Highly respected by the local community, PC Arthur McInnes (57), also known as ‘Big Arthur’, hung up his truncheon on Thursday, February 28 following a stellar career which saw him rewarded with an Order of the British Empire (BEM) from The Queen in 2018.
Staff held a final farewell at Falkirk Police Station to congratulate the policeman on all of his achievements over the years, presenting Arthur with a cake and a pile of well wishes from all of those he has helped during his time on the beat.
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A Facebook post by Forth Valley Police Division congratulating Arthur on his retirement said he was “overwhelmed” by the generosity shown by residents and colleagues alike.
The message attracted more than 170 touching posts from Facebook users who knew him.
Norman Sword wrote: “All the best, Arthur. Great copper and a true gentleman.”
Elaine Marshall posted: “Congratulations, Arthur. Best wishes for a healthy and happy retirement! You certainly deserve it.”