In Memoriam

Dedicated to the memory of dearly departed members of the Retired Police Association of Tasmania:

Surname Given Name Date of Birth Date of Death
Bedelph Donald Leslie 4 September 1931 22 January 2011
Brown Neil Patrick 10 September 1944 27 February 2011
Elvey Wilf 12 January 1931 20 August 2011
Oakley Robert Mervyn 8 August 1941 26 September 2011
Galloway Graham Howard 24 November 1947 5 October 2011
Hill Tyrone 11 November 1942 29 December 2011
Webberley John James 30 August 1921 10 March 2012
Brown Malcolm Ivan 16 November 1934 4 May 2012
Burley Thomas William 30 July 1954 6 May 2012
Rees Stuart 3 July 1927 22 May 2012
Stevens Richard 3 December 1930 17 July 2012
Bauld Steve (current serving member) Not Available 18 August 2012
Sands Peter Henry Kelvin 28 December 1932 10 September 2012
Kelly John Maxwell 3 March 1923 11 November 2012
Pescud Donald Hope 9 May 1933 1 May 2013
Hayde Richard (Dick) 7 April 1932 25 June 2013
Campbell Wayne Adrian Bayles 6 January 1939 20 July 2013
Canning Aubrey Patrick 16 March 1927 17 October 2013
Higgins Syd 19 June 1929 17 December 2013
Murrell Alan Douglas 23 August 1921 8 January 2014
Bedelph Harry 29 December 1918 8 March 2014
Button Peter 19 May 1940 15 April 2014
Griffin Walter Balmer 16 February 1934 15 April 2014
Stewart Neil Douglas 25 July 1926 8 November 2013
McIntyre Geoffrey Athol 17 May 1932 23 April 2014
Marshall Stanley David (Bill) 10 December 1924 11 June 2014
Byrne Clarrie 18 February 1924 11 July 2014
Lehman Trevor William 17 July 1932 18 July 2014
Power Peter 22 January 1928 19 July 2014
Booth Pat 13 June 1926 30 July 2014
Childs Raymond Douglas 2 August 1930 25 August 2014
Richardson Graeme Leslie 24 August 1937 29 October 2014
Woods Arthur 15 July 1930 06 March 2015
Stephens Denis Michael 11 January 1938 21 March 2015
Miller Joseph Norman 22 May 1949 26 May 2015
Lowe Robert James 15 September 1943 28 June 2015
Suckling Darrell Noel 21 March 1938 01 September 2015
Shearing George Henry 02 September 1929 09 September 2015
Paul Wayne Emerson 24 December 1940 16 October 2015
Salter Colin John 19 May 1928 18 October 2015
Plunkett Terrence (Terry) 04 June 1932 03 January 2016
Hanson Ronald Earl 22 October 1935 21 February 2016
Kelly Victor William 21 July 1929 22 March 2016
Wells Kevin Dallas 05 November 1941 10 August 2016
Dennis Ray 12 March 1928 21 August 2016
Johnston Charles 22 April 1930 21 August 2016
Bedelph Amy Ethel 05 May 1924 07 October 2016
Harper Keith Edwin 15 January 1940 19 October 2016
Bird John Alfred George 12 January 1954 24 October 2016
Gall Alan Francis 15 September 1934 03 November 2016
James John 20 September 1927 11 November 2016
Anstey Anthony Robert 28 September 1934 01 January 2017
Dale Gerald Brian 29 July 1934 09 February 2017
Smith Charles Thomas Arthur 12 July 1935 26 April 2017
Gray Bruce 6 November 1925 9 May 2017
Randall Wallace (Josh) Geoffrey 28 March 1931 17 June 2017
Saunders Ronald 31 January 1934 5 July 2017
Pattinson Christopher Roger 2 October 1953 3 November 2017
Inch Gregory 17 November 1945 11 May 2018
Baird Robert Bruce 6 January 1934 28 May 2018
Johnstone Jim (Edwin James) 31 July 1930 24 June 2018
Archer Alwyn Roy (Torchy) 13 July 1932 25 June 2018
McGowan Sydney Roy 16 October 1934 27 July 2018
Brown Ernest John 1 April 1945 9 August 2018
Birchall Peter Edward 15 September 1944 3 September 2018

At the funeral of a deceased former police officer the following reading, which has been adopted by both State and Federal police services, may be read at the service if requested by the family of the deceased.  The Ode was originally written by West Australia Police Senior Sergeant Des Noonan in conjunction with the then West Australian Police Chaplain, Reverend Barry May.


ODE TO A POLICE OFFICER

As the sun surely sets, Dawn will see it arise,

For Service above self, Demands its own prize,

You have fought the good fight, Life’s race has been run,

And peace your reward, For eternity begun,

And we that are left, Shall never forget,

Rest in Peace, friend and colleague, For the sun has now set.

We will remember, WE WILL REMEMBER HIM/HER, Hasten the Dawn.