Paul Edwin HAMPTON


Paul Edwin HAMPTON

aka  Hampo

New South Wales Police Force

Police Academy Class 211

[alert_yellow]Regd. #   22104[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 21 June 1985

Constable – appointed 21 June 1986

Detective Inspector – retired

Stations?, Burwood ( 9 Division ), Petersham ( 11 Division ), Drug Enforcement Agency 1990, Cootamundra – Crime Manager – Retirement

ServiceFrom  ? ? ?pre June 1985  to  19 September 2007 = 22+ years Service

AwardsNational Medal – granted 4 September 2001

Born:  27 September 1964 in Grenfell, NSW

Died on:  Tuesday  23 August 2016

Cause:  Cancer

Age:  51

Funeral date: Tuesday  30 August 2016 @ 1.15pm

Funeral location: Macquarie Park Cemetery, cnr Delhi Rd & Plassey Rd, Macquarie Pk, NSW

Afterwards at the function centre at cemetery and onto The Ranch Hotel for refreshments

Buried at?TBA. Not know at this stage whether a burial or cremation.

 Memorial at?

" Fly high Baby xoxoxo - Natalie Curtis "
” Fly high Baby xoxoxo – Natalie Curtis “

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



 Funeral location





Information to hand is that Paul has passed away after a battle with cancer.

It appears that Paul, after leaving NSWPF, started a business of Hampton Investigations from Putney, NSW.

We send out condolences to the family and friends of Paul and hope that he is now Resting In Peace.

Further information will be updated on this memorial page as it becomes known.


Pilot killed fighting bushfire

By David Braithwaite
February 17, 2006 – 3:08PM
Page 1 of 2

A 32-year-old water-bombing pilot  and father of two has crashed and died while fighting a bushfire in southern NSW.

Brad Pead, a 32-year-old father of two, died when his plane ploughed into a hill near Mount Ulandra, south of Cootamundra, about 7pm (AEDT) last night.

NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Phil Koperberg said today the tragic accident marred a clean track record.

“We have had a perfect aviation record up until now in fire fighting … indeed it is the first time in Australian history,” Mr Koperberg said.

“It is obviously a great tragedy – a young man, young family – but what he was doing is very, very dangerous.”

Aerial Agricultural Association chief executive officer, Phil Hurst, told “It’s a very small community – about 300 agricultural pilots, everyone knows everyone, so everybody will be feeling this loss this morning.”

He said it was a high-risk job done by top pilots, he said.

“Due to the frequency they fly, it would be nothing for a fire-bombing pilot to have 15-16,000 hours experience, more than more airline or military pilots.”

Police said a lightning strike was believed to have sparked a fire on properties at Brawlin, near Cootamundra, about 5pm (AEDT) yesterday.

Three Rural Fire Service planes and one helicopter dumped water on the flames from the air in an attempt to control the blaze, but one of the planes hit a hillside at about 7pm.

The pilot, a father of two from Port Macquarie, worked for a Cowra aerial service contractor, Fred Fahey Aerial Services.
Mr Fahey described the dead pilot as a “good bloke” and a highly experienced flyer who had taken part in plenty of water-bombing operations.

“He got his pilot’s licence practically before he got his car licence – he had probably been flying 15 or 16 years,” he said.

Cootamundra police crime manager Detective Inspector Paul Hampton said witnesses did not believe the plane was flying through smoke when it crashed.

The plane was spraying fire retardant when it crashed into a hillside in farmland, Inspector Hampton said.

“He does not appear to have hit power lines or trees, but that will be further investigated by forensic police and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority today,” he said.

Inspector Hampton said three witnesses, including other pilots, would be interviewed today as investigations continued into the crash.

The firefighting tragedy comes three years after a water-bombing helicopter crashed into a dam during the ACT bushfires, and nine years after a water-bomber plane clipped a house in Perth. Both the pilots survived.





HAMPTON Paul Edwin

Paul passed away peacefully on 23rd August 2016 aged 51.

A Celebration of Paul’s Life will be held in the Palm Chapel of the Macquarie Park Crematorium, Plassey Road, North Ryde on TUESDAY (30th August 2016) commencing at 1:15 pm.

In lieu of floral tributes, please consider a donation to the Pallative Care
Unit, Greenwich Hospital. Envelopes will be available on the day.


Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on Aug. 26, 2016

Friday, 26 August 2016

Hampo, you were the best mate a bloke could have….You lived life to the fullest and made the lives of those you knew that much richer…. Your courageous battle is done…rest now in peace my friend

Friday, 26 August 2016

Paul, you will be remembered as a great bloke who loved a laugh and enjoyed life to the fullest. I recall your utmost devotion to your daughter Maddie, who you spoke of nearly every day. Rest in peace mate.

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