Su­per­in­ten­dent hangs up his hat

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

BAG­PIPES sounded on a warm win­ter af­ter­noon out­side Bund­aberg Po­lice Sta­tion as Su­per­in­ten­dent Rowan Bond walked the beat for the fi­nal time.

Thirty-nine years and five months, to the day, af­ter he was sworn in to the ser­vice, Supt Bond hung up his hat last Fri­day to be­gin his re­tire­ment.

He has been a fa­mil­iar face dur­ing the Cen­tral and North Bur­nett’s flood re­cov­ery.

Only two weeks ago the Bund­aberg disas­ter co-or­di­na­tor was in Gayn­dah to help cel­e­brate the Or­ange Fes­ti­val Ball.

The avid motorcyclist will re­turn to the re­gion in an un­of­fi­cial role, with a re­stored vin­tage Dou­glas mo­tor­cy­cle.

Supt Bond has been restor­ing the Gayn­dah Mu­seum mo­tor­bike af­ter it went un­der­wa­ter in the floods ear­lier this year.

At his farewell from the ser­vice his col­leagues formed a guard of hon­our out­side Bund­aberg sta­tion.

The Bonds plan to re­tire in Bund­aberg, but not be­fore a well-earned trip up north on their new Moto Guzzi mo­tor­bike.

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