Ronald Walter McGOWN
( late of Blackheath )
Joined NSW Police Force via NSW Police Cadet system on 22 February 1971
Cadet # 2697
Redfern Police Academy Class # 132
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 15631
Rank: NSW Police Cadet – started 22 February 1971 ( 17 yrs 5 days old )
Probationary Constable – appointed 6 February 1973 ( 19 years old )
Constable 1st Class – appointed 6 February 1978
Senior Constable – appointed 6 February 1982
Final Rank: ?
Stations: ?, Blacktown ( 1970’s – 1980’s ), Penrith HWP ( 1980’s ), either Springwood or Katoomba, Lithgow ( G.D’s & Rescue Squad ) – death
Service: From 22 February 1971 to 10 June 1998 = 27+ years Service
Awards: National medal – granted 21 August 1989
1st Clasp to National medal – granted 4 May 1998
Born: Saturday 6 February 1954
Died on: Wednesday 10 June 1998
Cause: Liver Cancer – died within 3 months of diagnosis
Age: 44 years, 4 months, 4 days
Funeral date: ? June 1998
Funeral location: Leura Crematorium
Buried at: Cremated
Memorial at: Leura Crematorium
RON IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance
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Rons’ cancer was deemed a HOD from a rescue response incident in Blacktown to a chemical spill.
Trevor Watkins was also a Rescue Operator who attended the same incident and died some time before Ron of the same cancer. Doctors linked the 2 Police to the same chemical spill event.
Trevor, however, is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance.