Warren Dennis BURNS

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # 13373

Rank:  Probationary Constable

Stations:  North Sydney

Service:  From  5 August 1968  to  30 October 1968

Awards?

Born? 1943

Died on:  30 October 1968

Cause:  Motor Vehicle Accident, Sutherland

Age:  25 years

Born:  1943

Funeral date:   ? November 1968

Funeral location?

Buried at:  Grafton Cemetery, Armidale Rd, Braunstone, NSw

Clarence Lawn Cemetery, General, Section B, Lot 176

Warren Dennis BURNS, NSWPF, died 30 October 1968  Touch plate at the National Police Wall of Remembrance, Canberra.

Warren Dennis BURNS, NSWPF, died 30 October 1968
Touch plate at the National Police Wall of Remembrance, Canberra.

 

WARREN IS mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance

In the afternoon of 30 October, 1968 Constable Burns was undergoing police motor cycle training under the supervision of Constable Doaks in the Royal National Park, south of Sydney.

As Constable Burns followed Constable Doaks along Farnell Avenue his cycle skidded on the gravel shoulder of the roadway, struck a guidepost and then collided with a tree stump. Constable Burns was thrown from his cycle into a tree, sustaining fatal injuries. He died a short time later in the Sutherland District Hospital.

 

The constable was born in 1943 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 5 August, 1968. At the time of his death he was stationed at North Sydney.

 

Warren Dennis BURNS Clarence Lawn Cemetery, Armidale Road, Sth Grafton. 29 46' 00S / 152 55' 41E.

Warren Dennis BURNS
Clarence Lawn Cemetery, Armidale Road, Sth Grafton. 29 46′ 00S / 152 55′ 41E

Warren Dennis BURNS Clarence Lawn Cemetery, Armidale Road, Sth Grafton. 29 46' 00S / 152 55' 41E

Warren Dennis BURNS Clarence Lawn Cemetery, Armidale Road, Sth Grafton. 29 46′ 00S / 152 55′ 41E
Credit – Ken Medway 6 March 2014

 

Police think of mates, share stories at Remembrance Day service at Gymea on September 29

By Eva Tejszerski

Sept. 6, 2014, 7:20 a.m.

Annual commemoration: This month there will be a remembrance day service held for retired local police officers. John Prince is a member of St George & Sutherland Shire Retired Police Organisation, is organising the event. Picture Chris Lane

Annual commemoration: This month there will be a remembrance day service held for retired local police officers. John Prince is a member of St George & Sutherland Shire Retired Police Organisation, is organising the event. Picture Chris Lane

WHEN a few blokes gathered at Miranda RSL Club in the 1980s, little did they know their casual chats would become a bigger event of shared memories.

Now, many of those men who formed friendships in the line of duty will join forces again at their annual commemoration of retired police officers.

The south metropolitan associated branch of the Police Association of NSW, established a decade later, is hosting its annual service at St Catherine’s Catholic Church, Gymea, on September 29 — the same month as national police remembrance day.

Former police officers and the community will pay tribute to those killed on duty.

There will also be a eulogy for retired commander Henry (Harry) Brennan, of Caringbah, who died in June this year, at 86, after a 39-year career.

Mr Brennan cheated death when a shot was fired at him at point blank range. Luckily, the bullet missed.

For his bravery, he received the rare George Medal in 1956.

Retired police officer the late Harry Brennan is one of several local retired police officers who will be commemorated at a remembrance day service at Gymea this month. Picture: Police Association of NSW

Retired police officer the late Harry Brennan is one of several local retired police officers who will be commemorated at a remembrance day service at Gymea this month. Picture: Police Association of NSW

Probationary constable Warren Dennis Burns, 25, was killed in 1968 when his motorbike collided with a tree in the Royal National Park.

Former police officer Denis Robert Ware, 33, was shot and killed on duty at Sutherland in 1970.

The branch has grown to about 500 members — many of whom regularly meet for social events.

Former police officer John Prince, of Caringbah, organised the service.

“Once you retire, the rest of us stay mates . . . you rely on each other so much when you work together,” he said.

The public service is at 10.30am.

 

http://www.theleader.com.au/story/2534709/police-think-of-mates-share-stories-at-remembrance-day-service-at-gymea/

further reading:

https://www.australianpolice.com.au/woronora-cemetery-wall-of-remembrance/

 

 

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