Sgt Col Jackson receives an award from Assistant Commissioner Tony Wright in Dalby on September 15.
Sgt Col Jackson receives an award from Assistant Commissioner Tony Wright in Dalby on September 15.

35 years walking his beat

SIX South Burnett police officers were rewarded for their years of service at ceremony in Dalby on September 15.

The medals were presented by Assistant Commissioner Tony Wright and recognised the officers' length and quality of service.

Murgon Sergeant Col Jackson received a National Medal for 35 years' service while Senior Constable Jamie Hastie received the Queensland Police Service Medal for 10 years' service

Kingaroy Snr Const Brendan Young also received the QPS Medal.

QPS Medals for 15 years service went to Murgon Officers Detective Sgt Peter Lunney and Snr Const Sarsha Frazer and Kingaroy Det Sgt Dane Sheraton.

Officer in Charge of Murgon Police Snr Sgt Lance Guteridge paid tribute to two of his officers who received medals for meritorious service.

Snr Sergeant Guteridge said both officers served their entire service in remote and regional Queensland.

"Snr Const Hastie has served at Cairns, Kowanyama and Murgon.” Snr Sgt Guteridge said.

"He has been very active in the training of officers on the South Burnett while still performing first response front line duties.

"In addition to this, he had undertaken training to co-ordinate searches for missing persons.”

Sgt Jackson served in Warwick, Allora, Cloncurry and Proserpine.

"Sergeant Jackson is an outstanding police officer in every way,” Snr Sgt Guteridge said.

"He has good operational and administrative skills. He is unpretentious and has an excellent approach to the community.

"He is a police officer who is respected by his subordinates, his peers and his superiors.”

"Sergeant Jackson is classic of those officers who sees their role in serving the public as being more important than pursuing promotion.”

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