October 13, 2017 will be a day Senior Constable Jason Greenland will never forget.
Around 6pm that day Sen Const Greenland was in a police vehicle was travelling down Trainor Street as part of mobile patrols, when he noticed a fire which had started in a house in nearby Dent Street.
Instinctively Sen Const Greenland grabbed a fire extinguisher from a neighbour, and ran inside the house where he observed heavy flames and heavy black smoke billowing out a bedroom window.
Debris was falling near gas cylinders located beside the window and the fire appeared to be in one room.
Sen Const Greenland then activated the fire extinguisher onto the fire and surrounding gas bottles that were about to be alight.
His actions greatly reduced the damage and prevented the fire from escalating in size. Remarkably no by standers were hurt.
Fast forward to Tuesday December 3, 2019 Sen Const Greenland was awarded with the Commissioner's Certificate (Operational) given to an employee for exceeding expectations in execution of duty in an operational field.
It was one of many awards presented at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church as Mount Isa Police District commended officers and support staff who have achieved excellence in duty or reached a time of service milestone.
Another recipient was Police Liaison Officer George Leon who was awarded the District Officers' Certificate (Operational).
In June this year Mr Leon was conduction duties as a school liaison officer when he observed a 14 year old female being assaulted.
Mr Leon intervened by protecting the victim inside his police vehicle, thus allowing her to escape the attack.
Sergeant Gina Scott was awarded with a Commissioner's Certificate (Corporate and Support) who commenced her time in Mount Isa in 2006.
Since then she has been heavily involved in community policing initiatives, including the re-purposing of a community hall into a Police Citizens Youth Club.
As well as the development of programs that have engaged tens of thousands of youth across the North West.
Another honorable recipient awarded included Police Chaplain Father Mick Lowcock who was recognised for 30 years of service to the QPS.
Superintendent Glen Pointing presented the awards and said the ceremony had been a great chance to review the year and acknowledge those officers who have gone an extra mile.
"The awards span from good operational and administrative support to long service," Mr Pointing said.
"It is also a chance for families to show their support to their loved ones."
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