Paul Grahame VALLIS
AKA Paul VALLIS
* Nickname: Val
Late of Little Bay, NSW
Relations in ‘the job’: Christopher VALLIS, NSWPF # 44600 ( Son )
“possible” relation in ‘the job‘: ?
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NSW Redfern Police Academy – Class # 134
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 15723
Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 26 February 1973 ( aged 22 years, 4 months, 19 days )
Probationary Constable- appointed 2 April 1973 ( aged 22 years, 5 months, 26 days )
Constable – appointed 2 April 1974
Constable 1st Class – appointed 2 April 1978
Detective Constable 1/c – appointed 12 May 1981
Senior Constable – appointed 2 April 1982
Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 24 June 1988
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Final Rank: = Detective Sergeant
Stations: Darlinghurst ( GDs )( ProCst )( 3 Division )( 24June 1973 – 10 May 1975 ), Four Wheels ( Transport Section )( 20 Division )( 11 May 1975 – 10 July 1976 ),
Water Police ( 28 Division )( 11 July 1976 – 29 January 1977 ), Waverley ( 10 Division )( GDs )( 30 January 1977 – 5 May 1977 ),
Paddington ( 10 Division )( GDs )( 6 May 1977 – 11 February 1978 ), 21 Division ( Special Branch Duties )( 12 February 1978 – 13 January 1979 ),
Maroubra ( CI Duties )( 14 January 1979 – 1 August 1981 ), Darlinghurst ( 3 Division )( CI Duties )( 2 August 1981 – 5 December 1981 ),
Maroubra ( 15 Division )( CI Duties )( 6 December 1981 – 18 February 1984 ),
Major Crime Squad – Arson Unit ( CI Duties )( 19 February 1984 – 14 April 1984 ),
Maroubra ( 15 Division )( CI Duties )( 15 April 1984 – 31 December 1988 ),
joint Police – Corrective Services Operations/Investigations in late 80’s,
Malabar Police Station ( 15 Division )( CI Duties )( 1 January 1989 – 16 January 1993 ),
Maroubra ( 15 Division )( 17 January 1993 – 13 January 1996 ),
Mascot Police Station ( CI Duties )( 14 January 1996 – 30 June 1997 ),
Botany Bay LAC ( 15 Division )( CI Duty )( 1 July 1997 – 17 April 1999 ),
Eastern Suburbs LAC ( 15 Division )( 18 April 1999 – 3 December 2004 )( Retirement )
Service: From 26 February 1973 to 3 December 2004 = 31 years, 9 months, 7 days Service
Retirement / Leaving age: = 54 years, 1 month, 26 days
Time in Retirement from Police: 18 years, 7 months, 0 days
Service name: Citizen Military Forces
Service number: 2131682
Rank: Corporal ( Driver, Clerk Administrative )
Headquarters Company 2 Division 17 February 1969
39 Air Dispatch Platoon 2 May 1971
2 Air Supply Control Section 1 March 1972
38 Supply Company 28 March 1973
33 Transport Platoon 12 November 1973
12 Transport Company 1 July 1974
3 Transport Company 1 July 1975
Date of birth:
Place of birth:
Date of intake: 17 February 1969
Date of exit: 29 March 1978
NS Training: ?
Follow Up Training: ?
Basic Training: ?
Next of Kin: ?
Medals: Australian Defence Medal
Police Awards: National Medal – granted 21 August 1989 ( Det Sgt )
1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 25 June 1999 ( Det Sgt )
2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted 15 August 2011
National Police Service Medal – granted 14 February 2017
NSW Police Medal with 3rd Clasp – granted 7 November 2003
2nd Clasp to NSW Police Medal – granted 13 February 2004
Born: Saturday 7 October 1950
Died on: Monday 3 July 2023
Age: 72 years, 8 months, 26 days
Organ Donor: Y / N / ?
Event location: ?
Event / Diagnosis date: ?
Funeral date: Tuesday 11 July 2023 @ 11am
Funeral location: South Chapel, Eastern Suburbs Crematorium, Military Rd, Botany, NSW
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Wake location: Matraville RSL, Norfolk Pde, Matraville, NSW
Wake date: Tuesday 11 July 2023
Funeral Parlour: Joseph Metcalf funerals,
Buried at: Cremated
Grave Location: Section: Row: ? Plot: ?
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Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?
Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( July 2023 )
PAUL is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance * NOT JOB RELATED
FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.
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May they forever Rest In Peace
Paul is survived by wife Pam, sons Christopher, Brett & Scott – and his grandchildren.
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Maroubra Detectives c1979
Back Row: ( L – R ) Graham LAYT, Mark BRADY, Neville SMITH, Peter CRYMBLE, Paul McCALLUM, Paul VALLIS
Centre Row: Kevin ROBERTS, John HAYES, Peter ABEL, David CHARTERIS, Alan CONDON, Daniel RUMING
Front Row: Ken ROWLANDS, Ken MURRAY, Fred ALDRED, Col WATKINS, Les BATES, Ken JOHNSON, Jill FRAZER
Australian Jewish News (Sydney, NSW : 1990 – 2008),
Friday 17 March 2000, page 6
Rusty nail isn’t kosher
A SIX-year-old boy bit into a kosher sausage recently, only to find a rusty needle in it.
The 3.5cm needle was discovered after the child complained that something had lodged in his mouth.
The boy’s mother, who purchased the packet of sausages from Coles Supermarket at Bondi Junction, told the Australian Jewish News that she “freaked out; my son could have died if he had swallowed the needle”.
Coles media relations manager Lisa Amor confirmed that a “contamination has been reported. We believe it was introduced at store level. We’re making inquiries with our supplier, but we’ve handed the matter to the police, who will be conducting the investigation.”
Waverley Police Detective-Sergeant Paul Vallis said “both Waverley Police and the NSW Department of Public Health have taken a report of the incident and we’re monitoring the situation”.
Stephen Lewis, general manager of Melbourne’s Continental Kosher Butchers — the supplier of the sausages — said he “was loathe to make any formal statement … given the police involvement”. Nevertheless, he stressed that “the processing procedures, coupled with regular external audit inspections of the processing premises, were such that the inclusion of any foreign matter such as described simply could not have been effected in production”.
Mr Lewis said “as an official supplier to Coles Supermarkets Australia for some years, I’m confident that the company will properly investigate all matters associated with the claims, which will no doubt result in no blame being laid on Continental Kosher Butchers’ procedures”. He urged customers to “check that products are sealed when purchasing. If a consumer notices any breakage to a package, it should be handed to a Coles employee” to ensure that it is not sold.
Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),
Friday 25 August 1989, page 10
Two found guilty on Partlic jail bashing
SYDNEY: After considering its verdict for three hours, a Sydney District Court jury found two men guilty yesterday of the savage bashing of teenage fine defaulter Jamie Partlic in Long Bay jail in November 1987.
The jury found Gary Donald Stokes, 33, of maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
He faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
His co-accused, Darren Bruce Difford, 22, was found guilty of the lesser charge of maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm. He faces a maximum of seven years’ jail.
After the verdicts, Detective-Sergeant Paul Vallis told the court that Stokes was currently serving a sentence of 18 years, with a 15-year non-parole period, after pleading guilty last month to another charge of maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm.
Crown Prosecutor Chris Maxwell said that that charge had considerable relevance to the bashing of Mr Partlic. It related to an incident in Newcastle in 1986 in which Stokes bashed another man, Nick Psaltis, and jumped up and down on his head in an argument over drugs.
Stokes’s counsel, Ken Magnus, said he had lodged an appeal against the severity of that sentence.
In a brief outburst from the dock, Stokes said, “He sentenced me to 18 years because he knew about this case. That’s why I got 18 years.”
Sergeant Vallis said Difford was currently serving a sentence for breaking and entering and was due for release in June next year.
Judge Nash remanded both to appear for sentence this morning.
The Jamie Partlic case has had a far-reaching effect on the prison system in NSW, acting as the catalyst for reforms within the jail system and the abolition of jail terms for those who failed to pay fines imposed for minor offences.
Traffic offenders now have their driver’s licence or vehicle registration cancelled until they pay up. Other offenders must perform community service work.
Jamie Partlic, now 20, of Cronulla in Sydney’s south, went to Long Bay Jail on November 7, 1987, to serve four days, for non-payment of traffic fines totalling $1197.
According to witnesses at the trial, Partlic was in the fine defaulters’ yard when he was approached by Difford and Stokes, who had been working out on a punching bag nearby.
There was apparently some conversation.
Witnesses said Mr Partlic’s comments were innocuous.
Both Stokes and Difford said Mr Partlic had spat on Stokes and had been behaving like a “smart arse”.
The prosecution alleged that Difford had begun the attack and that Stokes had continued it, punching and kicking Mr Partlic, then stamping on his head as he lay on the ground. Stokes had thrown him head-first into a fire hydrant and then jumped on him again. Finally, Stokes had lifted the then unconscious Mr Partlic and thrown him headlong on to the concrete.
The savage bashing left Mr Partlic comatose for four months with severe brain damage. He is still profoundly disabled, with little prospect of a complete recovery.
Both Stokes and Difford admitted they had been drinking “jail brew” at the time.
Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.
Updated 20 July 2023