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Moranbah Library Welcomes one Cop whilst Remembering others

Over the last few weeks, Moranbah Library has turned its focus to one of the most important service providers of any community: the police.

With a new Adopt-a-Cop welcomed in August, there was more sombre celebration in September with an exhibition devoted to Queensland police officers who have fallen in the line of duty.

Isaac Regional Council Mayor said it was highly important to acknowledge the contribution made by police to local communities.

‘The police do an outstanding job for our communities and it is important to recognise this by marking events such as Police Remembrance Day,’ he said, referring to a special September display at Moranbah Library which included photos and descriptions of every single Queensland police Officer who, since 1883, has been killed in the line of duty.

Mayor Marshall was also quick to talk up the Adopt-a-Cop program that exists between Moranbah Library and Queensland Police.

‘I was on hand to welcome the new Adopt-A-Cop Nicolas Lindholm at a special morning tea held at the library,’ he said. ‘It was great to see the enthusiasm with which Constable Lindholm approached the occasion. The Adopt-a-Cop program has being going for some time now and gives children a great opportunity to learn from a highly esteemed community member.’

Running in Queensland since 1985, the Adopt-a-Cop program helps to establish a rapport between the Queensland Police Service and local children. As part of the program, the Adopt-A-Cop regularly visits their local library to give talks on various subjects. Future programs will involve educating children on road safety, the role of police in the community, and the importance of keeping safe.

Mayor Marshall said both the Adopt-A-Cop program and the Police Remembrance display are great examples of what’s on offer at Isaac Libraries.

‘I often wonder if everyone realises the diversity of activities on offer at Isaac Libraries,’ he said. ‘Not only are they a great information resource, they hold fantastic events and exhibitions on a regular basis.’


Photo Caption: Natascha and Rohan Chatto with Constable Nicolas Lindholm at the Adopt-a-Cop morning tea.

For further information contact:
Isaac Regional Council CEO Mark Crawley 4941 4500
Isaac Regional Council Mayor Cedric Marshall 4941 4500
Isaac Regional Council PR & Media Officer 0437 295 910

This media release was issued on 6 October 2011.

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