Kurt Brian SCHETOR

New South Wales Police Force

Goulburn Police Academy – Class 205

Graduated from Academy on 26 October 1984

Rank:  Constable 1st Class

Regd #:  ?

Stations:  Campbelltown GD’s, Warilla HWP, Gundagai HWP

Service:  From pre 26 October 1984 to 8 May 1988 = 3+ years Service

Born:  25 February 1963

Died on:  Sunday  8 May 1988

Cause:  Motor Vehicle Accident – Driver

Age:  25

Funeral date: 11 May 1988

Funeral location: St Xaviour’s Church, cnr Belmore and Church St’s, Wollongong

Buried at:  Lakeside Memorial Park, Kanahooka Rd, Kanahooka

Resurrection 1, Headstone section Beam 1 – 4Aa

KURT IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

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About 10.15pm on 8 May, 1988 Constable Schetor was driving an unmarked police Highway Patrol vehicle along John Middleton Drive, Gundagai. For reasons unknown the vehicle crossed onto the incorrect side of the roadway and collided with a truck. As a result of the collision Constable Schetor and a civilian, Mr Anthony Smith, were killed instantly. Two other members of the public were also injured.

 

The constable was born in 1963 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 27 October, 1984. At the time of his death he was attached to the Gundagai Highway Patrol.

 

Kurt was buried at Lakeside Memorial Park Cemetery, Kanahooka Rd, Kanahooka ( Wollongong ), NSW.

Kurt Schetor - Valedictory

Kurt Schetor – Valedictory

 

 

 

Touch pad at the National Police Wall of Remembrance, Canberra. Kurt Brian SCHETOR

Touch pad at the National Police Wall of Remembrance, Canberra.
Kurt Brian SCHETOR

 

Kurt SCHETOR - grave

Kurt SCHETOR – grave

Kurt SCHETOR - grave

Kurt SCHETOR – grave

 

 

Police remember fallen

http://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/story/767925/police-remember-fallen/

PERSONAL LOSS: Inspector Greg Pringle and police administration manager John Pirie have personal experience of the loss of someone close on Police Remembrance Day. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0926police2

PERSONAL LOSS: Inspector Greg Pringle and police administration manager John Pirie have personal experience of the loss of someone close on Police Remembrance Day. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0926police2

REPRESENTATIVES from Orange Police Station will today attend a national memorial in Canberra for Police Remembrance Day.

For Inspector Greg Pringle and Canobolas Local Area administration manager John Pirie, the day bears a special significance.

John Pirie was just coming up to his fifth birthday when his 40-year-old father Senior Constable Clarence Roy Pirie was shot at point-blank range and killed near Capertee.

It was on October 13, 1960, that Mr Pirie’s father was patrolling when he came across a stolen vehicle. He stopped the vehicle and spoke to two youths inside, but one of them pulled a gun on Snr Const Pirie and shot him.

Inspector Pringle’s experience is in contrast, but he agrees the grief that comes with losing a colleague on the job remains for many years.

“I was with highway patrol working out of Cootamundra in 1988. I had a cup of tea with a fellow officer Constable Kurt Schetor before we headed off to patrol in separate directions,” Insp Pringle said.

Ten minutes later the then Constable Pringle received a call to respond to a crash and he arrived to find his friend and colleague was in involved in a head-on crash with a truck.

“I did my best but I couldn’t revive him,” he said.

Insp Pringle said many police officers carried a burden of grief with them for colleagues who died on the job.

“In many ways it is harder to deal with your own grief,” he said.

“When you are a police officer your ‘tank’ is full of other people’s grief because that’s part of the job. But it doesn’t leave much left.”

Officers from Canobolas Local Area Command will not be marking Police Remembrance Day in Orange this year.

Instead, this year’s service will be held at Cowra which is part of the Canobolas Local Area Command.

 

 

 

 

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