Superintendent hangs up his hat
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.