Aged Care Narratives » The great achievements of Constable Shephard
July 1, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
Lifestyle Co-ordinator Sue recently caught up with client Hurtle ‘Roy’ Shephard at Arcare Caboolture to find out more about how he became a detective for the CIB.
‘I joined the Golden Gloves Boxing Team during the war years and trained so that I could look after myself,’ he said.
After that, he went on to sign up as a Constable for the Hughenden Police Station because he wanted to help people.
Roy became especially good at his job and was soon promoted to Detective for the CIB, where he served in Rockhampton and then MacKay.
Roy remembers the time when a local fellow got lost and the service gave him a horse to go out and look for him.
‘The horse was a bit of a hard mouth,’ Roy shared.
He laughs as he remembers hurtling down the street, past school buses with children yelling ‘Giddy up, cowboy!’
In the end, he managed to find the lost fellow almost halfway up to Mount Isa.
Roy’s job in the police force also enabled him to travel all around Queensland.
Roy remembers his 33 years in the police force as a happy time, although his daughter remembers the experience a bit differently as she was teased in the schoolyard for having a ‘copper’ for a father.
It was a great pleasure to chat to Roy and to share his interesting life story while acknowledging the great achievers we have in the Arcare Caboolture community.
Jamie Loh is Arcare's Community Marketing Officer for Queensland. Jamie joined the Arcare team in mid 2019, stepping straight into her responsibilities which include communications with the broader community, community engagement and internal communications responsibilities. Jamie is a firm advocate for consistent communications and engaging ideas to help bridge the gap between those living in aged care residences and the wider communities. Jamie utilises a diverse array of strategies to help improve messaging and boost brand awareness and is always advocating for new methods of communicating in different strategies and mediums. After graduating from Brisbane State High School in 2014, Jamie attended the University of Queensland where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications (Public Relations) and Arts (Japanese). During her time at the University of Queensland, Jamie worked with Brisbane's top Public Relations firms and participated in an intensive language program in Tokyo, Japan.