Retired police come together to celebrate Retired Police Day

RETIRED POLICE: Inspector Glenn Cogdell of Chifley local area command with John Morris, who received his National Police Medal.
RETIRED POLICE: Inspector Glenn Cogdell of Chifley local area command with John Morris, who received his National Police Medal.

RETIRED police were encouraged to stay connected with one another and the police service as part of this year’s Retired Police Day celebrations.

Retired police, along with their families watched a video message from the Commissioner, Mick Fuller, who spoke about the important contribution these men and women have made to the community.

The commissioner said they will always be part of the policing family.

Chifley local area command duty officer Inspector Glenn Cogdell also spoke to the group thanking them for their contribution.

“There is an old saying, as you drink from the well, don't forget those who dug it.

“I can’t say enough about the experience in this room and gratitude we have for all your hard work.”

Inspector Cogdell also presented former police officer John Morris with his National Police Medal, recognising over 15 years service.

Former Inspector and at times relieving Superintendent of Police, Ian Borland spoke about the event saying how important it was “that old coppers came together.”

Mr Borland was part of the original committee who worked with the government, Police Association and Australian Police Federation to establish Retired Police Day, and is pleased with the way it has evolved to the next level.