Australian Police

Australian Police

The Thin Blue Line – Australian Police

2009ArticlesCancerCauseDeceased PoliceFormer PoliceFuneralGenderIllnessLocationMaleNSWOf Church servicePhotosStateUnknownVideoWall of RemembranceYearYes




aka  Wing Nut

New South Wales Police Force

NSW Police Academy – Redfern Class # 149

Joined NSW Police Force via NSW Police Cadet system on 4 February 1974

Cadet # 3001

Regd. #  17209

Rank: NSW Police Cadet – commenced 4 February 1974

Probationary Constable – appointed 21 March 1976

Constable – appointed 21 March 1977

Senior Constable – Discharged H.O.D.

Stations?, Bankstown, Liverpool GD’s – ( 22 Division ) 1976,  Central ( 1 Division ) late 1970’s,

Albury 1980 -1981,  

Tumbarumba 1981 -1985

  Bowral 1985 – 1995

Campbelltown 1995 – 2002

Discharged 2002 ( H.O.D. )

ServiceFrom 4 February 1974  to  ? May 2002 = 28 years Service

Awards: National Medal – granted 28 May 1990 ( SenCon )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 24 March 2000 ( SenCon )

NSW Police Medal – granted ? ? ?

Born:  Thursday  21 March 1957

Died on:  Friday  3 April 2009

Cause: Cancer of the stomach

Age: 52 yrs  13 days

Funeral date:  Thursday  9 April 2009

Funeral location: Uniting Church, Bowral

Buried at: Cremated, ashes taken.

 Memorial at?

Ron was instrumental in starting the push bike

safety program in the Southern Highlands in the late 1980’s

RON is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance * NOT JOB RELATED





May you forever Rest In Peace Ron.


I think Ron used to play in the Carlton Football Premiership for Campbelltown around 1985.

Ron used to also Trade under Ron Hystek Home Handyman in the Southern Highlands, NSW.

Final farewell for loved policeman

MORE than 300 people gathered at Bowral’s Uniting Church last Thursday to remember Highlands policeman Ron Hystek, who recently lost his fight with stomach cancer.

Bowral police honoured the 28-year veteran of the force, who spent a decade walking the beat in Bowral, with a guard of honour.

Following the service Ron’s eldest son Wayne and wife Julie drove the casket on a home-made trailer with a Ulysses motorcycle group escort to Mittagong Showground before the casket was transferred to a hearse.

Senior Constable Hystek joined NSW Police in 1974; he was stationed at Bowral from 1985 to 1995 before transferring to Campbelltown until his discharge in 2002 on medical grounds.

He was awarded the National Medal and the NSW Police Medal.

Wayne Hystek said his father touched a lot of people and the family was “blown away” by the turnout to the service.

Ron Hystek started the Where’s Wally Ron charity to raise funds for cancer and arthritis research after he was diagnosed with stomach cancer in May 2007.

For the full story see the Southern Highland News, Wednesday, April 15

Ulysses Motor Cycle escort of the coffin









The Sydney Morning Herald     Tuesday  10 August 1999   p2

After a shooting incident in 1993, Senior Constable Ronald Hystek refused to wear a firearm or carry handcuffs. He has also had his police driving certification withdrawn for nodding off at the wheel. The 25-year veteran, who has not been fully operational since the shooting, claims the Police Service has discriminated against him over promotions. Constable Hystek has taken the service to the Government and Related Employees Appeal Tribunal, where he wants seven days he took off work last year………

have his medical expenses paid by the Police Service. Constable Hystek won a previous decision before the tribunal over hurt-on-duty leave claims for time he took off in 1994. That leave, he said, was due to stress caused by a faulty departmental investigation into the shooting, for which he was deemed negligent. He had opened fire on the vehicle as it sped through an intersection near Bowral during a pursuit. The hearing continues.


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