Brian Joseph COUPER

Brian Joseph COUPER 

AKA  ?
Late of Wagga Wagga, NSW

“possibly” related to Police Woman J.D. COUPER, NSWPF P/W 139


NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  101

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  11196

Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 2 November 1964 ( aged 24 years, 4 months, 9 days )

Probationary Constable – appointed Friday 4 December 1964 ( aged 24 years, 5 months, 10 days )

Constable – appointed 7 January 1965

Constable 1st Class – appointed 7 January 1969

Senior Constable – appointed 7 January 1973


Final Rank = ?


Stations?, North East District, Wollongong ( pre 1973 ), School Lecturing, Redfern Police Academy ( pre 1974 ), Goulburn Police Academy – Senior Lecturer ( 1986 ),


ServiceFrom 2 November 1964  to  ? ? ?? years Service


Awards:   National Medal – granted 2 March 1981


Born:   Monday 24 June 1940

Died on:   Sunday  13 January 2019

Age:  78 years, 6 months, 20 days

Cause:   ?


Event location:  Palliative Care Unit, Calvary Hospital, Wagga Wagga

Event date:  Sunday  13 January 2019


Funeral date:   Tuesday 22 January 2019 @ 10.30am

Funeral location:   Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Bourke St, Wagga Wagga

Wake location:  Alan Harris McDonald, 76 Copeland Rd, Wagga Wagga


Funeral Parlour: Alan Harris McDonald


Buried at:   Cremated

 Memorial located at:   ?


BRIAN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO



May they forever Rest In Peace

COUPER Brian Joseph
Passed away in Palliative Care at Calvary Hospital, Wagga Wagga.
Devoted and dearly loved husband of Dianne.
Loved and respected stepfather of Scott, Craig and Fiona and
father-in-law of Tony.
Much loved Grandpa of Kirra Leigh, Taneasha and Lochlann.
Highly respected son-in-law of Noel and Anice.
Dear brother-in-law of Gary, Carol & Ray, Susan & Aris and David & Angela.

Loved brother & brother-in-law of Tony & Diana, Marys (dec’d) & Bob. Loved by all his nieces and nephews.

He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

He fought a long courageous battle and is now resting peacefully.

A Requiem Mass for the Repose of The Soul of Brian Joseph Couper will be held in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Wagga Wagga on Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, commencing at 10:30am.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend.


Published in The Daily Advertiser on Jan. 19, 2019

Brian is described as a “very talented man”.
Other than being a Policeman, he was also a Barrister, a ventriloquist, a radio announcer and all round good bloke.  He also studied to be a priest.
His first wife was a plainclothes Police Woman from Wollongong in the 1970’s.

Brian, together with Ray WILKINSON, authored the book ‘ A guide for Senior Sergeant’s and Inspector’s ‘ course in the Unit “Management” in 1986
Brian also penned ‘ The use of case studies in police education ‘ in 1988
Brian also penned ‘ Teacher development course ‘ in 1988
Brian also penned an unpublished paper with Peter SHINFIELD ( # 16630 ) & Paul TROTMAN ( # 13882 ) – ‘ The use of case studies in police education ‘
Brian also penned ‘ Residential police education and its implications for curriculum design ‘ in 1987
‘ Transparent Reflections in a Pool of Blue ‘ is also attributed to Brian
Brian also penned ‘ Economic loss and experimental farms  a discussion of the High Court decisions in Perre v. Apand and Dovuro v. Wilkins