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.

November Tributes

DateTypeEvent
01-11-1999Died on this dayRichard William KARLING
01-11-2000Died on this dayWayne Edward CLARKE  58
01-11-2007Died on this dayMartin RYAN      39
01-11-2017Died on this dayChris Frederick CAMPBELL-THOMSON aged 85
02-11-2015Died on this dayGuy Clifford SLATER
02-11-2016Died on this dayPeter Kirk FENTON aged 70
02-11-2019Died on this dayChristopher John BYRNE aged 62
02-11-2019Died on this dayDavid John ASKEW aged 49
03-11-2019Died on this dayTerezija (Terri) Maric aged 57
04-11-1982Died on this dayDavid Kenneth PUGH
04-11-2017Died on this dayMalcolm Jeffery SCOTT aged 59
05-11-1999Died on this dayTe Haruru WIPERI aged 59
06-11-2013Died on this dayKaren Ann BUDNICK
08-11-2016Died on this dayAnthony (Tony) Herbert LAWLER aged 75
09-11-2018Died on this dayBrian Kenneth BAGGOTT aged 80
10-11-1999Died on this dayBarry YOUNG
12-11-2017Died on this daySylvester Patrick KENNEDY aged 77
12-11-2019Died on this dayThomas Richard IRVINE aged 70
13-11-2015Died on this dayDonald Gordon HARRIS aged 90
13-11-2019Died on this dayJohn “JACKO” Douglas Sutherland aged 72
14-11-1995Died on this dayRonald Peter McAulay aged 63
15-11-2006Died on this dayAndrea STONE
15-11-2016Died on this dayEdwin “Frank” HARLOVICH aged 75
18-11-2018Died on this dayAllan COCKROFT aged 91
18-11-2018Died on this dayCarolyn Jane MOSS aged 41
19-11-2013Died on this dayDavid James O'DONOHUE aged 33
19-11-2015Died on this dayDr Brian Michael DWYER aged 86
20-11-1992Died on this dayDennis Barry HARRIS
22-11-2017Died on this dayAlex Robert BUNT aged 82
24-11-2014Died on this dayMervyn William HOURN aged 67
25-11-2019Died on this dayJulie Woodward aged 43
26-11-2017Died on this dayHenry (Ted) Edward BURRELL aged 75
 

In Memoriam


1 November 2017 – Chris Frederick CAMPBELL-THOMSON – Retired Chief Superintendent
Mr Campbell-Thomson passed away aged 85 years. Mr. Campbell-Thomson was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Australian Regiment before joining the Commonwealth Police in October 1978 and then transitioning to the Australian Federal Police. After an extensive career in which he rose to the rank of Chief Superintendent, Mr. Campbell-Thomson separated from the AFP on 14 March 1989. For his service he was awarded the:

  • Australian Police Medal
  • National Medal
  • Police Overseas Service Medal


2 November 2015 – Guy Clifford SLATER
Guy left AFP in 1998 as a D/Supt, and went to ICAC in NSW as their Director of Investigations. He was a S/C in Sydney in the late 70’s.


2 November 2016 – Peter Kirk FENTON – Retired Senior Sergeant
Mr Fenton passed away aged 70 years. Mr Fenton joined the Commonwealth Police on 4 December 1967 and worked in a number of areas including Diplomatic and Consular Services, Government House and at the Australian Embassies in both Jakarta and Belgrade. In 1985 he deployed as part of the United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). His final duties with the AFP were as a member of the Coastal Protection Unit. Mr Fenton separated from the Australian Federal Police on the 12 August 1988. For his service Mr Fenton was awarded the

  • Police Overseas Service Medal
  • National Medal
  • United Nations Medal


2 November 2019 – David John ASKEW – Sergeant
Sergeant Askew passed away on 2 November 2019 aged 49 years. Sergeant Askew served with the Tasmania Police from 15 February 1989 to 17 April 2005 before joining the Australian Federal Police on 18 April 2005. During his AFP career, Sergeant Askew predominantly worked with International Operations and Specialist Response Group and was deployed to Tonga, East Timor, Afghanistan and the Solomon Islands. For his service, Sergeant Askew was awarded the following:

  • Police Overseas Service Medal with RAMSI, TIMOR-LESTE and AFGHANISTAN Clasps
  • Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal with UKRAINE Clasp
  • National Emergency Medal with VIC FIRES 09 and QLD 2010-11 Clasps
  • National Police Service Medal
  • National Medal with 1st Clasp
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Medal with ISAF Clasp
  • Timor-Leste Solidarity Medal
  • Commissioner’s Group Citation for Hazardous Overseas Service
  • Commissioner’s Croup Citation for Conspicuous Conduct
  • Commissioner’s Croup Citation for Bravery
  • AFP Operations Medal with Operation AREW and TOKONI Clasps
  • AFP Service Medal
  • Tasmania Police Service Medal
  • Royal Solomon Islands Police Force International Law Enforcement Cooperation Medal


2 November 2019 – Christopher John Byrne – Retired Leading Senior Constable
Chris passed away on 2 November 2019 aged 62 years. Mr Byrne joined the Australian Federal Police on 1 July 1985. During his AFP career, Mr Byrne worked in various areas in International Operations, including the National Response Team, Intelligence, National Assessment Centre and INTERPOL. Mr Byrne deployed to East Timor with the United Nations in 2000. Mr Byrne retired from the AFP on 2 July 2014. For his service, Mr Byrne was awarded the:

  • Police Overseas Service Medal
  • National Police Service Medal
  • National Medal
  • AFP Service Medal


3 November 2019 – Terezija (Terri) Maric – Leading Senior Constable
Ms Maric joined the Australian Federal Police in June 1987 and retired in November 2007. During her AFP career, Ms Maric worked in various areas including Eastern Region Operations Response and Airport and National Operations, she also deployed to both East Timor and Cyprus. For her service, Ms Maric was awarded the:

  • Police Overseas Service Medal with Timor-Leste & Cyprus Clasps
  • National Police Service Medal
  • National Medal with 1st Clasp
  • AFP Service Medal with 25 year clasp
  • United Nations Medal – UNTAET
  • United Nations Medal – Cyprus


4 November 1982 – David Kenneth PUGH
Tragically killed in a motor cycle accident on his way home from work, on William Hovell Drive, Canberra.


4 November 2017 – Malcolm Jeffery SCOTT – Leading Senior Constable
Passed away aged 59 years. After a distinguished 22 year career with Victoria Police Leading Senior Constable Scott joined the Australian Federal Police on 9 July 2007. After commencing as part of the International Deployment Group he spent time in Timor Leste, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. He also spent time performing a number of roles in the Melbourne Office including his last role as part of the Criminal Assets Confiscation Team since July 2015. For his service Leading Senior Constable Scott was awarded the

  • Police Overseas Service Medal
  • National Police Service Medal
  • National Medal
  • United Nations Medal
  • Timor Leste Solidarity Medal
  • Australian Federal Police Service Medal


8 November 2016 – Anthony Herbert Lawler – Retired Senior Sergeant
Mr Lawler passed away aged 75 years. Mr Lawler was sworn in as a member of the ACT Police on 17 February 1972. He served his uniform career in various roles including General Duties, Accident Squad, Criminal Adjudication Unit and the Training Department. In 1987 he was promoted to Senior Sergeant and performed duties as the City Watch House Sergeant. In 1992 he achieved his Detective Designation. In 1996 he deployed to Cyprus as a member of the United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). His last posting in the AFP was to Woden Station. Mr Lawler retired from the AFP on 15 August 1999. For his service Mr Lawler was awarded the

  • Police Overseas Service Medal
  • National Police Service Medal
  • National Medal with 1st Clasp
  • United Nations Cyprus Medal
  • Australian Federal Police Service Medal


9 November 2018 – Brian Kenneth BAGGOTT – Retired Senior Constable
Brian passed away in Canberra on 9 November 2018 aged 80 years. Mr Baggott was recruited into the Commonwealth Police on 24 September 1979 and transitioned to the Australian Federal Police on 18 October 1979. Mr Baggott commenced his career in Diplomatic and Consulate Security Branch. After gaining his Australian Citizenship on 5 June 1981, he completed AFP Recruit Training and joined the Australian Capital Territory Community Policing region followed by duties in AFP Training Coordination Branch, a short stint as the AFP Welfare Officer, then a posting to the Coastal Protection Unit until it’s function was transferred to Australian Customs. Mr Baggott was then transferred to National Central Bureau (Interpol) International Branch. Mr Baggott retired from the AFP on 31 January 1997.
For his service to the AFP, Mr Baggott was awarded:

  • National Police Service Medal
  • National Medal
  • AFP Service Medal


12 November 2017 – Sylvester Patrick KENNEDY – Retired Detective Sergeant
Mr Kennedy passed away on 12 November 2017 aged 77 years. Mr Kennedy joined the Commonwealth Police on 8 May 1961. During an extensive career, Mr Kennedy worked in a variety of investigative roles in Melbourne and was promoted to Sergeant in 1974. He then transitioned to the Australian Federal Police in 1979, where his service included a number of joint taskforces with Victoria Police, before finishing his career as Team Leader Family Law Southern Region. Mr Kennedy retired from the Australian Federal Police at the rank of Detective Sergeant on 29 November 1999. For his service Mr Kennedy was awarded the

  • Australian Police Medal
  • National Police Service Medal
  • National Medal


12 November 2019 – Thomas Richard Irvine – Retired Detective Senior Constable
Mr Irvine passed away aged 70 years. Mr Irvine joined the Commonwealth Police in July 1975 and transitioned to the Australian Federal Police on Foundation day in October 1979. During his AFP career, Mr Irvine worked in South Australia, Western Australia and Canberra until his retirement in May 2004. For his service, Mr Irvine was awarded the

  • National Medal
  • posthumously awarded the Australian Federal Police Service Medal and the
  • National Police Service Medal


13 November 2015 – Donald Gordon HARRIS – Retired Senior Constable
Donald Harris, passed away aged 90. Mr Harris joined the Commonwealth Police in September 1955 and retired from the AFP in 1986.


13 November 2019 – John “JACKO” Douglas Sutherland – Retired Senior Constable

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Jacko passed away aged 72 years. Mr Sutherland joined the Australian Capital Territory Police in July 1968 and transitioned to the Australian Federal Police on Foundation day in October 1979. During his AFP career, Mr Sutherland worked in general duties and other areas in Canberra until his retirement in June 1993. For his service, Mr Sutherland was awarded the

  • National Medal
  • Australian Federal Police Service Medal


14 November 1995 – Ronald Peter McAulay – Retired Commissioner
Peter McAulay at the age of 13 was Assistant Paymaster for General Motors Holden. He joined the South Australia Police as a junior constable on 8 January 1951, graduating from the South Australia Police Academy in 1953. He was made inspector in 1966, and in 1968 served in United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), ultimately acting as police advisor there in 1970, and leading a contingent of a multi-national police force. He returned to the South Australian Police in 1972 and held executive roles, ultimately being promoted to Detective Chief Superintendent. On 13 October 1978 he was appointed Commissioner of the Northern Territory Police. He was appointed Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police on 30 November 1988, and retired in June 1994. Mr McAulay died from a respiratory illness.


15 November 2016 – Edwin “Frank” HARLOVICH – Retired Station Sergeant
Mr Harlovich passed away aged 75 years. Mr Harlovich was sworn in as a member of the ACT Police on 26 April 1966 working in numerous areas within the ACT including Woden and City Stations , Accident Squad and Traffic Branch. He was promoted to the rank of Station Sergeant in 1984. That same year he deployed to Cyprus as a member of the United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). His final posting in the AFP was to Woden Station. Mr Harlovich retired from the AFP on 20 June 1990. For his service Mr Harlovich was awarded the

  • Police Overseas Service Medal
  • National Police Service Medal
  • National Medal
  • United Nations Cyprus Medal
  • Australian Federal Police Service Medal


18 November 2018 – Allan COCKROFT – Retired Inspector
Mr Cockroft passed away aged 91 years. After a career in the British constabulary Mr Cockroft joined the Commonwealth Police in February 1974 and then transitioned to the Australian Federal Police on Foundation Day. Mr Cockroft performed various roles in Canberra including in the Duty Inspectorate. Mr Cockroft was the Officer in Charge of Christmas Island Police from 1984-1986. Mr Cockroft retired from the Australian Federal Police at the rank Inspector on 20 October 1986.


18 November 2018 – Carolyn Jane MOSS – Detective Sergeant
Detective Sergeant Moss passed away aged 41 years. Detective Sergeant Moss joined the Australian Federal Police in June 2002 and was deployed to Sydney Office on November 2002. During this period of her career she investigated high level narcotic, fraud and general crime involving organised criminal syndicates. Detective Sergeant Moss also worked in the areas of Intelligence, Avian Team, Client Liaison and Sydney Operations. Sgt Moss deployed to East Timor from June to August 2006 and then returned to the Crime Operations Team. Detective Sergeant Moss then transferred to Professional Standards, Crime Operations and the Parcel Post Team. She was promoted to Sergeant in June 2013. At the time of Detective Sergeant Moss’ death she was attached to the Joint Counter Terrorism Team. For her service Detective Sergeant Moss was awarded the:

  • Police Overseas Service Medal
  • National Police Service Medal
  • National Medal
  • Commissioners Group Citation for Conspicuous Conduct
  • Australian Federal Police Operations Medal – Operation Serene
  • Australian Federal Police Service Medal
  • ACT Emergency Medal – Canberra Bush Fires


19 November 2013 – David James O’DONOHUE – Senior Constable
David O’Donohue, died aged 33. Dave lost his two-year battle against a brain stem tumour and passed away peacefully at home with his family. Dave is survived by his wife Emily and their sons Jack and Chris.


19 November 2015 – Dr Brian Michael DWYER AM RFD ED MB BS – Director Medical Services
Doc DWYER died aged 86. Dr Dwyer joined the AFP in May 1985 and worked as the Director Medical Services and CMO before retiring from the AFP in April 1993. Prior to joining the AFP, Dr Dwyer served with the Australian Army attaining the rank of Colonel.


22 November 2017 – Alex Robert BUNT – Retired Commander
Mr BUNT passed away aged 82 years. After a distinguished 23 year career with New South Wales Police during which he received a Queens Commendation for Brave Conduct, Mr BUNT joined the Commonwealth Police at the rank of Station Sergeant in Sydney on 14 February 1974. Mr Bunt served in a variety of roles throughout his career including Education & Training, Forensics, Industrial Relations and a period in South Australia. Mr BUNT retired from the Australian Federal Police at the rank of Commander on 26 January 1991. For his service Mr BUNT was awarded the

  • National Police Service Medal
  • National Medal


24 November 2014 – Mervyn William HOURN
Merv passed away aged 67. Late of Jindalee, formerly of Canberra. Beloved Partner to Heather. Cherished Father of Craig, Jared and Georgia. “Now at Rest.” Mr Hourn was a former AFP and ACT Police member who began his career with ACT Police in 1969 and transitioned to the AFP on its formation in 1979. He served at a variety of postings during his 28 year policing career including: Rural Patrol, General Duties (Embassies), Rescue Squad, Communications Unit, Community Relations, Juvenile Aid Bureau, and general duties at City, Belconnen, and Woden police stations before his retirement in 1997. In 1989 he was awarded the National Medal for diligent long service to the community, and the 1st Clasp to the medal in 1994.


26 November 2017 – Henry (Ted) Edward BURRELL – Retired Senior Constable
Ted passed away aged 75 years. Mr BURRELL joined the Commonwealth Police on 22 August 1963. After beginning his career in the ACT Mr BURRELL transferred to Melbourne. Mr BURRELL later relocated back to Canberra before finishing his career in community policing based at Tuggeranong station. Mr BURRELL retired from the Australian Federal Police at the rank of Senior Constable on 30 May 1986. For his service Mr BURRELL was awarded the

  • National Medal
  • National Police Service Medal

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