Queensland Police had always had a good reputation for sporting prowess, as a natural consequence of remaining fit while carrying out operational duties. Tug of war was a popular choice of sport for the police officers from early last century right up to the modern day. In 1906 the Queensland Police tug of war team competed in the Ambulance Sports Carnival which raised money for the Ambulance service. Regional police teams also competed for trophies and the reputation for team strength. In 1992 the Queensland Police Women’s tug of war team travelled to Washington DC for the International Police Games and came away with the Gold Medal.
This information has been supplied by the Queensland Police Museum from the best resources available at the time of writing.
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