Warren BROUGHTON

aka  Wazza or Yoda

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Queensland Police Force

Regd. #  ?????

Rank:  Senior Constable

Stations: ?, Bundaberg – Death

ServiceFrom  ? ? ?  to  ? ? ? = ? years Service

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Born? ? ?

Died on:  Tuesday  18 July 2017

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Cause:  Cancer ( skin )  leptomeningeal disease from melanoma

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Event date:   ?

Funeral date:  Wednesday  27 July 2017 @ 10am

Funeral location:  Des Allen Funeral Home, Phoebe Cres, Bundaberg, Qld

 Memorial Service at:  Bundaberg PCYC, Thursday  27 July 2017 @ 2.30pm

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Warren Broughton with his wife Tanya at the PCYC awards in 2012.

Warren Broughton with his wife Tanya at the PCYC awards in 2012.
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Bundy police officer loses long battle with illness

BUNDABERG police are mourning the loss of one of their own.

Acting Sergeant Warren Broughton died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday following a fight with cancer.

“Wazza” was “an amazing person who will be deeply missed by his family, friends, colleagues and community,” Senior Constable Danielle Loftus said.

“Warren was also the father to two beautiful young boys, a loving husband and a brother and son.”

Mr Broughton fought a three year battle with skin cancer.

He shared the news that it was terminal just last month, a discovery that hit his young family hard.

“I feel so sad for my boys and Tanya [Broughton], my family and friends,” he shared on June 26.

“Not sure how long I’ve got peeps.

“Grab someone and give them a hug, doesn’t matter who it is. Cherish your time and everybody, love everybody.”

He was described as a big man with a big heart who had been in the army and served his country.

Bundaberg police officer Warren Broughton (right) with friend Heath Clayton.<br />

Bundaberg police officer Warren Broughton (right) with friend Heath Clayton.

 

Friend Heath Clayton mourned the mate he knew as “Yoda”.

“It is with a very heavy heart this morning that I learned of the passing of an old friend, Warren Broughton (Yoda),” Mr Clayton shared on social media.

“Yoda passed yesterday and will be well remembered and sorely missed.

“You were always a great friend, a guarantee you would put a smile on everyone’s face and a good man too all who had the pleasure of knowing you. Time for the long sleep my old friend.

“I will be thinking of you this day, with a heavy heart but of all the good times. Goodbye mate.”

Warren was a captain, Sunbowl champion and Queensland rep for the Logan City Bengals gridiron team in the early 90s, described by Harry Alderton as “one of the best teammates to have”.

“A leader in every sense,” Mr Alderton wrote.

“Tough as nails, attacking and aggressive and always having fun. He picked you up and made the game better.”

A funeral service will be held for Warren at 10am on Wednesday, July 26 at Des Allen Funeral Home, Phoebe Cres, Bundaberg.

A memorial service will be held for Warren at 2.30pm on Thursday, July 27 at Bundaberg PCYC.

The original Logan city Bengals will be having a reunion on July 30 “to celebrate Warren and continue to raise money for his kids’ future”.

 

Bundy policeman with terminal cancer needs help

NOTHING can replace a husband, father, brother and son but the family who is about to lose this said they were grateful.

Bundaberg police officer Warren Broughton has been fighting a long hard battle with skin cancer for three years.

After taking part in a drug trial and changing his lifestyle, the melanoma on his brain started to shrink.

Family and friends were filled with hope but after his last MRI scan he was given a terminal diagnosis.

On Monday the father-of-two shared the news with his fellow police officers.

“This morning I was told I have leptomeningeal disease from melanoma,” he said.

“Unfortunately this is a terminal diagnosis for me.”

He said he was in shock and he didn’t believe it.

“(I am) completely scared s**tless,” he said.

“I feel so sad for my boys and Tanya [Broughton], my family and friends.

“I’m angry and sad.”

He went on to say he wouldn’t give up fighting and would try anything to stop the cancer.

“They want to try a combination of some immuno therapies. Massive long shot but stupid not to try,” he said.

“Not sure how long I’ve got peeps.

TERMINAL DIAGNOSIS: Warren Broughton was given a terminal diagnosis and now wants to plan ahead for his sons.<br />

TERMINAL DIAGNOSIS: Warren Broughton was given a terminal diagnosis and now wants to plan ahead for his sons.

“Grab someone and give them a hug, doesn’t matter who it is. Cherish your time and everybody, love everybody.”

His brother Ben Broughton has set up a donation page to help sons Damon, 6, and Luke, 3.

He said travelling to Brisbane every three months for specialist appointments, constant worry and the nightmare of waiting for endless test results, knowing any day could be the worst day of their lives, had taken its toll on the family, emotionally and financially.

The latest news was horrific and had hit the family hard.

“Warren is an active father who takes a keen interest in bringing up his two beautiful, energetic sons,” Mr Broughton said.

“He had hoped to see his boys grow up, play sports, graduate from school and create their own lives, but now Warren and Tanya have to face facts that this is unlikely.”

Mr Broughton is described as a big man with a big heart who had been in the army and served his country.

“He is a police officer contributing to the safety of his local community,” his brother said.

He said it was difficult to ask for assistance and Warren was normally the one wearing fancy dress, such as a Star Wars costume, to raise money for charities.

“Now it’s our turn to support Warren in his time of greatest need so that he, Tanya, Damon and Luke can spend their precious remaining time together without having to worry about the small stuff,” he said.

“Warren’s key concern is for the welfare and quality of life for his sons and wife.

“While illness makes our hearts stand still, the rest of life keeps rolling and making its demands on their time and resources.”

To make a donation to support the family, go to https://www.chuffed.org/project/this-ones-for-you-yoda

https://www.news-mail.com.au/news/bundy-policeman-with-terminal-cancer-needs-help/3194765/

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