CLONCURRY couple Brad and Heidi Rix have collectively worked in the Queensland Police Service for 50 years.
They were each awarded medal clasps for 25 years working for QPS during an award ceremony on July 25.
As a high school student at Redcliffe, Senior Sergeant Brad Rix was considering becoming a physiotherapist, a pilot, or a photographer. QPS went on a large recruitment drive and his mother saw the advertisement and showed him.
PCYC manager Sergeant Rix was considering studying to be a teacher. “I was very concerned at the time, employment was down and I just wanted a job that was secure.” She entered the police academy with an aim of trialing it for a year. “I haven’t left yet so it must have been alright,” she said.
They met each other in 2005 during the Australian and New Zealand Services Games held in Adelaide.
Brad was a road cyclist and Heidi was a netballer, and they both represented Queensland.