John Leslie WINDSOR
Late of ?
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 14805
Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 9 August 1971 ( aged 19 Years, 2 months, 22 days )
Probationary Constable – attested 20 September 1971 ( 19 years, 4 months, 2 days )
Constable – appointed 20 September 1972
Constable 1st Class – appointed 20 September 1976
Senior Constable – appointed
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 22 April 1987
Final Rank: Sergeant – Death
Stations: ?, Grafton
Service: From 9 August 1971 to 9 January 2009 = 37 years, 5 months, 0 days Service
Time in Retirement: 2 years, 3 months, 20 days
Age at Retirement: 56 years, 7 months, 22 days
Awards: National Medal – granted 2 November 1988 ( Sgt )
1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 6 June 1997 ( Sgt )
Born: Sunday 18 May 1952
Died on: Friday 29 April 2011
Age: 58 years, 11 months, 11 days
Cause: Cancer – Melanoma
Event location: ?
Event date: ?
Funeral date: Wednesday 4 May 2011 @ 11.30AM
Funeral location: Christ Church Cathedral, Duke St, Grafton, NSW
Buried at: Clarence Lawn Cemetery, Armidale Rd, Braunstone, NSW
Grave Location: General – Section D, Lot 1252
Memorial located at: ?
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Dedicated dad credit to force
THERE was a potent message from the funeral yesterday of popular former Grafton policeman Sgt John Windsor … get your skin checked regularly for skin cancers.
Sgt Windsor’s two daughters Alison and Jenny told a packed Christ Church Cathedral their father, a devoted and loving family man, had died after a long battle with melanoma.
“We urge you all to see a doctor and get your skin checked,” they told the congregation.
They described their father as a simple man who enjoyed the simple things in life, someone who didn’t like crowds and never wanted to be the centre of attention.
“He was dedicated to his friends, his family and work,” they said.
“He always had a friendly g’day.”
They said he was a man of limited fashion sense, who wore trademark check shirts for 30 years and an Akubra hat, and loved to travel – with a particular fascination for Queensland.
He also had a deep appreciation of food and a soft spot for animals.
“He was a gentle soul who lived his life with integrity and honour,” they said.
Many of his former colleagues in the NSW Police Force, including many who are now retired, attended yesterday’s service and spoke of his dedication to serving people.
Coffs Clarence Local Area Police Commander Mark Holahan said that when he first arrived at the Grafton Police Station as a young constable in 1987, Sgt Windsor was a calming influence.
“He retired on January 9, 2009, having spent 37 years and 162 days in the service of New South Wales,” he said.
“Rest in peace, old friend, you have served your community to the best of your ability. Vale John Windsor.”
Another of his former colleagues, Senior Sergeant Chris Tuite, gave a list of words to describe Sgt Windsor.
He said he was loving, particularly of his two daughters and wife Margaret, his father Keith and the police.
“He loved coming to work and you could set your clock by him,” he said.
He was kind and never had a harsh word against anyone.
He was respectful and showed this with his dealings with his superiors and women.
And he was generous.
“He was always a gentleman in the true definition of the word,” Sen Sgt Tuite said.
Sgt Windsor was 58.