Steve’s watch- house time winds down
AFTER almost three decades of service to the Townsville community, Senior Sergeant Steve Walker has decided to hang up his hat.
The officer- in- charge at the Townsville Watch- house, whose lengthy career ended yesterday, said he felt a mixture of sadness and excitement.
“It’s certainly the end on an era but I’m excited about the future and the new phase of our lives,” Sen- Sgt Walker said.
“Townsville station has been my home station for my entire service and the memories, the camaraderie with other officers from there and the work we have done – hopefully improved our community or certainly served those people who have been wronged in the community. Town station is the heart and soul of my policing career.”
Sen- Sgt Walker was “piped out” of the watch- house on Thursday afternoon, a traditional send- off, while he was applauded by his colleagues.
He said he was humbled and honoured by the experience and it would go down alongside his many great memories with the force.
FOND FAREWELL: Townsville Watch- house officer- in- charge Senior Sergeant Steve Walker is “piped out” after 28 years of service.