Long servicing officers awarded
JOBS for life may be a thing of the past for the new generation but Queensland Police’s longest serving officers were honoured for the dedication they have shown their community during the years.
At a service in Warwick Baptist Church yesterday Inspector Greg Morrow, of Warwick District, and Sergeant Trevor Gordon, from Killarney division, were both rewarded with a medal for 35 years of service.
Sergeant Gordon was also presented a 2nd Clasp to the National Medal Recipient (35 years).
The force is still catching up with rewarding some of its retired officers for their years of hard work and yesterday two local former policemen were recognised.
Hugh Middleton served on the police force from 1949 to 1981 and was presented with a Queensland Police Service Medal and 4th Clasp (25 years).
Max Moffitt served from 1965 to 1994, and was the officer in charge at Texas.
He was presented with a Queensland Police Service Medal and 3rd Clasp (25 years).
Receiving a 1st Clasp to the National Medal Recipient (25 years) was Sergeant Kenneth Wiggan, who is in the Warwick Police Prosecution corp.
The families of the officers were commended for the roles they played in supporting the men and women of the police force, “patting them down” when they came home from a day’s work and sending them back out again.
Friday’s ceremony wasn’t just about awards however.
It was also a time for the new police chaplain to be formally introduced to the local force.
Police Chaplain Jeff Baills was given an induction by Senior Chaplain Colin Munns.
Acting Assistant Commissioner Toy Wright, APM, Southern Police Region, was also in attendance.