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Published on Mar 7, 2012
Hundreds of NSW Police officers and community members farewelled Senior Constable David Rixon at a full police funeral in Tamworth today (Thursday 8 March 2012).
NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione delivered a valedictory at the service, which was held at St Paul's Anglican Church in West Tamworth.
Commissioner Scipione shared with mourners the details of Senior Constable Rixon's more than 20-year policing career, which included general duties at Hamilton and Belmont Patrols, and Highway Patrol duties at Waratah, Newcastle, Gunnedah and Tamworth.
During his career, Senior Constable Rixon received the NSW Police Medal; the National Medal; and the first and second clasps to the NSW Police Medal. At today's service, Commissioner Scipione posthumously conferred three additional awards on Senior Constable Rixon:
The Commissioner's Sesquicentenary Citation: recognising the contributions of all police over 150 years.
The National Police Service Medal: recognising ethical and diligent service in protecting the community.
The Commissioner's Valour Award: for conspicuous action and exceptional courage.