Hugh Robert Michael SWEENEY
AKA Mick SWEENEY
Formerly of Miller, Late of Bateau Bay ( Central Coast ), NSW
relation in ‘the job’: former Senior Constable Greg SWEENEY, NSWPF # ?????
NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern – Class # 085A
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 9839
Uniform # 1711 & 2860
Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday ? September 1960
Probationary Constable- appointed Monday 31 October 1960 ( aged 24 years, 9 months, 15 days )
Constable – appointed 1 December 1961 ( Loss of 1 month Seniority – failed Dictation )
Constable 1st Class – appointed 1 December 1966
Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( NO )
Senior Constable – appointed 1 December 1970
Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )
Final Rank: = Senior Constable
Stations: After Redfern Academy he was stationed at Redfern GDs ( 7 Division )( 5 December 1960 – 12 March 1961 ), Randwick GDs ( 15 Division )( 13 March 1961 – 10 June 1962 ),
Police Telephone Communications Centre ( *Ph: 20966 )( 20 Division )( 11 June 1962 – 15 June 1967 ), Communications Branch ( 20 Division )( 15 June 1967 – 24 August 1969 ),
Liverpool GDs & Traffic Office ( 22 Division )( 25 August 1969 – 1 October 1977 ), Fairfield GDs ( 34 Division )( 2 October 1977 – 12 January 1980 ), Central GDs ( 1 Division )( 13 January 1980 – ? ), Merrylands GDs ( 26 Division )( ? – ? January 1991 ) – Optional Retired
* ( 20966 used to be the NSW Wide Police Switchboard number – now replaced with 131 444 )
Service: From ? September 1960 to ? January 1991 ( Optional Retirement ) = 30 years Service
Retirement / Leaving age: = ?
Time in Retirement from Police: ?
Awards: National Medal – granted 6 November 1980 ( SenCon )
1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 8 June 1988 ( SenCon )
2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted 8 June 1988 ( SenCon )
Born: Thursday 16 January 1936 in Scone, NSW
Died on: Saturday 9 April 2022 during the night
Age: 86 years, 2 months, 24 days
Organ Donor: Y / N / ?
Cause: Cancer ( type ? )
Event location: ? , Home with his wife by his side
Event date: ?
Funeral date: Wednesday 20 April 2022 @ 11am
Funeral location: St Therese Catholic Church, 125 Cartwright Ave, Sadlier, NSW
Wake location: Liverpool Catholic Club
Wake date: Wednesday 20 April 2022
( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )
Funeral Parlour: Max Perram’s Funeral Service, 143 George St, Liverpool, NSW 02 9602 6175
Buried at: Liverpool Cemetery, MacLean St, Liverpool, NSW ( next to his mother – Linda Beatrice SWEENEY – D: 22-12-1971, Grave 1130 )
Location of Mick’s Grave: Section Grave, Catholic 17, Grave 1131
Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?
Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( April 2022 )
MICK 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
Late of Bateau Bay
Loved father of Gregory, Therese, David, Michele, Paul,
Daniel & Ann-Maree and father in law to their partners
Loving Grandfather of Shane, Rachael & Mitchell,
Samantha & Georgia, Rodger, Luke and Joshua
Wednesday 20th April 2022 at St Therese Catholic Church, 125 Cartwright Avenue, Sadlier, commencing at 11.00am.
Followed by Interment at Liverpool Cemetery, Moore St, Liverpool.
Deepest condolences to Mick’s family, friends and colleagues.
I worked with Mick, on GDs, at Fairfield Police Station in the late 1970s – very early 1980s and remember his Raucous laugh.
He was a lot of fun to work with and just a funny bastard to be with and his ‘comb over’ his thinning hair – would never stay in place.
May you Forever Rest In Peace old mate.
Cal ” Uncle Charlie ”
Mick was one of the first Life Members inducted into 22 Division ( Liverpool ) Police Rugby League. He loved his Police footy and was happy to hear about your success before his passing. Go the Bulls.
Prior to joining the NSWPF, Mick was employed at a Pastry cook for 7 years, 2 months and a Confectioner for 8 months and was a fully qualified pastry cook.
Although he was widely known as Mick – his Christian name was actually Hugh ( and it is Hugh SWEENEY that he went by on his application to join the NSWPF ).
He was described as 5′ 11″ tall, weighing 12 stone, with Hazel eyes, Fair complexion & Fair hair ( I wonder if it was as thin back in 1960 ? ).
He was Married at the time.
He obtained, at completion of Training Class 85A, a mark of 54%.
He could type, on the 15 June 1961, 20 W.P.M.
He completed the three day course in Civil Defence in January 1962.
In June, 1973, SenCon Mick Sweeney was attending a motor vehicle accident on the Camden Valley Way, Leppington, near the Leppington Lawn Cemetery, at night and in a dark patch or roadway, when he was struck by a passing vehicle.
At the time, Camden Valley Way was a sealed roadway with gravel edges, one lane each way and very poorly lit – and similar to an outback country road.
The impact caused him to be thrown a fair distance through the air, landing on the roadway in his head.
Mick received serious head and other body injuries which were life threatening at the time.
He was hospitalised at Liverpool for 10 days before a miraculous recovery and he then returned to work.
He Retired in 1991 whilst attached to Merrylands Police Station.
In March 1974, SenCon Mick Sweeney and Cst Peter Gould ( # 15542 ), attended a factory at Green Valley and removed a 4 foot red belly black snake.
The Constables managed to get the snake into a cardboard box and conveyed the confined snake back to Liverpool Police Station.
There, the snake escaped from the box, causing staff to head for higher ground.
Some jumped onto tables, chairs and counters to escape the snake.
It then took a brace and courageous Senior Constable Roger BERGAMIN ( #10682 ) to capture the slim 4 foot snake with a stick and return it to the box and seal it.
I can imagine the raucous laughing going on.
Liverpool ( NSW ) Police Time Line ( 1788 – 2016 ) by Ret DetInsp Joe Stanioch. ( # 14194 )
Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.