Two of Bob Barrett’s colleagues came over from the North Shore to hear his talk
Bob Barrett speaking at the New Lynn Friendship Hall

Retired Senior Sergeant Bob Barrett was the Club’s guest speaker on 12 August 2022. Two of his former colleagues saw the meeting advertised in the North Shore Times and came over to hear Bob’s talk. They would not have gone home disappointed.

Bob told about how as an enthusiastic young constable he made over 100 arrests in his first year and later earned the nickname “Basher Barrett.” He recalled how after a few years one of his superiors schemed to get him kicked out of the police only to be thwarted by a Magistrate from the Auckland Court saying he was glad Constable Barrett was cleaning up the cesspit that was the downtown area.

You can listen to Bob’s talk by clicking on the audio play button above.
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