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Palm Downtown Mortuary & Cemetery

1325 North Main St, Las Vegas, NV

OBITUARY

Anthony Joseph Plew

January 20, 1952October 12, 2019

A legend of Southern Nevada law enforcement died October 12, 2019. Tony Plew served on the Henderson Police Department, Nevada Highway Patrol Indian Springs, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Tony founded Metro's Gang Unit, and was the first gang detective. Tony and his sergeant Bobby "G" Gronauer founded the Gerson Park Detail, the first of its kind. It was a Community Policing detail with foot patrol police officers assigned to Gerson Park, with a substation located within the housing project where the officers were assigned. Tony later worked the Detective Bureau, assigned to working gang crimes, and Robbery/Homicide until he retired. Tony was a stern old style cop, but the people he served loved him. The Gerson Park "Kingsman", the largest criminal gang at the time, honored Tony with the moniker "Plewdawg" because he spent so much time working the gang. Tony was an avid model builder and was working on an enormous 1/32 scale German U-boat at the time of his passing. Tony is survived by his wife Tomi, son Kenneth, daughter Amanda, step daughters Michele Fuller and Jennifer Stringham, sister Ann Cavaness, nephew Joe Jensen, and grandchildren Mytasia and Luke Fuller.

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

A memorial service for Detective Plew will be held Saturday, November 16, 2019, at 2pm, at Palm Mortuary, 1325 North Main, Las Vegas.

"Control, R2031, secure......Final".

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 16, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, November 16, 2019

Memories

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Kunta Patterson

November 3, 2019

The Gerson Park Kingmens of Las Vegas,NV Would like to offer our condolences to the Family of Plewdawg may he Rest in Paradise. ###Troop1202

Larry SPINOSA

October 17, 2019

Loved working with ya.. you made me laugh everyday. You were counted on and always abswered the call. RIP brother you'll be missed. See you on the other side

Amber Drabant

October 17, 2019

Thank you for the fun and the memories. You have touched many’s hearts and lives. Sending prayers for you and your family.

Ed PITCHFORD

October 17, 2019

RIP Tony - You mentored many trainees and helped them with their LEO careers.

Joe Jensen

October 17, 2019

Tony what can I say I know your where your suppose to be but there is a joke in my heart and emptyness, you where like a father to me you taught me how to be a man are breakfasts every Sunday we'll be missed say hi to Mom for me love you always and forever your nephew Joe

Cindy Galindo

October 17, 2019

So sorry you are gone so soon. As a young trainee, I learned so much from you. You taught me how to trust my intuition and to use the gift of gab. I used those skills all through my career and in other areas of my life. Thank you and see you on the other side.

Tony Madejczyk

October 16, 2019

It's been many years since we've seen each other, but at least we got to catch up on Facebook before you were called Home. I am Blessed to have known you, and forever grateful for our friendship my Patriot Brother! Tony, I'll never forget the crazy stuff we did in the Academy each and every morning during inspection........ Eeeeep! Until we meet again Brother, and May The Peace of Our Lord Be With You Always.....

Tony Madejczyk

October 16, 2019

It's been many years since we've seen each other, but at least we got to catch up on Facebook before you were called Home. I am Blessed to have known you, and forever grateful for our frienship my Patriot Brother! Tony, I'll never forget the crazy stuff we did in the Academy each and every morning during inspection........ Eeeeep! Until we meet again Brother, and May The Peace of Our Lord Be With You Always.....

Kim Correll

October 16, 2019

Gone too soon Tony, too many good people already up in the Heaven Debriefing room! You will be a fun addition to those already there, see you again when it's my turn!

Barbara Shoemaker

October 16, 2019

May you rest in peace. I met you a few times, but spoke with you thousands of time, the voice on the other end of the radio.

FROM THE FAMILY