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Kerry John WEEKES


Kerry John WEEKES

New South Wales Police Force

Redfern Police Academy Class # 116

Regd. #  13419


Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 16 September 1968

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed 16 September 1973

Senior Constable – appointed 16 September 1977

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 8 September 1984

Sergeant 3rd Class ( Traffic Sergeant )


Stations?, 21 Division, Petersham ( 1975 ), 8 Division ( late 1970’s ), Balmain, Leichhardt, Fairfield ( 34 Division ) – Death


Service:   From pre September 1968 ? to  17 April 1987 = 19+ years Service


Awards: National Medal – granted 19 November 1984 ( SenCon )


Born: Tuesday  21 December 1948

Age:  38 yrs  3 mths  27 days

Died on :  Friday  17 April 1987 ( Good Friday )

Cause:  Suicide via Service Pistol .38 Smith & Wesson revolver

Event location:  Traffic Office, 2nd floor, west building of old Fairfield Police Stn, Smart St, Fairfield ( 34 Division )


Funeral date: ?

Funeral location: Orange, NSW

Buried at: Orange General Cemetery, Lone Pine Ave, Orange, NSW.

Grave: Anglican Lawn, Section D, Plot 5


KERRY is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  * BUT SHOULD BE


Sergeant Kerry WEEKES was a Traffic Sergeant at Fairfield Police Station when, in 1987, he shot himself with his service revolver whilst inside the Traffic Office of that building.

Fairfield Police Station, at that time, comprised to two buildings on either side of the driveway which passed between the two buildings.

The Traffic Office was on the second floor on the western side of the driveway and was at the rear of that building overlooking the rear car park.

This original version of the Fairfield Police Station was demolished and later replaced with the current station we see upon Smart St, Fairfield, today.

No other information is available at this time ( 2014 – 2020 )


6 thoughts on “Kerry John WEEKES

  • Moira weekes

    Kerry john weekes deserves to be on the police wall of remembrance . Kerry was well respected and admired during his years in the police force. For Kerry to be included on this wall would be a very proud moment for his late parents and brothers Trevor and Geoff. We would appreciate consideration of this request as this area is the ultimate honour for police who died while on duty .
    Yours Sincerely
    Moira Weekes ( sister in law)

    • Hello Moira,

      I agree with you although you would have to put your request directly to the Commissioner of Police, Police Headquarters, Parramatta, with all the relevant information in order for your request to be considered.

      This website is not directly affiliated with NSW Police Force – although we were all, once, in “The Job” and I worked at Fairfield but didn’t know Kerry as I had left for Wollongong around 1982.

      I would also love to have any photos you may have of Kerry and also the answers to any of the missing information upon his Memorial Post.


      Greg ‘Cal’ Callander
      Retired NSWPF 1975 – 2004
      # 17463

      • Errilyn O'Shea

        Greg, Kerry is buried at Orange General Cemetary. Anglican; Lawn Section D Number 5.

    • Moira so glad to see your post.
      Only Family members can apply to have his name added.
      I have exhausted all avenues, even wrote to the Police Commissioner.
      Do hope you have better fortune.
      Kerry was a wonderful person in all walks of his life.


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