All on show: Senior Constables Matt Gates and Tim Williams caught up with Senior Firefighter Adam Scott-Young and Detective Senior Constable Richard Broomby and retired colleagues. The air hummed as battle scars were shown and tales were told at the first Retired Police and Firefighters Day in Port Macquarie on Tuesday morning.
Grey skies hung heavy above, but inside the Port Macquarie City Bowling Club the mood was friendly as retirees from the two disciplines mixed over sandwiches.
Guests were greeted bySuperintendentPaul Fehon, from the Mid North Coast Local Area Command, who noted the history behindthe occasion.
“I trust you will leave with the knowledge our modern successes are due to your work over many years,” Superintendent Fehon said.
The region’s top cop respectfully asked retired colleagues not to circulate any embarrassing stories or bad habits among the younger police in the room.
Superintendent David Gray said he was grateful to be celebrating firefighters with other emergency services personnel.
“We really appreciate your support and actual enthusiasm,” he said to his police colleagues.
One of the biggest stars was the dog squad’s intrepid labradorGilby, who received rapturous applause during a drug drill.
A moment’s silence was marked for the contributions of therecently deceased, including Retired Police patron Bill Gasnier.
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