HERO ON THE DOU­BLE

‘It is so hard to put into words the joy I get go­ing to work’

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - FRONT PAGE - Jil­lian McKee

Troy Bulpett has scooped the pool at the St Marys po­lice of­fi­cer of the year awards. He re­ceived the peer award for a $4 mil­lion drug bust and

the com­mu­nity award for try­ing des­per­ately to save a baby’s life.

THE 2015 St Marys po­lice of­fi­cer of the year award night was about one man.

In a first for the awards, Lead­ing Se­nior Con­sta­ble Troy Bulpett was named St Marys LAC Po­lice Of­fi­cer of the Year in both the peer and com­mu­nity sec­tors.

Se­nior Con­sta­ble Bulpett was nom­i­nated af­ter two im­pres­sive feats dur­ing 2015.

In April, Se­nior Con­sta­ble Bulpett stopped a car in St Marys for a traf­fic in­fringe­ment. Af­ter be­com­ing sus­pi­cious he searched the car and un­cov­ered more than $4 mil­lion worth of drugs, in­clud­ing 39kg of MDMA, 3kg of cannabis and 4kg of heroin.

Later in the year Se­nior Con­sta­ble Bulpett re­sponded to a three-month-old child not breath­ing in North St Marys and per­formed CPR on the child un­til am­bu­lances re­sponded.

Un­for­tu­nately, the child died, but the fam­ily com­mended Se­nior Con­sta­ble Bulpett’s ef­forts and nomi- nated him in the com­mu­nity cat­e­gory.

Se­nior Con­sta­ble Bulpett said the award was the best moment in his ca­reer.

“I am ex­tremely proud … it was so sur­pris­ing I was hop­ing to get one award but had no idea I would get both,” he said.

“We work in the best LAC ever, it is ex­tremely busy and it is so hard to put into words the joy I get go­ing to work. We get pretty well smashed and with­out an amaz­ing unit there is so much more work we would have to do.”

We work in the best LAC ever.

It is ex­tremely busy and it is so hard to put into words the joy I

get go­ing to work

Pic­ture: Carmela Roche

Pic­ture: Carmela Roche

Lead­ing Se­nior Con­sta­ble Troy Bulpett.

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