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Anthony John TOWNSEND

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Anthony John TOWNSEND

AKA  Tony, Changa, ‘ T ‘,  ‘ TT ‘,  Tex

Late of Duns Creek, NSW  

 

“possible” relation in ‘the job’:    ?

 

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  –  Class # 195C

 

New South Wales Police Force

 

Regd. # 20978

 

Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 14 March 1983 ( aged 21 years, 11 months, 7 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed 3 June 1983 ( aged 22 years, 1 month, 27 days )

Constable – appointed 3 June 1984

Constable 1st Class – appointed 3 June 1988

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 

Chief Inspector – appointed ? March 1983

 

Final Rank: =  Chief Inspector 

 

Stations?, Phillip St ( 4 Division ), The Rocks ( 4 Division )( 1980s ), ?, Raymond Terrace, Newcastle, Prosecuting Branch – Gosford, ?, North Region – Northern Operations ( Inspector )( 2009 ), ?, Port Stephens-Hunter Police District – OIC of Maitland – Death

  

Service: From  14 March 1983  to   23 August 2022  = 39 years, 5 months, 9 days Service

 

Retirement / Leaving age: = 61 years, 4 months, 16 days

Time in Retirement from Police:  0

 

Awards:  National Medal – granted 24 March 2000 ( Sgt )

 

 Born:  Friday 7 April 1961

Died on:  Tuesday 23 August 2022

Age:  61 years, 4 months, 16 days

Organ Donor:  Y / N / ?

 

Cause:  Cancer ( Type = Leukemia )( diagnosed 10 years earlier )l

Event location:  Home

Event date:  Tuesday 23 August 2022 during the night

 

Funeral date:  Thursday 1 September 2022 @10am

Funeral location: McDonald Jones Stadium,  294 Turton Rd, Broadmeadow, NSW

LIVE STREAM

 

( click here to see Cornona19 Virus Pandemic rules – this will be a limited numbers Funeral )

any Future Wake location??? TBA 

any Future Wake date??? TBA 

( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )

 

Funeral Parlour: Pettigrew Family Funerals

Buried at:  Dungog Cemetery, Cemetery Rd, Dungog, NSW

Grave Location:  Section:   Row:   Plot:  TBA

GPS:    Lat / Long:   TBA

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( August 2022 )

 

 TONY WILL BE mentioned on the Sydney Police Centre Memorial Wall, Surry Hills


 

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May they forever Rest In Peace

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McDonald Jones Stadium to host funeral for fallen Port Stephens police officer and rugby league veteran Tony Townsend

 

Foundation Newcastle Knights player and highly respected Hunter policeman Tony Townsend will be farewelled on Thursday.

The full police funeral at McDonald Jones Stadium will celebrate the life of Chief Inspector Townsend, affectionately known by fellow officers as TT, who died at his home on August 22.

The funeral, which is open to the public, will start at 10am.

NSW Deputy Police Commissioner Mal Lanyon and other members of the police executive will attend.

Townsend, who was diagnosed almost a decade ago with leukemia, was one of the Knights’ 1988 “pioneers” and left an indelible stamp on the club’s history.

He joined the NSW Police Force in 1983. He was working as a duty officer in Raymond Terrace at the time of his death.

“I think he just encapsulated the core values of what being a police officer is,” he said.

Following the funeral service in Broadmeadow on September 1, Townsend will be laid to rest in Dungog Cemetery.

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Funeral details for Tony Townsend, shared by the Dungog Warriors Rugby League Football Club.

McDonald Jones Stadium to host funeral for fallen Port Stephens police officer and rugby league veteran Tony Townsend | Port Stephens Examiner | Nelson Bay, NSW

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TOWNSEND, Chief Inspector Anthony John ”Tony”
Late of Duns Creek
Passed away 23rd August, 2022
Aged 61 Years

Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Kaitlin and Declan, Lauren and Jackson.

Loving Pa of Charlotte.

Loved son of William (Bill) and Ella, Margaret and Thomas.

Brother of Mark, Susan, Michael, Michelle, and Jason.

Brother-in-law and uncle of their families.

The family and friends of Tony are warmly invited to attend a Celebration of his life, to be held at McDonald Jones Stadium, 294 Turton Rd, Broadmeadow, NSW this Thursday 1st September, 2022. Service commencing at 10am.

Interment will follow at Dungog Cemetery, Cemetery Rd, Dungog, NSW.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be forwarded to The Leukemia Foundation or Men of League in Tony’s memory.

 

Sincere condolences to Christine and the girls.
Thinking of you,
love from your cousin Cathy xxxx

RIP Chief Inspector Tony TOWNSEND
Thoughts to your loved ones and the Thin Blue Line.
Chief Inspector Tony Townsend worked with NSW Police Force as a prosecutor and finished his career as Officer in Charge at Maitland.
Tony was self effacing and humble, intelligent, dedicated to keeping our community safe and always took time to engage with everyone.
Tony Townsend obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by his family.
He passed away on Wednesday morning, the 24th of August 2022 at the age of 61.

 

 
Vale Port Stephens Hunter Police District Chief Inspector Tony Townsend.
In his short 61 years with us, Tony made such an enormous impact, as a foundation player for the Newcastle Knights, he also played for St George Illawarra Dragons, was a soldier, worked in the timber industry and later worked with NSW Police Force as prosecutor and finished his career as Officer in Charge at Maitland.
Tony was self effacing and humble, intelligent, dedicated to keeping our community safe and always took time to engage with everyone.
This photo was taken just few months ago in May, at a community event to provide positive play spaces in one of our local neighbourhoods.
This little girl came up to Tony and they had a very in depth conversation where he demonstrated the very best example of community policing.
We have lost a great one.
Rest In Peace.

 

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Helen Ping:   Such sad news. He was a wonderful man. He gave my husband an award for his volunteer work he did with Raymond Terrace Police with cell watch. And also escorted my husbands hearse to the church and organised police cars to block the traffic for him to get through. He was a very nice man , my family and I will never forget him for what he did for my husband My thoughts go to his family , friends and work Colleagues.

 

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Mayor Philip Penfold:   Vale Chief Inspector Tony Townsend. Tony was most recently officer in charge at Maitland Police Station and passed in recent days after long battling cancer. I had the opportunity to spend time with Tony twice this year as he reached out to engage with our community. My thoughts are with his family, friends, and workmates. Rest In Peace.

 

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Inspector Tony Townsend with Worimi elder Uncle John Ridgeway at a NAIDOC Week flag raising ceremony in Raymond Terrace in July 2022. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts          Sonia Hornery MP: · I was shocked to hear of the passing of Chief Inspector Tony Townsend. Tony was one of the first players for the Newcastle Knights, a great police officer for nearly 40 years, and a beloved community figure. My thoughts go our to his family, friends and colleagues who are so deeply affected by his loss. Rest in peace Tony. Photo credit: Newcastle Herald

 

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Melissa Henshaw: He presented my son with his Community PBL award. Was able to have a chat with him afterwards and he was such a lovely man. Condolences & prayers of healing to his family, colleagues & friends

 

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Kate Washington MP: · Devastating news today, with the passing of Port Stephens Hunter Police District Chief Inspector Tony Townsend. Tony was respected by all. Gone far too soon. Tony was dedicated to our community. In his own humble and genuine way, he made a difference to the lives of many. My sincerest condolences to his family, friends, loved ones and colleagues – I can only imagine how deeply this loss is being felt by all. We’ve lost a good man. Rest In Peace.

 

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The Newcastle News:  · Stoic, courageous and one of nature’s gentlemen. Tributes have begun pouring in for one of the Newcastle Knights foundation players – highly respected police officer Tony Townsend – after he died on Tuesday night.

 

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Lloyd Stanimirovic:   Shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of Tony Townsend. I first met Tony when I worked at Newcastle Court and he was a police prosecutor. At that time (about 30 years ago) I found Tony to be such a humble man. Even when I spoke to Tony about his rugby league career, he passed it off with modesty and integrity. Last year I met Tony again after many years at the Maitland Anzac Day service. He was still humble. Earlier this year, I was helping youth at a Police operation, when some officers spoke so well of Tony. They described him as someone they could speak to about anything and trust. At this year’s Anzac Day service, Tony spent time speaking to my daughter about her interest in the Police Force. Not surprisingly, when I thanked him for speaking to Gracie and how much he was appreciated by others, Tony just smiled and passed off with humility. From what I saw, heard and experienced, Tony had a positive impact on others, something we all need. Thoughts and prayer with Tony’s family and friends.????

 

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Vira Helen JENKINS Vira Helen DEW Vira JENKINS Vira DEW
https://www.australianpolice.com.au/vira-helen-dew/
Vira Helen DEW nee JENKINS Widow of Retired Superintendent Eric DEW #
*** Local Caption *** NSW Police Legacy
7 April 2021
Congratulations to NSW Police Legatee Vira Dew, who last week turned 103! Vira was one of the first policewomen to work in the Newcastle area. After retiring at the age of 56, she lived on a farm in Maitland with her husband, retired Superintendent Eric Dew, for several years.
Vira is pictured here with Chief Inspector Tony Townsend, Snr St Alyssa Willetts, and Det Snr Sgt Maree Maynard, who all visited to wish her well. Happy birthday Vira!

 

Pat <strong>JARVIS</strong> # 18416, <a href="https://www.australianpolice.com.au/anthony-john-townsend/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tony <strong>TOWNSEND</strong></a> # 20978 &amp; Craig <strong>YOUNG</strong> # 17746. The Front Row of Police of Illawarra Dragons
Pat JARVIS # 18416, Tony TOWNSEND # 20978 & Craig YOUNG # 17746. The Front Row of Police of Illawarra Dragons

 

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NSW Police - Redfern Academy Class 195 C
NSW Police – Redfern Academy Class 195 C

 


 

Vale Tony Townsend

Author
Newcastle Knights
Timestamp

 

The nib Newcastle Knights extend our sincere condolences to friends and family of the late Tony Townsend, who passed away overnight.

Townsend, Knights Old Boy No.11, played hooker in the first ever team in 1988 and continued a strong association with the club through the Once a Knight Old Boys and his work in the NSW Police Force where he rose through the ranks to Chief Inspector.

Tough, resilient and one of the nicest blokes you could meet. Tony epitomised the Knights early culture, which set a standard for unparalleled later success.

He didn’t complain, despite his various health battles over many years, he just smiled and got on with life.

Rest In Peace TT, Once A Knights Old Boy. Always a Knights Old Boy.

Vale Tony Townsend | Knights


 

 

 

Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.

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Cal
25 August 2022


 

 

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