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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.

November Tributes

DateTypeEvent
01-11-1983Died on this dayMichael Ian HARRISON aged 20
01-11-1999Died on this dayRichard William KARLING
01-11-2000Died on this dayWayne Edward CLARKE  58
01-11-2017Died on this dayChristopher (Chris) Frederick CAMPBELL-THOMSON aged 85
02-11-2015Died on this dayGuy Clifford Garland SLATER aged 69
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
05-11-1985Died on this dayDouglas Fraser SIMPSON aged 22
05-11-1999Died on this dayTe Haruru WIPERI aged 59
06-11-2013Died on this dayKaren Ann BUDNICK aged 42
08-11-2016Died on this dayAnthony (Tony) Herbert LAWLER aged 75
08-11-2020Died on this dayEdward David "Dave" WEBSTER aged 80
09-11-2018Died on this dayBrian Kenneth BAGGOTT aged 80
10-11-1999Died on this dayBarry James Stanley YOUNG
10-11-2013Died on this dayLawrence Arthur (Lawrie) SCOTT aged 74
12-11-2017Died on this daySylvester Patrick Benedict 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
15-11-2016Died 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
20-11-2006Died on this dayAndrea Fiona STONE (nee O’HARA) aged 38
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
28-11-2007Died on this dayMartin RYAN aged 39
29-11-1995Died on this dayLeslie WARD aged 75

In Memoriam


1 November 1983 – Michael Ian HARRISON – Constable – AFP3066
Passed away at Nowra, NSW aged 20 years. He joined the Australian Federal Police on 12 October 1981. Initially posted to Southern Region, after completing his basic training, Michael performed a variety of uniform duties in Melbourne until he was transferred to Eastern Region in May 1982. In Sydney, he again served in various uniform roles before being attached to the Document Examination Bureau where he was working to the time of his death.


1 November 2017 – Christopher (Chris) Frederick CAMPBELL-THOMSON – Retired Chief Superintendent – AFP60
Mr CAMPBELL- THOMSON was born on 12 April 1932 and 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 he transitioned to the Australian Federal Police on Foundation Day 19 October 1979. 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 Garland SLATER – Retired Detective Superintendent  – AFP777
Guy was born in Durmheller, Kneehill County, Alberta, Canada on 21 September 1946 and he died in Budapest, Hungary aged 69 years. Guy served four years in the Royal Canadian Navy and he emigrated to Australia in 1971. He joined the Commonwealth Police in Sydney in 1972 and subsequently worked in plainclothes. In 1976 he was a founding member of the Wollongong Office together with Detective Sergeant Alick TONKIN and Constable Tom HANLON.  Guy transitioned to the AFP on Foundation Day 19 October 1979. During his 24 years as a police officer Guy gained extensive experience in investigating organised crime, especially those involved with serious fraud and illicit drugs.  He left the AFP and in January 1996 he was appointed Director of Investigations, at the Independent Commission Against Corruption (NSW), Sydney, a position he held until February 2000. For his service Guy was awarded the National Medal on 8 June 1988.

2 November 2016 – Peter Kirk FENTON – Retired Senior Sergeant – AFP431
Peter was born on 8 July 1946 and 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 – AFP14607
David was born on 17 May 1970 and passed away 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 (Chris) John BYRNE – Retired Leading Senior Constable – AFP3994
Chris was born on 24 October 1957 passed away 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 – AFP5422
Terri was born on 3 March 1963 and died in Queensland aged 57 years. She joined the Australian Federal Police in June 1987 and retired in November 2007. During her AFP career, Ms MARICc 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 – Senior Constable – AFP1148
David was born in Wales on 4 September 1944 and was tragically killed in a motor cycle accident on his way home from work, on William Hovell Drive, Canberra, aged 38 years. He and his family migrated to Australian in 1961. He went to school in Ballarat, Victoria where he excelled in sport. His family moved to Canberra where he finished his education. His first job upon leaving school was in a bank. David joined the ACT Police working in General Duties.  He transitioned to the AFP on Foundation Day 19 October 1979. At the time of his death David was a lecturer at the Canberra Police Academy and he had begun to study law at university.


4 November 2017 – Malcolm Jeffery SCOTT – Leading Senior Constable – AFP16567
Malcolm was born on 11 April 1958 and 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


5 November 1985 – Douglas Fraser SIMPSON – Constable – AFP4013
Douglas was born at Dumfries, Scotland on 19 November 1963 and died as the result of a motor cycle accident in Canberra aged 22 years. He and his family migrated to Australia in March 1968 and subsequently settled in Canberra.


8 November 2016 – Anthony (Tony) Herbert LAWLER – Retired Senior Sergeant – AFP669
Tony was born on 16 February 1941 and passed away in Canberra 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


8 November 2020 – Edward David “Dave” Webster – Retired Detective Superintendent AFP812
Dave was born 29 November 1939 and passed away aged 80 years. Mr Webster began his policing career in 1959 with Hertfordshire County Police in the United Kingdom before joining the Australian Capital Territory Police in 1971. Mr Webster became a member of the Australian Federal Police on Foundation Day in 1979. During his career Mr Webster worked in General Duties, Intelligence and Drug Operations Division, Criminal Investigation Division, Internal Investigations Division, Major Crime Branch and Office of the Deputy Commissioner. Mr Webster was posted to Hobart prior to his retirement in January 1996. Mr Webster later returned to the AFP in 2002 as a contractor in Personnel Security Vetting until again retiring in 2007. For his service, Mr Webster was awarded:

  • National Medal
  • Commissioners Commendation
  • Australian Federal Police Service Medal


9 November 2018 – Brian Kenneth BAGGOTT – Retired Senior Constable – AFP1572
Brian was born on 30 October 1938 and passed away in Canberra 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


10 November 2013 – Lawrence Arthur (Lawrie) SCOTT – Retired Senior Constable – AFP1297
Lawrie was born on 7 January 1939 and died at Spearwood, WA, aged 74 years. He served in Northern and Western Regions  For his service he was awarded the:

  • National Medal – 15MAY1986
  • National Medal – 1st Clasp – 15MAY1986
  • Police Overseas Service Medal – Clasp CYPRUS – 08JUL1992


12 November 2017 – Sylvester Patrick Benedict (Pat) KENNEDY – Retired Detective Sergeant – AFP350
Pat was born on 30 November 1939 and passed away in Melbourne 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 task forces 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 (Rick) IRVINE – Retired Detective Senior Constable – AFP1468
Rick was born on 13 May 1949 and passed away in Adelaide 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 – AFP1458
Donald was was born at Port Broughton, SA on 19 June 1925 and passed away at Ardrossa, SA aged 90 years. Mr HARRIS joined the Commonwealth Peace Officer Guard in September 1955 which became the Commonwealth Police Force in 1960. He transitioned to the Australian Federal Police on Foundation Day 19 October 1979. He policing career was spent working in SA and he retired from the AFP in 1986. For his service Donald was awarded:

  • National Medal
  • National Medal – 1st Clasp


13 November 2019 – John (Jacko) Douglas SUTHERLAND – Retired Senior Constable – AFP793

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Jacko was born on 18 July 1947 and 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 (Peter) McAULAY QPM, AO – Retired Commissioner
Peter was born on 30 November 1932 and died in Canberra from a respiratory illness aged 63 years. Peter 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), as a member of the  5th Contingent (1968 – 1969), 6th Contingent (1969 – 1970), 7th Contingent (1971 – 1971) and 8th Contingent (1971 – 1972), ultimately acting as police adviser 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. For his service Mr McAULAY was awarded the:

  • Queen’s Police Medal for Gallantry (Imperial) – 1 January 1975
  • National Medal
  • National Medal – 1st Clasp
  • Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) The Queen’s Birthday 1988 Honours List
    Citation – QPM NY 75 SA. AO QB 88. FOR PUBLIC SERVICE PARTICULARLY WITH THE NORTHERN TERRITORY POLICE FORCE.
  • National Medal – 2nd Clasp


15 November 2016 – Edwin “Frank” HARLOVICH – Retired Station Sergeant – AFP190
Frank was born on 8 May 1941 and passed away in Canberra aged 75 years. He 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 21st Contingent (June 1984 – December 1984), 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 – AFP104
Allan was born in  Halifax, Yorkshire, England on 3 September 1927 and passed away at Bega, NSW aged 91 years. After a career in the British constabulary Mr COCKCROFT joined the Commonwealth Police in February 1974 and then transitioned to the Australian Federal Police on Foundation Day 19 October 1979. Mr COCKCROFT performed various roles in Canberra including in the Duty Inspectorate. Mr COCKCROFT was the Officer in Charge of Christmas Island Police from 1984-1986. Mr COCKCROFT retired from the Australian Federal Police at the rank Inspector on 20 October 1986.


18 November 2018 – Carolyn Jane MOSS – Detective Sergeant – AFP11635
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 MOSSs’ 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 – AFP12903
David was born on 30 January 1980 and died in Canberra aged 33 years. 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. Prior to joining the AFP David served in the Australian Army.


19 November 2015 – Dr Brian Michael (Michael) DWYER AM RFD ED MB BS – Director Medical Services – AFP8355
Doc DWYER was born on 14 April 1929 and died at Longueville Private Hospital, Sydney aged 86 years. 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. He was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) on 26th of January, 1978 in recognition of service to medical units of the Army Reserve.


20 November 2006 – Andrea Fiona STONE nee O’HARA AFP9663
Andrea was born 22 June 1968, and died in Perth WA, aged 38 years after a short horrible fight with cancer. She died whilst still a member of the AFP, and had over 15 years service.


22 November 2017 – Alex Robert BUNT – Retired Commander – AFP37
Alex was born on 15 November 1935 and 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 (Merv) William HOURN – Retired Sergeant – AFP632
Merv was born in Gundagi, NSW on 10 November 1947 passed away at Jindalee, NSW aged 67 years.  Merv joined the ACT Police in 1969 and he transitioned to the AFP on Foundation Day 19 October 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 – AFP1368
Ted was born on 9 January 1942 and passed at Yamba, NSW 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


29 November 1995 – Leslie WARD – Retired Senior Constable – AFP1327
Mr WARD was born at Subiaco, WA on 15 November 1920 and passed away at Nollamara, WA aged 75 years. After service in the RAN, he joined the Commonwealth Police and transitioned to the Australian Federal Police on 19 October 1979. Leslie served his policing career in Western Region and for his service, he was awarded the National Medal on 12th of December, 1978.

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