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James Liam O’TOOLE


James Liam O’TOOLE


Late of Sutherland, NSW  

Mariska Hargitay

NSW Goulburn Police Academy –  Class # 335 


New South Wales Police Force


Regd. # 53092  


Rank:  Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy as a Student Police Officer ( SPO ) on Monday ? ? 2018

Probationary Constable- appointed 7 December 2018

Constable – appointed 7 December 2019

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Senior Constable – appointed – NO 


Final Rank: =  Constable 1st Class


Stations:  Sutherland GDs ( 24 Division )( 7 December 2018 – August 2021 ), Seconded to Operation ‘ Wick ‘ in 2020 – July 2020 – Street Policing Team – City of Sydney Police Area Command, Project ‘ Servatore ‘,   Deployed to Albury re Operation Boarder Closure ( July 2020 ), Central Metropolitan Region HVP ( High Visibility Policing ) Unit – The Rocks ( 15 August 2021 – Death )


Service: From ? ? 2018 to  14 February 2022 = 3 years Service


Retirement / Leaving age: = N/A

Time in Retirement from Police: 0


Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours system – however:

NSW Premiers Bushfire Emergency citation for Service in the 2019 – 2020 fires

NSW Police Force Commissioners Emergency Commendation in recognition of the extraordinary commitment to duty and professionalism demonstrated during disasters and emergency deployments from 1 July 2019 – 31 December 2020


 Born: Friday 24 July 1998 

Died on: Monday 14 February 2022 

Age:   23 years, 6 months, 21 days 


Cause:  Depression – Suicide 

Event location:  Home

Event date:  Monday 14 February 2021


Funeral date: Wednesday 2 March 2022 @ 11am

Funeral location: South Chapel, Woronora Memorial Park, 121 Linden St, Sutherland, NSW

Eulogy delivered by new Commissioner Karen WEBB

( click here to see Cornona19 Virus Pandemic rules – this will be a limited numbers Funeral )


For those in the Bankstown area:  See below Note re funeral service.


any Future Wake location??? TBA 

any Future Wake date??? TBA 

( 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: Olsen Funerals,  Sutherland, NSW  02 9545 3477 ( )

Buried at: ? TBA


Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( February 2022 )

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JAMES is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO – MAY BE ENTITLED ( Still doesn’t appear as of 2022 )

JAMES IS Mentioned on the Sydney Police Centre Memorial Wall, Surry Hills as of 2022





May they forever Rest In Peace 

Australian Police YouTube Channel 


25 October 2022

This afternoon, in a quiet and deeply-felt ceremony at the Sydney Police Centre, another thirteen names were added, and the memories of another thirteen dedicated NSW Police Force employees were honoured, at the NSW Police Force Service Memorial:
Detective Senior Constable Vaughan Anthony Hau
Detective Senior Constable Gregory Joseph Jensen
Senior Sergeant John Kelly
Senior Constable David John Koen (Ret’d)
Constable Joseph Lees
Senior Constable Matthew Joseph Rees
Senior Constable Caroline Roberts



It is with the deepest regret that I inform those Retired, Former, Serving Police and friends that James O’TOOLE succumbed to the ‘ Black Dog ‘ at the very young age of 23 whilst Serving with NSW Police Force.

May you Forever Rest In Peace mate and may your parents and brother know that you were respected and loved by those who Served alongside of you.



Bruins Basketball Stadium, Third Ave, Condell Park, NSW.  02 9707 1866

Bruins would like extend a warm welcome to all community members who would like gather to celebrate and share memories in remembrance of James O’Toole.

The Bruins family will live stream the service, at the stadium with doors opening from 10.30am, followed by light refreshments.

Over the coming days, we please ask members to send an email to and please RSVP if you would like to attend the service as well as any photos and memories of James to be shared at the service.

Saturday 19 February 2022
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It is with a very heavy heart that Bankstown Basketball Association mourns the loss of referee James O’Toole.

James has long been part of the Bruins family, and has represented the Bruins as an exceptional referee, supervisor, and player. He is known for his cheeky smile, witty conversations, and extraordinary dedication and passion for the education, support and ongoing development of Bruins Junior referees.

Over James’s many years of basketball service, James was awarded numerous prestigious Steve Well’s Junior Referee of the Year Awards as recognition for his hard work to his craft. James represented Bankstown Bruins at both New South Wales State Championships and Senior Finals Weekends, his efforts also took him interstate as a referee for New South Wales at many Australian Junior Championships, at which he always did the association proud.

In more recent years James sought out a professional career as part of the New South Wales Police Force, however, always continued to find time to be part of and support the Bruins family.

We are honoured to have had such an exceptional gentleman as part of the Bruins Family and James’s legacy will continue to live on in the people who he inspired and worked so closely with.

As a tribute to James, we invite the entire Bruins community to wear a blue ribbon on their uniform to signify the amazing life that he lived.

Rest In Peace James, we will continue to honor you with Bruins Pride and Dignity.

(1) Facebook


Kathleen Fitzpatrick
9 hours ago
Never did I expect to say a funeral was beautiful but yours certainly was, James.
You were so obviously loved and cared about by so many including our family.
You certainly made a huge impression during your short life.
With you all today in my thoughts and prayers.
Aunty Kathy and Kevin. ????
Genevieve Mole
9 hours ago
Such a beautiful touching ceremony, celebrating James.
Loved by so many.
You were all in thoughts and prayers today.
Forever in our hearts.
Love the Mole and Lynch families.
Jill Kerr
10 hours ago
Rest in peace James
Helen & George
11 hours ago
“Only the good die young” our hearts are heavy ????
Jenny Chisholm (Dao)
12 hours ago
Thinking of you and your family today.
I was fortunate enough to have James in my Year 6 class and recall how helpful he was with computers and how he brought so much laughter to our class.
May you Rest in Peace James, you will be dearly missed.
Pat minz
12 hours ago
Rest in peace James. Beautiful farewell service
Joanne Mellars
12 hours ago
We remember you fondly James… rest easy.
Joanne & Jessie Mellars
Richard Bai
12 hours ago
Your smile will be in our hearts forever, Jimmy.
Virginia Pedler
12 hours ago
Rest east James. You will be missed x
Alex V
12 hours ago
RIP James! You were loved by many. I also remember from 5 years of age, always having some keys around your neck. You will be missed. Big love to Darcy.
Michelle Hutchinson
12 hours ago
Hope you have found peace James. May your light shine brightly in the night sky.
Paul Edward Cooper
12 hours ago
Rest in peace brother, prayers to you and your family. Hope you are now in peace and we will see you behind heavens golden gates in time.
Tisharna Eckford
12 hours ago
Rest In Peace Jimmy. You will be forever greatly missed by all your family, friends, colleagues and all of #335. Gone far too soon ????
Jodie Bergan
13 hours ago
RIP James, may you fly high!
Matt Hall
13 hours ago
Rest in peace James. My heart goes out to family and friends, it is heartwarming to see and hear their outpouring of love for you.
Leanne Peryman
13 hours ago
What an outstanding young man and a great loss to all who knew him. May he now be at peace and his family know that the strength of the community is behind them xxx
Kerry McGall
14 hours ago
Thinking of you guys Terry, Kylie and Darcy xx
Emily Kate Adams
14 hours ago
Rest In Peace James ????
Trish Murray
14 hours ago
From my heart to yours James , rest well in the arms of those who love you unconditionally. I was lucky to have you as my neighbour next door, sharing lots of chats about all sorts, inviting me in as we met at our unit doors to see your new lounge etc that you had purchased and was so proud of having.
Missing you
Maria Pace (Pelle)
14 hours ago
Rest in Peace beautiful boy. I will always remember your gorgeous smile and how much you loved holding your dad’s keys.
Lynda Sexton
14 hours ago
Rest In Peace young man. I enjoyed being your baseball coach all those years ago. On behalf of your school mates Erin, Morgan and older brother Liam. Lynda.
Richard Dee leon
14 hours ago
Rest In Peace my good friend.Will sadly miss all of the chats we had.
Chris Shade
14 hours ago
Rest In Peace James, I will miss your smile.
Diane Lowe
14 hours ago
RIP Mate, you will always been remembered. You are at peace now.
Belinda Peters & family
15 hours ago
May James Rest In Peace.
Zarif, Violet & family
a day ago
We will miss you James but rest in peace with Joy in heaven with the Lord .
Greg Callander
7 days ago
May Jimmy O’Toole ( NSWPF # 53092 ) Forever Rest In Peace.





Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this young man at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.



17 February 2022



3 thoughts on “James Liam O’TOOLE

  • My beautiful son. Forever in my broken heart.

    You had so much to live for and loved
    by so many.

    May you rest in peace sweet baby James

  • Stacey Carter

    Jimmy, I will miss you my friend, no matter what the situation you always managed to bring a smile to my face. You had your struggles at Sutho, like me, but know I loved your kindness, you were always open with me, I’m just so sorry you didn’t reach out. I saw you just before Christmas at Central and the smile and hug you gave me was as always warm and refreshing. You were a beautiful young man and gone way too early. I will always think of you often and smile in your memory. Just know you were a very special, kind, compassionate, funny young man. Your friend, your mum cop xxx

  • Rest in deep, peaceful serenity.
    My condolences to all family and friends.
    My God! So young. My heart breaks.
    I’m an officer in another state, ex grunt, medical leave, alcohol recovery since 2018.
    Weary from Cptsd / Ptsd, not aggressively suicidal-more dilligaf and apathetic and my life isn’t some ‘special’, precious treasure.
    We have 500 of our officers on medical leave /in temp holdings.
    Last year, the good commissioner created a medical board process. Prior, it was the shady section 8 (loss of confidence). I suspect most of the 500 officers with non physical illnesses are misdiagnosed because of the simple reason cops wouldn’t often admit to having ‘depressive thoughts’ to police-employed shrinks who (until recently) didn’t show their hand of cards…How can you be honest when being honest could put you on Centrelink within 28 days? Things are changing slowly.
    We lost a colleague in 2018, another suicide mid ’21 and another local station OIC self harmed/died two weeks later.
    When our Premier announced the med-boarding is expected to attract a ‘handful’ of annual pay-outs ranging up to about $250k tops, it was evident no one briefed him on a likely ‘honesty’ and transparency surge after the med-plan was announced.
    I believe that if there’s an organic demand for anything, we can hope to see ‘sustainable supply’…ie we all could do worse than committing to a nation-wide solidarity movement ”demanding”(?) a ‘military’ styled retirement/medical boarding process across our states.
    Stand strong and remember you have people who care about you.
    I know that feels redundant because self-harm is a place where nothing Earthly matters more than quietening your pain. Guilt? Skeletons in Closets? Shame? Addiction? DV’s at home? Mounting money issues? Fight/Flight mode left your relationships feeling fatefully disconnected? Under investigation? Divorce? (welcome to the 51% club!)…If I can relate, it means others too can relate.
    Stop treading the quicksand, brother/sister in blue.

    Cheers, Ronald WA


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