AFP Former Members who have passed away since 1979. We say goodbye to those members who have served, and we say thank you for your service. R.I.P. Our sincerest condolences to family and friends, both blood and blue.

April Tributes

01-04-1990Died on this daySandra Iris JAMIESON
02-04-2018Died on this dayDonald Bainbridge HOLMES aged 74
04-04-2017Died on this dayBrian Stewart RIDLEY aged 70
08-04-2011Died on this dayHelen Elizabeth COVENTRY aged 62
08-04-2013Died on this dayArchibald Taylor HAY aged 74
08-04-2019Died on this dayDorothea (Dorothy) GREIG aged 66
09-04-2019Died on this dayJeremy John ALDERSON aged 37
10-04-2016Died on this dayRobert Alfred TURNER aged 74
11-04-2019MilestoneOfficial Launch of AFPFMA
13-04-2014Died on this dayJohn Reginald DAVEY
13-04-2017Died on this dayIan David MACKAY aged 77
17-04-2017Died on this dayMaxwell Joseph HUBNER aged 61
18-04-2012Died on this dayBernard Harry ALCHIN aged 69
19-04-2018Died on this dayMichael John BANKS aged 42
20-04-2007Died on this dayAudrey Ann FAGAN aged 45
20-04-2018Died on this dayKenneth WEBSTER aged 74
20-04-2019Died on this dayGregory Robert WILLIAMS aged 46
21-04-2004Died on this dayCheryl Ann KOTZ aged 57
24-04-2014Died on this dayJohn Bernard CARROLL aged 79
24-04-2015Died on this dayAndy Martin Armstrong CAMPBELL aged 48
24-04-2015Died on this dayRobert Gunnar ROBERTSSON aged 73
28-04-2013Died on this dayBrendon Gerard DRISCOLL age 80
28-04-2017Died on this dayRobert TAIT aged 60
29-04-2008Died on this dayGary Dudley CANNON aged 56
30-04-2017Died on this dayJonathon (Jon) BROCKLEHURST aged 54

In Memoriam

2 April 2018 – Don HOLMES – Retired Superintendent
Mr HOLMES passed away aged 74 years. Mr HOLMES joined the Australian Capital Territory Police in September 1967 and transitioned to the Australian Federal Police in 1979. Mr HOLMES retired in March 1996 at the rank of Superintendent. Mr HOLMES served his entire career in ACT Region, his final role as the Security Controller at Parliament House.
For his service Mr HOLMES was awarded the National Police Service Medal , National Medal with 25 year Clasp and the AFP Service Medal.

4 April 2017- Brian Stewart RIDLEY – Retired Superintendent
Mr RIDLEY passed away on aged 70 years. Mr RIDLEY became a police officer in 1962 when he joined the Northumberland Constabulary. In 1971 he joined the Victorian Police and in 1973 he moved to Australian Customs. In June 1980 he was sworn into the AFP. Mr RIDLEY worked in Southern Region Organised Crime Unit, the Internal Security and Audit Division and was seconded to several external agencies. In 1997 he deployed as part of the 51st UNFICYP Cyprus contingent.
Mr RIDLEY retired from the Australian Federal Police in 1998. For his service Mr RIDLEY was awarded the Police Overseas Service Medal, National Medal, United Nations Medal and the Australian Federal Police Service Medal.

8 April 2011 – Helen Elizabeth COVENTRY
Helen joined the Australian Federal Police on 9 October 2000 and worked with Learning and Development and Policy and Strategic Services before leaving the AFP in October 2008.

8 April 2013 – Archibald Taylor HAY – Retired Detective Sergeant
Archibald Taylor HAY died at the age of 74. Detective Sergeant HAY left the AFP in 1989 having worked in the Sydney Surveillance and Drug Units during the 80s. He received the National Medal in 1989.

8 April 2019 – Mrs Dorothea Romana GREIG
Mrs Dorothea Romana Greig passed away on 8 April 2019 aged 66 years. Mrs Greig joined the Australian Federal Police on 22 November 1990. During her AFP career, Mrs Greig worked in Telecommunications Interception, Professional Reporting and Client Services until her retirement on 12 November 2013.
For her service, Mrs Greig was awarded the Australian Federal Police Service Medal and 25 year clasp.

9 April 2019 – Jeremy John ALDERSON (Retired) Senior Constable
Jeremy John Alderson passed away on Tuesday 9 April 2019 aged 37 years.
Mr Alderson joined the Australian Federal Police on 9 October 2006. After graduating from the AFP College in February 2007, he transferred to the Sydney Operations Team where he performed a number of operational roles. In March 2012 Mr Alderson transferred to Sydney Aviation, before moving to Crime Operations in April 2017. Mr Alderson retired from the Australian Federal Police on the 8th of January 2018.
For his service to the AFP Mr Alderson was awarded: Australian Federal Police Service Medal

10 April 2016 – Robert Alfred TURNER
Formerly Australian Customs and Australian Federal Police. Passed away aged 74 Years. Beloved Husband to Diane. Loving Father to Christian, Aaron and Matthew. Much loved Grandfather.

13 April 2014 – John Reginald Davey
Husband/Dad/Pop Forever in our hearts. Iris, Andrew, Sandra, Tanya, Josh, Jess, Liam, Lucas and Abel.

13 April 2017 – Ian David MACKAY – Retired Station Sergeant
Mr Mackay passed away on 13 April 2017 at the age of 77. Mr Mackay joined the ACT Police on 27 October 1962. He transitioned to the AFP in 1979 and retired from the AFP in November 1982 having attained the rank of Station Sergeant. During his career he worked in General Duties and ACT Traffic. For his service Mr Mackay was awarded the National Police Service Medal, National Medal and Australian Federal Police Service Medal.

17 April 2017 – Maxwell Joseph HUBNER – Retired Senior Protective Service Officer
Max passed away aged 61 years. Mr Hubner joined the Australian Protective Service on 22 July 1985 before transitioning to the Australian Federal Police on 12 May 1999. Mr Hubner worked at a number of official establishments before moving to Sydney Airport in 1990 and then Coolangatta Airport in 2006. Mr Hubner was promoted to Senior Protective Service Officer in August 2006. Mr Hubner also worked internationally deploying to the Solomon Islands. Mr Hubner retired from the AFP on 23 May 2012.
For his service Mr Hubner was awarded the Police Overseas Service Medal , National Medal, Commissioner’s Group Citation for Excellence in Overseas Service, AFP Operations Medal , AFP Service Medal and the Australia Day Achievement Medallion.

18 April 2012 – Bernard Harry Alchin – Retired Sergeant
Aged 69 Loved and loving husband of Margaret. Much loved dad and father-in-law of Andrew and Leanne, and Joanne and Stephen. Adored Poppy Bernie of Cheyenne, Ainsleigh, Makayla and Austin. No longer in our lives to share, but in our hearts you will stay forever.

19 April 2018 – Michael John BANKS – Detective Sergeant
Sgt Banks passed away on Thursday 19 April 2018 aged 42 years after a courageous battle with cancer. After a period in the Royal Australian Air Force, Sgt BANKS joined the Australian Federal Police on 8 October 2002. Sgt Banks worked in the ACT Policing, Head Office Investigations and SRS Tactical Response, and achieved his Detective Designation in 2014. During his career Sgt Banks deployed to the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI).
For his service Sgt BANKS was awarded the Police Overseas Service Medal, National Police Service Medal, National Medal, Commissioners Group Citation Conspicuous Conduct, Australian Federal Police Service Medal, ACT Emergency Medal, and Royal Solomon Islands Police Force International Law Enforcement Cooperation Medal.

20 April 2007 – Audrey Ann Fagan APM – Assistant Commissioner
Audrey passed away aged 45, and was an Australian Federal Police Officer, from 2005 holding the rank of Assistant Commissioner and the title of Chief Police Officer for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), which included community policing responsibilities for Canberra and other parts of the ACT. She was awarded the Australian Police Medal in 2004.
Audrey Fagan was born in Ireland in 1962. She and her parents, Arthur and Jenny, emigrated to South Australia in 1971, when Audrey was nine. She joined the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in 1981, at age of 18.

20 April 2018 – Kenneth WEBSTER – Senior Constable
Ken was born in Wallasey Great Britain, and was stationed in the ACT, Belconnen station for a number of years. He retired 31.3.2000, and died aged 74.


20 April 2019 – Gregory Robert WILLIAMS – Senior Protective Service Officer
SPSO Gregory Robert WILLIAMS, passed away on Saturday 20 April 2019 aged 46 years. SPSO Williams joined the Australian Federal Police in July 2000 and commenced his career at Melbourne Airport. As a member of the Rapid Deployment Team he would deploy to the regional airports as required. In 2006 SPSO Williams deployed for several months to Nauru. In 2007 he returned to Melbourne Airport before transferring to Melbourne DPU in 2012. At the time of his passing SPSO Williams was attached to the Finance team at Melbourne headquarters. For his service to the AFP SPSO Williams was awarded:

  • National Medal with 15 and 25 year clasps
  • Commissioners Group Citation Excellence for Overseas Service
  • Australian Federal Police Service Medal

21 April 2004 – Cheryl Kotz – Retired Sergeant
RAAF, AFP included service in ACT and BCI. Died aged 57 at Port Lincoln Hospital. Late of Queanbeyan, NSW, formerly of Tumby Bay, Adelaide, SA.

24 April 2014 – John Bernard CARROLL – Retired Sergeant
Mr Carroll began his policing career with the New South Wales Police Force in 1958 and served for 22 years until 1980. He commenced service with the AFP in early 1981. His postings included General Policing – Diplomatic and Consular; Intelligence Squad – Northern Territory Region; and the Telephone Intercept Branch in the ACT. He retired at the rank of Sergeant in 1995. Mr Carroll passed away aged 79 and is survived by his son, Evan and daughter, Nadine.

24 April 2015 – Andy Martin Armstrong CAMPBELL
Mr Campbell passed away aged 48. Mr Campbell was a former AFP staff member who commenced with the AFP on 1 May 2006 and separated from the AFP on 21 July 2009. His postings included Counter Terrorism Intelligence and IDG Intelligence.

24 April 2015 – Robert Gunnar ROBERTSSON – Retired Constable
Died aged 73.

28 April 2013 – Brendon Gerard DRISCOLL – Retired Sergeant
Died aged 80, after a long battle with cancer. Brendon began his career in the Commonwealth Police and carried through to serve with the AFP until 20 October 1984 when he retired.

28 April 2017 – Robert TAIT – Retired Detective Sergeant
Robert passed away at age 60. Mr Tait commenced with the Commonwealth Police on 4 June 1979, transitioning to the AFP on 19 October 1979. During his AFP career, Mr Tait predominantly worked in ACT Policing in areas including General Duties , Criminal Investigations and Prosecution and Judicial support, . Mr Tait also worked internationally deploying to the Solomon Islands , Cyprus and Afghanistan. In April 2000 Mr Tait was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and then resigned in 2011. Mr Tait returned to the AFP in August 2012 and continued to assist in the development of other members in his role within Investigation Standards and Practices until his separation from the AFP in June 2016.
For his service Mr Tait was awarded the Police Overseas Service Medal with Cyprus, RAMSI and Afghanistan clasps, National Police Service Medal, National Medal, AFP Service Medal, United Nations Medal and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Award.

29 April 2008 – Gary Dudley CANNON
Gary Dudley CANNON passed away 29 April 2008, aged 56 years. Showed great courage going up against an armed offender on Northbourne Avenue in the late 1980s.

30 April 2017 – Jonathon (Jon) Brocklehurst
Jonathon passed away aged 54 years. Mr Brocklehurst joined the Australian Federal Police on 31 March 2008. During his time with the organisation Mr Brocklehurst held the senior executive position of Chief Financial Officer until he separated from the AFP on 4 March 2011.

1 Comment

  1. Jo Kamira

    Sandra Iris Jamieson also known as Sam Jamieson – Sergeant
    Sam joined the AFP in 1983 and was deployed to Southern Region. After serving in Southern Region she transferred to Eastern Region where she served at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport and Training. Sam was the first female bomb technician. Sam took a redundancy from the AFP in 1992. She passed away in her flat in Surry Hills in 1993. Sam was quirky, funny, dedicated and always an individual. Even though it’s been over 25 years since she left us, we still miss her. Vale Sam. Jo Kamira and Craig Sams


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