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Ronald Walter McGOWN

 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 )


Hank Vanderwaarden 2019 · Found an old photo of what I think was a Sergeants course or First Line Commanders course at Penrith Police Station around mid 1980s. Can't remember all the names but I will give it a try. <span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>Back row</strong></span>: Laurie <strong>Eddy</strong> ( # 16868? ), Greg <strong>Peterson</strong> ( # 15106 ), Warren <strong>Newton</strong> ( # 14491 ), Bob <strong>Murrell</strong> ( # 15864 ), Hank <strong>Vanderwaarden</strong> ( # 20655 ), Ron <strong>Blake</strong> ( # 10029 ). <span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>Middle row</strong></span>: <a href="https://www.australianpolice.com.au/john-robert-thomas-hamer/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>John HAMER</strong></a> - instructor ( # 11103 ), Ernie <strong>Jones</strong> ( # 15468 or # 14515 ) , <strong><a href="https://www.australianpolice.com.au/gary-richard-buckley/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Gary BUCKLEY</a></strong> ( # 16269 ), Ces <strong>Kearney</strong> ( # 16804 ), Ray <strong>Filewood</strong> ( # 15912 ), Dave <strong>Clouston</strong> ( # 16727 ), Alan <strong>Targett</strong> ( # 14196 ), Helmut <strong>Myers</strong> ( # 16359 ). <span style="color: #ff6600;"><strong>Front row</strong></span>: Kieron <strong>Power</strong> ( # 17384 ), John <strong>Findlater</strong> ( # 13571 ), <strong><a href="https://www.australianpolice.com.au/ronald-walter-mcgown/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ron McGOWAN</a></strong> ( # 15631 ), Gordon <strong>Middlemisss</strong> ( # 17058 ), Gary <strong>Winchester</strong> ( # 15414 ), Mal <strong>Roser</strong> ( # 16028 ).
a Sergeants course or First Line Commanders course at Penrith Police Station around mid 1980s. Can’t remember all the names but I will give it a try. Back row: Laurie Eddy ( # 16868? ), Greg Peterson ( # 15106 ), Warren Newton ( # 14491 ), Bob Murrell ( # 15864 ), Hank Vanderwaarden ( # 15760 ), Ron Blake ( # 10029 ). Middle row: John HAMER – instructor ( # 11103 ), Ernie Jones ( # 15468 or # 14515 ) , Gary BUCKLEY ( # 16269 ), Ces Kearney ( # 16804 ), Ray Filewood ( # 15912 ), Dave Clouston ( # 16727 ), Alan Targett ( # 14196 ), Helmut Myers ( # 16359 ). Front row: Kieron Power ( # 17384 ), John Findlater ( # 13571 ), Ron McGOWAN ( # 15631 ), Gordon Middlemisss ( # 17058 ), Gary Winchester ( # 15414 ), Mal Roser ( # 16028 ).