Detective Senior Sergeant Hector “Hec” Alfred Veitch (Retd) AFP 255 was born 18 September 1932 and passed away aged 88 years, on 16 January 2021. Mr Veitch joined the Commonwealth Police Force on 31 January 1961 and became a member of the Australian Federal Police on Foundation Day in 1979.
The AFPFMA is saddened to hear of the passing of one of our foundation members #67. Detective Superintendent Raymond John (Boney) Cooper (Retired) AFP 538, who was a regular attendee to our monthly coffee catch-ups on the Sunshine Coast. Our condolences to Robyn and family. Ray will be missed.
Robert Henry (Doc) GILLESPIE was AFPFMA member #151 and passed away aged 87 years on 23 June 2020. Doc led a distinguished career in both the Queensland Police Force and then the Commonwealth / Australian Federal Police. He was the former Commander in charge of Queensland and the N.T.
The AFP Former Members Association was very saddened to hear of the passing of one of our members on 4 May 2020. Andrew Palmer Warry was a Retired Sergeant, and he passed away aged 68 years. On Friday 15 May 2020 AFP members both serving and retired will form a Guard of Honour on Benjamin Way, Belconnen as a final mark of respect to him.
The AFP Former Members Association (AFPFMA) would like to convey our thoughts and support to Victoria Police, friends and the families of the four officers who had their lives tragically cut short while ‘doing their job’ on 22 April 2020.
It has taken 10 years of research and tedious amounts of searching online to piece together details of over 380 former Australian Federal Police members who have passed away since 1979, to finally have them listed in one place. The AFP Former Members Association has now completed the task of creating the AFP Wall of Remembrance, and adding all the tributes to our website.