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Late of Port Stephens, NSW 


NSW Goulburn Police Academy   Class #  203

‘The First Class at the new Goulburn Police Academy ‘


New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  21453


Rank:  Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on ? ? 1984

Probationary Constable- appointed 20 July 1984

Constable – appointed 20 July 1985

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? 1991 ( YES – Class at Goulburn Academy – 1989 )

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Final Rank =  Detective Senior Constable


Stations?, TRG Training Course – Goulburn Academy ( 1985 ), Mt Druitt ( 27 Division ), Blacktown ( 27 Division ), Quakers Hill – Retirement

Service:  From ? ? ?   to 16 July 2004 21 years Service


Awards:  National Medal – granted 30 August 2000 ( DetSenCon )


Born:  Friday  30 December 1955

Died on:  Sunday  23 August 2020 

Age:  64 years, 7 months, 24 days 

Cause:  Cancer – ( type ? )

Event location:   ?

Event date ?


Funeral date:  Friday  28 August 2020 @ 2pm.

Funeral locationPort Stephens Uniting Church, 174 Salamander Way, Salamander Bay, NSW

Funeral will be Live Streamed.  Live Stream link is HERE

( click here to see Cornona19 Virus Pandemic rules – this will be a limited numbers Funeral )

any Future Wake location??? TBA

any Future Wake date??? TBA

( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?TBA

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( August 2020 )



COSSIE is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO



May they forever Rest In Peace

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It is with a great sadness that we advise of the passing of one of our Life Members and former well respected coaches of our Cambo family Paul Cosgriff.
Our love and thoughts are with Paul’s family and friends at this very sad time.
Legend of a bloke. Such a sad loss.
Rest In Peace Paul.
So very sad absoulote champion man coach of our 2003 A reserve grade winning grand final,,sending my love to the cosgrove family you will never be forgotton legend!!!!
Paul was a Cambo boy at heart coached trained and gave his all to all the boys that came to him over the years. To Lyn and family my thoughts are with you. Frances Kilroy Brandie
Very sad to hear that’s news today we were so shocked to Lyn and the kids and grandkids we send our love  so many good footy memories RIP Cossie x
Top Fan
I can’t believe it was a champion bloke and great coach thoughts are with his family in this hard time. Cambo Reggie’s coach 2003 grandfinal winner.
Champion man Paul rip mate you done fantastic work over the years at the Cambridge Park club .
RIP Cossie, awesome bloke, great coach and geniune person. Condolences to Lyn and family
Top Fan
Oh how sad sending condolences to Lyn & family  RIP -Paul
Sending our love and thoughts to Lyn and all the family, Paul was one of nature’s best. Chris and Keith Mallett
Rip Paul,
Will be missed.
All the best to the Cossie family!
Wow.. Such sad news. Was a great bloke. He turned a lot of lives around with his guidance on and off the field. Much love to the Cosgriff family. RIP mate…
RIP Paul you will be missed
Done a hell of a lot for the club a great mentor a well deserved life member My thoughts and love to Paul’s family
Oh that’s very sad, condolences to the family
RIP Cossie. You were great coach growing up and even a better person.
Very sad news, a truly great bloke
RIP Cossie
Such a legend he was  rip mate
Top Fan
Very sad. R.I.P. my condolences to his family.
Very sad news Our love to Lyn and all the family
Very sad news indeed, our thoughts are with the Cosgriff family and the Cambo community.
RIP Cossie
Aaron Bishop


Scott Bishop


Karen Bishop
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Such sad news, Cossie was a wonderful kind man! My thoughts & love to his family.
RIP Legend forever in our hearts
Champion bloke RIP
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So sad . Thinking of all the family . You will be truely missed xx
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That’s terrible news. Much love to all Paul’s family
Thoughts are with the whole family and the Cambo footy family.
Thinking of the Cosgriff family very sad xx
So sad to hear this news my thoughts are with you all Julie potter
Legendary man! RIP mate
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RIP cossie.
Rest In Peace cossie so many great memories. Condolences to Mitch. Lyn and the rest of The cosgriff family.
Mitch Cosgriff

our thoughts are with you and the family mate ! A true Cambo legend your dad mate

Mitch Cosgriff

Very sorry for your loss Mitch. Your Dad was a big part of my family’s life when our brothers played together. Thinking of you all.

Sad news for the family, thinking of them at this time. I remember when Paul started at Cambo, and over the years we were there Paul helped Tom with his teams.
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Very sad… best trainer better bloke!

Trent Waterhouse
Daniel Martin
Graham Broome
Andrew Mcgregor
Ben Crighton
Matt King
Mark Davy
Michael Elali
Michael Sloth
Aaron G Donnelly

tag anyone else I’ve missed boys

Mick Mahoney

That’s horrible news, RIP Cossie, absolute champion of a bloke

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Trent Waterhouse

turned us into man!!!

Awful news. He was the best. Such a positive energy always. RIP
Neil Aris
Was always getting us out of trouble with the cops on trips
What a great man cosy was. He will will be missed. My thoughts are with the family. RIP
Neil Aris
Rest In Peace Cossie so many great memories. Condolences to Mitch, Lyn and the rest of The Cosgriff family.



Mitch Cosgriff
Cambo – Cambridge Park Junior Rugby League Club
Mitch Cosgriff
our thoughts are with you and the family mate ! A true Cambo legend your dad mate.





It is with great sadness and a heavy heart we share the news of the passing of one of our brothers Paul “Cossie” Cosgriff.
We pass on our deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Cossie played a big part in getting our club to where it is today and for that we are forever grateful.
You will be sadly missed old mate.
Rest In Peace Brother.


RIP Cossie, you were a bloody good man and a friend to a lot of Masters people, not just with your club. I have fond memories of you mate, you will never be forgotten.


Although I only had the pleasure of meeting Cossie a few years ago he was a well known figure of our club, it was because of you mate the CCBULLDOGS have moved in the direction that they are in today and we will all be forever greatfull , he was a true…


Oh no! RIP cozzie! Condolences to Lyn and family!
RIP Cossie … sending thoughts & love to Cossie’s family & the CC Bulldogs boys


RIP old mate condolences to Lynn and family pop will be sadly missed all our love Morro and Traci


Such sad news, great bloke and a beautiful family. Condolences to Lyn and the family, RIP cossie


I have no words. A beautiful soul and wonderful man. RIP Cossie


Very sad news had some great yarns very special man condolences to the family my you rest eazy champion loved playing footy with u
So sorry to hear. A top bloke I had the pleasure of playing alongside for CCB in Auckland 2015. Thoughts with all at the club, his friends and family.


Condolences to the family. RIP cossie a true Master.
Such sad news great fella always had time and a smile for everyone will be missed RIP Cossie


RIP Pops,condolences to Lyn and family


Condolences to his family, friends and football community. DMC


RIP Cossie sending all our love to Lyn and family


Condolences to Paul’s family and friends from Brisbane Old Boys
My condolences to all the family and friends
So sad condolences to all friends and family of Paul’s RIP from all of us at Pine Rivers masters


Condolences to Paul & family


Oh my goodness, so very sad to hear. All my love and thoughts to Cossie’s family and to all his CC Bulldogs family xx


So sorry for your loss on behalf of the lower mountains masters.


Condolences to Lynn and family, pops is a legend.
RIP Cossie .. Sincere condolences to family, friends and team mates… Jc GB Masters xx


so sad news condolences to the family
RIP cossie. Absolute gentleman.


Our condolences to you all from hull master’s uk and 2019 GB touring team


condolences to all


Sorry to hear boys, thinking of you all & Cosgriff family…
R.I.P Cossie all our love going out to family and friendz ♡


Thinking of you Lyn and family!
R.i.p ian
Sad news
Condolences to his family and friends was a great guy


RIP Cossi
Sending love to his family and everyone at CC Masters from everyone at Narellan Jets Masters
How sad
Condolences from all of us at Crosfields Masters Warrington (uk )
Rip cossie.
Condolences to the family.
Condolences to Lyn and family
Condolences to Lynn and family xx
Condolences to his family and friends..RIP..
Sorry to hear condolences to the family .
RIP Cossie

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Brian Friend:

Paul was a good mate of mine and I had the pleasure of playing Masters of Rugby league with him and against him.


Our condolences go out to Lyn and his family.  RIP old mate.


Regards, Friendly


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