John Sidney PROOPS

New South Wales Police Force

Joined NSW Police Force via the Police Cadet system on 20 February 1967

Cadet # 2256

Regd. # 13782

Rank:  Sergeant

Stations:  Enfield

Awards: Queens Commendation for Brave Conduct – granted on 24 June 1977 –

Apprehend an armed man

National Medal – granted 3 September 1985

1st Clasp to the National Medal – granted 3 October 1995

Born:  1950

Died:  22 May 1993

Age:  42

Heart Attack

Enfield

Funeral:  Woronora Cemetery

 

John Sidney PROOPS, Police National Wall of Remembrance touch pad.

John Sidney PROOPS,
Police National Wall of Remembrance touch pad.

On 22 May, 1993 Sergeant Proops and Probationary Constable Katie Thompson went to a dwelling in Enfield to arrest an offender for a breach of a domestic violence order. During a struggle with the offender the sergeant is thought to have suffered a fatal heart attack. Constable Thompson attempted to revive the sergeant however she was unsuccessful. He was conveyed by ambulance to the Western Suburbs Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

 

The sergeant was born in 1950 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 20 February, 1967 as a cadet. At the time of his death he was stationed at Enfield.

John IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

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