William John JAMES – OAM
( late of Shellharbour )
New South Wales Police Force
Rank: Volunteer In Policing ( V.I.P. )
Stations: Lake Illawarra ( Warilla & Oak Flats )
Service: From ? ? 1996 to 2 March 2016
Awards: Medal of the Order of Australia ( OAM ) – granted 10 June 2002
Citation for OAM – For service to the community, particularly through sport on the south coast of NSW.
Rotary Clubs of NSW V.I.P. of the Year Award 2011 winner
Born: 5 September 1935
Died on: Thursday 3 March 2016
Cause: Heart attack
Funeral date: Thursday 10 March 2016 @ 11am
Funeral location: All Saints Catholic Church, College Ave, Shellharbour City, NSW
Buried at: ?TBA
Memorial at: ?TBA
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Bill James was a long time, and original V.I.P. who stated work out of the old Warilla Police Station ( Lake Illawarra LAC ) in 1996.
Bill retired from V.I.P’s prior to the Station being moved to Oak Flats.
Bill, upon retiring from his career job, applied for a VIP role at the suggestion of his wife. He said he enjoyed his work with the police for a number of reasons.
” I like everything about it – keeps me active and I like working with all the police and staff, they are a great crew. This role has been eye-opening and I really appreciate all the work the police do. It’s great to be able to help them out and my family are very pleased with what I do. “