Stephen David Clifford PEPPERELL

Stephen David Clifford PEPPERELL

NSW Police Cadet # 2754

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  16054[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  NSW Police Cadet – commenced 6 December 1971

Probationary Constable – appointed 23 November 1973

Constable 1st Class – appointed 23 November 1978

Senior Constable – appointed 23 November 1982

Final Rank = Senior Constable – Death

Stations?, Tamworth ( 1980 – 1982 ), Kootingal ( 1982 – death ) ( 25 years at the ONE Station )

ServiceFrom  6 December 1971  to  ? ? 2007 = 36 years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 28 May 1990

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 24 March 2000

Born:  23 November 1954

Died on? October 2007

Cause:  Motor Vehicle Accident – Motor Cycle – Off Duty – Private cycle

Age:  53

Funeral date:  19 October 2007

Funeral location:  St Paul’s Anglican Church, Tamworth

Buried at?


PROUDLY REMEMBERED: Senior Constable Stephen Pepperell has been honoured with the unveiling of an official police memorial in Sydney. Photo: Supplied
PROUDLY REMEMBERED: Senior Constable Stephen Pepperell has been honoured with the unveiling of an official police memorial in Sydney. Photo: Supplied

Memorial: NSW Police force Service Memorial Wall, Sydney Police Centre, Surry Hills, D34 ( left wall )



 [alert_blue]STEPHEN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_blue] * Not Job related






Big crowd farewells Kootingal policeman


Hundreds of people have packed St Paul’s Anglican Church in Tamworth, in north-west New South Wales, for the funeral today of long serving Kootingal policeman Steve Pepperell.

The crowd at this morning’s service was told of a family man who faced tragedy in his life, but who also made an enormous contribution to the police service since his induction in the early 1970s.

Senior Constable Pepperell was killed in a motorbike accident last week, sending shockwaves through the community he had served for many years.

The overflowing crowd watched the service on big screen TVs that had been placed outside the church.

The head of the Tamworth-based Oxley local area command, Tony Jefferson, says he remembers an officer who trained many young officers, who in turn have made a large contribution to the police service.

“He’d walk in here when he’d report to Tamworth with this devilish smirk on his face, and you’d never know what he’d been up to,” he said.

He says he will miss Senior Constable Pepperell’s roguish sense of humour.



Kootingal police officer honoured on memorial plaque

“So we have a lot of respect and gratitude towards the police, and appreciation that after seven years they continue to remember Dad. It is a really nice tribute.”

It was also his work outside the force  made him a familiar face around Kootingal.

Senior Constable Pepperell  was member and president of the Kootingal Lions Club, president of Kootingal Bowling Club, a Group 4 referee and also an avid Harley-Davidson rider.

He continues to be honoured with the Steve Pepperell Memorial Shield football match, which is played annually in Kootingal and raises funds for the Cancer Council – a cause close to his heart after he suffered Hodgkin’s lymphoma.






2017 Steve Pepperell Memorial Shield Day
2017 Steve Pepperell Memorial Shield Day


2017 Steve Pepperell Memorial Shield Day
2017 Steve Pepperell Memorial Shield Day





The Kootingal-Moonbi rugby league club is calling on teams competing in Group 4 to pledge their support behind the, 2018 Steve Pepperell Shield Memorial Day.

The day honours Steve Pepperell’s tireless dedication to the community of Kootingal, with all proceeds from the day going to the New South Wales Cancer Council.

Prize money is up for grabs for the winner and runners-up. The fundraiser will be held on March 10.





Pepperell Shield biggest yet as second division gets into gear

GROUP 4 Second Division clubs have been converging on Kootingal for the past five years to play a bit of footy before the start of the season and raise some money for the Cancer Council.

The sixth Steve Pepperell Memorial Shield tomorrow will be one of the biggest yet with eight teams entered.

Even re-formed clubs Walcha and Boggabri have joined their new second division opponents is supporting the event, played in honour of the late Steve Pepperell.

Walcha and Boggabri meet in their first game of the day in an all-Kangaroo derby, before Walcha tackles Quirindi and Boggy faces Manilla.

All teams will play two games each and the winner will be the team with the best record for the day.

Werris Creek is the defending champion having won every trophy available to a second division club last season. With so many teams entered the day is a long one.

The first game is at 9am when Manilla tackles Bendemeer, with the last game to finish about 5.30pm before the presentation of the shield.

There will also be some exhibition league tag games between Dungowan, Kootingal, Quirindi and Walcha – the first league tag games to be played under the Group 4 banner.





Magpies grab a third Pepperell shield

WERRIS Creek maintained its love affair with the pre-season Steve Pepperell Memorial Shield competition on Saturday.

The Magpies won it for the third time in its five-year history at Kootingal after winning both of their games.

The Creek faced reigning Group 4 Second Division premiers Barraba in the final game and needed to win it to be a chance to taking the title.

Against a Bulldogs side severely weakened since that grand final success the Magpies were convincing winners.

“We won our last game, beat Barraba 30-6,” Creek coach Ron Dellar said.

“We just beat them around the ruck because we were fitter than them.”

There were six teams involved in the tournament.

All six played two games each, with the trophy going to the side with the best record at the end of the day.

Kootingal also won both of its games but Creek won on for and against differential after it also rolled local rivals Quirindi 16-6 earlier in the day.

Kooty also beat Quirindi but its first match against Dungowan only produced a 4-nil win.

Bendemeer was the other side involved.

Creek is celebrating its centenary this season and winning the charity event is a great way to start it.

“We were good around the ruck,” Dellar said.

“That’s where we got them.

“Peter Darcy scored two tries in the Barraba game.

“He played well.

“And Phil Beaton and Thomas Brown were good too.”

Money raised at the Pep Shield goes to the Cancer Council.

Creek continues its build-up to the second division season with a three-way trial next week.

“We play Gunnedah at Werris Creek and Kooty is also coming down,” Dellar said.

“That should be a good and then we have the (Wests) Knockout.”