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Rodney Lionel KEMP


Rodney Lionel KEMP

aka  Rod  aka  Kempy

Queensland Police Force

Regd. # ?

Rank:  Detective Inspector


Stations?,  Warwick, Mt Gravatt police station, South Brisbane District – death / retirement


ServiceFrom  ? ? 1979  to  5 February 2016 = 37 years Service


Awards:  National Medal – granted 2 February 1996


Born:  11 February 1959

Died on:  Friday  5 February 2016 * 6 days shy of his 57th birthday

Cause:  suspect Heart attack

Age:  56


Private Funeral date:  Wednesday  10 February 2016   *1 day before, what would have been, his 57th birthday

Private Funeral location?TBA


Buried at?TBA

Public Memorial Service at:  The Chandler Theatre on Friday 12 February 2016

Detective Inspector Rod Kemp joined the police force 37 years ago.
Detective Inspector Rod Kemp joined the police force 37 years ago.


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







Today ( Friday 5 Feb. 2016 ) Qld Police and the police community lost a true gentleman and leader. On what was to be [alert_red]his last day in the job before retiring[/alert_red] from a remarkable career, Detective Inspector Rod Kemp was taken from his family and his police brothers and sisters from a suspected heart attack.

Rod was a well respected leader, detective and above all else a good decent bloke who always put his staff first and above what was expected of him.

Our thoughts are with Rods family dealing with a sudden loss of him at a time that should have been one of celebration.

Vale Detective Inspector Rod Kemp – Qld Police Service.


Top cop Detective Inspector Rod Kemp dies on the way to his own retirement lunch











Queensland detective Rod Kemp dies from suspected heart attack

QUEENSLAND police has extended its sympathy to the family of a respected detective who died on the way to his own retirement lunch.

Detective Inspector Rod Kemp, a “gentleman” of the police service who was to turn 57 this week, died from a suspected heart attack while returning to Mt Gravatt police station in Brisbane on Friday, the Courier Mail reported.

His colleagues were preparing for a farewell lunch ahead of his retirement after 37 years as a police officer.

“RIP Detective Inspector Rod Kemp,” the Queensland Police Service said on Facebook on Sunday morning.

“Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues.”

Assistant Commissioner Bob Gee spoke highly of Inspector Kemp, a married father-of-three sons — including one son who was also a police officer.

“(He) was one of the most respected and well-liked officers I have ever known,” he told the Courier Mail.

“He reached the top of his game professionally and had the respect and admiration of all his colleagues, and more importantly, the wider community.

“Rod was the complete gentleman who took the time to listen and care for people. He touched the lives of many as an experienced leader and investigator.”

Insp Kemp was a respected investigator who led some of Queensland’s biggest murder investigations.

Recent cases included the 2014 death of a French tourist whose body was found in a Brisbane park, and the suspicious death of Brisbane mother-of-four Anthea Mari.

Colleagues paid tribute to the top cop on social media.

“Rod Kemp was a man that loved his family and stood by his brothers and sisters in blue,” Les Melville wrote on Facebook.

“Rank was not an issue with him, because he related to the person. He was a true friend to his mates, he was a true boss to his troops and above all, was a caring and honest man.

“Personally, I always saw him as a friendly, open and understanding man.”


Brisbane police detective inspector Rod Kemp farewelled at memorial service


DETECTIVE Inspector Rod Kemp has been remembered as a gentleman at Queensland Police memorial service.

The day after what would have been his birthday, hundreds of police gathered at The Chandler Theatre to remember the detective inspector who spent more than three and a half decades in the service.

Kemp passed away on the way to his own retirement farewell lunch last Friday.

Tributes by colleagues Detective Senior Sergeant Tony Geary and Detective Acting Inspector Tim Leadbetter were read with an address from son Alex Kemp.

“I’m not here to talk about the murders that were solved or the jobs taken care of under Rod’s leadership, I’m not here to talk about his work ethic. Those qualities and abilities are evident from everyone here today,” Det Acting Insp Leadbetter said.

“However, I would say Rod instantly gained respect and admiration of us all. Rod was not respected because of his rank… He was respected because of the man he was.”

He said there was nothing more important to Det Insp Kemp than his family, including his two grandchildren.

“Rod was the ultimate caring boss,” Det Acting Insp Leadbetter said.

Police Commissioner Ian Stewart delivered the police valedictory.

nspector Lee Jeffries (left) and inspector Peter Doyle (right) arrive with fellow police officers at the Memorial Service for Detective Inspector Rod Kemp, The Chandler Theatre, Chandler. Photographer: Liam Kidston.
Inspector Lee Jeffries (left) and inspector Peter Doyle (right) arrive with fellow police officers at the Memorial Service for Detective Inspector Rod Kemp, The Chandler Theatre, Chandler. Photographer: Liam Kidston.

Son Alex Kemp said his dad would have turned 57-years-old yesterday.

“We will knew dad was the pick of them, he was obviously a good police man but can I tell you he was a better husband and father,” he said.

Mr Kemp said his dad loved being in the police service.

“The timing and circumstances of dad’s death are tragic and he deserved a lot better but don’t think for one minute he died an unhappy man,” he said.

“He could have not been loved anymore and he loved his job.”

The family held a private funeral on Wednesday.

The service also included a photo montage of moments in Kemp’s life.


Today Qld Police and the police community lost a true gentleman and leader. On what was to be his last day in the job before retiring from a remarkable career, Detective Inspector Rod Kemp was taken from his family and his police brothers and sisters from a suspected heart attack.

Rod was a well respected leader, detective and above all else a good decent bloke who always put his staff first and above what was expected of him.

Our thoughts are with Rods family dealing with a sudden loss of him at a time that should have been one of celebration.

Vale Detective Inspector Rod Kemp – Qld Police Service.

Colin Bell Rest in Peace Rod, condolences to his family.

Naomi Baldwin

Naomi Baldwin Our thoughts & prayers are with his family ,friends & colleagues at this sad & difficult time . RIP sir & thank you for your service ?

Ted Collins

Ted Collins So unfair. Dedicated. Rest in peace sir. Duty done. What a shame. Condolences from the blue line of nsw .

Christopher Busch

Christopher Busch He never promised us that life would be fair, just that it would be worth it, and I would say that this man’s life truly was “worth it”.

Dee Cee

Dee Cee R.I.P brother. Your job here is done.

Toni Leanne Davies

Toni Leanne Davies Hell it sucks, rip now. You deserve it!

Liana Stewart

Liana Stewart RIP God bless you

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Les Melville

Les Melville Rod Kemp was a man that loved his family and stood by his brothers and sisters in blue. Rank was not an issue with him, because he related to the person. He was a true friend to his mates, he was a true boss to his troops and above all, was a caring and honest man. Personally, I always saw him as a friendly, open and understanding man. Very much Respect, and, Vale Rod Kemp.

Debbie Fennell

Debbie Fennell Les, your words describe Rob perfectly especially that rank was not an issue with him, because he related to the person. Well said.

Brett William

Brett William Well said Uncle Les!!!

Tony Lohmann

Tony Lohmann A perfect description of a true gentleman and honourable officer. RIP Rod.

George Bernhard Shaw

George Bernhard Shaw He really was one of the good guys and a true gentleman

Wendy Webster

Wendy Webster Here Here to all of these words

Peter Scott

Peter Scott Not what I’ve heard …

Sandra Weijters

Sandra Weijters He also treated admin staff with great respect as well, thank you for the person you were.

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Kylie Warburton

Kylie Warburton R.I.P. blue brother as your watch is over!

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David Edwards

David Edwards I’m so thankful to have known Rod over many years and have had the pleasure of spending many good times with him and his family at bbqs, race meetings and a couple of wild fishing trips. It was only a few weeks ago where our paths crossed once again atSee More

Carly Braggermeister

Carly Braggermeister Anyone who ever worked with Rod knew what what a great person and police officer he was. My heart sank deep when I heard this news. The world is a little bit worse off today. Thank you Rod Kemp for all you have done for me during my career. Some people are givers, others takers. Rod was a giver. Rest in peace mate.

Netty Hall

Netty Hall A truly well respected boss, Kempy would always stop and have a chat to any ranking officer in passing. He would often joke about the comedy Summer Heights High with me but most of all would talk about his family and grand children with joy. A genuine See More

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Sonia Anderson

Sonia Anderson I am so very saddened. Rod was such a warm, caring, beautiful man. He led the investigation into the murder of my daughter, Bianca Faith Girven. Rod was so respectful, the gentlest of men. I am sure my Bianca is giving Rod a hug right now. My love to Rod’s family and colleagues. He served well ?

Shayne Maxwell

Shayne Maxwell Rod was a champion bloke. He was loyal to his officers and a great supporter of the Qld Police Union of Employees. Thanks Rod. Your were a true brother in blue. May God call you into arms in Heaven. RIP

Jon Birt

Jon Birt In about 7 years at SBD CIB, I never once remember seeing you without a warm smile and the time to say hello and have a chat. Such an intelligent, genuine, fair, friendly and caring man, these traits made you a great leader of men and your troops alwaySee More

Manny Pap

Manny Pap It was one the of saddest days of my life yesterday having spoken to Rod in the morning and an hour later attending and reporting on his death. I do have the wonderful memory of having a laugh with him when we spoke. He will be missed.

Kay Muddiman

Kay Muddiman Heartbreaking to read. RIP Detective Inspector Rod Kemp, and sincere condolences to your family. Life can be truly unfair.

Kya Lee

Kya Lee Unbelievably sad, I cannot fathom that after lifetime of serving and sacrificing for his State and the people of it, his life was ripped from him the day he was due to begin his retirement. Yet those in society, who contribute nothing continue to breath and contribute nothing. May you be resting in peace D/Insp Kemp.

Noel Stehbens

Noel Stehbens Went to the academy and was sworn in with Rod. Was a great police officer and a true gentleman. It was a privilege to have known him. RIP Rod your life has been cut so short. Condolences to all your family and friends.

Diane King

Diane King Such a shame to give your working life to a job like that and not get to enjoy the golden years at all. Hope he wasn’t alone at the end. RIP

Shannon Newson

Shannon Newson Rest in peace. Our thoughts, love and prayers go out to the Kemp family, including our very own ‘Kempy’ from our blue line family.

Greg Smith

Greg Smith RIP Sir. For your brothers and sisters in blue you will be sadly missed. To your family and friends my prayers are with you.

David Lane

David Lane So sad mate. Our thoughts with your family. Always with a wry smile no matter what. Great bloke survived by wonderful memories. Auto Theft and the boys, specials at the Norman Hotel and many more. Vale Rod Kemp

Blake Hazeltine
Blake Hazeltine He has done his time in hell the best way one could. He can now rest, and look over all his family and the TBL.
Rest Easy Officer.

Kerrie Leigh Miles

Kerrie Leigh Miles Very Sad & Yes He’ll be Watching Over Them All

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Tonya Carew

Tonya Carew Taken far too soon RIP Rod Kemp. Should have been the first day of his life in retirement Condolences to Rods family and colleagues

Mikal Coolsen

Mikal Coolsen RIP Sir, you were a down to earth decent bloke who had time for anyone from all ranks. A true gentleman that will be sadly missed. My thoughts go out to the Kemp family. They no doubt will now be feeling the embrace of the blue family.

Bonnie Dovaston

Bonnie Dovaston Having had Rod as a customer at our coffee shop, my heart sank when i heard the news today. He always talked of his family with great pride, & was always respected by the people around him. He will be greatly missed. From Bonnie at Astro Petes cafe

Bear Casson

Bear Casson RIP old mate from your mates from your old school years , was a top bloke then ,have not seen Rod for decades but by the messages on here he never lost that gift of being a top bloke. Cheers to you Rod up there I’m sure you will be still looking over everyone down here. To his family we are sorry for your loss

Kate Pausina

Kate Pausina Missing you so much already Kempy. You were a great boss & and an even better person. We will remember your wicked sense of humour & and infectious laugh.

Bec Bailey

Bec Bailey Thoughts and prayers are being sent to his family, friends and QPS. May his spirit fly free and peace be his keeper

Michelle Saunderson

Michelle Saunderson Wow what a tribute …. Inspector Kemp you were well respected and well loved – although I only worked with you a few times it was always a pleasure – a great tribute to a great man – RIP – you will be missed greatly

Ivan Bennison

Ivan Bennison RIP. So sad for his family on a day that should have been the start of a new phase in his life. Condolence to his family and blue family.

Adam Anthony

Adam Anthony RIP kind sir, thank you for your service protecting our lives and property. Thoughts for your family, friends and colleagues

Mel Starkas

Mel Starkas Rest in peace and vale Rod. You were one of the good ones. Thoughts are with his family and close friends.

Jess JJ

Jess JJ I cannot imagine the pain his family must be going through on a day that was supposed to be a celebration. A lovely man taken too soon. RIP Sir.

Grant James

Grant James I had the pleasure of working with Rod on several occasions. He was a true gentleman and a great boss who took a genuine interest in his staff. Such a sad loss made even more tragic by the timing RIP mate

Eve Kerlin

Eve Kerlin My heart and thoughts goes out to Rods family. What a senseless tragedy. Rod was a great friend and workmate of my late husband Stewart, he was truly one of the good ones. So sad.

Samantha Dawson

Samantha Dawson Respect for our men & women of Australia’s police force . An unforgiving job at times which doesn’t always receive the admiration it deserves

Leigh Allingham

Leigh Allingham How sad is that, he died on his last day in the job. Condolences to his family & friends & may he RIP in the skies above.

George Lewis

George Lewis This is overwhelmingly sad. This dear man, had worked so hard, given so much. The fragility of life in sharp focus. Thank you for your service. Sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.

Whitney Jane

Whitney Jane We will miss you, Uncle Rod. Never forgotten xx

Ben Mawhinney

Ben Mawhinney RIP Sir and it was a privledge to know and work alongside you. You will be sadly missed and with honour you served.

Mark Pryer

Mark Pryer Kempy was the boss we all wanted and I was thankful to have been under his command.

Although the QPS lost one of our favourites his family have lost so much more and our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time.

Mark Slater

Mark Slater R.I.P. Truly a sad day for family, friends and the QPS. A true gentleman who deserved so much more from life.

Irene Swain

Irene Swain Condolences to his family, friends and work mates RIP Rod Kemp and thank you for being there for us, the public

Pam Robson

Pam Robson Rod was a true gentleman …pleasure to have known and worked with him….condolences to Rods family ….RIP gentleman xx

Clayton Sinclair

Clayton Sinclair I recently retired and my wife and I have plans and we are so upset for Rod and his family. The thin blue line just lost an invaluable part of the chain.

Ian Fischer

Ian Fischer I’ve worked as a volunteer with the QPS for over 22 years and have nothing but respect and admiration for the vast majority of Officers! A tragedy to happen on the last day of work, life’s kind of not fair sometimes!

Edward-Keg Paroz

Edward-Keg Paroz Life is not always fair and in this case a tragedy. RIP sir, your tour is over. Condolences to your family, friends and colleagues.

CJ Bird

CJ Bird He was a great person. He will be truly missed. RIP Sir.

Sesilia Kafaloto Andrews

Sesilia Kafaloto Andrews RIP to a dedicated officer, leader and brother in blue. Praying and sincere condolences to your family .. #RESTINPEACE

Bec Thompson

Bec Thompson RIP Sir. Your watch is over. Sincerest condolences to your nearest and dearest and the greater police family.

Anne Winterflood

Anne Winterflood Our community is a little worse off today with the loss of Rod. Our thoughts and love goes out to Kathy and family, Una, Russell, Julie and Mark. xx

Jaimielee Wilson

Jaimielee Wilson So so sorry jenna, alex, hayley and Kathy. Uncle Rod was a beautiful man and will be sorely missed. Lots of love xoxoxx

Gayle Mcdowall

Gayle Mcdowall Such terrible news for the family your job is done mate RIP My most sincere condolences to the family and friends

Judy Somerville Walsh

Judy Somerville Walsh My Goodness, I cant believe that this has happened we lived beside them for 10 years, he was such a lovely fellow and to happened on his last day of work. I am just stunned…..

Chris Lewis

Chris Lewis Iam gutted to think this man, who gave so much to the community, did not get to enjoy the fruits of his labour. This is truely a sad day!

Jason Conroy

Jason Conroy I did not know you Rod or your family. I mean absolutely no disrespect when i say this but, I want to echo Leif Hovland‘s comment, this is truly fucked!! To me this proves there is no god! A man who was a great worker, mate, boss, leader who sacrificedSee More

Gail Wilshire

Gail Wilshire That is a beautiful poem, I wish I could share it on facebook, for all the policemen out there. BEAUTIFUL.

Jason Conroy

Jason Conroy Gail Wilshire here you go.

The policeman stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining. Just as brightly as his brass.|By Terrance D Martin
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Danielle Baldock

Danielle Baldock Thoughts with QPS and his family and friends. RIP Sir.

Julie Pryer

Julie Pryer R.I.P Rod Kemp and condolences to his family, he will be missed by all

Zabrina Clark

Zabrina Clark RIP Sir. Great bloke, great boss, lovely to talk to. So glad our professional paths crossed. You will be missed dearly by all. Sympathies to you family & friends.

Melanie Hickson

Melanie Hickson RIP Detective Inspector Kemp.. Thinking of all of you who worked with him and his family.. X

Rita Morrison

Rita Morrison So sad to loose a good man especially when he and his family had so much to look forward too

Sue Dawson

Sue Dawson So sad. A true gentleman who will be missed. My thought are with his family.

Stephen Crouch

Stephen Crouch So sad, RIP Detective Inspector Kemp. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Chris Eastment

Chris Eastment Was that Rod Kemp from GHS? In the year ahead of us Narelle Smith?

Narelle Smith

Narelle Smith Yes indeed Chris Eastment. Handsome and funny.

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Audrey White

Audrey White R.I.P Detective Inspector Rod Kemp.

Lynda Trotter

Lynda Trotter As the wife of an officer who himself has very recently retired…..this news is very tragic. My heartfelt prayers to his family and friends.

Shivaugn Barclay

Shivaugn Barclay RIP Sir. Thoughts are with your family, friends and colleagues

Belinda Veziroglu

Belinda Veziroglu RIP, prayers for his family and to those who loved him ?

Don Schouten

Don Schouten Thoughts are with the family of such a thoroughly good and decent bloke. Why is it that all the good ones are taken to soon. Just gutted to hear such sad news.

Melanie Duda

Melanie Duda RIP, condolences to his family blood and blue.

Kym M Charlton

Kym M Charlton Oh, how sad. He was a fine officer. Condolences to his family and colleagues.

Ellie Humphris

Ellie Humphris RIP Sir. Such a tragedy for his family, friends and work colleagues. Sending thoughts and prayers.

Lisa Parry

Lisa Parry So sad, known to our family, my condolences to Rod’s family…to soon and too sudden

James Aaron

James Aaron Rip and much love to the kemp family

Susanne Hughes

Susanne Hughes Rip what a great man you are we stand for you x

Craig Sculli

Craig Sculli Rip… May you have some peace now n watch over us all from above…

P.g. Mac

P.g. Mac a wonderful work colleague. My heart goes out to Cathy Howard and family. Aldo to the rids work friends and community he served so well. G

Shelley Greene

Shelley Greene We are so saddened to hear this news. Sending our love, support and wishes onto all affected and Rod’s lovely family xx

Hosie Family

Hosie Family R.I.P brother your watch is over rest now and take your place on the beat in heaven.

Karina Tres

Karina Tres Thoughts are with your family and friends

Teigan Carrera
Teigan Carrera RIP. Prayers to his family and friends.
Thank you for walking the thin blue line. ?

Gaye Jordan

Gaye Jordan This is way too sad.. RIP Sir.. Thank you for all your dedication and deepest condolences to your family

Craig Horacio Hermanigildo Wanty

Craig Horacio Hermanigildo Wanty The world has lost a true gentleman RIP Rodney

Claire Peace

Claire Peace That’s so sad, i have heard this happen so many times people just retired and there heart gives , it’s as if the stress of the job just subsides and the body can’t handle time massive change, so sad for this family cxx

Trish Gilluley

Trish Gilluley Heartbreakinggod bless his family.

Amy Canavan

Amy Canavan So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and Prayers are with your Family and Friends.

Alex Pagonis

Alex Pagonis Genuinely loved & respected leader in the most difficult line of work on earth . RIP Kempy

Deb Does Track

Deb Does Track Rest in peace Sir. Our thoughts go out to the Kemp family.

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Gerard Hobbs

Gerard Hobbs One of nature’s true gentleman.

Kristy Beaumont

Kristy Beaumont Thank you for your service sir. Your duty is done. May you rest in peace ?

Jackie Warn

Jackie Warn RIP sir. Thankyou for your service. You’re family in blue will take care of things.

Penny Schurr

Penny Schurr With Honour you served, Sir. RIP our brother in blue

Bill Fortier

Bill Fortier Rest in Peace Brother we honour you…

Mike Sierra

Mike Sierra RIP sir, a true gent and a top bloke, no one had a bad word to say about him. Gutted, a very sad day

Maria Vierveyzer

Maria Vierveyzer Such sad news! My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.

Claire Danvers

Claire Danvers RIP so sad to have died on his last day of duty. Condolences to his family, friends and associates.

Ren Nay

Ren Nay RIP sir. My thoughts are with your family!

Paulie Cameron

Paulie Cameron RIP sir such a sad loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to family, friends and fellow colleagues.

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Lisa Bowman

Lisa Bowman Such a sad loss!! Such a wonderful person, my heart goes out to his family

Mark Gaw

Mark Gaw Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Hayley

Debbie Waters

Debbie Waters Thats is s terrible loss to a family who deserved to spend the rest of this gentlemen well deserved retirement

Nikki Lee

Nikki Lee Very sad. Thoughts to his his family & friends.

Doug Murdoch

Doug Murdoch Had the pleasure of Rod’s company back in his Warwick days..He was such a great bloke…farewell

Debbie Wharton

Debbie Wharton Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and work colleagues at this difficult time xo

Amanda Kidd

Amanda Kidd Sending love and thoughts to his family and friends. Xo

Francine Rigby

Francine Rigby RIP Sir. Sincere condolences to his beautiful family.

Lynette Flay

Lynette Flay A cruel twist of fate. RIP Rod, and God bless your family.

Kym Breeze

Kym Breeze Wishes to all that knew him, that is so sad to hear. x

Deborah Holland

Deborah Holland A very sad loss. Thank you Rod for all you did for my family – for my niece Bianca Faith Girven. Rest peacefully

Kate Barry

Kate Barry Love and thoughts to the Kemp family xxx

Narelle Smith

Narelle Smith I went to school with Rod. My thoughts are with family and friends. Very sad. Greg Smith

Wil Cooper

Wil Cooper Thank you for your tireless service to the community. Rest in Peace

Jo Swan

Jo Swan I sat with him in science at high school.. Proud of whom he became.. But too young to go

Denise King

Denise King RIP Kempy. Condolences to your family. Such a beautiful person.

Dawn Currey

Dawn Currey Prayers and thoughts to family, friends and colleagues at this time.

Stacey Gabrych

Stacey Gabrych How very sad… Sending love and prayers to his loved ones and colleagues.

Karen Elford

Karen Elford So very sad. Thinking of your family during this hard time. He sounded like such a terrific man.

Lisa Brockwell

Lisa Brockwell So sad. RIP Rod. Such a lovely gentle man. Thinking of you Kathy, and all the Kemp family x

Jessica Jane Rossmann

Jessica Jane Rossmann RIP Sir, taken before you could enjoy the fruit of your labour.

Clayton Luke

Clayton Luke I remember DI Kemp to be a really friendly man. RIP and condolences to family. Awfully sad news.

Helen Wyatt

Helen Wyatt My thoughts are with the family…taken too soon. RIP Sir

Simone Clark

Simone Clark Oh no how sad, my condolences to the family n friends.

Spearing Rachel

Spearing Rachel That is so sad. Another great man taken too early.

Cheddar Kuhney

Cheddar Kuhney RIP Sir. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time.

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Jamie Leopard

Jamie Leopard RIP, condolences to the family – he didn’t get to walk off gently into the night!

Damian Callander

Damian Callander Condolences from all the Aussies in the MET Police in London!!!!

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Leisa Pullar

Leisa Pullar Thoughts and prayers for you Rod….thank you

Barry Graham

Barry Graham Very very sad, our thoughts are with his family at this time. The day you join ‘The Job’ a little note should be written at the bottom page of your life reading something like ‘Because of the sacrifices you made protecting others from the evil we know exists you are entitled to retire and have a long and happy retirement’

Bonnie Jade

Bonnie Jade Rest easy! Thanks for all you did for my family

Glen Antonie

Glen Antonie That is very sad news. RIP sir. We have lost one of the greats.

Michelle Coggers

Michelle Coggers RIP Insp. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family Hayley (hugs)

Neil Maclean

Neil Maclean Very sad. Our thoughts are with your family Kempy. You will be missed.

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Nathan Snell

Nathan Snell Now that is just plain unfair. Thin Blue Line thins again..

Leif Hovland
Leif Hovland Sorry, but to put it bluntly, that’s fucked!!
This job takes years off your life, I love it but I want to retire one day and have a good few quality years out of the job!!!
RIP sir, condolences to his family!!!

Kim Lambert

Kim Lambert My initial reaction, exactly as yours

Chele Clifton

Chele Clifton Happens far too often. This is my biggest fear for my ex husband

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Fiona Kibble

Fiona Kibble RIP Sir, you served well and good. My condolences to your family at this tragic time.

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David Parascandalo

David Parascandalo RIP boss. A great leader and a very decent bloke.

Lucylu Simmons

Lucylu Simmons RIP thank you for the comment to our community forever in your family’s hearts

Meg McArthur

Meg McArthur No words. Very, very sad. You will be missed Kempy x

Michelle Schneider

Michelle Schneider Very very sad. A true gentleman. Love to Cathy and family xxx

Maree Teys

Maree Teys So sad. Our thoughts are with your family

Joy Henderson

Joy Henderson So bloody sad, especially for his family!

Linda Schultz

Linda Schultz Rip. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family.???

Giovanni Pietropaolo

Giovanni Pietropaolo Sincere condolences to family and friend’s

Ray Doyle

Ray Doyle Such a lovely fella, so unfair. RIP Kempy.

Gurn Mets

Gurn Mets Condolences to his family, colleges & friends, RIP Sir.

Tiffany Salinas

Tiffany Salinas Very sad news. Our condolences to his family and friends. Sending prayers

Jeannie Noidea
Jeannie Noidea Most of all….A Gentleman
Cheers Kempy x

Diane Dunn

Diane Dunn Deepest sympathy to all of his family.

Debbie Hicks

Debbie Hicks Very sad news. Condolences to his family and friends.

Carol Davis

Carol Davis I remember Rod at Westlawn School, he was a great guy even back then. So terribly sad

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Suze Rogers

Suze Rogers RIP Sir, Thoughts are with your family.

Julie de Paauw

Julie de Paauw That’s awful. Poor fella never even got to enjoy his retirement. RIP

Bernie Meehan

Bernie Meehan So sad condolences to Kathy and family he was a top bloke.

Artie Van Panhuis

Artie Van Panhuis Tragedy. A very sad loss for everyone. Our thoughts and prayers for family and loved ones.

Paul Bagnall

Paul Bagnall RIP Sir your duty is done. We will remember you always. Lest we forget.

David Simpson

David Simpson A tragic loss, a real champion, RIP Kempy

Kaz Norton

Kaz Norton Happens a lot, is almost as if with their job over, so are they! Very hard for the family’s

Sammy McBride

Sammy McBride RIP, condolences to all family and friends – with honor he served

Rebecca McDonald

Rebecca McDonald It’s terrible that it didn’t get to enjoy one day of retirement. A lovely man. RIP Sir.

Carolyn Brunker

Carolyn Brunker Thoughts and prayers for all

Wayne Mason

Wayne Mason Our thoughts go out to the Kemp family during this most tragic time – R.I.P.

Minnie Ann

Minnie Ann Terrible news. Condolences to Rod’s family.

Chrissie McLeod

Chrissie McLeod So very sad, condolences to family and friends.

Pam Woods

Pam Woods Cannot believe the sad news! Our thoughts and wishes are with you all.

Colin Naylor

Colin Naylor Thank you for your selfless service! RIP. Families are forever

Tony Turner

Tony Turner Very sad. Condolences to family and RIP Inspector Kemp

Arena Percival

Arena Percival Heartbreaking to read what happened, so sad

Kerrie Elaine Farleigh

Kerrie Elaine Farleigh That is really sad! Prayers with the family and work mates!

Dana Jennings

Dana Jennings How sad, after all those years of service to be denied his just reward. R.I.P.

Marlene Grayston
Marlene Grayston My condolences to the family

Dylan Gray

Dylan Gray Shannon Gray exactly what we were talking about the other day. So sad and shitty.

Joanne Lockhart

Joanne Lockhart R.I.P. Thank you for your protection and service frown emoticon

Peter Kennedy

Peter Kennedy RIP Rod thinking of you at this sad time Cathy and family xxx

Tracey Davey Chase

Tracey Davey Chase So so sad ? Just about to relax and enjoy retirement. Not fair!!

Leah Evangelisti

Leah Evangelisti Thinking of you all. Alex Kemp and Laura Kemp x

Tedd E Mac

Tedd E Mac RIP Sir. your dedicated life deserved so much more than this

Kylie Blumson

Kylie Blumson What a wonderful officer and great team player. You will be sadly missed. RIP

Shane Blank

Shane Blank What happend .please pas on respects

Tracey Lynch

Tracey Lynch Absolutely tragic, condolences to all

Ali Ridgwell

Ali Ridgwell So sorry to read this post. Our heartfelt thoughts prayers and support to Rod’s family and friends and to our interstate colleagues in Blue. Thank you for your dedication and time to the Force. RIP in the arms of Angels. ?

Richard Handel
Richard Handel Such a sad sad time for this Man’s family and friends,
To do such inportant and selfless work for Mankind.
He is now on that permanent ‘Retirement’ holiday…..

Matt Krieghoff

Matt Krieghoff RIP, and thank you for your service.

Gay Jeffries

Gay Jeffries How very sad. Deepest sympathy to his family and loved ones.

Bill Lovini

Bill Lovini RIP officer. Condolences to your family and to colleagues and friends. Thank you for your diligence in caring and looking after our community

Tom Eadie

Tom Eadie Condolences to the family

Brayden Douglas

Brayden Douglas My deepest condolences.

I do just want to check though… He seriously was one day from retirement? Like every cop ever to die in a movie?

Sibilla Clifford
Sibilla Clifford Heartfelt sympathy to his loved ones, friends & colleagues.

Natika Wright
Natika Wright Oh what a cruel blow to the family
Thoughts and heartfelt sympathy to them all x

Leanne Smith

Leanne Smith My thoughts are with your family, friends and loved ones. X

Maree Alayne Dickson

Maree Alayne Dickson A wonderful man in EVERY sense RIP Rod Xxx

Jim Bellos

Jim Bellos Beautifully said. Loved by everyone. Taken too soon.

PHsteven Charles

PHsteven Charles A true gentleman and top bloke

Lee Matthews

Lee Matthews Love you uncle Rod xx

Chris Stueybolt Stuart

Chris Stueybolt Stuart My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sorry for your loss Julie Cowie , Mitchel Cowie , Andy Cowie, Lee and Graham.

Mitchel Cowie
Rochelle Morgan

Rochelle Morgan So sorry to hear your sad news guys x

Greg Callander

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Jo Jo Murnane

Jo Jo Murnane RIP Sir, a true gentleman.

Shrek Cahill

Shrek Cahill RIP & Stand Down Sir your work is done.

Michelle Kitchiner

Michelle Kitchiner May he Rest in Peace.

Toni Edwards

Toni Edwards Sincere condolences for your loss

Julie-anne Cross

Julie-anne Cross Hear Hear. A Worthy Man

RossDeb Simpson

RossDeb Simpson Will be sadly missed by all. RIP Rod.

Melina Laria

Melina Laria May he rest in peace.

Jess Neil

Jess Neil Rest in Peace and thank you.

Kelly Neil

Kelly Neil rip sir. thoughts with your family.

Shirley Connor

Shirley Connor RIP Rodney… What a gr8 guy he was

Julie Haseler

Julie Haseler RIP Kempy….. A wonderful man.

Kerin Goodluckwithat Souey

Kerin Goodluckwithat Souey No rhymes, no reasons. Rest In Peace. ?

John Dallow
Cameron Pope

Cameron Pope Just plain sad and wrong …. RIP Sir

Neil Purvis

Neil Purvis RIP brother in blue.

Bettina Wilson

Bettina Wilson Rest in peace. You will be missed

Adrian Sala

Adrian Sala A great boss and a genuinely good bloke to know and work for…RIP

Joe Aboud

Joe Aboud RIP Rod. A tragic loss.

Cheryl Stallwood
Cheryl Stallwood R.I.P
Sad for family, police family& friends frown emoticon

Pete Vincent
Ramona De Silva O'Rourke

Ramona De Silva O’Rourke What a shock, very sad.

Joy Tardent
Karan Hibbs
Cindy Buchan

Cindy Buchan Thoughts and heartfelt gratitude

Crystal Lee

Crystal Lee RIP sir u will be missed

JT Bell

JT Bell We will miss you Kempy

Jacqui Meggitt

Jacqui Meggitt How devastating. May you rest peacefully Sir.

Mary Oneill

Mary Oneill Life can keep so cruel, R.I.P .

PG Bags

PG Bags RIP, devastatingly sad.

Lorraine Colton Harris

Lorraine Colton Harris Aaaaawwww how sad RIP

Philip Harling

Philip Harling I’m so sorry to hear that!

Katrina Cambridge

Katrina Cambridge So unfair. Prayers for his family xx

DA Ahearn

DA Ahearn Absolutely tragic frown emoticon

Melissa Gillam

Melissa Gillam how sad. Condolences to his family.

Daniel Haddadi

Daniel Haddadi RIP sir , u will be missed

Kim Henderson
Kathy O'Leary

Kathy O’Leary How unfair!!!! Much love to you all.

Stu Mac

Stu Mac RIP, what a tragedy.

Dennis Hayes

Dennis Hayes RIP Kempy. The post says it all.

Louise Marie

Louise Marie Devastating – RIP Sir

Katie Johns

Katie Johns Thinking of everyone

Liz Cooper

Liz Cooper RIP Rod Kemp…..

Cameron Bell

Cameron Bell RIP. Sir. Thank you for your dedicated service.

Veronica Pullen

Veronica Pullen RIP Sir much respect

Jan Flanders

Jan Flanders This is so sad. RIP Sir.

Audrey Norris

Audrey Norris Words cannot express. ..bye Kempy…..

Neil Passfield

Neil Passfield R.I.P. Sir… Thank you for your protection…

Sharna Howitt-Steven
Brenden Blackford

Brenden Blackford wow that sucks frown emoticon

Denise Maddock
Gary Eddiehausen
Shirley Glover

Shirley Glover RIP sir and thank you

Cranky Ron
Tony Martin

Tony Martin Rip, stand at ease,

Lisa M Herne Tucker

Lisa M Herne Tucker Sorry for his loss

Kylie Griffith

Kylie Griffith So sad. Thank you for your service. RIP XX

Phillip Armstrong

Phillip Armstrong Sorry for your loss

Bunny Warren

Bunny Warren Rest in Peace.

Karen Rose

Karen Rose That’s really sad

Paul Costanza

Paul Costanza RIP. Thank you for your service.

Melz Belz

Melz Belz An absolute tragedy. RIP sir.

Lisa Susan

Lisa Susan Rest in peace

Ben Henderson
Wayne Silver

Wayne Silver RIP blue brother

Ian K Fauth

Ian K Fauth Rest in peace Rod.

Anissa Tessmer

Anissa Tessmer This friggen job

Chris Challis

Chris Challis R.I.P Blue Brother

Millie Dower

Millie Dower Gosh so sad…RIP Kempy. Thoughts & prayers to his family and friends xo

Charlie Hart Heartman
Maria Borg

Maria Borg So sad RIP.

Leigh Martyn

Leigh Martyn Horrible news

Stark Lola

Stark Lola How very sad RIP

Debbie Austin-Flood

Debbie Austin-Flood Very sad and unfair. R.I.P.

Kerri Teri

Kerri Teri Rest easy Sir.

Kevin Thomas

Kevin Thomas Not fair. RIP.

Julie Dobinson

Julie Dobinson So very sad RIP

Peter Crepin
Brendan Blyth
Maria Matheson

Maria Matheson Truly tragic frown emoticon

Renée Mich
Robbie RobRob Danger Lowcock
Ben Johnson
Dan Guppy
Scott Alexander

Scott Alexander Oh my, RIP inspector.

Mick McCrory
Kerrie Leigh Miles
Ange Muir

Ange Muir RIP. So sad.

Tricia Millar
Paul Gordon
Amelie Furler
Kath Watters
Robyn Lovejoy
Donna Murray
Melissa Taylor
Leanne Jacob
Candice Reilly
Rosemary Platen

Rosemary Platen Vale….frown emoticon

Patricia Desmier
Gareth Stewart
Molly Seibel

Molly Seibel Very sad loss

Lisa Hudson
Rhonda Butler Bitschkat
Barbara Donovan
Msl Dalkie
Tara Lea
Jodi Bell
Philippa Gibson
Junelle Doherty
Jo Crossley
Luke John

Luke John Not fair. R.I.P Sir.

Megan Rowe
Rhonda van Kempen
Barb Lewis
Sharon Manson
Judy Percy
David Heck
Angela Waite

Angela Waite So sad .. RIP

Ajay Wilko
Fee Codz
Jo Jo Maree
Barbara Gilders

Barbara Gilders So sad!! R.I.P

Desley Neal

Desley Neal RIP Officer. So sad.

Karen Toms
Paul Wynne

Paul Wynne R.I.P BROTHER.

Jennifer Perring

Jennifer Perring Such a shock. RIP Rod.

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