Patrick Phillip O’BRIEN


Patrick Phillip O’BRIEN 

Late of Woolgoolga formerly North Lambton

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #   9239[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  His Service Card stated he started as Trainee – commenced 2 March 1959 at the Academy but in the ‘Stud Book’, the 2 March 1959 is the date he was Attested as a Probationary Constable

Probationary Constable – appointed 2 March 1959

Constable – appointed 2 March 1960

Constable 1/c – appointed 2 March 1965

Senior Constable – appointed 2 March 1969

Sergeant 3/c – appointed 15 May 1979

Sergeant 2/c – Retirement

Stations?, The Rocks – Retirement

ServiceFrom  2 March 1959  to  17 November 1987 = 28+ years Service

Awards:  Pat either received the following.  I am unable to determine which is correct from It’s An Honour website:

National Medal – received 15 September 1980.

Born:  19 May 1935

Died on:  Saturday  18 March 2017

Age:  81


Funeral date:  Monday  27 March 2017 @ 2.30pm

Funeral location:  The Chapel of Pettigrew Family Funerals, 984 Hunter Street, Newcastle West

Buried at?

 Memorial at?


[alert_yellow]PAT is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow]  *NEED MORE INFO



 Funeral location





May they forever Rest In Peace


O’BRIEN Patrick Phillip
Late of Woolgoolga
formerly North Lambton

Passed away peacefully

18th March, 2017

Aged 81 Years

Dearly Loved Husband of MAUREEN. Much Loved Father and Father-in-Law of CHRISTINE & ROB, PETER & JANE, JO & PHILLIP. Loving Poppy to EMMA, PETER, JERRIE, KATE, TIM, LAYNE & Great Poppy to NOAH, PATRICK, & BENJAMIN. PATRICK will be sadly missed by the O’BRIEN, JENKINS, YEOMAN & WISEMAN Families

The Relatives & Friends of PATRICK are warmly invited to attend a Celebration Of His Life to be held in The Chapel, 984 Hunter St Newcastle West this Monday 27th March, 2017 service commencing at 2.30pm.

A Memorial Service will also be held in Coffs Harbour on a date to be advised in April.


March 30, 2017
One of the great story and joke teller at many a Police smoko and send off. The laughter will be subdued, but only for a while. Condolences to Maureen and family from those who remember at Mayfield P.S.
March 24, 2017
may the sadness turn to happy memories with the passage of time.

Condolences to Maureen and families.

Cousin Edwina and Henryk Drewek
Edwina and Henryk Drewek

March 24, 2017
March 24, 2017
May you forever Rest In Peace.

March 23, 2017
So extremely sad for you all. “Memories are Forever”. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
March 22, 2017
Published in The Newcastle Herald from Mar. 22 to Mar. 25, 2017 – See more at:
Prior to Pat joining NSWPF, he worked for 3 years as a Clerk, did 9 months as a Salesman, 2 years as a Machine operator and 2 years as a Truck driver.
When Pat joined the NSWPF, pre March 1959, he was described as:  5′ 10″ tall, 12st 6 lb, blue eyes, brown hair with a medium complexion and was a native of Inverell, NSW.
At the completion of Training Class N062, at the Police Training Centre – he received marks of 90.75%
He married in 1973.
On the 18 September 1959 he passed his Typing test with 30 wpm
He passed his Constable 1/c course on the 6 June 1961 but failed his Sergeant 3/c exams on 15 May 1970, again on 12 May 1972, again on 18 May 1973 and again on 18 May 1978.  Tenacity or feeling sorry for him, he finally passed his Sergeant 3/c qualifications on 14 May 1979.
He successfully completed Sergeants Course # 4, Class 4 of 1979 with 86.2%
He successfully completed Methods of Instruction Course # 39 of 1980
Over the period 10 – 12 October 1961 he completed a three day course in Civil Defence.
He was deemed Competent on 7 July 1959 to drive motor vehicles and on 9 January 1980 was Certified to drive 4 Wheel Drives.
He was appointed a Solo cyclist on 29 May 1962.
He also obtained his S.L.S.A. Bronze Medallion and all awards to Bronze Cross and Bar.
He was Commended for the part played by him in the search for Kevin John Simmonds and Leslie Allan Newcombe who escaped from the State Penitentiary, Long Bay, on the 9th October, 1959.
C. J. Delany, Commissioner of Police
On the 15 September 1980 he was Awarded the National Medal.
2 March 1959      Trainee                   Police Training                            Metro
3 April 1959         GD’s                        10 Division                                   Metro
10 June 1959       GD’s                         10 Division ( Rose Bay )            Metro
8 July 1959          GD’s                         Newcastle                                     North Eastern
29 August 1960  GD’s                         Mayfield                                        North Eastern
30 July 1964       Vice Sqd (Prob)     Newcastle                                      North Eastern
30 Jan 1965        Vice Sqd (Perm)    Newcastle                                      North Eastern
13 May 1966       GD’s                         Mayfield                                         North Eastern
21 Nov 1977        GD’s                         Newcastle                                      North Eastern
9 Dec 1979          Licencing                Maitland                                        Newcastle
9 Jan 1980          OIC                          Stockton                                         Newcastle
23 Mar 1980      GD’s                         Mayfield                                         Newcastle
* from this point onwards, the system is now computerised.
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