Tambellup cops go the extra mile after tragedy

Michael TraillAlbany Advertiser
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Tambellup police have gone above and beyond, with officers from the station looking after Bruce, a one-year-old kelpie cross.

Bruce comes from the Tambellup home where a murder allegedly took place earlier this month.

Greg John William Quartermaine, 41, was charged with the murder of 60-year-old Wilfred Williams in the wake of the incident.

Local police visited the property to care for Bruce and SAFE volunteers then made an eight-hour round trip to collect him earlier this week to re-home him after he received a well-needed bath at the Tambellup Police station.

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The Tambellup community has rallied together since the August 4 incident, with citizens meeting last Thursday to develop long-term strategies to help the community grieve.

Sen. Const. Robert Adamczyk said police would push to stamp out drugs in town, but they needed the local community to rally behind them.

“We want people to have the attitude of ‘Get that stuff out of my town’,” he said.

“We are but two officers here and can’t win the war against drugs alone ... it’s a team effort.

“The depth of culture this town has is enough to reject drugs if everyone bands together.

“Don’t underestimate your influence when you tell your relative or friend, that’s wrong, you’ll ruin your life and I’m not going down with you ... get that stuff out of my house.”

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