This brave WA Sergeant shares his story with AFIPN Perth Correspondent Thérèse Aleksander.
SERGEANT GARY BENZIES 8774 / 13295 signing off.
“I retired from WA Police yesterday after 32 years of unblemished police service.
I came second in the Police Excellence Awards last year for the work I did supporting my community.
I refused to get jabbed and held true to my beliefs through the bullying and coercion driven by the Commissioner Chris Dawson.
It is rife. He forced unjabbed officers to wear masks some time ago to alienate them and break down their resolve.
He has definitely created a divide in his Police force and many would leave if they could find another job.
Morale is pitiful.
His method was successful, and many officers cracked and got jabbed because they were scared of losing their jobs and income.
I’ve been approached by so many of them, absolutely broken.
Luckily, we haven’t had the issues we’ve seen in Victoria, so I was able to leave with my integrity intact. I would never have been ‘that officer, just following orders’.
But strangely, this year, I have also received multiple nominations for that award, yet absolutely no mention of me being listed as a finalist.
Obviously didn’t want to run the risk of a masked, unvaxxed officer making the news for working hard.
Signing off Sarge”.
Thank you, Gary, for your service to the WA Police Force and for holding the line.
Gary is a man of many talents and now that he has left the Police Force, he will be focusing on his health coaching business “Slice of Life” which you can find on Facebook.
You can also buy Gary’s book “Flushed” online from Booktopia, where he shares how he combated Crohn’s disease.