Taabinga State School’s Adopt-a-Cop, Senior Constable Robert Grogan, with school captain Luca Campbell and principal Felicity Ditchburn

November 9, 2021

Police can cop a lot of abuse when they’re out doing their jobs, so it’s a very pleasant surprise to get a big “thank you” from a young supporter.

School captain Luca Campbell is in Year 6 at Taabinga State School.

She’s been impressed with all the work that Taabinga’s Adopt-a-Cop, Senior Constable Robert Grogan, has been doing at the school.

So she came up with the idea to bake and make some goodies for the guys and gals at Kingaroy Police Station as a way to show her support.

“They don’t get as much appreciation as they should,” she said on Tuesday morning as she handed over boxes of hand-made snacks for the officers.

Luca was accompanied to the police station by her mum, Jacqueline, and Felicity Ditchburn, the new principal at Taabinga State School.

And the food couldn’t have been any fresher.

Luca got up before 6:00am to put together the grazing boxes, which included sandwiches, cup cakes, ham and cheese croissants and Mars bar slices.

“Thank you for always helping us and keeping us safe,” Luca said.

Officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Dave Tierney joked he was pleased there were no doughnuts …

“Seriously, it’s very much appreciated,” Snr Sgt Tierney said. “Kingaroy is a great community.”

He told Luca it looked like she was going to grow up to be a great community member.

Senior Constable Dan Walters, Constable Tom Lynam and Inspector Chris Pemberton were making sure they didn’t miss out on the snacks

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3 Responses to "‘Thank You For Keeping Us Safe’"

  1. Keith Campbell  November 9, 2021

    This little girl has a big heart for her community – any she’s only in grade 6. Congratulations and well done, Luca! I can imagine that you will continue this fine spirit into the hears ahead. Proud of your efforts.

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  2. David Nugent  November 10, 2021

    Terrific story … gladdens the heart in uncertain times! (from a Taabinga Old Boy)

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  3. Kay Dove  November 10, 2021

    What a beautiful little girl and such a thoughtful gesture to show appreciation to the QPS. Love the doughnuts comment, too !!

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