Nice effort by a couple of Police Officers

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Nice effort by a couple of Police Officers

Postby Aushiker » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:58 pm

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AN ACT of kindness softened the blow for a Maddington pensioner last week after his only transport was stolen during a burglary.

Biking enthusiast Don De Bretton-Gordon (77) relies on his collection, two racing bikes, a road bike and a mountain bike, to visit his ill wife. But last Monday night all four were stolen from his Burslem Drive home.

Gosnells Police officer-in-charge Ash Goy said his heart went out to Mr De Bretton-Gordon when he read the report of the theft.

Knowing how distraught he was over the loss, Senior Sergeant Goy immediately contacted his Midland Police colleague Snr Sgt Wayne Hawes, who he knew had some surplus decommissioned police patrol bikes.

The two officers wasted no time arranging to donate one, and Mr De Bretton-Gordon received the gift last Wednesday.


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Re: Nice effort by a couple of Police Officers

Postby ball bearing » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:13 pm

He looks fantastic at 77! Wow! A police bike. I want one.

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Re: Nice effort by a couple of Police Officers

Postby WestcoastPete » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:46 pm

Top mo that, and a great story...

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Re: Nice effort by a couple of Police Officers

Postby dino1969 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:02 pm

+1 great feel good story!
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Re: Nice effort by a couple of Police Officers

Postby rolandp » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:24 pm

WestcoastPete wrote:Top mo that, and a great story...


Movember?

Fantastic story.

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Re: Nice effort by a couple of Police Officers

Postby Ozkaban » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:23 am

Nice story to read in the morning.

though...
The stolen bikes were two racing bikes, a 2010 red-and-white Pinarello FP3 and a 2011 red, white and black Malvern Star Oppy C7; a Trek 4000 mountain bike and a Vetta single-speed road bike.

is a serious downer. That's a pretty stable of bikes to lose.

Hope he gets them back or is at least insured.

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Re: Nice effort by a couple of Police Officers

Postby dmwill » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:33 pm

Good story...


I actually know the cop on the left in that pic....he is a keen road cyclist himself.

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Re: Nice effort by a couple of Police Officers

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:35 pm

Great stuff. 100,996/10 for style Mr WA Plods :D

I hope Mr De Bretton-Gordon calls his new steed "The Bluesmobile". :mrgreen:
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
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Re: Nice effort by a couple of Police Officers

Postby find_bruce » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:01 pm

Well it does have cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks & no cigarette lighter :D
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Re: Nice effort by a couple of Police Officers

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:16 pm

:lol: :mrgreen:
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
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