On Tuesday the 3rd of December, Senior Sergeant Kevin Harrigan was formally farewelled as the Officer in Charge of the Karana Downs Police Station.
A Queensland Police Piper and Guard of Honour celebrated a magnificent 44 years with the Queensland Police Service, of which he served as Officer in Charge of the Karana Downs Police Station for the last 16 years.
After presenting Senior Sergeant Harrigan with a special award in recognition of his service to the local community, Dr Christian Rowan MP, the State Member for Moggill and Shadow Minister for Communities, paid tribute to Senior Sergeant Harrigan’s dedication and commitment to our local area.
“When I spoke with a few of Senior Sergeant Harrigan’s colleagues in the lead up to his retirement, they all said the same thing; he will be leaving behind a significant legacy built around a strong love for our local community, and a real focus on community-based policing.
“As anyone who has worked with Senior Sergeant Harrigan will tell you, he is a natural leader and one who drew the respect and admiration of his peers. A true sign of his leadership was the way in which he always cared about the welfare and wellbeing of his staff and their families.” Dr Rowan said.
Having started at the Queensland Police Academy in 1976 at the age of just 16, it wasn’t until March of 2003 when Senior Sergeant Harrigan took the opportunity to move from Proserpine to Karana Downs, and joined the local police station as its first-ever Senior Sergeant – Officer in Charge.
When asked for his thoughts upon retiring from the Karana Downs Station, Senior Sergeant Harrigan was straight to the point.
“What can I say? Great crew. Great station. Lovely area.”
Senior Sergeant Harrigan, will now be moving back up to Proserpine and leaves behind a station with 21 serving police officers and admin staff.
A new Officer in Charge for the Karana Downs Police Station will be announced shortly.
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