The drum : the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services magazine
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Monday the 3rd August 2009 marks 10 years since Brevet Sergeant Glen Huitson was tragically killed while performing his duty in the vicinity of the intersection of Old Bynoe Road and the Stuart Highway. Glen was extremely popular with all who knew him, joining the NT Police in January 1987 from Western Australia. He served in Alice Springs, Daly River, Kalkaringi and Adelaide River. It was during his time as Officer in Charge at Adelaide River that he was called to his last, fatal job. Glen met his wife Lisa during his stint at Daly River where Lisa worked as a teacher. They were married a couple of years later in 1993 and had two children, Joseph and Ruby. Ruby was just 9 months old when her father was shot and killed. Lisa, Joseph and Ruby now live in New South Wales by the beach, enjoying life with fond memories of a loving husband and father. Lisa says both children take after their father. In Ruby, there is a definite resemblance to Glen and in Joseph it is his quiet nature and his dry sense of humour. Both have mannerisms that remind me of Glen, says mum, Lisa. Joseph, now 12 years of age, is a keen AFL player while Ruby, aged 10 enjoys tennis and dancing. They both enjoy an active beach life full of boogie boarding and surfing. Special days are remembered with the lighting of Dads candle and his memory is truly alive with photos, videos and plenty of stories. The 10 year Memorial Commemoration Service, organised by the NTPA, will be held under a permanent shade structure This shade has been largely constructed by volunteering police officers over the past few weeks, efforts which are hugely appreciated by Lisa Huitson who is attending the service with Glens family and friends. NT Police Legacy has, and continues to have an active support role, not only in sending birthday and Christmas cards to the children, but also in monetary support in paying school fees. Legacy ensures the late Brevet Sergeant Huitsons children receive the best education and possible start in life. For more information on NT Police Legacy, email firstname.lastname@example.org Brevet Sergeant Glen Huitsons 10th Anniversary the legacy endures. Far left Ruby and Joseph celebrate Puss' 4th Birthday. Left Ruby dressed up for Harmony Day. Bottom left Senior Constable Riva Zio putting some finishing touches on the slab for the shade structure. Bottom right Josephs AFL Under 12s Premiership Medal and Coachs Award.
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