Beverly Ann LAWSON APM
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # PW 61
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 11 May 1964
Senior Constable – appointed 11 May 1973
Deputy Commissioner – Field Operations
Stations: Wollongong 82 Division, Sutherland 24 Division, Commissioners Office
Service: From ?pre May 1964 to 22 January 1998 = 33+ years Service
Awards: National Medal – granted 20 January 1981
1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 27 November 1990
2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted 7 October 1991
Australian Police Medal ( APM ) – granted 14 June 1993
Born: 14 October 1940
Died on: 22 January, 1998.
Cause: Illness – Stroke
Funeral date: 28 January 1998 – Figtree
Funeral location: Church, O’Briens Rd, Figtree
Buried at: Kanahooka Lawn Cemetery, Eastern side before office, several rows from roadway
Bev Lawson suffered from a stroke in her Tarrawanna (Wollongong) home on 21 January 1998 as she prepared to attend the funeral of a retired Police woman, Ruth Styles, at a country centre.
Ruth Styles was an Inspector having previously been stationed at Warilla NSW.
Bev Lawson was transported to Wollongong Hospital and died at 10.20am on the 22 January, 1998 in Intensive Care.
Her funeral was held at Figtree on the 28 January, 1998.
Bev was aged 58 at the time of her death.