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 )
National Medal – granted 4 September 2001, ( Sgt )
NSW Police Valour Award recipient
Service: From 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,
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: ?
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.
REHN, Gregory Peter.
Passed away on December 3, 2014 after a short illness.
Aged 48 years
Loved son of Barbara, Peter and Gail.
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
Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on Dec. 13, 2014