Sergeant Daniel O'Dea shares his National Medal with his children, (from left) Erin, Maggie, Daniel and Liam O'Dea, at the ceremony yesterday.
Sergeant Daniel O'Dea shares his National Medal with his children, (from left) Erin, Maggie, Daniel and Liam O'Dea, at the ceremony yesterday. Erin Smith

Warwick police officers recognised for dedication to duty

THEY put their lives on the line every day to keep our community safe and yesterday 26 of the region's police officers were recognised for their service and commitment to the Queensland Police Service.

Six officers were presented with special awards.

Inspector Greg Morrow was given a Commissioner's Certificate for his work as the district disaster co-ordinator during the 2010 and 2011 flood crises.

Assistant Commissioner Paul Wilson spoke glowingly of Inspector Morrow's achievements.

"They don't come much higher than this," Mr Wilson said.

"It has been signed by the commissioner.

"I know Greg will say it was a great team effort," he said.

Inspector Morrow was also presented with medals and clasps to recognise his 35 years service.

Three detectives from the Warwick Criminal Investigation Branch were presented with certificates for their work in helping catch serial jewellery thieves in August last year.

The thieves broke through a side door of Rose City Shoppingworld at midnight on August 7 and forced open a roller door to the jewellery store.

It was soon found to be linked to a string of heists known by police at Operation Kilo Ironclad.

Warwick station officer-in-charge Stewart Day said the work of detectives Sergeant Darren Tamblyn, Senior Constable Glen Roche and Senior Constable Ryan Harmer led to 46 charges being laid against seven people.

"If it was not for their dedication to their duty these would not have been located," he said.

Constable Wendy Tamblyn and Constable Joseph Cook were then acknowledged for the part they played in saving the life of a 64-year-old man who had a heart attack while driving his car in Albion St.

The car veered onto the median strip and across the eastern lanes into the Beaurepairs workshop on October 24 last year.

The constables were first on the scene.

They made their way through the debris, pulled him out of the car and performed CPR on him until paramedics arrived.

Yesterday they were presented with a letter from Mr Wilson noting how impressed he was.

"Their swift actions helped save a man's life shows high dedication to their police duty," he said.



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