MORE than 300 people gathered at Bowral’s Uniting Church last Thursday to remember Highlands policeman Ron Hystek, who recently lost his fight with stomach cancer.
Bowral police honoured the 28-year veteran of the force, who spent a decade walking the beat in Bowral, with a guard of honour.
Following the service Ron’s eldest son Wayne and wife Julie drove the casket on a homemade trailer with a Ulysses motorcycle group escort to Mittagong Showground before the casket was transferred to a hearse.
Senior Constable Hystek joined NSW Police in 1974; he was stationed at Bowral from 1985 to 1995 before transferring to Campbelltown until his discharge in 2002 on medical grounds.
He was awarded the National Medal and the NSW Police Medal.
Wayne Hystek said his father touched a lot of people and the family was “blown away” by the turnout to the service.
Ron Hystek started the Where’s Wally Ron charity to raise funds for cancer and arthritis research after he was diagnosed with stomach cancer in May 2007.
For the full story see the Southern Highland News, Wednesday, April 15
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