Steve’s watch- house time winds down

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - SAM BIDEY

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.

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