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Kenneth Maurice SAWKINS


Kenneth Maurice SAWKINS 

AKA  Ken SAWKINS, Heuga, Sawgums, The Rug  

Late of  ? 


“possible” relation in ‘the job’:    ?


NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  – Class #  121


New South Wales Police Force


Regd. # 13976


Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 27 October 1969 ( aged 22 years, 9 months, 5 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed 8 December 1969 ( aged 22 years, 10 months, 16 days )

Constable – appointed 8 December 1970

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

12th Contingent – CYPRUS 1974 – 1975

Senior Constable – appointed 8 December 1978

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 31 December 1985

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Appears in the 1987 Stud Book but not the 1988 issue


Final Rank: =  Sergeant 


Stations?, North Sydney HWP, ?, Windsor HWP, ?, Parramatta ( 18 Division ), ?

  Heuga,  Ken SAWKINS,  Kenneth Maurice SAWKINS,  Sawgums,  The Rug

Service: From 27 October 1969 to   ? ? ?  ? years Service


Retirement / Leaving age:?

Time in Retirement from Police?


Awards:  National Medal – granted 10 September 1986 ( Sgt 3/c )

Police Overseas Service Medal – Clasp CYPRUS Medal – granted 8 July 1992 ( Cst 1/c )


 Born:  Wednesday 22 January 1947

Died on:  Monday 5 December 2022

Age:  75 years, 10 months, 13 days

Organ Donor:  Y / N / ?



Event location:   ?

Event date ?


Funeral date? ? ? TBA

Funeral location? TBA 

It is believed that the family has organised a private funeral for family only.  To be Confirmed.



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Wake location??? TBA 

Wake date??? TBA 

( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )


Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?


Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( December 2022 )

  KEN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO





May they forever Rest In Peace 

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Kenneth Maurice SAWKINS, Ken SAWKINS
MVA Eastern Valley Way 1972.
Ken Sawkins standing and looks like Dana Jennings centre without helmet.


Kenneth Maurice SAWKINS, Ken SAWKINS
Kenneth Maurice SAWKINS  AKA  Ken SAWKINS in uniform.




This was published 19 years ago ( 2003 )

The embezzler who duped a community

A solicitor has gone to his grave amid revelations that he fleeced his family, friends and clients of more than $5million to fund a secret double life.

Edmund Fredericks was seen as a pillar of the community until the Law Society discovered the investment funds he had been borrowing were supporting alcohol and gambling addictions.

Law Society receiver Jean Sayer confirmed that since being appointed to Fredericks’s Lidcombe-based practice in August last year, she had become aware of 70 people who had collectively lost $5million – and possibly more.

“The borrowing occurred over several years, although it got much worse over the past 18 months,” Mrs Sayer said.

“Some of the victims were Fredericks’s school friends, others knew him through church, through family or through word of mouth. Some were clients of his law firm but many were actually from his own background: Ukrainian migrants who, in speaking the same language, regarded him as a role model.”

Mrs Sayer warned that while the Law Society possessed a solicitors’ fidelity fund, many victims could end up penniless because Fredericks convinced them to hand over cash.

“A large percentage of the missing millions was delivered in cash and there are many people who, in trusting him, walked away with little to no documentation,” she said.

Fredericks’s web of deceit has shattered countless lives including that of Mark Styles, who is wheelchair-bound after breaking his neck 13 years ago.

Mr Styles, 41, said: “I gave Fredericks $85,000 of my compensation payout to purchase me a farm in the country.

He told me he had located the perfect place near Tamworth. I now know that was a lie to extract more cash from me. I’m now forced to live at my parents’ house, in which I’ve effectively been a prisoner since the accident.”

Fredericks was born in Germany shortly after World War II and moved to Australia with his family when he was young.

He opened Eddie Fredericks & Co in Lidcombe in the early 1970s. During the next 30 years he established a loyal client base and became a popular Catholic Church figure, using his knowledge of law to help hundreds of migrants settle in.

By the time he branched out into investment management five years ago, he controlled the trust of an entire community.

Offering between 12 and 30 per cent interest, he had no shortage of takers.

But in August last year, one of his clients contacted the Law Society, saying a $20,000 investment loan hadn’t been repaid. Two days later, Fredericks’s law certificate was suspended and a receiver was appointed.

In September last year he sold his Sandringham waterfront mansion for $2.6 million, but friends say he continued to drink and gamble heavily.

On February 20, he died of a heart attack, aged 56.

On Wednesday, angry creditors learned of his unadvertised funeral at Rookwood Cemetery.

Retired NSW police officer Ken Sawkins, who lost $26,500, was one silent protester who mingled with mourners.

“I’ve been chasing him since last July,” he said. “Fortunately for him, this was the closest I got.”

Maryse Kutschukian was also present after being forced to take her mother out of an old people’s home. “He stole $12,500 from me and the worst thing was that he knew about my plight,” she said.

Fredericks’s former lawyer Greg Walsh said his client had suffered “a lonely, shameful death”.

The embezzler who duped a community


Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.



8 December 2022



3 thoughts on “Kenneth Maurice SAWKINS

  • Ian Teasdale

    Ken was a fellow classmate. He was a dedicated special traffic (STP) / Highway Patrol officer. My thoughts are with his family in this tough time. His fellow classmates have been advised of his untimely death.

  • Paul Herring

    A thoroughly committed and diligent officer. Ken was never daunted in his approach to making a genuine difference on our roads. He will be sadly missed by many, including of course, his family. Rest In Peace Ken – one of our eternal road warriors 💙

  • John Crowley

    I was in Cyprus with Ken. Noticed him speaking a bit of Greek in video. Good man. R.I.P.


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