Richard Alan BROOK
AKA Dick BROOK
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Late of Corrimal, NSW
Relations in ‘the job’: Adam David BROOK, NSWPF # 28037 ( R.I.P. ) ( Son )
Francis BROOK – NSWPF – Parking Patrol Officer – Resigned ( Wife )
“possible” relation in ‘the job‘: ?
NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern – Class # 082A
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 9570
Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 29 February 1960 ( aged 19 years, 4 months, 1 day )
Probationary Constable- appointed Monday 4 April 1960 ( aged 19 years, 5 months, 7 days )
Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Constable 1st Class – appointed 1 March 1966
Detective – appointed ? ? ?
Senior Constable – appointed 1 March 1970
Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 20 October 1975
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 20 November 1985
Inspector – appointed 19 October 1988
Chief Inspector – appointed ? ? ?
Final Rank: = Chief Inspector
Stations: ?, South Coast District ( 1966 ), ?, Warilla ( 1987 )( SenSgt ), Wollongong ( 1988 )( Insp )( District Staff Officer – Intelligence ), Patrol Commander – Warilla ( 1990 )( C/Insp ),
Service: From 29 February 1960 to ? ? ? = ? years, Service
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Awards: National Medal – granted 15 September 1980 ( Sgt )
1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 22 September 1987 ( Sgt 1/c )
2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted 2 December 1995 ( Sgt )
Born: Monday 28 October 1940
Died on: Wednesday 28 June 2023
Age: 82 years, 8 months, 0 days
Organ Donor: No – Age prohibitive
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Funeral date: ? ? 2023
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Funeral Parlour: H. Parsons Funerals, 34 Belmore St, Wollongong, NSW Info@HParsons.com.au
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Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( June 2023 )
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May they forever Rest In Peace
Richard Alan Brook
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 28th of June 2023.
Beloved husband of Frances and the late Joan.
Loving father and father-in-law of Adam (dec), Gaye and Darren, and step father and step father-in-law of Junelle and Peter.
Cherished Pop of Luke, Amelia, Erin, and Stacey.
Loved brother of Margaret and Geoff.
Richard will be sadly missed by his loving family and many dear friends.
Aged 82 Years
Forever in our Hearts
A private service has been held.
Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),
Wednesday 7 October 1992, page 3
Gruesome find at Mount Pleasant rest stop
Detectives examine a human torso, wrapped in material, beside the Princes Highway about 5km south of Kiama yesterday.
Gangland-style execution suspected
WOLLONGONG: The victim of a gangland-style execution whose torso was found yesterday morning dumped beside a road at Kiama could have been murdered up to four weeks ago.
But an examination by scientific detectives at the site yesterday did not reveal the specific cause of death.
A quarry truck driver found the body wrapped in a piece of material near the Princes Highway at Mount Pleasant Lookout, about 5km south of Kiama, when he pulled over at the rest stop to check his vehicle.
Police quickly cordoned off the area to allow scientific detectives to investigate.
Dozens of photographs were taken and plaster casts made of the area near where the body was found.
A police search yesterday afternoon between the road and the rolling hills down to the sea edge failed to find other parts of the body.
Inspector Dick Brook, of Warilla Police, said it was likely the body had been thrown from a vehicle.
The site is less than 10km from where teenager Kim Barry‘s headless and fingerless body was found in 1982. Graeme Gene Potter, who to this day maintains his innocence, is serving a life sentence for the Barry murder.
Carolyn Orphin, was another 1966 murder victim. A man was arrested by Sydney and Wollongong Police and charged with Carolyn Orphin’s murder. The man was arrested by, Detective Inspector Lendrum, Detective Sergeants Fleming, Paul, Boyd and Arantz, Detective Constables Watkins and Shaw, Detective Sergeant Winter, Constable 1 Class McDonald, Constable Rogerson, Constable 1st Class McCann, Detective Constable Welsh, Constables Hobson and Dryburgh, Detective Sergeant Brown, Detective Constables Bowra and Johnson, Constable Johnston, Detective Constables Parsons, Hadrick and McNally, Constable Dooley, Policewoman Constable 1st
Class Luke, Constable 1 st Class Brook, Detective Sergeant Pickett and Detective Constable Bendt.
The man was found guilty sentenced to life for the murder of Carolyn Orphin.
Source: Police Heritage P199
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Updated 6 July 2023