William Norman Morrison POCKRAN 

aka  Bill

( late of Rockingham, W.A. )

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #   11945

Rank:  Constable

Stations?, Traffic Branch – retirement

ServiceFrom  ? ? 1966?  to  15 June 1969 = 3 years Service

*  Lost his left leg in an ” On Duty ” Police Motor cycle malfunction accident in 1969 near Blacktown.

Awards:  No find on It’s An Honour

Born:  28 April 1942

Died on:  Sunday  30 October 2016

Age:  74

Cause?

Funeral date:  7 November 2016 @ 10.30am

Funeral location:  the Chapel of Chipper Funerals, 69 Dixon Road, Rockingham, W.A.

Buried at:  Cremated

 Memorial at?

22 July 2015: A wheel-chair bound Rockingham man has been left “trapped” in his house after his gopher was stolen on Sunday night.

22 July 2015:    A wheel-chair bound Rockingham man has been left “trapped” in his house after his gopher was stolen on Sunday night.


WILLIAM is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance
  *NEED MORE INFO

  •  Has this man died from a work related injury?  Stemming from the consumption of pain killers associated with his ” On Duty ” injuries of 1969?

Bill was the Public Relations and Welfare Officer for the West Australian Civilian Maimed and Limbless Association.

 

 

 Funeral location


FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal

May they forever Rest In Peace

William POCKRAN

Funeral notice


POCKRAN:
The Funeral Service for the late Mr William (Bill) Norman Morrison Pockran of Rockingham, will be conducted in Our Chapel, 69 Dixon Rd, Rockingham at 10.30am on MONDAY (07.11.2016).
A Private Cremation will follow.
69 DIXON ROAD ROCKINGHAM 9528 1244
chipperfunerals.com.au

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Published in The West Australian on Nov. 2, 2016

http://www.westannouncements.com.au/obituaries/thewest-au/obituary.aspx?n=william-pockran&pid=182243835&fhid=14432

William POCKRAN

Obituary
  • “POCKRAN William Norman (Bill): Born: 28.4.1942 Died:…”
    – William POCKRAN

    Published in: The West Australian

POCKRAN

William Norman (Bill):
Born: 28.4.1942
Died: 30.10.2016
Husband of Jean Pockran (dec).
Father of Ryan, Matthew and Greg.

Poppy to Darcy, Chloe, Alecs and Brock.
Peace at last for a character of Rockingham.
RIP Blutac Bill…

Thank you to the staff at Armadale Hospital, Bethany and Silver Chain. Your love and attention was greatly appreciated.

 

Published in The West Australian on Nov. 2, 2016

Monday, 7 November 2016

POCKRAN William (Bill):
We’ll miss you Bill. A real character, we’ve had lots of laughs and debates with you over the years. Rest in Peace old mate.
Pat

– See more at: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/thewest-au/william-pockran-condolences/182243841?cid=full#sthash.7CljBNED.dpuf

Rockingham disabled man Bill Pockran, who had his gopher stolen last week, is overwhelmed by kindness and donations from strangers, receiving a replacement scooter at the weekend. Picture: Hayley Goddard

Rockingham disabled man Bill Pockran, who had his gopher stolen last week, is overwhelmed by kindness and donations from strangers, receiving a replacement scooter at the weekend. Picture: Hayley Goddard

A wheelchair-bound Rockingham man who was left “trapped” in his house after his gopher was stolen last week has been overwhelmed by the generosity of strangers.

Bill Pockran, who requires dialysis three times a week, has had a rough year dealing with the death of his mother, wife and dog, the theft of his only mode of transport and almost $10,000 hacked from his bank accounts.

The news that several strangers wanted to donate him a replacement gopher or fundraise money to help, far outweighed his expectations.

“The response has been wonderful – I’m just so appreciative of what people and police have done and how they’ve wanted to help,” Mr Pockran said.

“It’s great to see there are caring people in the world – it’s a wonderful feeling and I feel much better than I did last week.

“I felt deserted on an island – my independence was gone.

“How can you do this to someone who is defenceless?”

Police South Metropolitan Community Engagement Unit Sergeant Paul Trimble said the theft was a “gutless” act and hoped people with information could come forward about the whereabouts of the 73-year-old man’s canopied scooter.

The ex-NSW policeman lost his leg in 1969 while on duty riding a police motorcycle which malfunctioned. Mr Pockran said doctors believed years of taking chronic pain medication had caused his kidneys to deteriorate.

He said he was in talks with his bank about how to get the money back.

Sgt Trimble urged anyone with information to contact 131 444.

“It’s unbelievable how people can target the elderly,” he said. “Most people in the community would agree this is a gutless act.”

Another scenario dealt with by Police on a regular basis. I feel for this man that has lost his independence, his only mode of transport, gone! because of a thoughtless act of thievery. I f anyone knows something about this please let police know. As a community working together lets help get this man his gopher back.

GOPHER STOLEN

A wheel-chair bound Rockingham man has been left “trapped” in his house after his gopher was stolen on Sunday night.
Police South Metropolitan Community Engagement Unit Sergeant Paul Trimble said the theft was a “gutless” act and hoped people with information could come forward about the whereabouts of a 75-year-old man’s only mode of transport.
Bill Pockran, who requires dialysis three times a week, has had a rough year dealing with the death of his mother, wife and dog, and now the theft of his gopher and about $1200 hacked from his bank account.
“I’m devastated, I’ve only got $2.48 to last the fortnight,” he said.
“How can you do this to someone who is selfless and defenseless?“I feel deserted on an island – my independence is gone.
“I’m stranded and can’t get out for a coffee at the beach.” The ex-NSW policeman lost his leg in 1969 while on duty riding a police motorcycle which malfunctioned.
Mr Pockran said doctors believed years of taking chronic pain medication had caused his kidneys to deteriorate.
He said he was in talks with his bank about how to get the money back but would need to check with his son, his power of attorney, about the insurance on his gopher.
Sgt. Trimble urged anyone with information to contact 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
“It’s unbelievable how people can target the elderly,” he said.
“Most people in the community would agree this is a gutless act.” This article and photograph was supplied by the Sound Telegraph

via Western Australia Police.

A wheel-chair bound Rockingham man has been left “trapped” in his house after his gopher was stolen on Sunday night.
Police South Metropolitan Community Engagement Unit Sergeant Paul Trimble said the theft was a “gutless” act and hoped people with information could come forward about the whereabouts of a 75-year-old man’s only mode of transport.
Bill Pockran, who requires dialysis three times a week, has had a rough year dealing with the death of his mother, wife and dog, and now the theft of his gopher and about $1200 hacked from his bank account.
“I’m devastated, I’ve only got $2.48 to last the fortnight,” he said.
“How can you do this to someone who is selfless and defenseless?“I feel deserted on an island – my independence is gone.
“I’m stranded and can’t get out for a coffee at the beach.” The ex-NSW policeman lost his leg in 1969 while on duty riding a police motorcycle which malfunctioned.
Mr Pockran said doctors believed years of taking chronic pain medication had caused his kidneys to deteriorate.
He said he was in talks with his bank about how to get the money back but would need to check with his son, his power of attorney, about the insurance on his gopher.
Sgt. Trimble urged anyone with information to contact 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
“It’s unbelievable how people can target the elderly,” he said.
“Most people in the community would agree this is a gutless act.” This article and photograph was supplied by the Sound Telegraph.
100 Comments
Comments
Kerrie Mayall
Kerrie MayallOmg. this man is so lovely I remember he use to ride his gopha and have his lovely little dog walk by his side. I would love to help bill please let us know what we can do.
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Jenni Claire
Jenni ClaireCan we get some bank details to start a donation fund going?
Gem Cat

Gem Cathttps://www.indiegogo.com/…/gopher-for-ex…/x/11568723… Support Your WA Police have set up an indiegogo page for this man! I’ve just donated 🙂

indiegogo.com

 

 
Melissa Hood
Melissa HoodWould love to help, please let us know any way we can donate to buy him a new one. That man worked to protect his community and lost his leg and way of life for doing so. Now it’s our turn to help him.
Luke Scolaro
Trish Moulton
Trish MoultonPoor man. He has had a rough deal in life. Pls let us know how we can help this person. My mum was 98 n her gopher got stolen from her garage. It’s effect on her was devestating. All the best mate. Hope someone donates a gopher to u or we can raise enough Money for u to purchase another.
Butsy RJ
Butsy RJI can guarantee there will be a quick whip around at the local police station to buy a new one for this ex police officer from NSW. Sad story. What low life would steal it????
Alan Flanno
Alan FlannoAny crackhead looking for something to flog for their next fix. They’re always stealing anything they can get their filthy hands on to make some cash to fund the habit

 

 
Anthony Fess Parker
Anthony Fess ParkerGive us a place to donate & I will be happy to put a few dollars in Cheers Fess Parker Ex W.A Traffic (6144) or e-mail me fess152@bigpond.net.au & scammers don’t even think about it – I wasn’t born yesterday, as a former member of the SAS Regiment & a former W.A Police Officer I will hunt you down. Don’t worry Bill we will look after you, Live down your way Cheers Fess Parker
Kelly Wilson
Kelly WilsonWhen the cops catch them I hope they go hard on this nasty person that’s so gutless.I feel for ppl like this.hope everything turns out gd.xxxx
Narelle Gaunt
Narelle Gauntsame please send details or set up a go fund me so we can at least buy the man a coffee or twoards a new gopher please thanks
Sarah Crouther
Sarah CroutherShame on the people who do this
Rani Saxena
Rani SaxenaPoor man when they catch those low life’s I would like to spend 5 mins with them on my own give them a what for. I may not be able to walk or stand much but oh boy I give them something. How dare they hurt someone like that
Jenni Goldman
Jenni GoldmanThat’s disgusting! how any one could do this low life act I can not understand. I hope karma catches up with him/her!
Kate Fennell
Kate FennellWhat sort of scum bag would do that. Being in an electric chair being without it will make his life impossible, I hope his is either returned or funds can be raised really quickly to replace his.
Shelly Jovanovic
Shelly JovanovicThat us just awful that poor man what revolting people to steal something like that bloody scum bags hope he gets another real soon good luck mate
Barbara Heaton
Barbara HeatonPoor man, hope everything returns out ok and they get the low life scums that did this. As if he not going though enough at the moment.
Each day I lost a bit of faith in humanity.
What have we become.Thank goodness there are still good people out there that can restore it..
Betty Hewitson
Betty HewitsonThere is no respect for the elderly ,they get robbed beaten ,About time the law did something about it ,our Police do their best ,hope whoever stole the gopher, gives it back ,
Sam Le Roux
Sam Le RouxWhat can i do to help please?
Maureen Yates
Maureen YatesWould love to help this good man
Mick Hagan
Mick HaganAnd we hit a new low in Scumbags . .
Graeme Winter
Graeme WinterGutless! Paul let us know if we can help out to get this gentleman mobile ASAP. I am willing to chip in.
Support Your Local Police - WA

Support Your Local Police – WAHi All, due to overwhelming request to help raise money for Mr Prockran, SYLP have set up a crowd funding campaign through indiegogo to raise money for him. If you wish to donate, please click on this link https://www.indiegogo.com/…/gopher-for-ex…/x/11568723…. All proceeds will go to Mr Prockran. South Metro District – WA Police could you please share?

Kerrie Mayall
Jane Oldfield
Jane OldfieldMaybe if we want to donate money to help Bill Pockran we can maybe contact the police station and speak to the officer Sargent Paul Trimble Rockingham police station WA . About how you go about sending a donation .
Ruth Blundell Buttigieg
Ruth Blundell ButtigiegHope they get caught and thrashed
Marie Rainey
Marie RaineyWhat use is a gopher to them a brain I could understand !!!!!!!!!!
Caroline Davidson
Caroline DavidsonHas any one found out where we could donate money to this beautiful man woulf really like to help him get on his feet..hope tge lowlifes that have done this will get karma back on them 10 times over..
Raylien Dean
Raylien DeanOmg how low are some people grrrrr
Jo Sgherza Catanzaro
Jo Sgherza CatanzaroA disgraceful act !! Whats happening to the world 🙁 🙁
Ren Nay
Ren NayPlease let us know what we can do to help Bill.
Blair Buckley
Blair BuckleyDisgusting … There’s no respect anymore
Clair Sutton
Clair SuttonContact Rockingham Police Station and ask for Sergeant Trimble. A few people have done this today already. Hopefully we can help this guy out in any way possible.
Jarrad Barry
Jarrad BarryWhere about a is he? I’ve got a couple of days off till I’m away for a month then back again so if he needs any help with getting around I’m more than happy to do so!
Stacey Andrade Sequeira
Stacey Andrade SequeiraI also would like to help
Carol Bascombe
Carol BascombeI hope when they catch these gutless Bsssssssssss that you name an shame on face book for us all to see. It seems to be happening so much. They are gutless an cowards
Michael Searle
Michael SearleWhat a jerk hope is caught and belted then handed to police
Clair Sutton
Clair SuttonI will buy him some groceries, please inbox me how I can help
Steven Chamberlain
Steven ChamberlainWhat a joke what can I do to help
Siobhan Legge
Siobhan LeggeI would love to donate!
Jenz Watson
Jenz WatsonGutless is right! Who robs disabled people? Scumbags, that’s who! Hope they sic the K9 officers on the culprit/s
Kelly Wilson
Kelly WilsonDonation fund wod b gd.all the best
Jess Gandy
Jess GandyOmg Paul .. Gd job mate
Gem Cat
Gem CatThis is beyond awful, I cannot begin to understand how someone could target someone like this. Definitely keen to donate too, a gofundme page or the like would be great! Please let us know
Brooke O'Donnell
Brooke O’DonnellThere is a gopher for sale at my work..$1200? Don’t know if that’s any use maybe I can talk owner down,,, 🙁
Gem Cat
Gem Cathttps://www.indiegogo.com/…/gopher-for-ex…/x/11568723… Support For our WA Police Officers have set up an indiegogo page for this man! I’ve just donated 🙂
Nano Elle
Nano ElleThat’s terrible. If this man needs anything I am happy to help!
Deanne Seaman
Deanne SeamanCan a ” Go Fund Me” be set up?
Rachel Seabourne
Rachel SeabourneHoping Karma delivers well to who ever is responsible for ripping this guy off!
Kerrie Mayall
Kerrie MayallI have just gone on this link to pay some money it’s in American dollars is this correct? Says USD is indiegogo American company?
Diane Mcpharlin
Diane McpharlinBank details please I will donate
Bianca Bruce
Bianca BruceBloody disgusting – some people really make me sick that they do this to people.
Dot Johnson
Dot JohnsonSo so sad how can anyone do that
Danny Dewhurst
Danny DewhurstTherzsumverminouthere
Traci Salmeri
Traci SalmeriHow sad and what a low life to do this !!! Hope they catch the scum bag
Jill Nicholas Beinhauer
Jill Nicholas BeinhauerLow life scum of the earth.
Karen Andrich
Karen AndrichYep bank details please. I would like to donate.
Marie Dunne
Marie DunneIs there any where we can make a donation for this man? I’d like to help.
Marg Cox
Carmen Schuster
Carmen SchusterPoor guy. Who would steal something that someone needs to get around in? Hope someone donates another one for you to use.
Stevi Lauren
Stevi LaurenScum bags I hope karma gets them real bad and is there any way we can donate to help him get another or get him through
Wendy Shaw
Wendy ShawSeen a few gophers for sale on Bidding Wars fb site recently, maybe someone can donate instead?
Liz Jacob
Liz JacobCan we donate money at the police station so he can buy a new one?
Naomi Williams
Naomi WilliamsThis is absolutely appalling what bloody low life’s
Robbie LeNepveu
Robbie LeNepveuThere has been a gopher for sale along Malibu Road for months. We could all put together somehow and buy it. Maybe?
Robbie LeNepveu
Robbie LeNepveuIf anyone knows how to set up an online fund raising page I will donate. He served us in the past we should return the favour.
Gloria Smith
Gloria SmithSo wrong to do this to someone like this. Little mongrels
Rhonda Manno
Rhonda MannoWat can we do to help wat about donating say tin food etc im on morleyv
Kim Homewood
Kim HomewoodOmg what is this world coming to how do we get some money to this man
An Gie
An GieThere’s plenty of community willing to help this man. Plse advise how. Thanks.
Lindsay Murray
Lindsay MurrayDonations to Rockingham station
Denise Burt
Denise BurtDisgusting it’s not really hard to believe that it’s happened as people today don’t have any respect for anyone or anything
Gail Stirling
Gail StirlingPlease let me know how to donate ! Scum bags
Gordz Tuhoro
Gordz TuhoroWhat an awful year for this poor man!!! I too would like to donate or help in some way.
Phil Clews
Phil ClewsWhoops, There will be able to help.
Phil Clews
Phil ClewsGreat to see you are still fighting the good fight Paul. I am sure some goods samartain out
Christopher Francis Mc Donnell
Christopher Francis Mc DonnellRing Dreamfit they may be able to help
Ben Wallis
Ben WallisNot sure who you are but can spare $100 dollars if needed.
Di Selleck
Jasmine Kovacevich
Jasmine KovacevichCan we donate anything to help him?
Cherie Thorpe
Veronica Moore
Veronica MooreI have a gopher the gentlman can borrow…
Gill Evans
Gill EvansHow can I help I don’t have much but willing to try
Natalie Maloney
Natalie MaloneyYes I would love to donate too, what a horrible thing to do!
Katrina Hatelie
Margaret Roberts
Margaret RobertsSomeone has donated one to him which is fantastic.
Deb Stewart Finlay
Deb Stewart FinlaySome people are just a waste of air aren’t they. Bloody lowlifes ….
Soleil Jadorier

Soleil JadorierHe’s been in the wars poor luv.

I hope whoever did this feels suitably ashamed.

Ron Lean
Ron LeanTotally gutless scum . That’s being nice . Return it . I think this guy has been thru enough.
I do hope it is returned .
Emma Joslin
Emma JoslinJennifer Joslin – still got that electric chair?
Jennifer Joslin
Jennifer JoslinUnfortunately no…would have happily given it to this man.
Jeremy Macnamara
Chelsea Butterfield
Blake Ashurst
Natasha Finden
Natasha FindenOMG! you might have seen it
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