Roger Peter BERGAMIN
Late of Tumbi Umbi, NSW
Father to Mark Bergamin, NSWPF # 21953 &
Garry BERGAMIN ProCst # 99533
NSW Police Training Centre Redfern – Class # 095A
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 10682
Service: From ? ? ? to ? March 1991 = 28 years Service ? ? ?
Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on ? ? ?
Probationary Constable – appointed Monday 13 May 1963 0 Aged 27 years, 10 months, 14 days )
Constable – appointed 13 May 1964
Constable 1st Class – appointed 13 May 1968
Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( NO )
Senior Constable – appointed 13 May 1972
Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 30 July 1979
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 1 December 1985
Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Final Rank = Senior Sergeant – Optional Retirement
Stations: Liverpool ( 22 Division )( GDs )( 1963 – 1/10/77 ), Fairfield ( 34 Division )( GDs )( 2/10/77 – 8/12/79 ), Cabramatta ( 34 Division )( GDs ) ( 9/12/79 – Optional Retirement – March 1991 )
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Awards: National Medal – granted 20 January 1981 (
Det? Sgt )
1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 17 March 1989 ( Sgt )
Commendations: 1/ Commended for his part played in the search for Monica SCHOFIELD, Missing from Heathcote Hostel from 17 June 1963 and whose body was subsequently found buried in the bush on the 25 June 1963.
N.T.W. ALLAN, Commissioner of Police 9 April 1964.
2/ Highly commended for his outstanding courage and devotion to duty at Canley Vale on 23 November, 1981, when in the company of Sergeant 1/c E.G. Woolaston, he confronted Abdel Rahman Dehen who pointed a loaded .22 calibre rifle, with which he had just shot and seriously wounded his wife, in his direction.
The offender complied with a demand to drop the weapon and the Sergeant rushed forward and was able, with the assistance of other Police, to handcuff and arrest him.
A later examination of the offender’s weapon revealed a live bullet had jammed in the breech.
Awarded the Commissioner’s Commendation
C.R. ABBOTT, Commissioner, 20 December 1982.
Born: Saturday 29 June 1935
Died on: Sunday 18 April 2021
Age: 85 years, 9 months, 20 days
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Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( April 2021 )
ROGER is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance * NOT JOB RELATED
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May they forever Rest In Peace
I worked with Roger a lot of the time when I was a Constable and he, a Senior Constable, from Fairfield and Cabramatta ( 34 Division ) and he was a great bloke to work with and we would often end up at his place or out watching his two sons playing their sport on a weekend.
I often thought of Roger.
May you forever Rest In Peace mate.
Greg ‘ Cal ‘ Callander
NSWPF # 17463
1975 – 2004
Upon joining NSWPF, Roger was 5′ 9.5″ tall, 11 stone 10 lb, with hazel eyes, black hair and a dark complexion. He was born in Surry Hills, NSW & was married.
Prior to NSWPF he was a Storeman for 5 years, a Shop assistant for 4 months and a Junior Porter with the NSW Govt. Railway for 3 years .
He passed his:
Cst 1/c exam on 2 September 1965
Sergeant 3rd Class exam on 13 May 1976 after having failed it on 15 May 1975.
His Driver Training for GD cars and Utes ( Bull Wagons ) on 10 December 1963 and was Approved to drive GD Utes and light trucks on 29 January 1964.
He was also Approved to ride Solo cycles on 8 October 1963.
He obtained a mark of 86.25% at completion of Training Class # 95A at the Police Training Centre, Redfern.
He obtained 21 w.p.m. ( Words Per Minute ) in his typing test on 19 August 1963.
He also completed a three day course in Civil Defence Course # 11 on 13 May 1964.
Successfully completed his Sergeant Course, # 3 of Class 1/1979.