Detective Inspector

Reginald Hugh STEVENSON




New South Wales


On 9 December 1974 Detective Sergeant 1st Class Stevenson was shot in the chest after confronting an armed offender in Newtown. Although seriously wounded at the time he continued to direct other Police at the scene until he was taken to safety. As a result of the incident Sergeant Stevenson was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct and the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service. He was promoted to the rank of Detective Inspector in 1976. On 19 January 1980 Inspector Stevenson died of a coronary occlusion and it was determined that his death was ultimately caused by the injuries sustained when he was shot in 1974. The Detective Inspector was born in 1926 and joined the New South Wales Police Force as a Cadet in 1943. He was sworn in on 21 February 1947.

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