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Susanne Elise JONES nee GOTTSCHALK


Susanne Elise JONES nee GOTTSCHALK 

Australian Federal Police Force

Regd. #   3390

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Detective Leading Senior Constable

Detective – 1988

Stations:  Joint AFP / VicPol task force, Legal Projects & Planning Section, Drug Operations, Melbourne Airport, Joint Organised Crime Task Force – death

ServiceFrom ? January 1983  to  6 February 2017 = 34 years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 22 December 1998

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted ?

AFP Service Medal

30 Year Clasp to AFP Service Medal

Australia Day Achievement Medallion

Born:  13 March 1963

Died on:  Monday  6 February 2017

Age:  53

Cause:  Depression – Suicide – Service firearm – shot

Event Location  AFP building, La Trobe St, Melbourne ( bathroom )

Funeral date:  Tuesday  21 February 2017 @ 10am

Funeral location:  Victoria Police Academy Chapel, 1 View Mount Rd, Glen Waverley, Victoria

Buried at:  Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Tuesday  21 February 2017 @ MD

Grave location:  Row EC, Grave 58

 Memorial at?

Susanne Elise JONES nee GOTTSCHALK

Susanne Elise JONES nee GOTTSCHALK
AFP officer Sue Jones died by suicide in February 2017.Source:Facebook


Susanne Elise JONES nee GOTTSCHALK
Another four AFP officers have died in shockingly similar circumstances following Ms Jones’ death.Source:Facebook


 [alert_red]SUSANNE is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_red]  * BUT SHOULD BE


 Funeral location





May they forever Rest In Peace


Detective Leading Senior Constable Susanne Elise JONES
AFP Service Number: 3390

13 March 1963 – 6 February 2017

As previously advised, Detective Leading Senior Constable Susanne Jones passed away on 6 February 2017.

Susanne Jones (nee GOTTSCHALK) joined the AFP in January 1983 and was initially attached to a joint AFP/VICPOL task force, she then moved to work in Legal-Projects and Planning Section, Drug Operations and at Melbourne Airport gaining a wide range of experience that enabled her to achieve the designation of Detective in 1988.

During her extensive career that continued at the Melbourne Office, her duties covered the full range of investigation operations including Criminal Assets Confiscation and Professional Standards. Her most recent posting was with the Joint Organised Crime Task Force.

During her 34 years of service Detective Leading Senior Constable Jones was awarded the National Police Service Medal, National Medal with clasp, AFP Service Medal with 30-year clasp and an Australia Day Achievement Medallion.

Funeral Details Follow:

Date: Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Time: 10:00am

Victoria Police Academy Chapel
1 View Mount Road, Glen Waverley, VIC

Uniform members – Full Ceremonial uniform with tunic and medals. Plain clothes members – Lounge suit or equivalent with medals.


Spare a moment today to think about Susanne and her family during this time and please share your kind thoughts and messages of support for her family.

If you or anyone you know has been affected by this tragedy please reach out and ask for help. Blue HOPE stands ready.


Date of birth: 13 March, 1963
Date of passing: 06 February, 2017

JONES (nee Gottschalk), Susanne Elise

Detective Leading Senior Constable – AFP 3390
Passed way on Monday Feb 6th, 2017.
Loved daughter of Dorothy and Klaus (both dec),
Sister of Angelica,
Loved mother of Cameron and Christian,
Wife of Terry,
Friend to many.

Always loved and remembered.

Susanne Elise JonesSusanne Elise Jones

Order of Service

A Service to celebrate the life of Susanne Elise Jones will be held at The Victorian Police Academy Chapel, 1 View Mt Rd, Glen Waverley on Tuesday 21st February, 2017 commencing at 10am. At the conclusion of the service, a burial will be held at the Springvale Botanical Cemetery.

In the gentle care of
Greenhaven Funerals
9569 0534

Susanne Elise Jones


In loving memory of my dearest friend of 33 years. A kind, generous, honest and intelligent lady. I will miss our weekly coffees, and our almost daily conversations. Most of all I will miss you so very much, my beautiful friend. Always and forever Corinne. You will also be very sadly missed by Justin, Channy and families and no less by Brigitte.
Published in Herald Sun on 10/02/2017

Supporting Notices

JONES (nee Gottschalk) Susanne Elise Detective Leading Snr. Constable – AFP 3390
Passed away on Monday Feb. 6, 2017
Loved daughter of Dorothy and Klaus (both dec. ).
Sister of Angelica.
Loved mother of Cameron and Cristian.
Wife of Terry.
Friend to many.
Always loved and remembered
Published in Herald Sun on 14/02/2017
JONES (Gottschalk). Susanne Elise 13.3.1963 – 6.2.2017
Loved daughter of Dorothy and Klaus (both dec. ) and younger sister of Angelika.
Much loved wife of Terry and much loved and adored Mum to Cameron and Christian.
There are no words that adequately reflect the degree of our pain and grief nor describe how desperately we miss you. Our World will never be the same again. We miss you Susanne, Mum and little sister.
No child could have a mother who loved and cared for her children more than you, nor one who was more loyal to and proud of her two son’s every milestone and life achievements. A fantastic and supportive wife of 24 years who brought great joy to Terry. All who knew Susanne would say these same words. She was vibrant, enthusiastic, extroverted, a beautiful smile, kind hearted, a loyal friend to many and extremely proud of her AFP career.
Our family wish to thank the Luther College Community for their love and support through this difficult time.
Published in Herald Sun on 14/02/2017


JONES (nee Gottschalk). Susanne Elise
Our friend and colleague who we miss dearly. Our movie nights, Langham lunches and dinners will never be the same. The wine glass will always be full. Rest Peacefully Susie You will always be remembered.
Soph and Jules.
Published in Herald Sun on 14/02/2017


JONES (nee Gottschalk). Susanne Elise (Detective Leading Senior Constable)
Passed away on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017
Loved daughter of Dorothy and Klaus (both dec. ). Sister of Angelica. Loved mother of Cameron and Christian. Wife of Terry. Friend to many. Always loved and remembered
Published in Herald Sun on 13/02/2017

JONES Susanne Elise 13.3.1963 – 6.2.2017
Tears in our eyes will wipe away. You were always so loving, caring and kind. You may have left this world but the love in our hearts is there to stay forever.
Your loving sister Angelika Gottschalk and partner Neville Milne.
Rest in Peace
Published in Herald Sun on 11/02/2017


Australian Federal Police officer dies after shooting at Melbourne headquarters

AN AUSTRALIAN Federal Police officer has died after suffering a gunshot wound at the crime-fighting body’s Melbourne headquarters.

The female officer was rushed to hospital in a critical condition after suffering a gunshot wound at the ( 383 ) Latrobe St building at 5.45pm.

She died a short time later.

AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin said the circumstances around the tragic incident are being investigated by Victoria Police who will prepare a report for the coroner.

“Our colleague’s death is not believed to be suspicious,” he said.

“My thoughts are with her loved ones and the broader AFP family who are dealing with the loss of one of our own today.

“We are offering support to her family and the wider AFP workforce.”

The AFP confirmed this morning that the death was ‘not accidental’.

A Victoria Police statement last night read: “Police are not looking for anyone else connected to the shooting. Police are investigating the incident.”


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Originally published as Officer dies after AFP HQ shooting


Sunrise –  Tuesday  7 January 2017


Attention current and former Australian Federal Police members. Please don’t suffer in silence. We stand ready to help you. If you would like to confidentially tell your story or speak with someone who has a first hand understanding of what you are going through please reach out to us. We can get you the help you need. Please contact Mark (former AFP member) at


Stuart RawlinsAs a former Qld Police Officer/Det who left due to mental illness (which i kept a secret for fear of the sigma that comes with) it is very disappointing to see this type of thing still going on. I have created a website and a Facebook page Healthy Mind Healthy Future where I now write articles about my mental health journey to help others. I also explore different ways to improve my mental health which is the basis of a lot of my articles. Please feel free to share and/or have a read, if i can help some of my Police family, even just one then it has been worth it. Kind Regards Stu Rawlins Ex Sgt/Det 10909.

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