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Young constable farewelled from All Saints Liverpool

Catherine Sheehan
Catherine Sheehan
Catherine Sheehan is an award-winning multimedia journalist. Her articles have been published by Catholic News Service, Crux Now, the Catholic Herald and the Herald Sun.
Police officers escort the hearse containing Const. Proctor’s casket as it travels along George Street in Liverpool. PHOTO: Giovanni Portelli

Liverpool’s main street was blue on Monday as NSW Police turned out in force to farewell a young constable who died following a tragic car accident in Sydney’s south.

Family, friends and members of the NSW Police Force gathered at All Saints Catholic Church in Liverpool on Monday morning for the funeral of 29 year-old Const. Timothy Proctor.

NSW police officers carry Const. Proctor’s coffin out of All Saints Catholic Church in Liverpool. PHOTO: Giovanni Portelli

The funeral was presided over by Liverpool assistant priest Fr Tom Stevens, who also delivered the homily.

Fr Tom Stevens, right, speaks to members of Const. Proctor’s family. PHOTO: Giovanni Portelli

Const. Proctor was given full Police Force honours with the entire NSW Police command forming a guard of honour down George Street, Liverpool’s main thoroughfare, as his casket left the church.

NSW Polic Force command formed a guard of honour along George Street as Const. Proctor’s casket left the church. PHOTO: Giovanni Portelli

Marching police officers and members of Const. Proctor’s family escorted the hearse as it processed down George Street, accompanied by mounted police, VIP motorcycles and a marching band.

Const. Proctor had been critically injured in a four-car crash at Lucas Heights on 31 January and died in hospital on 3 February.

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller, who visited Const. Proctor while he was in hospital, had described him as being “absolutely loved” by his colleagues.

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