It was with a sad heart that we said a final GOOD BYE to our favourite D.C.P.C., Sth. Moreton, Sergeant Joanna Broughton on Friday 28th July at the P.C.Y.C. at Redcliffe.
The morning tea was emceed by Inspector Lee Jeffries, Moreton Police District. Many Police attended including Super Intendent Michael Brady; Senior Sergeant Julia Cook (Senior Sergeant Disaster Management); Senior Sergeant Craig Sanderson (Redcliffe Police Station); Senior Sergeant Garth Peake (Road Policing Command); Senior Sergeant Ashley Stanke (OIC Burpengary Station) There were also members of the Federal & local governments – MP for Everton, Tim Mander; Kerrie-Ann Dooley, Candidate for Redcliffe; and Councillors Koliana Winchester & James Houghton. Also present were representatives of several NHW groups. The ex D.C.P.C. Nth Moreton, Sergeant Marjan Borosak, also made a special trip from the Gold Coast specifically for the event.
Jo has been in the position of D.C.P.C. Sth Moreton, for 6 years. In those 6 years, she has encouraged, suggested, cajoled, pushed and supported many NHW groups and activities in the Sth Moreton Area. She has put forward many profitable suggestions for fundraising & activities, and also how best to spend the money in the Community, for the Community. Jo implemented & ran the “My Street” Days & “Turn the Screw Days” in the Moreton Police District, as well as the Award-winning “OI, It’s Your Choice” campaign with Petero Civoniceva as Ambassador.
Jo was presented with several gifts in appreciation of all her hard work, but none was more heart felt than from Petersen Road NHW, the group that she helped to survive, and which is now thriving mainly thanks to Jo’s efforts. It was very disappointing to see that of the 23 NHW groups in the Moreton Police District, that only a small handful of NHW groups were represented.
Her sunny & bright personality, wisdom & disposition will be sorely missed. We wish her continued success in her new Position at Road Policing Command for QPS. Their gain is OUR LOSS.