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Raymond William SHEAN


Raymond William SHEAN

AKA  Pin Head

Late of Mona Vale

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  21703

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 7 December 1984

Constable – appointed 7 December 1985

Final Rank = ?

Stations?, Manly GD’s, VKG1 – Sydney ( 1987 – 1989 ),  ‘A’ District – Sydney District VIP HWP ( late 1980’s – early 1990’s ),  French’s Forest ( 14 Division ) HWP,

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre December 1984?  to  ? ? ? ? years Service

Awards:   National Medal – granted 30 August 2000

Born:   16 November 1964

Died on:   ? ? 2001?

Age:  37

Cause:   Depression – Suicide – Hanging

Event location:  Home

Event date:   ? ? 2001

Funeral date:   ? ? 2001

Funeral location:   either Northern Suburbs Crematorium or Macquarie Park

Funeral Parlour:  ?

Buried at:   ?

 Memorial located at:   ?




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




May they forever Rest In Peace

Ray was a V.I.P. Cyclist with the Sydney District HWP.
His nickname was ‘Pin Head’ because the troops reckoned that he had the smallest Police hat at the time.
Ray worked a lot around Manly and French’s Forest areas.
Around 1990 – 1991, he had a fall from his Police Motor Cycle, in the Redfern area in heavy rain, which resulted in him going to hospital with a busted collar bone.
Ray eventually left NSWPF and had attempted suicide on previous occasions leading up to his death.
His death was discovered by his wife.
His family blame the cause of his death upon the NSWPF and requested that no official representation of NSWPF be present at his funeral i.e. – no Police uniforms or Police vehicles.
May Ray have found the peace that he sought and may his family and friends remember the good times with him.

Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), Thursday 1 April 1999 (No.39), page 2649

NOTICE of intended distribution of estate.- Any person having any claim upon the estate of FREDERICK WILLIAM THOMAS SHEAN, late of Dee Why, in the State of New South Wales, retired fire officer, who died on 19th October. 1997, must send particulars of his claim to the executor, Raymond William Shean. c o Harris & Company Solicitors, level 11, 99 Bathurst Street. Sydney, within one ( 1 ) calendar month from publication of this notice.

After that time the executor may distribute the assets of the estate having regard only to the claims of which at the time of distribution he has notice.

Probate was granted in New South Wales on 16th June, 1991. HARRIS & COMPANY, Solicitors. Level 11, 99 Bathurst Street, Sydney, N S W 2000 (D X 724, Sydney tel<02> 92611533



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