Today the Deputy Provincial Commissioner for Management Intervention in the Eastern Cape, Major General Mki presented over 130 medals to officers and members from the Port Alfred Cluster. The medals included 10, 20 and 30 Loyal Service medals as well as the Commemoration and the 2010 Soccer World Cup medal.
The guard of honour stood in the pelting rain whilst the South African Police Service Code of Conduct was read. Despite the weather which continued to be unpredictable, members received their medals amidst the thunderous applause of the guests and the community who attended the event to give support to the men and women in blue.
Quoting a well-known author Mark Manson" Bravery is not the absence of fear, bravery is feeling the fear, the doubt, the insecurity, and deciding that something else is more important." Major General Mki said during his main address," It is therefore important to know that more often than not, being brave means doing it scared. I encourage you to be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart and strong enough to continue to commit yourself to the safety and security of all citizens." Major General Mki also made reference to the 2030 National Development plan with special emphasis to women and children.
A truly remarkable and memorable day for our recipients and their loved ones.
Source: South African Police Service