Police funeral for Sergeant who saved his son on South Coast beach

January 12, 2023 6:38 am in by
NSW Police

Family and friends of Sergeant Peter Stone will farewell the fallen officer at a full police funeral in the state’s Blue Mountains today (Thursday 12 January 2023).

The highly regarded police officer drowned after rescuing his 14-year-old son at Bogola Beach, south of Narooma on Sunday 1 January 2023.

Sgt Stone’s loved ones will be joined by members of the police family at the funeral service at St Columba’s Catholic College Hall, Springwood, from 12.30pm.

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A funeral procession with marching escort will travel along the College access road at the conclusion of the church service.

NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb extended condolences to Peter’s family and friends.

“Sergeant Stone was well-liked by all those who knew him, and we are not surprised by his selfless actions,” Commissioner Webb said.

“His death is a tragic loss to the NSW Police Force and my thoughts are with Peter’s wife, family, friends and colleagues during this terribly sad time.”

Blue Mountains Police Area Commander, Superintendent Don Faulds, said Peter was exceptional man, a brilliant operator and will be dearly missed.

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“Peter had dedicated his professional life to helping the community and had a real passion for rescue operations, particularly here in the rugged mountain terrain,” Supt Faulds said.

“He was always quick – if not first – to offer his help or assistance around the command and his colleagues considered him a mate.

“As we mourn our mate, we acknowledge the loss of a husband, father and hero.”

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