Moreton Police District Medal Presentation recognises outstanding achievements of officers

Minister for Police and Community Safety The Honourable Mark Ryan
  • Senior Constable Amy Dallimore and Senior Constable Randall Jurd awarded with the Queensland Police Valour Medal for their efforts responding to an incident in 2019.
  • Detective Inspector Phil Hurst was awarded with the Queensland Police Exemplary Conduct Medal.
  • Three officers awarded clasps celebrating 30-years or more of service to the Queensland Police Service.

Officers who have demonstrated exemplary dedication and service of their community have had their efforts recognised at the Moreton Police District Medal Presentation held today, with the awarding of the Queensland Police Valour Medal, Queensland Police Exemplary Conduct Medal, various clasps and more.

The awards presentation, held at Sports Central in Caboolture, recognised several officers for their bravery, including Senior Constable Amy Dallimore and Senior Constable Randall Jurd.

Senior Constable Dallimore and Jurd were awarded the Queensland Police Valour Medal in recognition of their exceptional bravery and actions when responding to an urgent call for assistance relating to a stabbing at Endeavor Caravan Park, Deception Bay on March 18, 2019.

Upon arrival the officers found the offender seated with multiple weapons within reach, including a machete, a tomahawk and a large hunting knife. After attempts at communication from Senior Constables Dallimore and Jurd, the offender advanced, throwing the hunting knife at the officers, resulting in a five-centimetre laceration to Senior Constable Jurd’s calf.

The officers demonstrated extraordinary bravery in the face of danger and acted selflessly to protect the community and residents of the caravan park.

Detective Inspector Phil Hurst was awarded with the Queensland Police Exemplary Conduct Medal for his ongoing outstanding conduct as the Officer in Charge of the Sunshine Coast Child Protection and Investigation Unit (CPIU).

Throughout his career, Detective Inspector Hurst has displayed unyielding dedication to his work within the child protection space and his professionalism and commitment to his duty far exceeds expectations.

Alongside these award recipients, several significant milestones were celebrated including the presentation of two 35-year clasps, 30-year clasp and second National Medals as well as Assistant Commissioner’s Certificate, Assistant Commissioner’s Certificate Detective Certificate and Badge District Officer’s Certificate.

Held annually, the awards are a remarkable opportunity to showcase the dedication, bravery and diversity of work being undertaken across the state.

As stated by Minister Mark Ryan:

“Congratulations to each of our award recipients today,” he said.

“We have heard some remarkable stories of bravery, ingenuity, and dedication today, where officers have put themselves and their safety second to the community serve.

“We have acknowledged careers spanning more than 30 years, an incredible milestone of unwavering commitment.

“Every one of you should be incredibly proud of the role you have and will continue to play in your community.”

As stated by Senior Constable Randall Jurd

“I am incredibly proud to be recognised alongside Senior Constable Dallimore, with this medal,” he said.

“You don’t join the police service for recognition, but to protect your community and I am proud that our efforts were able to do so that day and every day.”

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