Richard George REKO

Late of  Mittagong, NSW

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  11053

Uniform #  4221

RankProbationary Constable – appointed 11 May 1964

Senior Constable – appointed 11 June 1973

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 2 April 1988

Stations: ?, Sydney, Temora, Bowral

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre May 1964?  to  27 June 1992 = 28+ years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 20 January 1981

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 27 November 1990

Born:  Thursday  13 August 1942

Died on:  Saturday  27 June 1992 in Westmead Hospital, NSW

Age:  49

CauseMultiple Myeloma

Cause History:  Richard was diagnosed with multiple Myeloma on the 27 November 1991 and worked up until close to his death.

Event location:  Westmead Hospital, NSW

Event date:   Saturday  27 June 1992

Funeral date:  Wednesday  1 July 1992

Funeral location:  Uniting Church, Bendooley St, Bowral

Buried at:  Mittagong / Welby Cemetery, 37 Meranie St, Welby, NSW

Uniting Section, Row 4, Plot 16

 Memorial located at:  A Memorial plaque is located at the Bowral Police Station.  This plaque was unveiled and dedicated by John Faye – Premier of NSW on 14 July 1992

Richard directing traffic in Bowral in the 1980's

Richard directing traffic in Bowral in the 1980’s

 

Richard REKO

Richard REKO

Richard REKO

 

In Loving Memory Of / RICHARD GEORGE REKO / 13-8-1942 -- 27-6-1992 / BELOVED HUSBAND OF SANDRA / LOVED FATHER AND GRANDPOP / SADLY MISSED BY ALL

 

In Loving Memory of Richard George REKO 13-8-1942 - 27-6-1992 Beloved husband of Sandra Lover father and Grandpop Sadly missed by all

 

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


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May they forever Rest In Peace

Richard was diagnosed with multiple Myeloma on the 27/11/91 and worked up until close to his death.
He was married to Sandra and had four daughters…Karen, Susan, Kerrie-Lyn ( who is currently a serving Sgt at Bowral Police Station with 27 years service ) and Gina .
Sergeant Richard Reko
27.6.92
Loved & missed every day

Sandra and your loving family

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Published in Southern Highland News on June 28, 2017

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