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aka  Spike

Late of ?


NSW Redfern Police Academy Class # 190

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  20668


Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 14 January 1983 ( aged 22 years, 2 months, 6 days )

Constable 1st Class – appointed 14 January 1988

Detective Sergeant – death


Final Rank:  Detective Sergeant


Stations?, Fairfield ( 34 Division ), Ferguson Centre Parramatta – Acting Commander – Latent Print Section ( Forensic Services )


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


Awards:  National Medal – granted 24 March 2000


Born:  Tuesday  8 November 1960

Died on:  Monday  15 September 2003

Cause:  HOD – Heart condition

Event location:  Parramatta

Age:  42 years, 10 months, 7 days


Funeral date?

Funeral location?


Buried at:  Pinegrove Memorial Park, Kington St, Minchinbury, NSW

Plot details???

GPS?, ?

Memorial at:

Mark Howard SPEECHLEY, Mark SPEECHLEY, Spike


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.

MARK is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  * BUT SHOULD BE

Mark is now mentioned on the National Police Wall of Remembrance – Canberra


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.


Mark Speechley at Fairfield Court .pdf

  by Robert Watson – 19 November 2020



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