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      LATEST PASSINGS: With deep regret we advise the death of : -       * Gregory Allan RODGERS, 51 old, Regd. No. 20847 on 23/03/2015. Funeral is proposed to be held at 1pm on Friday 27th Instant at the South Chapel, Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium, 121 Linden Street, SUTHERLAND.       * John (Jack) James MYERS, 90 old, Regd. No. 7785 on 23/03/2015. Funeral is proposed to be held at 10.30am on Tuesday 31st Instant at Newcastle Memorial Park Crematorium, 176 Anderson Drive, BERESFIELD.       * Gregory John PALMER, 58 old, Regd. No. 17149 on 20/03/2015. Funeral has been held.       * John Edward AVERY, 79 old, Regd. No. 7975 on 18/03/2015. Funeral is proposed to be held at 2pm on Thursday 26th Instant at the Greenway Chapel, Avoca Drive, KINCUMBER.                   NEWS : HOT OF THE PRESS         

RPAUpdated: Thursday March 26, 2015


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CAN YOU ASSIST:  Request from Sutherland Police.

A memorial wall has been constructed at Woronora Cemetery and the dedication ceremony is being held on 9 April 2015. My hope is to contact as many relatives as possible, prior to this date.

There are 24 officers who will be honoured and I have been able to track down the families of 13 of them with the help of Police Legacy, NSW Police Protocol and Woronora Cemetery records.

The 11 officers remaining are as follows:

BURNS, Warren Dennis RN 13373, Died 30.10.1968

COLBERT, John Thomas RN 5981, Died 11.3.1979

DILKS, Edward Henry RN 6252, Died 21.10.1954

ELLIS, Cecil William James RN 2353, Died 29.4.1956

GILL, John Thomas RN 6063, Died 12.5.1973

MORTLEY, Garnet Frederick RN 6325, Died 1.6.1953

ROBB, Colin Douglas RN 10280, Died 7.9.1963

SHAW, Allan RN 9181, Died 11.5.1964

SMITH, Raymond Keith RN 14157, Died 13.7.1998

SMITH, William Roy RN 1217, Died 1.9.1959

WARE, Denis Robert RN 11542, Died 2.10.1970

Perhaps you could ask you members if they are able to assist.

Thank you - Tracey Pearce Senior Constable Sutherland Police Station 9542 0704



The NSW Police Force is inviting entries for a proposed 'Permanent Memorial' for sworn and unsworn members of the Police Force who have died whilst serving or as a result of injury or illness for which they were medically discharged. For further details you can click on the link in the selection bar above "Memorial Design Comp".


The issue criteria for this Award had been reviewed and it has been backdated to 14 February 1975, which is the date that the former Imperial Award of the Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal was replaced by the National Medal.

We worked hard to achieve entitlement to this Award and we are grateful for the assistance of Mark Burgess, the CEO of the Police Federation of Australia. Mark has continued to work on the processes for the facilitation of the issue of the Award to us and our Protocol and Awards Unit has requested our patience. We obliged, but we are aware that the agreement of the Australian Police Forces on the form of application and process has been achieved for some time as evidenced by the date on the foot of the approved application form of 1 September. The patience of both Mark and ourselves has expired so we now offer the approved application form and instructions.

Any person who considers they are eligible to receive the N P S M can request the documentation as follows:

Instructions and Application Form are available on request to RPA.  Email your name and registered number to the 'Webmaster' at <gjw33@bigpond.com>.  The documentation will be sent to you by return email for you to save and print the application and forward to the address indicated for processing. ________________________________________________________________________

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NB: I have posted details of: Minutes of the RPA AGM held on 22 July 2014, information regarding the National Police Service Medal and the 100 Years of Woman Policing in 2015.

We encourage you to join the RPA as a registered member.  Benefits include our quarterly published gazette as well as the opportunity to share in the camaraderie of your former workmates.  To make application please contact the State Secretary on the above numbers or write to him at "RPA State Secretary PO Box 354, Wingham NSW 2429.

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