January | February | March | April | May | June | July 

August | September | October | November | December

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.

September Tributes

DateTypeEvent
01-09-2018Died on this dayDouglas George SHEA aged 86
01-09-2019Died on this dayDouglas Henry (Doug) VEITCH aged 87
04-09-2017Died on this dayJay Alan PATERSON aged 44
07-09-2017Died on this dayWilliam Paul JAMESON aged 73
08-09-2014Died on this dayFrederick Anthony Thomas HULSON aged 70
09-09-2017Died on this dayMaxwell James THOMPSON aged 81
10-09-2001Died on this dayRobert George GLOVER aged 53
10-09-2018Died on this dayRobert James CASKIE aged 53
11-09-2006Died on this dayGeoffrey Lloyd WILLIAMS aged 61
12-09-1986Died on this dayGeorge Stirling DICKSON aged 39
12-09-1988Died on this dayMaxwell Wilson PAHL aged 55
12-09-2009Died on this dayLionel John CLAYDON aged 70
12-09-2013Died on this dayTerrence Gerard McNAMARA aged 64
12-09-2018Died on this dayWarren Royce MARSON aged 75
13-09-2009Died on this dayGregory Robert SLATER aged 47
13-09-2013Died on this dayStanley Thomas WOODS aged 78
13-09-2014Died on this dayEben James JEFFORD aged 44
13-09-2019Died on this dayDavid Richard BOSTON aged 55
14-09-2010Died on this dayJason Andrew MAHONEY      43
14-09-2018Died on this dayFrank "Nobby" Stanley CLARK aged 80
15-09-2010Died on this dayMark Raymond JOHNSEN aged 44
16-09-2017Died on this dayAndre Joerg LENZ aged 54
17-09-1986Died on this dayKenneth James AYERS aged 48
20-09-2011Died on this dayPeter ROBERTS
20-09-2013Died on this dayBrian Maurice Anthony DYSON aged 83
20-09-2015Died on this dayJohn Jothan Sau FAUPULA aged 57
22-09-2017Died on this dayPercival Daniel (Val) McCONAGHY aged 89
24-09-2010Died on this dayBarry Edward ABBOTT aged 49
25-09-2018Died on this dayTherese Christine ‘Terri’ CUBITT aged 67
26-09-2018Died on this dayJames John TIERNEY aged 64
27-09-2000Died on this dayHenry Edwin SARGENT aged 62
27-09-2002Died on this dayRoy Patrick FARRELL aged 56
27-09-2015Died on this dayAnthony Thomas CHURCHILL aged 81
28-09-1989Died on this dayJeffrey Robert HAZELL aged 24
28-09-1994Died on this dayNicholas John MASTERS
28-09-2008Died on this dayVicky SOAMES (nee CENTOFANTI) aged 59
28-09-2018Died on this dayGeyel Mitchell Mason 'Mitch' ANDERSON aged 63
29-09-2007Died on this dayGraham John KIRKLAND aged 48
30-09-2019Died on this dayLeighton (Lee) Howard JONES aged 73

In Memoriam


1 September 2018 – Douglas (Doug) George SHEA – Retired Detective Senior Sergeant AFP237
Doug was born on 14 January 1932 and died in Brisbane aged 86 years. He was a former member of the Queensland Police Force before joining the Commonwealth Police Force. He worked in plain clothes in Canberra in the early 1970’s before transferring to Brisbane. Doug transitioned to the Australian Federal Police on Foundation Day 19 October 1979. For his service Doug was awarded:

  • National Medal
  • National Medal – 1st Clasp


1 September 2019 – Douglas Henry (Doug) VEITCH – Retired Detective Sergeant AFP405

Doug was born in Sydney on 9 January 1932 and died peacefully at his beloved Blake House, Dongara, WA, aged 87 years. He was a clerk prior to joining the Commonwealth Police Force in Sydney, where he worked in Plainclothes before being transferred to Perth. Doug transitioned to the AFP on Foundation Day 19 October 1979 and continued to serve in Western Region until his retirement. For his service he was awarded the National Medal on 8 March 1984.

“Farewell, my Friends. It was beautiful as long as it lasted. The journey of my life.”

click to enlarge


4 September 2017 – Jay Alan PATERSON – Retired Senior Constable – AFP16265
Jay was born on 8 October 1973 and passed away in Canberra aged 44 years. He joined the Australian Federal Police on 14 August 2006, and served most of his career in Canberra, as a general duties member at Belconnen Station. Mr PATERSON separated from the Australian Federal Police on 12 April 2013 at the rank of Senior Constable.


7 September 2017 – William Paul JAMESON – Retired Senior Constable – AFP1472
William was born on 27 August 1944 and passed away in Sydney aged 73 years. He began his policing career on 13 January 1969, joining the Commonwealth Police and transitioning to the Australian Federal Police on Foundation Day 19 October 1979. After an extensive career, Mr JAMESON retired from the Australian Federal Police at the rank of Senior Constable on 30 September 1987. For his service he was awarded the National Medal on 14 December 1988.


8 September 2014 – Frederick Anthony Thomas HULSON – Retired Senior Sergeant – AFP1249
Born Anthony Frederick Thomas HULSON in Shropshire, England, on 1 February 1944, Mr HULSON passed away in New Zealand aged 70 years. Mr HULSON, under his birth name migrated to Australia in 1973. He is recorded on Electoral Rolls and a family tree under his birth name however; for unknown reasons his name is recorded as being Frederick Anthony Thomas HULSON on his police service history. Mr HULSON began his policing career with Commonwealth Police on 19 May 1975. and he transitioned to the AFP on Foundation Day 19 October 1979. He was deployed to various teams throughout his career including the Airport, Cyprus (22nd and 27th contingents), and Intelligence, within Southern Region. Mr HULSON retired from the AFP on 11 April 1990. For his service he was awarded:

  • National Medal
  • Police Overseas Service Medal – Clasp CYPRUS


9 September 2017 – Maxwell James THOMPSON – Retired Senior Constable – AFP2434
Maxwell was born in Waverly, Sydney on 7 April 1936 and died at Liverpool, Sydney aged 81 years. He joined the Commonwealth Police on 1 May 1961 and worked in a number of locations including the Maralinga Test Facility, Woomera SA as well as the Weapons Research Facility, Salisbury SA before transitioning to the AFP on Foundation Day 19 October 1979. Mr THOMPSON retired from the AFP in 1984 whilst stationed at the Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap. Prior to Joining the Commonwealth Police, he had served with the Royal Australian Air Force. For his service he was awarded:

  • National Medal
  • National Medal – 1st Clasp


10 September 2001 – Robert (Toad) George GLOVER – Senior Constable – AFP1236
Robert was born on 2 July 1948 and passed away aged 53, after having a brain tumour diagnosed while he was still working out of Brisbane Office. “Toad” as he was known to his colleagues joined the ACT Police and worked in General Duties. He transitioned to the AFP on Foundation Day 19 October 1979 and was later transferred to Northern Region. For his service he was awarded the:

  • National Medal
  • National Medal – 1st Clasp


10 September 2018 – Robert James CASKIE – Former Federal Agent – AFP4860
Robert was born on 5 March 1965 away aged 53 years. He joined the Australian Federal Police on 24 July 1989, after graduating from Recruit Training in November 1989, Mr CASKIE was stationed in the ACT working in Belconnen General Duties, Juvenile Aid Bureau and the Community Relations Team. In 1999 he was transferred to Perth and was promoted to Sergeant in 2003. In 2007 he returned to Canberra and later that year moved from a being a Sworn member to a Professional member to pursue a more varied AFP career. Mr CASKIE worked in several business areas at AFP Headquarters including Protection and Human Resources. At the time of his passing Mr CASKIE was the Team Leader of Honours & Awards at AFP Headquarters in Canberra. For his service, Mr CASKIE was awarded the:

  •  National Police Service Medal
  •  National Medal
  •  Commissioners Group Citation for Conspicuous Service
  •  Australian Federal Police Service Medal (with 25yr Clasp)

Devoted husband of Jacqueline. Caring father of Joel, Emma and Lauren. Loving son of Jim and Patricia. Adored brother of Alison and Christine.


11 September 2006 – Geoffrey Lloyd WILLIAMS – Retired Senior Constable AFP1330
Geoffrey was born on 16 October 1944, and died aged 61 years. He joined the Commonwealth Police in Sydney, in 1960. His postings included the Villawood Detention Centre, OIC of Family Law Courts Parramatta, and also spent two years in Moscow, Russia at the Australian  Embassy. He then transitioned to the Australian Federal Police on foundation day 19 October 1979, attached to the Protective Services branch. He then resigned from the AFP approx November 1985. For his service Geoffrey was awarded the National Medal on 22 April 1983.


12 September 1986 – George Stirling DICKSON – Detective Senior Constable – AFP565
George was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1946 and died in South Australia following a heart attack while playing basketball aged 39 years. His family migrated to Australia on 12 October 1952 landing in Adelaide. He joined the Commonwealth Police Force in Adelaide in 1969, initially performing uniform duties at Salisbury before completing the Investigator’s Course. He left the region in 1974 to serve at the Australian Embassy in Moscow, returning to Adelaide in 1976. During his 16 years’ service, George served in the majority of policing areas, including temporary transfer to Darwin and assisting in the opening of the office in Alice Springs. He was acting at the rank of Sergeant at the time of his death. A service was held at Centennial Park, with members of the uniform branch forming a guard of honour and acting as pall bearers. He is survived by his wife Dianne and two young children. For his service George was awarded the National Medal on 15 May 1986.


12 September 1988 – Maxwell (Max) Wilson PAHL – Senior Constable – AFP1505
Max was born in Hopetown, Victoria on 2 May 1933 and passed away aged 55 while on recreational leave in South Australia. At the time of his passing Max was attached to Special Projects, Canberra. He joined the Commonwealth Police in Canberra in 1972 and worked in Uniform. Max transitioned to the AFP on Foundation Day 1979 and served four years working at the AFP College. For his service Max was awarded:

  • National Medal
  • National Medal – 1st Clasp

Max is remembered by an Obituary published in the AFP Platypus Magazine of December 1988 which can be viewed: click here.


12 September 2009 – Lionel John CLAYDON – Retired Commander – AFP39
Lionel was born in Kyogle, NSW on 3 December 1938 and died in the Philippines aged 70 years. He joined the Commonwealth Police Force working in Brisbane. He served in Cyprus as a member of the 12th Contingent 1975 – 1976 and he transitioned to the Australian Federal Police on Foundation Day 19 October 1979. He was one of the early senior officers to attended the Join Services Staff College at Weston, ACT. In 1988 he oversaw in the introduction of new computer systems into the AFP. It is believed he was in the Philippines to attend a meeting on 15 August 2009, of the Special Forces Association, Chapter 46, however he had to offer his apologies for his non-attendance, possibly due to ill health. For his service Lionel was awarded:

  • National Medal
  • National Medal – 1st Clasp
  • Police Overseas Service Medal – Clasp CYPRUS

An interesting article on the introduction of computers into the AFP in 1988, oversighted by Lionel CLAYDON can be read by CLICKING HERE.


12 September 2013 – Terrence (Terry) Gerard McNAMARA – Retired Detective Sergeant – AFP1487
Terry was born on 22 August 1949 and passed away in Sydney aged 64 years. He joined the Commonwealth Police in Sydney and worked in Plainclothes in many different squads. He transitioned to the AFP on Foundation Day 19 October 1979 and continued to work in the Sydney Office until October 1995, when he resigned. For his service Terry was awarded the National Medal on 7 September 1990.


12 September 2018 – Warren Royce MARSON – Retired Sergeant – AFP2158
Warren was born on 16 January 1943 away in Sydney aged 75 years. He joined the Commonwealth Police on 4 January 1974 and transitioned to the Australian Federal Police on Foundation Day, 19 October 1979. Mr MARSON worked mainly in Eastern Region General Operations. Mr MARSON retired from the Australian Federal Police on 23 December 1986. For his service he was awarded

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


13 September 2009 – Gregory (Greg) Robert SLATER – Retired Senior Constable – AFP3052
Greg was born on 18 November 1962 and died from a heart attack at Mogo, NSW, while participating in an endurance mountain bike race, aged 47 years. Greg joined the AFP in Oct 1981 in Sydney and was posted to Lucas heights. He served in Cyprus as a member of the 25th Contingent (June 1986- December 1986) and 26th Contingent (December 1986-June 1987). Greg also saw overseas service in East Timor and he was posted to Norfolk Island prior to his resignation from the AFP in 2004. He spent a lot of time in search and rescue and subsequently became the Deputy Commissioner, State Emergency Services at Wollongong.  A gentleman and very well respected. For his service in the AFP and to the people of NSW he was awarded:

  • National Medal
  • Police Overseas Service Medal – Clasp CYPRUS
  • Police Overseas Service Medal – Clasp EAST TIMOR
  • Emergency Services Medal, Australia Day 2010 Honours List, 26th of January, 2010

Obituaries for Greg published in the Illawarra Mercury can be read: click here.


13 September 2013 – Stanley (Stan) Thomas WOODS – Retired Detective Senior Sergeant – AFP263
Stan was born on 2 February 1935 and passed away at Wamberal aged 78 years. Stan began his career in 1964 with the Commonwealth Police in Sydney and subsequently worked in Plainclothes. In 1974, he was Detective Sergeant in charge of the General Crime Squad when the Sydney Office of COMPOL was based in Brisbane Street, Sydney. He transitioned to the AFP on Foundation Day 19 October 1979 and he carried through to serve with the AFP until 1992, when he retired. For his service Stan was awarded:

  • National Medal
  • National Medal – 1st Clasp


13 September 2014 – Eben James JEFFORD – AFP18823
Eban was born on 5 March 1970 and passed away in Queensland aged 44 years. In 2007, Mr JEFFORD commenced with the AFP Operational Response Group – Logistics Team, Brisbane Office, where he was based for 5 years, prior to taking a redundancy in 2012, when SRG amalgamated. Mr JEFFORD also worked with the Queensland Ambulance Service and the Australian Defence Force.


13 September 2019 – David Richard BOSTON – Retired Leading Senior Constable – AFP4416
David passed away aged 55 years. Mr BOSTON joined the Australian Federal Police in January 1987. During his AFP career, Mr BOSTON worked in various roles across ACT Policing, including General Duties, Communications , Watch House and Judicial Operations. Mr BOSTON was also deployed internationally to Cyprus as a member of the 42nd Contingent (September 1994 – March 1995) and 56th Contingent (May 1998 – November 1998), East Timor and Solomon Islands IPMT. Mr BOSTON resigned from the AFP in January 2019. For his service, Mr BOSTON was awarded the:

  • Group Bravery Citation
  • Police Overseas Service Medal
  • National Police Service Medal
  • National Medal
  • United Nations Medal
  • Australian Federal Police Service Medal
  • ACT Community Policing Medal


14 September 2018 – Frank (Nobby) Stanley CLARK – Retired Senior Constable – AFP1708
Frank was born on 21 June 1938 and passed away in Canberra aged 80 years. Nobby joined the Commonwealth Police on 12 December 1968 and transitioned into the Australian Federal Police on Foundation Day, 19 October 1979. He worked in the Investigations Department Intelligence Division with Bureau of Crime and Intelligence, ACT General Duties City Station and Legal Branch. Mr CLARK retired from the Australian Federal Police at the rank of Senior Constable on 21 June 1993. For his service Mr CLARK was awarded the:

  • National Police Service Medal
  • National Medal with a 25 year clasp


15 September 2010 – Mark Raymond JOHNSEN – Commander – AFP3983
Mark was born on 20 March 1966 and he passed away peacefully, after a long battle with cancer, aged 44 years at Canberra, formerly of Sydney. He was a lovely bloke with a great sense of humour – something he never lost right up to the end of his life. Mark joined the Australian Federal Police on 27 May 1985. He worked in many areas of the AFP including ACT, L&D and as Manager CT. For his service, Mark received the following awards:

  • Police Overseas Service Medal with RAMSI clasp
  • National Medal• Commissioner’s Medal for Excellence
  • AFP Service Medal with 20 year clasp
  • ACT Emergency Medal


16 September 2017 – Andre Joerg LENZ – Retired Leading Senior Constable – AFP4454
Andre passed away on the Gold Coast, QLD, aged 54 years. Mr LENZ joined the Australian Federal Police on 9 February 1987 and spent his early career in Sydney and Newcastle. Over the course of his career Mr LENZ served in a variety of locations including Darwin and Brisbane. Mr LENZ deployed to Bali for Operation Alliance and to East Timor in 2003. Mr LENZ retired from the Australian Federal Police at the rank of Leading Senior Constable in July 2014. For his service Mr LENZ was awarded the:

  • Police Overseas Service Medal,
  • National Police Service Medal,
  • National Medal (25 year clasp),
  • United Nations Medal,
  • Australian Federal Police Service Medal (25 year clasp),
  • AFP Operations Medal
  • Commissioners Group Citation for Conspicuous Conduct.

(Words from his family). Andre was excited to leave the Gold Coast hospital today and appears to have had a sudden accidental fall in the early hours of this morning. Andre was a friend to us all who lived a life of service with the Royal Australian Air Force and the Australian Federal Police; his service filled with compassion, friendliness, joy and dignity. We mourn, yet celebrate the life of a wonderful friend, brother and human being.


17 September 1986 – Kenneth James AYERS – Inspector – AFP118
Ken was born in Wagga Wagga on 12 June 1938 and passed away in Canberra aged 48 years. Ken had been with the A.C.T. Police and the AFP for 23 years. Members paid their last respects at a Police funeral at All Saints’ Anglican Church, Ainslie. Ken joined the police force after completing a trade certificate. He served as a city detective between 1966 and 1976, before becoming Licensing Sergeant. He became particularly well known to members of the hotel, club and entertainment industry. He was a duty inspector at City Station at his death. A colleague described Ken as an ideal street Police Officer who became well known in the Canberra community during its years of rapid growth and will he sadly missed. Ken leaves a wife, Merilyn, and four sons. For his service Ken was awarded the National Medal on 21 September 1977.


20 September 2013 – Brian Maurice Anthony DYSON – Retired Sergeant – AFP577
Brian was born in Warwick, Warwickshire, England on 20 September 1930 and died at Yanchep, WA, aged 83 years. He and his family migrated to Australia in 1966. Brian joined the Commonwealth Police Force in Perth, and transitioned the the AFP on Foundation Day, 19 October 1979. His policing career spent in Western Region and for his service he was awarded the National Medal on 15 December 1989.


22 September 2017 – Percival Daniel (Val) McCONAGHY – QPM – Retired Assistant Commissioner – AFP17
Val as he was known, was born in Victoria on 7 June 1928 and passed away in Canberra aged 89 years. He came to Canberra in 1929 where he was raised and he joined the NSW Police Force on 14 July 1947. On 9 September 1949 he joined the ACT Police and rose to the rank of Superintendent. With the formation of the Australian Federal Police in 1979, he was promoted to Chief Superintendent in charge of the CID (South Eastern NSW and the ACT) Division and then became OIC of Eastern Region. Mr McCONAUGHY returned to Canberra in 1980, firstly as acting Assistant Commissioner in charge of Operations which included the ACT, and then promoted permanently in April 1982. He retired in 1988 having been awarded the:

  • Queen’s Police Medal for Gallantry (Imperial) – on 31 December 1976
  • Queen’s Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
  • National Medal

Further details about the life and policing career of Val McCONAUGHY can be read: Click Here.


24 September 2010 – Barry Edward ABBOTT – Federal Agent AFP12052
Barry was born in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England on 14 January 1961 and died in Perth aged 49 years. He migrated to Australia became an Australian Citizen and joined the Australian Federal Police working in Perth.


25 September 2018 – Therese Christine CUBITT – AFP12264
Therese was born at Crookwell, NSW on 12 January 1951 and passed away at Bulahdelah, NSW aged 67 years. Mrs CUBITT joined the Australian Federal Police on 16 August 2004. Mrs CUBITT worked in National Procurements, National Fleet and AFP Operations Communication Centre in the Australian Capital Territory. Mrs CUBITT retired from the Australian Federal Police on 18 January 2017. For her service, Mrs CUBITT was awarded the Australian Federal Police Service Medal.


26 September 2018 – James John TIERNEY – AFP4468
Passed away aged 64 in a motorcycle accident while in U.S.A. Jim served in Eastern Region and ACT Communications.


27 September 2000 – Henry “Harry” Edwin SARGENT – Retired Superintendent – AFP137
Harry was born in Wagga Wagga, NSW on 5 March 1938  died at the age of 62 years. He was farmer in Binalong, NSW when he met his wife Beryl. He was working in the railway around Bowning and Binalong when they got married in 1959. He worked for a short time in Long Bay prison, before joining ACT police in 1968. He was in Canberra until 1977 when he was stationed at Jervis Bay (JB)for three and a half years. He went back to Canberra in 1980. In 1990 he was offered redundancy at the age of 52, and left the AFP. He moved to Falls Creek (near JB) and did lots of travelling before settling down there and renovating their ‘holiday home’. Harry was diagnosed with Metastatic melanoma and died 8 weeks after diagnosis. For his service he was awarded:

  • National Medal
  • National Medal – 1st Clasp


27 September 2002 – Roy Patrick FARRELL – Retired Senior Sergeant – AFP1074
Roy was born in Basford, Nottinghamshire, England on 28 September 1954 and died at Forrestfield, WA, aged 56 years. He and his family migrated to Australia in November 1974 settling in Perth. Roy joined the Commonwealth Police in Perth and transitioned to the AFP on Foundation Day, 19 October 1979. His policing career was spent in Western Region and for his service he was awarded the National Medal on 9 March 1991.


27 September 2015 – Anthony (Tony) Thomas CHURCHILL – Retired Sergeant – AFP1216
Tony was born in Brighton, East Sussex, England on 24 November 1933, and passed away at Glen Innes, NSW, aged 81 years. He joined the Royal Navy, became a submariner; and he was posted twice (1955-1956 and 1959) to HMAS PENGUIN, Balmoral, Sydney to crew the British submarines stationed there, as Australia did not have any of its own. Tony left the RN and was a former police officer with Portsmouth Police (UK) from 1964 to 1967. He migrated to Australia in 1968 and joined the Commonwealth Police (COMPOL) in that year. During his COMPOL service, he served as a police liaison officer in Poland from 1976 to 1978; moving into the AFP on Foundation Day, 19 October 1979. Sergeant CHURCHILL’s postings included Transport, Communications, Personnel & Services, Uniform Duties Sydney Region, Employee Relations, and two years as Staff Officer to Assistant Commissioner McCABE. He retired on 2 December 1989 and for his service he was awarded the National Medal on 26 June 1983.


28 September 2008 – Victoria (Vicky) CENTOFANTI – Former Constable AFP1053
Vicky was born in Italy on 16 April 1949 and died at Clare Holland House, Canberra under he married name of SOAMES aged 59 years. She and her family migrated to Australia landing in Melbourne on 7 November 1952. Vicky joined the ACT Police and worked in General Duties. She transitioned to the Australian Federal Police on Foundation Day 19 October 1979.


28 September 2018 – Geyel Mitchell Mason ‘Mitch’ ANDERSON – AFP12619
Passed away in Brisbane aged 63 years. Mr ANDERSON joined the Australian Federal Police on 9 May 2005. He worked mainly as a trainer and in logistics fleet management roles with the International Deployment Group, and overseas including Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Timor-Leste Police Development Program (TLPDP), Regional Assistance Mission in Solomon Islands (RAMSI) and Christmas Island. Geyel was deployed to the Queensland floods in Toowoomba and to Christmas Island on many occasions for Operation CHIRON, Operation CALDER and to Darwin for Operation DUVAL. Mr ANDERSON left the Australian Federal Police on 4 July 2014. For his service, Mr ANDERSON was awarded the:

  • Police Overseas Service Medal (RAMSI)
  • National Emergency Medal – Queensland Flood and Cyclone
  • Defence Force Service Medal
  • Australian Defence Force Medal
  • Timor-Leste Solidarity Medal
  • Commissioners Group Citation Conspicuous Conduct with OP PALLARENDA Clasp
  • AFP Operations Medal with Operation PLEACH and Operation CROWEA Clasps
  • Australian Federal Police Service Medal
  • 2010-2011 Queensland Flood and Cyclone Citation


29 September 2007 – Graham (Kirko) John KIRKLAND – Detective Senior Constable – AFP5036
Kirko was born in Canberra on 3 May 1959 and died in Canberra aged 48 years. At the age of 19 his working life began in Corrective Services NSW as a prison officer. Between 1978 and 1986 he worked at Goulburn and Cooma Gaols. Kirko Joined the AFP in 1990, working in General Duties at Tuggeranong and Woden. He was transferred to TIG Drug Squad (Redgum was his favourite time), PRS, and Transnational Crime. In 2006 at the rank of Detective Sergeant he resigned from the AFP and for his service he was awarded the:

• National Police Service Medal
• ACT Policing 10 year service medal

At the Australian Police Games Kirko won a gold medal in 10km.
“Truly driven by Community Policing, he showed great empathy towards victims and a hardness towards criminals which was bred by the prison system. ACT Policing colleagues were a family to him and he embraced and thrived in the culture and people. His two loves were running and drinking – he shocked other runners by lighting up a cigarette and drinking a can of beer at the finish line of a fun run at 9am. Of note it bought Graham great happiness when Joshua graduated and joined GD’s at Tuggeranong towards the end of his illness”. He is survived by his wife Angela D’Arcy, daughter Sally Bulkeley, son Detective Senior Constable Joshua KIRKLAND and four grandchildren.


30 September 2019 – Leighton (Lee) Howard JONES – Retired Senior Constable AFP650
Lee was born in Peterborough, SA on 16 July 1946 and died at Batesman Bay, NSW aged 73 years. He joined the ACT Police and transitioned to the Australian Federal Police on Foundation Day 19 October 1979, working in Training Division, Canberra.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *