John Robert Thomas HAMER


John Robert Thomas HAMER 

AKA  ?
Late of Monterey, NSW

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  ??

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  11103[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 17 August 1964

Constable – appointed 17 August 1965

Senior Constable – appointed 17 August 1973

Senior Sergeant – appointed 31 December 1987

Final Rank = Senior Sergeant

Stations?, ‘D’ District, G.D’s all of his service in Metro & Country areas, Police Academy lecturer at the Secondary Training annexure, Elizabeth St, Redfern ( 1980’s ), Sutherland District Office, Kogarah – Retirement

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre August 1964?  to  ? ? ?? years Service

Awards:   National Medal – granted 2 March 1981 ( Sgt 3/c )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 7 October 1991

2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted 10 August 2000

Born:   19 February 1943

Died on:   Monday  3 December 2018

Age:  75

Cause:   Parkinson disease  ( sufferer for 10 years ) & recently suffered progressive dementia

Event location:   ?

Event date:   ?

Funeral date:   Monday  10 December 2018 @ noon

Funeral location:   South chapel, Woronora Cemetery, Linden St, Sutherland

Wake location:  Cafe’, Woronora Cemetery

Funeral Parlour:  ?

Buried at:  Woronora Cemetery, Linden St, Sutherland

 Memorial located at:   ?



[alert_blue] JOHN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_blue] * NOT JOB RELATED




 Funeral location





May they forever Rest In Peace


the Metropolitan South Associates Branch of the Police Association have advised of the death of retired Senior Sergeant John Hamer, last station Kogarah.

During his service John performed general duties at country and metropolitan stations, and for a time was a lecturer at the Police Academy. He was an absolute gentleman, a very humble and respected man. For the past ten years John battled Parkinson disease and more recently suffered progressive dementia. Rest in Peace friend.


03/12/2018 – John Robert Thomas HAMER, 75 old, Reg. No. 11103. Ret. Sen. Sgt of Monterey, Sydney NSW.
John’s funeral will be held at 12.00pm on Monday the 10th Instant at the South Chapel, Woronora Cemetery, thence a burial will be conducted within the grounds.

The family are desirous that former colleagues attending John’s funeral may wear relevant medals. If so, appropriate dress clothes would be required. The family have indicated that they would also like a Police Honour Guard to be present. Later, a wake will be held within the grounds to celebrate John’s life.


John Robert Thomas HAMER

Rachel Burgess Rest in Peace

Neil Purvis RIP brother in blue
Greg Wilson Rest in peace John…

Janne McMahon RIP John.

Tracey Kearns Rest In Peace my old friend

Pete Wilson RIP dear friend.

John Richardson RIP John. A thorough gentleman.
Les Dalrymple Sergeant Hamer was an instructor at the Academy when I did secondary training back in the very early 80s. A thorough gentleman — Vale John.

Richard Hurst RIP Senior Sergeant HAMER.

Ron Alexander I worked with John at the secondary training annexure Elizabeth Street Redfern during the late 80’s. John was admired by all and a true friend. RIP John.
Peter Poulton RIP brother

Carol Allman Very sad lovely man

Bill Connors R.I.P. Brother

Col Colman Thank you John Hamer for your fine and dedicated Service to our Community. We also thank you for you enthusiastic approach whilst performing instructional duties at the Police Academy, and on behalf of the many hundreds of Probationary Constables you instructed in class, and launching them into a wonderful career, we say thank you, you really did make a difference. As a new Instructor at the Academy, during John’s tour, I found him most helpful and informative, during those first few months. RIP………..


John Pizanias R.I.P mate

Phil Evans RIP John. Would anyone know if he lived at Gladesville prior to joining the NSW Police?
Barry Salter John was in my class of August 1964
NSW Fallen Police Do you have a Class number Barry? Also, do you recall the exact date you all walked into the Academy – I assume at Redfern? Cal
Warwick Saunders Rest in Peace, a class after me.
Phillip Martin Rest in peace John.
Darryl Smith Rest In Peace Sarge. ????

Belinda Dunn-Toemoe Thank you for your service. Rest in peace. ????

Rob Allman A true Gentleman & a wonderful friend.Lovely memories
R.I.P. Dearest John.????
Ian Bell Rest In Peace my friend
Ken Emms I was a student of John’s in the Methods of Instruction Course. A very competent teacher & all round good bloke. He will be sadly missed. Sincere sympathies to John’s family.
Glenn Stan Cam Stanley John was attached to Sutherland District Office when I was in SOGs and he was always a gentleman who also had a good sense of humour. Will be sadly missed RIP mate

Stewart McNeice Worked with John at Kogarah. A real gentleman. A dam shame.
Phillip Brand RIP fellow Sergeant
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