Lions hear old police tales

Cleve Lions recently held a casual dinner meeting at Raelee Herde’s, enjoying each other’s company and pooled tea.

Mrs Herde introduced Phil Butterworth who spoke of his time in the police force.

He started at 16 years old at the Fort Largs Police Academy but started the three-year course when he turned 17 and graduated in 1974.

He spent 43 years in the force.

He worked in a variety of areas but liked the country postings the best.

In 1991 he was posted to Port Augusta on highway patrol, which was a large area to cover, and he talked about the many places he visited and the many funny incidences he dealt with.

He also showed photos of the various motorbikes and cars he had in this time.

How they changed over this period. 

He purchased one vehicle which the group had noticed in the Christmas Pageant.

Rob Evans thanked him for his interesting talk.