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Anthony Bruce LAUER


Anthony Bruce LAUER

AKA  Tony
Late of Hay, NSW  – Husband to Dot
son to Retired NSW Police Commissioner Anthony R. LAUER # 8019
Son to Joy Jeanette LAUER – ( R.I.P. )

Police Academy Class # 187

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  20475

Dad and I have one thing in common.  We have both gone as far as we are going to in this job!


Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy – from Monday 19 July 1982 ( aged 26 years, 10 months, 22 days )

Probationary Constable – appointed Friday 15 October 1982 ( aged 27 years, 1 month, 18 days )

Constable – appointed 15 October 1983

Detective – appointed ? ? 1991

Constable 1st Class – appointed 15 October 1987

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?


Final Rank:  Detective Senior Constable – Retired

Was in Special Forces Undercover Course # 2 in 1989

Was in Detective Course # 28 in 1991


Stations: ?, Blacktown & Mt Druitt, ( 27 Division ), Registered Clubs Unit, Drug Squad – Plantation Unit, Hay ( 1990’s ), Ivanhoe ( 1995 ), Deniliquin, Hay – Retirement


ServiceFrom 19 July 1982  to  15 January 1999 = 16 years, 5 months, 27 days Service

Age at Retirement:  43 years, 4 months, 19 days

Time in Retirement from NSWPF:  19 years, 0 months, 5 days


Awards:  National Medal – granted 28 May 1999

National Police Service Medal – presented October 2017 – by his father – former Police Commissioner Anthony Lauer

Anthony Bruce LAUER, Tony LAUER
Tony LAUER – Jnr

Born:  Saturday 27 August 1955

Died on:  Saturday  20 January 2018

Age:  62 years, 4 months, 24 days

Cause:  Cancer – Brain

Event location:   ?

Event date:   ?


Funeral date:  Saturday  10 February 2018 @ 1pm

Funeral location:  Hay Services Club, 371 Murray St, Hay


Buried at:  Cremated


 Memorial located at?

After a private cremation there will be Memorial Service for Tony Lauer ( Junior ) at 1pm 10.2.18.
Hay Services Club
RSL club in Hay, New South Wales
Address: 371 Murray St, Hay NSW 2711
Phone: (02) 6993 1206


When further details are known then you will be updated.

ANTHONY is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO

 Funeral location TBA



May they forever Rest In Peace

I’ve been struggling for words all day but I think my little sister Megan put it best so here it is.
We have tried to remember everyone to call before making a post. Dad would hate to think someone found out via facebook. Sorry if we have missed anyone its been a big day.

Today we lost a husband, dad, grandfather, son, brother, nephew and cousin. A man that has meant so much to many and helped many more.

Through all his health battles he always said that god didn’t want you and the devil was worried you would take over. Well something changed today. We like to think your in heaven watching over us and I am sure you will continue to guide us all through life.

RIP DAD forever in our hearts

Ray Gardoll Tony was also stationed at Ivanhoe in the Barrier District back in 1995-97 by memory. I was at Broken Hill then and met Tony a number of times. I got to speak with Tony back in October at the Barrier Awards Ceremony. His father presented him with his NPSM. Sad to hear of his passing, I was a good guy.
David Aspland I would like to share a funny story. I met Tony in 1995 when he was a Senior Constable at Ivanhoe. I remember his standing joke about his name and family connection (Father was then Commissioner Tony Lauer) :”Well Dad and I have both done the same thing in our careers. We have both reached out ceiling rank”. . A very likeable and easy going bloke.
Mick Clarke RIP Tony. Had many great times with Tony when he was in the Plantation Unit. His favourite comment was”There’s one thing in common with me and Dad and that’s we’ve both gone as far as we can in the Job.”
Peter Wallace Had a yarn to him on the Hume one day. Drove a truck called the Commish. Lovely bloke. Had our NSW Police crest on the cover of his log book. RIP mate.
Tony Lauer Transport
Tony Lauer Transport – HAY, NSW

Seeking a nice facial photo of Tony for the Memorial Post.

4 thoughts on “Anthony Bruce LAUER

  • I was his best man at his wedding & he was mine . We haven’t kept in touch over the years but have constantly thought about him & his family . He will always be my best man , love ya mate

  • I worked with Tony at the Registered Clubs Unit and to say he was a ‘character’ is an understatement. We had lots of laughs together, did many country trips and shared many a beer. He was a devoted family man and terrific husband to Dot. Luckily I dropped into Hay and had a coffee with them in September 2017. Little did we know what was coming. Rest in peace mate, you may be gone but you will never be forgotten…….

  • Hello Dot, Joy & Big Tony, Debb, Rodney & Tanya
    We wish you all the best in these unsuspecting hard times of losing young Tony early (because that’s what we knew him as growing up in Bellbrook Ave) our wishes are with you & all other family’s.
    I remember great times being had during get together celebrations in our street.
    Andrew, Lavina & Eric Summers

  • Patricia Boyd

    Hay has lost a truly great guy, despite his health issues he remained on top. My deepest sympathies to his family, to Dot and their family. He will be deeply missed. RIP Tony


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