Jillian Cupit HAWKES ( FRAZER )
( late of Kirrawee )
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # PW73
Detective Sergeant 3rd Class – retired
Retired Hurt On Duty on 17 December 1982
Arrest Injuries – Assault on 30 July 1977
Milsons Point, North Sydney
Died 22 April, 1986
Buried: Woronora cemetery
On 30 July, 1977 Detective Senior Constable Hawkes and another detective attended Sydney’s Luna Park in relation to a complaint. While the offender was being escorted from the park he began to struggle violently and kicked Detective Hawkes’ legs out from under her. When she fell to the ground the offender continued kicking and stamping on her.
As a result she suffered an injury to her right leg which later developed a malignant bone tumour. The leg was amputated and after being fitted with an artificial leg Detective Hawkes returned to work.
On 17 December, 1982 she was discharged medically unfit.
On 19 April, 1986 the former Detective Sergeant Hawkes lapsed into a coma. She died three days later on the 22 April 1986.
The detective sergeant was born in 1939 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 16 August, 1965.