John Francis KIDD
New South Wales Police Force
Police Academy Class: 116
Regd. # 13416
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 16 September 1968
John does not appear to have progressed, Rank wise, past Probationary Constable
Stations: ?, HWP Cyclist, Major Crime Squad – Newcastle – Intel,
Lismore, Tweed Heads ( GSO )
Service: From ?? pre 16 September 1968 to ? ? 1982 ( H O D ) = 13 years Service
Apparently, after retirement, he joined the workforce at Tweed Heads Police Stn as a civilian General Support Officer ( GSO ) around 1987 – 1989
Service name: Army
Service number: 2412300
Rank: ( Temporary ) Corporal
Date of birth: 4 November 1947
Place of birth: Maitland, NSW
National Service: No
Date of intake: ?
NS Training: ?
Follow Up Training: ?
Basic Training: ?
Unit Names: Detachment, 86 Transport Platoon, RAASC from 22/4/1967 to 7/1/1968
86 Transport Platoon RAASC from 8/1/1968 to 21/3/1968
Total Days: 335
Next of Kin: ?
Police Awards: National Medal – granted 7 March 1995
Born: 4 November 1947
Died on: Friday 26 February 2016 @ 1.05pm
Funeral date: Friday 4 March 2016 @ 10am
Funeral location: Burstow’s Funerals Chapel, Ruthven Street, TOOWOOMBA, Qld
Buried at: ?
Memorial at: ?
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John became a Paraplegic when injured on duty during his Probation in 1969 and was invited by Commissioner Norm Allen to remain in the Force after suffering his injury. He retired HOD in 1982.
Perhaps some members on here will remember John KIDD a former HWP Cyclist, who was involved in a serious accident with a brewery truck in the inner city about 1975 and as a result ended up a Paraplegic in a wheel chair. John as also a Vietnam Vet. and instead of being boarded out ( of NSW Police Force ) he wanted to continued as he was very interested in surveillance and collating of evidence, so in a wheel chair he was transferred to Lismore and worked with Detectives in charge of running sheets on some very heavy incidents such as the Murwillumbah Bank Robber, the double beach murders at Kingscliff, a couple of other serious murders involving Mr Asia Syndicate.
John carried on a brilliant job and he stayed in the job until about 15 years ago when his health failed him, he had all sorts of problems including having both legs amputated.
John, under the circumstances, done a great job, he was very popular with his fellow workers.
Unfortunately John passed away last Friday he was about 69 – 70 old.
May you forever Rest In Peace