Death & Funeral Notices

This page will display the latest Death and Funeral Notices of RFPA Members and others when the RFPA Secretary receives them.

The latest to be notified are at the top.


We previously informed all members of the New South Wales Police Force that Detective Senior Constable Vaughan Anthony Hau, passed away on Sunday, 19 June 2022 aged 52 years. 

Detective Senior Constable Hau was performing duties at State Crime Command, Financial Crime Squad. 

The funeral service for Detective Senior Constable Hau is to be held at the St Madeleines Catholic Church, 20 Annangrove Road, Kenthurst on Wednesday, 29 June 2022, at 1030hr.  All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend.  

A streaming link has been arranged by the funeral director for those unable to attend the service; 

 The following information is provided for those attending.

 Dress for all unsworn members is as follows:

*           Unsworn members attending should wear suitable day dress and full-size medals and lapel badge insignia of any long service awards held.


All members of the NSW RFPA are advised that retired Sergeant Henryk Zbigniew Popko passed away on Tuesday, 21 June 2022, aged 86 years.

Records indicate that Sergeant Popko was performing duties at Fairfield at the time of his retirement on 14 July 1995, completing 39 years of service with NSW Police Force.

A graveside service is to be held at site 10, Forrest Lawn Memorial Park, Leppington on Thursday, 30 June 2022 at 1200hr.  All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend.

All persons attending are to be mindful of the current Government restrictions on gatherings in the venue and congregations outside the venue.  Guidance given by Clergy, Funeral Directors, Venue staff or other persons controlling the service will be followed.

The Popko family have accepted an offer of police involvement at the funeral service. The Liverpool City PAC will provide a Guard of Honour at the Church at the completion of the service. 

As per the NSW Police Force Dress Policy (paragraph 3.1) all sworn officers are to wear uniform as detailed above.  Dress Orders can be located within the NSW Police Force Dress Policy on the Protocol and Awards Unit intranet site.

Dress for unsworn members is as follows:

*           Unsworn members attending should wear suitable day dress and full-size medals and lapel badge insignia of any long service awards held.


I have become aware of the death of former SOUTH AUSTRALIAN Police Officer Peter McDONELL NSWRFPA Veteran Member, Central Coast Branch, through telephone contact with another Branch Member on 17 June.  Records held indicate Peter was discharged from South Australia Police in 1962.

Name:​Peter McDONELL

Born:               25/08/1938

Died:              05/06/2022, aged 83 years

Address:     ​formerly of TASCOTT.

Funeral arrangements: Held at Point Clare Cemetery, Monday 20 June 2022

Ian LOVELL APM

State Secretary RFPA

PS: Insufficient information was available to correctly identify Peter prior to 21 June.  Any misunderstanding resulting from an earlier post is regretted, and contact has been made with the incorrectly listed colleague.


Robert Morrison “Jock” “Bob” HUNTER. Passed away 11/06/2022 aged 81.
Family and friends are warmly invited to attend a memorial service to celebrate Jock’s life of Thursday 23 June at 2pm. Jannali Uniting Church, 527 Box Road, Jannali 2226. Wake to follow in Sutherland. In lieu of flowers, Jock’s family asks that you remember him by making a gift to support NeuRA’s Alzheimer’s research via the link… http://foundation.neura.edu.au/robert/


All members of the NSW Police Force are advised that retired former Senior Constable Keith Byrnes passed away on Friday, 17 June 2022, aged 75 years.
Records indicate that former Senior Constable Byrnes was performing duties at Redfern Police Academy at the time of his resignation on 8 April 1984, completing 22  years of service with NSW Police Force.
A funeral service is to be held at the James Murray Funeral Chapel, 44 Blackall Road, Broadmeadow on Friday, 24 June 2022 at 1400hr.  All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend.

There will be no official police involvement in the funeral, however, the honour guard will comprise of Vietnam Veterans Association.

A streaming link is available for those unable to attend;

https://www.jamesmurray.com.au/live-streaming/client/?nid=0ae1b037-9640-46e4-a96d-298e8f34fefe

All persons attending are to be mindful of the current Government restrictions on gatherings in the venue and congregations outside the venue.  Guidance given by Clergy, Funeral Directors, Venue staff or other persons controlling the service will be followed.

Dress for unsworn members is as follows:

*           Unsworn members attending should wear suitable day dress and full-size medals and lapel badge insignia of any long service awards held.


All members of the NSW Police Force are advised that retired Inspector James (Jim) Ernest Bryant passed away on Wednesday, 15 June 2022, aged 83 years.

Records indicate that Inspector Bryant was performing duties at Port Macquarie at the time of his retirement on 13 June 1994, completing 39 years of service with NSW Police Force.

A funeral service is to be held at the St Agnes Catholic Church, 47 Hay St, Port Macquarie on Friday, 24 June 2022, at 0930hr.  All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend.

All persons attending are to be mindful of the current Government restrictions on gatherings in the venue and congregations outside the venue.  Guidance given by Clergy, Funeral Directors, Venue staff or other persons controlling the service will be followed.

The Bryant family have accepted an offer of police involvement at the funeral service. The Mid North Coast will provide a Guard of Honour at the Church at the completion of the service. 

Dress for unsworn members is as follows:

*           Unsworn members attending should wear suitable day dress and full-size medals and lapel badge insignia of any long service awards held.


All members of the NSW RFPA are advised that retired Senior Constable Anthony Joseph Small passed away on Friday, 10 June 2022 aged 76 years.Records indicate that Senior Constable Small was performing duties at Cronulla at the time of his retirement on 8 September 1994, completing 27 years of service with NSW Police Force.

A funeral service is to be held at the Chapel, Lester & Son Funeral Directors, 359 Wantigong Street, Albury on Monday, 20 June 2022 at 1000hr.  All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend.

A livestream will be available to view at www.ovrlstream.com.au/small

The Small family have accepted an offer of police involvement at the funeral service. The Murray River Police District will provide a Guard of Honour at the commencement of the service. 

Dress for unsworn members is suitable day dress and full-size medals and lapel badge insignia of any long service awards held.



I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer Tony HAGAN.
Name: Anthony George HAGAN [20514] Unattached Member RFPA
Born: 17/04/1958
Died: 10/06/2022, aged 64 years
Address: formerly of Yarramalong

Records indicate that Senior Constable Hagan was performing duties at Tuggerah Lakes Highway Patrol at the time of his retirement on 6 April 2000, completing 18 years of service with NSW Police Force.

A private cremation is to be held.


Retired Senior Constable William John Alister Cotterell passed away on Tuesday, 7 June 2022 aged 71 years.

Records indicate that Senior Constable Cotterell was performing duties at Parramatta at the time of his retirement on 19 August 2006, completing 29 years of service with NSW Police Force.

A funeral service is to be held at the North Chapel, Pinegrove Memorial Park, Minchinbury on Wednesday, 15 June 2022 commencing at 2:00pm.  All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend.

The Cotterell family have accepted an offer of police involvement at the funeral service. The Mount Druitt Police Area Command will provide a Guard of Honour at the commencement of the service. 

Dress for unsworn members is suitable day dress and full-size medals and lapel badge insignia of any long service awards held.


We regretfully inform all members of the New South Wales RFPA that retired Senior Sergeant Thomas William Fleming passed away on Saturday, 28 May 2022 aged 87 years.

Records indicate that Senior Sergeant Fleming was performing duties at Kuring Gai Transits at the time of his retirement on 26 December 1994, completing 33 years of service with NSW Police Force.

A funeral service is to be held at Greenway Chapel, 460 Avoca Drive, Green Point on Tuesday, 14 June 2022 at 1200hr.  All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend.


All members of the NSW Police Force are advised that retired Sergeant John Warren Dagwell passed away on Tuesday, 31 May 2022, aged 78 years.

Records indicate that Sergeant Dagwell was performing duties at Queanbeyan at the time of his retirement on 7 August 2000, completing 33 years of service with NSW Police Force.

A funeral service is to be held at the Christ Church, 39 Rutledge Street Queanbeyan on Monday, 6 June 2022 at 1100hr.  All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend.

A streaming link is available for those unable to attend;

https://tinyurl.com/bddws7cc

The Dagwell family have accepted an offer of police involvement at the funeral service. The Monaro Police District will provide a Guard of Honour at the Church at the completion of the service. 

Dress for unsworn members is as follows:

*           Unsworn members attending should wear suitable day dress and full-size medals and lapel badge insignia of any long service awards held.

The thoughts and prayers of the New South Wales Police Force are extended to the Dagwell family and friends at this sad time.


All members of the NSW RFPA are advised that retired Detective Inspector Donald Thomas McCusker passed away on Saturday, 28 May 2022 aged 91 years.

Records indicate that Detective Inspector McCusker was performing duties at Internal Affairs at the time of retirement on 24 May 1988, completing 33 years of service.

A private funeral service is to be held.


We regretfully inform all members of the New South Wales RFPA that Detective Superintendent Geoffrey Richard Owens, APM passed away on Friday, 27 May 2022 aged 75 years.

Detective Superintendent Owens was performing duties at the South East Asian Crime Squad at the time of retirement on 4 March 2005, completing 38 years of service with the New South Wales Police Force.

A funeral service is to be held at the St Luke’s Anglican Church, 526-536 Kingsway, Miranda on Monday, 6 June 2022 at 1100hr. All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend.

All persons attending are to be mindful of the current Government restrictions on gatherings in the venue and congregations outside the venue. Guidance given by Clergy, Funeral Directors, Venue staff or other persons controlling the service will be followed.

The Owens family have accepted an offer of police involvement at the funeral service. The Sutherland Police Area Command will provide a Guard of Honour at the church at the conclusion of the service.


NSW Police Officer Ralph Churchill PARKS [9196] Unattached Veteran RFPA Member. Born 11/01/1940 Died:26/05/2022, aged 82 years. Resident of Edgeworth and was Patrol Commander Raymond Terrace prior to retiring. Funeral arrangements: TBA

2022/29


Mervyn Henry BRAZEL [8081] Veteran Member, Sydney Branch, RFPANSW Born: 01/12/1933 Died: 26/05/2022, aged 88 years Address: KENTHURST

Records indicate that Senior Sergeant Brazel was performing duties at Parramatta at the time of his retirement on 21 July 1988, completing 33 years of service with NSW Police Force. A funeral service is to be held at St Paul the Apostle Church, 40 Buckleys Road, Winston Hills on Thursday, 2 June 2022 at 1030hr. All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend.

The Brazel family have accepted an offer of police involvement at the funeral service. The Parramatta Police Area Command will provide a Guard of Honour at the completion of the church service. 

Dress for unsworn members is suitable day dress and full-size medals and lapel badge insignia of any long service awards held.

2022/27


Ken ‘Toad’ MORONEY Reg # 14414 Aged 71 Former Sans Souci Water Police.

The funeral for Kenneth (Toad) Maroney is at 1.30pm on Monday 30 May, 2022 at the South Chapel, Woronora Cemetery, Sutherland.
2022/26


All members of the NSW RFPA are advised that retired Superintendent James Hayes Felix McCLOSKEY passed away on 19 May 2022, aged 85 years.

Records indicate that Superintendent McCloskey was performing duties at Kings Cross at the time of retirement on 5 September 1992, completing 33 years of service with NSW Police Force.

A private funeral service was held.
2022/25


With regret we advise the death of former RFPA Member Keith Malcolm (Mal) SPENCE (Reg #13041), aged 76 years, on 15/05/2022. A private family memorial will be held.

2022/23


It is with regret that we advise the passing of well-known RFPA Northern Beaches Vice-Chairman Brian Friend’s wife Robyn on Saturday 14th May 2022. Our condolences to Brian, family and friends.

2022/24


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Graeme DITCHBURN through contact with Paul GRIFFIN, Secretary Mid North Coast RFPA

Name: Graeme Robert DITCHBURN [8737] Not an RFPA Member

Born: 15/06/1938

Died: 15/12/2021, aged 83 years

Address: formerly of Lake Cathie

Funeral arrangements: Held

2022/23


I would like to advise the death of Martin L Cooper (Coops) registered No 18929 on the 11th May, 2022.  His funeral is scheduled for 11.15am on Friday the 20th May, 2022, in the Palm Chapel, Macquarie Park Crematorium, cnr Plassey and Delhi Roads, Macquarie Park (North Ryde).  He was serving at the Police Diving Section at the time of his retirement.

2022/22


All members of the NSW RFPA  are advised that retired Senior Constable Stephen Kevin Jones passed away on Friday, 22 April 2022, aged 61 years.
Records indicate that Senior Constable Jones was performing duties at Hunter Valley at the time of his retirement on 6 March 2004, completing 27 years of service with NSW Police Force.
A funeral service is to be held at the St Thomas Catholic Chapel, Segenhoe St, Aberdeen on Saturday, 14 May 2022 at 1100hr.  All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend.
All persons attending are to be mindful of the current Government restrictions on gatherings in the venue and congregations outside the venue.  Guidance given by Clergy,  Funeral Directors, Venue staff or other persons controlling the service will be followed.
The Jones family have accepted an offer of police involvement at the funeral service. The Hunter Valley Police District will provide a Guard of Honour at the function centre at the completion  of the service. 
Dress for unsworn members is as follows:
*           Unsworn members attending should wear suitable day dress and full-size medals and lapel badge insignia of any long service awards held.
2022/21


Name: Robert John SIMPSON [9737]

Born: 31/12/1931

Died: 26/04/2022, aged 90 years

Address: HAMILTON NSW

Robert was a Veteran Member of the RFPA Hornsby and Districts Branch.

Funeral arrangements: Private cremation 4 May 2022 followed by a gathering of friends, family and colleagues 12.30pm at the Newcastle Club, Newcomen Street Newcastle.

2022/22


Name: Colin WOTHERSPOON [13646]

Born: 05/08/1947

Died: 27/04/2022, aged 74 years

Address: Cambridge Park NSW

Funeral arrangements: Not known

2022/18


All members of the NSW RFPA are advised that retired Chief Inspector Ronald Roy Cattell passed away on Wednesday, 20 April 2022, aged 92 years.
Records indicate that Chief Inspector Cattell was performing duties at the Inverell at the time of his retirement on 01 July 1988, completing 38 years of service with NSW Police Force.
A funeral service is to be held at the St Marys Anglican Church, Gt Western Highway St Marys on Thursday, 5 May 2022 at 1000hr. All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend.
All persons attending are to be mindful of the current Government restrictions on gatherings in the venue and congregations outside the venue. Guidance given by Clergy, Funeral Directors, Venue staff or other persons controlling the service will be followed.
The Cattell family have accepted an offer of police involvement at the funeral service. The St Marys Police Area Command will provide a Guard of Honour at the church at the completion of the service.

Dress for unsworn members is as follows:

* Unsworn members attending should wear suitable day dress and full-size medals and lapel badge insignia of any long service awards held.

2022/15


William Frederick Russell STEELL Reg’d No 5774 of Dee Why, Born: 14/07/1922, Died: 24/04/2022, aged 99 years. Affectionately known as “Stainless”.

Bill’s funeral will be Wednesday 4th May, 2022 at 1.30 pm St Faiths Anglican Church, 5-9 Clarke Street, Narrabeen.
Police Protocol will be involved.
2022/17


Retired Sergeant Colin B Drew, Reg No 14905,  passed away on Wednesday, 13 April 2022 aged 76 years.
Records indicate that Sergeant Drew was performing duties at Barraba at the time of his retirement on 2 March 1989, completing 17 years of service with NSW Police Force.

A funeral service is to be held at the Barraba Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Barraba on Thursday, 21 April 2022 at 1100hrs. All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend.

2022/16


I have become aware of the death of this former NSW Police Officer: –

Name: George SARRIS
DOB: 01/02/1933 – 89 old
Died: 19/02/2022
Discharged: 17/08/1965
Address: Late of Tweed Heads South Veteran Member Gold Coast Branch. Funeral arrangements: Funeral 1430hrs Thursday 24th February 2022 at the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Anna, 31 A Crombie Avenue BUNDALL QLD

2022/15


We have been notified of the passing of retired Senior Sergeant Richard Graham, RN 10833.

Records indicate that retired Senior Sergeant Graham was performing duties at The Rocks at the time of his retirement on 31 October 1995, completing 32 years of service with NSW Police Force.

A funeral service is to be held at the Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, East Chapel – 199 Delhi Road, North Ryde NSW on Tuesday 19 April 2022 at 1330hr. All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend.

All persons attending are to be mindful of the current public health restrictions on gatherings in the venue and congregations outside the venue.  Guidance given by Clergy, Funeral Directors, Venue staff or other persons controlling the service will be followed. Proof of vaccination may be a requirement of entry into the service.

The Graham family have accepted an offer of police involvement at the funeral service. The Ryde PAC will provide a Guard of Honour at the chapel at the commencement of the service. 
2022/14


I have become aware of the death of Joy LAUER, wife of former C.O.P. Tony LAUER, and some detail regarding Joy’s funeral

Name: Joy LAUER

Funeral arrangements:

Joy’s funeral details as follows

11.00 am Friday April 22nd at Leura Crematorium 


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer Katherine GEYER (nee WILSON) from Reg H., a friend, former colleague and RFPA Member this morning.
Name: Katherine ‘Kathy’ GEYER [Reg’d No unknown]
Born: Not known
Died: 08/04/2022, aged unknown
Address: Canberra ACT

Funeral arrangements: Mitchell (ACT) Crematorium, 2pm Friday 23/04/2022
Family contact: Nickolas GEYER 0423670289

Bio Note: Katherine was the widow of former Inspector Brian (B.T.S.) GEYER [10084] who passed away in 1988, then stationed at Queanbeyan.
2022/12


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer Ray HALL.

Name: Ray HALL [16218] Not an RFPA Member

Born: 25/04/1954

Died: 11/04/2022, aged 86 years

Address: formerly of MAITLAND, possibly ORANGE NSW

Funeral arrangements: TBA

2022/11


I have become aware of the death of serving NSW Police Officer Hugh Robert SWEENEY through Central Coast Branch Secretary’s contact with Hugh’s son.

Name: Hugh Robert SWEENEY [9839] Veteran RFPA Member of Central Coast Branch

Died: 09/04/2022, aged 86 years

Address: BATEAU BAY NSW

Funeral arrangements: Live streaming – click the link below.

https://www.maxperram.com.au/live-streaming/client/?nid=0df2b67e-6fb6-4530-a97c-68d6e643c18d

For those interested Dad’s celebration of his life will be on Wednesday the 20th April at 11am.

St Therese Catholic Church Sadlier.

He will be buried next to his mother at Liverpool Cemetery, Maclean Street,Liverpool then afterwards at Liverpool Catholic Club.

Police Protocol are attending.

Thanking everyone for their kind words.

2022/10


I have become aware of the death of serving NSW Police Officer Stuart MacPHERSON.

Name: Stuart Ross MacPHERSON [17145] not an RFPA Member

Died: 06/04/2022, aged 65 years

Address: STROUD NSW

Funeral arrangements: TBA

2022/9


I have become aware of the death of serving NSW Police Officer Stephen SNELL.

Name: Stephen John SNELL [14556] not an RFPA Member

Died: 06/04/2022, aged 70 years

Address: SOUTH WEST ROCKS NSW

Bio note: After resignation from NSWPF Steve was for a time the licensee at the Good Companion Hotel at Tamworth and President of the Tamworth Rugby Union Club. During his Police Service he played first grade for Penrith RLFC in the ARL.

Funeral arrangements: TBA

2022/8


We regretfully inform all members of the New South Wales RFPA that Senior Constable Caroline Roberts passed away on Saturday, 2 April 2022, aged 55 years. Senior Constable Roberts was performing duties at Nepean Police Area Command from 2007.
Funeral details will be advised as soon as final arrangements have been made.
2022/7


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer Craig Stuart DIGBY, Reg # 18455. Born: 29/09/1959 Died: 02/04/2022, aged 62 years Address: MT ANNAN NSW.

2022/6


We regretfully inform all members of the New South Wales RFPA that Sergeant Gary John Peacock passed away on Tuesday, 29 March 2022, aged 71 years. Sergeant Peacock was performing duties at Campbelltown Police Station at the time of retirement, completing 27 years of service with the New South Wales Police Force.
Funeral details will be advised as soon as final arrangements have been made.
2022/4


All members of the NSW RPFA were previously advised that retired Detective Senior Sergeant Denis Godfrey Driver passed away on Friday, 18 March 2022 aged 83 years. Records indicate that Detective Senior Sergeant Driver was performing duties at St Marys at the time of his retirement on 5 April 1994, completing 34 years of service with NSW Police Force. A funeral service is to be held at the North Chapel, Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens, Delhi Road, North Ryde on Monday, 4 April 2022 at 1015hrs. All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend. All persons attending are to be mindful of the current public health restrictions on gatherings in the venue and congregations outside the venue. Guidance given by Clergy, Funeral Directors, Venue staff or other persons controlling the service will be followed. Proof of vaccination may be a requirement of entry into the service.
A livestream video link has been provided to view the service.

https://ianjarthurfunerals.com.au/services/denis-godfrey-driver/

This link has been offered to us by the Funeral Director and is provided to members of NSWPF who are unable to attend the service. It will not be a public broadcast and the link is not to be shared outside this organisation or uploaded to public media platforms, such as facebook etc. Dress for unsworn members is suitable day dress and full-size medals and lapel badge insignia of any long service awards held.
The Driver family have accepted an offer of police involvement at the funeral service. The Ryde PAC will provide a Guard of Honour at the chapel at the commencement of the service.


All members of the NSW RPFA are advised that retired Chief Inspector Keith Victor Collis, passed away on Sunday, 20 March 2022, aged 85 years. Records indicate that retired Chief Inspector Collis was performing duties at Corrimal at the time of his retirement on 29 October 1991, completing 35 years of service with NSW Police Force. A funeral service is to be held at the St Brigid’s Catholic Church, Gwynneville NSW on Thursday, 31 March 2022, at 1230hr. All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend. A streaming link has been provided by H Parson Funerals.  It may not be available until 10 minutes prior to the service.

https://jummedia.com.au/live/keith-victor-collis/

All persons attending are to be mindful of the current public health restrictions on gatherings in the venue and congregations outside the venue.  Guidance given by Clergy, Funeral Directors, Venue staff or other persons controlling the service will be followed. Proof of vaccination may be a requirement of entry into the service.

The Collis family have accepted an offer of police involvement at the funeral service. The Lake Illawarra Police Area Command will provide a Guard of Honour at the church at the completion of the service. 

Dress for unsworn members is as follows:

* Unsworn members attending should wear suitable day dress and full-size medals and lapel badge insignia of any long service awards held. 2022/3


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer Mark PALMER an ex cadet Born: 15/03/1960 Died: 24/02/2022 aged 62years. STRATHPINE QLD. Mark’s Memorial Service is to be held at the Old Petrie Markets at 10am on Saturday 2 April 2022. 2022/1


All members of the NSW Police Force are advised that retired Inspector Raymond Victor Koboroff passed away on Thursday, 16 December 2021 aged 89 years. Records indicate that Inspector Koboroff was performing duties at Police Headquarters at the time of his retirement on 20 April 1988, completing 38 years of service with NSW Police Force. A private funeral service has been held.


Previously I sent information to all members of the New South Wales RFPA that Detective Inspector Oswald passed away on Friday, 4 March 2022 aged 60 years. Detective Inspector Oswald was performing duties at the Blacktown Local Area Command at the time of retirement, completing 34 years of service with the New South Wales Police Force. A funeral service is to be held at the Camellia Chapel, Macquarie Park Cemetery, Corner of Plassey & Delhi Roads, North Ryde NSW on Thursday 24 March 2022 at 1030hr. All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend. All persons attending are to be mindful of the current public health restrictions on gatherings in the venue and congregations outside the venue.  Guidance given by Clergy, Funeral Directors, Venue staff or other persons controlling the service will be followed. Proof of vaccination may be a requirement of entry into the service. A streaming link has been provided for those unable to attend;

https://streaming.naoca.com.au/e/84d39d13-8fbf-409b-8508-eafb80df26e0

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The Oswald family have accepted an offer of police involvement at the funeral service. The Ryde Police Area Command will provide a Guard of Honour at the chapel at the commencement of the service. 

Dress for unsworn members is as follows:

*           Unsworn members attending should wear suitable day dress and full-size medals and lapel badge insignia of any long service awards held.


All members of the NSW RFPA are advised that retired Senior Constable Bruce Charles Williams passed away on Sunday, 13 March 2022 aged 67 years. Records indicate that Senior Constable Williams was performing duties at Central at the time of his retirement on 20 February 1987, completing 15 years of service with NSW Police Force. A funeral service is to be held at the North Chapel, Forest Lawn Memorial Park name, Camden Valley Way, Leppington on Wednesday, 23 March 2022 at 1100hrs. All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend. All persons attending are to be mindful of the current public health restrictions on gatherings in the venue and congregations outside the venue. Guidance given by Clergy, Funeral Directors, Venue staff or other persons controlling the service will be followed.  Proof of vaccination may be a requirement of entry into the service.

A livestream video link has been provided to view the service.

https://www.oneroomstreaming.com/login

Email/Event Id: Password: 8XVWVX

This link has been offered to us by the Funeral Director and is provided to members of NSW RFPA who are unable to attend the service. It will not be a public broadcast and the link is not to be shared outside this organisation or uploaded to public media platforms,  such as facebook etc. The Williams family have accepted an offer of police involvement at the funeral service. The Liverpool City PAC will provide a Guard of Honour at the chapel at the commencement of the service. Dress for unsworn members is suitable day dress and full-size medals and lapel badge insignia of any long service awards held.


All members of the NSW Police Force are advised that former Detective Senior Constable John Milton Adams passed away on 2 March 2022, aged 83 years. Records indicate that Detective Senior Constable Adams was performing duties at Redfern Police Station at the time of resignation on 8 February 1970, completing 10 years of service with NSW Police Force. The funeral service is set down at 2.00p.m. on Thursday, 10th March, 2022 at Greenway Memorial Chapel, Green Point. There will be no formal police involvement at the funeral service.


All members of the NSW RFPA are advised that Senior Constable Grant Thomas Bagwell passed away on Thursday 17 February 2022, aged 61 years. Records indicate that Senior Constable Bagwell was performing duties at Grafton Highway Patrol at the time of his retirement on 19 July 2007, completing 38 years of service with NSW Police Force. A private funeral service has been held.

All members of the NSW RFPA are advised that Inspector Walter Keith Tuchin passed away on Saturday 27 February 2022, aged 98 years. Records indicate that Inspector Tuchin was performing duties at Balmain at the time of his retirement on 10 March 1983, completing 35 years of service with NSW Police Force. A funeral service has already been held.

All members of the NSW RFPA are advised that Sergeant 3rd Class William Kenneth Johns passed away on Tuesday 8 March 2022, aged 87 years. Records indicate that Sergeant 3rd Class Johns was performing duties at Maitland Youth Club at the time of his retirement on 29 April 1989, completing 32 years of service with NSW Police Force. There will be no formal police involvement at the service.

All members of the NSW RFPA were previously advised that retired Senior Constable Darren Ronald Cooney passed away on Monday, 7 March 2022 aged 59 years. Senior Constable Cooney was performing duties at Wollongong at the time of retirement, completing 20 years of service with the New South Wales Police Force.A funeral service is to be held at the Hansen & Cole Funeral Chapel, 634 Northcliffe Drive, Kembla Grange NSW on Wednesday, 16 March 2022 at 1200hr. All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend.

All members of the NSW RFPA are advised that former Senior Constable Kenneth Clenton passed away on Sunday 27 February 2022, aged 74 years. Records indicate that Senior Constable Kenneth Clenton was performing duties at Wollongong at the time of his resignation on 22 December 1978, completing 11 years of service with NSW Police Force. A service was held in Kiama on 9 March 2022.

All members of the NSW RFPA  are advised that retired Sergeant 2nd Class Lawrence Carl Johnson passed away on Sunday, 20 February 2022 aged 93 years. Records indicate that Sergeant 2nd Class Johnson  was performing duties at Wagga Wagga at the time of his retirement on 26 September 1986, completing 34 years of service with NSW Police Force. A funeral service has been held.

We regretfully inform all members of the New South Wales RFPA that Detective Inspector Oswald passed away on Friday, 4 March 2022 aged 60 years. Detective Inspector Oswald was performing duties at the Blacktown Local Area Command at the time of retirement, completing 34 years of service with the New South Wales Police Force. Funeral details will be advised via NEMESIS as soon as final arrangements have been made

Stephen William CHAPMAN, 65 old, former Reg’d No. 24279 on 28/02/20

*John Alexander CLARKE,79 old, former Reg’d No. 9625 on 31/01/21

Joan Agnes STEADMAN, 85 old, former Reg’d No PW54 on 08/08/21

Kenneth Alfred HAMEL, 81 old, [Reg’d No.10880, on 26/11/21

Benjamin Emmett HOWARD, 44 old, former Reg’d No. 31281 on 09/12/21

*Janice May BRENNAN, 84 old, on 12/12/21

*Mirrill COWELL, 82 old, Widow of Life Member Central Coast Branch, Norman, on 14/12/21

Joseph John HANSELL, 85 old, former Reg’d No. 9830, on 22/12/21

Stan GOFFETT, 80 old, former Reg’d No. 10315, on 25/12/21

Jerry O’CONNOR, 82 old, former Reg’d No, 10449, 25/12/21

Michael Gregory KNOWLES, 63 old, former Reg’d No, 17558 on 27/12/21

Terence Kevin PAFF, 72 old, former AFP member, on 27/12/21

*Percival John HAYNES, 85 old, former Reg’d No, 8730, on 29/12/21

John McKITTRICK, 88 old, former Reg’d No, 8136, on 31/12/21

Allen Spencer MARTIN, 67 old on 2 January 2022

Jason William BRYANT VA BM, 55 old, former Reg’d No. 26101, on 09/01/22

*Patrick Walter McDONAGH, 88 old, former Reg’d No. 10624, on 09/01/22

*Laurence Geoffrey RHODES, 87 old former Reg’d No. 7942on 13/01/22

*Patricia Marie FITZPATRICK,98 old, Widow of Ray, on 13/01/22

Helen Joy PALMER, 66 old, former clerical officer, on 16/01/22

Leonard Alan McLEAN, 64 old, former Reg’d No. 21205, on 17/01/22

*Peter COE, 79 old, former Reg’d No. 10085, on 19/01/22

Pauline JENKINS, 70 old, wife of Stuart, on 20/01/22

Stephen Laurence RIDLEY, 69 old, former Reg’d No. 14597, on 22/01/22

Major General [Rtd] Ronald A GREY AO DSO, 92 old, former AFP Commissioner, on 20/01/22

James Godfry MOLLOY, 88 old, former Reg’d No. 9349, on 23/01/22

*Barry Allan POLLARD, 79 old, former Reg’d No. 10194, on 24/01/22

Peter Anton VLUG, 68 old, former Reg’d No. 15403, on 27/01/22

Mark Joseph AGLIO 44 old, former Reg’d No. 42008, on 27 January 2022

*Keith W. WINDSOR, 90 old, former Reg’d No. 8651, on 28/01/22

*Kevin SCHOFIELD, 86 old, former Reg’d No. 9811, on 30/01/22

*Robert Owen CARLON, 91 old, former Reg’d No. 6040, on 01/02/22

*Helen Annette STEVENS, 76 old, wife of Ken, 06/02/22

*Daniel Michael RUMING, 66 old, former Reg’d No.16476, on 12/02/22

Wilma LOSEBY, 88 old, former Reg’d No. PW48, on 12/02/22

James Liam O’TOOLE, Reg’d No. 53092, on 14/02/22

*Kenneth Patrick GRANT 91 old, NT Pol Reg’d No.52, on 17/02/22

All members of the NSW RFPA are advised of the death of retired Sergeant Kenneth Magnus who sadly passed away on Wednesday 23 February 2022, aged 76 years. Records indicate retired Sergeant Kenneth Magnus, was performing duties at Tactical Operation Group at the time of his retirement on 2 September 1998, completing 38 years of service with NSW Police Force.

All members of the NSW RFPA are advised that retired Sergeant 1st Class Henry ‘Harry’ Phillip COGGAN, passed away on Tuesday 22 February 2022 , aged 96 years. Records indicate that retired Sergeant 1st Class COGGAN was performing duties at Forbes at the time of his retirement on 30 December 1985, completing 38 years of service with NSW Police Force.

All members of the NSW RFPA are advised that retired Sergeant Allan William Woolcock passed away on Saturday, 19 February 2022, aged 78 years. Records indicate that Sergeant Woolcock was performing duty at Manly District at the time of retirement on 13 January 1994, completing 33 years of service with NSW Police Force. Sergeant Woolcock was a member of the 10th United Nations Peacekeeping Contingent to Cyprus (1973-1974).

We regretfully inform all members of the New South Wales RFPA that retired Detective Inspector Daniel Michael Ruming passed away on Saturday, 12 February 2022, aged 66 years. Records indicate that Detective Inspector Ruming was performing duties as Duty Operations Inspector, Sydney Communications Centre at the time of his retirement on 14 October 2010, completing 36 years of service with NSW Police Force.

With sincere regret I advise of the passing on 19 January 2022 of our Member Peter David COE, 79 old, Reg’d No. 10085 of Drummoyne. Peter’s family advises that will be privately cremated on 31 January 2022.