Kenneth Ronald WARK APM
Late of Hervey Bay, Qld
Husband to Valerie Phyllis WARK
NSW Police Training College – Penrith Class # 021 –
NSW Police Cadet # 661
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 6226
Service: From 2 June 1947 to 6 April 1988 = 40 years 10 months, 4 days Service
Rank: Commenced Training at Penrith Police Training College, as a Cadet on Monday 2 June 1947 ( aged 17 years, 11 months, 12 days )
Probationary Constable- appointed Thursday 19 August 1948 ( aged 19 years, 1 month, 29 days )
Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Detective – appointed ? ? ?
Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 October 1965
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 1 January 1975
Inspector – appointed ? ? ?
Chief Inspector – appointed ? ? ?
Superintendent – appointed ? ? ?
Chief Superintendent – appointed ? November 1984
Executive Chief Superintendent – appointed 14 November 1984
Assistant Commissioner – appointed ? ? ?
Final Rank = Assistant Commissioner
Stations: ?, Ungarie ( 1954 ), ?, Education & Training Command – Principal of the Goulburn Police Academy ( C/Supt ) – Optional Retirement 6 April 1988
Retirement / Leaving age: = 58 years, 9 months, 16 days
Time in Retirement from Police: 33 years, 21 days
Awards: National Medal – granted 11 December 1985 ( Exec. C/Supt )
Australian Police Medal ( APM ) – granted 26 January 1987 ( Exec. C/Supt )
Born: Friday 21 June 1929
Died on: Tuesday 27 April 2021
Age: 91 years, 10 months, 6 days
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Funeral date: Tuesday 3 May 2021 @ 9.30am
Funeral location: J. Kirk & Sons Crematorium Chapel, 224 Urraween Road, Hervey Bay, Queensland
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Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( May 2021 )
RON is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance * NOT JOB RELATED
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Sergeant 3/c. K. R. (Ron) Wark – In November 1966,
12 members of the Police Rifle Club travelled to Tasmania to participate in the Annual Dunlop Shield Australian Police Rifle Club Competition, and although they did not win
the event they maintained a high standard of shooting.
In October, 7 members of the Club competed in the 1966 Queen’s Shoot held at the Anzac Rifle Range, Liverpool.
During 1966 the Club entered 2 Grade Teams in the Metropolitan District Rifle Clubs’ Union, which commenced participation in a series of shooting matches against Melbourne, beginning in August, 1966 concluding in June, 1967.
Sergeant 3/c. K. R.(Ron) Wark was one of three of the Police Rifle Club member to be selected from 540 members of the Union for inclusion in a team of 15 to represent Sydney.
From Liverpool Police History 1788 – 2016 by Joe Stanioch.
On the 20 July, 1984, the NSW Police Academy was officially opened in Goulburn by the Minister for Police and Emergency Services the Hon. Peter Anderson (M.P.); Commissioner of Police Cecil Abbott, QPM; and the Principal of the NSW Police Academy, Executive Chief Superintendent Ron Wark. (Although students were in residence from May, 1984).
West Wyalong Advocate (NSW : 1928 – 1954),
Monday 8 March 1954, page 2
UNGARIE MAN TRIED TO RESIST CONSTABLE
An Ungarie man had thrown himself to the ground several times in attempting to resist arrest, the West Wyalong Court of Petty Sessions was told on Friday.
Before the court was James Robert Fitzgerald of Ungarie, who pleaded guilty to two charges.
Fitzgerald was charged with resisting arrest on March 4, last Thursday, and using indecent language within the hearing of persons passing in Ethel Street, Ungarie.
The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. J. C. Wells, told Mr. W. Finlay S.M. that, at 9.30 p.m last Thursday night, Constable Kenneth Ronald Wark of Ungarie had spoken to Fitzgerald about language used in his home.
Apparently, the language was being used to his wife.
Attempting to arrest him, Fitzgerald had resisted, violently throwing himself to the ground on a number of occasions.
A civilian had to assist the officer and Fitzgerald was carried bodily to the car.
During the struggle, Fitzgerald had torn the constable’s coat at the seam and the coat now had blood and a grass stain on it.
Fitzgerald was last convicted at West Wyalong Court on January 6, 1954, for practically identical offences.
Mr. Finlay was told that Fitzgerald is a fettler by occupation, and he was now on transfer to Griffith.
Fitzgerald was fined £5 on each charge, and ordered to pay 10/- to Constable Wark as compensation for the damage to his clothes.
He was further ordered to enter a good behaviour bond of £30 for a period of two years.
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.