Joseph James DOHERTY
Late of Helensburgh, formerly of Bankstown, Narromine, Tullamore and Evans Head
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 12665
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 26 June 1967
Constable – appointed 26 June 1968
Senior Constable – appointed 26 June 1976
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 25 January 1983
Stations: ?, ‘D’ District ( ProCst ), Evans Head, Rescue Squad, Helensburgh ( O.I.C. ), The Rocks – Death
Service: From ? ? pre June 1967? to ? ? ? = ? years Service
Awards: National Medal – granted 9 August 1983
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Born: 8 April 1948
Died on: 5 July 2002
Funeral date: ? July 2002
Funeral location: ?
Buried at: Helensburgh Cemetery, Cemetery Rd.
Memorial at: ?
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Senior Sergeant Joe DOHERTY was stationed at Helensburgh Police Station, Illawarra Region, for many years, being the Officer in Charge, until his transfer to The Rocks Police Station, Sydney.
Joe died from cancer on the 5 July 2002 aged 54.
He was a proud supporter of not Canterbury but.. “The Berries”.
Joe knew he was not going to beat the cancer & organised the pall bearers for his funeral by asking them personally before he finished up at work. Gordon Kelly was one asked to do this & Gordon is still proud of that.
Joe was a great bloke & is missed by many in his blue family I am sure.
Death notices appeared on the 6 July 2002 in the Sydney Morning Herald, Illawarra Mercury and Daily Telegraph ( Sydney )