Leslie Kenneth HODGE

aka  Patty Macey

New South Wales Police Force

NSW Redfern Police Academy – Class 136

Regd. #   16032

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 19 August 1973

Constable 1st Class – appointed 19 October 1978

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 30 November 1988

StationsRedfern, Randwick, Moree, Parramatta HWP Response Group, Newcastle, Katoomba

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre September 1973?  to  ? ? ? = ? years Service

Awards:  National medal – granted 15 December 1989

Born:  20 March 1954

Died on:  Monday  16 January 2017 @ Orange Base hospital

Age:  62

CauseEmphysema

Funeral date:  Friday  20 January 2017 @ 2pm

Funeral locationthe Chapel of Penhall Funeral Service, 33 William St, Orange

Wake:  ex Services Country Club

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Les – on the left


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Bunny Warren

Yesterday I lost a mate. The bloke I met was from the bush like me. We worked together at Redfern. It wasnt all that long that I transferred back to the bush, the country that I love. As it turns out my mate loved the country just as much if not more than I. He loved my birthplace and spent many of his later years working in and around Broken Hill. He had an affinity with the desert. He loved its vast open spaces the quietness of the country the wildness of the storms and he captured that in his photography. I paid tribute to his talents by trying to capture what he had photographed by painting it in oils. Les and my paths crossed again in the 80’s when he walked into the building at Parramatta and joined the Response Group. Yes we were both back from the bush. We worked there on the same shift for awhile until I transferred closer to home. I left the Force in 89 and moved again. I returned to Sydney where our paths once again crossed when he walked into my place of employment. We were grateful to see each other again. “Hey Bunny, come and work with me.” He said. ” left the job and I reckon you would be good at factuals.” I joined him because I liked the bloke he was just that sort of fella. We worked for the same company but he couldnt live in the city and he moved to Orange. I eventually felt the same and moved to the country as well. I again lost touch with Les and moved back to the coast. I was given information that Les had been and still was crook. I phoned him immediately and it was though we had only seen one another yesterday. The old friendship was renewed. I knew he was crook. I knew he was now housebound. He was down in the dumps, The site here was commenced for him to have something to do and to pick up with his friends he missed so badly. “Get Peter Cameron on the site.” He said. “My old mate from Moree.” He never forgot his mates. Peter joined us and another great bloke. Les could pick them. Les had his ups and his downs. I laugh to myself now just thinking about him with his false teeth he got a 12 or so months ago. ” I cant wear these bastards they hurt.” He persisted and I believe he was using them. I went down it was his turn to advise the crew of my well being. Thoughtful even though he was crook. I got back into painting, he was my greatest follower and critic. Although he said I was my own worst critic. He got a lot of art from me. Said it took him back to the country and that he and I in one particular painting were sitting by the camp fire yarning while the billy boiled. He liked my art I liked his straight forward comments and he wanted all of my work but often complained he did not have the walls. Les got very crook and you all know he was at deaths door. He rallied and recovered but was in constant pain and complained to me often as we were in regular phone contact. That contact slowed because of his breathing. I talked to him on video and the bugger would tease me because he sat there munching chocolates while talking. He called me his brother and loved me as a brother. I returned the compliments because he was as a brother to me. He was having trouble with his breathing and you the people of this site wanted to have a whip round to buy him a BIPAP machine. He cried because of your kindness. Police Legacy stepped in he cried again because they paid for a machine that he never got to use. I spoke to him about a week ago he could hardly breathe. I did not keep him on the line. You know the rest. What I am trying to say is that I want to thank every one of you on this site for being his friend. For rallying to his aid, for reading this and being here for all of us. I wish to thank you for all the messaged of kindness on the post, his Vale. I wish to thank you for your messages to me for your concern for me. We have all lost a mate and good friend. Rest in Peace Les. Loved you like a brother.
Bunny

 

Ken Day So sorry mate. I never met Les in person but it was great to be on here and see his posts and his photos. You were both lucky your paths crossed. 2 good blokes.
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Bunny Warren
Bunny Warren Thanks Ken the support has been unreal.
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Norm Deen
Norm Deen All you Bunny. Well done mate. RIP Les.
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Garry Stillaway
Garry Stillaway Thank you for sharing Bunny. Feel your sadness. You are blessed to have been a part of Les’s life. You have shared many a story with me both on the phone & our PM banter. Les was a true Aussie in every sense. a bushie, a larrikin, a terrific Cop & family man. I never met him but through his posts on this site felt as though I had known him all my life. I am typing this with tears as I know what he meant to you & all that knew him. RIP Les.
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Bunny Warren
Bunny Warren Bless you mate you feel as everyone he touched with his personality felt. To be called a bushie would be the greatest compliment to him.
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David King
David King You’ve said it all mate. He will never be forgotten by people who know him.
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Ray Owston
Ray Owston Beautifully written Bunny, from the heart which, is exactly what one would expect from his brother. The world is a better place for people like you and our late brother Les and whilst our lives do go on, there are those who depart yet leave us with indelible memories of their presence. I do not want to speak for everyone but feel that those who were privileged enough to have known and worked with Les would hold him in deep reverence. His passing brings home a stark realization that life is very short and we must treasure true friendships like there’s no tomorrow. I personally, whilst not knowing Les for anywhere near the time frame of your friendship with him, am very deeply saddened by his passing and can fully understand your deep sadness. Les is on his final journey home, to be free of the pain and suffering that he has endured over recent years and for that, I am grateful. Our loss, Heavens gain. He’s in a good place now, leaving us with those memories. Bless him, bless his family and bless those who are privileged enough to have called him a friend. We are all richer people for having known him. Farewell and God speed, dear departed friend. We’ll meet next in the here after.
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Mel Issa
Mel Issa Your both amazing men and I’m grateful through this site that over the years I got to know both of you….. I’ve got no one to call me sunshine anymore ???
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Bunny Warren
Bunny Warren You are still our ray of sunshine Mel.
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Mel Issa
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Ray Owston
Ray Owston Don’t worry Mel, my pet name for our daughter (Mel) is also Sunshine, so that will make two Sunshine’s in my life if that’s ok..
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Stuart Macpherson
Stuart Macpherson Rabbit we ALL lost him, love u mate, LKH too
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Peter Cameron
Peter Cameron Bunny, you told me you were off to bed last night and I knew you wouldn’t you bugger. Now I am up at 4.30 with tears reading this magnificent tribute to our old friend. Thanks.
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Bunny Warren
Bunny Warren Old and weary but needed to say what I felt.
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Eddie Munsta
Eddie Munsta Wow best post on the internet EVER! Again may he RIP and be up there watching over us till we join him. Well written Bunny.
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Belinda Holt
Belinda Holt So sorry for your loss. Beautifully written. X
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Bill Connors
Bill Connors Thanks Bunny for the insight into a man I’ve never met yet through this site felt I got to know. I too will miss his magnificent photography and his sharp wit, it was great to read the banter between you two.
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Stuart Norris
Stuart Norris Fantastic tribute Bunny. It’s funny how I was first Stationed at Orange in 1987 and never met these champion blokes like Les who were obviously no longer in the job. It can be strange like that, in that when you were an “Ex”, nobody had anything to to with you except your own network of “Ex” Police. Both my best Police mates took their own lives so RIP Les your shift is done brother. Special condolences to you Bunny. Regards Chuck
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Bunny Warren
Bunny Warren We needed this network of close former colleagues we have each other to lean on you are not on your own here Stuart.
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Stuart Norris
Stuart Norris We sure do Bunny and if you saw the way some former brothers have been treated by the new breed, you would be horrified
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Bunny Warren
Bunny Warren Times have changed stuart.

 

Scott Ellis
Scott Ellis Good on you Bunny, thanks for that mate, it helps a lot. Let me know if you need anything in the coming days.
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Bunny Warren
Bunny Warren Thanks Scotty you are a good mate.
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Greg Elks
Greg Elks I am grateful Bunny, that I had the opportunity to work with you & Les at the Response Group. Les was certainly one of those blokes that was great fun to have around on VIPs, always involved in the practical jokes. But not just a joker, a mate that enjoyed a yarn. I am going to miss him, just like everyone else on this site. A good Copper, a great bloke & our Brother.
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Graham Gerholt
Graham Gerholt Beautifully said Bunny. I’ve just read it again. My condolences.
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John Haas
John Haas Deepest condolences Bunny. He will be with you in mind and spirit always.
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Gary Raymond
Gary Raymond Sad mate. Praying for those left behind brother.
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Richard Hurst
Richard Hurst Powerful Post Bunny, I’m sure Les would have a tear in his eye after reading it from his bush camp from upstairs, lost for words mate.
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Robert Norval
Robert Norval There is that saying, “when you’re gone you will be just a memory. Make sure that memory is a good one”.
Sounds like Les fits this saying to a tee.
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Allan Powley
Allan Powley Well said bunny. RIP les.
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Ian Lindsay
Ian Lindsay Beautifully said Bunny. My condolences to his family.
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Kris Dundee
Kris Dundee Sad Bunny and condolences to Les’ family.
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David Crane
David Crane Very well said mate, so sorry for the loss of your mate and brother.
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Shaune Edwards
Shaune Edwards I can add no words…
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Geoff Flood
Geoff Flood So sorry you lost a ‘Brother’ Bunny. The rest of us lost a friend, a workmate, a Facebook name that that I couldn’t workout, but more importantly a man who was well respected and loved.
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Greg Wilson
Greg Wilson Made me cry… Great words
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Wayne Coghlan
Wayne Coghlan Well said Bunny. RIP Patty Macey
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Peter Cinitis
Peter Cinitis Beautifully written Bunny. He surely will be missed by a lot of people. RIP Patty (Les)
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Vic Chin
Vic Chin Great words Bunny, I’m so sad for you to lose a great mate
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Rene Markerink
Rene Markerink Very well written Bunny. My deepest sympathy to you and all of Les’s family and friends.
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Wayne Coghlan
Wayne Coghlan Man, what an eye he had, I just scrolled through the pics on his profile. I assume he took them going off what Bunny has stated. What a loss… for us, there’s some real beauty captured there.
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Paul Davies
Paul Davies Wow Bunny Warren what a great moving tribute to your ‘brother’. I never had the privilege to meet Les but your words certainly painted a fabulous picture of the man he was. I feel the pain and sadness that you are feeling now having lost Les. Some pSee More
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Bunny Warren
Bunny Warren Thank you Paul.
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Bill Fortier
Bill Fortier Very well said Bunny…know we are with you and his family and share your sadness…I think we all feel we lost a Brother yesterday… but we will always have him with us through his talent of capturing the true bush scenes…he could see and capture the bush spirit…a man among men…
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John Low
John Low Beautifully worded Bunny. Its a credit to you, and your mate Les as well. RIP Les. Take care Bunny.
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Greg Swampy Marsh
Greg Swampy Marsh Beautifully said mate.
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Warren Davis
Warren Davis Remember him fondly as i am sure you will.
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Ron Bloxham
Ron Bloxham You said it all Bunny
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John Cooke
John Cooke Well worded Bunny a true mate will be sadly missed and long time remembered by his mates and friends .
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Peter J. Johnson
Peter J. Johnson So sad Bunny you and I lost a great mate, love the kind words, finding it hard typing this in the train with eyes full of tears. May he Rest in Peace.
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Michael McCulkin
Michael McCulkin Am sitting here in Broken Hill, and after reading your very powerful and emotive post I am going out later to watch the sun set over the desert and toast a beer to our lost brother, and to you.
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Ray Owston
Ray Owston That’s a lovely gesture Mick, reckon we all will have a toast of remembrance over next couple of days.
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John Low
John Low Mundee Mundee lockout would be nice Mick. Have one for me. Good on you mate.
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Bunny Warren
Bunny Warren Mick, I dont know you personally but am touched. On top of the rise on the ranges overlooking the Mundi Mundi. He loved that so much.
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John Low
John Low Bunny Warren You read my mind mate. Beautiful spot.
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Ian Borland
Ian Borland Bunny Warren many times I messaged Les he would often get into my time at the Hill and ask me had I been to certain places and we’d discuss them. Mundi Mundi held a special place in his heart as did Silverton, which he knew every inch of. That was a tremendous post you’ve put up and shows just how the two of you gelled. Little wonder this news has hit you so hard, but you have the support of us all.
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Bunny Warren
Bunny Warren Ian Borland I understand mate and thank all the people that have supported me.
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Alan Hodge
Alan Hodge Beauitful words Bunny – I’m sure he’ll be watching over you.
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Don Hamilton
Don Hamilton A very touching story, Bunny. It tugs at the heartstrings mate.
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Ron Bloxham
Ron Bloxham You want to remember Patty? Just take in the daily sunsets.
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Tony Stanley
Tony Stanley Bunny you have said the nicest things about Les, and your friendship with him is a true testament to both of you blokes. You are a real prick for making me cry like a fucking girl, but I freely admit I feel the same way about Les even though my friendship wasnt nearly as strong as yours. All the best mate.
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Bunny Warren
Bunny Warren Tony, I am sorry but I had to pen my feelings. If I made you cry it show the testament of your feelings for the bloke. Thanks for reading and the lovely comment.
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Stevenson Scott
Stevenson Scott Your a Bloody Good Bloke Bunny, so gkad you shared that story with this wonderful group….Luckily we have brothers and sisters on this site united by our wearing The Mighty Suit of Blue….knowing that backup is there….Keep up the good work Bunny, Patty was lucky to share so much of his life with you mate, as we are now!! RIP Patty….you have left Bunny in Bloody good hands mate!!
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Bunny Warren
Bunny Warren Wow, what can I say. Thank you and I am glad you blokes will have my back I will try to serve as best I can.
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Graham Maranda
Graham Maranda Great written words about your friendship with Patty Macey. Your word description covers a few cup fulls of water from a full rain tank of lifetime occurrences between you both.
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Bunny Warren
Bunny Warren Thank you Graham your words are appreciated so much.’
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Robert Tilbrooke
Robert Tilbrooke Hey bunny just keep doing what you do ol mate. Patty wouldn’t expect anything less. RIP Patty and Bunny look after yourself.
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Bunny Warren
Bunny Warren Thank you Bob.
Alan Hodge
Alan Hodge Funny thing is Bunny, several times during my service, I was asked if I was related to Les Hodge. Never knew him, and the past couple of years have been corresponding via this site, only knowing & liking him as Patty. Shame we never met.
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Bunny Warren
Bunny Warren You liked him anyway mate and thats the whole point of it.
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Ian Lindsay
Ian Lindsay RIP Patty and Bunny you look after yourself.
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Bunny Warren
Bunny Warren Thanks Ian.
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Ian Lindsay
Ian Lindsay Bunny, having read your eulogy to Les I,like others here, shed a tear. A beautiful piece to a good mate.
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Bunny Warren
Bunny Warren Thank you Ian I am impressed with the comments and tributes that have been offered to Les.
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Steve McKeown
Steve McKeown Well said mate. He was a great friend to all his mates. Thank you for helping set up this site as it gave him much joy over the last few years.i was fortunate to be living close to him and was able to see him reasonably regularly. We were out of the same Class. 136 in 1973 and there was small groups of bush boys that hung out together. I lost track of him after the first 11 months and then caught up with him at the Con1/C course. Again lost track of him and didn’t catch up with him again till about 10 years ago. At first didn’t even remember each other but soon worked it out and became great friends again. Like u he was the brother I never had and I loved him like one. It has been a draining few days being with him during his last fight but I consider it an honour and know he would do the same for me. There is much more to tell. It it can wait till later
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Ken Emms
Ken Emms Great memories of Les that you will carry for the rest of your life mate. Thanks for sharing your friendship with him. We were all very fortunate to have been friends or Facebook Friends with him.
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Dana Jennings
Dana Jennings Well said Bunny. He has been through hell, and has earned his place in heaven.
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Christopher Ure
Christopher Ure I am a atheist, complements of 13 years of Roman Catholic Schooling, so I do not believe in the after life, except to say this. “As long as there is a human on earth that remembers this man, he will exist and as long as he exists, we will remember him for all of his virtues and faults, but especially for his contribution to the safety of the people that are so often opposed to us.
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Paul Davies
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Chris Berry Sorry to hear Bunny. RIP Patty.
Stevenson Scott
Stevenson Scott RIP Patty, you fought the hard fight mate…Thank you for walking the Thin Blue Line with us ALL!!! Thanks for the laughs and contributions, your Duty is over dear Colleague, Gods Blessings to you and your Family mate, missed already!!
Peter Cinitis
Peter Cinitis Very sorry to hear. RIP Patty & condolences to his family. In God’s care now.
Tony Stanley
Tony Stanley Sorry to hear that sad news. I first met Les when I was in the Cadets and he was going through initial prior to being stationed at Redfern. He was a good mate to me and was a really good bloke. Rest easy and travel well mate.
Garry Stillaway
Garry Stillaway So So Sad. RIP Brother.
Chris Broughton
Chris Broughton Very sad. RIP.
Robert Norval
Robert Norval Very sad. Didn’t know him but reading what others had posted previously he sounded like a good bloke.
RIP.
Peter Cameron

Peter Cameron A very sad day. Not only was Les a close friend, work mate but a founding Admin of this site some three years ago. A man that saved my butt more than once and was a bloody good cop. He was a larrikin and not without his faults like all of us and he would be first to admit to it. Les served at Redfern, Randwick, Moree, The Response Group, Newcastle and Katoomba (I don’t think I left any out). A man that served the State better than the average cop. RIP old mate. Les is in the centre of the photo, Bunny on the right and Bruce Rickard on the left.

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Bunny Warren
Bunny Warren A true mate to all of us Pete.
Kevin Lewis
Kevin Lewis This was one of the many great occasions I had working with Patty. Met him at the HWP Response Group and have many great memories working with the lad. My heart is broken.

 

Peter Cameron
Peter Cameron Kind words Kevin, I know you were close to him.
Ken Day
Ken Day I met Bruce briefly when I went to Mittagong HWP.

 

Stuart Norris
Glenn Roe
Glenn Roe Very sad news, RIP Les,
Ray Owston
Ray Owston God speed Les, to that place where all the good, gentle and caring people go. We’ve just lost a great person. Most sincere condolences are extended to his family and friends.
David King
David King RIP old mate
You are now at peace and no more suffering.
Terry Cooper
Terry Cooper Very sad. RIP brother in blue, duty done.
Bill Connors
Bill Connors Free at last from his pain and suffering. He will be sorely missed on this forum. Deepest sympathy to his family. R.I.P mate.
Paul McDonald
Paul McDonald RIP Les. Condolences to your family and friends
Andrew Bevington
Christopher Ure
Christopher Ure Rest in Peace Brother.
John Low
John Low RIP Les. Thoughts with his family and you too Bunny.
Bunny Warren

 

Vic Chin
Vic Chin Sorry to hear. RIP Patty
Rowland McGready
Rowland McGready Oh no that is terribly sad. R.I.P brother ?
Greg Wilson
Greg Wilson So sad…sorry Bunny Warren we all know the pain. No more sunsets but memories of many great ones. RIP
Bunny Warren
Bunny Warren His work my paintings were a tribute to his art.
Kevin Lewis
Kevin Lewis Bunny. Thank you for everything you have done for Patty. The news has broken me and I know you. It is a very sad day for everyone. Once again thank you.

 

David Harry Harnett
David Harry Harnett I only knew patty through this site. He seemed like a nice bloke. The amount of friends prove that. Enjoy life No 2 patty
Don Hamilton
Don Hamilton I just found this and I’m shocked. Very sad news indeed. Patty, may you Rest in Peace.
Rene Markerink
Rene Markerink I never met Patty, but did like his input in this site. He must have been a great bloke. RIP Patty. Condolences to all his family and friends.
John Novak
Tony Holmes
Gav Tones
Garry Baker

Garry Baker Spoke to Patty a few times as I did some medals for him. He was a champion bloke, RIP mate your shift is over, now patrolling heavens beat.

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John Clark
John Clark RIP you will be sadly missed, sincere condolences to his family.
Kevin Lewis
Kevin Lewis I am so heart broken. Patty was a giant of a man and he will be missed dearly. RIP my friend. You fought the hard battle. I will miss you.
Bill Fortier
Bill Fortier Till we meet again Brother.
Bruce Benney
Bruce Benney Very sad. RIP
Barry Jones
Barry Jones Godspeed mate.
Ken Emms
Ken Emms Very sad to read of the passing of Patty (Les). My sincere sympathies are extended to Wendy & other members of Patty‘s family. Your sadness Bunny is expected & respected as I know what a good friend he was to you. Vale mate.
Paul Cusack
Paul Cusack RIP Patty, you fought the good fight, your tour of duty is over here and just beginning a new one, RIP.
John Haas
John Haas Goodbye old mate, till we next meet. Deepest condolences to Wendy & the Family. RIP.
Harry Baker
Pete Schonberg
Pete Schonberg Much sadness at the loss of a great man. At peace and in no pain. RIP Amigo. Condolences to Wendy and his family.
Peter Smith
Peter Smith R.I.P Patty.
Henri Johnson
Ken Day
Ken Day Very sad. Bunny, I am sure he appreciated all you did for him.
Ron Bloxham
Ron Bloxham RIP Patty the site will miss you. Condolences to family. RIP behind your magnificent sunset photos.
Len Balk
Len Balk I have just heard the news. I am so sad about this. Les I will always remember the shifts we shared and the good times we had especially st Bathurst. If there is a silver lining to this cloud it is that you are now free of body that was holding you down and you are now free to soar with the angels.
Wendy my thoughts go out to you and the rest of the family as well as my thanks for the love and care that you gave to Les .R.I.P Old friend.
Graham Gerholt
Graham Gerholt So very very sad. Rest in peace Patty Macey you’ll certainly be missed Sir.
Ian Lindsay
Ian Lindsay Very sad news indeed. Patty, may you Rest in Peace.
Paul Davies
Paul Davies Sad news condolences to his family. This site will miss him greatly. Pity we couldn’t all give him a minutes silence outta respect. RIP.
Peter Cameron
Peter Cameron I’ll have a think about how we can do that Paul.

 

Ian Kimber
Ian Kimber Nothing else to be said. Sleep well mate.
Rob Bartlett
Rob Bartlett Terrible news, may he rest in peace with no more pain. Xxx
Alan Hodge
Alan Hodge RIP fellow Hodge clan member.
Wayne Riley
Wayne Riley RIP, tour of duty over.
Eddie Munsta
Eddie Munsta May he RIP and sincere condolences to his family and friends…very sad?
Dennis Gearside
Dennis Gearside Condolences to family and friends. He can now rest in peace. He fought hard.
Steve McBeath
Steve McBeath So bloody sad. My thoughts to Patty‘s family & friends.
Craig William Smith
Dave Brown
Belinda Holt
Belinda Holt Very sad. My thoughts are with his family
Mel Issa
Mel Issa Heavy heart, so sad?
Scott McCarthy
Bruce Benney
Bruce Benney Patty, I never had the honour of meeting you in person, but I’m raising a beer for you. RIP.
Kris Dundee
Kris Dundee Goodbye good buddy although we never met we had a good time on this site through our banter May you RIP.
Geoff Flood
Geoff Flood I never met ‘Patty‘, for that matter, I didn’t know his real name until today. I have been on this site for quite a number of years, and I always valued his opinions and his friendship over the keyboard. I hope Patty is going to a better place, a place where there is no pain or suffering. Rest easy my friend.
Clare Moore
Clare Moore Rest In Peace Patty/Les….we will miss your beautiful photographs and your charming wit and personality…..hope you are soaring amongst the angels in paradise ??
Scott Ellis
Scott Ellis This is just devastating. Patty has fought out of trouble so many times whilst I’ve been part of the group, it’s hard to believe. I know it must have tired him. With the imminent arrival of his machine to help I was hopeful of him enjoying some peace and better health. I am so sorry for those on here that are founders and foundation members of this great group, that has come to mean so much to me and others, that you have lost a brother and a friend. Without ever having shared his company in person, I have come to enjoy his insight, counsel and humour and gauging my feeling of loss, can but imagine and feel greatly for those that knew him personally and, of course, Wendy and his loved ones. We’ve got it from here Patty, although it’s initially a little too heavy a burden without you. Peace mate, Scotty.
Bunny Warren
Bunny Warren Wonderful words Scott, you feel our pain we all feel pain collectively. You have expressed everyone’s feelings with your feelings. Thank you and may he rest in peace.

 

Peter Cameron
Peter Cameron Scotty you always have wisely chosen words and your efforts helped him enormously. Sadly, his time had come.
Anthony Carpenter
Anthony Carpenter RIP Eternal rest Les.
Greg Elks
Greg Elks Devastated by the news of Les’s passing, we’re all going to miss him dearly.
John Cooke
John Cooke Very sad the passing by of les Rest In Peace mate you will be sadly missed.
Peter J. Johnson
Peter J. Johnson Devastated is an understatement, Rest in Peace Les old mate we have known each other a very long time. I still remember the times we went diving for lobsters and boating around the harbour in the McGill “Flower Pot” calling in to all the bare bum beaches. I will miss you mate.
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John Matuszynski
John Matuszynski Well said Bunny. RIP Patty. You will be sadly missed. Condolences to the family.
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Rodger Newman
Rodger Newman RIP brother.
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Cook Laz
Cook Laz Big wake up call to us ‘never growing olders’…seems like it was just yesterday I would catch up with Les when he was at Charlestown and ‘just a boy’… I don’t know what happened to all those years in between. RIP Les.
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Peter Cameron
Peter Cameron So true Larry.
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