Beverly Ann LAWSON  APM

aka  Bev

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

ServiceFrom  ?pre May 1964  to  22 January 1998 = 33+ years Service

AwardsNational 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

Age:  58

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 is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance


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.


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