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Police receive Queen’s Birthday Honours

Six Queensland Police Service officers have been recognised recently for their commitment to community safety as part of the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Jack Dempsey said the awards reflected the dedication and commitment these officers have shown in service to the Queensland community.

“Each day Queenslanders benefit from the actions of our emergency services men and women, especially in times or hardship and it is a privilege to see their contributions rewarded,” Mr Dempsey said.

Commissioner of Police Ian Stewart APM today welcomed the announcement of the six recipients of the Australian Police Medal (APM) from the QPS ranks who have been nationally honoured for their distinguished service.

The QPS APM recipients share a vast and varied career history between them, having served across Queensland in a number of roles.

  • Sergeant Amanda Cornhill, Acting Crime Manager, Wynnum
  • Detective Superintendent David Hutchinson, Regional Crime Coordinator, SER
  • Chief Superintendent, Allan McCarthy, District Officer, BR
  • Senior Sergeant Brandon McMahon, OIC Aurukun
  • Superintendent Noel Powers, Assistant District Officer, SER
  • Sergeant Catherine Purcell, Cross Cultural Liaison Officer, NR

Commissioner Stewart acknowledged the dedication and tireless effort of each of the APM recipients.

“Through their varied careers each of these recipients has displayed the desired and exemplary attributes of a QPS officer,” Commissioner Stewart said.

“I would like to give my own personal thanks and congratulations to each of the officers and also that on behalf of the Service.”

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