James Liam O’TOOLE
AKA Jimmy O’TOOLE
Late of Sutherland, NSW
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
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 ( Service@olsens.com.au )
Buried at: ? TBA
Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?
Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( February 2022 )
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
FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.
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May they forever Rest In Peace
25 October 2022
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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.