With heavy hearts, the Mango Hill Progress Association said their goodbyes to our favourite Village Copper at the monthly meeting held last night.
Kerri has served as a vital connection between the local Police service and the Community, keeping us abreast of the local goings on that affect all of us.
Kerri has served in the North Lakes / Mango Hill area for the last nineteen years, becoming involved with the Mango Hill Progress Association (MHPA) in 2009, where she was quickly adopted as the Community Liason Officer and has been a regular to meetings ever since.
In 2016, Kerri was awarded a Group Bravery Citation from the Governor General’s Australian Bravery Decorations for her actions during a horrific truck accident.
MHPA also proudly nominated Kerri for the Pine Rivers Police Officer of the Year Award, which is run by the Rotary Club of Pine Rivers and Kerri was the recipient in 2017.
The award formally recognises Officers for not only the work they perform in their daily duties but importantly, for the role they perform above and beyond their normal duties, a role integral to working with Community, to enhance Community safety.
Laurence Christie, president of MHPA, organised some gifts, along with a beautiful cake for her send off.
“If all Police Officers in the State were of the high calibre that Kerri is, there would be great policing and community interaction.
“Mango Hill Progress Association are forever thankful for her contributions,” Laurence said.
“Make sure you keep the Village running, now that the idiot is leaving,” Kerri said, with a cheeky smile. She, along with her humour and dedication to our community, will be sorely missed!
Kerri will now be stationed at Cannon Hill. On behalf of Big Local, we would like to wish Kerri all the very best!