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
So extremely sad for you all. “Memories are Forever”. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
Helen & Peter Ralph, East Cape
March 22, 2017
Mark Thomas, Sydney, New South Wales
Published in The Newcastle Herald from Mar. 22 to Mar. 25, 2017 – See more at: http://tributes.theherald.com.au/obituaries/theherald-au/obituary.aspx?n=patrick-phillip-obrien&pid=184613188&fhid=31483#sthash.90Mjo4vN.dpuf
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.