Wesley Craig BUSH
AKA Wes & Bushy
Late of Parkes & formerly of Orange & Dubbo, NSW
NSW Goulburn Police Academy Class # 284 ( Class 5 )
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 36446
Rank: Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on ? ? 2002? Aged 23 )
Probationary Constable- appointed 3 May 2002 ( aged 23 years, 2 months & 18 days )
Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Final Rank = Sergeant
Stations: ?, Orange ( ProCst – 2002 ), Trundle, Tullamore, Tottenham, Alectown, Parkes, Peak Hill ( Sgt 3/c ), Dubbo, Central West Highway Patrol – Orange – Death
Service: From ? ? 2002? to 17 July 2020 = 19 years Service
Awards: No Find on Australian Honours
NSW Police Medal – 10 year’s Service – Awarded 17 June 2015
Born: Thursday 15 February 1979
Died on: Friday 17 July 2020
Age: 41 years, 5 months & 2 days
Cause: Depression – Suicide – ?
Event location: ?
Event date: Friday 17 July 2020
Funeral date: Monday 3 August 2020 @ 11am
Funeral location: St Brigid’s Catholic Church, Brisbane St, Dubbo, NSW
In lieu of floral tributes, donations to the NSW Police Legacy would be appreciated & may be left with the funeral directors at the service.
( Due to current Govt. restrictions of the 4 square metre rule at a Funeral due to the Cornona19 Virus Pandemic )
Future Wake location: ??? TBA
( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 50 persons only at ‘Gatherings’, there won’t be an immediate Wake )
Future Wake date: ???
( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )
Funeral Parlour: Abbey Funeral Home – 02 6881 8988
Buried at: Interment in the New Dubbo Cemetery, Dunedoo Rd, Dubbo, NSW
Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?
Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( July 2020 )
WES is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance * BUT SHOULD BE
WES is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance *NEED MORE INFO
WES possibly will be mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance – Surry Hills
FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.
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May they forever Rest In Peace
WESLEY CRAIG BUSH “WES”
Passed away 17th July 2020 Aged 41 years.
Late of Parkes & formerly of Orange & Dubbo.
Dearly loved husband of Kate.
Loving father of Ally and Jessie.
Cherished and adored son of George & Debbie Bush.
Much loved brother of Jason and Darren (dec) and their…
Policing as a career on display in Dubbo
16 APRIL 2002
Dubbo’s Wesley Bush knew from a young age that he wanted to be a police officer. It’s a dream he’s glad to have followed, as he prepares to start working as a probationary constable.
The 23-year-old policing student will be one of the speakers at the Dubbo Police Career Day on Sunday 21 April.The day is a joint initiative of the NSW Police and Charles Sturt University (CSU), inviting visitors to find out more about policing as a career and the recruit education program, the Diploma of Policing Practice (DPP).
The Police Career Day runs from 10am to 2pm, with a formal information session commencing at 10am. Speakers include current students such as Mr Bush, recent graduates, university and police staff. They will discuss career options within the police service, health and lifestyle issues and the education program.
Mr Bush said he had found studying at the Police College in Goulburn an enjoyable experience.
“There is a lot of support while you are on campus, all the staff are very helpful,” he said.
Mr Bush will be returning to regional NSW in May, to complete the DPP while he is employed as a probationary constable in Orange.
The Diploma of Policing Practice is offered in a number of different modes, including distance education, making it accessible to a broad range of prospective students.
DPP students may be eligible to be employed by the NSW Police as probationary constables after two 14-week sessions of study, then they complete their training over a further 12 months.
Applications for the Diploma will also be accepted on the day. Anyone wishing to apply should bring the original, plus copies of documents, such as birth certificates, results of prior study and references.
The Police Career Day is being held at the Police and Community Youth Club, corner of Darling and Erskine Streets, Dubbo.
For further information about the Police Career Day, contact the NSW Police Service recruitment line on 1800 222 122. For information about the CSU Diploma of Policing Practice, visit our website
Constables boost local command
FOUR new probationary constables started work this week with the Canobolas Local Area Command, bringing its strength up to 92 officers.
Two, Arna Marinovic and Wes Bush, will be stationed in Orange for their three year probation, bolstering numbers at the station to 62.
Two others, Patrick Adams and Gerard McCarthy, are attached to the Cowra station and have already been rostered on to patrol their adopted town.
Acting Local Area Commander, Inspector Dave Powell, said the new recruits were keen to get started.
“They are raring to go and have a lot to learn but they will be well looked after during their time here,” Insp Powell said.
Prob Const Bush said he joined the Police Force to help the community and would put up with seeing people at their worst “as long as I can help”.
Prob Const Marinovic said she wanted to join the police because the work was something she could be proud of.
Three of the probationary constables are from regional NSW while Prob Const McCarthy is from Surfers Paradise.
He said he joined up because when he was a civilian he saw police doing a good job.
“I hope that is how people will look at us,” he said.
Drivers on the radar
TWELVE Orange drivers have had illegally installed mobile radar detectors seized by police in the last few weeks.
The drivers have been hit with heavy fines of $1300 each and lost nine points from their licence.
Orange police have specially installed devices in each vehicle which emit a loud signal when a vehicle is approaching with an illegally installed detector.
Police say the illegal devices have been imported by either being purchased over the internet or obtained overseas and brought in to the country in luggage.
Senior Constable Wes Bush said when drivers were caught they realised they would have to pay a heavy fine.
“But they get a real shock when they find out they lose nine points off their licence,” he said. “They only need to have had one speeding fine added to that and their licence is gone.”
Police say the standard navigation GPS systems which can be purchased in retail outlets do not pose a problem as they only have a facility for detecting fixed cameras.
The illegal devices which have been confiscated in the last few weeks are small enough to fit in the palm of the hand and plug into a cigarette lighter.
Snr Const Bush said many drivers were also unaware that it is illegal to be caught buying or storing a detector in a vehicle.
Speeding drivers learn too slow
ORANGE residents were far worse in 2013 when it came to speeding in school zones, with about 281 drivers booked in the Orange local government area – an 84 per cent increase from 2012 when 153 drivers were fined.
The most common offenders when it comes to speeding in school zones, are parents whose children go to the school Leading Senior Constable Wes Bush said.
The increase in fines was not necessarily because Orange drivers were becoming more complacent, Senior Constable Bush said, rather Orange highway patrol had been “actively” targeting school zones.
As 40 km/h school zones kick into force from Tuesday, Senior Constable Bush urged people to slow down and pay attention to school zone signage.
“There’s plenty of signs around, flashing lights, road markings,” he said.
“They’re prominent and it is easy to tell so there’s no excuse.”
He said people should be reminded one extra demerit point applied to any infringement notice given to a driver in a school zone.
Failure to adhere to school zone speed limits could be costly for motorists, with fines up to $425 for exceeding the zone by under 10 km/h and a loss of two demerit points.
Exceeding the speed limit over 10 kmh could result in a loss of four demerit points and a $531 fine.
The 40 km/h school zones operate from 8am to 9:30am and 2:30pm to 4pm.
Orange and Cabonne Road Safety Officer Andrea Hamilton-Vaughan said the 40 km/h school zone speed limit must be observed even if school children can’t be seen.
“A safe return to school can be achieved if everyone plays a role to protect school children,” Andrea Hamilton-Vaughan said.
Orange drivers gave the government about $533,000 worth of fines for speeding in a school zone in the last financial year.
Motoring madness: drivers ignore school zone speed limits
Orange drivers continue to put children’s lives at risk by speeding through school zones with speeding offences double what they were two years ago.
P-plater clocked at 164km/h on the Mitchell Highway near Lucknow
Canobolas Local Area Command awards acknowledge help from Peter and the police
THE contributions and achievements of the region’s police officers were celebrated at yesterday’s Canobolas Local Area Command (CLAC) awards ceremony, but it wasn’t just the officers being recognised.
Emily Watson, a year 12 student at Orange High School, was on hand at the Orange Agriculture Institute to accept the CLAC certificate of appreciation on behalf of her father Peter Watson, who provided valuable assistance to ambulance officers at an incident on Huntley Road last year.
Mr Watson stopped on the side of the road to assist ambulance officers subdue an unruly patient, enabling them to call for further assistance and helping to resolve a volatile situation in the process.
Miss Watson, who was also present at the incident, said she was proud to be accepting such an award on her father’s behalf.
“I am proud, he couldn’t be here today and I saw what happened. He told me to stay in the car, but I didn’t,” she laughed.
“The ambulance officers were wrestling with a patient, about 100 metres away from their van. One of the ambulance officers was hit by the patient, and they couldn’t leave him to call for assistance.
“Dad helped them so they could call for assistance. It was a pretty scary situation, a lot of people wouldn’t have stopped, so I’m very proud of him for doing that.”
Officers from around the region received medals for long service, clasps, certificates of merit and commendations during the ceremony, and CLAC Superintendent Shane Cribb was on hand for the presentation.
“These awards are very important,” he said. “Our police work 24 hours a day putting their lives at risk, and it’s very important we recognise their achievements and their years of service.
“It’s a very demanding profession, and 10 years in one profession is a long time in this kind of occupation. We saw here, there was people getting recognised for 25 and 30 years’ service.
“It’s tough to work in one profession for 30 years at all, let alone one so demanding. We’re incredibly grateful for their efforts, and it’s important for the community to see the kind of effort they go to as well.
“The public often doesn’t see what happens when the police are out protecting them, looking after them and making sure their safe.
“I’m incredibly proud to be a part of it, it’s fantastic.”
State Crime Command – Commanders Commendation: Sergeant Brenden Casey.
Chifley Local Area Command – Certificate of Appreciation: Sergeant Colin Sheil.
Canobolas Local Area Command – Certificate of Appreciation: Peter Watson.
Certificate of Service: Former sergeant Garry Sheils, former sergeant Terry Johns.
National Service Medal: Sergeant Glenn Griffith, Sergeant Phil Cleathero, Detective Sergeant Andrew McLean, Sergeant Michael Sullivan, Sergeant Colin Sheil, Senior Constable John Newton, Senior Constable Greg Treavors, Leading Senior Constable Grant Terry, former inspector Greg Pringle, former sergeant Gary Shiels, former sergeant Terry Johns.
National Medal: Sergeant Rolf Vogelsang, Senior Constable Therese Miller, Detective Senior Constable Leisa Shorrocks.
National Medal 1st clasp – 25 years: Sergeant Glenn Griffith, Sergeant Phil Cleathero, Senior Constable Greg Treavors, Leading Senior Constable Grant Terry, former sergeant Terry Johns.
NSW Police Medal – 10 years’ service: Senior Constable Adam Cornish, Senior Constable Leon Corcoran, Leading Senior Constable Wesley Bush, Senior Constable Lames Carters.
NSW Police Medal clasp – 15 years’ service: Sergeant Rolf Vogelsang, Senior Constable Therese Miller, Detective Senior Constable Leisa Shorrocks.
NSW Police Medal clasp – 25 years’ service: Sergeant Glenn Griffith, Sergeant Phil Cleathero, Senior Constable Greg Treavors, Leading Senior Constable Grant Terry, former sergeant Terry Johns.
NSW Police Medal clasp – 30 years’ service: Senior Constable John Newton, former sergeant Gary Shiels.
Certificate of Appointment: Sergeant Colin Sheil.
Region Certificate of Merit: Former sergeant Terry Johns.
Police | Driver and passengers flee crash scene in Glenroi on Saturday
A driver and two passengers fled the scene of a car crash in Glenroi on Saturday afternoon, police said on Sunday.
Central West Police District acting inspector Wes Bush said the three people were in a Holden Commodore which hit a road hump at speed causing a front tyre to blow.
Acting Inspector Bush said the driver lost control of the car and it crashed into a Holden Commodore Ute at the intersection of Adina Crescent and Garema Road.
“The driver fled the scene. There were two other passengers in the car [who also left the scene],” he said.
He said the driver of the other car was not injured in the crash.
Acting Inspector Bush said the incident occurred at 3.30pm on Saturday.
He said the car had not been reported as stolen.
Police and an Orange Fire and Rescue crew attended the scene of the crash.
Acting Inspector Bush said police enquiries were continuing on Sunday to locate the driver.
Anyone with information should contact Orange Police or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.