Ronald Walter McGOWN

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 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

ServiceFrom  22 February 1971  to 10 June 1998 = 27+ years Service

AwardsNational 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

Rescue 27 ( Blacktown ) Ron McGOWN,
Rescue 27 ( Blacktown )  1980
Ron McGOWN

 

Rescue 27 ( Blacktown ) Ron McGOWN, Henry LEVY, Col KELSON
Rescue 27 ( Blacktown )  1980
Ron McGOWN, Henry LEVY, Col KELSON

 

Located at Leura Memorial Gardens
Located at Leura Memorial Gardens

RON IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

Touch plate at the National Police Wall of Remembrance, Canberra
Touch plate at the National Police Wall of Remembrance, Canberra

 

Ronald Walter McGOWN
Believed to be hanging in Blacktown Police Station.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal

 

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.


 

Cadets - Class 10 / 1972
Cadets – Class 10 / 1972  ( Class 132 )

 

 

 

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