Paddle raises funds for Police Legacy

NSW Police officers participated in a 20km paddle on the Central Coast on Thursday, September 11, for charity.

The event was organised by Brisbane Water Local Area Command to raise funds for NSW Police Legacy and honour the memory of fallen comrades. A team of 15 officers paddled along Brisbane Water from the Ocean Beach Surf Club to the Gosford Sailing Club. A variety of water craft was used, including a surf boat, surf skis, sea kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards. Brisbane Water Commander, Superintendent Danny Sullivan, said the event holds a special place in the hearts of his officers. “Brisbane Water LAC has tragically lost three staff members in the line of duty: Sergeant Dick Whittaker, Senior Constable Gordy Wilson and Senior Constable Chris Thornton,” Superintendent Sullivan said. “NSW Police Legacy provides financial support to the families of serving, retired, and deceased police officers. “During last year’s inaugural paddle, five officers participated and we raised more than $5,000 for NSW Police Legacy. “This year we’re making the event bigger and we raised the bar to a $7000 target.” So far, $7,344 has been raised.

Media release,
10 Sep 2014
NSW Police Media