Steven William WEBSTER
AKA Steve Webster, Fat Attack
Late of Sunshine Coast, Qld
“possible” relation in ‘the job’: ?
NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern – Belmore Barracks Class # 164 F
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 18739
Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 9 July 1979 ( aged 21 years, 1 month, 13 days )
Probationary Constable- appointed Monday 17 September 1979 ( aged 21 years, 3 months, 22 days )
Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Constable 1st Class – appointed 17 September 1984
Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( NO )
Senior Constable – appointed 17 September 1988
Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )
Final Rank: = Senior Constable
Stations: Fairfield ( 34 Division )( Pro – SenCon ), 4 Wheels Transport Section ( 20 Division ), Fairfield ( 34 Division ) – Resignation
Service: From 9 July 1979 to 14 March 1991 ( Resigned ) = 11 years, 8 months, 14 days Service
Retirement / Leaving age: = 32 years, 9 months, 16 days
Time in Retirement from Police: 31 years, 5 months, 28 days
Awards: No Find on Australian Honours
Born: Monday 26 May 1958
Died on: Sunday 11 September 2022 during the afternoon
Age: 64 years, 3 months, 16 days
Organ Donor: Y / N / ?
Cause: Lung disease
Event location: Hospital – Sunshine Coast – Qld ?
Event date: ?
Funeral date: Tuesday 20 September 2022 @ 10.45am for 11am start ( Qld time )
Funeral location: Gregson & Weight Funerals, 5 Gregson Pce, Caloundra, Qld
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Wake location: ??? TBA
Wake date: ??? TBA
( 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: Gregson & Weight, 5 Gregson Pce, Caloundra, Qld 07 5491 1559
Buried at: Cremated
Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?
Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( September 2022 )
STEVE is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance * NOT JOB RELATED
FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.
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May they forever Rest In Peace
My deepest condolences to Steve, his wife Wendy and four kids – Grant, Amanda, Mitchell & Renee.
Greg Callander # 17463
Steve was diagnosed with a lung disease, years earlier, and was on the transplant list, although he deteriorated prior to a suitable lung being found.
Steve was a good hearted and very funny bastard when I worked with him at Fairfield Police Station.
In his early days, at Fairfield, we were on Night Shift driving around the CBD when we were given the details of a vehicle which had recently been stolen in the area.
We were in a Holden sedan with a single roof bar which only had a blue revolving light in the centre and the old pull / push button ‘Were’ siren ( manually pulling and pushing the toggle switch produced the siren sound as the mechanic component spun around ).
A short time later we driving towards the Horsley Dve when we spotted the stolen vehicle turn in front of us with ‘4 heads on board’.
In those days we only had 4 working police radio channels and all Warrant and Vehicle enquiries were made on the ‘back channel’. Steve went to the ‘back channel’ and did a transport check ( just to confirm we had the correct vehicle – which we did ).
He sat there dumb founded ( this was his first stolen car ). I told him that he had better go back to the ‘working’ channel and tell VKG – which he did.
I wasn’t in a hurry to stop the stolen vehicle and it wasn’t being driven in an unusual manner. We followed it out to Smithfield whilst awaiting other Police vehicles to come to the area.
It was now time to make the Stop. The stolen vehicle casually approached a Stop sign and complied with it. I then drove up alongside the drivers door to indicate to the driver to pull over. At this time, Steve leant out of the passenger door of the Police car, with his small rubber baton in hand and attempted to hit the driver as he commenced to drive off. One of the funniest bloody things I have ever seen.
We pursued the stolen vehicle down into the Merrylands patrol where the offenders abandoned the vehicle alongside of the old Wool Shed and decamped on foot.
The offenders were run to ground ( we were hell of a lot fitter back in those days ), arrested and taken to Fairfield Police Station where they were charged.
Greg ‘Cal’ Callander # 17463
Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.