Matthew Adam THEOKLIS
Husband to Serving NSWPF Member Rebekah ?, # ?????
AKA Matt THEOKLIS, Theo
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NSW Goulburn Police Academy – Class # “possibly” ADPP 25 – Class 298
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 41375
Rank: Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on 2 May 2005 ( aged 24 years, 4 months, 10 days )
Probationary Constable- appointed 14 December 2005 ( aged 24 years, 11 months, 22 days )
Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Detective – appointed ? ? ?
Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? December 2019
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Final Rank = Sergeant
Stations: Flemington LAC ( 2005 ), ?, South West Metro Operations, Eastern Beaches PAC – Maroubra – on loan to Major Events & Emergency Management – Covid Operation Deployments – Sydney Police Centre
Service: From 2 May 2005 to Monday 30 November 2020 = 15 years, 6 months, 28 days Service
Awards: No Find on Australian Honours system
Born: Monday 22 December 1980
Died on: Monday 30 November 2020 about 7.30am
Age: 39 Years, 11 months, 8 days
Cause: Suicide – Service weapon
Event location: inside Sydney Police Centre, Goulburn St, Surry Hills, NSW
Event date: Monday 30 November 2020 about 7.30am
Funeral date: Friday 11 December 2020 @ 10am
Funeral location: Horizon Church, 7 Stapleton Ave, Sutherland, NSW
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Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( December 2020 )
MAT is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance * BUT SHOULD BE
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Our condolences to Brooke THEOKLIS, Sophie THEOKLIS & wife, Rebekah.
In the early hours of Monday 30 November 2020 beloved Sergeant Matthew (Theo) Theoklis passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the Sydney Police Centre. Theo joined the NSW Police Force in December 2005. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in December 2019 and was attached to Eastern Beaches Police Area Command. At the time of his death he was performing duties with Major Events and Emergency Management, State Planning Unit. His colleagues will best remember him for his dedication and commitment to Operation Support Group (OSG) operations, firstly as a valued member of South West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad (OSG) and more recently with Operation ODIN (Central Metropolitan Region).
Theo was a well-respected member of the NSW Police Force who took immense pride in his job. He performed his duties with the highest of professionalism and will be remembered for the fun and antics, for which he was renowned.
Above his Policing, he was first a loving son to Sam, Mary and Barry, brother to Sarah and Ed and uncle to his many nieces and nephews.
Theo leaves behind his fiancée Rebekah, who is a current serving member of the NSW Police Force, and beautiful 3-year-old twin daughters Brooke and Sophie, who adore their dad. Theo was a wonderful father who cherished his girls and would constantly talk about them.
All donations to this cause will go to the ongoing support and care of Brooke and Sophie throughout their lives.
This is a Community Fundraising initiative
Organiser: Rachael Eagle
NSW Police create fundraiser for Sergeant Matthew Theoklis’ family
A NSW police officer who took his life has been recognized as father-of-two Sergeant Matthew Theoklis.
The father of three-year-old twin women was discovered lifeless on the Sydney Police Centre in Surry Hills on November 30.
Theoklis, often called ‘Theo’, leaves behind his fiancee Rebekah, additionally a serving member of the NSW Police Force, and daughters Brooke and Sophie, who “adore their dad”.
He joined the NSW Police Force in December 2005 earlier than he was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2019.
Heartbreaking photos show hero cop doting over his twins before he shot himself dead at a police station – as community rally behind his family with final act of kindness
- Sergeant Matthew Theoklis was found dead at Sydney Police Centre on Nov 30
- He had been in the police force for 15 years and leaves behind twin daughters
- A fundraiser has since been set up to help support his fiancee and two children
A New South Wales police officer who died after he shot himself at a police station has been identified as Sergeant Matthew Theoklis.
The father of three-year-old twins was found dead in an office of the Sydney Police Centre on Goulburn Street in Surry Hills at 7.30am on November 30.
Mr Theoklis, who was known as ‘Theo’, leaves behind his fiancée Rebekah, who is a member of the NSW Police Force, and daughters Brooke and Sophie.
The father had worked as a policeman for the past 15 years and was a Sergeant with the Eastern Beaches Police Area Command.
At the time of his death, the policeman had been carrying out duties with the Major Events and Emergency Management and State Planning Unit.
He had been promoted to a Sergeant in December last year.
With the tragic news shocking the community, a fundraiser has since been set up to help support Mr Theoklis’ two young girls.
The fundraiser, which was set up by the NSW Police Legacy organisation has already raised close to $3,000.
‘Theo was a well-respected member of the NSW Police Force who took immense pride in his job,’ a statement read.
‘He performed his duties with the highest of professionalism and will be remembered for the fun and antics, for which he was renowned.
‘Theo was a wonderful father who cherished his girls and would constantly talk about them.’
An earlier statement from NSW Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious.
Lifeline 13 11 14.
A father of three year old Twins, was stationed at the Sydney Police centre in Goulburn St, Sydney, around 7.30am when the shooting occurred.
He has been a member of NSWPF for 15 years and is married to another member of NSWPF.
Matt was also a supporter of NSW Police Legacy, having Boxed in the Police Legacy Boxing Tournament, at Horning PCYC, on 19 April 2013.
A police officer has taken his own life at the central Sydney offices of NSW Police.
The apparent suicide occurred in an office at the Sydney Police Centre in Surry Hills on Monday morning.
Initial inquiries indicate the man’s death was not suspicious, a spokesperson for NSW Police said, and a report will be prepared for the coroner.
A spokesperson for the Police Association of NSW said the union was aware of the death and would be providing support to those affected.
The death follows a number of suicides among police officers recently, including a senior constable in the New England region.
Police suicides in previous years have prompted discussion about the high-pressure nature of the job and whether officers are adequately supported.
A coronial inquest into the 2013 suicide of a former officer, Ashley Bryant, highlighted the psychological effects of police work, including the stress of constantly being alert to danger and coming into contact with victims of crime.
The inquest found NSW Police was working to help its members deal with the “extreme stressors” they face although more needed to be done.
Earlier this month, the Herald reported concerns held by current and former police officers about the culture inside the force.
If you, or someone you know, is thinking about suicide, you can seek help by calling Lifeline on 13 11 14, Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 or NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511.