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James Francis FLEMING


 James Francis FLEMING

 ( Late of Elderslie )

aka  Jim

New South Wales Police Force

Son of retired member – Bill Fleming – Regd # 5551 ( also a Cadet # 501 )

Regd. # 13889

Joined NSW Police Force via NSW Police Cadet system on 15 May 1967

Cadet # 2281

Rank: NSW Police Cadet – commenced 15 May 1967

Probationary Constable – appointed 19 October 1969

Senior Constable – appointed 19 October 1978

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 19 November 1985

Sergeant – Retirement

Stations?, Wentworthville – 1984

Service:  From  15 May 1967  to  ? = 30+ years Service

Awards:  National medal – granted 10 September 1986

1st Clasp to National medal – granted 6 June 1997

Born:  Thursday  19 October 1950

Died on:  Sunday  30 August 2015


Age:  64 yrs 10 mths 11 days

Funeral date:  Monday  7 September 2015 @ 10.30am

Funeral location:  Chapel, Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, 11 Camden Valley Way, LEPPINGTON

Buried at:  Forest Lawn Cemetery

Standard Lawn Site, Churchyard Lot 32, Site 7

Cadet Jim Fleming
Cadet Jim Fleming


JAMES is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO

James Francis FLEMING - NSWPF - Grave plaque

 Funeral location


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FLEMING, James Francis
19.10.1950 – 30.08.2015
Sergeant of Police (r’td).
Passed away peacefully on 30 August 2015.
Late of Elderslie.

Beloved husband of Miriam. Devoted father of Penny and grandfather of Meredith and Rhapsody. Much loved son of Nita & Bill and dear brother of Elizabeth (dec), Paul, Cathy, John, Margaret, Helen, Anthony and Gregory.

Rest In Peace

A Celebration of JAMES’ Life was held at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Leppington on MONDAY (September 7, 2015).

James Francis FLEMING

James Francis FLEMING

James Francis FLEMING. Police strike a sour note with shoopers. by Richard Macey Sergeant Jim Fleming was, until recently, the piano-playying policeman. But not any more. He has been silenced by the force. Last year Sergeant Fleming, 38, then with Wentworthville police in Sydney's west, attended a community policing course where the officers were asked to think of how they could improve contact between the public and police. Sergeant Fleming, who has played the piano for 15 years, decided to take his music into the shopping centres of western Sydney. After obtaining permission from his superiors, he began to travel around the centres playing on an old upright piano. He bought and repaired a small truck to carry the piano. Travelling and playing for shoppers in Wentworthville, Toongabbie and Pendle Hill took up about 12 hours of his week as a general duties policeman. All went well until about two months ago when the Police Department ordered him to stay out of shpping centres and to restrict his playing to schools and hospitals. The regional commander, for the area, Assistant Commissioner Ted Bunt, agreed yesterday that Sergeant Flwming had provided "excellent public relations". "But I don't agree that it is the job of the police to entertain shoppers. Some would prefer to see police on patrol. " he said. However, the deaptment's decission to silence Sergeant Fleming has not impressed shopkeepers. And the Labor Member for Wentworthville, Miss Pam Allan, diagreed that Sergeant Fleming's playing was a waste of manpower. "He was breaking down mistrust. If we get the public talking to police, they might get the information they need to catch a few more thieves," she said. Sergeant Fleming, who now only plays after hours for charities and nursing homes, said yesterday: "While I was playing the piano I met more people than ever before. I met a lot of kis as well as old people in their 80s who said they had never spoken wo a policeman in their lives before".

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  • Greg Fleming

    Jim, a great book brother we had so many laughs and I learnt so much from the oldest to the youngest, take care and look after us all now,, Greg


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