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Murray James WILSON


Murray James WILSON

AKA  Muzza 

Late of New Lambton, formerly of Clovelly, NSW 


NSW Goulburn Police Academy Class #  237H ( Last of the 12 Week classes )

New South Wales Police Force

ProCst # 60629

Regd. #  25674


Rank:  Commenced Training at Goulburn Academy on ? June 1988

Probationary Constable- appointed 9 September 1988 ( aged 26 years, 9 months & 4 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( YES )

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Final Rank =  Detective Senior Constable


Stations?, Anti Theft Unit – Eastern Suburbs District (Bondi)( early 1990s ), Mascot Detectives ( early 1990s ), Broken Hill ( late 1990s ), Inverell, ( Sydney 2000 Olympics at Bondi Beach Volley Ball Venue ) – Disengagement on 26 August 2002

Service:  From ? June 1988 ?   to   26 August 2002  =  13 years Service


Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours


Born:  Tuesday  5 December 1961

Died on:  Monday  13 July 2020 

Age:  58 years, 7 months & 8 days

Cause:  Cancer – Brain.  Diagnosed with Stage 4 in early 2019

Event location:   ?

Event date ?


Funeral date:  Tuesday  21 July 2020 @ 1.3opm

Funeral location Newcastle City Hall, 290 King St, Newcastle, NSW

( Due to current Govt. restrictions of the 4 square metre rule at a Funeral due to the Cornona19 Virus Pandemic – this will be a Private Funeral )

Future Wake location??? TBA

( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 50 persons only at ‘Gatherings’,  there won’t be an immediate Wake )

Future Wake date???

( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )

Funeral Parlour: James Murray Funeral Directors, Broadmeadow, NSW

Buried at: ?

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( July 2020 )

Murray James WILSON AKA Muzza

Murray James WILSON AKA Muzza

 MUZZA is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO



May they forever Rest In Peace

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By all accounts, Muzza was a very laid back character, a great Detective and loved his old Holden EH sedan.

He was, apparently, working for Border Force ( Customs ) since leaving NSW Police Force until recently due to a decrease in quality of life.



Passed away peacefully 13th July 2020
Late of New Lambton
Formerly of Clovelly
Aged 58 Years

Dearly loved son of MARGARET and ARTHUR.

Much loved brother of DYANN, STEVE, and JANINE.

Loving uncle and great uncle of JOHN, HEIDI, LAURA, ADRIAN, OLLIE, JEMMA and loved nephew of BILL.

The relatives and friends of MUZZ are warmly invited to attend the Celebration of his Life to be held at Newcastle City Hall, 290 King St., Newcastle this

TUESDAY 21st July 2020 commencing at 1.30pm.

Please ensure that you arrive in time to leave your name and contact details on the attendance record in accordance to the current regulations.

To view the service via live stream go to  ( This link is NOT valid.  I have contacted the Tribute Centre for the correct link.    Cal )

James Murray Funeral Directors
0249 611 435


Murray James WILSON aka MUZZA

A beautiful service for beautiful, kind, funny and exceptional man. I first spotted Murray in Woolworths in Grafton and thought he was absolutely gorgeous – and he was, inside and out. We became friends but lost touch. We met up again some 20 years later and remained in contact . I was always amazed at what he was up to – he led such an interesting life and no doubt impacted on so many in good ways. A life well lived – he was loved by many. RIP Murray, Sally and Grace xx
Sally Rhodes 1 week ago
Murray – we will miss you. Such a beautiful soul. Strong and gentle man. A great friend. All our love, Stephen (Murphy) and Suzie. XXXX
Sue Blatchford 1 week ago

Murray James WILSON

Murray was a man of very high personal and professional standards. He spent his life protecting others, putting the lives and well-being of others before his own. He had a sharp mind and a very dry wit. I will always remember sitting in his TV room filling in my notes while he was watching British Train Journeys. Murray made a statement about the presenter, Saying, ” That block can fight.” I looked at the TV and said, “How do you know that?” Murray said, says, yeah , he’s a really good fighter for sure!” Again l looked at the TV presented and notice the very bright hot pink trousers and fluro green shirt with red shinning shoes and l burst out laughing! I realised he was saying that the presenter had to be a great fighter to wear those clothes and survive. Such was the diversity of Murrays personality. I could honestly say that Murray always emitted a sense of safety and comfort whenever you were around him. It was difficult for him to accept the support as he was such an independent and strong person but eventually forged strong and lasting friendships in the least likely places. I feel blessed to have known him and grateful for the memories. RIP Murray, until we meet again.
Eleanor Poi 1 week ago
An Officer and a gentleman RIP In our prayers always Pete & Kaye Scott
Kaye Scott 1 week ago
Kind at heart, cherished by the heart. Deep in thought, thought of deeply. Explorer, adventure awaits you Murray. May your kindness, and sense of adventure bring you love and light in the next world. God bless love Jodie, Andrew and Andy xox
Jodie Conley 1 week ago
Muz Wilson was undoubtedly the coolest cop I ever met. He had a effortless way about him and was larger than life. That said he cared deeply about his profession and always did the right thing. The world is a lesser place without him in it Critch
Rob Critchlow 1 week ago
Muzza, there are no words that can describe the sadness all your friends and family feel. It would be hard pressed to find anyone who didn’t love and respect you mate, even the many crooks you ushered into the dock! You took me under your wing and were like a big brother when Bondi & Waverley Detectives joined as one, now known as Eastern Suburbs. Many a young Police Officer would later learn from your distinct style. I’ll always remember the numerous Sunday sessions at watering holes around the Eastern Suburbs and the occasional motor bike ride to various locations. A specific memory comes to mind when a few of us travelled by the Indian Pacific train from Sydney to Broken Hill (19 hrs) to visit your new digs after you transferred there. Train cattle class wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Nevertheless, you showed us around and we had a ball..! As fate would later have it, we found ourselves living beside one another in Kirra (QLD) opposite the beach for a period of time before you headed up to the Northern Territory for work. You were taken to young. I am sorry that I am unable to attend your funeral service in person. I will be thinking of you, your family and the many memories whilst viewing on line. Rest in peace my friend. Cameron Miller (Burger)
Cameron Miller 1 week ago
RIP Muzza! Gone way too soon. A great bloke, great colleague and a true gentleman. We shared many laughs and work shifts together at Waverley! I’m sure there’s a cold beer or two and an immaculate EH Holden waiting for you in heaven ❤️ God Speed – you will be missed by many Xx
Sue Miller 2 weeks ago
Muzz – your beautiful cheeky smile will be so very missed by so so many xxx
Therese Craner 2 weeks ago
Murray was a great mate we went to South Grafton high school and shared a house in coogee Sydney in the Early 80s he was always fun .We would catch up every few years and fill in the gaps of our lives and what we were all up too in our adult life. He will be missed , he had the most amazing journeys for such a short life ❤❤❤ loved ya Muzz Essy XXX
Esmae Tillman (Law) 2 weeks ago

<strong>Mascot Detectives - 1995</strong><br /> <strong>Back L to R</strong>:<br /> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Murray Wilson</a> # 25674[RIP], Terry O'Neill, Ken Yardy, Graham Maranda & Dave Laidlaw # 17809.<br /> <strong>Front L to R</strong>:<br /> Mark Braybrook, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Peter Miller</a> # 17160 - Chief Of Dets [RIP], Deb O'Reilly, Scott Bingham, Natalie Salter & Peter Whalan.
Mascot Detectives – 1995

Back L to R:

Murray Wilson # 25674[RIP], Terry O’Neill, Ken Yardy, Graham Maranda & Dave Laidlaw # 17809.

Front L to R:

Mark Braybrook, Peter Miller # 17160 – Chief Of Dets [RIP], Deb O’Reilly, Scott Bingham, Natalie Salter & Peter Whalan.

Updated 6 June 2023

3 thoughts on “Murray James WILSON

  • Graham Maranda

    I still miss you my Friend and often reflect (with laughter).

  • Muzz. There are no words to adequately describe this man. His heart, his kindness, his wicked humour, his beautiful soul alive and on fire through his spectacular blue eyes. I loved Murray for many reason and on many levels. There is a giant hole in the world in his absence. I will love and miss him forever. RIP beautiful man xx

  • Graeme Smith

    Murray and I were good mates in the 80’… we worked together at the Coogee Bay Hotel and later at the Royal Hotel, Paddington. Good times and lots of great memories.
    His genuine caring of others was exceptional, he made you feel special and important. No wonder he attracted so many people into his life… he was truly magnetic! Or, was it those sparkling blue eyes, cheeky laugh, adventurous spirit and dry sense of humour?
    A generous man too, after the sale of his first property investment in Sydenham, he shouted a trip to Pattaya, Thailand for brother Steve and me for helping on the renovation and interior design.
    Regrettably, I lost touch with Murray after leaving Sydney for a job in Hong Kong in 1991… although I did try on many occasions over the years to Google search his name but without success. I tried again this morning and was so pleased to see his face on the ‘Images’ page then shocked to learn of his passing.
    Rest in peace Muzz… you were not and never will be forgotten… Cheers mate!!!


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