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Sergeant Presented With Special Award

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Cherbourg Police Officer-in-Charge Sergeant Scott Prendergast with Assistant Police Commissioner Tony Wright (Photo: QPS)

August 4, 2017

Cherbourg Police Officer-in-Charge Sergeant Scott Prendergast was presented with a special Meritorious Service medal at the recent Queensland Police awards ceremony held at the Kingaroy RSL.

The Meritorious Service medal recognises dedication to duty and exemplary work in the community.

Sgt Prendergast, who recently served a stint as Acting Officer-in-Charge at Kingaroy Police Station, was presented with his medal by Assistant Police Commissioner Tony Wright.

A number of service medals were presented to local police officers at the Dalby Burnett Patrol Group ceremony.

The Dalby Patrol Group covers all South Burnett police stations and extends west to Meandarra and south to Millmerran.

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Police Awards

National Police Service Medal (15 years)

  • Senior Constable Narelle Krushka – Dalby Prosecutions
  • Senior Constable Sarsha Frazer – Cherbourg

National Medal (15 years)

  • Sergeant Rod Gelderblom – Murgon PCYC
  • Senior Constable Narelle Krushka – Dalby Prosecutions
  • Senior Constable Sarsha Frazer – Cherbourg

National Medal (2nd Clasp – 35 years)

  • Sergeant Greg Kapernick – Murgon

National Medal (1st Clasp – 25 years)

  • Senior Constable Daniel Robert O’Hara – Dalby

Queensland Police Service Medal (10 years)

  • Senior Constable Kym Scott – Kingaroy
  • Senior Constable Marcus Hooper – Nanango
  • Administration Officer Bernadette Kemp – Kingaroy

Queensland Police Service Medal (4th Clasp – 30 years)

  • Senior Constable William Worden – Cooyar

Queensland Police Service Medal (3rd Clasp – 25 years)

  • Sergeant Scott Prendergast – Cherbourg

Queensland Police Service Medal (2nd Clasp – 20 years)

  • Sergeant Wayne Bushell – Kingaroy Prosecutions
  • Sergeant Malcolm Clark – Kingaroy Scenes of Crime

Queensland Police Service Medal (1st Clasp – 15 years)

  • Sergeant Rod Gelderblom – Murgon PCYC
  • Sergeant Brent Gerber – Kingaroy
  • Senior Constable Narelle Krushka – Dalby Prosecutions
  • Senior Constable Sarsha Frazer – Cherbourg
  • Police Liaison Officer Victor Alberts – Murgon

Special Award – Queensland Police Meritorious Service Medal

  • Sergeant Scott Prendergast

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Three types of service medals were awarded:

The National Medal recognises 15 years of diligent service by members of the various Australian police forces, as well as members of the ambulance and fire services.

The National Police Service Medal was established in 2010. It represents a police officer’s past and future commitment to give ethical and diligent service. A minimum of 15 years service is required to qualify.

The Queensland Police Service Medal recognises 10 years of diligent and ethical service and is not granted as a right by virtue of long service. A clasp may be awarded upon completion of every five years of qualifying service.

Assistant Commissioner Tony Wright, centre, with medal recipients (Photo: QPS)


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2 Responses to Sergeant Presented With Special Award

  1. Barry Krosch

    Congratulations to everyone who received the medals.

    I will never forget Sergeant Scott Prendergast’s performance during the recent Freedom of Entry to Kingaroy event. He is a big man, and there he stood, alone, in the middle of Haly Street, as armed members of the Defence Force marched directly towards him. He (very forcefully) challenged the approaching Parade Commander and demanded evidence of his authority to lead troops into Kingaroy. The Major responded, and Scott allowed the parade to pass. It was an awe-inspiring performance, by both Sergeant Prendergast and Major Luke Robinson.

  2. Barry Dobbs

    In total agreement. it was a splendid effort for all concerned plus what great weather to add to the ceremony, to see those young people in their respective uniforms allows one to feel nothing but pride knowing that you were one of those some time ago. Well done every one.

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