December 2014 @ 11.30am

Funeral location: Camellia Chapel,

Macquarie Park Cemetery & Crematorium,

North Ryde

Funeral Parlour:  Guardian Funerals, Blacktown   9622 1284

and afterwards in the Banksia Room for some light refreshments.

The family has requested that everybody PLEASE wear appropriate civilian attire

Grave location?

Gregory Peter REHN 48 old 18/12/1965 - 03/12/2014
Gregory Peter REHN 48 old
18/12/1965 – 03/12/2014


Constable Gregory REHN - Young Greg Rehn doing the solo cycle course at St Ives in mid 1980's. Greg was at Inner City Cycles. He wasn't the best of riders doing the course though.
Constable Gregory REHN – Young Greg Rehn doing the solo cycle course at St Ives in mid 1980’s. Greg was at Inner City Cycles. He wasn’t the best of riders doing the course though.

Gregory Peter REHN BM

Gregory Peter REHN BM

Greg REHN - Enjoying life
Greg REHN – Enjoying life

Gregory Peter REHN BM

Gregory Peter REHN BM

Gregory Peter REHN BM


Rest In Peace.

Gregory Peter REHN 48 old
18/12/1965 – 03/12/2014

Greg has had a short battle with Melanoma which he had removed, from his chest, about 18 months ago.
It had metastasised to the Brain, Lymphatic System and throughout his body, which he found out about around the beginning of October 2014.

Greg passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday morning, 3 December, 2014.



*BM was Awarded to Greg for a rescue from a burning building at Kings Cross.


In honour of Gregory Peter Rehn
18/12/1965 – 03/12/2014

Greg’s citation for his Bravery Medal, the 3rd highest bravery decoration in the Australian Honours and Awards he received in 1990;

“Constable Gregory Peter Rehn, NSW Police.
On 30 March 1988, a fire broke out in a residential building in Macleay Street, Potts Point. In response to a police radio call, Constable Rehn attended and found the roof well alight with pieces of roofing falling down into the street. While assisting with crowd control, he was told that an elderly woman, who was almost blind and deaf, remained on the fourth floor. Constable Rehn made his way through the smoke filled building and on reaching the third floor found the elderly woman stumbling around in the debris. He took hold of her and began to lead her down the stairs. As he did so, debris and roofing fell from the ceiling and thick smoke and water filled the hallway. Despite breathing and vision difficulties caused by the smoke, Constable Rehn led the woman to safety. By his actions, Constable Rehn displayed considerable bravery.”

Such a sad, sad loss of a brave and inspiring Cop.

Funeral location: 


REHN, Gregory Peter.

Passed away on December 3, 2014 after a short illness.

Aged 48 years

Loved son of Barbara, Peter and Gail.

Loved brother and brother-in-law of Karena & John, Chris & Amy, Kim & Ian and Sam.

Loved Uncle Greg to ten nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are warmly invited to join in a Celebration of GREG’S Life to be held in Camellia Chapel of the Macquarie Park Crematorium (Cnr Plassey and Delhi Rd, North Ryde) at 11.30am on Tuesday (December 16, 2014).

Refreshments will follow in the Banksia Room.

By special request, instead of floral tribute, donations to Melanoma Institute of Australia would be appreciated.

Blacktown 9622 1284
Proudly Australian
Member AFDA

One month on.  Cannot believe you’re gone my love
Louise Harrison
6 January 2015
Mosman, NSW
Totally shocked to discover this news!
Way too young.
Brooke Rose
5 March 2019
Brookvale, NSW
Louise Harrison
5 January 2015
Mosman, NSW
Many years of fun ole mate, never like to say goodbye – always missed but never forgotten.. the memories will live on forever.
Rest now ole mate as we continue the journey.
See you again one day. !
Colin Walsh
22 December 2014
Grenfell, NSW
Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family Rehnny.
Rest In Peace.
James Pasfield
21 December 2014
Sydney, NSW
Greg, you were a good man a good copper and fun to work with.  I will always remember you mate.  R.I.P.
21 December 2014
Cairns, Queensland
Rhennie… we were mates for about 30 years, haven’t spoken for over 15, funny thing is I don’t think either one of us would care, you were and always will be considered by me as a friend.  I remember the first shift we worked together – your confidence was contagious…. you will be missed.
Brett Fifield
21 December 2014
Sydney, NSW
Dear Rehnnie, you left this world far too early.
You were a great man.  I will forever cherish the days we worked together in particular.
I will never forget you mate, you will always be in my heart.
Peter ” Kakadu “
Peter Koudounas
21 December 2014
Greg, you were a decent, kind and wonderful man and I’ll never forget you.
You will be missed by all who knew you.
I cannot believe you are no longer with us.
Rebekah Wilson
19 December 2014
Bateau Bay, NSW
Rest In Peace Greg.
You will be missed and it was a pleasure knowing you.
Lain Tayler
15 December 2014
Melbourne, Victoria
My Darling Greg, thank you for 8 exciting years.
I fell in love with you on our first date in June 2006 and will love you forever.
I will miss your cheeky grin, your bear hugs, your gig, strong hand, your smell and just you.
Thank you for all you did for me.
It was an amazing, sexy and passionate ride.
I will forever be MDS.
December 16, 2014
I remember you as my wonderful, brave, strong and courageous cousin.
It was a privilege to have known you.
I wish I could have got to know you better.
Love always and farewell.
Your cousin
Bec Trigg 
December 15, 2014
Adelaide, South Australia

Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on Dec. 13, 2014





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