Police officers honoured
Police officers from the Byron Shire were last week honoured for long service and excellence in policing at a special awards ceremony.
Medals for more than 10 year's diligent and ethical service were presented to officers at the Byron Bay Surf Club.
"Policing is one of the toughest professions and officers who show such commitment and endurance deserve this recognition," Police Minister John Watkins said.
Officers awarded the NSW Police Medal and stationed at Byron Bay were Miles Adams, Anthony Bordin, Barry Carr, David Hurt, Duncan King, Michael Pearce, Brian Powick, Karen Rann, Gary Sheehan, Jason Thrupp, Andrew Vincent, Peter Watts, Robert Wilson and Darren Worthing.
Wayne King and Bradley Stewart from Mullumbimby and Paul Scollon from Brunswick Heads also received medals.
Senior Constable Richard Hughes from Byron Bay and Constable Chad Deegenaars were awarded medals for arresting two offenders at Byron Bay last December.
Volunteers in policing Sylvia Barker and Elaine Burgess from Byron Bay also received awarded for their service to the police force.