John Douglas Morrison

NSW Police Chief Inspector John Douglas Morrison OAM dies

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s father John died on Wednesday night, 22nd January 2020, aged 84 following a battle with illness.

John Douglas Morrison served in NSW Police Force for 41 years, worked with the fingerprint division, founded the local Boys Brigade in Bondi Junction, played rugby for Randwick and was an active member of the local RSL after having served in the army.

John Douglas Morrison

Chief Inspector Morrison was awarded National Medal in 1991. In 2001 he was awarded Centenary Medal for service to the youth and in 2004 he was awarded Medal of the Order of Australia “for service to the community of eastern Sydney, particularly through youth, church, amateur theatre and service groups”.

John Morrison was politically active, serving 16 years on the Waverley council as an Independent. He was Mayor of Waverley in 1986/1987.

“Dad lived a life of love, faith, duty and service,” his son said.

“He was a loving husband to my mum Marion for 57 years.

“Dad had a deep and committed Christian faith, which is one of his numerous legacies in my life.”

Mr Morrison also paid tribute to his father’s lifelong service to his church as an elder, youth worker and in aged care.

“Our family will miss him terribly, but we are extremely thankful for his great blessing in all of our lives,” the prime minister said.

Requiescat in pace. Gone, but not forgotten.


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