We were very sad to hear of the sudden passing of
Francis Bernard Hagan (better known as Frank) aged 77 registered
number 10265. I had the pleasure of first meeting Frank when we both
joined the NSW Police Force on the 26-2-1962. We met up again in the
seventies at Dubbo where we both had been posted. Frank was to spend
the rest of his career in Dubbo attached to the Traffic Section and
became the Traffic Supervisor. A quiet, unassuming man who knew the
Traffic Act back the front. He was well liked and respected by his
He was given a fitting send-off and tribute on
the 12 September at the Western Garden Crematorium in Dubbo with a
Police guard of honour and about twelve RPA members wearing their
jackets. On the Welfare front, we send our best wishes to all those
members not keeping so well including Pat Foley and John Wilson
Our Police Remembrance Day service at the Holy
Trinity Church of England, Dubbo was officiated by Police Chaplain,
the Rev. Ross Godfrey and the reverent Canon Brett Watterson. The St
Brigidís Mensí choir headed by our own Jude Maloney and Ian Hobson
were at their vocal best.
Once again, about 25 of our members attended
the Retired Police Day, and we were welcomed by Local Area Commander
Simmonds and a very enjoyable morning tea was provided. A special
RPA pin was handed out to celebrate the occasion. We were able to
talk and mingle with current members, and this is always welcomed.
We sincerely thank Commander Simmons and his fellow officers and
staff for the hospitality afforded us.
Merry Xmas to all.