Medals for cops who serve long

2016-01-26 06:00
Above: Brigadier Riaan Booysen with senior police officers at Wynberg police station.

Above: Brigadier Riaan Booysen with senior police officers at Wynberg police station.

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Long-serving members of the police have received medals for their dedication and hard work during a medal parade ceremony at Wynberg police station.

The medals were awarded to police officers who have served for 10, 15 and 20 years.

Brigadier Riaan Booysen, commander of Wynberg police station, handed over the medals.

“I am very proud of the officers as they have shown dedication to the police and I want to encourage them to take pride in what they do. The medal, although it is only a piece of metal, is significant and they should wear it with pride,” Booysen says.

Booysen adds that those receiving medals should wear them on behalf of those officers who have passed away during their service in the police.

“The medal should be treasured and serve as motivation to those in the police to carry on with what they have signed up for, which is to serve and protect,” Booysen says.

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