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Garry to skip a beat

Sergeant Garry Jardine of Tweed Police is looking forward to a bittersweet end to his career. Photo: John Gass / Daily News
Sergeant Garry Jardine of Tweed Police is looking forward to a bittersweet end to his career. Photo: John Gass / Daily News

AFTER more than four decades pounding the beat and other things that "coppers" do in the course of their days at work, Tweed Heads policeman, Sergeant Garry Jardine, will retire from the NSW Police Force after serving the general public for 43 years.

Sgt Jardine is the station manager-supervisor at Tweed Heads Police Station where he has worked for the past 15 years.

As station manager, Sgt Jardine is responsible for the day-to-day running of the station, overseeing everything from the supply of pens and checking of police report books to ensuring the security of evidence.

No doubt his colleagues will give him a memorable send-off when he finishes his final shift on July 28.

Sgt Jardine says he was looking forward to having more time to spend with his wife, Jennifer, travelling overseas, being involved with Toastmasters and roving the country on his 650cc motorbike.

"The job has been a rewarding experience, but all good things come to end sometime," Sgt Jardine said.

Sgt Jardine did his training at the old police cadet centre at Redfern in Sydney in 1969 and served at numerous inner-west stations before relocating to Wellington in country NSW.

"I spent nine years out there before being transferred to Tweed in 1997. Jennifer and I love it up here and Tweed will remain our home," he said.

Sgt Jardine said he and his wife would have an overseas holiday to celebrate his retirement.

"Our son is working in London and we plan to catch up with him during the trip," he said.

Sgt Bruce Jones, who has worked alongside Sgt Jardine since his arrival at Tweed Heads, said his colleague would be "sorely missed by all of us".

"Garry is the glue that keeps a station working smoothly, and while a lot of people might describe him as 'pedantic', it is that diligence which ensures everything runs like clockwork," Sgt Jones said.

"One of the things we'll miss about not having him here every day will be his sense of humour."

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