The AFP Former Members Association was very saddened to hear of the passing of one of our members on 4 May 2020. Andrew Palmer Warry was a retired Sergeant, and he passed away aged 68 years.

Throughout his policing career Andy was admired, respected and loved by all. He was a guiding light for many young constables. His mentoring and leadership has made him a legend amongst men and women in ACT Policing.

“During the glory days of the mid 80’s at Belconnen we managed to clean up the town, and Andy was a big part of that. He will be missed,” said AFPFMA President Mike Doroshenko.

Much of the success in those early days has lived on, with Andy helping all who needed assistance. His final career move as the AFP Welfare Officer was a perfect fit. He will never be forgotten as a true gentleman and one of the finest Policeman who has ever served the AFP.

Mr Warry joined the Commonwealth Police in September 1977 and transitioned to the Australian Federal Police on Foundation Day in October 1979. During his AFP career, Mr Warry worked in ACT Policing with roles in City and Woden Patrols, Watch House, North District, Belconnen, Traffic Operations and Employee Welfare. He retired from the AFP in December 2011. For his service, Mr Warry was awarded the

  • National Police Service Medal
  • National Medal, Group Bravery Citation
  • AFP Bravery Medal
  • ACT Community Protection Medal
  • AFP Service Medal
  • ACT Community Policing Medal
  • ACT Emergency Medal
  • Australia Day Achievement Medallion
  • AFP Welfare Services Medal – Mr Warry was the inaugural recipient of the AFP Welfare Services Medal which was instituted on Friday 1 May 2020.

On Friday 15 May 2020 Mr Warry will be farewelled at a private family funeral service at Norwood Park Crematorium. Mr Warry’s funeral procession will pass Belconnen Police Station and the Winchester Police Centre on route to the crematorium. AFP members both serving and retired will form a Guard of Honour on Benjamin Way, Belconnen as a final mark of respect to him.

R.I.P Andrew Palmer Warry.

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