Detective Senior Sergeant Hector “Hec” Alfred Veitch (Retd) AFP 255 was born 18 September 1932 and passed away aged 88 years on 16 January 2021. Mr Veitch joined the Commonwealth Police Force on 31 January 1961 and became a member of the Australian Federal Police on Foundation Day in 1979. During his AFP career, Mr Veitch worked in the Southern Region, in Port Watch at Melbourne Airport of Criminal Intelligence and the General Uniform Branch. Mr Veitch retired from the AFP on 14 July 1989 as the Officer in Charge at Melbourne Airport.

Hec was a foundation member of the AFP Former Members Association #86, and he will be sadly missed. Our sympathies go out to his family and friends.

For his service, Mr Veitch was awarded

  • National Medal
  • Australia Day Medallion