Richard John MEREDITH
aka Rick, Mero
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 20463
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 15 October 1977
Constable 1st Class – appointed 15 October 1982
Final Rank = ?
Stations: ?, Sutherland Police Rescue Squad
Service: From ? ? pre October 1982? to ? ? ? = ? years Service
Service name: ?
Service number: 2793040
Date of birth: 26 April 1949
Place of birth: Sydney, NSW
Date of intake: ?
NS Training: ?
Follow Up Training: ?
Basic Training: ?
Next of Kin: ?
Police Awards: National Medal – granted 2 November 1988
Born: 26 April 1949
Died on: Monday 24 October 2016 in Sutherland Hospital after a fall
Cause: Illness – ?
Funeral date: Wednesday 2 November 2016 @ 11.30am
Funeral location: at the Shrine of St John Bosco, 50 Waratah Rd, Engadine
Buried at: ?
Memorial at: ?
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Rick went to Primary School in Walcha, NSW.
Rick joined the NSW Ambulance Service in his earlier career and worked from Ambulance Stations such as Randwick in the 1970’s and is described as a ” Wag ” and a Vietnam Veteran. He participated in Course 1 of the Paramedic Course with NSWAS.
Rick was a Paramedic with the NSW Ambulance Service and assisted in the training of Police Rescue Squad members in First Aid.
Rick left the NSWAS and joined the NSWPF, eventually moving into the Police Rescue Squad where his Paramedic training came in handy.
It has been reported that Rick had been ill for quite some time but you wouldn’t know it to look at him and he would never complain about his illness.