Tribute to late Campbelltown police stalwart Beverly King

Long-term Campbelltown Police Area Command volunteer Beverly King receives a certificate of appreciation from Superintendent Wayne Benson. Picture: Campbelltown PAC
Long-term Campbelltown Police Area Command volunteer Beverly King receives a certificate of appreciation from Superintendent Wayne Benson. Picture: Campbelltown PAC

Campbelltown police stalwart Beverly King has been fondly remembered as a wonderful woman and a hard worker.

Mrs King died on Saturday, July 6, aged 72.

Mrs King was a long-term volunteer for the Campbelltown Police Area Command after joining the team in 2001.

She was a driving force behind Campbelltown's Volunteering in Policing (VIP) program, which encourages community members to assist police with duties such as attending community events.

Campbelltown PAC Senior Constable David Blom said Mrs King was an asset and helped "give a friendly face for the police".

"Bev was a friend of mine. She was a straight shooter and she loved helping to give back to the community," he said.

"It's what she wanted to do and she didn't miss a beat."

Senior Constable Blom said Mrs King voluntereed more than 4000 hours for the Campbelltown PAC.

"Bev loved community events - the old Campbelltown Show, Riverfest, Fisher's Ghost and many more," he said.

"She truly loved her role, mingling with the community and handing out showbags for kids.

"Bev was in her element there."

Mrs King also worked hard to provide support for victims of domestic violence (DV).

Mrs King spent five years volunteering at Campbelltown court prior to joining the Campbelltown PAC.

Her role at the court included supporting DV victims and assisting police with administration duties.

Senior Constable Blom said Mrs King continued to assist DV victims when volunteering with Campbelltown police.

"Her main role with the VIP program was victim follow-up, where she would send out information and letters to victims of crime," he said.

"Bev honestly respected and enjoyed this job."

Senior Constable Blom said the Campbelltown PAC would continue to honour Mrs King's legacy.

"Bev will be sorely missed by the Campbelltown police community," he said.

Mrs King is mourned by her husband John, daughters Kylee and Jodie, and grandchildren Katie, Claire and Charlee.

Mrs King was farewelled at a private service on Tuesday, July 16.