Paul Brian WILCOX

Late of Cootamundra

New South Wales Police Force

Rank:  Senior Constable – Retired

Regd. # 36351

Stations:  St. Marys & Cootamundra

Born:  15 April 1966

Died:  Monday  3 November 2014 in his sleep, at home, surrounded by family.

Age:  48 old

Cause:  Illness – Cancer

Funeral date:  Tuesday  11 November 2014 – 2pm –

Funeral location:  Cootamundra Baptist Church,

Thompson St, Cootamundra

* Everyone to wear jeans & boots at the funeral.  NO suits

Paul’s said: ” I want everyone to wear farm gear.  I don’t want suits & shit “

 

Commissioner Andrew Scipione with SenCon Paul Wilcox

Commissioner Andrew Scipione with SenCon Paul Wilcox

Paul WILCOX

Paul WILCOX – 2009

This is Paul at his best giving to the community.

This is Paul at his best giving to the community.

Paul WILCOX - FB 01

26 April 2013

28 September 2012

28 September 2012

26 June 2014 Thinking of you both constantly and sending heaps of love xxxxx — with Paul Wilcox and Gwendoline White Dorpers.

26 June 2014
Thinking of you both constantly and sending heaps of love xxxxx — with Paul Wilcox and Gwendoline White Dorpers.

5 July 2014 My sister took this photo of Paul this morning. It's probably the best photo of him I've ever seen. He has been feeling the effects of the chemo, but was up and outside this morning. He is now having a lay down.

5 July 2014
My sister took this photo of Paul this morning. It’s probably the best photo of him I’ve ever seen.
He has been feeling the effects of the chemo, but was up and outside this morning.
He is now having a lay down.

 

Funeral location:

 

A small section of St John Of God, Richmond Hospital, where Police ( and others ) with PTSD have gone for Inpatient Treatment.<br />  <br />  This is a small Memorial that previous patients ( Police ) have done to remember our friends who have fallen before us. The Black &amp; Dark Blue Memorial stones are by Army members<br />  <br />  Details mentioned:<br />  <br />  <br />  <br />  JRNR<br />  <br />  S. McALINEY<br />  <br />  020493<br />  <br />  RIP LWF<br />  <br />  <br />  <br />  <a href="https://www.australianpolice.com.au/todd-malcolm-blunt/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">25684</a><br />  <br />  1988/237<br />  <br />  ( 25684 = Regd # )<br />  <br />  1988 is year Attested. 237 is the Class # )<br />  <br />  <br />  <br />  <a href="https://www.australianpolice.com.au/david-andrew-carty/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">David CARTY</a><br />  <br />  R.I.P. Brother<br />  <br />  <br />  <br />  OZZY 5 HODGY ( Appears to have a Legacy Crest glued to it )<br />  <br />  <br />  <br />  II<br />  <br />  M. LAMBERT<br />  <br />  R.I.P.<br />  <br />  22.8.11<br />  <br />  <br />  <br />  D &amp; E PLATOON<br />  <br />  69 - 70<br />  <br />  LWF<br />  <br />  <br />  <br />  II<br />  <br />  L. GAVIN<br />  <br />  RIP<br />  <br />  29.11.11<br />  <br />  <br />  <br />  <a href="https://www.australianpolice.com.au/paul-brian-wilcox/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">PAUL WILCOX</a><br />  <br />  R.I.P. BROTHER<br />  <br />  <br />  <br />  <a href="https://www.australianpolice.com.au/shelley-leanne-davis/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">SHELLY DAVIS</a><br />  <br />  1977 - 2004<br />  <br />  Photo posted up on NSW Cops, Old, Bold &amp; Retired FB Group on 28 May 2017.

A small section of St John Of God, Richmond Hospital, where Police ( and others ) with PTSD have gone for Inpatient Treatment.

This is a small Memorial that previous patients ( Police ) have done to remember our friends who have fallen before us. The Black & Dark Blue Memorial stones are by Army members

Details mentioned:

JRNR

S. McALINEY

020493

RIP LWF

25684

1988/237

( 25684 = Regd # )

1988 is year Attested. 237 is the Class # )

David CARTY

R.I.P. Brother

OZZY 5 HODGY ( Appears to have a Legacy Crest glued to it )

II

M. LAMBERT

R.I.P.

22.8.11

D & E PLATOON

69 – 70

LWF

II

L. GAVIN

RIP

29.11.11

PAUL WILCOX

R.I.P. BROTHER

SHELLY DAVIS

1977 – 2004

Photo posted up on NSW Cops, Old, Bold & Retired FB Group on 28 May 2017.

 

 

Around Cootamundra – November 5, 2014

SAD PASSING

Springdale resident and former Cootamundra Local Area Command Domestic Violence Liaison Officer Paul Wilcox passed away peacefully on Monday night at home on his farm following a recent battle with a rare cancer. Paul was a respected member of our community and the NSW Police Force. He helped countless women, and on occasion men, escape the cycle of domestic violence during his time in the force. Such was his standing in the Force that in 2009 his work was recognised with the prestigious Commissioner’s Customer Service Officer of the Year Award. The support of the local community came to the fore for Paul recently with a well-attended fundraising dinner filling him and his family with joy. Condolences to wife Jennie, the entire Wilcox family and his extended family of ‘the boys in blue’.

http://www.cootamundraherald.com.au/story/2672608/around-cootamundra-november-5/?cs=576#slide=5

 

 

Support for former DV officer struck by cancer

Cootamundra Herald

http://www.cootamundraherald.com.au/story/2450018/support-for-former-dv-officer-struck-by-cancer/?cs=581

COMMENDED: Back in 2009, Cootamundra Local Area Command’s then domestic violence officer Paul Wilcox received a prestigious award for the work he did in the local community. Today, he is suffering a rare form of cancer and friends are rallying to support him.

COMMENDED: Back in 2009, Cootamundra Local Area Command’s then domestic violence officer Paul Wilcox received a prestigious award for the work he did in the local community. Today, he is suffering a rare form of cancer and friends are rallying to support him.

 

FOR years he was the domestic violence liaison officer here in Cootamundra, helping countless women caught in difficult circumstances to break free of the cycle of violence.

He was passionate about what he did, going above and beyond the call of your everyday police officer.

In 2009 the work of Senior Constable Paul Wilcox was recognised with a Commissioner’s Customer Service Officer of the Year Award.

Paul is now facing a brand new battle – one he needs the support of others to overcome.

Paul has a rare form of cancer known as ‘Pancoast Tumour’. It is an inoperable tumour that is wrapped around the main artery that feeds blood to his brain and is already starting to cause a series of small strokes.

After numerous rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, Paul is not responding to regular treatment.

There is hope however for this husband and father, who lives in Springdale with his family.

A radical treatment called ‘Radiowave Cancer Therapy’, also known as ‘Microwave Therapy’, has given Paul and his family hope.

The treatment is expensive and is not covered by Medicare. It is also only offered in Perth, Western Australia and further complicating matters, Paul is medically unfit to fly after surgery which removed part of his lung.

The wheels are in progress on a fundraising dinner for Paul to help ease the financial burden on his family and get him to Perth for treatment.

Anyone who has ever crossed paths with Paul is invited along to the dinner on September 27 at the Cootamundra Ex Services Club.

At the dinner, which includes a three-course meal and entertainment, there will be raffles and an auction of donated prizes.

All businesses that donate will have their business advertised throughout the night and a thank you card after the event to inform how much money was raised.

Already a number of local businesses have jumped on board to support the cause including Naked Nails, Hair and Beauty.

Currently the salon is supporting the Billie Judge fundraising campaign and will continue to do so for the next week and a half.

From August 11, they will support Paul’s cause with 10 per cent of daily takings, $10 from every full colour and $10 from every set of acrylic nails donated to the Wilcox family.

Tickets for the fundraising dinner are now available through Kevin Deep’s Clothing and Footwear at a cost of $45.

Local band ‘Lock, Stock and Bingle’ will perform on the night and they are always a hit. Keeping the tone of the night fun in honour of the good bloke Paul is, organisers are encouraging people to attend in their favourite hat or silliest wig.

For further information or to contact please contact Rachael on 0411 642 573 or Jen on 0418 069 485 or follow Paul’s progress on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pauliesprogress.

Around Cootamundra – August 4

Cootamundra Herald

http://www.cootamundraherald.com.au/story/2458141/around-cootamundra-august-4

Supporting Paul 

THE new owners of the Pickled Pantry have come on board to support fundraising efforts for the family of former Cootamundra Local Area Command police officer Paul Wilcox.

Paul has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and requires treatment in Western Australia.

Trevor and the team at the Pickled Pantry are kindly donating 50 cents from every coffee sold in the month of August to Paul and his family.

Meanwhile, Kylie and her team at Naked Nails have also pledged their support to Paul and his family following the conclusion of her fundraising efforts for another local struck by cancer Billie Judge.

Well done to these local businesses and if you can please support them as they support locals in need.

Pancoast Tumour fundraiser for Paul Wilcox

 

FAMILY MAN: Paul Wilcox and his wife Jen are hopeful the fundraising dinner will help to cover medical expenses.

FAMILY MAN: Paul Wilcox and his wife Jen are hopeful the fundraising dinner will help to cover medical expenses.

ON September 27 the Rippley’s Farewell Dinner will be held at the Cootamundra Ex Services Club to raise funds for Paul Wilcox and his family.

Mr Wilcox has a rare form of cancer known as a Pancoast Tumour. The tumour is inoperable as it’s wrapped around the main artery that feeds blood to the brain and is already starting to cause a series of small strokes. After numerous rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery Mr Wilcox’s body isn’t responding to regular treatment.

A radical treatment called Radiowave Cancer Therapy also known as Microwave Therapy has given hope to Mr Wilcox and his family. This treatment is expensive, not covered by Medicare and only offered in Perth, WA. To make matters more difficult he’s unable to fly due to medical reasons.

Family and friends of Mr Wilcox are hoping to raffle and auction off as many prizes as they can get. All businesses that donate will have their business advertised throughout the night and a thank you card after the event to inform how much money was raised. The family is counting on the kindness and generosity of strangers to help this family in need.

Community members are being encouraged to follow the ‘Paul’s Progress’ Facebook page for more information regarding the event and his treatment.

http://www.cootamundraherald.com.au/story/2539872/save-the-date/

Wilcox fundraiser goes above and beyond

 FIGHTING FAMILY: Jennie’s family were among the many people who turned up on Saturday night to support Paul, including (from back left) Callum Baker, Margaret Poulton, Jennie Wilcox, Paul Wilcox, Bill Poulton, and (front) Olivia Lloyd and Alison Poulton.

FIGHTING FAMILY: Jennie’s family were among the many people who turned up on Saturday night to support Paul, including (from back left) Callum Baker, Margaret Poulton, Jennie Wilcox, Paul Wilcox, Bill Poulton, and (front) Olivia Lloyd and Alison Poulton.

COMMUNITY spirit was in force at the Cootamundra Ex-Service’s Club on Saturday night to raise money for former police officer Paul Wilcox.

Diagnosed earlier this year with a rare, inoperable form of cancer, Paul’s pancoast tumour did not respond to chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

He and wife Jennie has been given a beacon of hope though in the form of radiowave therapy, which is currently only offered in Germany and Perth, WA, and is not covered by Medicare.

Needing $12,000 for treatment, Jennie and Paul are happy to announce the Saturday night fundraiser brought in $13,500, which will also help them with the cost of travel and accommodation.

“We are overwhelmed and humbled by the support we’ve received,” Jennie said.

The couple left for Perth on Tuesday and will spent 31 days there, which includes three weeks of treatment for two hours every Monday to Friday.

“We’re hoping for a marked improvement in his pain levels, and about halfway through we’ll know if it’s working on his tumour,” Jennie explained.

“It could be tiring but there’s no nausea like you get with other treatment, so depending on Paul’s health we’ll hopefully be able to enjoy Perth as well.”

Jennie and Paul would like to thank everyone who turned up on the night to support them, including many women Paul helped in his years as the Cootamundra LAC domestic violence officer.

Jennifer Lukins, Rachael Braham, Kamahl Bennett, Jacki Boxall and Scott Sanders were all mentioned in particular for their help in organising fundraisers and assisting the Wilcox’s on their farm and personally.

Jennifer’s aunty was able to supply many of the most popular items in the silent auction, including a signed 2014 Roosters jersey and signed boots from players such as Sonny Bill Williams and Anthony Minichiello.

Paul and Jennie would also like to extend big thanks to CAN Assist for all their help during the initial rounds of treatment.

http://www.cootamundraherald.com.au/story/2600500/wilcox-fundraiser-goes-above-and-beyond/

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