father of Mark – 19731

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. # 9681[/alert_yellow]

Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 30 May 1960

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 14 March 1976

Detective Chief Inspector – appointed 6 April 1988 – retirement

Stations?, Internal Affairs – Retirement

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre 30 May 1960  to  13 December 1993 = 33+ years Service

AwardsNational Medal – granted 22 September 1987

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 22 September 1987

Born:  8 December 1938

Died on:  Thursday  28 July 2016 during the early afternoon

Death location:  Gosford Hospital


Age:  77

Funeral date:  Thursday  4 August 2016 @ 1pm

Funeral location  EV Church, 331 Terrigal Drive, Erina 

Buried at  TBA

[alert_yellow]JOHN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow]

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Funeral location 

PLEASE SEND INFORMATION TO Cal@AustralianPolice.com.au



John passed away during the afternoon of Thursday 28 July 2016 in Gosford Hospital.

May he forever Rest In Peace.




Retired Detective Chief Inspector John Hutchings update

Geoff Talbot called into Gosford Hospital this morning ( Wednesday 27 July 2016 ) and spent some time with Johns wife Verna who has been at his bedside for just on 2 weeks. Today is day 13 since John consumed any food and is mostly in a state of unconsciousness. His family and close friends are regular visitors being support for his wife. I mentioned the comments here on FB and Verna asked me to thank those members who have John in their thoughts and prayers.


If you know John or Verna and you are in the Gosford area – you may wish to visit and offer your support.



May John forever Rest In Peace.