Queen's Birthday Honour List
12 June 2012, 9:00AM AET
QUEEN’s BIRTHDAY HONOURS LIST
Minister for Police and Emergency Services has congratulated NSW Police and Emergency Services Personnel who have received awards in today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Eight Police Officers have received the Australian Police Medal, 12 Firefighters have been awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal, one of the highest honours for firefighters and five Emergency Services Personnel have received the Emergency Services Medal.
“These medals represent the important and valued contribution each of the Emergency Services Personnel make to our communities,” Minister Gallacher said.
“It is recognition of the hard work they do and the dedication they demonstrate in undertaking often challenging tasks.
“I thank each and every one of today’s award recipients for their tireless work and express gratitude on behalf of the NSW Government and indeed the people of NSW,” Minister Gallacher said.
“We have seen in recent months the scale of disasters these men and women face on a daily basis and it has been incredibly heart-warming to see them all working together to benefit the community.
“These men and women, whether volunteers or paid officers, have shown a level of dedication and commitment to the protection of lives and property that is rarely seen elsewhere.
“Not one of the men and women receiving medals today has joined their chosen organisation for the accolades but it is certainly evident that they are all very deserving and I congratulate them for this fantastic achievement,” Mr Gallacher concluded.
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