New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  20668

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

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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.

MARK is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

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.