Stephen Francis OSWALD
AKA Steve OSWALD, Ozzie
Late of ?
Son of Robert ( Bob ) E. OSWALD, NSWPF # 10366
“possible” relation in ‘the job’ to:
Phil T. OSWALD, NSWPF # 16785
S. M. OSWALD (F), NSWPF # 229022
NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern – Class # 171
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 19666
Rank: Commenced Training at ? Police Academy as a Police Cadet on Monday 13 April 1981 ( aged 19 years, 7 months, 8 days )
Probationary Constable- appointed 26 June 1981 ( 19 years, 9 months, 21 days )
Constable – appointed 26 June 1982
Constable 1st Class – appointed 26 June 1986
Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( YES )
Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Inspector – appointed ? ? ?
Final Rank: = Detective Inspector – Retired ( Medical )
Stations: ?, NWMCS, Blacktown ( 27 Division ) ( Insp. ), Hawkesbury LAC – Windsor Police Stn, Blue Mountains LAC ( Inspector ), Blacktown LAC ( 27 Division )( Insp. ) – Retirement
Service: From 13 April 1981 to ? ? ? = 34? years Service
Retirement / Leaving age: = ?
Time in Retirement from Police: ?
Awards: National Medal – granted 30 August 2000 ( DetSgt )
Born: Tuesday 5 September 1961
Died on: Friday 4 March 2022 during the evening
Age: 60 years, 5 months, 27 days
Organ Donor: Y / N / ?
Cause: Depression – Suicide
Event location: Home
Event date: Friday 4 March 2022
Funeral date: Thursday 24 March 2022 @ 10.30am
Funeral location: The Camellia Chapel, Macquarie Park Cemetery, Cnr Plassey & Delhi Rds, Nth Ryde, NSW
Wake location: North Ryde RSL, NSW
Wake date: Thursday 24 March 2022
( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )
Funeral Parlour: ?
Buried at: ?
Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?
Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( March 2022 )
STEVE is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance *NEED MORE INFO
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Our deepest condolences to Steve’s wife, Monika, family and friends.
OSWALD, Stephen Francis
Passed away on March 4th, 2022, aged 60 years. Formerly of Wilberforce.
Retired and distinguished NSW Police Officer.
Much loved husband of Monika.Son, brother, dear and loyal friend and trusted colleague of many.
Dearly loved son-in-law, brother-in-law and uncle.
Will be desperately missed.
Forever in our heart.
A Funeral Service celebrating Steve’s life will be held in The Camellia Chapel, Macquarie Park Crematorium, Corner Plassey and Delhi Roads, North Ryde, on Thursday, March 24th, 2022, commencing at 10.30am.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to FORTEM AUSTRALIA who support the mental health and well-being of first responders and their families by phoning 1300 224 636 or via fortemaustralia.org.au ( donation form ).
Afterwards, you are invited to a function at North Ryde RSL Club.
The Sydney Morning Herald – 19 March 2022
Adult emu stolen from Featherdale Wildlife Park after being thrown over two electrified fences
AN adult emu weighing close to 50kg was thrown over two electrified fences during a brazen theft at a wildlife park in Sydney’s west
AN adult emu weighing close to 50kg was thrown over two electrified fences during a brazen theft at Featherdale Wildlife Park on Monday night.
Park curators and police have been left perplexed by the theft with senior curator Chad Staples saying the five-year-old female emu, born and raised at the Doonside park, had no monetary value.
Blacktown police believe a group scaled a two-metre high exterior fence at the back of the park, next to a railway line, before midnight and attempted to steal both of the two emus in the large enclosure which is also home for three eastern grey kangaroos.
Keepers discovered one of the kangaroos out of the enclosure at 7.20am on Tuesday. Mr Staples said while it wasn’t uncommon for the emus to escape their enclosure they realised the birds absence was more serious when they saw visible signs of struggle on the remaining male emu and feathers strewn throughout the enclosure.
More feathers were found less than a 1km up the railway line where the thieves are believed to have exited.
Police said residents reported several dogs barking in the area before midnight but haven’t confirmed if anyone saw the stolen emu and her captors.
Blacktown police Inspector Stephen Oswald said doctors should report anyone presenting with scratch or abrasion injures that may have been sustained during the struggle with the emu.
Blacktown’s top tourist attraction spends more than $200,000 on security patrols a year, along with CCTV and fencing. The one guard on duty apparently heard nothing during the break-in.
Inspector Oswald said reports the theft may have been an orientation week university prank was “news to us” and detectives were looking at several lines of enquiry.
Mr Staples said if the theft was a prank it wasn’t very funny.
“You would think potential university graduates would have more sense than this,” he said.
“They came into this park for an emu, we cannot understand the reason for this. All we can do is hope they realise this is complete folly and we ask for it to be returned.
“It’s unbelievable, bemusing to be honest. You can understand the monetary value with birds in the past but this is a strange one. Emus at best of times can be quite skittish and erratic.”
Monday’s theft comes six weeks after 10 birds, including two exotic macaws, were stolen on Christmas Eve.
The macaws, worth $12,000, were recovered a few days later an Auburn home but two red-tailed cockatoos, worth $4000, and six ground breasted doves remain missing.
Blacktown detectives again interviewed the Auburn residents about where they got the macaws from today but no charges have been laid.
Blacktown crime manager Senior Sergeant Adam Wilson said other than the link of birds being stolen from the same park police hadn’t established any connection between the two break-ins.
Anyone who sees the emu on the road or wandering the street is urged not to approach or attempt to restrain the animal as it may behave erratically and run into traffic.
They should contact police via Triple Zero (000) immediately.
Sightings can also be reported to Featherdale Wildlife Park on 9622 1644.
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