Kevin Frederick SHIEL


Kevin Frederick SHIEL

AKA  ?

Late of  ?


NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  036 – 046

NSW Police Cadet # 1092

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  8491


Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Academy as Police Cadet on 3 June 1954 ( Aged 16 years, 9 mths, 25 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed 9 August 1956 ( Aged 19 years )

Constable – appointed 9 August 1957

Constable 1st Class – appointed 9 August 1962

Senior Constable – appointed 9 August 1967

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 22 January 1973

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 1 November 1979

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 1 January 1983

Final Rank =  Sergeant First Class 


StationsM.O. Unit ( Method of Operation ), Darlinghurst ( 3 Division ) & Kogarah ( 12 Division ) – as a Cadet,

After being ‘Sworn In’ – Kogarah ( 12 Division ) – Solo Cyclist, member of NSW Police Pipe Band in 1956 and given Rank of Lance Corporal, ?,

Supervisor – Metropolitan Traffic Branch ( 1973 ), Sutherland HWP ( 24 Division )( 1975 ),

North Sydney HWP ( 6 Division ), Kogarah – HWP ( 12 Division ), Central ( 1 Division ) GDs ( 1976 ), Hurstville ( 31 Division )( 1983 ), Sutherland ( 24 Division )( 1989 ) – Retirement

Dept. records indicate he was attached to Hurstville at the time of Retirement.  Other records indicate Sutherland.

Service:  From 3 June 1954   to   28 October 1989  =  35 years,  4 months,  25 days Service


Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours – although

NSW Police Imperial Service & Good Conduct medal – granted ? May 1971

NSW Police Long Service & Good Conduct Medal – granted 25 June 1980

Police Medal – with 35 year Clasp – granted 29 October 2008 

National Police Service Medal – granted 22 December 2016


Born:  Monday  9 August 1937 at Waverley, NSW

Died on:  Tuesday  9 June 2020 at Sutherland, NSW

Age:  82 years,  10 months

Cause:  Complained of headaches but wouldn’t go to Hospital until he suffered a Stroke where he suffered another Stroke.  He had been diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer 2 months earlier.

Event location:  Sutherland Hospital, NSW

Event date ?


Funeral date:  17 June 2020

Funeral location:  Woronora Memorial Park, Sutherland, NSW 

( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 20 – 50 persons at a Funeral due to the Cornona19 Virus Pandemic – this will be a Private Funeral )



Future Wake location??? Unknown

( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 50 persons only at ‘Gatherings’,  there won’t be an immediate Wake )

Future Wake date???

( 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: Olsens Funerals, Sutherland, NSW

Buried at: Cremated


Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: Nil

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( June 2020 )


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



May they forever Rest In Peace

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Kev is remembered, by his many work mates, as having NSW Number plates  KEV-000 displayed on his vehicle(s) – an old yellow Chrysler then a gold Holden Statesman at Hurstville.

He is also remembered as being a great bloke by his work mates.

He has been highly respect by all that have worked with him and is being greatly missed by his wife, children, grand children, sister & brother-in-law.

If everyone had Kevin’s integrity and loved and cared for their family and friends as Kevin did, the world would be a much better place.


Kevin Frederick SHIEL

Kevin Frederick SHIEL

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A gentleman and a top COP. I certainly remember the Immaculate HQ statesman parked in the yard of old Hurstville Station. 1984 and 1985 I had the privilege of being Kevin’s Night O driver. He was not adverse to putting the lights and horns on to back up the District night crews, and at the beginning of each shift he would hand me the list of stations (in order) we were to visit saying, “Michael, make the appropriate phone calls so we don’t startle anyone…or perhaps they’ll roll the red carpet out.” A terrific bloke. RIP Kevin. Mick Newall (R/N… Read more »

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