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Title: ... p68 - Frank Bumper Farrell memories by Veteran Police roundsman Bill Jenkins

"These mugs are up to no good. Let's attend to them.

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Veteran Police roundsman Bill Jenkins for the defunct Daily Mirror

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11/04/2006

"Ive been reporting crime in this city for just on 40 years and Bumper Farrell was the most colourful cop I Knew," Jenkins wrote shortly after Farrell's death in 1985.

"His very appearance instilled respect and sometimes fear into hoodlums and criminals who infested Kings Cross, which was his domain for so many years. With big cauliflower ears, rugged face and ham like fists, Farrell was a formidable figure.

If Bumper spotted hoodlums hanging about a street corner he would say: "These mugs are up to no good. Let's attend to them.

'Yet I never once heard of Bumper using his baton or gun. He enforced the law with his fists and was known to walk alone through the streets of Surry Hills, which was known as tha Barbary Coast in Sydney."

courtesy of Tony Adams great book The Hitmen - A tribute to League's tough guys.


Appears in the following pages ....P68_Bumper FARRELL
Date of posting ... 16-May-2006
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