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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.

August Tributes

DateTypeEvent
01-08-2005Died on this dayJohn "Jack" PASSANT aged 83
01-08-2008Died on this dayPeter WILDE aged 67
01-08-2017Died on this dayDennis Wayne MITCHELL aged 62
01-08-2019Died on this dayColin Jayachandran BROWN aged 43
02-08-2013Died on this dayIan 'Jock' Macdonald LOVIE aged 91
04-08-1984Died on this dayJohn Michael ZEGENHAGEN aged 35
04-08-1995Died on this dayGary Brian BARNES
05-08-2013Died on this dayGraeme John CHAPMAN aged 65
05-08-2015Died on this dayNarelle BETTENAY aged 54
08-08-2009Died on this dayBenjamin Kevin CURTIS 30
08-08-2016Died on this dayBryan John WARREN aged 75
09-08-2020Died on this dayStuart Dunbar KENDAL aged 71
12-08-2017Died on this dayRaymond John SCHWARTZ aged 63
13-08-2018Died on this dayKeon Maurice BELL
14-08-2012Died on this dayBruce "Slug" PROVOST aged 65
14-08-2016Died on this dayJohn William SALES aged 74
15-08-2016Died on this dayClarence Henry BYARD aged 92
15-08-2018Died on this dayGarry Ian GRIFFITHS aged 74
15-08-2020Died on this dayRodney Darren CARTER aged 54
16-08-2016Died on this dayJayda THOMAS aged 38
17-08-2003Died on this dayJacaline DILLON aged 49
18-08-2014Died on this dayLeo KOBIER aged 66
18-08-2014Died on this dayJennifer Therese CODY aged 49
18-08-2019Died on this dayThomas Edward CAMPLIN aged 74
18-08-2020Died on this dayLawrence (Larry) ANDREWS aged 70
19-08-2009Died on this dayLester Charles CROSS aged 53
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21-08-2020Died on this dayEdward “Ted” Henry FOSTER aged 75
22-08-2002Died on this dayGeoffrey Ronald FRY aged 62
22-08-2016Died on this dayMichael CRAN aged 67
23-08-2012Died on this dayDavid Paul DOBSON aged 47
25-08-1993Died on this daySandra Iris JAMIESON aged 29
25-08-2016Died on this dayAlan JACKSON aged 61
25-08-2017Died on this dayKevin NIVISON-SMITH aged 88
25-08-2020Died on this dayDennis Nicholas MAYER aged 70
26-08-2019Died on this dayAdrian Thomas BROPHY
27-08-2010Died on this dayPaul BREEN aged 47
28-08-2018Died on this dayEmma Louise THORPE aged 34
28-08-2020Died on this dayPeter Douglas GOODWIN AGED 63
29-08-1999Died on this dayThomas Henry (Harry) DALES aged 55
29-08-2013Died on this dayCollin Patrick McEVOY aged 66
29-08-2013Died on this dayJames McMichael JAMIESON aged 81
29-08-2016Died on this dayMichael Edward CRAFT aged 74
29-08-2018Died on this dayAndrew Charles HUGHES aged 62
30-08-1998Died on this dayAlan Peter KINGSTON aged 44
30-08-2013Died on this dayRalph Melville DAVIS aged 82
30-08-2020Died on this dayRobert Leo LEHMANN aged 70
31-08-1994Died on this dayKevin John HUMPHRYS aged 55
31-08-2012Died on this dayRay CAMPBELL aged 79
31-08-2014Died on this dayRobert Stanley BENSON aged 65

In Memoriam


1 August 2005 – John “Jack” PASSANT – Retired Sergeant AFP280
Jack was born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England on 21 September 1921 and died in Canberra aged 83 years. Jack was a forestry worker in England who migrated with his family to Australia in March 1958 and settled in Canberra where he was employed as a forestry worker. Jack joined the Commonwealth Police Force in Canberra and transitioned the the AFP on Foundation Day 19 October 1979. For his service Jack was awarded the National Medal on 20th of August 1991.


1 August 2008 – Peter WILDE – Retired Superintendent – AFP1029
Peter was born on 17 February 1941 and died at Tweed Heads, NSW, aged 67 years. Peter was originally studying for the priesthood before changing direction in life and he joined the ACT Police. On Friday 7 November 1975, he won the Commissioner’s trophy as Dux of the recruit course. On Foundation Day 19 October 1979 he transitioned into the AFP in the ACT Region.  In February 1980 approval was given for the wearing of a beard, and Peter a criminal adjudicator with the legal-services was one of the first uniform members to sport a beard. Peter did four tours of duty to Cyprus as a member of the 35th Contingent (September 1991 – March 1992), 36th Contingent (March 1992 – March 1993), 37th Contingent (September 1992 – September 1993) and 38th Contingent (March 1993 – April 1994). Although not large in stature, he was very big in heart and was never afraid to take on blokes who were much larger than he was. For his service Peter was awarded:

  • National Medal
  • Police Overseas Service Medal – Clasp CYPRUS


1 August 2019 – Colin Jayachandran BROWN – Protective Service Officer Grade 1
Colin was born in Alice Springs, Northern Territory on 16 February 1976 and passed away in Adelaide aged 43 years. Colin joined the Australian Federal Police on 3 August 2009. After his graduation, he was initially stationed in Woomera, before transferring to Parliament House, and later, The Lodge in Canberra. At the time of his passing, PSO BROWN was attached to Program Rampart, Adelaide. For his service PSO BROWN was awarded the Australian Federal Police Service Medal.


1 August 2017 – Dennis Wayne MITCHELL – Detective Sergeant – AFP3295
Dennis was born on 16 September 1955 passed away aged 62 years. Dennis joined the Australian Federal Police on 16 July 1982. He began his career in Sydney working in a number of areas including, Protection and Drug Operations before transferring to the ACT in 1990. During his service in the ACT Mr MITCHELL worked in the legal services team, general duties and regional investigations. He deployed to Cyprus in 1999 with the 60th United Nations Contingent. Mr MITCHELL separated from the Australian Federal Police at the rank of Detective Sergeant on 28 October 2000. For his service Mr MITCHELL was awarded

  • the Police Overseas Service Medal, Cyprus Clasp,
  • the National Medal and
  • the United Nations Cyprus Medal.


2 August 2013 – Ian ‘Jock’ Macdonald LOVIE – Senior Sergeant – AFP275
Jock was born in Scotland on 18 January 1922 and died in Canberra aged 91 years. He began his policing career in the UK serving in Palestine and Malaysia. He migrated to Australia in 1960 and immediately joined the Commonwealth Police Force in Perth, Western Australia. He transferred to Canberra working in uniform. Jock served in Cyprus as a member of the 8th Contingent (1971 – 1972) and transitioned to the AFP on Foundation Day 19 October 1979. He continued to serve with the AFP until 1982 when he retired. For his service Jock was awarded:

  • National Medal
  • Police Overseas Service Medal – Clasp CYPRUS


4 August 1984 – John Michael ZEGENHAGEN – Senior Constable
John was born in Melbourne on 25 March 1949 and died in Brisbane aged 35 years. John joined the Australian Regular Army and undertook as a member of the Royal Australian Engineers two tours of duty in Vietnam, (05FEB1969 to 07JAN1970 and 07JUL1971 to 28OCT1971). John was appointed to the Commonwealth Police Force in January 1974. On 9 June 1978 he was engaged in diplomatic and consular security in Brisbane. In the early morning his Commonwealth Police vehicle left the road and plunged into the Brisbane River. Senior Constable ZEGENHAGEN suffered critical injuries and died on 4 August 1984 after being in a coma for over six years. He is remembered for his service by the AFP, on the National Police Memorial, Canberra.


5 August 2013 – Graeme John CHAPMAN – Retired Senior Constable – AFP8219
Graeme was born on 11 September 1947 and died in Canberra aged 65 years. He was a Commonwealth Public Service employee in Canberra before he undertook a career change 1975, when he joined with the Commonwealth Police. He transitioned the the AFP on Foundation Day 19 October 1979, and carried through to serve with the AFP until 2000. For his service he was awarded:

  • National Medal
  • National Medal – 1st Clasp


8 August 2016 – Bryan John WARREN – Retired Station Sergeant – AFP257
Bryan was born on 9 July 1942 and died in Canberra aged 75 years. He joined the ACT Police on the 21st of November 1963, and worked in community policing and other roles in the ACT. He transitioned to the AFP on Foundation Day 19 October 1979. Station Sergeant WARREN was well known to many of the AFP members who worked in the ACT until his retirement in February 1989. For his service he was awarded the National Medal on 4th of December, 1979.


14 August 2012 – Bruce “Slug” PROVOST – Retired Detective Superintendent AFP740
Bruce was born at Macksville, NSW on 24 August 1946 and died from cancer in Goulburn Base Hospital aged 65 years. He joined the Commonwealth Police Force in Sydney on 10 February 1969, and worked across a broad variety of teams in NSW. Predominantly working in fraud and major/serious crime investigations. On his promotion to First Constable on 17 May 1974 he was attached for a 2-year period to a Commonwealth Police Divisional Detectives Office performing a broad array of investigations, some of these supervisory. On 15 May 1975 he was designated a Detective and he was promoted to Detective Senior Constable on 18 September 1975, working firstly in the Major Crime Squad, and later at the Mascot Airport station with the supervision of a squad of 7 members. He came back to the Major Crime Squad and was promoted to Detective Sergeant on 16 August 1979. He transitioned to the AFP on Foundation Day 19 October 1979 and on 8 January 1980, he commenced protracted investigations with the Organised Crime Unit, the ‘Safeway’ Task Force into organised crime activities involving official corruption and major drug importations. These investigations included the investigation into and the extradition of well-known identities such as Robert TRIMBOLE and James SHEPHERD, members of the “Mr Asia’ Drug Syndicate”. Bruce thrived in the realm of involved and complex investigations, some of the highlights of these are:

  • Royal Commission – 10 Feb 1983, he was seconded to a Joint Prosecution Team of Federal, NSW Police and lawyers to investigate, extradite and prosecute drug offences.
  • Following this in August 1984 Bruce was seconded to the Joint Drug Task Force. Promoted to Senior Sergeant on 11 March 1985 and Station Sergeant in January 1986.
  • National Crime Authority May 1986. A wide variety of investigations and in charge of investigations into official corruption, pervert the course of justice, murder, drug trafficking and commercial crime.
  • 1987 – Drug Investigations Eastern Region, and promoted to Inspector on 16 April 1987 and Superintendent on 2 July 1990.
  • 1994 – Internal Security and Audit Division – Intelligence Division Surveillance Branch.
    Between 11 December 1995 and 4 April 1997, he was seconded to the Royal Commission into The New South Wales Police Service as the Chief Investigator.

Bruce resigned from the AFP on 1 June 2000, and for his service he was awarded:

  • National Medal
  • National Medal – 1st Clasp

More information about “Slug” aka “B2” the man and his policing experiences can be viewed, click here.


14 August 2016 – John (Windy) William SALES – Retired Sergeant – AFP759
John was born on 10 November 1941 and passed away aged 74 years. ‘Windy’ Joined the ACT Police on the 13 September 1971. He worked in General Duties’ and Criminal Records and transitioned to the AFP on Foundation Day 19 October 1979. He retired from the AFP on 5 October 1995 attaining the rank of Sergeant. In recognition of his service Mr SALES was awarded:

  • National Police Service Medal
  • National Medal and
  • Australian Federal Police Service Medal


15 August 2016 – Clarence (Clarrie) Henry BYARD – Retired Protective Service Senior Constable – AFP1206
Clarrie was born on 13 August 1924 and passed away in South Australia aged 92 years. He joined the Peace Officer Guard on 10 November 1951, and was then sworn in as a member of the Commonwealth Police on 21 April 1960 when the Commonwealth Police was formed by the amalgamation of the Peace Officer Guard and the Commonwealth Investigations Service. Clarrie transitioned to the AFP on Foundation Day 19 October 1979, continued in his role as a Protective Service Officer until he retired on 13 August 1989. Records indicate that he worked most of his career at Maralinga and Woomera in South Australia. For his service he was awarded:

  • National Medal
  • National Medal – 1st Clasp
  • National Medal – 2nd Clasp


15 August 2018 – Garry (Griffo) Ian GRIFFITHS – Retired Detective Superintendent – AFP331
Garry was born on 22 April 1944 and passed away in Canberra aged 74 years. ‘Griffo’ joined the Commonwealth Police on 14 November 1966, and transferred to the Australian Capital Territory Police on 18 September 1967. He gained his Detective designation in 1975 and transitioned the the AFP on Foundation Day 19 October 1979.  During his career ‘Griffo’ worked in General Duties, Traffic Branch, Investigations, as City Station Canberra OIC and the Australian Bomb Data Centre. Mr GRIFFITHS retired from the Australian Federal Police at the rank of Detective Superintendent on 22 March 1996. For his service he was awarded:

  • National Police Service Medal
  • National Medal and Clasp
  • AFP Service Medal


16 August 2016 – Jayda THOMAS – Protective Services Officer – AFP21088
Ms THOMAS passed away in Melbourne aged 38 years. PSO THOMAS joined the Australian Federal Police on 20 February 2012. During her time with the AFP Ms THOMAS worked for Protection at Parliament House, the International Deployment Group, Op ETON – Christmas Island, Op DUVAL – Darwin and at the AFP College, Barton. Ms THOMAS separated from the Australian Federal Police on 24 July 2014.


18 August 2014 – Leo Ingo KOBIER – Retired Senior Constable – AFP2050
Leo was born in Lübeck Lübeck Schleswig-Holstein Germany on 3 April 1947 and died in Wollongong aged 67 years. Leo migrated to Australia and was a welder by occupation before he became a police officer in Canberra. Leo was working in the Australian Bomb Data Centre, on Foundation Day 19 October 1979. He took early retirement from the AFP in 1990. For his service Leo was awarded the National Medal on 9th of March, 1991.


18 August 2019 – Thomas “Tom” Edward CAMPLIN – Retired Senior Constable – AFP1683
Tom was born on 26 April 1945 and passed away in Adelaide aged 74 years. He joined the Commonwealth Police Force working in South Australia and transitioned to the AFP on Foundation Day 19 October 1979. For his service he was awarded:

  • National Medal
  • National Medal


18 August 2020 – Lawrence (Larry) ANDREWS – Retired Sergeant AFP470

Mr Andrews passed away aged 70 years. Mr Andrews joined the Australian Capital Territory Police in 1971 and became a member of the Australian Federal Police on foundation day in 1979. During his AFP career, Mr Andrews worked in ACT Policing in the Traffic Division, VIP Protection Division, and Norfolk Island. Mr Andrews served with the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus between 1999 and 2002. Mr Andrews retired from the AFP in 2008 however, returned to the AFP in 2010 to assist with the Scenario Based Training Team until 2014. For his service, Mr Andrews was awarded:

  • The Police Overseas Service Medal
  • National Police Service Medal
  • National Medal
  • United Nations Medal (Cyprus)
  • AFP Service Medal
  • ACT Community Policing Medal
  • Royal Humane Society Bronze Medal
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19 August 2009 – Lester Charles CROSS APM – Detective Superintendent AFP864

Lester was born in Perth on 22 July 1956 and died in Melbourne from a cancer attributed to his overseas service in Indonesia, aged 53 years. At the age of 19 years, Lester joined the Commonwealth Police Force in early 1975 in Perth. He attended the Australian Police College, Manly and was Dux of his Constables’ Course. It was suggested to him he should move to the eastern states as he would gain more experience. Lester took this advice and moved to Sydney. After “The Dismissal” on 11 November 1975, Lester because of his height was assigned along with other members to provide close personal protection for the GG Sir John KERR. He worked in various areas of policing in Sydney and was selected c1978 as a member of Operation Safeway, later named ‘B’ Squad and finally Organised Crime Branch. It was during this time he and Tim ROBINSON, because of their technical interests and skills, became known as ‘The Phantoms’, the forerunner many years later of the Police Technical Unit (PTU). He transitioned to the Australian Federal Police on Foundation Day 19 October 1979. In early 1988, while on a covert operation Lester became seriously injured and was off work for 9 weeks. Upon his return to work he was promoted to Sergeant. Later that year he moved to Melbourne to set up the PTU in Southern Region and was promoted to Superintendent. Between 1991 and 1994, Lester undertook study through Charles Sturt University and obtained a Master Degree in Public Policy Administration. Towards the end of 2002, he was sent to London for 8 months. (See attachment). In late 2003 Lester was posted to Indonesia, unaccompanied for 2 years, as the first Executive Director for Programme of the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC) in Semarang, Indonesia. It is believed that during a training exercise in the Indonesian jungle a Liver Fluke entered Lester’s body. In 2006, Lester’s wife Susan joined him as his posting had been extended by another two years. The Australian Police Medal was awarded to Lester on 26 January, 2007. On 25 November 2007, near the city of Solo, Central Java, four armed men on motorcycles chased CROSS’ vehicle a Toyota Avanz, which was armoured, and attempted to stop it by firing 6 shots at the car. It was never reported that Susan was in the car at the time with Lester, who through experience and training drove the car with one shot out tyre to safety. (See attachment for more details). Lester returned to Australia in early 2008. Lester’s health deteriorated because of the Liver Fluke in his system which subsequently turned into cancer. Lester was given a Police Funeral, it was one of the last official functions Commissioner KEELTY attended and the Eulogy was read by the incoming Commissioner NEGUS. For his service Lester was awarded:

  • National Medal
  • National Medal – 1st Clasp
  • Group Bravery Citation – 29th of August, 2005 (Indonesia)
  • Australian Police Medal

More details regarding Lester’s colourful policing career can be read by CLICKING HERE.

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22 August 2002 – Geoffrey (Geoff) Ronald FRY – APM – Retired Detective Superintendent – AFP124
Geoff was born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England on 24 April 1940. He passed away at Batemans Bay District Hospital at the age of 62 years and was cremated at Norwood Park Crematorium, ACT. He migrated to Australia and he joined the ACT Police and was a Detective Sergeant by 1st Feb 1977. Geoff was an instructor at the training college when it was in Gorman House at Barton. He was attached to the Australian Embassy in London as the AFP liaison officer in 1989, and served there for a few years. On 10th of June, 1991, in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List he was awarded the Australian Police Medal (APM). Up to his retirement he was a Detective Superintendent with the NCIB (National Criminal Investigation Branch). He moved to Batemans Bay later on in his retirement where he lived until his passing. For his service he was awarded:

  • National Medal
  • National Medal – 1st Clasp
  • National Medal – 2nd Clasp
  • Australian Police Medal


22 August 2016 – Michael CRAN – Sergeant – AFP1748
Michael was born on 25 July 1949 and passed away in Melbourne aged 67 years. He joined the Commonwealth Police on 5 November 1973. He became a member of the AFP on 18 November 1979 and worked at a number of locations within the organisation before finishing at Protection Intelligence, Melbourne, when he retired on 17 April 2008. For his service Sergeant CRAN was awarded

  • National Medal with 15 and 25 years clasps
  • Police Overseas Service Medal
  • AFP Service Medal


23 August 2012 – David Paul DOBSON – Former Federal Agent – AFP5208
Paul died aged 47. His policing career with the AFP was from June 1991 to August 2008. His closing years of service were in surveillance in Melbourne. He was awarded

  • National Medal
  • AFP Service Medal
  • Operations Medal (Sorbet).


25 August 1993 – Sandra (Sam) Iris JAMIESON – Sergeant – AFP3501
Sandra was born on 24 May 1964 and passed away in her flat in Surry Hills, Sydney aged 29 years. Known as ‘Sam’, she 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 and took a redundancy from the AFP in 1992. Sam was quirky, funny, dedicated and always an individual.


25 August 2016 – Alan Shannon JACKSON – Retired Senior Constable – AFP1469
Alan was born c1955 and passed away in Sydney aged 61 years. He joined the Australian Federal Police on 12 February 2007. Alan worked the majority of his career in the Diplomatic Protection Unit, Sydney. He retired from the Australian Federal Police on 11 January 2016. For his service to the Australian public Alan was awarded:

  • National Medal on 28th of April, 1981
  • Centenary Medal on 1st of January, 2001 – West Chatswood, NSW, for service to the community especially through the West Ward Progress Association.


25 August 2017 – Kevin John NIVISON-SMITH – Retired Station Sergeant – AFP134
Kevin was born on 28 February 1929 and passed away at Port Macquarie NSW aged 88 years. He joined the ACT Police on 31 December 1959 having already served with the NSW Police. Kevin performed the majority of his career in general duties roles across a number of stations before retiring from the Australian Federal Police at the rank of Station Sergeant on 16 December 1987. For his service he was awarded the National Medal.


25 August 2020 – Dennis Nicholas MAYER – Retired Senior Sergeant AFP705
Dennis MAYER passed away aged 70 years at Batemans Bay with family at his side, after a battle with cancer. Mr Mayer joined the Australian Capital Territory Police in May 1971 and became a member of the Australian Federal Police on foundation day in 1979. During his AFP career, Mr Mayer worked in ACT Policing Operations and Traffic prior to his retirement in 1983.


28 August 2018 – Emma Louise THORPE
Mrs Thorpe passed away in hospital in Canberra aged 34 years. Mrs THORPE joined the Australian Federal Police on 19 December 2005. During her time Mrs THORPE worked mainly in Forensics and International Deployment Group – Pacific Police Development Program Regional – Forensics. For her service Mrs THORPE was awarded the AFP Service Medal.


28 August 2020 – Peter Douglas GOODWIN – AFP8011
Peter passed away aged 63 years. Mr Goodwin joined the Australian Federal Police on 25 July 1990 as an Administration Officer with Eastern Region. During his AFP career, Mr Goodwin worked in the areas of finance, resource management and as a drug auditor with the Sydney Office. In 2000 Mr Goodwin was recognised for his role as a supporting member of the AFP National Olympic Coordination Team that provided security to the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Mr Goodwin retired from the AFP in 2008. For his service Mr Goodwin was awarded the Australian Federal Police Service Medal.


29 August 1999 – Thomas Henry (Harry) DALES – Retired Commander – AFP78
Harry was born in Yorkshire, England on 15 November 1943 and died at Kingsley, WA, aged 55 years. After migrating to Australia he joined the Commonwealth Police Force working in Melbourne. He transitioned to the AFP on Foundation Day 19 October 1979. He served in Cyprus as a member of the 38th Contingent (March 1993 – April 1994) and 39th Contingent (September 1993 – July 1994). He returned to Southern region and was later posted to Western Region as OIC. For his service Harry was awarded:

  • National Medal
  • Police Overseas Medal – Clasp CYPRUS


29 August 2013 – James McMichael JAMIESON – Retired Superintendent – AFP110
James was born in the District of Monkton and Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland on 8 January 1932 and died in Canberra aged 81 years. During his lifetime he served in the military and the police in Cyprus, Scotland, Papua New Guinea and Australia. He joined the Commonwealth Police Force c1973 and transitioned the the AFP on Foundation Day 19 October 1979. During his Australian policing career James did seven tours of Cyprus as a member of the 13th Contingent (April 1976 – April 1977), 20th Contingent (June 1983 – June 1984), 21st Contingent (June 1984 – December 1984), 22nd Contingent (December 1984 – June 1985), 28th Contingent (March 1988 – September 1988), 29th Contingent (September 1988 – March 1989) and 30th Contingent (March 1989 – August 1989). He retired from the AFP in 1992 and became a tour guide at new Parliament House, Canberra. For his service he was awarded the

  • National Medal
  • Police Overseas Service Medal – Clasp CYPRUS

The Obituary published in the journal Una Voce records in detail James working life. Click here.


29 August 2018 – Andrew Charles HUGHES – APM – Retired Assistant Commissioner – AFP1095
Andrew Charles HUGHES was born on 6 June 1956 and passed away in Cairns Queensland aged 62 years. Recruited into the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Police on 19 September 1977, AC HUGHES became a member of the AFP on Foundation Day in 1979. During his 33 years of police service he was a skilled investigator and Detective who went on to perform senior roles including Senior Liaison Officer London (1993-2000), a member of the Executive Committee for the INTERPOL General Assembly in Rhodes, GREECE; Commissioner of Fiji Police (2003 – 2006); Chief Police Officer ACT Policing (2007), and Police Advisor to the United Nations and Head of Department of Peacekeeping Operations for the United Nations (2007-2009) after which he retired. He then returned to the AFP on several occasions as a Senior Consultant bringing back his wealth of knowledge on overseas operations.

In 2010 AC HUGHES was appointed as professor in the Centre of Transnational Crime Prevention at University of Wollongong. In 2011 he was appointed as a member of the Australian Government’s Sports Anti-Doping Rules Violation panel. For his service to AC HUGHES was awarded:

  • Australian Police Medal (APM)
  • National Police Service Medal
  • National Medal (with clasp)
  • United Nations Medal (with clasp)
  • Australian Federal Police Service Medal (with 30yr Clasp)


29 August 2013 – Collin (Col) Patrick McEVOY – Retired Detective Superintendent – AFP366
Collin was born on 14 January 1947 and passed away in Canberra aged 66 years. Collin began his career in 1966 with the Australian Capital Territory Police Force. He transitioned to the Australian Federal Police on Foundation Day 19 October 1979 and carried through to serve with the AFP until 1996, where he then returned on contract for a period until 2007. For his service Col was awarded:

  • National Medal
  • National Medal – 1st Clasp


29 August 2016 – Michael Edward CRAFT – Retired Superintendent – AFP76
Michael was born on  29 June 1942 and passed away in Canberra aged 74 years. He joined the ACT Police on 5 June 1962. His career was one of service to the ACT community as a member of ACT Policing in roles ranging from general duties to Officer in Charge, City Station. He retired from the Australian Federal Police on 17 February 1989. For his service Superintendent CRAFT was awarded:

  • National Medal with Clasp
  • National Police Service Medal
  • AFP Service Medal


30 August 1998 – Alan Peter (Kingo) KINGSTON – Senior Constable – AFP2043
‘Kingo’ as he was known was born on 11 June 1954 and passed away at home in Canberra aged 44 years, as the result of a massive heart attack.  He joined the ACT Police and transitioned to the AFP on Foundation Day 19 October 1979. He worked in General Policing and Communications. Kingo was working night shift when he took ill and went home. He was a great friend and even better Police Officer who is still sadly missed. (Sentiments from Bob Stephenson). A short speech was made in the ACT Legislative Assembly by his mate Dave Rugendyke which can be found here: http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/1998/week06/1851.htm  


30 August 2013 – Ralph Melville DAVIS – Retired Senior Sergeant – AFP1778
Ralph was born in Melbourne on 24 August 1931 and passed away in Victoria aged 82 years. Ralph served with the AFP in various posts and locations in Southern Region from 1979 until 1984. For his service he was awarded the National Medal on 13 November 1984.


30 August 2020 – Robert Leo LEHMANN – Retired Detective Superintendent AFP1330
Mr Lehmann passed away aged 70 years. Mr Lehmann joined the Australian Capital Territory Police in 1973 and transitioned to the Australian Federal Police on Foundation Day in October 1979. During his AFP career, Mr Lehmann worked in ACT Policing, General Duties, Traffic Division, Internal Investigations, Major Crime Branch, and in Eastern Region (Sydney) with Fraud Liaison and Internal Security and Audit Division. Mr Lehmann also deployed to Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Nauru. Mr Lehmann retired from the AFP in 2012. For his service Mr Lehmann was awarded:

  • Police Overseas Service Medal
  • National Police Service Medal
  • National Medal
  • Commissioner’s Group Citation for Hazardous Overseas Service
  • Australian Federal Police Service Medal
  • Australia Day Achievement Medallion


31 August 1994 – Kevin John HUMPHRYS – Retired Senior Constable AFP635
Kevin was born in Bowen, South Australia on 12 January 1939 and died at Mount Isa, Queensland aged 55 years. His body was repatriated to Perth and cremated. Kevin served 14 years in the Royal Australian Navy before joining the Commonwealth Police in Perth c1971. He spent his policing career working in Western Australia and he transitioned to the AFP on Foundation Day 19 October 1979.


31 August 2012 – Ray CAMPBELL – Retired Detective Senior Sergeant – AFP158
Ray was born in Muswellbrook, NSW on 17 November 1932 and died at Mt Lawley, Western Australia, aged 79 years. He served in the RAN for six years between 1952 and 1958. Ray joined the Commonwealth Police Force in Sydney and in c1972 he transferred to Perth. Ray transitioned to the Australian Federal Police on Foundation Day 19 October 1979, and spent the remainder of his policing career working in WA. For his service he was awarded the National Medal on 21st of September, 1977.


31 August 2014 – Robert (Bob) Stanley BENSON – Retired Sergeant – AFP492
Bob was born on 16 May 1949 and passed away in the Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA, aged 65 years. He began his policing career with ACT Police on 10 May 1971, and transitioned to the AFP on Foundation Day 19 October 1979. Bob was deployed to Embassy Squad, General Duties and Accident Squad, among others, prior to retiring on 31 March 1987. Between 1982 and 1986, Mr Benson was the elected Secretary to the AFPA.

2 Comments

  1. Andrew KUZEK

    Jim Jamieson…remembered …A Fair Guy as Sgt during COMPOL Days in Canberra..

    R.I.P. Jim

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  2. jimoconnor

    Jim Jamieson was my boss at the ABDC, a very full of life bloke, we had a few ‘working lunches’ at his home.

    Reply

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