Jillian Cupit HAWKES ( FRAZER )
late of Kirrawee, NSW
New South Wales Police Force
Redfern Police Academy Class 104
Regd. # P/W 0073
Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday ? July 1965
Probationary Special Constable – appointed Monday 16 August 1965 ( aged 25 years, 10 months, 29 days )
Detective – appointed ? ? ?
Special – Senior Constable – appointed 16 August 1974
Detective Sergeant 3rd Class – retired
Jill was One of Three Police Women to obtain their Diploma in Criminology from Sydney University at the time.
Retired Hurt On Duty on 17 December 1982
Was Awarded ‘ Policewoman of the Year ‘ for bravery in 1979
Died from Arrest Injuries that happened at Milsons Point, North Sydney, NSW – Assaulted on 30 July 1977 which resulted in the amputation of one of her legs.
Born: Monday 18 September 1939
Died: Tuesday 22 April, 1986
Age: 46 years, 7 months, 4 days
Funeral Date: Thursday 24 April 1986
Cemetery: Buried at Woronora cemetery, Linden St, Woronora, NSW
Grave Location: GG. Rose Garden 18, Position 0080
Jillian IS MENTIONED on the National Police Wall of Remembrance, Canberra.
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.