Raymond Keith SMITH

( late of Maitland )

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # 14157

Redfern Academy Class – 122

Rank: Junior Trainee from about April 1970 ( ” 6 Week Wonder ” )

Probationary Constable – appointed 22 June 1970

Constable 1st Class – appointed 22 June 1975

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 20 November 1985

Senior Sergeant – appointed 1990 – death

Stations?,  Rockdale – Clearway Cyclist, Goulburn for 18 years to become Sgt, Maitland District HWP Supervisor ( SenSgt ), Traffic Co-ordinator Northern Suburbs District Hornsby – 3 years,  Parramatta – Traffic Support Group Operations Manager – death

ServiceFrom pre June 1970  to  13 July 1998 = 28+ years Service

AwardsNational Medal – granted 8 June 1988

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 2 December 1995

Born:  2 August 1950

Died on:  13 July 1998

Cause:  Motor Vehicle Accident – Police motor cycle – Non Urgent

Event location:  F3 Freeway, Calga

Age:  47  Single, unmarried with no children

Funeral date:  Friday  17 July 1998

Funeral location:

Buried at:  Cremated Woronora Cemetery

Memorial location:  Police Memorial Wall – Woronora Cemetery, Sutherland

Plot: Centenary Court, Rose Garden 2, #01

Raymond Keith SMITH

Raymond Keith SMITH


RAYMOND IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

On the morning of 13 July, 1998 Senior Sergeant Smith was riding a police motor cycle to work along the F3 Freeway near Calga when a piece of wood fell from a truck, hitting him and causing the cycle to collide with a rock wall. It is thought that the sergeant was killed instantly.


The sergeant was born in 1950 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 22 June, 1970. At the time of his death he was attached to the Traffic Support Group, Parramatta.


Woronora Cemetery Police Memorial Wall

Woronora Cemetery Police Memorial Wall



In Loving memory ofSenior SergeantRaymond Keith SmithBeloved son of Doris & Keith2.8.1950 - 13.7.1998Age 47 YearsAlways Loved So Sadly Missed



Article from Goulburn Post, Wednesday 22 July 1998


Article from Goulburn Post, Wednesday 22 July 1998

Article from Goulburn Post, Wednesday 22 July 1998