Issued: 12 June 2017
Media release - Minister for Emergency Services
Minister for Police and Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today congratulated the 24 Police and Emergency Services personnel honoured in the Queen's Birthday list.
Eight Police officers have been awarded the Australian Police Medal, seven Rural Fire Service and four Fire and Rescue NSW members received the Australian Fire Services Medal, while five individuals from the State Emergency Service and Marine Rescue NSW have been recognised with the Emergency Services Medal.
Mr Grant said each and every day NSW Police Force officers and members of our emergency service agencies put their own lives on the line to protect and assist the community.
"The men and women who have been recognised in today's honours go above and beyond in their duties and service to the people of NSW.
"Time and time again, they have shown their selflessness and commitment to protecting the vulnerable, whether as paid personnel or as volunteers.
"Their roles, ranging from high-level criminal and forensic investigators, rescuers and emergency managers, often place them in harm's way and these medals honour the vital work they do.
"None of these 24 individuals entered their chosen field for these sorts of accolades, but it is important that we acknowledge their unwavering dedication to the safety and wellbeing of the community which they serve.
"When disaster strikes or a serious emergency occurs, these are the people who respond with bravery and resilience, and I am delighted they have been recognised with such prestigious awards.
"From fires and floods, to road accidents, rescue operations and critical investigations, we rely on them to keep us safe and the NSW Government and community are extremely grateful for their contribution."