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Matthew Adam THEOKLIS

Matthew Adam THEOKLIS

Husband to Serving NSWPF Member Rebekah ?, # ?????

AKA Matt THEOKLIS, Theo 

Late of  ?

 

NSW Goulburn Police Academy –  Class #  “possibly” ADPP 25 – Class 298

 

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  41375

 

Rank:  Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on 2 May 2005 ( aged 24 years, 4 months, 10 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed 14 December 2005 ( aged 24 years, 11 months, 22 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? December 2019 

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Final Rank =  Sergeant 

 

Stations:  Flemington LAC ( 2005 ), ?, South West Metro Operations, Eastern Beaches PAC – Maroubra – on loan to Major Events & Emergency Management – Covid Operation Deployments – Sydney Police Centre

Service:  From 2 May 2005   to Monday  30 November 2020  =  15 years, 6 months, 28 days Service

 

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours system 

 

Born:  Monday  22 December 1980 

Died on:  Monday  30 November 2020 about 7.30am

Age:  39 Years, 11 months, 8 days 

Cause:  Suicide – Service weapon 

Event location:  inside Sydney Police Centre, Goulburn St, Surry Hills,  NSW 

Event date:  Monday  30 November 2020 about 7.30am 

 

Funeral date:  Friday  11 December 2020 @ 10am

Funeral location:  Horizon Church, 7 Stapleton Ave, Sutherland, NSW

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Buried at: ?

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( December 2020 )

 

Matthew Adam THEOKLIS, Mat THEOKLIS, Theo

MAT is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  * BUT SHOULD BE


FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.

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May they forever Rest In Peace

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Our condolences to Brooke THEOKLIS, Sophie THEOKLIS & wife, Rebekah.

 

Matthew Adam THEOKLIS
Mr Theoklis (pictured holding his twin daughters) had been promoted to a Sergeant in December last year.

 

Mat THEOKLIS with twin daughters, Brooke & Sophie

 

Mat THEOKLIS with twin daughters, Brooke & Sophie

Mat THEOKLIS with twin daughters, Brooke & Sophie

 


 

In the early hours of Monday 30 November 2020 beloved Sergeant Matthew (Theo) Theoklis passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the Sydney Police Centre. Theo joined the NSW Police Force in December 2005. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in December 2019 and was attached to Eastern Beaches Police Area Command. At the time of his death he was performing duties with Major Events and Emergency Management, State Planning Unit. His colleagues will best remember him for his dedication and commitment to Operation Support Group (OSG) operations, firstly as a valued member of South West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad (OSG) and more recently with Operation ODIN (Central Metropolitan Region).

Theo was a well-respected member of the NSW Police Force who took immense pride in his job. He performed his duties with the highest of professionalism and will be remembered for the fun and antics, for which he was renowned.

Above his Policing, he was first a loving son to Sam, Mary and Barry, brother to Sarah and Ed and uncle to his many nieces and nephews.

Theo leaves behind his fiancée Rebekah, who is a current serving member of the NSW Police Force, and beautiful 3-year-old twin daughters Brooke and Sophie, who adore their dad. Theo was a wonderful father who cherished his girls and would constantly talk about them.

All donations to this cause will go to the ongoing support and care of Brooke and Sophie throughout their lives.

This is a Community Fundraising initiative
Organiser: Rachael Eagle
Contact: eagl1rac@police.nsw.gov.au

https://portal.policelegacynsw.org.au/campaign/13/brooke-and-sophie-theoklis-appeal

 


NSW Police create fundraiser for Sergeant Matthew Theoklis’ family

A NSW police officer who took his life has been recognized as father-of-two Sergeant Matthew Theoklis.

The father of three-year-old twin women was discovered lifeless on the Sydney Police Centre in Surry Hills on November 30.

Theoklis, often called ‘Theo’, leaves behind his fiancee Rebekah, additionally a serving member of the NSW Police Force, and daughters Brooke and Sophie, who “adore their dad”.

He joined the NSW Police Force in December 2005 earlier than he was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2019.

NSW Police create fundraiser for Sergeant Matthew Theoklis’ family


 

 

Heartbreaking photos show hero cop doting over his twins before he shot himself dead at a police station – as community rally behind his family with final act of kindness

  • Sergeant Matthew Theoklis was found dead at Sydney Police Centre on Nov 30
  • He had been in the police force for 15 years and leaves behind twin daughters 
  • A fundraiser has since been set up to help support his fiancee and two children 

 

A New South Wales police officer who died after he shot himself at a police station has been identified as Sergeant Matthew Theoklis.

The father of three-year-old twins was found dead in an office of the Sydney Police Centre on Goulburn Street in Surry Hills at 7.30am on November 30.

Mr Theoklis, who was known as ‘Theo’, leaves behind his fiancée Rebekah, who is a member of the NSW Police Force, and daughters Brooke and Sophie.

The father had worked as a policeman for the past 15 years and was a Sergeant with the Eastern Beaches Police Area Command.

At the time of his death, the policeman had been carrying out duties with the Major Events and Emergency Management and State Planning Unit.

He had been promoted to a Sergeant in December last year.

With the tragic news shocking the community, a fundraiser has since been set up to help support Mr Theoklis’ two young girls.

The fundraiser, which was set up by the NSW Police Legacy organisation has already raised close to $3,000.

‘Theo was a well-respected member of the NSW Police Force who took immense pride in his job,’ a statement read.

‘He performed his duties with the highest of professionalism and will be remembered for the fun and antics, for which he was renowned.

‘Theo was a wonderful father who cherished his girls and would constantly talk about them.’

An earlier statement from NSW Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious.

Lifeline 13 11 14.  

Sydney police officer who shot himself identified as Sergeant Matthew Theoklis

 

 


 

A father of three year old Twins, was stationed at the Sydney Police centre in Goulburn St, Sydney, around 7.30am when the shooting occurred.

He has been a member of NSWPF for 15 years and is married to another member of NSWPF.

NSW Police said the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Matt was also a supporter of NSW Police Legacy, having Boxed in the Police Legacy Boxing Tournament, at Horning PCYC, on 19 April 2013.

 

 


 

Policeman dies in suicide at NSW Police headquarters in Sydney

 

A police officer has taken his own life at the central Sydney offices of NSW Police.

The apparent suicide occurred in an office at the Sydney Police Centre in Surry Hills on Monday morning.

Initial inquiries indicate the man’s death was not suspicious, a spokesperson for NSW Police said, and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

A spokesperson for the Police Association of NSW said the union was aware of the death and would be providing support to those affected.

The death follows a number of suicides among police officers recently, including a senior constable in the New England region.

Police suicides in previous years have prompted discussion about the high-pressure nature of the job and whether officers are adequately supported.

A coronial inquest into the 2013 suicide of a former officer, Ashley Bryant, highlighted the psychological effects of police work, including the stress of constantly being alert to danger and coming into contact with victims of crime.

The inquest found NSW Police was working to help its members deal with the “extreme stressors” they face although more needed to be done.

Earlier this month, the Herald reported concerns held by current and former police officers about the culture inside the force.

If you, or someone you know, is thinking about suicide, you can seek help by calling Lifeline on 13 11 14, Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 or NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511.

 

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/policeman-dies-in-suicide-at-nsw-police-headquarters-in-sydney-20201130-p56j7t.html

 


 

 

 

 

 

 




Daniel Bernard MARKHAM

 Daniel Bernard MARKHAM

Late of ‘ Myall ‘, 22 Carey street, Marrickville

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # ????

RankSergeant

Stations:  Nth Sydney, Traffic Dept, No. 4 Division, Clarence St, No. 4 Division ( Traffic Sgt )

Service:  From  ? ? 1907  to  19 February 1934 = 27+ years Service

Awards?

Born? ? 1884 to Martin & Julia at West Maitland  NSWBDM  24190/1884

Died on19 February 1934

CauseSuicide by pistol stemming from a Nervous Illness

Event location:  Erskinville Street Police Station

Age:  48

Funeral date:  Monday  22 February 1934 @ 1.30pm

Funeral location:  St. Brigid’s Church, Marrickville

Buried atWoronora Cemetery,

Roman Catholic Monumental:  Section 2, position 0680

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

 

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Barrier Miner ( Broken Hill )

Saturday  20 January 1934   page 8 of 12

SYDNEY, : Saturday. – Sergeant Daniel Markham (48), of Marrickville, was found fatally wounded yesterday in a telephone box in Erskineville street Police Station. A revolver, one chamber of which had been discharged, was beside him. He had recently suffered a severe illness.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/49496616

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Northern Star ( Lismore )

Saturday  20 January 1934   page 7 of 14

Police Sergeant’s Death

SYDNEY, Friday.

Hearing a report of firearms at Erskine-street lock-up to-night a constable rushed to the front of the building where he found Sergeant Daniel Markham fatally shot through the head. The officer, who was 48, had been in ill-health for a number of years.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/94557571

 

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The Sydney Morning Herald

Saturday  20 January 1934   page 14 of 26

MARKHAM. – The Relatives and Friends of the late DANIEL BERNARD MARKHAM ( Sergeant of Police ) are kindly invited to attend his Funeral leaving his late residence Myall, 22 Carey street, Marrickville, Next MONDAY AFTERNOON, at 1.30 o’clock, for Catholic Cemetery Woronora. W. N. Bull, Ltd., Funeral Directors.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/17041590

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News ( Adelaide )

Saturday  20 January 1934    page 1 of 8

LOYAL TO SERVICE TO THE LAST

SYDNEY. Saturday.- Sgt. Daniel Markham, aged 48, who was found fatally shot in the Erskine Street Police Station yesterday was loyal to his service to the last. Because of a nervous illness the Commissioner of Police (Mr Childs) and the Metropolitan Superintendent (Mr MacKay) frequently suggested that he refrain from duty, but he refused.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/128834363

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The Sydney Morning Herald

Monday  22 January 1934   page 7 of 16

MARKHAM.-The Relatives and Friends of Mrs. EDITH MARKHAM and FAMILY are kindly Invited to attend the Funeral of her late beloved HUSBAND and their dear FATHER, Daniel Bernard; to leave his late residence, Myall. Carey-street, Marrickville, THIS (Monday) AFTERNOON, at 1.45 o’clock, for the Catholic Cemetery, Woronora. A train leaving Tempe Station at 2.24 p m. will arrive at Sutherland at 2.55 p m.

W. N. BULL, LTD.,

Funeral Directors,

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/17042105

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Catholic Freeman’s Journal ( Sydney )    Thursday  15 February 1934    page 4 of 40

SERGEANT DANIEL BERNARD MARKHAM.

The death took place at Sydney, on the 19th ult., of Sergeant Daniel Bernard Markham, who was attached to No. 4 Division of the New South Wales Police Force. Mr. Markham, who was only 48 years of age, was one of the most popular and efficient members of the Force.   He had been in ill-health for some time, but bravely performed his duties despite his illness.

Being 6 feet 2 inches in height, of magnificent physique, and possessed of a bright and genial disposition he was a popular figure with his comrades and the general public.

Mr. Markham was a devout Catholic and a member of the A.H.C. Guild at St. Brigid’s, Marrickville.  His numerous acts of kindness towards the poor and needy brought him numerous friends wherever he went.

Joining the N.S.W. Police Force in 1907, Mr. Markham was attached to North Sydney Division for some time. He later was transferred to the Traffic Department, and afterwards to No. 4 Division, where he continued to perform traffic duty for many years.

He was a popular figure along the water front, where he handled the heavy traffic with tact and courtesy. As a result Mr. Markham was promoted to the rank of first-class constable, and later to the rank of sergeant. It is safe to say that no promotion was more popular or so well deserved.

From the formation of the Police Association Mr. Markham was president of No. 4 Branch, from 1920 to 1925. The popularity of that branch was to a great extent, due to his personality. He was transferred to Clarence-street Division, where he performed varied duties, and finally was Assistant-traffic Sergeant of that very busy and important portion of Sydney. In January, 1933, Sergeant Markham was sent back to his old Division (No. 4) as Sergeant in charge of traffic there. It was during this latter period that he was stricken with a serious illness. It was hoped that he had recovered, but, to the extreme grief of his devoted wife and young family, death took place as already stated.

Mr. Markham was a native of New South Wales, and a member of a large family, all of whom are devoted members of the Catholic Church.

A Requiem Mass was celebrated at St. Brigid’s Church, Marrickville, on the 22nd ‘ult. The cortege leaving the church proceeded to the Sergeant’s late residence at Carey-street, Marrickville. A police funeral was accorded deceased.

Superintendent Lynch ( representing the Commissioner of Police ). Inspectors Winter, Collings, and Stanton, and a large squad of uniform and plain-clothes police under Sergeant Rodding, were in attendance.

Beautiful and solemn music was rendered by the Police Band as the sad procession wended its way to Woronora Cemetery. Thousands of people watched the sad procession.  The burial took place in the Catholic portion of the cemetery, in the presence of a large number of his old comrades and many prominent citizens.

The last prayers were recited by the Rev. Father Lloyd (Cronulla), who afterwards paid a tribute to the Sergeant’s sterling qualities.

The chief mourners were Mrs. Markham (widow), Master George Markham (son), Misses Dorothy and Joan Markham (daughters), and James, Thomas, Frank, and Vaughan Markham (brothers), Misses Margaret and May Markham, and Mrs. A. Swanson and Mrs. F. Bullivant (sisters).

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/146406578

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Jason Guilbert BAKER

Jason Guilbert BAKER

Late of ?
AKA  Jase, Packa, Paka, Packaroon,

NSW Police Academy – Goulburn – Class 234

New South Wales Police Force

ProCst #  99740

Regd. #  25194

Rank: Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on 15 February 1988 ( aged 18 years, 9 months, 16 days )( spent 2 months, 21 days at Academy )(  Start of a new, and worthless, Superannuation scheme for Police as of 1 April 1988 )

Probationary Constable – appointed 6 May 1988 ( aged 19 years & 6 days )

Sergeant –

Final Rank = Sergeant

Stations: ?, Maroubra ( 1980s ), Paddington ( 1990s ), Barrier, Broken Hill, Walgett, Castlereagh and Darling River LAC’s

Service: From ? ? Pre May 1988? to 13 January 2014 = 25 years, 10 months, 2 days Service

Awards: No find on It’s An Honour

Born: Wednesday  30 April 1969

Died on: Monday  13 January 2014

Age: 44 years, 8 months, 14 days

Cause: Illness – Depression – Suicide

Event location: Walgett, NSW

Event date: ?

Funeral date:  Friday  24 January 2014, 11am

Funeral location: Holy Family Catholic Church, 214 Maroubra Rd, Maroubra

Wake location: Maroubra Seals Club

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: Cremated

Jason Guilbert BAKER, Jason BAKER, Jase, Packa, Packaroon

Memorial located at:  NSW Police force Service Memorial Wall, Sydney Police Centre, Surry Hills, D21 ( right wall )

MemorialsJason Baker Memorial Cup

JASON IS mentioned on the Sydney Police Centre Memorial Wall


 

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May they forever Rest In Peace

Sergeant Jason Baker sadly passed away on Monday 13 January 2014. He leaves behind a young family.

His funeral will be held on Friday 24 January at the Holy Family Church in Maroubra followed by a private cremation.
The wake will then be at the Maroubra Seals Club. I am not sure of times etc. at this early stage.
Do NOT listen to rumour about the circumstances surrounding this terrible tragedy. Jason was a great man and a great cop and this is time to celebrate his life and pass on condolences to his family.

 

Deepest condolences to his wife, Alison, and daughters McKenzie & ?.

 


 

On Wednesday 18th June, 2014, Police from the Barrier, Castlereagh and Darling River LAC’s met at Cobar to compete for the inaugural “Jason Baker Memorial Cup”.

The event was in remembrance for Sergeant Baker who worked at each of the three Commands.

With Police Bank as a major sponsor the event raised over $5,000 for Jason’s wife and 3 daughters. A huge congratulations and well done to all the teams who participated.

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26 October 2018 
Today in Port Macquarie we had the privilege of attending the annual Jason Baker Memorial Cup, held each year in memory of Sergeant Jason Baker. It was a huge day of touch footy, with teams from around the district competing in a round-robin tournament. After a fiercely fought contest, the Meerkats emerged victorious, with the Hogs coming in a very credible second place. Thanks to all competitors and organisers, and a huge thank you for the money raised for Police Legacy in support of our Police Family.

Jason Guilbert BAKER, Jason BAKER, Jase, Packa, Packaroon

Jason Guilbert BAKER, Jason BAKER, Jase, Packa, Packaroon

Jason Guilbert BAKER, Jason BAKER, Jase, Packa, Packaroon

Jason Guilbert BAKER, Jason BAKER, Jase, Packa, Packaroon

Jason Guilbert BAKER, Jason BAKER, Jase, Packa, Packaroon

Jason Guilbert BAKER, Jason BAKER, Jase, Packa, Packaroon

Jason Guilbert BAKER, Jason BAKER, Jase, Packa, Packaroon

https://www.facebook.com/policelegacy/posts/1433927523376708

Jason Baker Memorial Cup
At the end of October in Port Macquarie, we had the privilege of attending the annual Jason Baker Memorial Cup, held each year in memory of Sergeant Jason Baker. It was a huge day of touch footy, with teams from around the district competing in a round-robin tournament. After a fiercely fought contest, the Meerkats emerged victorious, with the Hogs coming in a very credible second place. Thanks to all competitors and organisers, and a huge thank you for the money raised for Police Legacy in support of our Police Family.
Fundraising News: Dec 2018 | NSW Police Legacy

~Paka AKA Jason Baker~
It was 1993 when I first started working at the old Randwick Patrol,
Ironically located on the corner of Coogee Bay Road and Judge Street.
The old sandstone building was very small but filled with soul,
With the words ‘Lock Up’ carved in the sandstone on the front.
Working at this place was anything but silent.
History and character were part of what made the station tick
The other was the hard working staff that rarely reported off sick
One staff member in particular, I remember so well,
Larger than life he was every single day some would call him a rebel.
But I’d rather take the official caution, and not say,
Swearing an oath of what happens at Randwick stays in Randwick.
Was the safest cause of action, if I may?
By now you’re wondering who this person may be,
No I take that back, you all know who it is, I’m sure you’ll agree.
His legal name is Jason Baker to friends it’s Packa or Packaroon,
A one of a kind gentleman, taken from us way too soon.
No matter what you’d turn up to work with your trademark huge smile,
Making work so much easier even when things were vile.
You leave behind so many memorable moments and stories to tell,
They’d make everyone laugh then cry and a book would be a great sell.
Packa you touched the hearts of people far and wide,
It’s hard to believe you’re no longer with us and be by our side.
I know now you’re watching over us all, especially your family of four.
If they ever need anything I have an open door.
By Glen B Robinson
19 January 2014