Mundijong police officer named best in WA
Mundijong police officer-in-charge Darryl Brandis has been named the individual winner of the WA Police Award of Excellence.
Senior Sergeant Brandis was last week announced as the recipient of the award for his role in leading the search effort for missing Perth grandfather Ian Collett, who lived with dementia and disappeared from his home on May 19.
The search ran for weeks and involved hundreds of police, SES volunteers and community members. Sadly, the body of the 65-year-old grandfather was found after the official search ended. Mr Collett’s family nominated Senior Sergeant Brandis as part of their appreciation for his efforts. Police Minister Michelle Roberts said the police awards celebrated the very best of the WA Police Force and that officers around the State did “an extraordinary job in often challenging circumstances”.
“Nominations like the ones received for these awards, show the contribution of police officers to keeping WA safe, is appreciated by the community,” she said.
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