Franklin officers honoured

From left, Sergeant Tod Kirker, Inspector Rod Honan, MP Andrew Bayly, Sergeant Wayne Paxton, Sergeant Andy Heath and Senior Constable Glen Carlyle. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Franklin police officers were among those receiving commendations and long-service medals at Friday’s Counties Manukau Police District medal and awards ceremony.
Among them were Sergeant Tod Kirker who received an area commander’s certificate in recognition of his commitment to organising an annual police committee event; Inspector Rod Honan, who was awarded his 21-year police clasp for service; Sergeant Wayne Paxton who received the district prevention manager’s commendation for his commitment to the community and youth; and Sergeant Andy Heath and Senior Constable Glen Carlyle who were both given their 14-year good conduct and long-service medals.
Hunua MP Andrew Bayly was among around 150 people who attended the awards ceremony at Papatoetoe SDA Community Church in Manukau. He says he enjoys the awards ceremony because it celebrates not only the exemplary service of officers but also recognises members of the public for their outstanding contribution and sometimes extraordinary acts of bravery.

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