Margaret Majella SAUNDERS nee MORAN

Margaret Majella SAUNDERS nee MORAN

AKA  Margi

Late of Albury, NSW


Sister to Sergeant Matthew SAUNDERS – NSWPF  # ?????


NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  178

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  20065


RankInitial Training – commenced 4 August 1981

Probationary Constable – appointed  5 February 1982

Detective – Designated  ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed  5 February 1987

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?


Final Rank = Detective Senior Constable – Serving but on Sick Leave


Stations?, Phillip St ( 4 Division – early 1980s ), Chatswood ( 25 Division ), Murray River Police District – Albury Detectives – Death


Service:  From 4 August 1981  to 28 September 201937+ years Service


Awards:  National Medal – granted 28 August 1997 ( SenCon )


Born:  Saturday  9 February 1963

Died onSaturday morning  28 September 2019

Age: 56 yrs  7 mths  19 days

Cause: Brain Tumour

Event location: ?

Event date:  Saturday  28 September 2019


Funeral date Friday  4 October 2019 @ 11am

Funeral location Hovel Tree Park, cnr Hume St & Wodonga Pce, Albury, NSW

Wake location: TBA


Funeral Parlour: John Hossack Funeral, Albury, NSW  02 6041 3855

Buried at: TBA

Memorial located at: TBA

Margaret Majella SAUNDERS

Margaret Majella SAUNDERS nee MORAN AKA Margi

Margaret Majella SAUNDERS; Marg SAUNDERS At the front line: As an acting Inspector, Marg Saunders addresses the media at the scene of a fatal bus crash at Splitters Creek in 2002.
At the front line: As an acting Inspector, Marg Saunders addresses the media at the scene of a fatal bus crash at Splitters Creek in 2002.


Margaret Majella SAUNDERS; Marg SAUNDERS; Marg MORAN



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

MARGI is NOT mentioned on the Sydney Police Centre Memorial Wall, Surry Hills



May they forever Rest In Peace


Hi colleagues

It is with great sadness that I notify all of you that serving officer Detective Senior Constable Margi Saunders (Moran) of Albury Police passed away this morning, 28 September 2019 after a long illness.

Funeral details will be advised to all of you as soon as they become available.

Kind Regards

Lorrae Williams:
I remember the first time I met Margy she was relieving as a Duty Officer and turned up at a serious MVA just out of Albury and I was mobile supervisor, having only been stationed at Albury for about a day at that stage.
I remember thinking what a tough, hard nosed, female cop…but as the years went on, I soon got used to Margy’s no nonsense approach and straight shooting personality. I learnt who to go to for advice when I had something a bit out of the ordinary to investigate or if I needed advice, even about workplace conditions…it was Margy.
She was undoubtedly the most experienced, intelligent and humble Detective I ever met in nearly twenty years of policing. I always appreciated any advice Margy gave me and I knew my investigations would be the best they could be, if I followed her instructions.
When Margy wasn’t investigating serious crimes, murders etc, she was raising her beloved daughter, along with her husband.
Margy touched the lives of so many people…more than she probably ever realised. I am privileged to have known her.
RIP Margy…you have served your community well. Xx


Deepest condolences to husband Rob and daughter Majella.


Albury police officer Detective Senior Constable Marg Saunders has been publicly remembered and praised after dying following a tumour diagnosis

It was on an honour roll of NSW police members who have died over the past year.

Albury Inspector Owen Hill told The Border Mail after the service that Detective Senior Constable Saunders “was loved and respected in the region, particularly here in Albury”.

“It’s very raw for the serving members,” Inspector Hill said, with some colleagues in tears following the memorial.

“It adds that level more significance about why we’re here today.”

Detective Senior Constable Saunders passed away on Saturday.

She had been in the police force for 38 years, having stints at Sydney stations, before serving in Albury from 1986.

In 2012, the police commissioner presented Detective Senior Constable Saunders with a NSW-wide local hero award with a citation declaring her an “outstanding role model and mentor to general duties officers”.

It continued: “She has been a front line officer for her entire career and is known for her professionalism and strong work ethic.”

Detective Senior Constable Saunders’ other great community contribution was in the water polo world.

She was a life member of the Ovens and Murray association and Albury Water Polo Club.

Tigers president Zoe Singer described her as the “heart” of the club.

“The club will never be the same without her, never ever,” Ms Singer said.

“She will be remembered every time somebody touches the water.

“She was one of the biggest personalities in the club.”

In April, Detective Senior Constable Saunders won a C grade best and fairest, which followed a premiership in 2017-18 and decades of service via junior development and committee roles, including president and treasurer.

Detective Senior Constable Saunders is survived by husband of 26 years Rob Moran and daughter Majella, 23.

A full police funeral will be held at Albury’s Hovell Tree Park from 11am Friday.

Tributes and tears have flowed following the death of long-serving police officer and water polo lionheart Marg Saunders.



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  • Darren Sampson Condolences to Rob and the family.so very sorry for your loss, thinking of you in this time of sadness.
  • Kellie Gordes Very sad news. RIP Margi. Sincere condolences to Margi’s family and colleagues
    Ellen Shaw Terrible news,a fantastic person, selfless friend to many.Condolences to family and colleagues.A helping hand to my dad will always remember.????
  • Judi Mills This is so very sad! A wonderful, compassionate officer. Deepest condolences to Margi’s loved ones ????
  • Taya Maree Rip Margi, I will never forget the strength you gave me all those years ago, ❤️????
  • Judy Jans Condolences to Rob and Marg’s family
  • Sharon Des Restall RIP Margi. Wonderful police officer, sports woman, wife and mum.
  • Kim Frauenfelder RIP Margie.Your help & support a few years ago I will never forget.Love & strength to Rob & Majella.????
  • Lorna Niehus RIP Amazing police lady ????
  • Margaret Crump A wonderful police woman. A wonderful person, may you Rest In Peace Marg.
  • Kay Polsen My deepest condolences to the family
  • Lorraine Young Will miss you Margy, RIP. ❤️????????
  • Susan White RIP ……I remember Marg from lots of sports we played many years ago. Lovely lady and fabulous policewoman xxx
  • Mandi Maddison RIP Margi. I have very fond memories playing Water Polo for Lavi with you way back when. xx
  • Sandii Lee Deepest condolences to all xx
  • Adrienne Gillingham Thinking of your family Margie at this very sad time. Thanks for all you did for our community.
  • Karen McLees RIP Margi xx
  • Cindy Stares Such a lovely lady, and such a good example of a policewoman. Funny and compassionate, I will always remember her. I am so sorry Robbie and Majella.
  • Margeret Murray RIP, Margie
  • Amanda Ayton Wishing all the love and strength to Margies loved ones.
    What amazing women. Our community will miss her. RIP wonderful lady. ????
  • Donna Felstead Rest in peace and thank you for all your amazing work in the community over the years
  • Lisa Deegan ❤️???? RIP Margi xx
  • Tracey McLachlan RIP Margie. You left this world a better place.????????
  • Trish Southgate Oh, Rob and Majella, I am so sorry to hear this, that Marg didn’t get to enjoy the retirement she deserved after a lifetime of dedicated service in a tough environment. And that you have to bear her loss at an early age. She was so rightly proud of your achievements and maturity, Majella. And a great support to you, Rob. Our sincere sympathy to you both, and her family of origin.
  • Carlie Renee RIP Marg.
  • Michelle Milligan Marg did so much for me and my family at a really tough time, as her role as a local police detective I felt she honestly had my back and after many other failed attempts marg brought justice for me and my family. Thank you so much for your contribution to the local community and for never giving up on people who had given up on themselves xxx
  • Trudy Brown RIP Margie ????
  • Steph Dean oh dear RIP Marg Saunders she was Amazing police women , ????????
  • Anne Young RIP Margie we had some good times playing netball with and against ????
  • Ettedro Haberecht Sad news. Sorry to Rob, her daughter, family and friends ????????
  • Sharon Woods Condolenses to Margs family, friends and colleagues
  • Splitters Creek Rural Fire Brigade Condolences to Margi’s family, friends and colleagues at the Murray River Police District, gone too soon.
  • Narelle Huntley Rest easy Margi. A fierce competitor in the pool who will be greatly missed.
  • Allison Gould Such an injustice for a woman I called my friend who gave back more to our community than duty called .. I will miss those long arms in goals and that sharp tongue on the side of the pool.. I actually don’t have a waterpolo memory that doesn’t include Margie… Thankyou for always making the game entertaining… my heart goes out to Robbie and mar
  • Annie Colquhoun Allison Gould
    Sounds like a selfless woman. Kind words also by you. Sorry that you have lost your friend. Thinking of you at this sad time????




Saunders-Moran, Margaret Majella (Margie)
Late of Albury
passed away peacefully on Saturday, 28th September, 2019 aged 56 years.
Beloved wife of Robert.
Devoted and dearly loved mum of Majella.

Loved and respected by all.


Published in The Border Mail on Oct. 5, 2019

October 9, 2019
she taught me lots of stuff, like how to swim and be a good person. she made my sister not be afraid of water and she told lots of jokes. i will miss you so much
October 2, 2019
Very sad times, our thoughts are with you Rob, Majella & Families.
Murray & Michele Yensch,
Hervey Bay Queensland.
October 2, 2019
Saunders (Moran), Margaret Majella
Loving daughter-in-law of William and Barbara (dec) Moran,
loving sister-in-law of Carol Bellamy and Diane and Rodger King,
aunt of Jay, Kade and Jess Bellamy.

Forever loved, will be sadly missed.

October 4, 2019
Saunders (Moran), Marg
Condolences to Robert, Majella and family on the sad passing of Marg.
From The Pool Pirates Water Polo Club.

Marg will be sadly missed around the pool.





The funeral service to celebrate the Life of Margie Saunders-Moran will be held on Friday, 4th October, 2019 commencing at 11:00am at Hovell Tree Park, Hovell Tree Drive, South Albury.
Members of the Police are respectfully invited to attend.

Police Honours


Published in The Border Mail on Oct. 2, 2019