New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  20668[/alert_yellow]

Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 14 January 1983

Constable 1st Class – appointed 14 January 1988

Detective Sergeant – death

Stations?, Ferguson Centre Parramatta – Acting Commander – Latent Print Section

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre January 1983  to  15 September 2003 = 20+ years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 24 March 2000

Born:  8 November 1960

Died on:  15 September 2003

Cause:  HOD Heart condition

Event location:  Parramatta

Age:  42

Funeral date?

Funeral location?

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Mark Howard SPEECHLEY 8.11.1960 - 15.9.2003 Beloved husband of Barbara Devoted father of Kate, Michael and Brendon Much loved son and brother Always in our hearts.

[alert_red]MARK is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_red]  * BUT SHOULD BE

On the 15 September 2003 Detective Sergeant Speechley was on duty at the Ferguson Centre, Parramatta. During his meal break he jogged to a local swimming pool where he was later found unconscious in the water. Unfortunately, attempts to revive him failed.


The detective sergeant was born in 1960 and was sworn in as a probationary constable on the 14 January 1983. At the time of his death he was Acting Commander of the Latent Print Section.

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