Wesley Bruce TREES
Late of Denistone
New South Wales Police Force
[alert_yellow]Regd. # 7127[/alert_yellow]
Uniform # 3471
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 22 October 1951
Detective Sergeant 3rd Class – 1974
Detective Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 22 August 1976
Chief Inspector – Retirement
Stations: ?, Flemington, Lidcombe ( 1974 ), Bankstown – Retirement
Service: From ? ? pre October 1951? to 29 October 1987 = 36 years Service
Awards: No find on It’s An Honour
Born: 17 September 1929
Died on: Friday 4 August 2017 – early a.m.
Cause: Natural causes
Event location: ?
Event date: ?
Funeral date: Monday 14 August 2017 @ 10.15am
Funeral location: North Chapel, Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens & Crematorium, 199 Delhi Road, North Ryde
Buried at: Cremated with Ashes to be scattered in his garden at home
Memorial located at: ?
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May they forever Rest In Peace
Bruce passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Friday morning and, although the cause is unknown, it is believed that he simply died from natural causes.
Bruce wished to be cremated and that his ashes be scattered in his garden at the family home.
Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995), Thursday 14 February 1974, page 10
Man had gun, police say
SYDNEY, Wednesday, –
A man involved in a ” violent incident ” at Kirribilli yesterday was charged in North Sydney Court today with possessing an unlicensed revolver and with two counts of housebreaking at Kirribilli.
He was Mr Leos Buschenhagen, 26, plumber, of Bondi.
One charge alleged that he had in his possession yesterday at Kirribilli a .45 calibre Webley revolver without holding a licence.
The others alleged that: At Kirribilli yesterday he broke and entered the dwelling house of Alan Marshall in Carrabella Street, and stole a TV set, a pair of binoculars, 107 LP records, a travelling case and 13 bottles of spirits.
At Kirribilli yesterday he broke and entered the dwelling house of Lurline Caffrey in Carrabella Street and stole a TV set, cassette recorder, transistor radio, record player, clock, 12 sets of records, a pair of sheets and a pillowcase.
Mr Buschenhagen was led into court in-handcuffs.
Mr Evans adjourned the matter to February 21 and refused bail.
Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995), Wednesday 13 February 1974, page 7
Man shot by police to be charged
SYDNEY. Tuesday. – A 24-year-old man will be charged when he leaves hospital tomorrow after being shot by a policeman at Kirribilli today.
The man underwent surgery at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital tonight. A police constable required several stitches in a cut hand after the incident.
Constable J. Murray and Senior Constable B. E. Link were investigating an alleged break and enter in a block of flats in Kirribilli, when a man armed with a .38 pistol ran out and grappled with Constable Murray before forcing him to walk to where Constable Link had handcuffed his companion.
Detectives said the man forced Senior Constable Link to release the handcuffed man. Constable Murray tried to take the gun and cut his hand. The man carrying the gun was shot in the elbow as he and his companion ran off.
Another police officer found the men in a lavatory in a nearby apartment block.
North Sydney detectives charged a 24-year-old man tonight with escaping from lawful custody, having an unlicensed pistol, breaking, entering and stealing and three charges of aggravated assault.