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Colleagues Salute Sergeant Brown

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Retiring Wondai Officer-in-Charge Gary Brown, right, with his son, Acting Senior Constable Jared Brown who is based at Cherbourg; and grandson Finn, 4, who is also keen to become a police officer one day

September 7, 2018

Local police officers turned out in force on Friday to salute the career of retiring Wondai Officer-in-Charge, Sergeant Gary Brown.

Senior Bandsperson Alistair Bremner, from the Queensland Police Pipes and Drums in Brisbane, piped Sgt Brown out of the Wondai Station for the last time, playing the traditional Scottish military march “Cock o’the North”.

Sgt Brown, who has been at Wondai Station for 19 years, walked through a Guard of Honour to reach his police vehicle which was then led down Bramston Street by the piper.

Senior police from the Dalby Burnett Patrol Group and South West District also attended the ceremony.

Sgt Brown has been a police officer for 39 years, serving at stations around western and northern Queensland before settling in Wondai.

His retirement is the latest in a number of changes in local policing recently.

Kumbia Senior Constable Adam Entwistle has been promoted to Sergeant and will be transferring soon to Murgon Police Station.

Blackbutt Sergeant Alan Gerrard has already taken up a position at Murgon.

A selection process has begun for the positions at Wondai, Kumbia and Blackbutt.

Four new Constables started recently at Murgon: Toni Morris, Ellen Meagher, Amber Marsh and Aaron Hartwell.

Two new Acting Senior Constables will be starting soon at Cherbourg: Matt Dean and Adam Done.

Senior Bandsperson Alistair Bremner pipes Sgt Gary Brown and his wife Sharron from the Wondai Police Station

Sgt Gary Brown is applauded as he walks through the Guard of Honour to his police vehicle

Soon-to-be Sergeant Adam Entwistle (OIC Kumbia) with Sergeant Sean Relf (OIC Yarraman) and Sergeant Brad Johannsen (Kingaroy)

Inspector Mike Curtin, from the Dalby-Burnett Patrol Group, with Acting Inspector Scott Stahlhut (Murgon / Cherbourg) and Acting Superintendent Grant Marcus, South-West District

Constable Aaron Hartwell (Murgon), Constable Amber Marsh (Murgon), Sgt Selina Arthur (Cunnamulla) and Senior Constable Lorenzo Marabini (Goomeri)

Sergeant Brett Smith (OIC Nanango), Detective Sergeant Scott Prendergast (Kingaroy CIB) and Senior Sergeant David Tierney (OIC Kingaroy)


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