Ronald John FOSTER
aka Ron Foster
Redfern Police Academy Class # 063
New South Wales Police Force
Regd # 8235
Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 26 September 1955? ( 1 month, 12 days at the Academy )( aged 20 years, 7 months, 24 days )
Probationary Constable – appointed 7 November 1955 ( aged 20 years, 9 months, 5 days )
Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Senior Constable – appointed 7 November 1966 ( South Coast District )
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 March 1972
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 1 December 1978
Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 13 November 1981
Inspector – appointed 20 August 1986
Chief Inspector – appointed 13 July 1988 – retirement
Stations: ?, Shellharbour Police Stn ( Cst 1/c ), South Coast District ( 1966 ), ?, O.I.C. Cronulla ( Insp )( 1986 ), Division Commander – Warilla Patrol ( C/Insp.)( 1988 ) – Retirement
Service: From Monday 26 September 1955? to ? ? ? = ?? years Service
Awards: No Find on It’s An Honour
Born: Saturday 2 February 1935
Died on: Tuesday 7 September 2004 – about 9pm
Cause of death: Illness – Leukaemia – Cancer
Age: 69 years, 6 months, 18 days
Location: at home surrounded by family
Funeral date: Saturday 11 September 2004
Funeral location: TBA
Buried at: TBA
Memorial location: TBA
RON is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance
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Funeral location: TBA
Over the weeks leading up to Ron’s death, he sent out a message for all of his mates and friends to go and visit him at his home, with Audrey, at Albion Park.
Over the following weeks, many people turned up and had you not known that he was terminally ill with the Leukaemia, you just wouldn’t have thought he was sick. He was constantly talking and laughing with his friends, but sadly, the energy burned out a little too much and he became very week and eventually succumbed to the Leukaemia and left us in very quick time.
Ron was a truly lovely bloke and boss and was a pleasure to work with or for.
May the old boy be up there and forever Rest In Peace.
1968 – 1969
Parliament of NSW
Report of the Police Department
BRIEF FACTS OF ACTS OF BRAVERY BY POLICE
The facts, briefly, associated with acts of bravery performed by Police during the year 1967 are as set out hereunder.
8. On 27th March, 1967, Senior-Constable Ronald John Foster and Constable Robert Edgar Layton rescued three youths from a cliff face at Macquarie Pass and recovered the body of a fourth who had suffered fatal injuries in a fall from the cliff.
Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), Friday 12 August 1988 (No.132), page 4257
NEW SOUTH WALES POLICE FORCE
Commissioned Officer Appointments
HIS Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, has approved of the undermentioned Commissioned Officer appointments, effective from the dates indicated:
Inspector, Patrol Commander, Woy Woy
Senior Sergeant Raymond John Greentree, date of entry on duty.
Chief Inspector, Division Commander, Warilla Inspector Ronald John Foster, date of entry on duty.
Inspector, Patrol Commander, Wagga Wagga
Senior Sergeant Kevin Jack Wales, date of entry on duty.
Inspector, Patrol Commander, Mascot Sergeant Kevin Rafferty, date of entry on duty.
(6335) Minister for Police and Emergency Services.