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
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
Died: 22 May 1993
Funeral: Woronora Cemetery
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.