John Lawrence HAKES APM OAM
Late of East Maitland, NSW
NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern – Class # 071
NSW Police Cadet # 1208
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 8814
Introduced to Policing by fellow Cadet John RAPER Cadet # 1132
Service: From Friday 8 July 1955 to 23 October 1993 = 38 years, 3 months, 15 days Service
Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy as a Police Cadet on Friday 8 July 1955 ( Aged 16 years, 8 months, 23 days )
Probationary Constable- appointed 15 October 1957 ( Aged 19 years )
Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Constable 1st Class – appointed 15 October 1963
Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( NO )
Senior Constable – appointed 1 July 1968
Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 19 September 1973
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 24 November 1982
Inspector – appointed ? ? ?
Chief Inspector – appointed ? ? 1985
Superintendent – appointed 26 March 1986
Chief Superintendent – appointed 23 November 1988
Final Rank = Chief Supt.
Stations: ?, CIB – Police Switch ( Phone 20966 )( Cst )( Oct 1958 – ), ?, North East District ( 1963 ), Police Residence – Maitland Gaol ( Lock-Up-Keeper )( 1964 ), ?, Rejoined Army Reserved ( 1967 ), ?, Hamilton ( Sgt 3/c )( 1976 / 1977 ), Police Academy – Redfern – Teaching SenCon’s & Officers in Tactics & Forming the TRG Unit, Involved in the Counter Terrorism committee & wrote the first Counter Terrorism Manual for NSWPF, ?, Grafton ( Chief Inspector in Charge )( 1985 ), Metropolitan Area Office – Special Duties – Reserve Officer ( Supt )( May 1986 ), District Commander – Parramatta ( 18 Division )( 1 July 1990 – 23 Oct. 1993 ) – Retirement
Retirement / Leaving age: = 55 years, 0 months, 8 days
Time in Retirement from Police: 28 years, 0 months, 9 days
Warrant Officer – Class 2 ( 1969 )
Lieutenant ( 1972 )
Captain ( Australian Royal Infantry )
Instructor – Office of Cadet Training Unit
Newcastle – Captain of 16th Transport Co.
Australian Army Reserve Long Service Medal
Australian National Service Medal
Australian Defence Medal
Service Medal re the care of the homeless during the 2007 Maitland Fires
Awards: National Medal – granted 28 April 1993 ( Chief Supt. )
Australian Police Medal ( APM ) – granted 14 June 1993 ( Chief Supt. )
Medal of the Order of Australia ( OAM ) – granted 13 June 2016 ( Civilian )( For service to the community through social welfare organisations )
Queens Police Long Service Medal
Australian Police Long Service Medal
Australian National Police Medal
Born: Saturday 15 October 1938
Died on: Monday 1 November 2021
Age: 83 years, 0 months, 17 days
Event location: ?
Event date: ?
Funeral date: Tuesday 9 November 2021 @ 1pm
Funeral location: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, cnr New England Hwy & King St, East Maitland, NSW
Wake location: Bank Hotel, East Maitland from 2pm
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: ?
Buried at: East Maitland Cemetery,
Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?
Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( November 2021 )
JOHN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance *NEED MORE INFO
FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.
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May they forever Rest In Peace
John Lawrence HAKES was also a member of the Royal Australian Infantry Corps. Second Lieutenant – 20 September 1972
Captain John Lawrence HAKES # 294474 – Reserve Force Medal 1985
15/10/1938 ~ 01/11/2021
of East Maitland
Beloved husband of PATRICIA.
Devoted and loving father-in-law of JOHN and KIM, NARELLE and STEVE, LYNN and CHRIS, PETER and JULIE, and ANN.
Doting grandfather of BREE, DAVID, JESAMY, ELIZABETH, MATTHEW, KATHRYN, WILLIAM, AARON, BAYLEY, CONNOR, MADELYN, and partners.
Great grandfather of RYAN, EMILY, HUDSON, LACHLAN, NORA, ODI, IVY, LYLAH, KAIRA and HARLOW.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St Vincent De Paul society would be appreciated.
Out of respect for the family, we ask that those who are not double vaccinated not attend the service, but to view the live stream via the link provided.
JOHN LAWRENCE APM O.A.M
of East Maitland
Life member of St Vincent de Paul
Beloved husband of PATRICIA.
Devoted and loving father and father in law of JOHN and KIM, NARELLE and STEVE, LYNN and CHRIS, PETER and JULIE, and ANN.
Doting grandfather of BREE, DAVID, JESAMY, ELIZABETH, MATTHEW, KATHRIN, WILLIAM, AARON, BAYLEY, CONNOR, MADELYN, and partners.
Great grandfather of RYAN, EMILY, HUDSON, LACHLAN, NORA, ODIS, IVY, IYLAH, KAIRA and HARLOW.
Family and friends are warmly invited to the Celebration of JOHN’s life at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, King St, East Maitland on TUESDAY, 9th November, 2021 at 1pm.
Full vaccination is required to attend.
The Service will be live streamed. For the link please visit the Fry Bros website, Funeral Services page.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St Vincent de Paul Society may be left at the church or made online via the Funeral Services page.
FRY BROS 02 4933 6155
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.