#UK NSW Police officer Anthony Townsend farewelled by more than 100 colleagues in Newcastle #UKnews

#UK NSW Police officer Anthony Townsend farewelled by more than 100 colleagues in Newcastle #UKnews

#UK NSW Police officer Anthony Townsend farewelled by more than 100 colleagues in Newcastle #UKnews

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Goodbye, previous mate: Moving scenes as more than 100 cops farewell veteran inspector ‘TT’ – resting his hat on his casket after he died from most cancers following 40 years of service: ‘The epitome of a gentleman’

  • Hundreds of police farewelled a veteran officer who died from most cancers final week 
  • Chief Inspector Anthony Townsend was remembered on Thursday at his funeral
  • The avid rugby league stalwart performed for the Newcastle Knights in the Nineteen Eighties
  • He dedicating his life to police service in Sydney and the NSW Hunger area
  • Mourners stated veteran officer had a ‘never-say-a-bad-word-about-anyone’ type

A veteran police officer remembered as being ‘the epitome of a gentleman’ has been farewelled by a whole bunch after dropping a protracted battle with most cancers.

Chief Inspector Anthony Townsend, nicknamed ‘TT’, died final week, aged 61, and was despatched off by household, associates and colleagues at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, the place Mr Townsend had performed rugby league with the Knights in the Nineteen Eighties.

More than 100 police paid their respects to the officer of 40 years service, along with his police hat rested on the casket throughout the transferring funeral.

Chief Inspector Anthony Townsend, nicknamed 'TT', had his police hat resting on his casket during the moving funeral in Newcastle (pictured)

Chief Inspector Anthony Townsend, nicknamed ‘TT’, had his police hat resting on his casket throughout the transferring funeral in Newcastle (pictured)

Mourners who spoke during the emotional tributes said the avid sportsman was the 'nicest bloke in the cops' (pictured, a sign tribute to Chief Insp Townsend at McDonald Jones Stadium)

Mourners who spoke throughout the emotional tributes stated the avid sportsman was the ‘nicest bloke in the cops’ (pictured, an indication tribute to Chief Insp Townsend at McDonald Jones Stadium)

He was described as a 'true renaissance man' before mourners carried his coffin out after the service (pictured)

He was described as a ‘true renaissance man’ earlier than mourners carried his coffin out after the service (pictured)

The veteran inspector was remembered as compassionate and courageous (pictured, pall bearers hug outside McDonald Jones Stadium after the emotional service)

The veteran inspector was remembered as compassionate and brave (pictured, pall bearers hug outdoors McDonald Jones Stadium after the emotional service)

Mourners who spoke during the emotional tributes said the avid sportsman was the 'nicest bloke in the cops' and had endless patience (pictured, police carrying the casket into McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle, NSW)

Mourners who spoke throughout the emotional tributes stated the avid sportsman was the ‘nicest bloke in the cops’ and had limitless persistence (pictured, police carrying the casket into McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle, NSW)

Anthony Townsend (pictured) was described as a 'country-bumpkin' with a 'keen wit' at his funeral on Thursday

Anthony Townsend (pictured) was described as a ‘country-bumpkin’ with a ‘eager wit’ at his funeral on Thursday 

Newcastle Knights legend Tony Butterfield (pictured in 2017) said the police inspector was a 'gold-medal listener'

Newcastle Knights legend Tony Butterfield (pictured in 2017) stated the police inspector was a ‘gold-medal listener’

Mourners paid tribute to the avid sportsman who was described because the ‘nicest bloke in the cops’ and a person with limitless persistence, the Daily Telegraph reported. 

‘A real renaissance man – from his country-bumpkin, self-effacing, never-say-a-bad-word-about-anyone type, to his eager wit, compassion, mind and dedication to household and group,’ Knights legend Tony Butterfield stated. 

‘To boot, he was genuine. An excellent footy participant, a born giver and a gold-medal listener – it stays our singular privilege to have recognized and shared with such high quality a person as he.’

Chief Insp Townsend began off his lengthy police profession graduating from the Redfern academy in 1983 earlier than taking up legislation research whereas working with police prosecutors in the Sydney CBD.

He then went to work in the Hunter and Port Stephens areas of NSW, rising up by way of the ranks earlier than changing into Chief Inspector in 2019. 

He obtained varied awards together with the NSW Premier’s Award for his work throughout the Hunter and Central Coast storm emergency in 2007. 

The rugby league stalwart performed for the Newcastle Knights on the launch of the staff in 1988, after earlier enjoying with the St George Dragons. 

The service heard the former sportsman went the 'extra mile' in his police work (pictured, mourners at the service)

The service heard the previous sportsman went the ‘additional mile’ in his police work (pictured, mourners on the service)

More than 100 police paid their respects to the 40-year veteran of NSW police and a former rugby league player (pictured, officers at the service)

More than 100 police paid their respects to the 40-year veteran of NSW police and a former rugby league participant (pictured, officers on the service)

He retired from league in the early Nineteen Nineties to give attention to policing however was nonetheless concerned in sports activities youth packages. 

Northern Region Commander Assistant Commissioner Peter McKenna stated he was a brave officer who went the additional mile to get the job executed.

‘He was the epitome of a gentleman and an expert police officer,’ Assistant Commissioner McKenna stated. 

The rugby league stalwart kept up his passion by participating in sports youth programs after he retired from football (pictured, the inspector's casket at McDonald Jones stadium where he played for the Newcastle Knights in the 1980s)

The rugby league stalwart stored up his ardour by taking part in sports activities youth packages after he retired from soccer (pictured, the inspector’s casket at McDonald Jones stadium the place he performed for the Newcastle Knights in the Nineteen Eighties)

A large crowd turned up on Thursday (pictured) to say their goodbyes to the veteran officer

A big crowd turned up on Thursday (pictured) to say their goodbyes to the veteran officer

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