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AKA  ?

Late of  Taree area, NSW

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  110

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  12489


Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Academy on Monday 20 February 1967 ( aged 19 years, 6 months, 6 days )

Probationary Constable – appointed 3 April 1967 ( aged 19 years, 7 months, 20 days )

Constable – appointed 8 April 1968 

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Senior Constable – appointed 8 April 1976 

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ? 


Final Rank?


Stations?, North Sydney STP, Manly STP ( early 1970s ),  Phillip St ( 1974 – 75 ),


Service:  From Monday 20 February 1967  to   ? ? 1979 32 years Service

AwardsNo Find on Australian Honours


BornThursday  14 August 1947

Died on: Sunday  12 April 2020 @ 5am ( Easter Sunday )

Age72 years, 8 months

Cause:  Cancer – Prostrate

Event location:  Manning Base Hospital, Taree, NSW

Event date: Sunday  12 April 2020


Funeral date? ? ?

Funeral location?  ( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 10 persons at a Funeral due to the Cornona19 Virus Pandemic – this will be a Private Funeral )


Future Wake location( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 2 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: ?

Buried at: Cremated


Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

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


LEON is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NOT WORK RELATED



May they forever Rest In Peace



At the time of publication, I have no further information about this mans life after he left NSWPF.


Cal  220420



Crowdy Harrington Marine Rescue


The unit’s previous unit commander, Bek Brown decided to step down from her position at the last meeting. Deputy unit commander, Leon Elelman is now promoted to unit commander and Cheryl Rowe is promoted to deputy unit commander.

The Crowdy Harrington unit thanked Bek for all her hard work over the last 18 months as unit commander and wish her all the very best in future endeavours.

The unit also congratulated Leon and Cheryl in obtaining their new positions and wished them every success in their new roles.


Crowdy Harrington Marine Rescue welcome two new emergency vehicles

Happy days: Crowdy Harrington Marine Rescue members (left to right) Maria Seach (operations), Mary Thomas (treasurer/ administration), Susan Worsley (training officer), Leon Elelman (deputy unit commander) and Bek Brown (unit commander) after picking up their new vehicles. Photo: Rob Douglas.
Happy days: Crowdy Harrington Marine Rescue members (left to right) Maria Seach (operations), Mary Thomas (treasurer/ administration), Susan Worsley (training officer), Leon Elelman (deputy unit commander) and Bek Brown (unit commander) after picking up their new vehicles. Photo: Rob Douglas.

The organisation received $72,000 from the Emergency Volunteer Support Scheme that was put towards the purchase of the vehicles.

Further fundraising efforts completed the purchase and ensured the vehicles could be fitted with required accessories such as a toolbox, canopy, roof racks, electric brakes and tow package.

Unit commander Bek Brown said the vehicles are a crucial asset to the crew’s operations.

“They’re vital for training, meetings, fundraising and transporting fuel to the boat,” Bek said.

One of the key roles for the new ute is to transport a large fuel tank to the rescue boat.

“After each rescue, the tank needs to be refueled,” Bek said.

The vehicles were picked up from Mid Coast Automotive Group earlier this week after Marine Rescue livery was completed.

Crew members have said goodbye to an outdated land cruiser and an obsolete ute. They have each clocked up more than 350,000 kilometres.

The land cruiser joined the Crowdy Harrington family before the new millennium while the ute dates back to when Paul Keating was Prime Minister.

“They’ve served their purpose,” Bek said.

Deputy unit commander Leon Elelman said the rescue crew has come a long way in the last decade.

He said changes to the command, fresh ideas and a strong effort from volunteers has created a tight knit group.

“We’re like a big family,” he said.

You couldn’t wipe the smile off his face when talking about what the new vehicles bring to the table.

“It’s a boost to morale,” Leon said.

The organisation is the eyes on the water between Diamond Head and Black Head.

As a volunteer group, they welcome all funds and assistance. About three-quarters of funds held by the organisation are raised by members.

To find out more about the crew or to donate, visit or call 6556 1564.


Leon Elelman, Heather Parker & Wendy Hoare April 18 2017 - 4:59PMHarrington Markets 2017
April 18 2017 – 4:59PM   Harrington Markets 2017   Leon Elelman, Heather Parker & Wendy Hoare




Brett Emerton boots from the 2006 FIFA World Cup to be auctioned


A PIECE of Australian soccer history will be up for grabs at Ingleburn next month.

Ingleburn Rotary Club is holding a fundraising event at Sweeney’s Function Centre where a pair of Socceroo and local hero Brett Emerton’s football boots from the 2006 FIFA World Cup will be auctioned.

Emerton, a former Gunners player and Macquarie Fields High School student, is expected to be a part of the Australian team at this year’s World Cup in South Africa.

All funds raised on the evening will go towards the PCYC’s Burn Rubber Burn program, which helps people in wheelchairs develop training regimes.

Ingleburn Rotary Club president Leon Elelman encouraged people to support the evening.

“The boots were made for Brett at the last World cup and are only one of six pairs in existence.”

A similar pair of Emerton’s boots sold for about $2000 recently.




One thought on “Leon ELELMAN

  • allan philip tuckey

    leon was a good man helped comuniity sad loss to a great man


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