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Terence Kevin PAFF


Terence Kevin PAFF

AKA  Terry PAFF  

Late of Old Bar, NSW – Formerly of Canberra, ACT  


AFP Training Centre – Class #  ? ? ? 


Australian Federal Police Force


Regd. #  ????? 


Service:  From ? ? ?   to   ? ? ? ? years Service 


Rank:  Commenced Training at AFP Academy Police Cadet on ? ? ?

Probationary Constable- appointed ? ? ?

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 

Chief Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 

Superintendent – appointed ? ? ? 

Chief Superintendent – appointed ? ? ?


Final Rank =  Superintendent 


Stations?, Belconnen ( SenSgt )( 1981 ), ?


Retirement / Leaving age: = ?

Time in Retirement from Police: ?




Service number:


Unit Name:                 Contingents 28 to 30 in 1988 – 1989

Date of intake:            1988

Date of exit:                1989

Total Days:

Medals:                        Police Overseas Service Medal – Clasp CYPRUSgranted 8 July 1992 ( Supt )



Police Awards: Royal Humane Society Bronze Medal – awarded ? June 1983 ( SenSgt )

National Medal – granted 13 November 1984 ( SenSgt )

To be Awarded a Clasp to the National Medal – SenSgt Terence Kevin PAFF

Police Overseas Service Medal – Clasp CYPRUSgranted 8 July 1992 ( Supt )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 2 December 1994 ( Supt )

2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted ? ? ?


 Born:  Thursday 9 December 1948

Died on:  Tuesday 28 December 2021

Age:  73 years, 0 months, 19 days



Event location:   ?

Event date ?


Funeral date:  Thursday 6 January 2022 @ 1pm

Funeral location:  Manning Great Lakes Memorial Gardens Chapel, Pampoolah, NSW


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Funeral Parlour: WT Howard Funerals, 5 Flett St, Taree, NSW  02 65521057

Buried at: Manning Great Lakes Memorial Gardens Lawn Cemetery, 183 Pampoolah Rd, Pampoolah, NSW, 2430


Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( Jan 2022 )

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Terence Kevin PAFF, Terence PAFF, Terry PAFF

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





May they forever Rest In Peace 

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The Royal Humane Society of Australasia announces the following awards for the year 1981 / 1982:

……. Terence Kevin PAFF ( A.C.T. ) – Bronze Medal


Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),

Tuesday 2 June 1987, page 4

Car vandals’ busy Sunday morning in the south

A series of about 20 automobile offences in Canberra’s south which were committed early on Sunday morning have prompted the Australian Federal Police to warn motorists to hide or remove any removable fixtures from their cars to discourage thieves.

In Waramanga early Sunday morning, 14 automobiles had windows smashed, and two had property stolen from inside.

During the same period, six vehicles had petrol syphoned from them in Wanniassa, and two cars were stolen from Oxley and later recovered in Isabella Plains. Both cars had been stripped and vandalised.

Acting Inspector Terry Paff said that the offenders were probably in their late teens, and were stealing items for their own use.

He said there had been 1063 car-related crimes in Canberra between July 1986 and February this year, and that the increase in car crime was a result of a shift in crime trends away from burglaries as a result of Neighbourhood Watch.

He said that a special effort in the form of extra manpower was being made by police in an attempt to discourage thefts, but that it was ultimately up to car owners to secure their vehicles.

People with confidential information regarding automobile offences were asked to contact police on 497444.

Acting Inspector Terry Paff with an unidentified glove and screwdriver found in one of the damaged cars.


Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),

Tuesday 12 January 1982, page 3


The Australian Federal Police Commissioner, Sir Colin Woods, will present Certificates of Commendation to Constable Neil Palmer and Constable Terry Paff today in recognition of their rescuing a man from a burning house at Melba last October.

A woman died in the fire.


Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),

Monday 19 October 1981, page 1


One dead, one saved in fire


A woman died and a man was rescued by two policemen in a house fire in Melba yesterday.

The two policemen are to be recommended for a commendation.

Constable Terry Paff and Constable Neil Palmer, on the 10pm to 6am shift, were on patrol when, just after 5am, they noticed smoke billowing up from a high-density housing area in Melba.

” Terry notified Operations [ that ] we could see smoke and we headed in that direction “, Constable Palmer said yesterday. ” As we neared the area we could see clouds of black smoke issuing into the air.

” We arrived at the house in Boult Place and saw that the lounge-room area was gutted and we could hear the roof starting to collapse as we pulled up “.

They went to the front right-hand side of the house and smashed a window to get in. They went into what was the main bedroom of the house, which by then was full of thick, black smoke, forcing them to turn back.

While Constable Paff went to the front door and kicked it in, Constable Palmer went to the rear of the house, pulled up a barbecue skew and smashed a window which led to the back bedroom.

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Picture: Peter RAE. The main force of the fire was contained in the lounge room of the house. Constables Palmer and Paff heard the roof being to collapse when they arrived. The body of the woman was later found in a corner of the room.

The main force of the fire was contained in the lounge room of the house. Constables Palmer and Paff heard the roof begin to collapse when they arrived. The body of the woman was later found in a corner of the room.

” I jumped up on the window sill and through the smoke saw what appeared to be a form lying on the bed “, Constable Palmer said.

He yelled at the person that the house was on fire, and to ” get out ” but the person ” did not answer or move “.

” I picked up an object from a bench and threw it at the person and again yelled to get out.

” At this stage he said, ‘ What the hell is going on ‘ … as the man came towards me I pulled him through the window.

” As I was helping him through the window I heard the fire brigade start up “.

The man, Mr John Mordaunt, of Hackett, in his early 40s, had told him that there was a woman in the house.

” I went to the front of the house and saw that Terry was all right, but as we could not get into the main lounge room we had to give up our search for anyone else in the house “, he said.

” We think that the chap was only saved because the door to his bedroom had been closed and a vacuum had been created in the loungeroom. During the entire time we heard the sounds of the roof collapsing.

” The woman was later found in a corner of the loungeroom “.

Police will not issue the name of the woman, identified as Mr Mordaunt’s de-facto wife, until all relatives had been informed.

Constable Palmer had been taken to the Royal Canberra Hospital with a sprained ankle but was later allowed home. Constable Paff and Mr Mordaunt were not injured.

Chief Inspector Max Bradley, Officer in Charge of Belconnen police station, praised the action of his two officers. They had demonstrated outstanding dedication to duty, spotting the fire and responding to it.

” But for their courage in entering the blazing town house there could well have been another life lost “, he said.

” I will be recommending to the commissioner that they receive some appropriate commendation in recognition of their action “.

Belconnen detectives are carrying out an investigation into the fire, the cause of which is not yet known. Police said there were no suspicious


Firemen from the Charnwood and Belconnen brigades extinguished the fire in 15 minutes.

Two dogs also perished.


The Canberra Times ( ACT )

Monday 16 July 1979  p3

German shepherd befriends police


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Senior Constable Terry PAFF in the radio room at ACT Police headquarters with a young German shepherd that wandered in yesterday. The dog was friendly and playful and stayed for most of the afternoon while policemen decided what to do. It was taken to the pound and can be claimed by telephoning the dog inspectors of the Department of the Capital Territory on 462157.


The Canberra Times,

Wednesday 15 February 1978  P7


Where are you?

New Zealand Victoria Life Limited,

Chief Office for Australia, 151 Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW

We have lost contact with these policy holders, which may place policy benefits in jeopardy.

Name and last known addresses are:


Terence Kevin PAFF – Floor 9, Bk 8, Irving St, Watson, A.C.T.


I am attempting to get the PIN for his funeral so that the funeral service may be viewed by his mates who could not attend, or did not know, about his passing.  100122


Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.


10 January 2022




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