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Sunday Territorian 5 Nov 2017



Sunday Territorian 5 Nov 2017


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SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5 2017 NEWS 11 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA worked on developing methods to effectively target repeat domestic-violence offenders. A N T O N Y D E U T R O M FROM the aftermath of the Boxing Day tsunami to tackling the Territorys domestic violence scourge, Superintendent Antony Deutrom has spent a career helping others. For his efforts, he has been awarded Police Officer of the Year by the Rotary Club of Darwin. Mr Deutrom, who has been in the Territory police force since 1994, said it was a great honour to be recognised after 24 years in the police force. Palmerston-based Superintendent Antony Deutrom has been awarded Rotary's Police Officer of the Year award Picture: MICHAEL FRANCHI Top cop rewarded for a life on thin blue line Id like to thank the Rotary Club of Darwin for their ongoing support which recognises the challenging role and contributions that police undertake daily, he said. Upon completing his recruit training, Mr Deutrom was first transferred to Alice Springs where he worked until late 2002. In late 2004 he commenced as the Officer in Charge of the then Domestic and Personal Violence Protection Unit until early 2007. Mr Deutrom said it was during this time that he In early 2005 Mr Deutrom was sent out to Indonesia in response to the Boxing Day tsunami, as part of the NT Police Disaster Victim Identification Team. After returning to Darwin Police Station in 2009, he was promoted to Senior Sergeant until a transfer to Groote Eylandt, where he stayed until 2012. Mr Deutrom said that working in remote communities had been one of his biggest career highlights. The experiences I have had in remote policing have been fantastic, he said. In early 2014 he transferred back to Darwin, leading up to his promotion to Superintendent at the Palmerston and Rural Division in late 2016. Mr Deutrom said family was paramount in maintaining a healthy and vibrant force. I would like to recognise my parents for instilling in me a sense of right and wrong from an early age, he said. And a special mention to my wife Malinda and adult children who have endured many sacrifices along the way. CHELSEA HEANEY The experiences I have had in remote policing have been fantastic Two nabbed for driving while drunk POLICE charged two people over the weekend for highrange drink driving offences. The first was a person out at Kalkarindji who was allegedly almost four times over the limit with a reading of 0.178. A 21-year-old man was nabbed by police at 3.50am yesterday morning on Peel St in the city. The man blew .183 more than 3 times the limit. A police spokesman said a number of people were also nabbed for medium-range drink driving. Last month NT Police ran an operation in Mataranka where 10 drivers under the influence of alcohol with readings between 0.052 and 0.243 were arrested. Last week it was reported that in the first six months of 2017, Alice Springs police had, as part of cross-border operations, seized 117 litres of illegal booze. Foster mum spends night behind bars SLAIN schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmers foster mother has spent her first night behind bars after being jailed for lying to authorities about the 12year-olds disappearance to protect her family and lifestyle. Julene Thorburn was sentenced to a head term of 18 months, to be suspended after she has spent six months behind bars, after pleading guilty to counts of perjury and attempting to pervert the course of justice. It is extraordinary that your motivation was largely to protect the family, but also to maintain a lifestyle, which is really quite discreditable, Judge Craig Chowdhury said, describing her crimes as dreadful. Outside the Beenleigh District Court, south of Brisbane, on Friday, Tiahleighs biological mother Cindy Palmer said Thorburn had breached her duty of care as a mother. Gorge-ous Girls weekend at Nitmiluk Gorge! Grab your 3 Gorgeous friends for 2 days of fun at our exclusive Cicada Lodge luxury resort! Starting from $284 per person, full board, sunset canapes, gorge cruise and fun! Territorians rates from Nitmiluk! Starting from $250 per room per night at Cicada Lodge and $125 for a Nitmiluk Chalet, this Territorian Special will be snapped up fast! Secure your space now calling 1300 146 743 or email reservations@nitmiluktours.com.au Bookings subject to availability, Terms & Conditions apply www.nitmiluktours.com.au and www.cicadalodge.com.au Girls Weekend NT Residents Specials