Susanne Elise JONES nee GOTTSCHALK
Australian Federal Police Force
Regd. # 3390
Rank: 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
Service: From ? 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
Cause: Suicide – Service firearm
Event Location AFP building, La Trobe St, Melbourne
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: ?
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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
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.
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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.
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
Our family wish to thank the Luther College Community for their love and support through this difficult time.
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
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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 www.healthymindhealthyfuture.com 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.