VIDEO: Readers say dancing cop is a top bloke
READERS have described the dancing cop as a 'top bloke' on The Observer's Facebook page.
Social networkers have been in a buzz since his performance at the Kin Kora intersection on Sunday.
Tina Sweeney: Good on you Dominic should be more cops around like you
Lea Lee: Well done to all the cops that worked that intersection. Hot days plus dark clothing not a good combination. Thanks for doing your job with a sense of humor
Brianna Sherrington: Didn't even get to see any dancing!
But not all residents have been impressed with the transition from the intersection having a roundabout to traffic lights.
Lisa Ann Chudwick commented this on The Observer's Facebook page: Good to see the $25mil on the kin kora traffic lights is a good use of funds, NOT! Traffic backed up to the lights at the airport. Didn't work 20 odd years ago with less traffic but hey lets try again. Laughable
Earlier: Meet the dancing cop who turned heads
IF THE lights at the Kin Kora intersection were turned off for an hour a week dancing cop Constable Dominic McGee would be out there directing traffic.
Well in the winter anyway, after doing traffic control for a total of 14 hours on the weekend Cst McGee found it "bloody hot".
The assistant branch manager of Gladstone PCYC said his moves while directing traffic were born out of boredom.
"It was all fairly impromptu. None of the moves have names yet," he said.
"It took the others a while to get into it but (Senior Constable Sam Pyke) got into it after a while."
He said it was great to see the positive comments in today's Observer.
"I don't have Facebook so this is terrific. People usually only see police when they have done something wrong, so this is great," he said.
He felt sorry for Kara Pershouse after reading her comment "would of been awesome to see him".
"Oh she missed out. Turn off the lights for an hour a week and I'd be out there," he said.
"In the winter, yesterday was too hot."
He said his exaggerated traffic controlling didn't jeopardise the safety of the intersection.
"Safety is obviously our main priority," he said.
"You do get trained how to direct traffic at the academy but it is a lot of common sense."
Despite receiving a great response from his traffic control work the uniformed constable that has been in Gladstone for almost five years wants to move in the Child Protection and Investigation Unit.
"I have applied to the CPIU because I have done some of that work before and it was great. I want to get back into it," he said.
"Definitely staying here in Gladstone. I love it here. The first six months I missed Brisbane but here is where I want to be now."