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Malcolm Noel READ


Malcolm Noel READ

aka  Mal

New South Wales Police Force

Rank:  Retired 2010 as a Senior Sergeant

Stations:  Region Traffic Co-ordinator, North Region, Newcastle in 2010

Cadet #: 2413

Regd. # 14483

Joined NSW Police Cadets:  2 December 1965

Service:  From  2 December 1965 to ? ? 2010 = 42 year career

Died:  at his Newcastle home, Tuesday 1 April 2014

Illness: Heart attack

Age:  62 old

Funeral:  Wednesday 9 April 2014 at noon

Funeral location:  St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Adamstown

Buried at:


Senior Sergeant Mal Read dies at home “a credit to humanity”

Senior Sergeant Malcolm Noel READ
Senior Sergeant Malcolm Noel READ
Funeral for Senior Sergeant Malcolm Noel READ
Funeral for Senior Sergeant Malcolm Noel READ


ASSISTANT Commissioner John Hartley has praised the life and work of one of the Hunter’s most loved and respected traffic police, Senior Sergeant Mal Read.

The retired police officer died of a heart attack at 62 in his Newcastle home on Tuesday.

He was well known in the Hunter for his passionate work in road safety education.

Senior Sergeant Read retired from his 42-year career in the police force in 2010, having been a traffic officer for 16 years.

“Even though they may not know it, there are many families who have travelled throughout northern NSW who have their loved ones with them today thanks to Mal’s leadership and dedication,” Assistant Commissioner Hartley said.

“He was an exemplary role model and someone people, including myself, looked up to for advice and guidance when improving road safety in NSW.

“His police family will miss him.”

Daughter Lisa Stumkat said his children were very proud of him.

“He’d do anything for anyone. He was a good father and a good grandfather,” she said.

“He spent his retirement caravanning with Mum. He was always off buying stuff for his car and caravan and planning the next trip.

“I’m glad he got to see so much of Australia last year,” she said.

Senior Sergeant Read was also involved in a range of charities and community groups including the Variety Club and Lions Club.

Neighbour and close friend Steve Owens said he had known Senior Sergeant Read for more than two decades.

“He was a credit to the police force and a credit to humanity,” he said.

Senior Sergeant Read’s funeral will be held at noon on Wednesday at St Stephen’s Anglican Church in Brunker Road at Adamstown.


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  • Messages copied from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command – NSW Police Force Facebook page

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    Kerrie Budge I first met Mal when he was Senior Constable on Highway Patrol in Narrandera in 1987, and then again from 2001 at Newcastle. To his family, your dad and husband was always a gentleman, and very very good at his job. RIP Mal..
    Like · Reply · 3 · April 4 at 3:35pm

    Greg Chapman RIP Mal. Worked with Mal at Wagga years ago. Gentleman bloke. Very sad news. Condolences to his family.
    Like · Reply · 2 · April 4 at 1:31pm

    Steve McBeath So sad to hear this news. Mal was such a nice guy.
    Like · Reply · 1 · April 4 at 1:06pm

    Tony Edmunds RIP Mal…he was a good bloke..and a good deepest sympathy to his family.
    Like · Reply · 1 · April 4 at 12:16pm

    Maureen Veitch Mal Read – an Officer and a Gentleman !!! The eagle has landed – go quietly and safely Mal.
    Like · Reply · 6 hrs

    Glenn Waterreus R.I.P Mal,
    Like · Reply · 18 hours ago · Edited

    Louise Jane Dickson A lovely man. RIP.
    Like · Reply · 19 hours ago

    Michael McLean A good man. I was a school boy at Narrandera in the 80’s when Mal worked there. My dad was his boss and had the utmost respect for him. Veronica McLean
    Like · Reply · 22 hours ago

    Sharon Louise Very sad. RIP sarge.
    Like · Reply · Yesterday at 1:25am

    Brian Hopkins piping out the hero. R.I.P.
    Like · Reply · Yesterday at 12:16am

    Karyn Shine R.I.P
    Like · Reply · April 4 at 11:45pm

    Glenda Chapple Condolences to his family & friends … Rest In Peace
    Like · Reply · April 4 at 11:12pm

    Bella Anne Rest in peace way to young thoughts are with family friends and his community
    Like · Reply · April 4 at 3:35pm

    Bernie N Joanne Hayllar Fantastic community member in his time at Narrandera. Rest in Peace
    Like · Reply · April 4 at 3:21pm

    Kim Berly Thoughts are with the family. Rest in Peace.
    Like · Reply · April 4 at 3:10pm

    Peter Madden Shame he didn’t get to live the retirement he deserved.
    Like · Reply · April 4 at 2:40pm

    Carol Vintner Gilchrist Rip mal
    Like · Reply · April 4 at 2:31pm

    Eng Hasan Bayat R.I.P
    Like · Reply · April 4 at 1:53pm

    Graeme Morris RIP Mal
    Like · Reply · April 4 at 1:27pm

    Nick Olas RIP sarge
    Like · Reply · April 4 at 1:10pm

    Tracy Robinson R.I.P
    Like · Reply · April 4 at 12:57pm

    Kevin Paice A great bloke.
    Like · Reply · April 4 at 12:46pm

    Steve McFarlane Worked with him at Narrandera years ago, RIP mate they stopped making people like you, you made a big impact in you life.
    Like · Reply · April 4 at 12:20pm

    Mick Mcguinness R-I-P Sargent Mal Read
    Like · Reply · April 4 at 11:52am

    Keith Nelson RIP Mal..My respects go out to his FAMILY MEMBERS..Lot of Respect..Chiefy
    Like · Reply · April 4 at 11:52am

    Ron Hughes Thank you for your service to the community
    Like · Reply · April 4 at 11:47am

    Cameron Norman RIP Mal
    Like · Reply · April 4 at 11:42am

    Duane Ward Rest in peace
    Like · Reply · April 4 at 11:34am

    Helen Merchant
    Like · Reply · April 4 at 11:19am

    Mark Tucker RIP.
    Like · Reply · April 4 at 11:02am

    John Condon He was a good man, one of the best. RIP
    Like · Reply · April 4 at 11:01am

    Ros Divall I didn’t know you Mal Read but thank you for all that you have done in the Police force and helping with support groups,May you R.I.P
    Like · Reply · Yesterday at 1:43am · Edited


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