Joshua PAROCI

AKA  Josh
Husband to Service NSW Police Force member
Late of  ?

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  ?????

Rank:  Detective Senior Constable

Stations?, State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad – Parramatta,  – Death

ServiceFrom  ? ? 2008 to  19 May 2018 10 years Service

Awards:   No find on It’s An Honour

Born:   ? ? 1987

Died on:   Saturday  19 May 2018

Age:  31

Cause:   Drowned

Event location:   Shotover River, Queenstown, New Zealand

Event type:  White water rafting accident

Event date:  Saturday  19 May 2018

Funeral date:   ? ? ?

Funeral location:   ?

Funeral Parlour:  ?

Buried at:   ?

 Memorial located at:   ?

Joshua Paroci

 

JOSHUA is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance
* NOT JOB RELATED

 

 

 

 Funeral location TBA

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Thank you for your service Sir ????

The NSW Police Force regrets to inform the community of the death of a serving police officer in an accident in New Zealand.

Detective Senior Constable Joshua Paroci, aged 31, died following a rafting incident in Queenstown, New Zealand on Saturday (19 May 2018).

Det S/C Paroci joined the force in 2008 and was most recently working at the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad.

Commissioner Mick Fuller extended condolences to the Paroci family on behalf of the NSW Police Force.

“The hardest part of my job is when we lose one of our own and my thoughts are with Det S/C Paroci’s wife, who is also a police officer, family, friends and colleagues,” Commissioner Fuller said.

Det S/C Paroci was well respected by all those who knew him, and the police family will rally around his loved ones during this difficult time.

Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent John Kerlatec, said Josh was a great man and an excellent detective, and will be sorely missed by the team.

“Professionally, Josh was a tireless worker; dedicated to investigating some of the most heinous crimes against children,” Det Supt Kerlatec said.

“His passion was justice for victims. Not only was he a police officer, he was completing a law degree, which he intended to use to create better outcomes for young victims.

Josh was inspirational, and everywhere he worked, he turned colleagues into mates; today, we mourn the loss of our good mate.”

Det S/C Paroci’s family have requested their privacy at this time.

New Zealand Police continue to make inquiries on behalf of the Coroner, and with the assistance of Maritime NZ, which is conducting its own investigation into what happened.

Tributes flow for Australian policeman killed in rafting accident near Queenstown

Australian Joshua Paroci, pictured with his wife, who is also a police officer.

Australian Joshua Paroci, pictured with his wife, who is also a police officer.

The Australian man who died in a rafting incident near Queenstown was a detective senior constable with the New South Wales police force.

Joshua Paroci, 31, was one of a group of six Australians rafting on Saturday afternoon with Challenge Rafting on the Shotover River when they overturned near the Toilet Rapids.

Company spokeswoman Tsehai Tiffin said Paroci was being brought back from the far side of the river when he lost his grip on the rescue rope and was swept to the next rapid.

He was helped by a safety kayaker through another rapid and then to shore, but lost consciousness and could not be revived.

NSW police Commissioner Mick Fuller said Paroci would be missed.

“The hardest part of my job is when we lose one of our own and my thoughts are with Detective S/C Paroci’s wife, who is also a police officer, family, friends and colleagues,” he said in a statement.

Detective S/C Paroci was well respected by all those who knew him, and the police family will rally around his loved ones during this difficult time.”

It was the second death on the same section of the river within two months after guide Keith Haare, 62, also known as Chief, died from a medical event in late March.​

Tiffin said Challenge Rafting offered its “deepest sympathy to [Paroci‘s] family and friends”.

It was not unusual for rafts to overturn on grade four or five rivers, like the Shotover, Tiffin said. Customers were issued with equipment to help keep them warm and safe, including a wetsuit, neoprene jacket, booties, spray jacket, lifejacket and helmet.

Another member of the same group was injured and was flown to Lakes District Hospital for treatment. The rest of the group were flown out by helicopter and all flew back to Australia on Monday morning.

The weather was fine and sunny on Saturday and the river was at a medium to low flow at 16 cubic metres a second, well within standard operating parameters, Tiffin said.

Challenge Rafting worked closely with Queenstown Rafting, whose general manager, Luke Taylor, said he and his staff were devastated.

“Our hearts go out to our guests and the families of those involved in this. Both our companies wish to offer the group our sincere condolences and ongoing support,” he said.

Queenstown Rafting and Challenge Rafting have voluntarily suspended operations on the river until further notice.

NSW child abuse and sex crimes squad Commander, Detective Superintendent John Kerlatec described Paroci as a great man and an excellent detective, who would be sorely missed by the team.

“Professionally, Josh was a tireless worker; dedicated to investigating some of the most heinous crimes against children,” he said.

“His passion was justice for victims. Not only was he a police officer, he was completing a law degree, which he intended to use to create better outcomes for young victims.

“Josh was inspirational, and everywhere he worked, he turned colleagues into mates; today, we mourn the loss of our good mate.”

Police said they were investigating the cause of Saturday’s incident, and Maritime New Zealand was conducting a separate investigation.

An autopsy was expected to be carried out in Invercargill on Monday.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/104047806/one-dead-in-rafting-accident-near-queenstown?rm=m

 

Friends pay tribute to Child Abuse Unit Detective Joshua Paroci

THE “larger than life” detective who drowned in a rafting accident in New Zealand was on a buck’s weekend with his colleague, who is due to marry next month.

Friends who worked with the Child Abuse Unit’s detective Senior Constable Joshua Paroci paid tribute to their colleague who pursued criminals with dogged determination.

The 31-year-old was due to return to work at Parramatta with his close friend, detective Senior Constable Robert Popovic, last week after they went to New Zealand four weeks before the wedding.

The two had trained together at the police academy in Goulburn and formed a tight bond. They were on the trip with three friends when tragedy struck.

Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Grech, who was Sen-Constable Paroci’s team leader at Parramatta, said Sen-Constable Popovic had been left devastated by the accident that claimed his mate’s life when a raft overturned in rapids at Skippers Canyon, near Queenstown, on May 19.

Sen-Constable Paroci, who was married and the father of a four-year-old boy, was one of six Australians on the raft.

“He’s pretty shattered,’’ Sen-Sgt Grech said of Sen-Constable Popovic.

“He’s talking about not having the wedding.

“He’s very close to his friend. They were bosom buddies. It was a buck’s trip, so there was lots of planning involved. It’s the time of their life.”

He said Sen-Constable Paroci had been in the squad for 18 months and “made a lot of noise” until he saw justice prevail.

“He was big in stature and larger than life on the floor,’’ he said.

“It impacts the office really significantly.”

Squad commander detective Superin­tendent John Kerlatec also praised Sen-Constable Paroci.

“Josh was a tireless worker, dedicated to investigating some of the most heinous crimes against children,” he said. “Not only was he a police officer, he was completing a law degree, which he intended to use to create better outcomes for young victims.”

Maritime New Zealand and the coroner are investigating.

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/parramatta/friends-pay-tribute-to-child-abuse-unit-detective-joshua-paroci/news-story/d33605bf95b690f33de6df47498d84f9

 

Australian police officer dies in rafting accident near Queenstown, New Zealand

Updated

An Australian man who died during a rafting trip in New Zealand’s South Island has been identified as 31-year-old Joshua Paroci of New South Wales.

A New South Wales police officer, Detective Senior Constable Paroci was reportedly with five other Australians on the raft, operated by Challenge Rafting, which overturned on rapids on the Shotover River, north of Queenstown.

Police colleagues have described him as well respected and an excellent detective who would be sorely missed.

In a statement, the rafting company said the raft overturned about 3:45pm on Saturday near the Toilet Rapids at Skippers Canyon.

The company said the rafters followed standard rescue procedures when they were pitched into the water.

Detective Senior Constable Paroci lost his grip on the rescue rope as the raft was being towed to a bank and he was swept through another rapid.

Attempts by paramedics to resuscitate him on the shore failed.

Another member of the same group was injured and received treatment at a New Zealand hospital.

Queenstown Rafting general manager Luke Taylor said he and his staff were devastated by the incident.

“Our hearts go out to our guests and the families of those involved in this. Both our companies wish to offer the group our sincere condolences and ongoing support,” Mr Taylor said.

In a statement, NSW Police said Detective Senior Constable Paroci joined the force in 2008 and was a member of the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad.

His wife is also a police officer.

“Detective Senior Constable Paroci was well respected by all those who knew him and the police family will rally around his loved ones during this difficult time,” Commissioner Mick Fuller said.

Detective Superintendent John Kerlatec, the Commander of the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad, said the 31-year-old was “a tireless worker, dedicated to investigating some of the most heinous crimes against children”.

“His passion was justice for victims,” he said, adding that the young detective was completing a law degree which he had hoped to use to further help young victims.

“Josh was inspirational and everywhere he worked he turned colleagues into mates; today we mourn the loss of our good mate.”

Police said Detective Senior Constable Paroci’s family had asked for privacy at this time.

The rafting company voluntarily suspended operations until further notice, and Maritime New Zealand is investigating the incident.

New Zealand Police confirmed Detective Senior Constable Paroci’s death in a statement and offered “their condolences to Mr Paroci’s family and friends at this difficult time”.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was providing consular assistance.